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Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

Yoga helping Athens inmates

ATHENS, Ga. -- A small group of female inmates meets each week to bend, stretch and breathe away tension and anxiety during a yoga class led by a certified instructor.
By Joe Johnson

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Athens gameday arrests rise

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities this weekend made dozens of arrests surrounding Saturday's showdown between the University of Georgia and University of South Carolina football teams.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013

Athens police say kids took drunk mom's keys

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police arrested a Madison County woman Monday night after her children took her keys to prevent her from driving while drunk.
By Joe Johnson

Aiken cop helps capture Southeast 'cat burglar' suspect

An Aiken detective's curiosity has helped with the arrest of a notorious cat burglar suspect believed involved in silver thefts across the Southeast.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

Last of students surrenders in fake ID case

ATHENS, Ga. -- The last of the 21 students indicted as part of an alleged fake ID manufacturing and distribution ring surrendered this week to authorities.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Aug 9, 2013

Martinez man faces assault, animal charges

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police arrested a Martinez man Thursday on an accusation of assaulting his girlfriend with a knife at her Athens apartment and throwing her kitten against a wall.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013

20 students from UGA, other schools, indicted

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted 20 students in connection with a sophisticated counterfeiting ring that spread hundreds of fake IDs throughout the University of ...
By Joe Johnson

Monday, July 8, 2013

UGA student sues over Facebook bikini photo

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student filed a $2 million lawsuit against an official at her former high school and the Fayette County School District for using a photograph of her in a ...
By Joe Johnson

Monday, July 1, 2013

Police make arrest in armed robbery of Martinez man

One of two suspects has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery early Sunday morning of a Martinez resident at a student housing complex near the University of Georgia campus.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, April 26, 2013

Crowell gun charge dropped

ATHENS, Ga. -- Prosecutors have dismissed firearms charges against a former University of Georgia running back who was arrested last summer when Athens-Clarke police found a stolen gun in his car.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Military expert on 'pressure cooker' bombs

"It's kind of like how you can identify burglars because of the way they break into homes, the things they take and what they leave behind," expert says.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, March 29, 2013

Augusta escapee gets life sentence for Athens assault

ATHENS, Ga. -- A man who tried to rape a woman and attacked others will spend his life in prison.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Ga. burglars aided by 8-year-old

Two women facing a host of criminal charges stemming from a recent spree of burglaries in Barrow County brought an 8-year-old child with them and even used the child to help them steal, Winder ...
By Joe Johnson

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013

Body in well may be missing Ga. woman

Authorities believe they recovered the body of a 33-year-old Franklin County woman missing for nearly two weeks.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

Handicapped Athens vet frightens burglar

ATHENS, Ga. -- A wheelchair-bound U.S. Army vet wielded a pistol to run off a man who broke into his home in Clarke County Wednesday afternoon.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

Suspect breaks leg fleeing, police say

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens man was recovering in the hospital Tuesday from a broken leg he suffered while fleeing from the scene of a burglary and attempted rape two days before, police said.
By Joe Johnson

Death of Athens banker investigated

ATHENS, Ga. -- Neither authorities nor loved ones have lost hope that someone will be brought to justice for the murder of an Athens banker a year ago today.
By Joe Johnson

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013

Professed Satan catcher caught shoplifting

A man told police he was on a military mission when caught shoplifting Sunday afternoon at a supermarket in east Athens.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

Student wards off burglar

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student used a golf club to drive a burglar from his home Sunday morning.
By Joe Johnson

Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

How does Illinois mother of 3 become UGA campus burglar?

ATHENS, Ga. -- The story of an Illinois woman who abruptly abandoned her children and disappeared for more than a month before she was arrested for burglarizing offices at the University of ...
By Joe Johnson

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