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Macon

Bibb Sheriff monitors eight to 10 gangs

Bibb Sheriff monitors eight to 10 gangsSheriff David Davis says deputies are monitoring eight to ten Bibb organized gangs.
  • Macon
  • 16 hours, 48 minutes ago
Crime

Family of third Wings Cafe shooting victim speaks out

Family of third Wings Cafe shooting victim speaks outThe most recent victim of the Wings Cafe shooting will be very missed by his family. That's according to Regina Baker, Derrick Jackson's mother.
  • Crime
  • 18 hours, 9 minutes ago
Macon

Groups give coats to Macon's needy

Groups give coats to Macon's needyThe Dominant Divaz United and Saving Our Sisters teamed up to provide coats and a warm meal to those less fortunate.
  • Macon
  • 14 hours, 37 minutes ago
Macon

Science fiction movie to be shot in downtown Macon

Science fiction movie to be shot in downtown MaconFilm crews will be in downtown Macon from Jan. 2 through Jan. 13 shooting a movie called "The 5th Wave."
  • Macon
  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
Dublin

Acting Dublin VA chief: Wait times still too long

Acting Dublin VA chief: Wait times still too longTom Grace got a barrage of criticism from veterans at a town-hall meeting.
  • Dublin
  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
Money

7 big tax changes in 2015

7 big tax changes in 2015As 2014 draws to a close, it's nearly time for the annual deluge of tax forms – including 1098's reporting mortgage interest or W-2's from employers reporting your annual wages.
  • Money
  • 16 hours, 36 minutes ago
News

U.S. releases 4 Afghans from Guantanamo

U.S. releases 4 Afghans from GuantanamoFour more Afghans have been returned to their home country from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba as President Obama continues his effort to close the 13-year-old facility.
  • News
  • 16 hours, 38 minutes ago
Macon

Macon-Bibb beautiful commission gives away cherry saplings

Macon-Bibb beautiful commission gives away cherry saplingsMore than 40 years ago a Realtor and a woman with a vision partnered to share their love for beautiful Yoshino cherry trees with the city of Macon. William Fickling Sr. and Carolyn Crayton worked together to plant the first cherry blossom trees in the Wesleyan Woods...
  • Macon
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Crime

Interactive map said to show deaths by law enforcement

Interactive map said to show deaths by law enforcementA national civil rights organization has created an interactive map provided to USA TODAY that it says shows deaths of civilians by law enforcement officers throughout the last 14 years.
  • Crime
  • 16 hours, 47 minutes ago
Weather

Massive holiday storm poised to disrupt travel

Massive holiday storm poised to disrupt travelAs a record-number of people hit the road for the holidays, a large storm system is poised to disrupt travel.
  • Weather
  • 18 hours, 16 minutes ago
Macon

Macon fans, friends honor James Brown

Macon fans, friends honor James BrownThe Godfather of Soul, James Brown, was honored this afternoon at the James Brown Memorial Bridge on Walnut Street.
  • Macon
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Crime

Ferguson prosecutor: Some witnesses clearly lied

Ferguson prosecutor: Some witnesses clearly liedSome witnesses who testified before the grand jury that investigated the shooting of an unarmed teenager clearly lied under oath, according to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.
  • Crime
  • 16 hours, 49 minutes ago
Entertainment

Which new movies are worth your money?

Which new movies are worth your money?Looking for a good movie this weekend? Here are the latest releases, trailers and reviews from USA TODAY.
  • Entertainment
  • 16 hours, 43 minutes ago
News

'Christmas Angel' saves family of 12 from house fire

'Christmas Angel' saves family of 12 from house fireThe close-knit family, which had decorated the home for the holidays, displaying a blow-up Santa, Grinch, snowman and reindeer in their front yard, also lost many of their Christmas presents to soot and water from the firefighters' hoses.
  • News
  • 16 hours, 40 minutes ago
Entertainment

Game on for the year's best console, PC picks

Game on for the year's best console, PC picks'Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to keep the kids — and kids at heart — happy than with a brand new video game?
  • Entertainment
  • 16 hours, 45 minutes ago
Holiday

Christmas traditions explained: Mistletoe

Christmas traditions explained: MistletoeWhy do we pucker up under the mistletoe each Christmas? There's a number of stories.
  • Holiday
  • 16 hours, 35 minutes ago
Macon

Macon convenience store robbed Friday morning

Macon convenience store robbed Friday morningCircle K convenience store, 15 Spring St., Macon was robbed just before 4:30 a.m. Friday.
  • Macon
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Macon

