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Investigators seek armed robbers

Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are currently searching for two men who reportedly robbed a third man at gunpoint after he gave one of them a ride home.

September 12, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Family Fights at Waffle House

A family was arrested early Sunday morning after a woman was reportedly attacked while eating at Waffle House. Witnesses said she had asked the family trio to stop fighting in the restaurant and leave.

September 10, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Home Builders case ends pre-trial

In 2009, Andrea Hammond, the Newton County Home Builders Association's executive officer, was charged with 98 counts of theft by conversion. Late last month, the case against her finally came to a resolution when she accepted a pre-trial diversion in the case.

September 07, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Woman convicted in 2009 wreck

Four years after the death of 67-year-old Larry John Marchesseau, the woman charged in his death has been found guilty on charges of first- and second-degree homicide by vehicle, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.

August 31, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Tip leads to two drug arrests

Thanks to a tip from a confidential source, a 49-year-old Covington woman was arrested late Thursday night after reportedly being caught with several drugs.

August 31, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Purple woman makes for colorful arrest

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office encountered something you don't see every day - a woman painted purple running into traffic on Interstate 20, and throwing things onto the interstate.

August 27, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Scrappy senior prompts call to police

Police were called to the Covington High Rise Monday afternoon after an argument between two of its senior residents threatened to turn physical.

August 27, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Elder care death under investigation

Bonnie LeRoy has been described as the light of her family's life, but on July 26 that light went out when the 92-year-old died at Abbey Hospice, 21 days after suffering injuries while she was a resident of Merryvale Assisted Living.

August 24, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Background check allegedly forged

A Covington woman remains jailed after reportedly trying to alter a criminal background check form Tuesday.

August 22, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Teen charged as adult in fatal shooting

The 16-year-old juvenile who was being held in the shooting death of 19-year-old Quintavien Vanard Johnson has been charged as an adult.

August 21, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Armed robbery suspects sought

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for an unknown man who reportedly robbed another man at gunpoint Friday afternoon.

August 20, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Zon 'No regrets' after Clayton verdict

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was cleared of the 25 felony charges against him Thursday, and Newton County District Attorney Layla Zon, who was the special prosecutor in the case, said she respects the jury's verdict.

August 17, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Family foils robbery in Oak Hill

One man has been arrested and another is on the run after a home burglary in the Oak Hill community Tuesday.

August 13, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Teen accused of Friday shooting charged with murder

The juvenile accused of the shooting death of 19-year-old Quintavian Vanard Johnson Friday night, has been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

August 12, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


CPD working suspicious death

Covington Police are currently working a "suspicious death" of a female at the Covington Lodge.

August 12, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


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