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Warner Robins boy dies after getting tangled in rope swing

A 10-year-old was pronounced dead at a local hospital Thursday after he was found by family members tangled in a homemade rope swing in the backyard of his home.

According to a news release from the Warner Robins Police Department, it happened in the 400 block of Pine Valley Drive in Warner Robins around 7:45 p.m. The child was taken to the Houston County Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. The child's name has not been released.

The case has been ruled accidental, and police say no foul play is suspected. Houston County coroner Daniel Galpin declined to comment.

An autopsy for the child has been scheduled for Monday.

The police department, the Warner Robins Fire Department, the Houston County Juvenile Division and the Department of Family and Children Services are all investigating the incident, according to the release.

Road closures announced for Ofc. Pratt Martin 5K

The road closures for the 5K for Officer Pratt Martin stricken with stage-four kidney cancer have been announced.

Between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., one northbound lane of North Davis Drive, between Young Avenue and Green Street will be closed for the 5K, according to a news release from the Warner Robins Police Department.

Also, the outside lane on Green Street eastbound from North Davis Drive to Booker Street will be closed.

Drivers should be mindful and caution of runners in the area.

Woman says HP shared her personal information

A Warner Robins woman says her personal information, including income and other highly private data, turned up on someone else's computer.

According to her, computer company Hewlett-Packard is to blame for the mistake.

"They know they're wrong. 'Sorry' is not going to fix it," said Shannon Sandry.

She says it happened when she shipped her laptop to HP's fixing station in Indiana. When she got her PC back Tuesday, she also got a phone call from a man in Maryland.

"He was like, 'Is your Social Security number this?,' and my heart just hit my toes," said Sandry.

Her entire identity and her children's all on a stranger's screen, including bank records and her address.

Warner Robins holds service to honor veterans

Veterans gathered out in front of Warner Robins City Hall Wednesday for a service sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 33.


It began as motorcycle groups thundered down Watson Boulevard.

Service members from all walks of life and their families made up the crowd. .

At the event, older veterans were praised for their service, future military members were encouraged, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice were remembered.

One of the veterans in attendance was Carswell Winne, or "Mighty Moose," as his friends call him.

He served in World War II as a former plane captain in the Navy.

He explains what Veterans Day means to him:

Warner Robins teen seeks funding for care packages

Our military members have to make many sacrifices, but one Houston County boy wants to send some tokens of appreciation overseas.


His goal is to make as many care packages as he can to send to the troops.

Some snacks, deodorant, and ChapStick are a few small items that can make a big difference.

Timothy Hall places a first aid kit with the other items in the box. "Very important," he says.

The Warner Robins High School freshman says he wanted to provide a little relief to the those who are working hard, fighting for our freedom.

"I'm doing a care packages for the military folks deployed overseas," he explains.

Investigator for Warner Robins police arrested for DUI

An investigator for the Warner Robins Police Department was arrested Sunday at 1:43 a.m. in Savannah for driving under the influence.

According to a news release from the department, James Dubry was off-duty when he was arrested for DUI and failure to maintain a lane. He was charged and released on bond from the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

Dubry, the release states, has been employed with the department for five years. He has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Macon man sentenced in kidnapping case

UPDATE 11-11-15 12:32 p.m.:

William Carpenter was sentenced in Houston County Superior Court Monday to 28 years on kidnapping and aggravated assault charges. According to Houston County District Attorney George Hartwig, he is to serve the first 18 in prison and upon his release, he will be banned from Houston County, prohibited from possessing guns and is to have no contact with the victim or her family.


A Macon man was found guilty in court by a Houston County jury last week for attempted kidnapping.

According to Houston County District Attorney George Hartwig, William Lawrence Carpenter was arrested in March of 2012 after police said he tried to kidnap a woman at gunpoint at Master Cleaners on Russell Parkway.