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GBI investigating fatal deputy-involved shooting in Thomasville

GBI investigating fatal deputy-involved shooting in Thomasville

| August 18, 2017 | 1 Comments

THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Wednesday morning, protesters gathered outside of the building that houses the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office and Thomasville Police Department in response to a fatal deputy-involved shooting on Tuesday afternoon. Protesters say they are calling for justice in the death of 37-year-old Herbert Gilbert. Gilbert died at the hospital after sustaining injuries during […]

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Thomas County Sheriff’s Office makes arrest following threatening social media picture

Thomas County Sheriff’s Office makes arrest following threatening social media picture

| August 18, 2017 | 2 Comments

THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Individuals who knew Kutter Harrison say they are not surprised by his “terroristic” social media post. Comments flooded social media after Harrison was arrested saying, “He has always been like this” and “It was just a matter of time before he got caught.” WCTV spoke with a former classmate of Harrison’s Thursday […]

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Teacher shoots himself in classroom at Georgia high school

Teacher shoots himself in classroom at Georgia high school

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. (WCTV) – Authorities say a teacher took a handgun into a high school near Atlanta and shot himself. Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jesse Hambrick says no students were hurt, and no other injuries were reported. Hambrick tells The Associated Press that the teacher took the weapon into Lithia Springs High School about […]

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Airgas USA cited for state violations in incident that killed sheriff’s deputy

Airgas USA cited for state violations in incident that killed sheriff’s deputy

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens released findings today from an investigation into a deadly February 2017 industrial gas leak at a sperm bank in Augusta, Georgia. State inspectors with his office have determined that the incident was caused by the over-pressurization of a bulk storage tank. As a result of the investigation, […]

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University of Florida says no to White Nationalist speaker

University of Florida says no to White Nationalist speaker

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NSF) – The University of Florida is refusing to allow white nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus next month, citing “serious concerns” about safety in the aftermath of a deadly weekend clash in Charlottesville, Va.   Spencer is a leader in the “alt-right” movement, blamed for a deadly outburst following a […]

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Authorities offer reward in hunt for Georgia teen’s killer

Authorities offer reward in hunt for Georgia teen’s killer

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

WILLACHOOCHEE, Ga. (WCTV) – Authorities are offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in the slaying of a Georgia teenager. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a new release Wednesday that a $3,000 reward has been established to help solve the killing of 18-year-old Kiree Hersey. Hersey went missing in November […]

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Georgia awarded $2.3M to boost health centers

Georgia awarded $2.3M to boost health centers

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (WCTV) – More than 30 health centers in Georgia will get a piece of a $2.3 million federal grant to help improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of health care in the communities they serve. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a release Tuesday that the grant will build upon […]

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Victim in Thomasville officer-involved shooting dies

Victim in Thomasville officer-involved shooting dies

| August 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

THOMASVILLE – Authorities have confirmed that the person injured in an officer-involved shooting in Thomasville has died. Officials have confirmed to WCTV that the victim is 37-year-old Herbert Gilbert. Authorities say he died at the hospital after sustaining injuries from an officer-involved shooting. Protesters began to gather at the scene around 11 p.m. One arrest […]

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Morning News Briefs for 8-16-17

Morning News Briefs for 8-16-17

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are still questions coming from the family of Anthony Hann Jr. The Valdosta State Prison inmate was the fourth person to die this year at the prison complex. Prison officials have reported that Hann was found unresponsive in his cell. However, family members and Hann’s finance say that they need more information. What began […]

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Valdosta school bus involved in collision

Valdosta school bus involved in collision

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta City School bus was involved in a minor traffic collision Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Ponderosa Drive and Claudia Circle. The incident occurred at approximately 3:49 p.m., and one student was transported by EMS to a local hospital with a possible asthma attack. The Valdosta Police Department traffic unit responded […]

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