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Plans to build new park stirs up anger


A new park is in the works in Warner Robins. It will be called North Houston Road Park. But one Warner Robins man says the city should focus on fixing Sewell Circle Park.

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The city council looked over plans for the North Houston Road Park on Tuesday.

It will have 10 ball fields, walking trail, and other features for kids and adults. But Alvin Robinson says the city has forgotten about another park.

Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition


Trucks, trains, and people, they all create pollution.

Ned Sanders, Chairman of the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalitions says, "The real challenge for us here in Middle Georgia is to step up to the plate and address the issues associated with ground level pollution."

The federal EPA currently says Central Georgia is in attainment meaning, "You don't have any restrictions placed on you by the federal government, as far as funding goes, as far as bringing in new industries, into our Middle Georgia area, as far as new missions for robins air force base which is right behind us."

Sanders says the Clean Air Act is primarily about public health, and that it's important for babies and senior citizens to breath clean air, but they are not the only ones.

Georgia Golden Olympics In Need of Volunteers


The major Olympics may not be for another few years, but Georgia's Golden Olympics are around the corner and they are in need of more help.

The games are in need of more volunteers to help out with this year's activities.

The Golden Olympics are for seniors starting at ages 50 and include everything from running to Wii bowling.

This year certain games will qualify for the 2015 National Senior Games in July.

3D Scanner like "CSI" Technology


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Juries often expect the evidence they see in a courtroom to look like what they see on TV.

Typically, prosecutors can't deliver.

But now, a 3D scanner enables police to create the CSI-type technology for juries deciding guilt or innocence.

Lead crime scene investigator for the Warner Robins police, John Lanneau, stood in the back of the classroom last week. He watched as traffic officers and other crime scene investigators learned about the new scanners.

First time in nearly a decade since WRPD had a full police officer staff.


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After years of trying to recruit more officers, The Warner Robins Police Department says all police positions are full.

Police Chief Brett Evans says it's been almost a decade since they've had a full officer staff.

He believes the social media push is why, for the first time in a decade, the patrol cars will be filled with Warner Robins' finest.

"Recruits tell us when they go out job hunting or looking for a profession, they go through websites, they go through social media they see what's out there" said Evans.

The Show Goes On: Band plays despite power outage


More than 100 people turned up in Warner Robins for a country music concert, courtesy of Sky Country, a band made up of Air Force Reserve Members.

But after a tree toppled onto a power line and caused a power outage at the Museum of Aviation, the darkness couldn't stop the party.

The band was scheduled to perform outside the Museum of Aviation, but the hot weather moved the show indoors.

After the lights went out, Flint Energies crews worked to fix the problem, but the museum stayed dark for more than an hour.

Victoria Martina, her family and dozens of others decided to stick it out anyway.

"Because they're wonderful. These guys are great," said Bill Court. "They're a great band, a great uplift. They play all kinds of songs. We've watched them at Fourth of July every year since we moved here from California in 2000."

The department says they're saving money by selling surplus weapons to buy new weapons.


Warner Robins Police Department says they're saving the city money. They plan on selling surplus weapons in order to buy new weapons.

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Assistant Police Chief Wagner says WRPD will be selling about 100 40mm Smith and Wesson pistols, 45 mm gap pistols, and shotguns.

Wagner says the with that money, the department plans on purchasing about 60 9mm guns.