Category Archives: Crimewatch

Update: All lanes reopened after multiple vehicle accident on I-75 northbound, blocking traffic from Cass-White Road to Ga. 140 in Adairsville. Best bet: U.S. 41.

Update: All lanes reopened after multiple vehicle accident on I-75 northbound, blocking traffic from Cass-White Road to Ga. 140 in Adairsville. Best bet: U.S. 41.

  4:45 p.m. Update: The accident has been moved to the shoulder and all lanes reopened. Traffic is moving slow from the Ga. 140 intersection in Adairsville south to Cass-White Road. Previous report: The accident involves multiple vehicles.  First responders are on scene working to reopen the lanes and there is no estimated time of clearance. … Read more

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Funeral arrangements under way for Courtney Dubois, whose dismembered body was found at the Bartow County Landfill. Vigil confirmed outside the Bartow sheriff’s office on Oct. 20.

Funeral arrangements under way for Courtney Dubois, whose dismembered body was found at the Bartow County Landfill. Vigil confirmed outside the Bartow sheriff’s office on Oct. 20.

  Funeral arrangements are being made and a local vigil is planned the following day for Courtney Nicole Dubois, the 20-year-old woman whose dismembered body was found at the Bartow County Landfill on Aug. 13. Duncan-Graves Funeral Home in Presque Isle, Maine — near where Dubois grew up — is working with her relatives to… Read more

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Updated: James D. Fielder, the 14th person indicted in the Floyd Schools theft case, surrenders at Floyd County Jail.

Updated: James D. Fielder, the 14th person indicted in the Floyd Schools theft case, surrenders at Floyd County Jail.

LATEST UPDATE James David Fielder, 57, the 14th person indicted in the Floyd County Schools theft case but one of two who hadn’t been arrested as yet, surrendered at the Floyd County Jail on Wednesday. He faces six charges — four counts of violating the state’s RICO (racketeering) Act; records and reports of certain currency… Read more

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Power back on for more than 2,000 customers off North Broad

Power back on for more than 2,000 customers off North Broad

3:55 p.m.: Power is restored to the North Rome area. PREVIOUS More than 2,000 residents and businesses were without power Wednesday afternoon off North Broad, stretching as far as the Bypass at one point. Georgia Power crews quickly restored power to 1,155 customers (pictured above) on the right side of the North Broad while those… Read more

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Did you receive this afternoon’s emergency alerts? “This is a test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

Did you receive this afternoon’s emergency alerts? “This is a test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

The National EAS and WEA test will be held on the backup date of October 3, 2018, beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to… Read more

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Services set for Saturday for Steven James. Bartow County Schools ‘honoring our own.’

Services set for Saturday for Steven James. Bartow County Schools ‘honoring our own.’

REMEMBER JAMES Mr. Steven Jarmal James of Cartersville, Ga., passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Funeral services will  be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Cartersville First Baptist Church, 241 Douthit Ferry Road, Cartersville, The body will lie in state in the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of… Read more

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Gordon County man faces 10 counts of aggravated child molestation, enticing, sexual batter and other charges.

Gordon County man faces 10 counts of aggravated child molestation, enticing, sexual batter and other charges.

From Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston:  On Sept. 20, acting in response to a report of children having been sexually molested, sheriff’s detectives initiated an investigation into the activities of a Reeves Station Road man. Detectives and child advocacy personnel interviewed a number of children and detectives questioned other witnesses. The investigation concerned events spanning… Read more

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Gordon sheriff: Woman charged with aggravated assault in shooting that left Calhoun area man hospitalized in Chattanooga.

Gordon sheriff: Woman charged with aggravated assault in shooting that left Calhoun area man hospitalized in Chattanooga.

  From Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: At about 3 p.m. Sunday, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a location on Georgia Drive near Calhoun regarding a man who’d been shot. First responders arrived and found a 39-year-old man later identified as Ignacia Fernando Rodriguez, suffering from a gunshot wound. The man indicated that he’d been… Read more

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Remembering Marshall Watson, Coosa High junior who died in accident on U.S. 411 near Cave Spring. Services set for today at 2 p.m. Complete obituary now posted.

