Category Archives: Crimewatch

Disaster drill set for this morning at Heritage Hall in downtown Rome. What to know.

Disaster drill set for this morning at Heritage Hall in downtown Rome. What to know.

    What to know: Floyd County Police Sgt. Chris Fincher joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM on Tuesday to outline Wednesday’s training drill scheduled at Heritage Hall off Glenn Milner Boulevard and Third Avenue. Primarily, it will benefit Georgia Highlands’ nursing students in learning how to react to a natural or… Read more

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State: Arson responsible for the fire that destroyed a Cedartown home early Monday; reward offered.

State: Arson responsible for the fire that destroyed a Cedartown home early Monday; reward offered.

  A fire investigator with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office has determined that a house fire in Polk County was intentionally set. The fire occurred around 7 a.m. Monday. “The residence was located at 933 Shiloh Road in Cedartown. It was determined the fire originated in the kitchen area of the home,” said Safety… Read more

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Update: Driver dies in truck fire on I-75 near Glade Road in Bartow County on Wednesday, according to WRGA.

Update: Driver dies in truck fire on I-75 near Glade Road in Bartow County on Wednesday, according to WRGA.

    From Georgia DOT: “There is an accident on I-75 Northbound at Glade Road (Exit 278) in Bartow County.  Northbound traffic is affected with two of three left lanes blocked. Motorists traveling in this area should expect delays or use an alternate route (U.S. 41).  For more information, please continue to check Georgia 511.… Read more

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Updated: Silver Creek man faces 19 charges after leading chase at speeds approaching 100 mph. After wrecking, he fled on foot, was arrested in nearby field.

Updated: Silver Creek man faces 19 charges after leading chase at speeds approaching 100 mph. After wrecking, he fled on foot, was arrested in nearby field.

  THE LATEST A Silver Creek man is in custody Tuesday evening following a chase on and off Ga. 101 that saw speeds approaching 100 mph. Arrested: Brandon Carl Porter, 34. Sgt. Chris Fincher of the Floyd County Police Department reports that: It started with a seat belt violation — and driving with a suspended… Read more

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Latest indictments: John Mostiller indicted on murder charge in beating death of 49-year-old Rome man last June

Latest indictments: John Mostiller indicted on murder charge in beating death of 49-year-old Rome man last June

  The Floyd County Superior Court Grand Jury returned 42 true bills of indictment on Friday including a murder indictment for John Robert Mostiller, 38, of Rome in the June 2018 beating death of Joseph Richard Dye, 49, at the Royal Inn motel on Martha Berry Boulevard. Click here for indictments. Previous reports: A man… Read more

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Early Friday fire in Cedartown leaves woman with burns over 20 percent of her body.

Early Friday fire in Cedartown leaves woman with burns over 20 percent of her body.

Media release: An area resident sustained burns during an early morning house fire on Blanche Road on March 29. Cedartown Fire dispatch received a call of a home on fire at 804 Blanche Road at 12:20 a.m. Firefighters rushed to the scene where heavy smoke and flames were visible. They made entry into the home… Read more

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Rome traffic: Dean Avenue back in service after accident near Dollar General and 20th Street.

Rome traffic: Dean Avenue back in service after accident near Dollar General and 20th Street.

1:30 p.m. Accident has been cleared; traffic flowing smoothly.     Please avoid Dean Avenue through the start of lunch hour. An accident near the Dollar General and 20th Street has traffic tied up as of 10:55 a.m. Traffic in the area is being rerouted (per Hometown reader). From WRGA: “East 20th Street at Dean… Read more

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Cartersville: Path to, from I-75 and Main Street reopens.

Cartersville: Path to, from I-75 and Main Street reopens.

1:30 p.m. update, Cartersville Police: Traffic Update: 75 at East Main is now open South lanes onto I-75 blocked in Cartersville. From Cartersville Police: “East Main Street at 75 (all exit and entrance ramps) will be closed starting at noon for approximately one to two  hours. Traffic will be rerouted at East Main Street and East… Read more

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The death of Courtney Nicole Dubois: A chronology of what we know since her remains were discovered through March 26.

