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Friday | via Denton Record-Chronicle
These granite monuments, honoring those who died during the "The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, October 1862," will be officially dedicated during a ceremony today at Georgia Davis Bass Memorial Park in Gainesville. In October 1862, a local militia in Cooke County hunted down and arrested 150 farmers suspected of being Unionists, Indian sympathizers or abolitionists living among residents of a Confederate North Texas. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 7 | via The Times
Law enforcement officers move down the hallway of the former Hall County Jail on Tuesday during an Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training session hosted by the Gainesville Police Department. The group was preparing to encounter a hostage scenario and possible active shooter during training inside the jail. Comment?
Saturday Oct 4 | via The Times
An arrest outside of a Gainesville motel room is at the crux of a civil suit against the Hall County Sheriff's Office. Danny Bagwell, who was arrested July 21, 2012, at the Georgianna Motel on Atlanta Highway, claims the Hall County Sheriff's Office used excessive force and denied him medical treatment, according to court documents. Comment?
Friday Oct 3 | via The Times
Jackie Bertrim talks Friday about violence in the homeless community in Hall County as Thomas Ramirez, director of Good News at Noon shelter, listens. Jackie Bertrim has slept with a knife under her pillow, afraid another homeless person living under the bridge would assault her. Comment?
Friday Oct 3 | via USA Today
A woman thrown in jail for leftover pasta sauce and an inmate no one noticed was missing are among the weirdest crime stories of the week. Meat in his pants! 5 craziest crimes of the week A woman thrown in jail for leftover pasta sauce and an inmate no one noticed was missing are among the weirdest crime stories of the week. Comment?
Saturday Sep 27 | via WDUN-AM Gainesville
A Gainesville man charged with murdering his grandmother earlier this year has pleaded not guilty. Hall County Chief Assistant District Attorney Wanda Vance said Saturday "I can confirm that Ronnie Rucker appeared in court last week, waived a formal arraignment which is a formal reading of his charges in open court, and entered a not guilty plea to murder charges." Comment?
Friday Sep 26 | via WDUN-AM Gainesville
Two men have been indicted in the murder of a Gainesville man earlier this year during what authorities say was a drug-related robbery. The 10-count indictment returned by a Hall County Grand Jury accuses Rodnie Maurice Stokes and Leshan Tanner with murder, armed robbery, and the attempted purchase of marijuana, among other things. Comment?
Friday Sep 26 | via MyFoxAtlanta
Forsyth County sheriff's officials say they're searching for a group of burglars that has been targeting Spanish-speaking families across the county. Forsyth County sheriff's officials say they're searching for a group of burglars that has been targeting Spanish-speaking families across the county. Comment?
Thursday Sep 25 | via WDUN-AM Gainesville
Gainesville Police have charged a Wilkes County man with felony murder and other charges in connection to multiple assaults on homeless people. David William Keener, 50, of Tignall, was charged with one count of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated battery. Comment?
Thursday Sep 25 | via The Times
An alleged drug deal ending in the death of the man police say was the dealer has led to two men being indicted on felony murder charges. Rodnie Maurice Stokes, 27, and Leshan Tremiele Tanner, 42, of Gainesville, were indicted Tuesday in the death of Cedric Antonio Huff, 41, in a West Avenue shooting June 5. Stokes and Tanner allegedly shot Huff with a 9 mm handgun after attempting to purchase half of a pound of marijuana and entering Huff's apartment with intent to rob him, according to the indictment. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 23 | via The Times
Gainesville police officers train Tuesday on new software that will streamline reports. The new system uses digital records instead of paper. Comment?
Saturday Sep 20 | via WDUN-AM Gainesville
The modern gang member is no longer sporting head-to-toe colors or lots of tattoos, according to the Associated Press. An article released earlier this week by the AP said that modern gangs were taking more to white collar crime, social media, and hiding their insignia. Comment?
Sep 18, 2014 | via Cleveland Daily Banner
By RICHARDa SGOAD Banner Staff Writer Sheriff Eric Watson announced the arrest Tuesday of three juveniles in connection with several theft cases. Bradley County detectives conducted interviews and took testimony from witnesses in the Dean Drive and Sue Circle area. Comment?
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