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Kathleen man who shot grandparents gets 50 years


A Kathleen man pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Houston County court to two counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault.

Joshua Allen Cook, 26, was sentenced to 50 years and will serve 30 years in prison for trying to kill his grandparents. Cook shot Thomas and Rosylin Livingston at their Lake Joy Road home Oct. 20, 2013.

Just before 11 p.m. that night, Cook first fired several shots at his grandmother in the kitchen area and ultimately shot her twice in the head, according to a news release from the Houston County District Attorney's Office. He then went to the bedroom where his grandfather was sleeping and shot him once in the head. The grandfather was able to grab the gun just as it went off, the news release states. Livingston was able to take the gun from Cook and restrain him until Houston sheriff's deputies arrived, the news release states.

Train and truck collide in south Houston


No one was injured when a 18-wheeler collided with a train Wednesday morning in south Houston County.

It happened around 10:20 on the Highway 247 spur near Sand Bed Road.ID=13694889

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the truck driver said the accident happened after his brakes failed.

He said he swerved to avoid a row of trucks ahead of him, crossed the road and ended up striking the train.

Norfolk Southern Railroad says that caused some minor damage to one of the rail cars.

Three injured in Warner Robins shooting


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A Warner Robins man says he was playing cards in his garage with friends early Wednesday when someone opened fire on them.

Three of them were injured in the shooting.

It happened around 2 a.m. on the 400 block of Alabama Avenue.

That's off Elberta Road.

Kenneth Hammonds, who's 23, said someone masked in a blue bandanna came up and started firing, at least 20 times.

One of the bullets hit his knee.

You can still see blood spatter and the bullet holes inside the home.

UPDATE: Houston school-suicide victim identified


Warner Robins police have released the name of a teenager who allegedly committed suicide outside a school Monday.

They say he is Kyle Dennis Ruffin, age 19, of Warner Robins.

A police news release says an autopsy Tuesday morning ruled the death a suicide.

Houston County Coroner Danny Galpin said Ruffin hanged himself at Lake Joy Primary School on Monday morning.

Galpin said his body was discovered in the playground just before 10 a.m.

Man wanted by Warner Robins police for animal cruelty


ID=13622929Warner Robins police are looking for the man who shot and killed a dog late last month.

The incident was caught on camera and investigators released these images.

According to a release from the department, on Friday, July 25th around 9:30 a.m., a red, four door Chevrolet car pulled up and three people got out of the car.

One individual had a gun in one hand while holding the dog in the other.

Officer Ed Smith with Warner Robins police later found the dog dead, shot in the head.

The individual with the gun is wanted for Animal Cruelty charges.

Veterans memorial to be at Warner Robins City Hall


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The city of Warner Robins will get a memorial for veterans within the next two years. That's according to Mayor Randy Toms and the city council.

Monday night, council members discussed the project, some saying the memorial is long overdue.

"I think it's high time that we pay tribute to the people that have poured so much of their lives, and some of them, even their lives, into making us who we are today," said Mayor Randy Toms.

Council members decided that the front part of City Hall would be the best location for the memorial.

Warner Robins Farmers Market still growing after 5 Years


A Warner Robins woman wanted some fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Instead of planting her own, she grew an entire farmer's market from the ground, up.

Jodi Daley, the woman at the root of the International City Farmers Market, talked about five years of success.

Daley doesn't consider herself a farmer, but she planted the seed that sprouted into rows of tents. Each tent sports a cornucopia of locally grown products.