Category Archives: Crimewatch

Accident on Riverbend includes damage to NW Georgia Medical Center building; traffic still moving slow as wreck cleared.

Accident on Riverbend includes damage to NW Georgia Medical Center building; traffic still moving slow as wreck cleared.

    An accident Wednesday morning spun a vehicle into the side of the Northwest Georgia Medical Center building off Riverbend Drive before Riverbend Center. In addition to vehicle damage, the above photos shows some impact on the Riverbend side of the building. The traffic map below shows congestion continuing on Riverbend at 8:35 Wednesday… Read more

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Floyd County Police: Aggressive, distracted and impaired driving key factors in 13 fatalities on Rome/Floyd roads so far this year (video). New today: Rome Police stats showing a surge in wrecks, fatalities — and DUI arrests.

Floyd County Police: Aggressive, distracted and impaired driving key factors in 13 fatalities on Rome/Floyd roads so far this year (video). New today: Rome Police stats showing a surge in wrecks, fatalities — and DUI arrests.

A second video, from FCPD, appears below as well if some can’t hear the above. The Floyd County Police Department held a news briefing Tuesday afternoon to address this year’s increase in serious injury crashes and fatalities. Led by Sgt. Chris Fincher, the agency charted accidents so far this year, including three primary causes. Those… Read more

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Cedartown: 38-year-old man found shot to death; police, GBI investigating.

Cedartown: 38-year-old man found shot to death; police, GBI investigating.

  Media release: The Cedartown Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are working an investigation surrounding a suspected shooting death on Central Street. At approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 10, Cedartown Police responded to Central Street. Upon arrival, officers found an individual lying on the sidewalk, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. The… Read more

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Buzz: Chief Justice extends state judicial emergency for 30 days; most court operations returning to normal.

Buzz: Chief Justice extends state judicial emergency for 30 days; most court operations returning to normal.

Under an order signed Saturday by Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton, next Friday, May 14, deadlines will be reimposed on prosecutors for presenting cases to the grand jury involving detained adults and juveniles. The order is the 14th the Chief Justice has signed that extends for 30 days the Statewide Judicial Emergency… Read more

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Metro Drug Task Force arrests three Cave Spring relatives in drug case, jail records show.

Metro Drug Task Force arrests three Cave Spring relatives in drug case, jail records show.

  Three Cave Spring relatives face drug charges following arrests Friday by the Rome-Floyd Metro Drug Task Force. Floyd County Jail reports show: Jerrod W. Pledger, 25, of Morgan Dairy Road faces 12 counts including drug purchase and possession. Jerrod R. Pledger, 64, faces three drug counts. Candice S. Pledger, 51, was charged with two… Read more

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All clear. Earlier: Evening accident had Ga. 101 at Wax Road tied up.

All clear. Earlier: Evening accident had Ga. 101 at Wax Road tied up.

This accident scene has been cleared.¬†       The commute on Ga. 101 is stacked up this Friday evening by an accident at the intersection of Wax Road and Ga. 101 just above the post office. Traffic is stalled northbound heading into Rome and slowed in the southbound lanes. Witnesses reported hearing a loud… Read more

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RPD: Toxicology reports led to vehicular homicide and other charges filed against a Rome woman; the victim was a passenger in her car.

RPD: Toxicology reports led to vehicular homicide and other charges filed against a Rome woman; the victim was a passenger in her car.

Two months to the day following the fatal accident, a Rome woman was arrested on four charges including vehiclular homicide. Rome Police Capt. Chris DeHart says toxicology tests taken following the accident were analyzed by the GBI. Once the results were returned, warrants were sought against¬†Michelle Cantu, 49, of Calhoun Avenue, he says. Her 2006… Read more

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At 1 p.m., almost all service has been restored. Earlier: Power out for nearly 900 customers off Martha Berry, Summerville Park; some traffic lights out on Shorter as well.

At 1 p.m., almost all service has been restored. Earlier: Power out for nearly 900 customers off Martha Berry, Summerville Park; some traffic lights out on Shorter as well.

Your lunch hour commute, or meal at home in some areas, is in question this afternoon. Several power outages, especially in central Rome, has more than 860 customers in the dark. Traffic lights also are caught in the mess. As Floyd 911 says (above), please treat intersections as four-way stops. Restortation estimate: 1 p.m. Also… Read more

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Diving accident at Kraken Springs in White claims the life of a Gwinnett firefighter; friends rally to support wife, four children.

Diving accident at Kraken Springs in White claims the life of a Gwinnett firefighter; friends rally to support wife, four children.

A Gwinnett County firefighter has died in an apparent diving accident at Kraken Springs diving center in White just west of Toyo Tire. The watersports park released this statement on Sunday: Yesterday, Saturday May 01, a diver was involved in an accident. We, at Kraken Springs, are devastated by this accident and the subsequent loss… Read more

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State Patrol: Adairsville motorcyclist dies in Saturday afternoon collision.

State Patrol: Adairsville motorcyclist dies in Saturday afternoon collision.

    A 33-year-old Adairsville man died Saturday afternoon involving the 2006 Harley Street Glide motorcycle he was driving and another vehicle, Bartow County Coroner Joel T. Guyton confirms. The Georgia State Patrol reports: On May 1, at 5:17 p.m., Jamie Boilard Jr. was traveling north on Jones Mill Road while negotiating a curve. Boilard… Read more

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‘Gas’ mystery solved. Earlier: Gas leak reported in southside of Floyd County.

‘Gas’ mystery solved. Earlier: Gas leak reported in southside of Floyd County.

From the Rome News-Tribune: “The fire department is reporting they have discovered the source of the natural gas odor reported in the south of the county this morning. A gas company contractor was attempting to burn off an amount of mercaptan, the chemical that gives commercial natural gas its odor, according to Fire Chief Troy… Read more

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SWAT standoff over; police interviewing several people.

SWAT standoff over; police interviewing several people.

Rome Police have issued an “all clear” from the site of Tuesday morning’s SWAT deployment.¬†Assistant Chief of Police Debbie Burnett says several people are being interviewed as of 12:45 p.m. From Rome City Schools: In response to the recent incident near Maple Road, East 12th and Crane Street, Rome City Schools dismissal will not be… Read more

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State Patrol: 3 injured as car runs into parked semi on I-75 south Sunday night; witnesses pull family from burning car.

State Patrol: 3 injured as car runs into parked semi on I-75 south Sunday night; witnesses pull family from burning car.

From the Georgia State Patrol: On April 25, at approximately 8 p.m., troopers from the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 Cartersville responded to a two-vehicle crash, with a vehicle fire, on I-75 south at mile marker 288 (just south of the Main Street exit). The crash involved a 2006 Nissan Altima, occupied by a 32-year-old… Read more

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