Category Archives: Crimewatch

Updated: 78-year-old Adairsville woman killed, two other injured in crash on Highway 41 at South Bridge Drive in Cartersville. Motorcyclist critically injured in separate Cartersville accident.

Updated: 78-year-old Adairsville woman killed, two other injured in crash on Highway 41 at South Bridge Drive in Cartersville. Motorcyclist critically injured in separate Cartersville accident.

  Saturday morning update: The Tempo’s passenger, June Butler, age 78 of Adairsville, is the deceased in the South Bridge Dr. crash. From Georgia State Patrol: On Sept. 7, at approximately 10:00 a.m., GSP was requested by the Cartersville Police Department to investigate a fatal two-car crash at GA 3 (Hwy. 41) and South Bridge… Read more

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Latest Grand Jury presentments: Two members reappointed to the Hospital Authority of Floyd County; 293 ‘true bills’ returned.

Latest Grand Jury presentments: Two members reappointed to the Hospital Authority of Floyd County; 293 ‘true bills’ returned.

Floyd County’s latest grand jurors met for nine days. During that time, District Attorney Leigh Patterson presented 293 bills for consideration; all were returned as “true bills” meaning the cases will proceed in the court system. In reviewing the Hospital Authority  of Floyd County, jurors acting on the recommendation of the Floyd County Commission reappointed… Read more

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Quick reads: GBI investigates 61st officer-involved shooting of the year, this one in Dade County. Wellness check for Harbin Clinic administrator changes her life as national healthcare report documents. Rome City Brewing adding hours, Rhino Ribs cooking.

Quick reads: GBI investigates 61st officer-involved shooting of the year, this one in Dade County. Wellness check for Harbin Clinic administrator changes her life as national healthcare report documents. Rome City Brewing adding hours, Rhino Ribs cooking.

  GBI investigates 61st officer-involved shooting of 2018; this one in Dade County. What happened: “On Sept. 6, the GBI was requested by the Georgia State Patrol to investigate an officer-involved shooting. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 4 p.m.,  Trooper Joe Geddie was attempting to make a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by… Read more

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Sheriff’s Office: Suspect wanted in Aug. 22 machete attack that severed his girlfriend’s arm captured in Texas.

Sheriff’s Office: Suspect wanted in Aug. 22 machete attack that severed his girlfriend’s arm captured in Texas.

THURSDAY From the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office: Floyd County Top 10 Most wanted: Clifford Whatley has been located by the U.S. Marshal Service and is being detained in a county jail in Texas. Whatley is wanted for allegedly attacking a woman and nearly severing her arm with a machete on Aug. 24, 2018. He has been… Read more

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Solving Courtney Nicole Dubois’ murder:  Some 580 miles separates where the 20-year-old was reported missing and where her remains were found in Bartow County. Updates from Fairmont, W.Va., Police.

Solving Courtney Nicole Dubois’ murder: Some 580 miles separates where the 20-year-old was reported missing and where her remains were found in Bartow County. Updates from Fairmont, W.Va., Police.

  The drive from Fairmont, W.Va., to the Bartow County remote trash site where Courtney Nicole Dubois’ dismembered body was discarded is around 580 miles. The traffic maps show it as a roughly nine-hour drive, mostly on interstates 81 and 75. Another route, on I-64 and then I-75, takes at least 40 minutes longer. The… Read more

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Accident on Turner McCall with an overturned vehicle has traffic stalled at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Accident on Turner McCall with an overturned vehicle has traffic stalled at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

  Traffic on Turner McCall between Fifth Avenue and the bridge is a mess this afternoon, in part because of an accident on the boulevard at Avenue A, according to scanner watchers and Google Traffic. Best bet: North Fifth Avenue — which also is tight — or perhaps the Bypass to Riverside Parkway. Read more

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Accident with injuries on Ga. 101 near Chateau Tuesday evening.

Accident with injuries on Ga. 101 near Chateau Tuesday evening.

WEDNESDAY We’ll have updates on the injured later today. PREVIOUS From Floyd County Police: “Ga. 101 is closed to all traffic while police investigate a wreck north of Chateau Drive. Please avoid all travel. (7:33 p.m.)” From Hometown: Take Maple Road and Old Rockmart Road to avoid the area or cut over on Pleasant Valley… Read more

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Bartow Sheriff: Dental records confirm the remains of Courtney Nicole Dubois, 20, were found at landfill. Plus: Commentary on Tuesday’s flip-flop.

Bartow Sheriff: Dental records confirm the remains of Courtney Nicole Dubois, 20, were found at landfill. Plus: Commentary on Tuesday’s flip-flop.

  WEDNESDAY updates: Media release: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is confirming the identity of the female victim located in the Bartow County Landfill on Aug. 13. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified the victim as Courtney Nicole Dubois, 20, of West Virginia. Dubois is… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff’s Office investigation death of three-month-old girl.

