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2 shot at apartment complex near University of West Ga.


 

CARROLLTON, Ga. – Police say two people were shot at an apartment near the University of West Georgia Thursday night.

The incident happened about 8:30 p.m. at Rivers Edge Apartments, an off-campus complex.

According to the Carrollton Police Department, both victims were life-flighted to local hospitals in efforts to get them faster medical attention, but both were alert, conscious and breathing. 

 


State trooper fired after fatal Carroll County crash


CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. -- The trooper involved in a crash that killed two teens and injured two others in Carroll County has been fired, Georgia State Patrol officials confirmed on Friday.

Officials said Trooper First Class A.J. Scott was driving over 90 mph while not on an emergency call just before he struck a vehicle carrying Kylie Lindsay, 17, Isabella Chinchilla, 16, and two other teens.

The speed limit at the area was 55 mph. Investigators found that he was traveling about 65 miles per hour when he struck the other vehicle killing Lindsay and Chinchilla.

Violent fight breaks out at breast cancer charity event


VILLA RICA, Ga. -- One man was hospitalized and three others arrested after a fight broke out at a breast cancer charity event. 

Villa Rica Police responded to a call about a fight Monday afternoon. The Watering Hole Sports was hosting a motorcycle charity event to raise money for breast cancer. Investigators say members of the Hard Life Motorcycle Club started a fight in which a person was stabbed. That person was transported by Life-Flight to Atlanta Medical Center and is now in stable condition. 

One member of the motorcycle club was arrested at the scene. Two others were arrested the next day:

Villa Rica pastor speaks on HS baptism


One year after teen's death, have things changed in Carrollton?


CARROLLTON, Ga. -- One year after he was killed while sleeping in his own bed, Nizzear Rodriguez continues to inspire the city of Carrollton.

"He was an amazing kid, I can't believe how many people he touched around here," said Kaheel Balson, Nizzear's father.

 Nizzear was killed on August 24, 2014, just hours after celebrating his 13th birthday.

"We respect each other": Why a neighbor took down his Confederate flag


CARROLLTON, Ga. -- For the last two months, the Confederate flag has dominated the news. Most stories surrounding it have been enveloped in animosity, with some calling it a symbol of heritage and others calling it a symbol of hate.

But this story comes from a viewer who recently saw it as a symbol of communication.

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Police: Teacher kidnapped, killed by husband's girlfriend


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CARROLLTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Police say a longtime special needs teacher was killed by her kidnapper following a chase that crossed state lines on Thursday.

According to Clayton County police, 49-year-old Sandra Barnett, a teacher McNair Middle School, died after her kidnapper shot her in a car stopped on the middle of Interstate 20. The suspect then shot herself, police said.

UPDATE: Coworkers: Victim's husband is former NFL player