Steve Lawson driving around in park.
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Outgoing Macon-Bibb Parks and Beautification director reflects on park progress

Several parks in the county are on schedule to see some renovations and expansion.
Construction at the Perry Animal Shelter.
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City of Perry preparing for new animal shelter

Construction is underway on what will be the new animal shelter in Perry.
GCSU prepare for voting students.
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Students at Georgia College preparing for upcoming election

Several students at Georgia College plan on watching the debate on Monday night and they're encouraging their peers to vote.
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Bomb threats made at Macon Waffle House

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating two different bomb threats that occurred at a Waffle House. According to a new release, the first threat was called into the restaurant, located on Pio Nono Avenue, just before 8:00 a.m. Monday. A bomb disposal unit searched the building after it was evacuated, and […]
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What’s Right With Our Schools: Wilkinson County schools ‘Ride for Literacy’

WILKINSON COUNTY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Wilkinson County School District is taking literacy to a whole new level. They held their annual ride for literacy event, hoping to change students’ reading skills for life. Students who attend Wilkinson County Schools walked, jogged and rode bicycles to promote a good cause. “We all get to walk, […]
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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds roar into Middle Georgia

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC News/WMGT) – The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flew into Middle Georgia. They are getting ready to perform at the Thunder Over Georgia Air Show this weekend. The event Saturday and Sunday will be held at Robins Air Force Base. Six Thunderbird pilots will scream through the sky at more than five […]
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Freeman’s streak over, Braves rally past Phillies 5-2

Freddie Freeman's 30-game hitting streak ended when he struck out in the eighth inning of a tie game Thursday night, but the Atlanta Braves managed to score four runs after that off Philadelphia closer Jeanmar Gomez and beat the Phillies 5-2.
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Man Accused of Trying to Hide Crash That Killed Girlfriend

VERNON, Ind. — Indiana authorities have brought charges against a Pennsylvania man who was injured in a crash that killed his girlfriend earlier this month, alleging that he initially tried to conceal that the crash even happened because he may have been trying to avoid being arrested. Kevin Bell, of Dover, Pennsylvania, was found injured […]
Across The Nation
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Man Killed By Police Not Mentally Ill, Suffered 'Breakdown': Family

An unarmed black man fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb Tuesday — after allegedly taking a “shooting stance,” according to cops — was not mentally ill but had suffered from a mental breakdown over the recent death of a friend, his family said Thursday. The shooting death of Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, […]
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Disbarred Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Kidnap Once Called Hoax

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is trying to avoid a life prison sentence with a plea bargain in a kidnapping so elaborate and bizarre that police in California initially dismissed it as a hoax. Matthew Muller pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Sacramento, acknowledging he used computer-generated voices, blackened swim goggles, […]
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Landmark smokestack on Lake Sinclair coming down

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – To people living near Lake Sinclair, seeing the smokestack means something special. “It’s sort of sad, I’m 53-years-old, been here all my life, it ain’t gonna seem right coming and not seeing it anymore,” Kenny Fuller said, manager of Sunset Marina & Inn. “You know you’re home. you can see the stack […]
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Lawmakers Fret Over 9/11 Bill a Day After Veto Override

Less than a day after voting to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia, senior lawmakers expressed concerns Thursday over possible “unintended consequences” to the country’s national security and foreign policy. After a historic and overwhelming rejection of the presidential veto, Republican leaders of the Senate […]
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Why Didn't Train in N.J. Crash Have Important Fail-Safe?

The commuter train that crashed into NJ Transit’s Hoboken Terminal during the Thursday morning rush was not equipped with the positive train control technology that could have prevented it from roaring off the rails. What’s more, not a single NJ Transit employee has even been trained to use the technology, called PTC, according to the […]
Across The Nation
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At Least 1 Dead, 108 Injured After New Jersey Train Crash

HOBOKEN, N.J. — A speeding commuter train plowed into a platform inside NJ Transit’s Hoboken Terminal during the Thursday morning rush hour, killing a woman and injuring 108 other people, officials said. The train was traveling “at much too high rate of speed,” crashing through a series of barriers and taking down an interior wall […]
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Hackers Target Election Systems in 20 States

There have been hacking attempts on election systems in more than 20 states — far more than had been previously acknowledged — a senior Department of Homeland Security official told NBC News on Thursday. The “attempted intrusions” targeted online systems like registration databases, and not the actual voting or tabulation machines that will be used […]