Category Archives: Crimewatch

Polk authorities continuing investigation into the death of an 11-month-old boy last week; his twin sister died shortly after birth last January, coroner says.

Polk authorities continuing investigation into the death of an 11-month-old boy last week; his twin sister died shortly after birth last January, coroner says.

The death of an 11-month-old Cedartown toddler on Dec. 23 remains under investigation in Polk County. William Ryder Beck, who was born on Jan. 14, 2019, was a twin whose sister died within days of birth, says Polk County Coroner Tony L Brazier. William also had medical issues at birth and was transferred to Egleston… Read more

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4:45 p.m. Traffic alert: Shannon Road still closed as clean up continues after tractor trailer overturns on Highway 53 (Calhoun Hwy). Use East Hermitage Road as alternate.

4:45 p.m. Traffic alert: Shannon Road still closed as clean up continues after tractor trailer overturns on Highway 53 (Calhoun Hwy). Use East Hermitage Road as alternate.

  4:45 p.m. update: Shannon Road is still closed as cleanup continues from Friday afternoon’s overturned tractor trailer. Sgt. Chris Fincher with Floyd County Police reports plastic debris still needs to be cleaned up by the trucking company. They hope to reopen the road this evening. Please use East Hermitage Road as an alternate. Previous… Read more

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As Christmas ‘break’ ends tonight, a look at what to expect over New Year’s holiday.

As Christmas ‘break’ ends tonight, a look at what to expect over New Year’s holiday.

  Watching area roads during the holidays: The Georgia State Patrol and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division will be on high visibility patrols on interstates and state roads during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel periods. State troopers and MCCD officers encourage motorists to exercise safe driving habits in an effort to reduce the number… Read more

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Bartow County Fire Department’s technical rescue team helps a German shepherd in a tight spot on the side of a cliff.

Bartow County Fire Department’s technical rescue team helps a German shepherd in a tight spot on the side of a cliff.

Great rescue mission on Monday by the Bartow County Fire Department’s techincal rescue team. Now let’s get this pup home to the rightful owners — and a new forever home. Read more

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IRS to continue enforcement actions in conservation easement cases following latest court decision. Rome considered a ‘hotbed’ for easements.

IRS to continue enforcement actions in conservation easement cases following latest court decision. Rome considered a ‘hotbed’ for easements.

In context: This is an update to keep on your news radar as Rome in particular is considered a “hot bed” for conservation activity. This latest enforcement upgrade by the Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers involved in designated syndicated conservation easement arrangements to consult their tax advisors following a recent U.S. Tax Court decision. The agency… Read more

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Floyd Police: Cave Spring woman killed in motorcycle crash off Booger Hollow Road.

Floyd Police: Cave Spring woman killed in motorcycle crash off Booger Hollow Road.

  Services set for Ms. Julia Ruth Alford Pope. Please click Obituaries PREVIOUSLY Media release: The Floyd County Police Department is investigating a fatal wreck on Booger Hollow Road in the 600-block near Lumpkin Road. The road was closed for several hours Friday night.  A 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling north toward US 27… Read more

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Cartersville man, woman held on charges involving local auto break-ins. One suspect also faces drug, additional counts.

Cartersville man, woman held on charges involving local auto break-ins. One suspect also faces drug, additional counts.

Cartersville Police have charged two people in what is described as a series of auto break-ins in recent weeks. Police and jail records identify the suspects are Tyon Namount Kimbro of a Cartersville address. Hannah Patrice Dobson, also of Cartersville. In addition to the auto burglary case, Dobson also was charged with possession of meth,… Read more

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Gordon County home fire claims the life of a Calhoun woman; second fatal fire in the county in four weeks.

Gordon County home fire claims the life of a Calhoun woman; second fatal fire in the county in four weeks.

  An investigation continues Friday into a structure that claimed the life of 72-year-old Calhoun woman. It was the second fatal fire in Gordon County in four weeks. The victim has been identified as Sandra Nation, who lived at 305 Hall Memorial Road, says Gordon County Deputy Coroner Heath Derryberry. A preliminary investigation shows she… Read more

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Floyd Police: Alabama man charged with plotting to have sex with local teen and then fly her to Oregon.

Floyd Police: Alabama man charged with plotting to have sex with local teen and then fly her to Oregon.

Media release: A Birmingham man was arrested Wednesday night by Floyd County Police detectives on charges he traveled to Rome for the purpose of having sex with a teen and then flying her to Oregon. Gerry Allen Pugh, 55, has a Birmingham address but he works in Portland, Ore., at an electric company. He drove to Floyd… Read more

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Floyd County Police name Baker Harbin officer of the year for rescuing kidnap victim. Also: Officers of the quarter; retirements and promotions.