Macon pedestrian hospitalized in hit-and-run accident

Macon pedestrian hospitalized in hit-and-run accidentBibb County Sheriff's Office is looking for a driver who hit a pedestrian and drove off at about 10 p.m. Thursday.
  • Macon
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Crime

Baseball player shot to death in fight over candy

Baseball player shot to death in fight over candyFormer Madison Central High School baseball player and MLB first-round pick Ryan Bolden was shot and killed at a College Park apartment complex Wednesday.
  • Crime
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
News

JFK Library reassures children: Nothing can stop Santa

JFK Library reassures children: Nothing can stop SantaIn case any children are worried that a North Korean cyberattack or anything else could stop Santa Claus from making his rounds this year, there's this reassuring artifact from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in Boston: Not even Soviet nuclear tests could...
  • News
  • 16 hours, 42 minutes ago
Features

Lean eggnog and seafood pico de gallo

Lean eggnog and seafood pico de galloAlli Kerr from the Pink Physique teaches you how to make lean eggnog and pico de gallo with a twist.
  • Features
  • 22 hours ago
News

How to avoid Clark Griswold-like disasters this holiday

How to avoid Clark Griswold-like disasters this holidayImagine Santa Claus tumbling down the chimney and catching fire by still-burning embers; reindeer on the roof crashing through the ceiling; Frosty the Snowman melting and flooding the basement; or a candle on the menorah falling onto a tablecloth and setting it ablaze.
  • News
  • 16 hours, 52 minutes ago
News

Woman finds remains of 2 babies in storage unit after winning bid

Woman finds remains of 2 babies in storage unit after winning bidA storage unit that a woman took ownership of after getting the winning bid quickly went from treasure hunt to a crime scene.
  • News
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
News

Staples says breach affects 1.2M cards

Staples says breach affects 1.2M cardsOn Friday, Staples gave an update to a data breach announced in October, saying criminals deployed malware to point-of-sale systems at 115 of its more than 1,400 U.S. retail stores.
  • News
  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
Crime

Police make massive drug bust in Winder

Police make massive drug bust in WinderA Barrow County task force seized cash, guns and thousands of dollars worth of drugs while executing a search warrant Thursday.
  • Crime
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Pets

Dog runs for first time on 3D-printed prosthetics

Dog runs for first time on 3D-printed prostheticsDerby the dog was born deformed front legs.
  • Pets
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
News

Thieves beware: Baby Jesus has GPS

Thieves beware: Baby Jesus has GPSAttention thieves and pranksters considering nabbing the baby Jesus from the Indiana Masonic Home's Nativity scene: Don't do it.
  • News
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
News

Waitress gets 'tip bombed' with huge surprise gratuity

Waitress gets 'tip bombed' with huge surprise gratuityMegan Asadi was working her regular shift at the Virginia Kitchen, when she received a $1,200 dollar tip on a $128 tab.
  • News
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Health

Listeria outbreak from caramel apples has killed four

Listeria outbreak from caramel apples has killed fourFour people have died from a Listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Health
  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Crime

Sketch released of gunman who shot Texas meteorologist

Sketch released of gunman who shot Texas meteorologistInvestigators have released a composite sketch of the suspect who shot a Waco meteorologist Wednesday.
  • Crime
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Macon

Family recovering after house fire

Family recovering after house fireOne week before Christmas, and one Macon family says their home is at a complete loss after flames took over.
  • Macon
  • 2 days, 8 hours ago
Macon

Kroger planning new Macon gas station in Baconsfield

Kroger planning new Macon gas station in BaconsfieldKroger has talked with county zoning officials about putting in a gas station near its Baconsfield Shopping Center store.
  • Macon
  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Warner Robins

900-acre solar farm coming to Taylor County

900-acre solar farm coming to Taylor CountyMore than 21,000 homes will be powered by solar energy over the next 25 years.
  • Warner Robins
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
News

YMCA tapes 6-year-old boy's mouth shut

YMCA tapes 6-year-old boy's mouth shutA Clay County, Fla., mother says a worker at a YMCA after school program taped her son's mouth shut using duct tape to keep him from talking.
  • News
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
News

Teen buys Bibles for Henry County inmates

Teen buys Bibles for Henry County inmatesThe Henry County Jail is not an intentional destination. It's where people prone to bad choices wind up.
  • News
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Tech

Drop your phone in water? Here's the fix

Drop your phone in water? Here's the fixDropped your mobile phone in the toilet? Forget the urban myth about sticking it in rice.
  • Tech
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
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