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Georgia suspect leads police on high-speed chase over misunderstanding, wrecks motorcycle

A Georgia man was recently arrested after police said he led them on a destructive, high-speed chase believing they had a warrant out for him – even though they didn’t. Cornelia resident Codey Wayne Shoemake, 33, was charged with felony-level fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, according to FOX 5 Atlanta. He was also charged with a reckless driving misdemeanor. At 2:40 a.m….

West Virginia lawmakers push to ban smoking in cars with children

Smoking in cars with children is banned in 11 states, and lawmakers are pushing to join them in West Virginia, where more adults use cigarettes than anywhere else in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state Senate on Monday passed a bill calling for fines for anyone caught smoking or possessing a lit tobacco product in a vehicle when…

Tennessee police kill driver who opened fire on them

Police responding to a reported traffic crash in Tennessee fatally shot a driver who exited the vehicle and fired at officers, authorities said. PHILADELPHIA POLICE REVIEWING SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO OF OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTOUT Springfield Police officers responded to the crash late Tuesday, and when they arrived the driver got out of the vehicle with a gun, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. At…

Georgia girl, 3, dies after spending 11 hours in frozen woods with mother, who faces murder charge

The mother of a three-year-old girl who died after spending more than 11 hours in the woods in freezing weather has been arrested, authorities in Georgia said. Uriha Ridge, 35, faces multiple counts of cruelty to children and one count of felony murder, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.  Deputies responded to the Foxhall Resort before noon on January 16 in reference to a…