Morning News Briefs for 4-28-16

| April 28, 2016


New details on the Highway 84 single vehicle accident that caused six people to be taken to the hospital. The van carrying the victims suffered a mechanical malfunction causing the driver to lose control. The van left the roadway, struck a utility pole and overturned. Only two of the passengers wore seat belts and only one escaped injury.

A former Albany Police officer is now a wanted fugitive and the department is seeking the public’s help in locating him. 39 year old Jason Yarn is wanted in connection with an incident that took place in March. According to the report Yarn was involved in an altercation with De’Wayne Threadcraft. He is charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment.

Ford is recalling over 200,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars because the automatic transmissions can suddenly downshift to first gear. It’s also recalling more than 81,000 Explorer SUVs to fix a rear suspension problem. The transmission recall covers the 2011 and 2012 F-150 and the 2012 Expedition, Mustang and Lincoln Navigator.

Pilgrim’s Pride is recalling over 4.5 million pounds of cooked chicken products. The recall comes after complaints from customers of plastic in chicken nuggets. USDA inspectors found contaminates like plastic, wood, rubber and metal in more products sold in stores under the Gold Kist Farms, Pierce and Sweet Georgia brands. This recall expands the initial recall from April 7. No health problems related to the chicken products have been confirmed.

When Moultrie police officers attempted to arrest Anterrio McIntyre who was sought for a Thomas County crime he and his girlfriend Lakiesha Nunn fought with the officers. Now, more charges have been added to the felony charges that McIntyre faces in two other counties, including the theft of a car in Brooks County.

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