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Floyd County man charged with murder in double shooting

FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. -- A 45-year-old Floyd County man faces several charges after shooting two women, one fatally, Thursday evening.

Floyd County Police responded to a shots fired call shortly after 8 p.m. at a house in the 1500 block of Fosters Mill Road. One of the victims called 911; she later died of a gunshot wound. Police also found a second shooting victim, who survived.

A Rome-Floyd SWAT team arrived on the scene and began searching for the suspect, Dewayne David Tanner. Tanner was later discovered at Cartersville Medical Center, where he was being treated for undisclosed injuries.

Tanner was charged with murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and firearm possession. He is being held in the Floyd County Jail.

3 men guilty of planning to bomb government agencies

ROME, Ga. -- Three north Georgia men pleaded guilty in federal court this week to conspiring to begin a revolution against the U.S. government.

Brian Cannon, Terry Peace and Cory Williamson met in an Internet chat room in January 2014 and bonded over their anti-government views, according to prosecutors. Within a month of meeting, Cannon and Williamson moved into Peace's Rome home and began planning an attack, to be carried out no later than Feb. 15, 2014.

"This case is a startling example of militia activists reaching true extremes," Acting U.S. Attorney John Horn said in a release. "While this level of extremism is fortunately rare, this case illustrates the threats to all our safety that arise from people who turn their hatred into actions."

Dalton man arrested on child molestation charges in Floyd County

ROME, Ga. -- Floyd County Police have made an arrest in a child molestation and sexual battery investigation.

The department's Criminal Investigations Division arrested Eugene Talmadge Bowling, 74, of Dalton, Ga. on felony charges.

Investigators worked patrol officers and Georgia State Patrol to make the arrest at the Kangaroo Convenience Store on Burlington Road, Sunday afternoon.

The arrest comes after an extensive investigation into the incident, which Investigator Mary Parris said involved a 13-year-old victim.

Berry College eaglet falls from nest

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. -- A harrowing moment for a young eaglet caught the internet's attention this week when the iconic bird fell from its nest at Berry College.

Officials first reported the fall – of about 15 feet – at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday after a power outage at the school that took the cameras out of commission for a short time.

When they came back up, officials posted to social media that the baby eagle had taken the fall to a lower branch and that the college was working with expects to figure out how to move forward.

For several hours, the eaglet remained on the branch as officials with the school continued to observe hoping it would soon take its first steps to flight.

And at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, officials said that's exactly what happened.

Berry College reported the fledgling's first flight overhead just before lunch.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Police Investigating Misused Money at Floyd Co. Schools

Police Investigating Misused Money at Floyd Co. Schools

ROME, GA (WXIA) -- Police are investigating thousands of dollars in misused money discovered by the Floyd County Board of Education.

Spokesman Tim Hensley says employees were performing a review of their purchasing system as they prepared to switch to a new one when they found "questionable purchasing practices."

At that point, Hensley says they contacted the Floyd County Police Department and the District Attorney's Office.

"We just know that it's not a small amount. It's gonna be in the thousands that we're talking about," said Hensley.

Police say computers, electronics, and a mini refrigerator were some of the items purchased with money meant to go toward the education of Floyd County students.

Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.