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One dead in motorcycle accident on Highway 96

JEFFERSONVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A motorcycle accident left one man dead Friday night. Twiggs County coroner, Harold Reece, says it happened on Highway 96 near the Houston County line. We’ll have more information as the story develops.
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Macon-Bibb receives $1.5 million to stretch Second Street corridor Vision Block

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb County is receiving a $1.5 million grant from the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) to expand the Second Street corridor Vision Block. A few years ago, Second Street from Cherry to Poplar Street, got a makeover. “Before there was four broad lanes, no landscaping, no benches,” said Chris Floore […]
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Veteran’s remains, missing for nearly 70 years, returns home

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The remains of Wilcox County’s only serviceman to be killed in the Korean War returned home Thursday. It’s a reunion that took 67 years, from the time Cpl. Leslie Sutton was declared missing from North Korea. “It’s a wonderful feeling bringing one home that’s been lost for so many year,” David […]
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Baldwin County commissioners approve to financially help hospital

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A new stream of money is coming to Oconee Regional Medical Center. The Baldwin County Commissioners voted last week to pay the hospital $500,000 every year for 10 years. “I’m very excited, so I’m very pleased they took the initiative to support the hospital,” local attorney Matt Roessing said. “Letting the […]
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Deputies need help identifying man in armed robbery

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery Wednesday morning. It happened at Reliance Food Mart on Pio Nono Avenue just before 9:30 AM. Deputies say he walked into the store, went to the restroom, left the store then went back. He asked to […]
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They Fled North Korea for a London Suburb, but Are Paying a Heavy Price

Kim Joo Il, who runs the Free NK newspaper, recounts his escape from North Korea. Carolina Reid / NBC News Not only does he circulate the newspaper locally, he sends the digital files to South Korea where they are printed out, attached to balloons and dropped over North Korea as anti-regime propaganda. “We’ve got to […]
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'It's OK Let Go!': Man Catches Teen Falling From Park Ride

NEW YORK — Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening when he heard someone screaming. He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride. Her little brother sat next to her in the green two-person pod, crying hysterically […]
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Heat Wave Still Threatens 23 Million in Western U.S.

People cool off Friday at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey, California. Frederic J. Brown / AFP – Getty Images “It’s not unusual for [the area] to be really hot. It’s the desert,” Rowe said. Heat warnings remain in effect for until 8 p.m. MT Monday in central Arizona, southern Nevada and parts of […]
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Airline Captain Tells Passengers to Pray During Shaky Flight

It’s never a good sign when your pilot tells you to “pray.” But that’s exactly what happened — twice — on a scary Air Asia X flight from Australia to Malaysia as the plane shook like a “washing machine” for two hours, according to passengers. “The rattling started straight away,” Damien Stevens, who was on […]
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Dirty Business of Getting Clean: Florida's Drug Treatment Scandal

Jennifer Flory (left) and her daughter Alison Flory. Courtesy of Jennifer Flory October 13, the last day of Alison’s life, was like many before it. She got up, she went to treatment at Reflections, she sat in group therapy, she peed in a cup. Then she went back to her sober home, a yellow bungalow […]
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Partisan Gerrymandering Has Benefited the GOP, Analysis Shows

The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump’s favor. Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not during the presidential race, but before it — […]
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Gay Pride Parades Sound a Note of Resistance – and Face Some

A man waves an LGBTQ equality rainbow flag at a rally in West Hollywood, California, United States, June 26, 2015. Lucy Nicholson / Reuters LGBTQ activists have been galled by the Trump administration’s rollback of federal guidance advising school districts to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. The Republican […]
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Great White Hype: What Are Odds of Being Killed by Shark?

BOSTON — You might want a bigger boat, but you probably don’t need better odds. The confirmed return of great white sharks to Cape Cod has rattled some boaters and beachgoers. Yet the chances of an encounter involving a human are infinitesimally small, and the likelihood of an attack resulting in serious injury or death […]
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'We Are Not Afraid': Activists to Defy Turkey Pride Ban

Police gathered to block the main Istiklal Street ahead of the banned Pride march. Mehmet Akin “We are not afraid, we are here, we are not going to change,” organizers said in a statement before the event. “Governors, governments, states change, we stay.” The statement added: “We painted this street in rainbow for 12 years […]
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2 Dead, 2 Hurt in Shooting-Turned-Standoff

Two men were killed, and two others were wounded in a shooting in National City Saturday that prompted an eight-hour standoff. By 5:30 p.m., authorities were able to take one suspect into custody who had been holed up in an upstairs apartment in the 1000 block of E. 8th Street. For hours, officers with the National […]