Floyd County Police name Baker Harbin officer of the year for rescuing kidnap victim. Also: Officers of the quarter; retirements and promotions.

  Media release: The officer of the year for Floyd County Police Department was chosen for his work to intercept and rescue a kidnap victim who was taken by force from her home and was being shuttled away to Polk County. Patrol Officer Baker Harbin was named as 2019 Officer of the Year at the annual… Read more

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Cartersville Police: Man held as a suspect in dozens of vehicle break-ins in the city in recent months.

Cartersville Police: Man held as a suspect in dozens of vehicle break-ins in the city in recent months.

  PREVIOUSLY Tavion Lakail Carter of Cartersville was arrested by the Cartersville Police Department on Dec. 17 in connection with his involvement in dozens of entering autos that occurred throughout the city of Cartersville over recent months. Carter is being housed at the Bartow County Jail and is charged with multiple counts of Entering Auto,… Read more

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The Spirit of the Season: Nearly 800 local children will have brighter Christmas thanks to Christmas with a Cop, Sheriff’s Santa, Shop with a Hero programs.

The Spirit of the Season: Nearly 800 local children will have brighter Christmas thanks to Christmas with a Cop, Sheriff’s Santa, Shop with a Hero programs.

        Christmas will be brighter for some 75 Rome and Floyd County children thanks to the efforts of the Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the 2019 edition of Christmas with a Cop (formerly known as Shop with a Cop). Saturday’s 18th annual event was staged at the Walmart in… Read more

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Rockmart man, 41, sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to possessing more than 600 videos, 800 images of child pornography.

Rockmart man, 41, sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to possessing more than 600 videos, 800 images of child pornography.

Media release: Adam Brent Nesbitt, 41, of Rockmart, has been sentenced for possessing approximately 800 images and approximately 600 videos of child pornography, depicting mostly children under 12 years old. Prior to his arrest, Nesbitt was a paraprofessional at an elementary school in Sandy Springs working with special needs children. “It is disturbing when we… Read more

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Floyd County Police: Driver escapes serious injury after falling asleep, hitting power pole in Lindale. Power restored to 385 customers.

Floyd County Police: Driver escapes serious injury after falling asleep, hitting power pole in Lindale. Power restored to 385 customers.

UPDATE: Power has been restored to 385 customers in the area.   From Floyd County Police: A morning wreck that damaged utility lines is expected to snarl afternoon traffic around Pepperell High School this afternoon.  The affected area is on Park Avenue around Second Street, where Georgia Power crews are working to install a pole… Read more

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Employee injured in accident on Turner McCall as repaving work continued Monday.

Employee injured in accident on Turner McCall as repaving work continued Monday.

An employee of C.W. Matthews Contracting was struck by a hauling truck Monday morning while working on the repaving of part of Turner McCall Boulevard, says Joe Schulman, District 6 communications officer for Georgia DOT. The extent of the employee’s injuries was not known Monday afternoon. Traffic in the southbound lanes — already compromised by… Read more

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NewsChannel 9: Couple wanted in Rome on federal drug, weapons charges captured near Dunlap, Tenn.

NewsChannel 9: Couple wanted in Rome on federal drug, weapons charges captured near Dunlap, Tenn.

From NewsChannel 9, Chattanooga: Sequatchie County, Tenn., officials arrested Jonathan Bryant, 25, and Tiffany Julian, 32, Saturday morning, who have active federal warrants out of Rome on charges involving drugs, resisting arrest and for owning guns as felons.  On Tommy Austin Road in Dunlap Tennessee, the sounds of nature are typical. But what’s not — is… Read more

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Cartersville woman among 20 plaintiffs alleging sexual assault by Lyft drivers.

Cartersville woman among 20 plaintiffs alleging sexual assault by Lyft drivers.

Editor’s notes: Hometown Headlines does not identify reported victims of sexual crimes. In this case, however, the reported victim has presented herself by name at a press conference. Also, we are not linking you to the original story as it features inappropriate advertising, especially given the nature of this case. A summary follows. From siliconvalley.com: Twenty… Read more

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Note for jurors summoned for next week; phone lines down at judicial center.

Note for jurors summoned for next week; phone lines down at judicial center.

 Media release:   Because of phone lines being down at the courthouse/judicial center, for Monday, Dec. 9, Jurors 1-110 will need to report as instructed on your summons to the jury assembly room #308, located on the 3rd floor of the new courthouse, Tribune Street between the Historic Courthouse and The Forum.   Jurors should… Read more

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