CRIME & SAFETY
4 women ‘busted’ for Georgia insurance fraud, officials say
The Georgia Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, John F. King, announced the breakup of an insurance fraud crime ring and the release of arrest warrants for four women in Muscogee County.
'I was competent in what I was doing': Putnam sheriff arrests men attempting to flee from suspected illegal solicitation
PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. — Putnam County's sheriff says he was justified when he shot at a car tire on Saturday to stop two men he suspected of illegal solicitation. Sheriff Howard Sills says he detained the two for illegally soliciting door-to-door and trying to drive off. 13WMAZ Jessica Cha...
Driver survives death-defying car crash in Georgia
A sheriff deputy’s body camera captures the moment a car launches up a tow truck ramp and into the air. Deputies on the scene race to help the driver who survived the crash.
Body of Georgia teen missing from church camp found on island beach after massive search
Connor Mathis, 16, was found dead on a beach on Georgia's Jekyll Island on Tuesday after a massive search for the teen launched the prior evening, officials said.
Georgia man arrested after massive drug and gun bust at home and auto body shop, deputies say
A Georgia man is behind bars after Wayne County deputies executed a searched of a home and a business and found guns and drugs.
One stabbed, another injured during riot in Georgia youth detention center
Investigators believe one detainee at the detention center took a guard’s keys and then let other inmates out.
Missing in Georgia: Police say it's been more than a month since 16-year-old girl was last seen
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Above video: Your Thursday headlines. Police in Georgia need your help finding a teenage girl not seen in more than a month. According to Clayton County Police, Makayla Collins, 16, was reported missing by a parent on April 28 after last being spotted at school.
3 arrested on money laundering, charity fraud
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested three activists after their fund bailed out protestors of a controversial public safety training center. It is the latest incident in a string of many surrounding what opponents call "Cop City".
Georgia felon who was on the run arrested after he shows up for his court date
He was wanted for possession of cocaine and other drug charges.
Longtime Georgia Ironman athlete dies after crash during race
He'd been competing in the Ironman races for more than 30 years.
Car flies over tow truck in Georgia
It looks like a scene from a Hollywood blockbuster. A sedan rockets into the air after driving up the ramp of a flatbed tow truck on a Georgia highway. And the whole crash is caught on video by an officer's body camera. Car flies over tow truck in Georgia. It...
Sophisticated scams are targeting seniors | What to know
ATLANTA — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning that elder fraud is on the rise and is urging families to take precautions. In the FBI's latest alert, it said that seniors are often targeted "because they tend to be trusting and polite," according to a release, adding that the elderly tend to have financial savings, own a home and have good credit -- which makes them attractive to scammers.
Here's why summer vacation could be the deadliest time for teen drivers
ATLANTA — Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer vacation. Most students are getting out of school, kicking back, and enjoying their summer. But that all can change instantly once a teen gets behind the wheel. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen drivers between...
'This is just my conscience' | Georgia gun shop owner closing store after spike in violence involving children
DULUTH, Ga. — In a move rarely seen across the country, a Georgia gun shop owner is closing after the spike in mass shootings and gun violence involving children. Jon Waldman opened Georgia Ballistics in March 2021. Gun shops saw record sales during the pandemic in 2020 and continued to see a steady increase into 2021. In Georgia, an estimated 495,897 guns were sold in 2021.
At least 17 killed on Georgia roads, waters over Memorial Day weekend
Crashes killed 15 people and two others drowned, including a 4-year-old from Cobb County, over the Memorial Day weekend ...
North Carolina woman discovered with $183,000 worth of drugs during Georgia traffic stop
A North Carolina woman has been arrested after she was found with several thousand dollars worth of drugs during a traffic stop in Georgia, WLOS reports.
Shootings following graduations in Georgia
Two shootings following graduation in north Georgia have law enforcement searching for the shooting. An unauthorized graduation party at Mays High School in Atlanta claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl and sent a 16-year-old boy to the hospital. In Hiram, a man was shot after the Paulding County High School graduation. The shooter in both is still at large.
Missing in Georgia: Investigators searching for 15-year-old boy not seen in days
RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. — Above video: Your Tuesday headlines. Authorities in Georgia need your help finding a missing teenage boy. Donovan Ivey, 15, was last seen Sunday afternoon leaving the 2000 block of 3rd Avenue in Richmond County. Donovan was last seen wearing a lime green shirt, blue pajama...
Area Arrests 5-30-23
Christopher Dickson, 24, of Campbellsville, KY was arrested by the ACSO early Tuesday morning. Dickson was charged with Driving on a DUI Suspended License, Ignition Interlock Driver License - Use Violation, Failure of Non-Owner/Operator to Maintain Insurance, Improper Registration Plate, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 3rd or Greater Offense (Meth).
Rome man, 43, among those killed on Georgia roads this holiday weekend. Cartersville troopers investigate another fatal wreck
A 43-year-old Rome man is among the 15 people to die on Georgia roads this Memorial Day weekend. Jason Samuel Johnson was killed in a wreck as the holiday weekend got underway, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Late Monday, state troopers with the Cartersville post also investigated an accident that claimed one life. We'll have updates later today. ...
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