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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
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.
Former King's Way Pastor Charged with Simple Battery in Douglas County

Former King's Way Pastor Charged with Simple Battery in Douglas County

William “Bill” Max Wininger is accused of “four separate instances of unwanted physical contact.”
Sheriff: This Kind of 'Wax' Not Intended for Candles

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

Douglas County Sheriff's Office says new drug is popular, but dangerous.
Hiram Carjacker Has Long Criminal History, Including Involuntary Manslaughter

Hiram Carjacker Has Long Criminal History, Including Involuntary Manslaughter

Zachary Ryan Shipp, arrested in Atlanta this week, is also implicated in a 2013 drug overdose death.
News Nearby: Police Identify Husband in Murder-Suicide

News Nearby: Police Identify Husband in Murder-Suicide

Police say Sharon Wilkins, 54, was killed by husband Dan Wilkins, 65, who then turned the gun on himself as police arrived onto the scene.
Douglas County Fire Department Announces Promotions

Douglas County Fire Department Announces Promotions

17 firefighters were promoted.
News Nearby: Austell Man Shoots Wife, Daughter

News Nearby: Austell Man Shoots Wife, Daughter

The daughter has undergone surgery as a result of her wounds.
Weird Police News: Accomplice Left Behind, Burning Gasoline, Craigslist Scammer

Weird Police News: Accomplice Left Behind, Burning Gasoline, Craigslist Scammer

Also: Sore loser robs card players; 174 pounds of pot; AC units swiped from roof.
Cold-Case Team Studies Murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond

Cold-Case Team Studies Murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond

“It just eats at you that somebody could do this and possibly get away with it,” says the slain couple’s son.
Update: Reward for Silver Comet Trail Attacker Grows to $20,000

Update: Reward for Silver Comet Trail Attacker Grows to $20,000

The Tina Waddell Reward Fund was created to help find the person responsible for brutal July 29 attack.
Teen Found with Gun, Ammo at Lithia Springs High School

Teen Found with Gun, Ammo at Lithia Springs High School

The 17-year-old did not make any threats.
After Password Thefts in Russia, DCSO Says It's Time to Change Yours

After Password Thefts in Russia, DCSO Says It's Time to Change Yours

1.2 billion Internet passwords were stolen by a Russian crime ring, according to reports.
Reward Offered in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Fatality

Reward Offered in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Fatality

Robert Stospkopf, 67, was struck and killed on Thornton Road Saturday, Aug. 2.
Sheriff Sets Up Reward Fund in Silver Comet Trail Attack

Sheriff Sets Up Reward Fund in Silver Comet Trail Attack

The Tina Waddell Reward Fund was created to help find person responsible for brutal July 29 attack.
Firefighter Injured in Douglasville Business Fire

Firefighter Injured in Douglasville Business Fire

He was taken to WellStar Douglas Hospital for observation and was improving.
Fundraiser, Bike Ride for Silver Comet Trail Attack Victim

Fundraiser, Bike Ride for Silver Comet Trail Attack Victim

Police are still looking for a suspect in the case.
Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Lithia Springs

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Lithia Springs

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking witnesses who saw what happened on Thornton Road Saturday morning.
Back to School: Camera-Equipped Buses Aimed at Slowing Down Stop-Arm Violations

Back to School: Camera-Equipped Buses Aimed at Slowing Down Stop-Arm Violations

Fines can be $300 to $1,000 for passing a bus stopped to pick up, drop off kids.
Community Rallies Behind Silver Comet Trail Victim

Community Rallies Behind Silver Comet Trail Victim

Tina Waddell, 42, was attacked on the popular trail on July 29 in Paulding County, Ga.
You Can Help Family of Man Who Drowned in Lake Allatoona

You Can Help Family of Man Who Drowned in Lake Allatoona

Funeral arrangements have been made for Ryan Tyndall of Snellville