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Newton Co. firefighter dies in wreck

A Newton County firefighter who had been working through the winter ice storm was killed early Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident.

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Snow, ice yield to warmer temperatures

Wednesday evening passed with very few problems, according to public safety officials in Rockdale and Newton counties.

Lions Club Annual Chili Supper rescheduled

Icy weather postpones 12th Annual Chili Supper

Man crashes into tree after claiming he had 1 beer

A man involved in a one-vehicle wreck earlier this week apparently lost track of how much he had to drink after work.

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Ice causes 'treacherous' road conditions, brings down trees and power lines

Ice causes ‘treacherous’ road conditions, brings down trees and power lines

Public safety officials brace for second wave of snow, ice

Despite a break in the freezing rain and sleet Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening could prove to be perilous for roads, trees and power lines.

Man crashes motorcycle minutes after leaving bar

A 34-year-old man was charged with DUI when he crashed his motorcycle just minutes after leaving a bar in Covington.

Newton officials brace for 'major' weather event

Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien said the Covington-Newton County Emergency Management Agency is bracing for a major weather event that could bring as much as 1 ½ inch of snow and more than ¾ inches of ice.

Juveniles find beaten man on side of road

A group of juveniles found a man that had been badly beaten, apparently stripped of his clothing and left on the side of the road.

18-year-old arrested in connection with two separate shootings

The teenager believed to have fired a gun during a confrontation with another teen last fall has been arrested and charged with participating in gang activity; King was also charged with armed robbery in connection with the shooting of another 16-year-old male in November.

Porterdale Citizen Police Academy offers interactive training

Participants follow crime scene from beginning to end

In just its second year, the Porterdale Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy is growing in popularity and is offering a new set of classes.

Walton S.O. K9 dies in Newton County accident

A Walton County K9 officer was struck and killed by a car late last month when it accidentally got out of its Newton County home.

Porterdale Citizen Police Academy offers interactive training

Students follow crime scene from beginning to end

In just its second year, the Porterdale Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy is growing in popularity and is offering a new set of classes.

Two men report being robbed at gunpoint when selling Wii

Two report being robbed for a Wii; campaign signs stolen; Alcovy student arrested

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DNR finds pit bulls tied to trees

DNR: Appears dogs being trained for fighting

Six pit bulls have been taken to Rockdale County Animal Control after a Georgia Department of Natural Resources officer found the dogs tied to trees in a wooded area off Flat Shoals Road.

Jealousy believed to be motive in stabbing

A Covington man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a man and beating his car with a sledgehammer in an apparent jealous rage.

RCSO, NCSO make drug, counterfeiting arrests

Rockdale and Newton county deputies attempting to serve a warrant at what authorities consider a known drug house in Conyers arrested three people there when they not only found drugs, but evidence that counterfeit money was being produced.

Man reports someone blew up his mailbox

Newton County investigators are continuing to look into who is responsible for blowing up a mailbox in a residential neighborhood; another man discovered two white poster board signs attached to two different telephone polls. According to the NCSO, the signs both said, “Beware: Thief Ahead” and listed his phone number.

Truck driver claims a man fired four gunshots in an act of road rage

A driver along Interstate 20 apparently became agitated that a tractor-trailer was following too closely behind him so he pulled out a gun and fired four shots, three of which struck the cab of the truck.

Conyers crime rate increases in 2013

Domestic disputes, cell phone thefts main contributors

Police Chief Gene Wilson points to increases in domestic-related calls and cell phone thefts as reasons for crime rate increase in 2013

Man jumps on hood of car to stop thief from stealing it

CPD: Suspect had been released from jail day earlier

A man was thrown off the hood of his own car as he attempted to stop a thief — who had just been released from jail — from stealing it.

Brothers robbed at gunpoint; One of the victims then arrested on active warrant

One of the victims then arrested on active warrant

One Covington man’s night turned from bad to worse when he and his brother were robbed at gunpoint and then he wound up being arrested when responding deputies learned he was wanted by the Conyers Police Department.

Tip leads investigators to man believed to be selling meth

Tip leads investigators to man believed to be selling meth

Law enforcement responds to wrecks, stranded motorists

Law enforcement agencies in Rockdale and Newton have been busy responding to weather-related incidents.

Police charge Covington man with laying drags

Covington police have arrested a 45-year-old man for laying drags in a residential area in the middle of the night.

