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Georgians being warned of price gouging, scams

ATLANTA – Georgia consumers are being warned to be aware of price gouging and scams due to Tropical Storm Ian. Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for price gouging and scams in response to Tropical Storm Ian. “Unfortunately, con artists will try to...
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2 plead guilty to Walmart gift card schemes across Georgia, U.S.

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Two men from the northeast pleaded guilty in federal court to crimes using Walmart gift cards that affected hundreds of people, the Department of Justice (DOJ) says. Yao Lin, 51, of Ruther Glen, Virginia, and Wen Xue Lin, 39, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, each pleaded guilty to...
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Joliet Man Arrested in Georgia in Connection to July Murder

An 18-year-old Joliet man was arrested in Georgia on Tuesday morning in connection with a fatal shooting last July. Marquis Johnson was taken into custody at a home in Linthonia, Georgia by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on three counts of First Degree Murder in connection to the homicide of Jaron Lymon on July 31st of 2022.
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At least 12 killed by deadly Hurricane Ian, figure expected to rise

At least 12 people have been killed and nearly 250,000 Floridians have been displaced as a result of Hurricane Ian. As Ian returns to hurricane strength, it’s expected to make landfall in Georgia and the Carolinas on Friday. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for TODAY from Fort Myers, Florida.Sept. 30, 2022.
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Homeowners: Beware these common scams following a natural disaster

Hurricane Ian clobbered Florida, Georgia and South Carolina this week, causing billions of dollars in damages to businesses and homeowners. But the storm isn't the only threat to those in its path. Natural disasters like Ian commonly attract scammers, sometimes dubbed "storm chasers," who pose as reputable contractors and trawl...
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Watch: Arrest Of MMA Fighter Who Claims Girlfriend Stole Money

A video has emerged of an amateur MMA fighter from Georgia accusing his girlfriend of stealing his money in order to buy drugs. The footage of Andrew Giergerich is the latest development in an ongoing story originally reported by Crime Online. On September 10, the naked and burned body of...
ATHENS, GA

Family Member’s 911 Call About Slain Georgia Mom Mentioned Paroled Trucker

One of four 911 calls placed by family members looking for Debbie Collier made mention of a mysterious man with whom she’d had a brief encounter in the weeks before the Georgia woman who was found dead, nude, and severely burned in a ravine earlier this month, Fox News reported. Audio of the calls were obtained by the outlet on Thursday. In one four-minute clip, a caller identifies herself as Collier’s sister, Diane Shirley, and asks if the dispatcher has any information on Debbie, who was then missing. Prompted for details on where Collier might have gone, Shirley said, “From...
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