Morning News Briefs for 7-11-17

| July 11, 2017

Martin Lee McIntosh was arrested by the authorities in Kennesaw when officials at Keystone Hospital called in a report of a two year old girl brought there suffering from suspicious injuries. medical personnel reported that the child had multiple bone fractures in her leg. McIntosh was allegedly watching the child while her mother worked. Police say that the child was struck multiple times by McIntosh.


The Associated Press reports that a Marine Corps re-fueling plane crashed in Itta Bena, Mississippi shortly after taking off.The plane was loaded with ammunition delaying potential relief efforts. The fiery crash took the lives of 16 people on board.


Arrest warrants have been issued for the suspect wanted in connection with a West Mary Street shooting incident. He is identified as 19 year old Aliza Dickey and officials say that he is to be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact the Valdosta Police Department or call 911.


Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Georgia has notified policy holders that it has already joined other insurance companies in ending coverage of visits to the Emergency Room involving non-life threatening injuries or sysptoms. The alternative of visiting primary physicians and urgent care centers have been posed to policy holders. In rural areas, if there isn’t an urgent care retail clinic within 15 miles, ER visits will be covered. The company says that it will also ER visits for children under the age of 14 and patients going to the ER on a Sunday or a major holiday.


A police officer in Dawson, Georgia was taken into custody in the wake of an Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe. The Dawson officials had asked for assistance from the GBI  in investigating the acrion of officer Latravius McIntosh age 27. It is alleged that while off duty McIntosh pointed a handgun at another person and he is now charged with aggravated assault.

A new commander is now in place at Moody Air Force Base as the new base commander of the 23rd Wing took the post. Colonel Jennifer Short is the first female to to command the post. History has been made at Moody Air Force Base.
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