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Veteran benefits 'supermarket' setting up shop in Warner Robins

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — "It was a rough time for a long time," says Vietnam veteran Donald Sloat. He talks about the many years of seeking out benefits after his time fighting for our country. "There’s a lot of guys out there that just aren’t sure. They’re half-guessing, they hear stuff, but if they go


Thai ice cream franchise opening Warner Robins location

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A Thai ice cream franchise will open a location soon in Warner Robins. Kyle Billig, the CEO of Sweet Charlie's, says the ice cream shop will open in the former Stevi B's location on Highway 96. Billig founded the franchise with his brother back in 2015.


E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to Florida, Georgia

ATLANTA - At least 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants, federal officials said. Of the people infected so far, 20 have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. No deaths have been r


Teen shot outside Warner Robins apartments

A Warner Robins teen went to the hospital after someone shot him outside some local apartments Monday night. Acting Warner Robins Police Chief John Wagner says just before 11:30 p.m. officers responded to a call of shots fired on the 1100 block of Kathleen Bynum Drive off Elberta Road. When they got


Georgia mother pleads guilty to killing husband, 4 children

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A suburban Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her husband and four children and seriously injuring another daughter. WSB-TV reports that 35-year-old Isabel Martinez pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday to five counts of murder and other charges. She was sent


Macon man faces charges in international fraud scheme

MACON, Ga. — A Macon man already charged in a Bibb County real-estate fraud scheme is also accused of taking part in an international fraud conspiracy that allegedly reached from Georgia to Kentucky to Romania.


Georgia prisoner sentenced for running drug operation behind bars

MORGAN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia inmate is sentenced to an additional 25-years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Edwin Murillo from Gwinnett County was communicating with people on the outside to distribute meth.


Byron club pays $147,000 to settle strippers' wage complaints

The owners of a Byron nightclub have agreed to pay five strippers more than $147,000 to settle complaints that the club violated federal wage laws. A federal judge last week approved settlements and agreed to dismiss the lawsuit against the owners of Strippers Inc.


Family sues Macon sheriff, deputy for wrongful death

Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland is being sued for wrongful death after his deputy Anthony Momphard Jr. shot and killed Scott Knibbs in his home a year ago. According to the civil lawsuit filed in federal court last week, Scott’s widow Melissa Knibbs is seeking $75,000 in damages against the sher


Man robs south Macon loan office at gunpoint

MACON, Ga. — Bibb deputies are investigating after an armed robbery in south Macon on Tuesday afternoon. The sheriff’s office says it happened at the Access Loan Company at 3311 Pio Nono Ave. around 4:45 p.m.


Cardi B husband Offset hit with felony gun charge in Georgia traffic stop arrest: report

Offset is now reportedly facing a felony gun charge stemming from an arrest last year in Georgia. In July 2018, Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, was arrested after he was pulled over for allegedly making an improper lane change and police discovered the Migos rapper to be in possession of th


Reality show 'Wife Swap' looking for Georgia families

Have you ever wondered if the grass is greener in another home? Do you want to see what you can learn from a family that is far different from yours? Do you need to take a break from your spouse and kids?


Byron teen charged with Easter shooting

BYRON, Ga. — A 17-year-old Byron boy is being held without bond after a shooting that happened Sunday night. According to Byron Police, officers responded to a shooting around Hamlin and Poole Street around 9:40 p.m. Sunday.


Newton student wins 2019 State Young Georgia Authors Contest

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County School System is pleased to announce Newton High School freshman, Arriana Gross, won the statewide ninth-grade Young Georgia Authors Contest competition with her entry, “The Seeds.” Gross previously won first place at both the school district and regional level.


Crystal Lake Apartments receiver, NAACP helping displaced residents move

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon-Bibb County Chapter of the NAACP and Strategic Management Partners (SMP), the court-appointed receiver for Crystal Lake Apartments in Macon, are working together to help the former residents from the mid and high-rise buildings move.


Why are so many people getting rare cancers in this small Georgia town?

In Waycross, there’s a tale about a boy who got a surprise while playing outside one day. He was behind his home on Brunel Street. This was back in the middle of the 20th century in a working-class neighborhood on the southeast side of the railroad yard. He got ahold of some matches. The boy was nea


Bibb County commissioners delayed vote for marijuana decriminalization

Right now, if you're caught with an ounce of weed in Macon-Bibb County, you could face a year of jail time or a $1,000 fine. Commissioner Al Tillman and Virgil Watkins says those arrests disproportionately affect young black males. "Right now, we feel like having someone in jail is excessive," said


Burke County murder suspect arrested in Macon

MACON, Ga. — A man wanted for a Waynesboro homicide was arrested Tuesday morning in Macon. According to a news release, Bibb gang and drug investigators tracked the suspect to a home off Peavy Drive around 10 a.m.


'We're listening:' Gov. Brian Kemp speaks with educators in Macon

MACON, Ga. — Governor Brian Kemp stopped in Macon Wednesday morning as he travelled around the state discussing his first 100 days in office. He held an open table talk at Middle Georgia Regional Airport with more than two dozen Central Georgia educators to hear their thoughts and questions on initi


Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp highlights his first 100 days in office

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp marked his first 100 days in office on Wednesday by launching a statewide tour to meet with citizens from across the state and highlight his accomplishments from his first weeks as the Peach State's chief executive.