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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

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

UGA fraternity charged with hazing

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia police on Thursday obtained arrest warrants charging 11 members of a local fraternity with hazing.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Ex-UGA football player faces sex charge

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student and former Bulldogs football player was arrested this week in an alleged sexual assault.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Security cameras for Athens school buses

ATHENS, Ga. -- Days are numbered for motorists who blatantly disregard the flashing red lights and stop arms of school buses as they load and unload children.
By Joe Johnson

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Threat locks down Athens hospital

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens Regional Medical Center was under partial lockdown Sunday afternoon after hospital officials learned a man might be on his way there with plans to shoot a doctor.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

Naked baby found wandering downtown Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 1-year-old boy was found walking naked on a road in west Athens after a baby-sitter abandoned him and his infant twin sisters on New Year's Eve.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Kidnap suspect had bombs, cops say

Police in north Georgia say they found pipe bombs in the home of a Madison County man who was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and torturing a woman.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Man charged with murder, feticide

JEFFERSON, Ga. - A 34-year-old man is facing murder and feticide charges in connection with last week's deaths of his teenage girlfriend and her unborn child.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Ex-UGA worker faces child sex charges

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities on Tuesday charged a former University of Georgia employee with numerous counts of exploitation of a child.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

UGA student death still mystery

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities continued to investigate Wednesday the circumstances that led to the death of a University of Georgia student whose body was found the day before in a west Athens creek.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

UGA student found dead

ATHENS, Ga. - Authorities on Tuesday found the body of a University of Georgia student reported missing earlier in the day by her boyfriend. Rebecca Elaine Greene, 22, was found in a creek.
By Joe Johnson

Athens man says penis bitten during fight

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County police said they arrested a woman and her father Monday following an altercation in which the woman allegedly bit her boyfriend's penis.
By Joe Johnson

Holdups hitting UGA students

ATHENS, Ga. -- During a nine-day period of November, eight University of Georgia students fell victim to robberies.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Augusta man charged in Oconee County kidnapping

An Augusta man was arrested at the site of a kidnapping ransom drop.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Athens cops charge man in buttocks biting

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens Clarke police arrested a 23-year-old man early Thursday morning after he allegedly bit a woman's buttocks in a downtown Athens bar.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Grovetown man accused of ramming Athens police car

ATHENS, Ga. — After getting kicked off the Baxter Street Campus of St. Mary’s Hospital, a Grovetown man seemed to intentionally crash his truck into an Athens-Clarke police cruiser.
By Joe Johnson
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