Morning News Briefs for 4-4-16

| April 4, 2016


The National Weather Service in Jacksonville reports that an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds near 100 mph touched down in far northern Clinch County near the Atkinson County line. The tornado touched down just east of Highway 221 and was on the ground for 7 miles with a maximum width of one-half mile. The damage caused includes one home, uprooted trees, but mostly snapped trees. So far there are no reports of injuries.


Raheem Taylor, 23, of Albany is still in jail in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The charges filed against him include attempted murder as the result of firing on law enforcement officers. According to the report on the incident a night club fight escalated into gunfire. Taylor was shooting at Donald Jones, who was armed with a shotgun. Two nearby deputies were in the area and returned gunfire. Two people were wounded.


Trooper Jeromy Roberts of Post 31 in Valdosta reports that State Troopers investigated 146 traffic crashes, resulting in 66 injuries and one fatality during the month of March. 740 citations were issued; 28 DUI arrests were made; and in other activity 95 seatbelt violation citations were handed out along with 27 child restraint violation citations, 23 for distracted driving and 334 speeding citations. Troopers apprehended five wanted persons and made nine drug arrests including two for felonies and four other felony arrests.

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