Category Archives: Crimewatch

Update: Soft lockdown over at Saint Mary’s; off-campus police situation near Highlands, LaPorte has ended with suspect being subdued. Lockdown lifted at Rockmart schools.

Update: Soft lockdown over at Saint Mary’s; off-campus police situation near Highlands, LaPorte has ended with suspect being subdued. Lockdown lifted at Rockmart schools.

East Rome update: Witnesses say police action is over and the suspect is in custody. Saint Mary’s Catholic School has lifted soft lockdown and afternoon dismissal is continuing at a normal pace. No Rome City Schools were under any phase of a lockdown. Rome Police have sealed much of Highlands Avenue and LaPorte Avenue as… Read more

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Structure fire on Shorter Avenue leaves one hospitalized with second-, third-degree burns; another treated for smoke inhalation. Two dogs perish.

Structure fire on Shorter Avenue leaves one hospitalized with second-, third-degree burns; another treated for smoke inhalation. Two dogs perish.

THE LATEST From WRGA 98.7 FM: One man was taken to an Atlanta area burn center after a structure fire in West Rome early Wednesday morning while another man was treated for smoke inhalation. According to Rome Fire Department Batallion Chief Clete Bonney, firefighters were dispatched to a house that had been converted into an… Read more

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Superior Court Judge J. Bryant Durham Jr. to retire as current term ends in December 2020; voters will pick his replacement in next year’s elections.

Superior Court Judge J. Bryant Durham Jr. to retire as current term ends in December 2020; voters will pick his replacement in next year’s elections.

In context: J. Bryant Durham, currently the longest tenured superior court judge in the Rome Judicial Circuit, is not seeking a new term next year and plans to retire as the current term ends. Voters will select the new superior court judge in the 2020 elections. Media release: Chief Judge J. Bryant Durham Jr., Superior… Read more

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State Patrol: Three dead, two injured in fiery collision on Ga. 48 between Menlo, Cloudland; motorist saves child. Sheriff thanks volunteer firefighters for their help.

State Patrol: Three dead, two injured in fiery collision on Ga. 48 between Menlo, Cloudland; motorist saves child. Sheriff thanks volunteer firefighters for their help.

From the Georgia State Patrol: “Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Ga. 48 in Chattooga County. The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. It was determined in the initial investigation that a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling east on Ga. 48. A 2014 Toyota Sienna was traveling west. “The… Read more

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GBI: Massive crackdown, 82 arrests, 17 rescues in Operation Southern Impact III including 10 suspects arrested in Floyd County. Investigated multi-state child exploitation operation.

GBI: Massive crackdown, 82 arrests, 17 rescues in Operation Southern Impact III including 10 suspects arrested in Floyd County. Investigated multi-state child exploitation operation.

Media release: A total of 82 people were arrested, and 17 children were rescued or identified as victims during a mutually coordinated operation between eight (8) southeastern states. The joint, proactive operation, Operation Southern Impact III, was coordinated by ten (10) Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces in those eight states and focused on persons… Read more

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A 51-year-old Alabama woman arrested after stolen car, chase and search in Cave Spring that locked down two schools for part of the day Friday.

A 51-year-old Alabama woman arrested after stolen car, chase and search in Cave Spring that locked down two schools for part of the day Friday.

Update from Floyd County Police: Police have arrested Kayla Wright following a lengthy search in Cave Spring. The 51-year-old woman was stopped by police following a look out from Alabama authorities about a vehicle that was taken without permission. Floyd County PD investigators are assisting with the ongoing investigation at the request of Cave Spring… Read more

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Rome Police quickly solve Grand Theft Scooter as culprit was last seen fleeing Walmart toward Taco Bell. A natural for Hillbilly Headlines, @ESPNmcgee

Rome Police quickly solve Grand Theft Scooter as culprit was last seen fleeing Walmart toward Taco Bell. A natural for Hillbilly Headlines, @ESPNmcgee

Alert the crew at SEC Network’s Marty & McGee; we might have an entry for this Saturday’s Southern Gentleman’s News Briefing, a.k.a, Hillbilly Headlines. Call it the case of Grand Theft Scooter. According to Rome (Ga.) Police reports: “It’s not often you hear of a scooter being stolen from Walmart. However, when one is stolen, officers… Read more

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(Updated) State Patrol: Cartersville woman dies, two area residents hurt in two-vehicle collision Thursday.

(Updated) State Patrol: Cartersville woman dies, two area residents hurt in two-vehicle collision Thursday.

  From the Georgia State Patrol: On May 2, at approximately 3:55 p.m., a 2009 Nissan Altima was traveling south on Griffin Road, north of Law Road and a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country was traveling northwest on Griffin Road.  The Nissan crossed the center line in a curve and struck the Town and Country’s… Read more

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From Floyd 911: Center is having issues hearing Verizon customers today; 10 cell towers ‘down’ in our area.

From Floyd 911: Center is having issues hearing Verizon customers today; 10 cell towers ‘down’ in our area.

  This urgent update from Floyd 911: “Our center is having problems hearing and understanding Verizon cell phone customers. Their calls are breaking up and at times are inaudible. We have been advised by Verizon that there are currently 10 cell towers down in the Northwest Georgia area. There is no estimated time for this… Read more

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Cartersville: Power outages just about fixed, traffic returning to mostly normal patterns.

Cartersville: Power outages just about fixed, traffic returning to mostly normal patterns.

THE LATEST, COURTESY OF WBHF 1450 AM AND 100.3 FM: Much of the power in the area has been restored From Google Traffic: At 2 p.m., Main Street is mostly back into a normal traffic pattern. A few hot spots continue. PREVIOUS POST: Not a good afternoon to be on Main Street in Cartersville. Power… Read more

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Gordon deputies capture murder suspect wanted in DeKalb County (Ga.)

Gordon deputies capture murder suspect wanted in DeKalb County (Ga.)

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: On Tuesday, the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the DeKalb County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Office who requested assistance in locating and arresting a capital fugitive. The fugitive, Frankie Lamaine Thompson, 30, of Lithonia, was wanted in DeKalb County, charged with the murder of a man in Stone… Read more

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Neighbor’s timely call, firefighter save resident from burning home in Cedartown Tuesday morning, according to WGAA.

Neighbor’s timely call, firefighter save resident from burning home in Cedartown Tuesday morning, according to WGAA.

From WGAA 1340 AM/106.1 FM:  An already bad situation could have turned much worse had it not been for the quick actions of a neighbor. A home at 113 Ellen Hand Circle caught fire Tuesday around 9 a.m. A neighbor heard cries for help coming from inside the house and immediately called 9-1-1. The call… Read more

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