Monroe County, Georgia, Superior Court Judge Tommy Wilson had a special message for some alternate jurors in a death penalty case competency hearing Thursday. It involved the team with the worst record in the major leagues, the Atlanta Braves.
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.
This episode of the Cop Shop Podcast, our audio journey into Macon-area police report oddities, includes fight featuring potted meat, a safe thief and a shoplifted teddy bear. Narrated by The Telegraph's Joe Kovac Jr., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.
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.
Roundabouts, used in place of stop signs and traffic signals, are a type of circular intersection that can significantly improve traffic flow and safety, according to the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In this 2010 video, IIHS explains that where roundabouts were installed, motor vehicle crashes declined by about 40 percent, and those involving injuries were reduced by about 80 percent.
Rotarians, city officials and family members of Lt. James Wesley Bracken gathered in front of the Macon-Bibb County Government Center to dedicate a new deodar cedar tree. The original tree fell in September during Tropical Storm Irma.
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.