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President Donald Trump is weighing in on the Georgia Governor’s race. Trump tweeted his support for Secretary of State Brian Kemp. In the tweet, Trump called Kemp tough on crime, strong on the border and illegal immigration. Trump says he has his full and total endorsement.

The endorsement is yet another setback for Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. The former front-runner has lost ground after secret recordings were released with him saying he supported bad public policy in effort to prevent a political rival from gaining momentum.  

GBI Raising Awareness About Youth Suicide in PSA

4 hours ago
Georgia Bureau of Investigation

The GBI’s Child Fatality Review Unit is working to reduce youth suicide through awareness. The agency is working with several others around the state to create a series of public service announcements aimed at raising awareness regarding the issue.

Athens Man Arrested for Murder in Shooting Death

5 hours ago
Clarke County Sheriff's Office

Athens-Clarke County police arrested a man early this morning on a malice murder charge, hours after police say he shot and killed a man.

 

At around 11 PM last night, officers were dispatched to a report of gunshots at Perry’s Convenience Store on Cedar Shoals Drive where they found David Cooper, 24, of Athens, with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

 

Officers learned Cooper was shot following a dispute with Randy Levrette, 26, of Athens.

A 32-year-old man has been returned to Georgia from Mexico to stand trial for charges in connection with a 2010 murder case.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation told news outlets that Jorge Montiel was taken into custody Tuesday. He is accused of killing Maria Hernandez-Reyes, who was found dead in her home in northern Georgia in 2010.

The GBI says arrest warrants were taken out against Montiel for burglary, aggravated sodomy and murder. Montiel was returned from Hidalgo, Mexico, to Cumming, Georgia.

Prority Ambulance

National EMS is joining Priority Ambulance. The Conyers-based company provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance service in Athens-Clarke, Oconee, Morgan and Rockdale counties. Priority Ambulance is based in Knoxville, Tennessee and provides service around the nation. Priority has approximately 2,500 paramedics and EMTS and a fleet of about 400 vehicles. In addition to National, two other partners serving Georgia are in the Priority Ambulance family-Puckett EMS and Central EMS.

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