Gordon Sheriff’s Office investigation death of three-month-old girl.

  Media release from Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: “At about 7 a.m. Monday (Sept. 3), deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence on North Airport Circle near the Whitfield County line in response to a report of an unresponsive infant. Deputies and emergency medical personnel arrived to find that a three-month-old female infant… Read more

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Floyd County Police offers area communities support in forming a Neighborhood Watch program. Audio interview about what to do, with guest Sgt. Chris Fincher, now posted.

Floyd County Police offers area communities support in forming a Neighborhood Watch program. Audio interview about what to do, with guest Sgt. Chris Fincher, now posted.

Floyd County Police encouraging communities to help form Neighborhood Watch programs: On Facebook, the police department is urging its nearly 12,000 followers to see if others in their area are interested. “The first step is finding several people with the same interest who can be in your group. Then contact us and we can come… Read more

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Updated: GBI autopsy set for man who’s body was recovered from Lake Allatoona near Red Top Mountain State Park.

Updated: GBI autopsy set for man who’s body was recovered from Lake Allatoona near Red Top Mountain State Park.

TUESDAY Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton says the man’s body has been sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy. No identifcation available as yet, he adds. SUNDAY UPDATES The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is now the lead investigating agency in this case. Game wardens from the state Department of Natural  Resources “recovered the… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: 18 dead on state highways so far this holiday including 49-year-old Bartow County. That’s twice the Labor Day 2017 total.

Georgia State Patrol: 18 dead on state highways so far this holiday including 49-year-old Bartow County. That’s twice the Labor Day 2017 total.

  From Georgia State Patrol: On Sept. 1, at approximately 2:18 p.m., GSP was dispatched to a single-vehicle crash with an entrapment on Bells Ferry Road in Bartow County. The driver was extricated by Fire and EMS personnel. The driver was identified as Lille Verhine (age 49, of White, GA). Miss Verhine was flown by… Read more

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Turner McCall tied up across from O’Charley’s heading toward Riverside Parkway at 12:05 p.m.

Turner McCall tied up across from O’Charley’s heading toward Riverside Parkway at 12:05 p.m.

  Lunch hour headache: Please watch traffic on Turner McCall across from O’Charley’s just before the bridge and after the Avenue A intersection this lunch hour. A two-vehicle accident has traffic snarling in that area. Google Traffic already is showing significant build-up at 12:05 p.m. Consider Fifth Avenue to Broad Street or Second Avenue as… Read more

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Former medical examiner sentenced in drugs-for-sex case; three Cartersville co-defendants also have been sentenced.

Former medical examiner sentenced in drugs-for-sex case; three Cartersville co-defendants also have been sentenced.

  Media release: Dr. Joseph L. Burton, a former county and state medical examiner and forensic pathologist, has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to illegally distribute opioid painkillers.  Dr. Burton was indicted along with seven other individuals in February 2018.  Four of Dr. Burton’s co-defendants have already been sentenced —… Read more

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Traffic: ‘Significant delays’ on Radio Springs Road today because of repaving. How to avoid the crunch.

Traffic: ‘Significant delays’ on Radio Springs Road today because of repaving. How to avoid the crunch.

  From Floyd County Public Works: Radio Springs Road from Mount Alto Road to Horseleg Creek Road will have significant delays today. This will be in effect from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. This closing is because of Public Works paving this area. The width of the equipment will not allow cars to pass while in… Read more

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AAA survey shows motorists saw an easy majority of other drivers using their smart phones, texting a month after the new law started. Rome Police saw drop in driving-too-close accidents in July vs. March.

AAA survey shows motorists saw an easy majority of other drivers using their smart phones, texting a month after the new law started. Rome Police saw drop in driving-too-close accidents in July vs. March.

  On radio today: Garrett Townsend of AAA South joins us to talk more about this survey of nearly 1,200 Georgia drivers that shows a surprising number of people continue to use cell phones — including texting — while driving. Join us at 8:40 this morning on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM… Read more

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Collision on Shorter creates traffic nightmare; Honda Civic runs under a semi.

Collision on Shorter creates traffic nightmare; Honda Civic runs under a semi.

  From WRGA: Shorter Avenue at Holmes Avenue is the scene of an accident that has credited a midday traffic nightmare. A Honda Civic has run under an 18-wheeler.  Best bet is to avoid the area until further notice. Detour: Try Martha Berry, then John Davenport, then Division Street and back on Shorter. Read more

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Georgia Supreme Court upholds conviction of man accused of May 2015 murder.

Georgia Supreme Court upholds conviction of man accused of May 2015 murder.

  Georgia Supreme Court upholds conviction of suspect in downtown murder in May 2015. From the opinion: “Joseph Emani Williams was tried by a Floyd County jury and convicted of murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting of Travious Floyd. Williams appeals, contending that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel when his lawyer failed… Read more

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