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StarChase aimed at making Byron police chases safer

What seems to be futuristic technology, is now being used by the Byron Police Department. It's called StarChase.

Job openings in Byron

Job openings in Byron

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Robins Air Force Base closed for non-mission essential employees

Robins Air Force Base closed for non-mission essential employees

Robins Air Force Base will be closed Tuesday for non-mission essential employees due the winter weather expected in the area. That's according to a post on the base's official Facebook page.

The post says Installation Commander, Col. Chris Hill said the decision to close the base was a collaborative effort involving numerous installation agencies.

Employees will be notified by their chain of command of closures, delayed reporting times or early releases.

Central Ga. school closings for Tuesday, Wednesday

Central Ga. school closings for Tuesday, Wednesday

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Baldwin, early release on Tuesday, elementary school at 11:30 a.m.; middle school and high school, noon. Closed Wednesday

Bibb, staff only on Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.

Bleckley, staff only on Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all of central Georgia beginning Tuesday morning until Wednesday afternoon.

A wintry mix is expected for central and southern parts of the state beginning Tuesday afternoon. Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow are likely Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning.

MLK to get new memorial at Ga. State Capitol

MLK to get new memorial at Ga. State Capitol

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- After more than 80 years as the Georgia State Capitol's most prominent statue, the likeness of 19th century white supremacist politician and newspaperman Tom Watson was quietly removed the day after Thanksgiving.

That prompted some civil rights leaders to ask that it be replaced with a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr.

State Representative Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta) even introduced a bill to make it happen.

Father, son arrested in car repair scam

Father, son arrested in car repair scam

Bryron police arrested a father and son accusing them of scamming drivers and the elderly with a car repair scam.

Police said Timothy Crow and his son, Robert Crow, would spray brake fluid behind people's back tires and then tell the drivers they have a brake-line leak and that the car is dangerous to drive.

The men, according to police, would charge the travelers $50 to $100 to fix the line until the drivers can get to a repair shop.

Detective Melanie Bickford said the two men have scammed as many 15 drivers since Thanksgiving. The incidents happened on spots just off Interstate 75, in Bibb, Houston and Peach counties.

Timothy Crow is being held at the Bibb County jail and Robert Crow is in custody at the Peach County jail. The men are facing charges in multiple counties, according to a Byron police news release.

Police are asking people who may have been scammed by the pair to call (478) 956-2493.