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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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UGA student holdup may be linked to others

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police said they are investigating a holdup as possibly related to five other armed robberies or attempted robberies in the area in recent days.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Athens bandits busy, hold up professor

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police continue to investigate three possibly related hold-ups reported last week near UGA.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, March 20, 2015

5th UGA student dies this year

ATHENS, Ga. -- Not even three full months into the year and the University of Georgia on Thursday registered its fifth student death of 2015.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Athens nurse arrested for sex with patient

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens nurse was arrested and fired after an allegation he had oral sex with a groggy patient in a hospital recovery room.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Student in UGA fraternity gunplay surrenders

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student accused in a weekend shooting incident during an on-campus dispute between two fraternities surrendered to authorities Monday night.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Indictment in UGA terror threat case

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County grand jury has indicted a University of Georgia student for creating a scare on campus last fall by using social media to threaten mass gun violence.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

UGA student shot, killed

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student was fatally shot Tuesday in what police are calling a drug-related homicide.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Georgia Tech student indicted for UGA Web site hack

ATHENS, Ga. -- A grand jury has indicted a Georgia Tech student for allegedly hacking into UGA's computer network to post a message prior to the rivalry game.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Ga. cops dump sex offender in nearby county

Athens-Clarke County police drove a 51-year-old sex offender back to neighboring Walton County from where he'd come earlier in the day.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

UGA player calms strip club brawl

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia football player who witnessed a strip club altercation Thursday helped remove the unruly customer.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Naked woman crashes truck in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- A woman stole a Madison County man's pickup truck early Tuesday morning and then drove naked into Athens, where she crashed it into two vehicles.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Burned body found in Athens car

ATHENS, Ga. -- A body was found in a burned-out car late Wednesday afternoon at a quarry in eastern Athens-Clarke County.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

UGA athlete accounts hacked

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia police said they are investigating a case in which thieves accessed the bank accounts of UGA athletes to apparently launder fraudulent checks.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Athens cops nab 3 Australian flag molesters

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police said they arrested three men from Australia Tuesday morning after they were found tampering with an American flag
By Joe Johnson

Ga. woman rams estranged husband's car

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 27-year-old woman was arrested Sunday following a road rage incident in which she repeatedly rammed her estranged husband's vehicle.
By Joe Johnson

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Friends, family of slain Athens suspect vow vengeance

ATHENS, Ga. -- Friends and family of a man shot and killed Tuesday during an undercover drug and firearms operation are using social media to threaten violence against police.
By Joe Johnson

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
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