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Museum of Aviation Hosts STEM Camp for Kids


For most people Math and Science are not their favorite subject, but some kids learned to love the subjects Saturday.

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The Museum of Aviation hosted a Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) camp for kids in second through fifth grade.

The children got a chance to meet and greet a few professionals with jobs in the STEM field including engineers and EMTs.

Along with the meet and greet, the kids were able to participate in four different workshops that gave them hands-on experience.

Former Northside High School teacher's estate sale


For 50 years, Ray Horne gave his all to the drama department at Northside High School in Warner Robins. Now months after his death, the beloved teacher is still giving. 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo went to the sale for Horne's estate today, and found many who came out to take home a memory of Mr. Horne.

"The house all the furnishings, are for sale," says Danny Peterman. Peterman was a close friend of Horne's and is now helping in the process of selling his estate.

He says, "If you like clowns, if you like angels, if you like antiques he has it. The house is just filled from 50 years of just enjoying Northside High School."

Peterman says this was something Horne wanted, saying, "He knew when the time had come that he was no longer with us, he wanted to sell this stuff and let proceeds go to establish a scholarship program at Northside High School."

Scammers targeting central Georgia businesses


Flint Energies is warning customers of a scam where people are calling businesses and telling them their bill is overdue and must pay immediately.

Jimmy Autry of Flint Energies said Tuesday that My Father's Place and Atlanta Bread Company in Warner Robins received bogus calls demanding they pay overdue bills immediately or their power would be turned off.

Autry said Flint does not make such calls.

Autry says the businesses were told to purchase a prepaid card from CVS to pay over the phone, thus making the money impossible to track down.

Flint Energies posted the warning on its Facebook page:

6 held in over 100 Houston County car break-ins


ID=13769337Houston County authorities arrested five men, a juvenile and are looking for another in connection to more than 100 car break-ins.

The arrests come after the Houston County Sheriff's Office and Warner Robins Police Department conducted an investigation throughout the entire county. The investigation lasted several weeks, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Arrested were Marlon Washington, 20; Ja'Corey English, 18; Justin Ali, 20; Ronnie Tice, 18; and Tyrone Caruthers, 18. A juvenile was also arrested.

Authorities are still looking for Tommell Dean, 21.

Thrift Store Benefits Cancer Research


For some people, particularly women, shopping cures a lot of ills.

In this case, it can actually help cure childhood cancer.

Sarah Thorton opened Joshua's' Smiles Thrift store on Moody Road in Warner Robins last month.

She did it in honor of her son, 11-year-old Joshua Thorton.



The Hilltop Elementary student

died last September after fighting leukemia.

UPDATE: Houston schools discuss child's 'Nerf gun' suspension


After a couple of days into the school year, fourth grader Ramsey McDonald of Warner Robins was given what he thought was a fun assignment.

Bring in some of your favorite toys to talk about.

"They were trying to get the kids to know each other," his father, Scott McDonald said.

The Miller Elementary School student told his father Friday night he was going to bring in his iPad and a couple of toys.

His father didn't think much about it and said "OK."

McDonald learned it wasn't OK when he received a call from the school Tuesday.

"They told me my son brought a weapon to school and they asked me if I was aware," McDonald said Wednesday. "I asked them what it was and they said it was a plastic Nerf gun."

Body found at Lowe's parking lot


Houston County police are investigating a body found Thursday night outside a Lowe's Home Improvement store on Watson Boulevard.

A witness told 13WMAZ that he saw police removing the body from a car.

Police spokeswoman Jennifer Parson and Houston County coroner Danny Galpin both said they had no further information on the death.

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