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Water main break delays traffic in Warner Robins

A water-main break is slowing traffic in Warner Robins. It's near the intersection of Moody Road and Russell Parkway, according to the Warner Robins Police Department.

It's in front of Hughes Honda, says Jennifer Parson, police spokeswoman. She says traffic is being \detoured to Leisure Lake Road.

"For the next two days the northbound lanes on Moody Road, in front of Hughes Honda, will be closed while they fix the water main break. So expect delays at the intersection of Russell and Moody," said Parson via text message.

13WMAZ has a crew headed out there and will keep you updated.

Northside High teacher resigns after fight with student

A Northside High School teacher involved in a fight with a student last November has resigned.

Dan Kelly told 13WMAZ he rescinded his request for a hearing in front of the Houston County School Board that was scheduled for Tuesday.

In regards to what happened in the classroom that day, Kelly said, "I feel it is important to note with regard to the incident that preceded my decision to resign,
my actions were entirely reactive and were provoked by the student."


Family members mourn Jai'Mel Anderson's death at funeral

It seems as though the weather matched the emotions expressed at Warner Robins CME Church Monday morning.

Family members packed the church to mourn the death of 8-year-old Jai'Mel Anderson.

"I know it's a hard time for us, but we is a family and we try to pray and stay together as a family," said Anderson's cousin David Williams.

He says he understands how the child's parents are feeling.

"I have a son. And he's a young guy, and it would tear my heart apart to see my son die a senseless death," Williams said.

A program from a family member, shows Anderson's smiling face during happier times.

"He was a sweet child. Beautiful little child. He played football with my grandbaby," said Mary Sanders, a distant relative.

She says Jai'Mel's death is difficult to understand.

Flint Energies Commitment to Community Includes Blanket Distribution at Dorcas House

Flint Energies Commitment to Community Includes Blanket Distribution at Dorcas House

Flint Energies is committed to the communities we serve. Flint employees delivered 80 blankets to Dorcas House Ministries in Warner Robins on Friday, Jan. 9. Dorcas House Director Rebecca Brothers and her staff will begin distributing these blankets to deserving patrons right away.Flint seeks to impact its communities in a positve way.

New Warner Robins State Rep., Clark, plans to introduce campus carry bill

When the state legislature starts a week from Monday, Houston County will have a new representative.

Republican Heath Clark takes the District 147 seat formerly held by Willie Talton.

After winning the primary in May, software engineer at Robins Air Force Base Heath Clark started prepping for his new job as state representative.

Clark said, "I'm ready. I'm eager, excited, and looking forward to it."

The 34-year-old first time politician, who once planned to be a pastor, says he spent the off-season meeting local leaders and taking advice.

Clark said, "A lot. More than I can remember, "

Training mentally and physically, Clark said he has lost fifty pounds since the primary.

Clark said, "It's just a matter of getting there and learning from experience."

Council tries to define how loud is too loud

Noise complaints have made it all the way to city hall.

Monday evening, Warner Robins City Council read an ordinance that would specifically define what sound levels are an issue.

Warner Robins officer attends NYPD officer's funeral

A Warner Robins police officer traveled to New York City to attend the funeral of Wenjian Liu, an officer shot to death in his patrol car in Brooklyn in December.

The Warner Robins Police Department said that the airline JetBlue helped Detective James Dubry travel to the funeral.

Dubry is a member of the Warner Robins Police Department's Honor Guard and SWAT, a news release said.

Sunday, officers from all over the country traveled to New York City to pay their respects.

In the release, Dubry said "Police are such a close group no matter how far you live. When we get together for whatever occasion, it's family."