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GBI Crime Lab Identifies Two New Fentanyl Analogues

CLEVELAND, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Crime Lab in Cleveland, GA has identified two new fentanyl analogues, acrylfentanyl and tetrahydrofuran fentanyl. Both of ...

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


New ignition interlock device limited permit available July 1

GEORGIA - Persons who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia and whose Georgia driver's license is subject to an administrative ...

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Historic Fourth of July Weekend travel congestion relief

GEORGIA - To ease Fourth of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is suspending construction-related interstate lane closures from noon Friday ...

June 30, 2017 | Staff Report | State


New ignition interlock device limited permit available July 1

Persons who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia and whose Georgia driver's license is subject to an administrative license ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Dirty license plate leads to $1,590 fine for motorist

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A dirty license plate cost Linda Ford $1,590 that she can't afford.

June 02, 2016 | Associated Press | State


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GBI issues synthetic opioids alert

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is issuing a public safety alert regarding illegal synthetic opioids. In the last four months, 17 deaths have been caused by the drugs U-47700 and/or furanyl fentanyl, equal to the number for all of 2016. U-47700 and furanyl fentanyl are both Schedule I drugs and used in the same manner as heroin. Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical treatment use in the United States. The drugs are distributed in either powder or tablet form.

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta drivers can resume their commutes on a heavily used interstate by early next week at the latest, Georgia's governor and state transportation officials announced Wednesday, about six weeks since a bridge on the highway collapsed because of a large fire.

May 10, 2017 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | State


I-85 to reopen by Memorial Day Weekend

ATLANTA – With work progressing quickly, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) provided an update Monday on the I-85 bridge construction and resurfacing projects, and announced I-85 is expected to reopen to motorists by Memorial Day weekend.

May 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


North Georgia burn ban to boost air quality

COVINGTON, Ga. - A ban on outdoor burning begins May 1 in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half of the state.

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | State


UPDATE: Additional arrests made in Banks County deputy shooting incident

Commerce/Atlanta, Ga. – Two additional arrests were made as a result of the investigation into the shooting of a Banks County Deputy. Dustin Terrell Heuatt, age 29, was charged with numerous felony charges to include aggravated assault on a peace officer, aggravated assault, and armed robbery. James Hall Askew, age 26, was charged with aiding and abetting.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Driver Services Commissioner welcomes new board member

ATLANTA – Commissioner Spencer R. Moore, Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), is pleased to announce the appointment of the newest Board Member by Governor Nathan Deal. Gwinnett County resident Jennifer Britt Fleck (Britt) will assume her new role at the Agency's May Board Meeting. The DDS Board is the general policy-making body for DDS, approving all rules and regulations endorsed by the Commissioner.

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Public voting open for Art Contest

MONROE, Ga. - Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced that he is inviting the public to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | State


FBI seeking public’s assistance to ID four-time serial bank robber

ATLANTA – David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, requests the public's assistance in its efforts to identify a metro Atlanta area serial bank robbery that has also struck in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | State


GBI announces recruitment of Forensic Pathology Fellows

DECATUR, Ga. – On Tuesday, April 11, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Medical Examiner's Office (GBI ME) after receiving approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), announced the recruitment efforts for two Forensic Pathology fellows.

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia Power warns customers of bill payment scam

ATLANTA – Georgia Power is issuing a renewed warning for customers of criminal "scam artists" attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone.

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | State


City, State Officials urge motorists to consider travel alternatives

ATLANTA – In the eight days since the I-85 bridge fire, Georgia motorists have taken advantage of a variety of commute options, helping to reduce congestion.

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Storm safety, outage resources available from Georgia Power

ATLANTA – As severe weather continues to move through the state this afternoon, Georgia Power is prepared and responding to power outages as quickly and safely as possible.

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Senators Isakson, Perdue applaud swift response to I-85 Bridge collapse in Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today commented on the I-85 bridge collapse in Georgia and the ongoing recovery efforts:

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia officials hope to repair interstate bridge by June

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia transportation officials hope to finish rebuilding a key interstate bridge by mid-June after a large fire caused its collapse last week.

April 04, 2017 | Associated Press | State


I-85 bridge demolition, replacement underway; traffic management plans for coming week are finalized

ATLANTA - Following Thursday's catastrophic fire and collapse of a portion of I-85 in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia DOT is following an aggressive schedule for replacement of this section of critical infrastructure.

April 03, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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