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Woman Accused of Scamming Seniors

A Fort Valley woman suspected of scamming several people out of money is now in custody.

Now the Bibb County Sheriff's Office is working with Houston County investigators to determine just how many people she may have stolen from.

Lt. Sean Defoe says right now the sheriff's office says Katina Hope Wright will face theft charges and possibly other charges.

He says the sheriff's office got calls from about 20 people Monday night after TV reports of the case.

DeFoe says they caught the woman around 11 p.m. last night.

Investigators say she approaches senior adults and says that she knows them from their doctor's office and needs money to fix her car.

The sheriff's office asks that anyone with information on the case to call Investigator Tania Greer at 478-621-5675.

Our Judy Le talked to a Warner Robins woman who believes she is a victim in this scam. 

Check back with 13WMAZ for updates on this story today.

Get Answers: Who to Call when Animal Control Doesn't Answer

If you have a wild animal in your garage and you call Animal Control, and get a recording, who should you call next?
 
That happened to one of our viewers, so 13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet set out to find the answer in this week's Get Answers.

"I was completely frustrated, I mean what are you supposed to do," explains Pat Taylor.

Sixty-five-year-old Taylor says she looked out her back door and saw a fox in her garage. "It was right at the door coming into my kitchen, and we made all kind of noise there. And it wasn't scared of anything."

Because it seemed sluggish, she thought the fox may be rabid and she began her call for help. One that would turn into many.

"Maybe it would be easier to tell you who I didn't call." says Taylor.

First she called the Houston County Animal Control's office and she got a recording asking her to leave a message.

$650K Bond Set for Houston Murder Suspect

A judge today set $650,000 bond for a former Houston County probation officer accused of killing his girlfriend.

Judge Tripp Self today set the bond, but said Russell Holt would stay under house arrest if he made bond.

Holt's defense attorney, Franklin Hogue waived the formal reading of charges before he entered a plea of not guilty.

Self then made his ruling this afternoon in Houston County Superior Court. He denied bond at a previous bond hearing in May saying he thought Holt could be a possible flight risk.

Prosecutors argued the Holt may intimidate witnesses because they say he has sudden mood changes and can be aggressive.

Hogue says he's never seen these mood changes and that it was "News to me."

Self determined Holt would not flee the country and ordered him to house arrest, if he posts the $650,000 bond.  Holt would only be permitted to leave his residence for a medical emergency.

Bands Sought for Savannah's 2nd Rock Marathon

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Organizers of Savannah's second Rock 'n' Roll Marathon are seeking local bands to provide the event's live soundtrack.

The road race that brought 30,300 visitors to Georgia's oldest city is returning Nov. 3. Organizers tout the fun of running as live bands perform on stages set up along the course.

The Savannah Morning News reports organizers are seeking 40 bands to fill slots on 24 stages throughout the city.

Savannah's first Rock 'n' Roll Marathon last November was billed as one of the city's largest ever tourist events. A study conducted after the event estimated it brought $17.9 million in direct spending.

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Warner Robins Man Escapes Serious Injury in Train Crash

A man escaped virtually unharmed after a train hit his brand new truck Saturday afternoon.

Lt. Mike Stokes with the Houston County Sheriff's Office says 74-year-old Jerry Battle of Warner Robins received only minor injuries when a train hit is 2012 GMC Sierra at the intersection of Highway 247 and West Houston Drive around 3:30 p.m.

Stokes says he talked to the conductor of the train, and he says the conductor saw Battle stop, look at the train, and keep going. He says the conductor had already put on all the brakes on the train, but was still traveling around 40 miles per hour when it hit the bed of Battle's truck.

"People need to realize it takes about a mile for trains to stop," Battle said. "I think the speed limit for trains through that area is 50 miles per hour so, the train was probably going around 40 when it hit."

WRALL Falls Short of World Series

The Warner Robins All Star team waited too late to grab the win that would have put them in the Little League World Series.  Tennessee held WRALL scoresless and kept Georgia from getting a hit until the top of the sixth.

Brock Myers had an outstanding performance from the mound, striking out nine batters in five scoreless innings.

The only run of the night scored off a wild pitch from Georgia.  The ball bouced off the top of the catcher's glove and gave time for Blake Osborne to tag home.

"Baseball is a game of failure, sometimes you do good, sometimes you do bad," said pitcher Leyton Pinckney.  "You never know whats going to happen in a game. They are a really good team and they played their hearts out and so did we, they just came out on top today."

Georgia Manager Martin Pinckney expressed his frustration with the officiating after the game.

Warner Robins Boys Play for Series Spot Tonight

Warner Robins Little League All-Stars play for another trip to Williamsport, Pa. starting at 7 tonight.

They'll play a team from Tennessee in the Southeastern Regional Championship game

The winner heads to the Little League World Series next week. 

The boys from Warner Robins used clutch hitting and timely pitching to beat Virginia 5-1 Wednesday night. The win was Warner Robins third straight after an opening tournament loss to North Carolina last Friday.

Tennessee beat North Carolina 9-3 in the other semi-final.

Game time is 7:00 p.m. ESPN will televise the game live.