The death of Courtney Nicole Dubois: A chronology of what we know since her remains were discovered through March 26.

  The timeline of this case: Feb. 2, 1998: Courtney is born in Jacksonville, N.C.,  the daughter of Adam and Lisa Dubois. The family would move to several communities over the years, including Limestone, Maine, where she would attend high school. Aug. 11: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office believes Dubois’ remains are left at the… Read more

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WGAA: Aragaon man dies following one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon.

WGAA: Aragaon man dies following one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon.

From WGAA 1340 AM and 106.1 FM: An Aragon man died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident near his home late Tuesday afternoon. According to Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier, 33-year-old Jeremy Fincher of an Aragon-Taylorsville Road address died at the emergency room at Kennestone Wellstar Hospital after he was airlifted from the scene.… Read more

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Bartow sheriff: One man hospitalized, suspects sought following Tuesday morning shooting at Somerset Club Apartments.

Bartow sheriff: One man hospitalized, suspects sought following Tuesday morning shooting at Somerset Club Apartments.

  Media release: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting at Somerset Club Apartments off of Highway 20 Spur. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, at about 6:16 a.m. Tuesday, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center began receiving multiple calls from the apartment complex of shots being fired and a vehicle crashing into… Read more

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Updated: Pilot killed in small plane crash in Gordon County. FAA and NTSB investigation underway. Pilot identified as 63-year-old Douglasville man.

Updated: Pilot killed in small plane crash in Gordon County. FAA and NTSB investigation underway. Pilot identified as 63-year-old Douglasville man.

  Saturday evening update: The deceased pilot has been identified as 63-year-old Richard Hogan of Douglasville, Ga., according to Gordon County Deputy Coroner Christy Nicholson. Update from Gordon Sheriff Mitch Ralston: At about 3:40 p.m. today, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to the area of Spencer Drive south of Calhoun in response to a report of a… Read more

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Services scheduled for Rome man, an avid bass fisherman, injured in freak boating accident on Weiss Lake.

Services scheduled for Rome man, an avid bass fisherman, injured in freak boating accident on Weiss Lake.

Wendell Dean Crowe Jr., age 66, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Crowe was born in Rome, Georgia on June 4, 1952, son of Margaret Katherine Thacker Crowe and the late Wendell Dean Crowe, Sr.  He was of the Catholic faith.  Prior to retirement, Mr. Crowe worked… Read more

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Updated Floyd Sheriff: Jail officer discharged from hospital after being injured in off-duty incident while assisting Rome City Police officer arrest a suspect

Updated Floyd Sheriff: Jail officer discharged from hospital after being injured in off-duty incident while assisting Rome City Police officer arrest a suspect

Saturday morning update from Floyd Sheriff’s Office: Happy to report that our jail officer from last nights incident is at home, resting, and doing well. Media release: Earlier this evening an off-duty jail officer was leaving our Employee Appreciation Banquet when he observed a Rome City Police Officer fighting with a suspect on the side of… Read more

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Updated: Rome-Floyd Metro Drug Task Force seizes  $14,420 cash, 5.84 pounds of pot, pills, eight weapons in North Floyd case; one arrested. ‬ Polk County Drug Task Force, in separate case, arrests one, seizes cash, drugs.

Updated: Rome-Floyd Metro Drug Task Force seizes $14,420 cash, 5.84 pounds of pot, pills, eight weapons in North Floyd case; one arrested. ‬ Polk County Drug Task Force, in separate case, arrests one, seizes cash, drugs.

‪ The Rome-Floyd Metro Drug Task Force seized drugs and weapons on Thursday with K9 Lex during a raid in north Floyd County. Totals include: $14,420 cash, 5.84 pounds of marijuana, four rifles, four pistols and prescription pills. ‬We’ll have updates on arrests and other information later today. Task Force members were responding to a… Read more

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