Law enforcement responds to wrecks, stranded motorists

Local law enforcement officials were out in force Tuesday and into Wednesday working weather-related accidents and helping stranded motorists.

RCSO arrests man on rape charges

A Conyers man has been arrested for allegedly raping a family member, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

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Snowy weather

Conyers transportation officials prepare to lay sand/salt mixture on icy roads Tuesday; horses in Newton County bundled against the cold

Police arrest teens at house party

Covington police arrested several teenagers Saturday when a party on Jefferson Village Boulevard reportedly became out of control.

Officials urge caution, preparedness for winter storm

The east metro area is bracing for the possibility of wintry weather Tuesday and freezing temperatures through Thursday. While the forecast continues to shift, local authorities are preparing for the worst.

Rash of vehicle break-ins reported along Dogwood Drive

Conyers police are investigating a series of vehicle break-ins that have occurred in the commercial district along Dogwood Drive.

Heroin recovered in suspicous vehicle

A convenience store clerk, suspicious of two men who were hanging out in the parking lot around 3 in the morning, contacted authorities who discovered that the two suspects had heroin and other drugs.

CSX to close some crossings for improvement work

According to CSX Railroad, the company will be replacing crossties and road crossings along a 20-mile stretch from Social Circle to Conyers over the next two to three weeks.

Public's help sought in search for Omnicare robbers

The Conyers Police Department is asking for the public’s help as investigators continue to search for two men who robbed a local pharmaceutical company earlier this week.

Man charged with DUI after seeming to pass out behind the wheel

Sleep apparently overtook one Covington man who stopped in the middle of a major thoroughfare in Newton County around 3:30 in the morning.

Lithonia man charged in killing of family dog

A Lithonia man is facing animal cruelty charges in Rockdale County after he allegedly killed the family dog after an argument.

Two traveling without headlights arrested on drug charges

NCSO: Furniture deliveryman steals cash from customer

Driving along the Bypass Road without headlights around midnight turned out to be the least of the problems faced by two men who were pulled over by a deputy last week; a Newton County homeowner called the Sheriff’s Office to report an employee who came to her home to deliver a new bed had stolen cash from her home.

Two armed men rob pharmaceutical company

Police continue to search for two suspects that robbed employees at a health care company at gun point, stole pharmaceuticals, bound the employees with duct tape and fled in one of the employees’ cars, according to the Conyers Police Department.

Covington Police Department urges public to lock vehicles to protect against theft

Number of break-ins climbs to 46 by Tuesday

The number of vehicles that have been broken into in Covington continues to increase.

Police seek woman in lip-cutting incident

A Covington woman is facing charges for allegedly cutting a man on the lip with a knife during an argument.

Covington man leads Rockdale deputies on high-speed chase into Monroe

A Covington man led Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed chase last week from north Rockdale County, through Newton County before ultimately crashing in Monroe.

A rash of car break-ins reported in Covington over weekend

Nearly 30 people in the area of Legion Drive and Monticello Street reported this weekend their cars were broken into.

Man stabs pit bull after it attacked his Chihuahua

Two dogs are dead after a man stabbed a pit bull that attacked his Chihuahua, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

Female passenger in fatal wreck claims she was raped

The female passenger in the car involved in the fatal crash that killed a Conyers man on a scooter Thursday morning has told Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputies that she had been raped in Gwinnett County earlier that evening.

Two vehicles reported broken into at Y

Two vehicles parked outside the Covington Family YMCA were broken into in broad daylight Thursday morning.

18-year-old charged with rape

An 18-year-old Covington man has been arrested and charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in his neighborhood, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

One pepper spray robbery suspect released due to identity fraud

RCSO: Real suspect used half-brother’s ID

One of the suspects arrested this week in Henry County who was accused of robbing convenience stores in Rockdale and Henry counties using pepper spray has been released from jail as a result of being an apparent victim of identity fraud.

Suspects arrested in pepper spray robberies in Rockdale and Henry counties

Two Henry County men have been arrested in connection with two convenience store armed robberies earlier this month in which the clerks were pepper sprayed.

CPD arrests man accused of robbing female escorts

The Covington Police Department has arrested a man described as a “predator,” who has allegedly admitted to committing a number of crimes against female escorts.

Monroe woman allegedly lures man to trap

Suspect faced similar charges in Walton County

A Monroe woman who allegedly lured a man she had recently met into a trap in Conyers where he was robbed and beaten last summer has been transferred from Walton County to the Rockdale County Jail.