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Warner Robins City Council approves rollback millage rate based on tax digest

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- The Warner Robins City Council approved to alter the city's millage rate just a bit based on a rollback system. The council unanimously voted to adjust the rate by only .004 mills to 9.983 mills. Warner Robins CFO Holly Gross said that using the city's tax digest as a whole, o

WGXA.TV - 2017-09-18 20:47:31

Warner Robins approves millage rate, trying to save money

Warner Robins Council voted to approve the new millage rate Monday night. Well, the millage rate is increasing from 9.979 to 9.983. For reference, that means a $100,000 home would see just a 16 cent increase on their tax bill. But, the City says even with the slight increase, they're going to have

WMAZ - 2017-09-19 03:07:25

New company to provide pharmaceutical benefits to Warner Robins city employees

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- The Warner Robins City Council issued a letter of intent to change which pharmaceutical company they use for employee benefits on Monday. The city can now negotiate a contract with a new company, Envision Pharmaceutical Services. Consulting firm Gallager Benefits Services deter

WGXA.TV - 2017-09-18 20:51:17

Most midstate schools fall below state, national averages for 2017 ACT scores

Most Middle Georgia districts fell below the state and national averages on the most recent ACT results. Georgia's 21.4 average composite score was slightly above the national average of 21, but the majority of midstate high schools were lower, according to a report from the state Department of Educ

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-19 15:37:00

Pennsylvania Turnpike warns of 80-mile detour this weekend

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning motorists of an 80-mile detour they'll encounter in western Pennsylvania over the weekend. (MGN) Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning motorists of an 80-mile detour they'll encounter in western Pennsylvania over the weekend. The detour will run from

WGXA.TV - 2017-09-19 10:57:31

Grand jury indicts Georgia inmates in June escape and murder of officers

Donnie Russell Rowe (L) and Ricky Dubose (R) / Putnam County Sheriff's Office EATONTON, Ga. -- On Tuesday, the two inmates accused of escaping from a prison transport and killing two officers in the process were indicted by a Putnam County grand jury. In June, Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose we

WGXA.TV - 2017-09-19 10:24:11

Navy removes workers who called babies 'mini satans'

A Navy hospital in Florida has removed some employees from patient care after Snapchat photos showed a nurse giving the middle finger to a newborn with a caption that said, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans." Jeanne Casey, spokeswoman for the Naval Hospital Jacksonville, said in a statem

WGXA.TV - 2017-09-19 12:13:45

Companies, consumers discuss benefits of alternative fuel vehicles

MACON, Ga. -- Companies and consumers learned about the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles and renewable energy on Tuesday morning. At the Clean Energy Roadshow in Macon, Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols said the purpose of the annual event is to demonstrate how these vehicles reduce carbo

WGXA.TV - 2017-09-19 11:17:39

Burglary appears to be family affair in photos showing little girls in dresses

Two little girls in dresses were brought along on what appears to be a burglary at the Macon Downtown Airport. Middle Georgia State University police released surveillance photos on Facebook to ask the public's help in identifying the culprits after a theft on Sunday, Sept. 3. "That's a special kind

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-19 10:36:00

Final meal requested for man sentenced to die for 1990 Jones County murder

Keith Leroy Tharpe is scheduled to die by lethal injection next week. The 59-year-old was sentenced to death in 1991 for the malice murder of Jacquelin Freeman and the kidnapping of his estranged wife. According to court documents, Thapre repeatedly threatened his wife and her family after she left

WMAZ - 2017-09-19 16:17:51

Words With Friends adds 50,000 pop culture words

The mobile game Words With Friends is adding thousands of pop culture words as part of its largest dictionary update in the game's eight-year history. Game developer Zynga tells The Associated Press it is adding 50,000 internet slang words, including BFF, fitspo, delish, FOMO, hangry, kween, smize,

WGXA.TV - 2017-09-19 10:13:39

Robert E. Lee's former church in Virginia is no longer named after him

A Virginia church that Robert E. Lee belonged to after the Civil War will no longer be named after the Confederate general. Leaders of R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church voted Monday to return to the parish's original name of Grace Episcopal Church. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Lee becam

WGXA.TV - 2017-09-19 09:40:54

6 women invited to wedding arrive accidentally wearing the same Forever New dress

SYDNEY (WJLA) - Have you ever arrived at a function, only to discover that someone else is wearing your dress? The odds are you have, as it's happened to most of us at some point, but imagine showing up and discovering that not only one but five other women are wearing your dress. That's exactly wha

WUTV29.COM - 2017-09-19 09:16:37

Category 5 Maria approaching Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria, the thirteenth named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, has rapidly intensified into a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 160 mph as of the 11 a.m. advisory (9/19/17) from the National Hurricane Center. Maria is the second hurricane to reach Category 5 status t

WMAZ - 2017-09-19 15:15:14

Help for veterans exposed to burn pits

Congress moved closer Monday to approving help for tens of thousands of veterans exposed to toxic "burn pits" in Iraq and Afghanistan. "It's very exciting," Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) told KARE 11. "Today the bill is passing." The military used jet fuel in open-air burn pits to try to dispose of

WMAZ - 2017-09-19 15:13:50

At UN, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea' if it continues on nuclear path

UNITED NATIONS - In his first major speech to the United Nations, President Trump on Tuesday threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it does not give up its nuclear weapons ambitions. North Korea's "reckless" pursuit of nuclear weapons "threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of huma

WMAZ - 2017-09-19 14:56:29

Taco Bell to get rid of drive-thru, add booze

Taco Bell is reportedly going to open more than 300 new locations around the country but with a much different layout. According to Food & Wine, the plans call for the new locations to be "cantina style." They won't have a drive-through but they will serve alcohol. "The majority of the new urban in-

WMAZ - 2017-09-19 14:44:12

Man dressed as clown running for city council seat

A man dressed as a clown is running for a city council seat in Boston. The Boston Herald reports that Roxbury resident Pat Payaso will be on the November ballot along with seven other candidates for an at-large city council seat. The candidate's last name means clown in Spanish. Payaso donned a rain

WGXA.TV - 2017-09-19 07:54:47

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy but keeps stores open

Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual. The company based in Wayne, New Jersey, said late Monday

WGXA.TV - 2017-09-19 06:20:48

GOP expresses hope for Obamacare repeal bill, hurdles remain

Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's self-inflicted defeat on the party's high-priority iss

WGXA.TV - 2017-09-19 04:29:23