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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

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

UGA employee charged in books theft

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia employee was arrested Tuesday after police said they caught her stealing text books.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Athens man arrested for beating teen boy showering with stepdaughter

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police said they arrested a man for assaulting a teen who he caught showering with his stepdaughter.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cops: UGA prof asked student to buy drug

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities have issued arrest warrants against a University of Georgia professor who asked a student to illegally purchase him prescription drugs while the student vacationed in ...
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

UGA student struck on scooter

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student was hospitalized Monday after his scooter was struck by a car in west Athens.
By Joe Johnson

Monday, March 3, 2014

Doctor sentenced after rape charge

ATHENS, Ga. -- A suspended Athens doctor who was arrested more than three years ago on a patient's complaint that she'd been raped while sedated in his office has been found guilty.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Pants on fire, Athens man now suspect

ATHENS -- A man whose pants were on fire as he ran from a blazing car in east Athens on Wednesday is suspected of intentionally torching the car.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Athens teen admits killing 73-year-old

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens teen made a stunning turnaround Thursday when he confessed to murdering a 76-year-old man in a 2012 burglary.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Ga. family's pet donkey fatally shot

Authorities are investigating the apparent intentional shooting death of a donkey on a farm in Barrow County near Athens.
By Joe Johnson
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