Category Archives: Crimewatch

Charlottesville violence: Reaction from Isakson and Perdue after three dead following rally of white nationalists; motorist in custody. Also: Chattanooga man among three arrested on other charges.

Charlottesville violence: Reaction from Isakson and Perdue after three dead following rally of white nationalists; motorist in custody. Also: Chattanooga man among three arrested on other charges.

  Georgia’s U.S. senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue both condemned Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Va. Three people including two Virginia State Patrol troopers were killed. According to CNN, one person was killed and 19 were hurt when a speeding car slammed into a throng of counter protesters in Charlottesville, where a “Unite the Right”… Read more

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Cartersville man held on six charges following robbery call Monday morning.

Cartersville man held on six charges following robbery call Monday morning.

From Cartersville Police: At approximately 8:33 a.m. Monday, officers responded to McDonald’s at 1370 Joe Frank Harris Parkway in reference to a possible robbery call. Upon arrival, officers determined the victim, a cab driver, was assaulted with non-life threatening injuries by the suspect, Ruben McCann. Reportedly, McCann pulled a knife and threatened the cab driver… Read more

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Busy year so far for the Polk County Drug Task Force: 65 arrests, seizures of weapons, currency and vehicles.

Busy year so far for the Polk County Drug Task Force: 65 arrests, seizures of weapons, currency and vehicles.

Media release:  Since January, the Polk County Drug Task Force has been responsible for making 65 arrests and conducting 132 surveillance operations. In addition, nine weapons have been seized along with $11,590 worth of currency as a direct result of drug task force operations, according to Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome, who also serves as… Read more

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Updated: Fire guts home off Freeman Ferry Road near Grizzard Park Monday evening.

Updated: Fire guts home off Freeman Ferry Road near Grizzard Park Monday evening.

WRGA reports firefighters responded to a structure fire on Freeman Ferry Road around 6 p.m. Monday behind the Grizzard Park fields. Firefighters report everyone got out of the house OK but that the home was “fully involved.” We received this community photo of the fire from CS. Update from WRGA: “According to Battalion Chief Roger… Read more

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Adairsville Police: 44-year-old man charged with aggravated child molestation, child molestation; victim was under age 10.

Adairsville Police: 44-year-old man charged with aggravated child molestation, child molestation; victim was under age 10.

    Media release from Adairsville Police: On Monday, July 31, 2017, Mark Andrew English, white male, age 44, of Princeton Glenn Court Northwest, Adairsville was arrested by detectives with the Adairsville Police Department and charged with aggravated child molestation and child molestation for an incident that occurred on April 8, 2017, in Adairsville.  The… Read more

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Back to School: From police to DOT, the plea to motorists: Use extra caution as the school year begins. Red carpet welcome at RHS. Plus: Floyd County Schools Kickoff Classic is today. Regional schedule for classroom returns.

Back to School: From police to DOT, the plea to motorists: Use extra caution as the school year begins. Red carpet welcome at RHS. Plus: Floyd County Schools Kickoff Classic is today. Regional schedule for classroom returns.

    From Rome Police to Georgia DOT, the word is out, asking motorists to be especially careful as the 2017-18 school year begins. For Rome City Schools students, that first bell rings Friday morning. From Georgia DOT: Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions.… Read more

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Grim summer at Little River Canyon leads to ’13 Ways Not to Die’ seminar on Saturday; two Northwest Georgians have died there since Memorial Day.

Grim summer at Little River Canyon leads to ’13 Ways Not to Die’ seminar on Saturday; two Northwest Georgians have died there since Memorial Day.

    On radio: A representative from Little River Canyon will join us at 8:10 this morning on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm. We thought the above post was a hoax at first. The assumption was someone got “clever” following the fourth “major incident” at the falls since… Read more

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Traffic: Accident at Main Street and U.S. 41 in Cartersville as lunch hour ends.

Traffic: Accident at Main Street and U.S. 41 in Cartersville as lunch hour ends.

Cartersville Police urge motorists to use caution and consider detours thanks to an accident on U.S. 41 and Main street around 1 p.m. Tuesday. TRAFFIC LINKS Georgia DOT highway map. Mostly the interstate, metro Atlanta. Google Traffic map: Set on surface streets, interstates in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. Read more

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Bartow County EMS: Five people injured in separate accidents Monday afternoon.

Bartow County EMS: Five people injured in separate accidents Monday afternoon.

  From Bartow County Emergency Medical Service: EMS — with numerous other agencies — responded to an accident Monday afternoon on I-75 southbound near mile marker 305. Upon EMS arrival, the crew found a vehicle that bystanders stated had rolled over three times before coming to a stop. The first crew on the scene requested… Read more

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Bartow County EMS: Three hurt, one critically, in accident on U.S. 411 near Hamilton Crossing.

Bartow County EMS: Three hurt, one critically, in accident on U.S. 411 near Hamilton Crossing.

  From Bartow County Emergency Medical Service: Sunday afternoon, EMS along with other agencies responded to a two-vehicle accident at U.S. 411 and Hamilton Crossing Road. EMS had two ambulances respond. The crews quickly assessed all patients and requested Air Life 5 be en route for a male with severe head and chest trauma. The male… Read more

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9:30 a.m. update: Accident cleared on I-75 Northbound near Exit 296 in Bartow County following tractor trailer crash. Expected clear around 9 a.m.

9:30 a.m. update: Accident cleared on I-75 Northbound near Exit 296 in Bartow County following tractor trailer crash. Expected clear around 9 a.m.

9:30 a.m.: All lanes open and clear following morning accident on  I-75 Northbound in Bartow County near Exit 296. Previous report: Use caution this morning on I-75 Northbound in Bartow County. One right lane is shut down near Exit 296: Cassville-White Rd. with a tractor trailer off the roadway. GDOT reports accident expected to be… Read more

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Traffic: One dead, three injured following accident on Taylor’s Ridge. Summerville man charged with vehicular homicide.

Traffic: One dead, three injured following accident on Taylor’s Ridge. Summerville man charged with vehicular homicide.

  The Summerville News reports Daniel Craig, 26, has been charged with DUI and first-degree vehicular homicide following the collision on Taylor’s Ridge Thursday morning that killed 85-year-old Opal Vaughn of Summerville. Expanded report PREVIOUS Traffic remains at a crawl on U.S. 27 on either side of Taylor’s Ridge this morning following an accident that… Read more

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Five Bartow residents among those arrest as GBI executes search warrants at five Bartow stores as part of commercial gambling raid.

Five Bartow residents among those arrest as GBI executes search warrants at five Bartow stores as part of commercial gambling raid.

  Media release: On Wednesday, July 19, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit and the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force, in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corp. and the Georgia Department of Revenue, executed five search warrants in Bartow County for violations of Georgia’s commercial gambling laws. Search warrants were served at five business locations in the cities… Read more

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Latest on officer-involved shooting in Chattooga County Tuesday afternoon. Agent on paid leave; suspect ‘critical but improving.’

Latest on officer-involved shooting in Chattooga County Tuesday afternoon. Agent on paid leave; suspect ‘critical but improving.’

  Media release: Law enforcement was at a residence in Summerville interviewing individuals regarding a snatch-and-grab robbery that had been reported during the previous night. Law enforcement was speaking with the suspect,  Devon DeShawn Ward, when he bolted out from the house, striking a Summerville police officer. Officers chased the suspect on foot and lost… Read more

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