State Sen. Greg Kirk, R-Americus, says on the state Senate floor on Feb. 14, 2018, that Georgia is 47th in the nation for paying law enforcement, and calls it a problem that has been kicked down the road for too long.
Homicide victim Christopher Jerome "Cry" Battle's neighbors say they waited 90 minutes for a sheriff's deputy after reporting gunshots at 11:01 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Lisa Washington and Al Leary huddled in fear at the duplex they shared on Ruben Drive in Macon.
Though there is no single profile for school shooters, people at risk for hurting themselves or others often exhibit warning signs before committing acts of violence. Knowing the signs can help prevent crimes and get people the help they need.
A Chevrolet Silverado pickup crashed off Emery Highway in east Macon at 5:30 AM on Monday, February 19, 2018. One person was trapped and another was out of the vehicle when Macon-Bibb County firefighters arrived. The victims, Danny and Deborah Martin, of Macon, were injured in the crash.
Kristie Buckner, 23, is charged with felony murder in the fatal crash that killed Precell Brooks Jr. in Macon, GA, on Feb. 10, 2018. Buckner is accused of shooting from her car at a man who crashed into Precell while fleeing from her, police say.