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Friday, Dec. 28, 2012

Bond revoked when Athens felon removes ankle monitor

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County Superior Court judge on Wednesday revoked the bond of an accused felon because he cut off an ankle monitor making beeping noises that bothered him.
By Joe Johnson

Monday, Dec. 24, 2012

Kidnapped Ga. child home for holiday

ATHENS, Ga. -- It took authorities three and a half months to find an Georgia boy, following a trail that began in London and led through the Czech Republic, Spain, and finally to the Canary ...
By Joe Johnson

Mexican drugs 'stashed' in Athens apartment

ATHENS, Ga. -- Members of a Mexican drug trafficking organization used a college town apartment as a "stash house" to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana throughout the ...
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

UGA hacker suspect kills self

ATHENS, Ga. -- A former University of Georgia student under investigation for allegedly hacking into the school's computerized personnel records system has committed suicide.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Athens man, 76, killed confronting home invaders

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 76-year-old Athens man was shot and killed late Monday during a home invasion at his residence on Jefferson River Road, Athens-Clarke police said.
By Joe Johnson

Ga. teacher quits after stun gun -sex organ arrest

ATHENS, Ga. -- A middle school teacher resigned following his arrest outside of a downtown Athens bar where police said he held a stun gun as if it were his penis, discharging the device at passersby.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Athens man arrested for pretending Taser is sex organ

A 44-year-old Athens man is facing criminal charges after he created a scene with a Taser on Monday at a bar downtown.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Athens mom charged after newborn stabbed to death

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 21-year-old Athens woman was charged with murder Thursday night after her newborn child was stabbed to death earlier in the day.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

Blows killed man found in concrete near Athens

WINDER, Ga. -- An autopsy conducted Tuesday determined that a man whose body was found encased in concrete and buried in the back yard of a home in Winder died from multiple blows to the back of ...
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

Athens girl shows cops where dad hides

ATHENS, Ga. -- A young girl showed officers her father's hiding spot when they searched his home Wednesday night to arrest him on a battery charge, Athens-Clarke police said.
By Joe Johnson

Athens woman arrested for naked dancing

ATHENS, Ga. – Athens-Clarke police arrested a 43-year-old woman Wednesday after they found her dancing naked before a crowd outside her apartment.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

3 face charges in fake ID ring at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. -- Three University of Georgia students are facing dozens of felony charges stemming from the manufacture and distribution of fake identifications.
By Joe Johnson

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Gun linked to ex-Bulldog Crowell was stolen

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities have determined a gun found in former University of Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell's car during his arrest this summer was reported stolen.
By Joe Johnson

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012

Drug cartels behind Ga. counterfeit bills

ATHENS, Ga. -- A year after authorities broke up a ring that flooded the Athens area with counterfeit money from Peru, bogus bills from  continued to make their way into the area.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

Missing UGA grad remains 2-state mystery

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities in two states and three counties are trying to figure out what happened to a 24-year-old Athens woman who headed home, but never arrived.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012

Victim, wife fight over Athens murder victim's truck

ATHENS, Ga. -- Just days after an Athens man was shot to death, his wife and girlfriend are in a dispute concerning ownership of the murder victim's truck.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Aug 3, 2012

Missing prosthetic leg recovered, replaced

An artificial leg belonging to 6-year-old Blü Riggs, of Athens, was found Thursday. Though it is too damaged to be used again, the community has come together to help the boy and his mother.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, July 27, 2012

Athens gang linked to college town robberies

ATHENS, Ga. -- Recently filed court documents suggest that an apartment in a housing complex near downtown Athens served as a base of operations for a gang connected to several robberies since 2011.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More charges against buxom Athens shoplifter

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County grand jury has added charges against a 340-pound woman who used pepper spray when assaulting employees at Piggly Wiggly grocery two months ago.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, June 29, 2012

Georgia dismisses Crowell

Isaiah Crowell was dismissed from the Georgia football team after an early Friday morning arrest on weapons charges.
By Joe Johnson
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