Category Archives: Crimewatch

Update: Father loses wife, five children in marina fire; fund started to assist the family.

Update: Father loses wife, five children in marina fire; fund started to assist the family.

The latest from NewsChannel 9, Chattanooga, and WAAY TV, Huntsville: Father loses wife, five children in marina inferno; fund started to assist the family. Eight confirmed killed in the blaze Seven hospitalized, most for hyperthermia from jumping into the water amid 43-degree temperatures to avoid the fire. 35 boats destroyed. Another 30 boats need to… Read more

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Georgia Supreme Court upholds Rome man’s murder conviction; overturns two counts of cruelty to children.

Georgia Supreme Court upholds Rome man’s murder conviction; overturns two counts of cruelty to children.

In context: The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld Charles McCluskey’s murder conviction and life prison sentence for the 2017 shooting death of his wife, Lisa McCluskey, but it has reversed his convictions and sentences for two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree based on an insufficiency of evidence. Background, from the court: 1… Read more

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Turner McCall slowed by accident near turn into Kroger gas pumps before Riverbend/Hicks Drive intersection.

Turner McCall slowed by accident near turn into Kroger gas pumps before Riverbend/Hicks Drive intersection.

  Please be careful if on Turner McCall northbound into downtown Rome this Sunday afternoon. A truck and a car have collided, blocking traffic mostly in the lanes flowing north from East Seventh Street up to the Hicks Drive turn into the Home Depot/Burger King entrance. Police arrived on the scene around 2:10 p.m. as… Read more

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Word on the Tweet: Better business news? Updates on ‘The Base.’ Mounting flu concerns. Area politics. Restaurant rumors.

Word on the Tweet: Better business news? Updates on ‘The Base.’ Mounting flu concerns. Area politics. Restaurant rumors.

  Some Kiplinger-style updates on our nine key topics in Northwest Georgia: BUSINESS: This week should end on a plus note. A couple of things in the works are expected to gel before sunset. We’ll have the updates once final this afternoon or evening. We’re do for a little good news after a recent spike… Read more

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2019 Rome collision statistics: 17 percent jump in collisions with almost a third caused by drivers following too closely. No. 1 intersection for wrecks: Shorter at Redmond Circle.

2019 Rome collision statistics: 17 percent jump in collisions with almost a third caused by drivers following too closely. No. 1 intersection for wrecks: Shorter at Redmond Circle.

  From Rome Police: From 2018 to 2019, we saw an increase in total traffic collisions and injuries (collisions – 2018: 2,122/ 2019: 2,490). The most common cause of the collisions has been very consistent, following too close. The most common days for collisions to occur were found to be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with… Read more

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Overturned log truck on the Bypass near Redmond Road/Mathis Drive. Photos from the scene.

Overturned log truck on the Bypass near Redmond Road/Mathis Drive. Photos from the scene.

Hometown Headlines’ Natalie Simms captured these images of an overturned log truck on the Bypass near Redmond Road/Mathis Drive near the old GE plant. Rome Police officers are on the scene at 12:20 p.m.; no ambulances are on the scene. Traffic is being blocked fromturning onto Redmond Circle from the Bypass. Please avoid the area… Read more

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Updated: 48-year-old man faces murder, child cruelty charges stemming from grandson’s death a year ago. Police: Autopsy showed child ‘had a controlled substance in its blood.’ Coroner initiated the investigation.

Updated: 48-year-old man faces murder, child cruelty charges stemming from grandson’s death a year ago. Police: Autopsy showed child ‘had a controlled substance in its blood.’ Coroner initiated the investigation.

THE LATEST Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor says he initiated the investigation into the death of 3-year-old Dajarius Hudson a year ago after he was summoned to Redmond Regional Medical Center following the child’s death. Proctor says he noted some “red flags” during his initial review and had the boy’s body sent to the GBI… Read more

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Car, semi collide on U.S. 27 in front of Berry College.

Car, semi collide on U.S. 27 in front of Berry College.

A small car and a semi-tractor trailer collided on U.S. 27 in front of Berry College on Wednesday morning. Witnesses say both vehicles are off the side of the highway as the investigation continues. Floyd E-911 reports traffic is flowing at the intersection with the entrance to the college but vehicles in both direction are… Read more

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NBC takes closer look at ‘The Base,’ the neo-Nazi network and its connection to the three men arrested by Floyd County Police last week.

NBC takes closer look at ‘The Base,’ the neo-Nazi network and its connection to the three men arrested by Floyd County Police last week.

