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Warner Robins soup kitchen celebrates 25th year

For 25 years people have been able to get a hot meal in Warner Robins at the First United Methodist Church's soup kitchen.

At the 25th anniversary, 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo found the celebration was more about a volunteer who's been there since day one.

Cynthia Parker says it all started in 1990.

Warner Robins woman suspected of stealing $1 million

UPDATE: Capt. John Holland says Maria Trenam may have stolen as much as $1.4 million from a Warner Robins business.

He said they're still investigating how she did it and what she did with the money.

But he said investigators suspect the theft started soon after she started working for Warner Robins Surgical Associates in April 2011.

He called her "a trusted employee." The alleged theft came to light after doctors complained of discrepancies in their accounts.

The more investigators looked into the case, he said,the more missing money they found.

The business is located at 1701 Watson Blvd.


A Warner Robins woman is suspected of stealing more than $1 million from the company she worked for.

Warner Robins man on death row re-sentenced to life in prison

A Warner Robins man, who has been on death row for murder since the late 70s, will now serve life in prison.

This comes after two different mental examinations, more than 20 years apart, that reveal Roger Collins is mentally retarded, as stated in court.

In 1977, when he was 18-years-old, Collins was indicted for rape and malice murder, after beating Delores Lester to death with a car jack. 

POLICE: Warner Robins death possible suicide

UPDATE: Warner Robins police have identified the man found dead at a business Tuesday.

In a news release, they said he is Rick Jones, owner of the DT&W Auction Co.

Earlier, Wednesday, the business posted a picture of Jones and wrote, "Rick loved everyone of his employees and his customers. Please keep all of us in your prayers as we try to make sense of this tragedy."

Police say they're treating the death as an apparent suicide. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.


UPDATE: Warner Robins police said a death they're investigating on Moody Road is a possible suicide.

The death happened Tuesday at DT&W Auction Co. at 2211 Moody Road.

Gang violence forum held in Warner Robins

Residents of Houston County and its law enforcement sat together to talk about gangs Tuesday evening.

According to investigators, the county does have gang activity.

People asked officials questions about how to combat and prevent the problem.

"What can I do to make my community safer?," asked mother and grandmother Shanta Wright.

800 participate in Special Olympics Georgia's Masters Bowling Tournament

"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

That's the motto of Special Olympics, whose athletes strive everyday to do the best they can, regardless of disability.

This weekend, Special Olympics Georgia's masters bowling tournament was held in Warner Robins. The tournament was for athletes ages 22 and up.

WWII Veterans honored in Warner Robins

Theirs has been called "the Greatest Generation."

They remember Pearl Harbor, they've seen D-Day, and watched several major U.S. conflicts abroad.

Friday evening, eleven World War II veterans were honored for their service with their family and friends gathered around.

"I'm 91 years of age now," said veteran Dr. Dan Callahan.

He turned back to the days he was a medic on the battlefield.

"Go out and drag somebody in that's been hit, hurt, or shot," said Callahan.

Many of the men honored Friday night can recall getting treated by medics like Callahan. One vet says he was even pronounced dead.