Georgia mayor pleads guilty to stealing COVID relief funds

(The Center Square) – A mayor in Georgia pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal theft and fraud charges pertaining to COVID-19 relief money. Authorities said Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary, who has led the city in DeKalb County since 2013, pocketed hundreds of thousands

Two men shot in Bibb County Monday night

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of two people shot. The incident  was reported to have occurred  just after 10 p.m. Monday night , at a residence in the 2100 block of Adams Ave. Both male victims later  identified as 49-year-old Brian Williams

Scam Alert: Someone is impersonating Norcross Power

NORCROSS — Officials in the city of Norcross want residents to know that an unknown entity is pretending to be Norcross Power and calling customers telling them power will be cut off if payment not received. The call is coming from a

70-year-old Georgia man shot inside his home

A 70-year-old Georgia resident was shot in his home at about 11:42 p.m. Monday. According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, shooting victim, 70-year-old Peter Taylor, was in is home when he was wounded by gun fire. Paramedics arrived at his home on

Georgia woman arrested in Christmas Day homicide

DUBLIN — A 29-year-old Georgia woman was arrested Monday in connection with a homicide that occurred at a Super 8 Hotel in Dublin. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Alyssa Danielle Wild, of East Dublin, was arrested during a traffic stop

Four people shot in domestic violence incident on Christmas Eve

ALPHARETTA — A domestic violence incident in Alpharetta resulted in four people being shot with one of them dying from their injuries on Christmas Eve. Earlier Christmas Eve the Alpharetta Police Department received multiple calls of gunshots in the area of Huntington

Shoplifting suspect killed at DeKalb County Walmart on Christmas Eve

The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Friday, December 24. One man is dead and no officers were injured. According to the GBI, preliminary information

Two arrested on charges of sex trafficking 12-year-old

BUFORD — Two people have been arrested in a case involving the sex trafficking of a 12-year-old girl from Texas to Gwinnett County. Georgia authorities started a sexual exploitation investigation in September which led to the arrest today of Adrienne Klein, a

Charges against Georgia lawmaker Trey Kelley dismissed

A judge in Polk County has dismissed an indictment charging state Rep. Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown, in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in 2019. Kelley was charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor, for failing to call law enforcement immediately after Ryan Dover, the

Outback Steakhouse evacuated after bomb threat

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of an Outback Steakhouse in Georgia Sunday night. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Outback Steakhouse on Arkwright Road in regard to a bomb threat just after 7:45 p.m. According to the sheriff’s office,

Police investigate pedestrian homicide in Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett County police are currently investigating the homicide of a pedestrian on Windsor Oak Circle in Lawrenceville. The pedestrian has died as a result of his injuries.  According to detectives, this incident appears to be an intentional act and is being

15-year-old arrested for threat against Lambert High School

On December 16, students at Lambert High School made staff aware of a 15-year-old who was threatening to cause harm to students at the school. According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department, the student attempted to solicit a gun from another student to

Morrow police are getting new body cameras and Tasers

MORROW — Police officers in the City of Morrow will be getting new body cameras and Tasers in addition to other technology upgrades. Under a new contract approved Tuesday night, Axon will provide Fleet 3 cameras with Automated License Plate Reader technology

Savannah police warn of mailbox thefts

SAVANNAH — The Savannah Police Department is warning residents of a rash of thefts from residential mailboxes. If you have to mail off payments, or anything involving banking numbers, social security numbers, or anything that would leave your identity to chance, the police