Remembering Marshall Watson, Coosa High junior who died in accident on U.S. 411 near Cave Spring. Services set for today at 2 p.m. Complete obituary now posted.

Funeral services for Marshall Watson, age 16, will be Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Visitation will be held at 12 noon until the service hours. Interment will be at Cave Spring Cemetery. The family asks that attendees wear a black shirt and jeans or casual… Read more

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Adairsville Police investigating death of 4-month-old found unresponsive at home; autopsy underway at state crime lab.

Adairsville Police investigating death of 4-month-old found unresponsive at home; autopsy underway at state crime lab.

From Adairsville Police:  At about 9 a.m. Friday morning (September 28th), officers with the Adairsville Police Department. responded to a private residence on North Main Street in response to a report of an unresponsive infant. Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived to find a 4-month-old male infant unresponsive. The infant was transported to an area… Read more

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Honoring Polk County Det. Kristen Hearne: Wreath-laying ceremony, blood drive and memorial service among today’s remembrance events.

Honoring Polk County Det. Kristen Hearne: Wreath-laying ceremony, blood drive and memorial service among today’s remembrance events.

Today marks exactly one year since Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne was shot and killed while responding to a call in rural Polk County on Sept. 29, 2017. As the two suspects charged in her murder await trial, loved ones and co-workers will join together today to remember her life of service. There will be… Read more

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Gordon County sheriff: Rape investigation involving a 13-year-old leads to one arrest on sexual battery, other counts; another arrest on furnishing obscene material.

Gordon County sheriff: Rape investigation involving a 13-year-old leads to one arrest on sexual battery, other counts; another arrest on furnishing obscene material.

Media release from Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: On Sept. 23, sheriff’s detectives initiated an investigation into allegations of child molestation and statutory rape said to have occurred at a private residence near the Dews Pond community within the last few days. The case involves a 13-year-old female victim. Witnesses were interviewed and electronic image… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College adds police chief, staff.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College adds police chief, staff.

  Media release: Student safety is of the highest priority on any college campus these days, according to Pete McDonald, president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.. Which is why Georgia Northwestern has recently created and gained state approval for its own police force to handle incidents and promote student, faculty, staff and visitor safety at… Read more

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Final services set for Friday for Cartersville man found slain in Butts County.

Final services set for Friday for Cartersville man found slain in Butts County.

    THE LATEST Final services have been set for Curtis Arthur Pitts, 31, who died Friday in what authorities say was a murder. Two suspects have been charged in the case (details below). Visitation is set for 10 until 11 a.m. Friday at Owen Funeral Home in Cartersville with a celebration of life to… Read more

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Traffic note: Water main break clogs Ga. 156 (with brief video courtesy of the Floyd County Police Department)

Traffic note: Water main break clogs Ga. 156 (with brief video courtesy of the Floyd County Police Department)

From Floyd E-911:  Ga.  156 at Grant Road (2800 block) at Grand Road was down to one lane this morning after a water main break as shown in this video courtesy of the Floyd County Police Department.  Sgt Jeramy Penny captured video this morning as the water geyser spanned the roadway. Read more

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Minor gas leak shuts part of Old Summerville Road this morning.

Minor gas leak shuts part of Old Summerville Road this morning.

  From Floyd County Police, 5:55 a.m.: “Old Summerville is closed from Cemetery Road to the area north of Little Texas Valley because of a minor gas leak.” Floyd 911 reports a downed tree knocked some gas lines and meters over, causing the leak. Read more

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Rome Police: One dead, three others wounded in early Sunday shooting in North Rome. Fifth murder in Rome since mid-June.

Rome Police: One dead, three others wounded in early Sunday shooting in North Rome. Fifth murder in Rome since mid-June.

  Rome Police media release: On Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4:20 a.m., E-911 advised that multiple subjects were calling about possible gun shots in the area of North Broad Street and Church Street.  While en route to the area, Sgt. Hutchins observed a silver Jeep traveling at a high rate of speed pulling into Floyd Medical… Read more

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