Five Points, AL

Husband, daughter charged after 72-year-old woman found dead covered in roaches and malnourished

VALLEY, Ala. (TCD) -- A 74-year-old man and his 45-year-old daughter were arrested after a 72-year-old woman was found dead severely malnourished and underweight. According to a statement, on March 16, officers from the Valley Police Department went to a residence on the 3600 block of 24th Avenue about a deceased elderly female. When they arrived, they found the deceased woman, Janice Hawkins, as well as her husband Walter Alfred Hawkins and daughter Christy Lee Hawkins. Police called investigators due to the "conditions found in the home and the condition of Hawkins."
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LaGrange probationer arrested for aggravated assault, family violence

LAGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) – On Thursday, around 5 a.m., LaGrange Police Officers responded to 303 Lennox Circle regarding a domestic disturbance. After arriving at the scene, officers spoke with the victim. The victim explained she was involved in a dispute with he boyfriend, Demarrious Freeman. According to the victim, a verbal dispute stemmed from text […]
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LaGrange man arrested on burglary and obstruction charges

LAGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) – On Thursday, around 9:35 a.m., LaGrange Police Department Patrol Officers responded to a 911 call concerning a burglary at a residence located at 1304 Juniper St. in LaGrange, Georgia. With assistance from the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, LaGrange Patrol Officers responded to the area and found the suspect, who attempted to […]

Police say roach infestation contributing cause of 72-year-old Alabama woman’s death. Two arrested on elderly abuse, neglect charges.

On March 16, 2022, officers of the Valley Police Department were called to a residence in the 3600 block of 24th Ave in Valley in reference to an elderly female found deceased, according to a press release from Valley Police Chief Mike Reynolds. When officers arrived, they found the resident, 72-year-old Janice Ramsey Hawkins, deceased in the living room.
Newnan Times-Herald

Woman killed in fatal crash on Coweta Heard Road

A Hogansville woman was tragically killed in a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred on Coweta Heard Road when a Honda Pilot was traveling eastbound and attempting to negotiate a right, uphill curve while a pair of 2023 Ford F-650s were traveling westbound. At some point, the driver of...

Family of victim in two-vehicle crash on Roanoke Rd. speaks out

LaGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) – Rico Dunn’s family spoke for the first time since the tragic accident that left the 24-year-old LaGrange native dead in an exclusive interview with News 3. They described Dunn as caring, protective, loving, fun and the life of the party. “I was just with...

Valley woman “neglected to death”; husband and daughter charged

VALLEY, Ala. (WRBL) – A disturbing, suspected case of elder abuse is unfolding in Valley as the husband and daughter of a 72-year-old woman face charges associated with her death in an alleged house of horrors investigation. Police say an autopsy concluded the woman was neglected to death after they discovered her lying in filth, […]

Man arrested, charged with burglary in LaGrange

LAGRANGE, Ga. (WTVM) - One man is arrested following a burglary in LaGrange. On May 19, at about 9:30 a.m., LaGrange Police Department Patrol Officers received a call about a burglary that was in progress at a residence on Juniper Street. Along with assistance from Troup County Sheriff’s Office, patrol...

William E Kelly '65 leaves $2.3 million to St Mike's

Auburn University professor had great affection for undergraduate alma mater. Vermont Business Magazine The estate of William E. “Bill” Kelly, PhD, a beloved political science professor at Alabama’s Auburn University, has presented a remarkable gift of more than $2.3 million to Saint Michael’s College, his undergraduate alma mater in Colchester, Vermont.

Auburn football fans join Twitter in dragging Nick Saban for NIL comments

Auburn football fans joined Twitter in dragging Nick Saban for saying Alabama deals with NIL sponsorship ‘the right way’ relative to Texas A&M. Saban, who owns stakes in Mercedes dealerships in Irondale and Hoover, as well as Nashville, Tennessee, and also part-owns a Hoover Infiniti dealership, said the comments unironically after years of his car dealer ownership group being accused of giving Crimson Tide recruits new cars.

ALDOT investing $1.5M for lane extension in Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (WTVM) - A new turning lane in Auburn will officially be underway after residents have said it’s been dangerous not having one. Auburn City Council approved to authorize a funding agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation for construction to start on a center turn lane on Shug Jordan Parkway at Wire Drive.

KSR Today: Men's Tennis in the Elite 8; Nick Saban is pissed

Good morning, folks! There is a lot on the line tonight for Kentucky Men’s Tennis. The ‘Cats will look to make the program’s first-ever Final Four but first must take down top overall seed TCU. Let’s talk about it, along with everything else you need to know to get your Thursday rolling.