NBC News report takes a look at ‘The Base‘, the neo-Nazi network with ties to three Georgia men arrested by Floyd County Police on Thursday. NBC Report  The report highlights the FBI arrests of other alleged white supremacists and looks at the decentralized neo-Nazi movement. According to the report, ‘The Base’ has chapters across the U.S.… Read more

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First of two updates: Three men held on charges of attempting to kill Bartow couple, overthrow the government. WSJ article links Georgia men to others arrested in three other states.

First of two updates: Three men held on charges of attempting to kill Bartow couple, overthrow the government. WSJ article links Georgia men to others arrested in three other states.

Here’s the latest on the three men arrested by Floyd County Police and the FBI. The 20-page document follows.  THE LATEST Media release: A Floyd County man and two others from Georgia are currently in jail for charges that allege they were involved in a white supremacist group with plans to overthrow the government and murder a… Read more

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From Floyd County Police: The documents in “exhibit 1” in the case against the three murder conspiracy/overthrow suspects. It also references “television media” as future targets. Warning: Obscene language.

From Floyd County Police: The documents in “exhibit 1” in the case against the three murder conspiracy/overthrow suspects. It also references “television media” as future targets. Warning: Obscene language.

The following is a copy of the document identified as Exhibit 1 in this case.  We caution you that there are “f bombs” in parts of the 18-page document as well as some slurs. Likewise, there are references to plotting two murders and even mention of “future targets,” all being in the “television media.”  There… Read more

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Guilty: Cartersville man convicted on all charges in W. Va. court including distribution of fentanyl resulting in death of Courtney DuBois, whose remains were found at the Bartow County Landfill.

Guilty: Cartersville man convicted on all charges in W. Va. court including distribution of fentanyl resulting in death of Courtney DuBois, whose remains were found at the Bartow County Landfill.

  A West Virginia jury has convicted a Cartersville man in connection with the death of 20-year-old Courtney Nicole DuBois whose remains were found at the Bartow County Landfill in August 2018. According to WVNews.com, Terrick Robinson, 35, of Cartersville, was found guilty of all eight drug and gun charges, including distribution of fentanyl resulting in… Read more

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Authorities seek community’s help in solving deadly hit-and-in near Cedartown on Dec. 22; suspect vehicle likely a 2007 Buick Enclave.

Authorities seek community’s help in solving deadly hit-and-in near Cedartown on Dec. 22; suspect vehicle likely a 2007 Buick Enclave.

  THE LATEST Law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help in solving a Dec. 22 hit-and-run that took the life of a local woman. Officials have determined that the vehicle driven during the hit and run was a 2007 model or later white Buick Enclave. The incident happened on Prior Station Road around 6:30 p.m.… Read more

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Police: Latest armed robbery, this time in Cedartown, ends with the arrest of a Rockmart man.

Police: Latest armed robbery, this time in Cedartown, ends with the arrest of a Rockmart man.

  In context: The latest in an apparently unrelated string of armed robberies in Floyd and Polk counties took place in Cedartown on Tuesday morning. Thanks to a witness, police there arrested a suspect in the case. It was the second time in a week an armed robbery suspect was caught soon after the crime.… Read more

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Gordon sheriff: Armed suspect in missing persons case found hiding under mobile home with victim, surrenders after ’30 to 45 minutes more of tense negotiations.’

Gordon sheriff: Armed suspect in missing persons case found hiding under mobile home with victim, surrenders after ’30 to 45 minutes more of tense negotiations.’

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: On Monday morning, Jan. 13, Kayla Silvers, 29, was reported missing by a family member who told deputies she’d last been seen on Saturday. Jan. 11. Detectives immediately initiated a search for the missing woman.  Detectives had also developed information that she had been the victim of an… Read more

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Floyd County Police, Rome Police, Sheriff receive ‘Narcan’ donations from Floyd Against Drugs to help revive overdose victims officers encounter.

Floyd County Police, Rome Police, Sheriff receive ‘Narcan’ donations from Floyd Against Drugs to help revive overdose victims officers encounter.

  Media release: The Floyd County Police Department received a generous donation of the opioid antidote naloxone from Floyd Against Drugs on Tuesday. This donation will equip officers to save lives and revive overdose victims who are unresponsive as a result of opioids. The gift from FAD is part of their work to fulfill a need in… Read more

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Traffic clearing on Ga. 101 following a series of accidents this morning that closed the road at one point.

Traffic clearing on Ga. 101 following a series of accidents this morning that closed the road at one point.

9 a.m. update: Ga. 101 at Wax Road is beginning to clear following a series of accidents this morning.   PREVIOUSLY     PREVIOUSLY Watch your commute into Rome this morning. There’s a wreck in the 4300 block of Rockmart Highway that has traffic stalled in some areas, according to Floyd E-911. The backup starts… Read more

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