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Man shot in back in Warner Robins

Warner Robins police were called out to 129 Briardale Ave. at around noon Sunday.

When they arrived, they found Tom Gooch, 38, with one gunshot wound to the back. He was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia with non-life threatening injuries, according to a Warner Robins police news release.

Officers arrested Bruce Osborn Key, 50, in connection with the shooting

Street lights coming to blighted areas in Warner Robins.

"Poles are there, we hang a light, they got a light." That's what the Warner Robins Assistant Building Official Ken Thompson says is coming for a few blighted neighborhoods in Warner Robins.

After a unanimous vote this past Monday in a Warner Robins council meeting, Thompson says they were granted $35,000 and will be using it to put in new poles and public safety lighting in areas that have never had adequate lighting before.

Crematory Open in Warner Robins


Last spring, a funeral home and crematory caused a lot of controversy in a Warner Robins neighborhood.

Many didn't want it near their backyards.

Now, that business is open.

Some people in the Rosehill subdivision, near Highway 41 and Russell Parkway, say they're finally at peace with the property behind their neighborhood.

Rosehill homeowner for eight years, Deborah Rogers, always gets along with the neighbors.

But when she first peered over the fence at her newest one, she wasn't so sure about the relationship.

Former Perry police chief dies

Former Perry police Chief George A. Potter died Wednesday afternoon after battling an illness for several years.

He was Perry's chief of police from 1996 to 2006, when the fire and police departments merged.

He was then named head of the department of public safety in 2006

He was 65.

Ferguson forum tearing down preconceived notions.

The events in Ferguson have opened up dialogues nationwide. Wednesday night in Warner Robins, one pastor brought that conversation to Central Georgia.

13 WMAZ was at a forum directed at helping African Americans shatter preconceived notions they have about law enforcement and their rights.

"You have a right to remain silent. You're innocent until proven guilty. It's their job to prove that you're guilty," Pastor Troy Wynn said.

He says it's impossible to control the actions of police officers if you get stopped, so the best thing to do is be respectful and be educated.

Local pastors discuss Ferguson, police, race

As the national spotlight shines on tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, a local pastor facilitated a discussion on confrontations between citizens and police and race relations in central Georgia.

Tuesday, 10 pastors from Warner Robins, Macon and Fort Valley gathered around one table.

They discussed their responsibilities as religious leaders to build better relationships between their congregations and law enforcement.

They also talked about the perceptions among young people, especially minorities, of police officers.

"What can we learn from the events in Ferguson?" Pastor Wynn asks, opening the discussion.

These individuals came together not just as church leaders, but also community leaders, as they emphasized the importance of leading by example.

Air Force veteran wins home giveaway

Myrna Segy won the home on Kensington Circle through a giveaway Bank of America and Nehemiah Corporation hosted.

To apply, Central Georgia veterans wrote essays about their time in service and how getting the house would help their family.

Segy joined the Air Force in 2001 at age 18 and worked in security forces.

"When 9/11 occured, I was actually chosen to give security to the president when he came to our base in Louisiana. After that I got sent to Turkey," Segy said.

Segy was also deployed to Iraq.

She left the military in 2004 due to illness.

"I developed Lupus and Rheumatoid arthritis and I've been dealing with PTSD," she said, "I worked in the armory on an international base so, you're on call all the time. I obviously couldn't respond as well, so I had to leave the military."