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Man charged with knowingly spreading HIV


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- A Douglas County man faces seven counts of reckless conduct for knowingly spreading HIV.

Jason Alexander Young had sexual contact with women, but did not tell them he was HIV-positive, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Young approached his victims through various social media outlets. Any woman who was contacted by Young is encouraged to call Douglas County Sheriff's Investigator Trent Wilson at 770-920-4907.

 

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Man get life in Douglas County road rage murder


DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- A jury last week found an Alabama man guilty of running over and killing a Douglas County woman.

Monday morning, Dewey Green was sentenced to life without parole plus 40 years in prison. Green, 24, was charged with numerous counts of murder and assault in the June 2014 death of 53-year-old Janice Pitts.

Police said Green rammed his pickup truck into the back of a car driven by Pitts while she was at a stop light. When Pitts got out of the car to check the damage, witnesses say Green drove into her, pinning her between both vehicles. Police say he ran over her again while trying to get away.

Train crashes into 18 wheeler in Douglasville


DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- A train accident has closed several blocks of Broad Street in Douglasville, officials said Saturday.

The accident involved a semi truck and a train carrying a load of other vehicles.

Five blocks of Broad Street are closed at the scene of the accident.


2 adults, 2 teens charged in Douglas County burglaries


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- Four people, including three self-proclaimed gang members, have been charged in a recent rash of burglaries and car thefts in Douglas County. Many of the crimes happened over the July 4 weekend in the area of Lee Road and Highway 92.

Two of the suspects were caught July 7 shortly after burglarizing a home on Soaring Drive. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Levy Brown and Michael Teal were arrested and charged. A third suspect has not been captured.

While searching for the third person, investigators made contact with a 15 year old in possession of items taken during the July 4 weekend burglaries. Sheriff's officials said the same teen was caught on surveillance video robbing a Fairburn Road BP station at gunpoint.

A second teen was arrested when sheriff's investigators executed a search warrant at a house on Sunflower Drive. The 16 year old was also in possession of stolen property.

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Protected species add $70,000 to cost of Lee Road project


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LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. (WXIA) -- What would you do with $70,000?

If you pay taxes in Douglas County, here's how you and your neighbors are spending it -- to help protect a type of flower and bat that are in the way of a county project.

As big construction projects go, this is a routine cost of doing business – in this case, making sure the conversion of Lee Road from two lanes to four does not harm the protected flower and bat habitats that were about to be smothered in hot asphalt.

Crews work to remove garbage truck from home


DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Crews are working to remove a garbage truck from a home in Paulding County.

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According to Georgia State Patrol, the dump truck drove into the home on Abbington Lane on Tuesday around 2 p.m. The truck's driver said he pulled the emergency brake, but seconds later he watched as the truck crashed into the house.

Homeowner Douglas Peach was in the garage just seconds before the truck smashed into his home.

"Went back up stairs looking for a package, then my next thought is all hell broke loose," Peach said.

Council lifts suspension of Douglasville police chief


DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- The Douglasville City Council voted Friday to lift the suspension of its police chief.

Chris Womack was suspended as police chief last month in the wake of an arrest he made last March.

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