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After staff quits, Georgia nursing home owner charged with cruelty

DADE COUNTY, Ga. — A nursing home owner in Dade County, Georgia faces cruelty charges after the sheriff says deputies discovered patients living in temperatures higher than 90 degrees Monday evening, with just one overworked nurse to look after them all. "This infuriates me," said Sheriff Cross. "Everyone should be...
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Rossville, GAWDEF

Video of suspected Ridgeland High vandal

ROSSVILLE, Georgia (WDEF) – The Walker County Sheriff’s Office needs your help tracking down the person who vandalized Ridgeland High School. The schools has had two incidents in the last few months. The Sheriff posted video of the suspect on their Facebook page. They believe the suspect is in his...
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Dade County, GAWDEF

Dade County Nursing Home Owner Charged With Cruelty

(TRENTON, Ga.) – A charge of Cruelty to Person 65 Years of Age or Older has been brought against 55-year-old Kent Allen Womack of Lafayette, owner of Woodhaven Senior Living in Trenton. Dade County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Woodhaven Monday on reports that a one hour eviction notice was...
Dalton, GAWDEF

Judge increases sentence to life for kidnapping and rape of a woman

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – A judge on Tuesday increased the sentence against Richard Marvin Smith in the trailer rape and kidnapping case from 2019. A woman who admitted she was a meth addict at the time, said she was lured to a trailer in Dalton to take drugs, but she was held against her will and sexually assaulted multiple times.
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A lawsuit alleges that Chattanooga Police officers falsely arrested a Black man who had called them to report that a white teenager had crashed into a building

Chattanooga, TN – According to the court documents, his name is Michael James and he filed a lawsuit against the City of Chattanooga and several officers. He says that they violated his civil rights during an incident that happened last year. James is suing for a violation of his civil...

21 year old killed in crash

A 21-year-old is dead after a car crash on Sunday night, according to the Chattanooga Police Traffic Division preliminary report. A Chevy Tahoe attempted a left turn into a parking lot and hit a motorcyclist. According to the report, a Chevy Tahoe was traveling southbound at 3900 Hixson Pk attempting...

Mother of murder victim charges at Tevin Biles-Thomas following case dismissal in his Cleveland murder trial

CLEVELAND — The murder case against the brother of Olympian Simone Biles has been dismissed in Cleveland. On Tuesday, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Joan Synenberg ruled that prosecutors did not present evidence to sustain a conviction against Tevin Biles-Thomas. Biles-Thomas was on trial facing multiple counts of murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and perjury in connection with deaths of three men on New Year's Eve in 2018.

Juneteenth 2021 events underway in Chattanooga

Several organizations and businesses throughout Chattanooga have begun preparing for Juneteenth 2021. The day is set to commemorate the date when slaves in the United States learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. It will officially become a paid holiday in Chattanooga in June of 2022,...