15 Sep 2014
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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
I-85 Crackdown on Speeding, Distracted Drivers Starts Tuesday

I-85 Crackdown on Speeding, Distracted Drivers Starts Tuesday

The state of Georgia is joining a multi-state effort focused at unsafe commercial vehicle drivers.
News Nearby: Villa Rica Mother Arrested for Leaving Children in Car

News Nearby: Villa Rica Mother Arrested for Leaving Children in Car

Her children, ages 2 and 6, were left in a hot car for 25 minutes in a Walmart parking lot.
News Nearby: Boy, 4, Dies in Carroll County Fire

News Nearby: Boy, 4, Dies in Carroll County Fire

Two other people were sent to the hospital with injuries
Posted on Facebook: Invitation to Paulding 9/11 Ceremony

Posted on Facebook: Invitation to Paulding 9/11 Ceremony

The 13th annual Patriots Day / 9/11 ceremony is Thursday, Sept. 11 at Mt. Tabor Park.
OMG Crime: Man Stabs Pit Bull, Pot Baseballs Tossed into Prison Yard, Silver Bullets Stolen

OMG Crime: Man Stabs Pit Bull, Pot Baseballs Tossed into Prison Yard, Silver Bullets Stolen

Plus: Deputy coroner impersonated police officer; Burglars posed as first-time home buyers.
Lightning Buckles Pavement at Paulding Gas Station

Lightning Buckles Pavement at Paulding Gas Station

Bolt struck during Wednesday’s strong storms in the area.
Safe Kids Paulding Works to Prevent Unintentional Childhood Injuries

Safe Kids Paulding Works to Prevent Unintentional Childhood Injuries

Hiram PD: Every year, preventable injuries kill and disable more children in Paulding County than kidnapping, drugs, diseases combined.
Foul Balls: Pot-filled Baseballs Thrown into Georgia Prison Yard

Foul Balls: Pot-filled Baseballs Thrown into Georgia Prison Yard

2 people filled the balls with marijuana, tobacco and cell phone, then tossed them over fence at federal prison in Jesup, Ga.
Autopsy: Woman, 33, Drowned in Allatoona Lake

Autopsy: Woman, 33, Drowned in Allatoona Lake

The manner of death for Sheila Ann Carlotta, 33 of Marietta was also classified as "accidental."
Silver Comet Trail Attack Victim Released from Hospital

Silver Comet Trail Attack Victim Released from Hospital

Tina Waddell was brutally beaten by an unknown assailant on July 29.
Police Identify Body Discovered in Lake Allatoona

Police Identify Body Discovered in Lake Allatoona

Marietta woman had been swimming in the area Saturday, according to Cherokee County Police.
OMG Crime: Stolen Hair, Dead Dogs, Swallowed Pot, Quick-Thinking Tellers

OMG Crime: Stolen Hair, Dead Dogs, Swallowed Pot, Quick-Thinking Tellers

Also: Grandfather shoots at carjackers; Opium sent through the U.S. Mail; Mistaken $100 was actually $1.
Georgia State Patrol Will Be Out in Force Over Labor Day Weekend

Georgia State Patrol Will Be Out in Force Over Labor Day Weekend

Friday night through midnight on Labor Day, state troopers and law enforcement officers from across Georgia to target impaired drivers.
News Nearby: Teenager Arrested, Charged with Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old

News Nearby: Teenager Arrested, Charged with Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old

Nizzear Rodriguez, 13, was shot hours after celebrating his birthday
Man Shoots, Kills Wife and Toddler, Then Turns Gun on Himself

Man Shoots, Kills Wife and Toddler, Then Turns Gun on Himself

Three bodies were found by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Sunday.
Missing Paulding County Teen Found Asleep Near Creek

Missing Paulding County Teen Found Asleep Near Creek

Macyi Olschewske had been missing since Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m.
Hiram Receives Grant to Purchase Bulletproof Vests

Hiram Receives Grant to Purchase Bulletproof Vests

The city will purchase five replacement vests with the grant.
Police ID Dallas Man As Person Dead in Car Outside CVS Pharmacy

Police ID Dallas Man As Person Dead in Car Outside CVS Pharmacy

At this time, Cartersville police believe the man's death was a result of natural causes.
News Nearby: Missing Austell Man Found Safe

News Nearby: Missing Austell Man Found Safe

The 78-year-old was located trying to buy gas in Fulton County.
Local Sheriff: This Kind of 'Wax' Not Intended for Candles

Local Sheriff: This Kind of 'Wax' Not Intended for Candles

News Nearby: Douglas County Sheriff's Office says new drug is popular, but dangerous.