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Child shot in Madison Co transferred to hospital in Atlanta

Child shot in Madison Co transferred to hospital in Atlanta

The 1 year-old Madison County boy who was shot and wounded by his 2 year-old brother in Madison County has been transferred to a hospital in Atlanta. What the Madison County Sheriff’s Office says was an accidental shooting happened earlier this week at a home in Hull. The injured boy, who was shot in the shoulder, was taken first to hospital in Athens. He was, at last report, in stable condition at Eggleston Hospital in Atlanta.  His older brother was not injured. Athens-Clarke County Police were, at last report, still searching for a robbery suspect, a man who used an axe to break into a package store on Oconee Street. Store surveillance video shows the break-in. Store operators tell police the man stole about $40 worth of wine. A 40 year-old Gainesville man is arrested on methamphetamine distribution charges: the Hall County Sheriff’s Office says Edward Barker was arrested after a traffic stop on Old Cornelia Highway. He was booked into the Hall County jail. 

ACCPD investigating shooting

ACCPD investigating shooting

The following is a press release from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department:  On 03/21/2018 at approximately 5:15 pm, officers were dispatched to a residence off Sunny Hills Court in reference to multiple calls of gunfire in the area. Upon officers’ arrival, witnesses told them that a silver/grey SUV drove into the cul-de-sac of Sunny Hills Ct and began shooting at vehicles parked in front of and at the residence, striking both the vehicles and the home. The home was occupied at the time but no persons were struck by gunfire. The scene was processed by our Forensic Unit and multiple shell casings and projectiles were collected. Detectives are looking to identify the suspects in this case and ask anyone who may have information to call Detective Paul Johnson at 706-613- 3888 ext. 522. 

Police blotter: hit-and-run investigated, child shot and wounded

Police blotter: hit-and-run investigated, child shot and wounded

Athens-Clarke County Police were, at last report, still searching for the car and driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run wreck on Commerce Road: a 52 year-old, now identified as Kimberly Pierce, was struck and killed late Tuesday night while trying to cross the road north of the Highway 10 Loop. Police say the car that hit Pierce was a 1990s model green Honda, a car that will now likely have front-end damage.  The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what appears to have been an accidental shooting: a 2 year-old fired the shot that injured 1 year-old. It happened at a home on Maplewood Lane in Hull. Injuries to the child who was shot were not believed to be life-threatening. The 2 year-old was not injured.  Wednesday was a day for damage assessment and clean-up in Rabun County, where a fire damaged a storage building at the historic Dillard House restaurant. Rabun County firefighters say the restaurant itself was not damaged, and there were no injuries. Investigators are searching for the cause of the fire. 

Congress sends giant government funding bill to President Trump

Just over 24 hours after GOP leaders unveiled the details of massive plan to fund the federal government, the House and Senate gave easy bipartisan approval to the $1.3 trillion spending measure, even as members in both parties grumbled about the actions of their leaders, the process, the size of the bill, the amount of money involved, and the specifics.

The final Senate vote – which took place soon after midnight – was 65 to 32 in favor of the over 2,000 page bill, which no lawmaker claimed to have read from start to finish.

“Washington has reached a new low,” complained [More]