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Floyd County braces for more flooding

ROME, Ga. -- Officials in Floyd County are bracing themselves for more flooding. Forecasters predict a second round of torrential rains Wednesday that could push river levels well above flood stage.

Wings Over North Georgia postponed to Sunday

ROME, GA (WXIA) -- Due to the heavy rain,  Saturday's Wings Over North Georgia air show has been rescheduled to Sunday. Saturday's tickets are good for Sunday.

“While we’re disappointed by the severe weather, the safety of our fans, pilots, aircraft and vendors is paramount,” said John Cowman, JLC Airshow president in a statement.

The Russell Regional Airport is not equipped to handle safe shelter in the event of severe thunderstorms, and the Federal Aviation Administration requires minimum flight level ceilings, which are not expected for much of the day due to the heavy weather.

Updates will be posted to the Wings Over North Georgia Facebook page through the day on Saturday. Organizers said a determination will be made later in the day regarding the scheduled concert with the Charlie Daniels Band and fireworks.

Body of Floyd County man killed in Middle East returned home

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Sirens sounded and blue lights lit up the Downtown Connector Friday night as hundreds of law enforcement personnel escorted the body of 46-year-old Sgt. Barry Sutton.

Sgt. Sutton’s remains arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Friday night, en route to Rome. He was killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan earlier this week, while working for a contractor there.

Police: What 3 kids endured 'shocks your conscience'

Dalton man charged in Floyd Co. murder, robbery

FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. -- Police have charged a Dalton man with murder following an investigation of a robbery that happened in April in Floyd County.

Eric Jordan Hunter, 22, of 2014 Wesley Court, is accused of killing Nicholas Shropshire, 42, of Summerville, Ga. on April 18.

Based on findings by the medical examiner at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, detectives at the Floyd County Police Department have now added the murder charge because Shropshire’s death was a direct cause of what happened at the hands of Hunter during the robbery.

Shropshire’s body was found near the side of Floyd Springs Road and a passerby called 911 to report the discovery on the afternoon of April 18. Emergency personnel responded but the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

Longtime 11Alive reporter Don Hatcher passes away

ROME, Ga. – Longtime 11Alive newsman Don Hatcher has passed away.

For two decades, Hatcher covered all the news of northwest Georgia as the Rome bureau reporter for 11Alive

Hatcher founded the 11Alive Can-A-Thon in Rome, which has been one of the most successful venues in the program. he also helped begin the video department at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

He died on Wednesday, according to his obituary. He was just 64 years old.

Hatcher leaves behind a wife of 41 years, Susan, and two children, Jesse and Laura Jane.

Sketch released of Rome murder suspect

ROME, Ga. -- Rome Police are looking for a murder suspect who may be from metro Atlanta. The suspect is accused of shooting a man to death last month.

The incident happened Sunday, May 24 at around 1:45 a.m. on West 5th Avenue. Police said the suspect fired at a crowd of people, striking and killing Travious Floyd.

Witnesses told investigators the suspected shooter was on stage with Bandit Gang Marco at The Peach, a sports bar and dance club in the 400 block of Broad Street, earlier in the evening.

The suspect is described as a black man in his early to mid 20's, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a muscular build. He was seen getting out of a black late model Dodge Challenger with light-colored stripes.