With embattled Police Chief Freddie Blackmon accepting a $400,000 severance package to retire this month, Columbus residents are left waiting to see what happens next with the vacant position at the top of a crucial law enforcement agency.
The advisory follows the kidnapping of four Americans earlier this month in the city of Matamoros. The state's Department of Public Safety said "cartel activity" made trips to Mexico a "serious risk."
The number of hit-and-run pedestrian fatalities increased from three in 2021 to seven in 2022. Bibb County Sheriff’s Traffic Fatality Investigator Shannon Moseley said in January 2023 only one of those had been solved — the sheriff’s office had a sole traffic fatality investigator to work all deadly wrecks here since December 2021.
Macon-Bibb County will attempt to shore up its understaffed deputy ranks with part-time officers.
Companies in New York City face another setback as they push workers to come back to work: Employees are saying they don't feel safe in the city anymore.
A father whose fourth-grade daughter was killed in the attack, said he raced to the school and raised the idea of charging into the school with several other bystanders.
A bipartisan group of Georgia lawmakers is working to get a bill across the Legislature’s finish line that would remove barriers that prevent families of police officers who died by suicide from collecting the same benefits as survivors of officers who die in the line of duty.
Tuesday is Crossover Day in the state Legislature, the last day a bill can cross from one chamber to the other. While lawmakers have been known to practice legislative necromancy by grafting dead language onto healthy bills, legislation that does not pass either Georgia’s House or Senate by Crossover Day is typically considered dead for the session.
Correctional officers in Georgia prisons could see a significant raise if an amendment to the state budget makes it to the governor’s desk.
The new 'Life at Night' committee is working with law enforcement to create safer downtown streets after dark in Macon.
After the murder of George Floyd, Minneapolis leaders pledged to dismantle the city's police department. Residents disagree on what that should look like.
Mental health counselor Gloria Cissé facilitated the first Macon forum on solutions to violence. She has advice for those attending the second: "Come not looking to win, but to look for solutions that benefit all of us."
Authorities do not know where the object came from or the intent behind it.
A Bibb County judge's tough-talk to at-risk children has gone viral. As of Friday evening, roughly 150,000 people have viewed the 10-minute discussion...
In less than three weeks people will head to the polls. One of the races on the ballot: The sheriff of Macon-Bibb County. David Davis holds that job now...