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[VIDEO] Wood chip truck overturns Wednesday morning

[VIDEO] Wood chip truck overturns Wednesday morning

November 20, 2019–9:30 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Eastbound traffic on Highway 411 in Rome was backed up all the way to Walmart Wednesday morning after a truck hauling wood chips overturned. According to Rome Police, the westbound truck skidded into the eastbound lanes where it overturned onto its side, spilling its load. The driver told police…

[VIDEO] Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center Community Spotlight (WRGA)

[VIDEO] Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center Community Spotlight (WRGA)

November 19th, 2019 – 3:00 PM Ethan Garrett – Digital News Editor/Video Reporter (WRGA News) (Pictures & Video by Ethan Garrett) The Rome-Floyd ECO Center is a natural resource education facility located on the banks of the Oostanaula River in Ridge Ferry Park in Rome, Georgia. They strive to educate the community about our natural…

CrimeMapping now available for Rome

CrimeMapping now available for Rome

November 19, 2019–10:22 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS You can now find out what is happening in Rome and where. As part of the Rome Police Department’s effort to be as transparent as possible, they have partnered with CrimeMapping which documents where all of the reported crimes in the city take place. The map also…

Cartersville man arrested in child sex sting in Paulding County

Cartersville man arrested in child sex sting in Paulding County

November 19, 2019–8:11 a.m. PAULDING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Earlier this month, Brian Travis Cowart (W/M, 34 YOA) of Cartersville, Georgia was arrested by Detectives from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Investigations Division as a result of an elaborate attempt to have sex with an eight-year-old girl. On October 29, 2019, the Juvenile Investigations Division…

Pedestrian killed Friday in Cartersville

Pedestrian killed Friday in Cartersville

November 19, 2019–8:07 a.m. WBHF RADIO A woman was killed late last week while walking along Highway 20 just east of I-75 in Bartow County. According to the Georgia State Patrol, 53-year old Kimberly Ann Chambers of Cartersville was hit by a Toyota Corolla at around 11:50 p.m. Friday and was pronounced dead at Cartersville…

Report: Thanksgiving is by far the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires

Report: Thanksgiving is by far the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires

November 18th, 2019 – 5:00 PM National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) More than three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day as on a typical day of the year. That’s according to the latest U.S. Home Cooking Fires report recently released by the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA), which shows that there were 1,600 reported home…

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