Stories by Joe Johnson

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

UGA student goes naked in public

ATHENS, Ga. -- For the second time in a month a University of Georgia student was taken to the hospital after being found naked in public while apparently high on drugs.
By Joe Johnson

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Mom seeks son found in pajamas on Athens highway

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Pennsylvania woman was very concerned for the welfare of her mentally-ill son after he went missing from his hometown last month, briefly resurfaced this week in pajamas along a ...
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, June 2, 2016

UGA wreck victim out of coma

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student reportedly is out of a coma more than a month after she was critically injured in a traffic accident claiming the lives of four fellow students.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, May 27, 2016

Arrest 4 years after body found in Ga. well

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens man was arrested in connection with the murder of his business partner more than four years ago.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Gunfire near UGA Health Sciences campus

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities are reporting gunshots have been fired near the University of Georgia's Health Sciences Campus.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Ex-UGA official faces child porn charges

ATHENS, Ga. -- A former University of Georgia official has been indicted on child pornography charges.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Snake, dogs aid Athens shoplifter

ATHENS, Ga. -- A shoplifter this week used a snake and two dogs to create a distraction while stealing from two stores in downtown Athens.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Con man faces UGA kidnap charge

ATHENS, Ga. - A man who got out of prison last year after swindling $10,000 from an elderly retired University of Georgia professor was arrested again early Tuesday on charges of kidnapping a student.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

UGA rape suspect banned from Clarke County

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student accused of raping another student on campus last month has been banned from all of Athens-Clarke County.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

No indictment for Ga. nurse accused in sex assault

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County grand jury has declined to indict a nurse who was accused of sexually assaulting a patient who was under anesthesia at an Athens hospital.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Ga. trucker survives 7 gunshot wounds

ATHENS, Ga. -- Even with a gun in his face, Don Davis wouldn't do what the gunman said.
By Joe Johnson

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Ex-Georgia coroner admits gun theft

ATHENS, Ga. -- A former Athens-Clarke County coroner last week pleaded guilty in federal court in connection with the theft of firearms from an Athens gun dealer.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Georgia 'rampage' victim dies

ATHENS, Ga. -- One of the victims of a man's rampage this week in Oglethorpe County has died, while her killer was released from an Athens hospital.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

More charges expected in Georgia rampage

ATHENS, Ga. -- A man who went on a shooting rampage earlier this week near Athens is expected to be charged with murder as one of his victims was declared brain damaged and on life support.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Feticide charge in Athens area shootout

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation filed a feticide charge against a man who shot his pregnant former girlfriend during a rampage Monday in Oglethorpe County in which he rammed an ...
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

3 shot in rampage near Athens

Three people were shot Monday in Oglethorpe County near Athens when a man went on a rampage that started out as a domestic dispute the night before.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Athens men freed from 'slave house'

ATHENS, Ga. -- A man's complaint that Emma Lois Heard was "running a slave house" in west Athens evidently prompted authorities last week to search the home on Landor Drive and rescue four men.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Athens cop faces child sex charge

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens-Clarke County police officer was arrested Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile several years ago.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, May 8, 2015

Athens sees robbery increase

ATHENS, Ga. -- After a brief respite, possibly related robberies in and around downtown Athens resumed Wednesday morning when a gang of thieves attacked a University of Georgia student and a boy ...
By Joe Johnson

Friday, March 27, 2015

Gun fired in latest Athens holdup try

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police say someone fired a gun Thursday night during an attempted armed robbery west of downtown.
By Joe Johnson
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