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Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Woman wasn't shoplifting when baby fell, police say

ATHENS, Ga. -- A woman was not trying to steal on Wednesday when she dropped her newborn son on his head while grocery shopping at a store, Athens-Clarke County police said.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Shoplifting woman drops baby on head, police say

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police say a 3-week-old boy was critically injured when his mother dropped him on his head as she allegedly shoplifted.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Athens agent shot, suspect killed

ATHENS, Ga. -- A U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent was wounded and a suspect killed Tuesday during a drug investigation.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Gurley falsely accused of bar punch

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of assaulting a man early Sunday in a downtown Athens bar, Athens-Clarke County police said.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

90-count indictment in Ga. Alzheimer case

A Jackson County grand jury has returned a 90-count indictment alleging widespread abuse at an Athens-area Alzheimer's care facility.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Indicted in Athens brass duck attack

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted an Athens man who seriously injured another man last year by smashing him in the face with a brass duck.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Drugged Ga. man blamed for chaos

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 53-year-old man driving under the influence of drugs Tuesday night left a trail of destruction from Jackson County to Athens.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, June 19, 2014

UGA student drives away 'booted' Jag

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student was arrested Wednesday for driving away while an Athens Downtown Development Authority employee was placing a boot on his car for unpaid parking fines.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Athens teen with pants on fire charged with torching car

ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County police Wednesday night arrested a local teen who they say torched a car in east Athens four months ago.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Campus wreck jails UGA employee

A University of Georgia employee was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he wrecked a university-owned vehicle while driving on campus, UGA police said.
By Joe Johnson

Athens mom guilty in newborn's death

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County jury has convicted an Athens woman who stabbed her son to death soon after giving birth in November 2012.
By Joe Johnson

Monday, May 19, 2014

Update: Arrest made in Athens motel fire

 ATHENS, Ga. -- A 34-year-old man is facing a felony charge in connection with an intentionally-set fire early this morning at a westside motel that killed his girlfriend
By Joe Johnson

Friday, May 2, 2014

Georgia Power worker injured

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Georgia Power worker was among those injured during the severe wind storm that struck Athens Wednesday morning, claiming the life of one resident and injuring at least one other.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

1 dead as storm hits Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- The high winds that buffeted Athens-Clarke County this morning has left one person dead and at least one other injured, officials said.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Athens cops seek 'cross-eyed' peeping Tom

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities are searching for a man who spied on a woman while she was in a restroom stall at Athens Technical College.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ga. middle school teacher busted growing pot

ATHENS, Ga. -- A middle school teacher was arrested Wednesday when authorities found an indoor marijuana farm at his home.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cameras catch Athens school bus violators

ATHENS, Ga. -- In its first full week of operation, a new camera system now used on several Clarke County School District buses captured images of 17 violators.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UGA overdose should be warning, cops say

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities on Wednesday said a 21-year-old University of Georgia student found dead in his East Campus Village dorm room three months ago died from an accidental drug overdose.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ga. man kept pregnant teen murder victim under watch

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 34-year-old man apparently kept his pregnant teenage girlfriend under surveillance before he allegedly beat her to death at their Jackson County home outside of Jefferson.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, April 4, 2014

Ga. woman gets teddy bear with heroin inside

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police said a woman received an unexpected shipment Thursday -- heroin hidden inside a teddy bear.
By Joe Johnson
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Woman found in river identified

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A woman was found dead Tuesday morning in the Savannah River has been identified as Suzanne E. Dyke, 61, of North Augusta.
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