Stories by Teresa Stepzinski

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

EPD: Ga. river trash wasn't medical waste

Georgia environmental authorities say used medical supplies discovered recently on the banks of the Satilla River in Ware County were non-hazardous refuse typical of supplies used by a nursing ...
By Teresa Stepzinski

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fugitive Ga. doctor caught in Colo.

Federal marshals in Colorado have captured a former south Georgia doctor who's been on the run nearly five months since fleeing Georgia while on bail awaiting sentencing on federal drug charges.
By Teresa Stepzinski

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ga. traffic stop finds drugs in Cheetos pack

Camden County sheriff's deputies found a drug stash inside phony cans of Barbasol and Cheetos hidden in a backpack.
By Teresa Stepzinski

Friday, April 15, 2011

South Ga. BBQ owner convicted in slayings

WOODBINE - A Camden County jury Thursday night convicted Kingsland barbecue businessman Larry Nathaniel Harris Sr. of murder.
By Teresa Stepzinski

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Missing T-shirt halts south Ga. murder trial

WOODBINE, Ga.  - A judge abruptly recessed Larry Nathaniel Harris Sr.'s double murder trial Wednesday afternoon after learning a potentially key piece of prosecution evidence is missing.
By Teresa Stepzinski

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

No foul play found in woman's train death

BRUNSWICK, Ga. --  The GBI finds no evidence of foul play in the death of a Florida woman who toppled from an Amtrak train traveling through rural Georgia last year.
By Teresa Stepzinski

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Longtime Georgia judge disbarred

The Georgia Supreme Court disbarred former Chief Judge Brooks E. Blitch III of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit in a strongly worded opinion that also warns the state's other judges to "respect and ...
By Teresa Stepzinski

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011

Final Ga. child slaying suspect facing trial

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Peggy Edenfield will be the next - and possibly last - member of her family to stand trial in the sexual abuse slaying of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. almost four ...
By Teresa Stepzinski

Friday, Feb. 4, 2011

With witnesses dead, Ga. murder suspect walks

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A man who admitted killing his girlfriend 18 years ago walked out of a Glynn County courtroom a free man Thursday because the deaths of several key witnesses.
By Teresa Stepzinski

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

Former Ga. doctor admits running 'pill mill'

WAYCROSS, Ga. - A former south Georgia doctor pleaded guilty to federal drug charges Tuesday and acknowledged he had dispensed a variety of narcotic prescription drugs to people who ...
By Teresa Stepzinski

Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011

Flood damages federal court in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK, Ga.  - Federal court cases were filed and mail was delivered as normal as crews aided by industrial fans worked overnight to clean flood damage at the Frank M. Scarlett Federal ...
By Teresa Stepzinski

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

Ex-Ga. EMA director faces theft charges

The former director of a south Georgia emergency management agency was arrested Tuesday on a theft charge in the disappearance of at least $50,000 from two agencies she managed, police said.
By Teresa Stepzinski

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011

Ga. whooping crane deaths investigated

Federal and state wildlife officers are investigating the suspicious deaths of three whooping cranes west of Albany, Ga., in rural Calhoun County a week ago.
By Teresa Stepzinski

Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011

2009 slaying remains small town mystery

ALMA, Ga. -- Brenda Moore and her daughter, Jasmine, moved to a small south Georgia town thinking it would be safer. It wasn't.
By Teresa Stepzinski

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010

Utility bills prejudiced, Ga. suit says

A grassroots citizens group is suing the city of Douglas for $163 million claiming it discriminates against black residents by systematically inflating their electricity usage to charge them more ...
By Teresa Stepzinski

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010

Shot with police taser, Ga. man dies in custody

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Brunswick man arrested after an aggravated assault died after being stunned with a Taser fired by a Glynn County police officer when the man began kicking the rear window and ...
By Teresa Stepzinski

Monday, Dec. 20, 2010

Ga. twins sentenced for attacking man in wheelchair

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Identical twin sisters will dress alike for the next 10 years after a Glynn County judge sentenced them to matching prison terms Friday for beating a cancer patient in a ...
By Teresa Stepzinski

Georgia mayor, daughter indicted

A south Georgia grand jury has indicted longtime Broxton, Ga., Mayor Bobby Reynolds and his daughter, the former city clerk, in the disappearance of about $575,000 in city funds.
By Teresa Stepzinski

Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

Brunswick jury deadlocks on child death

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Daryl Keon Jones went home Thursday acquitted of one murder charge but facing possible retrial on a second murder count and a felony child abuse charge.  
By Teresa Stepzinski

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010

Ga. boy to recall dad's assault on girl

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A 10-year-old boy told and showed Glynn County police how his father repeatedly slammed a crying 17-month-old Brunswick girl face-first onto the floor of their home last ...
By Teresa Stepzinski
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