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Easter Bunny to Visit Shoppes at River Crossing

Easter Bunny to Visit Shoppes at River Crossing

MACON, GA.--The Easter Bunny hops on over to the Shoppes at River Crossing for KidsFest on Saturday, April 7.

You can find face-painting, crafts, games,  on the Village Green from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Easter Bunny hops into Kids Fest from 11-2.

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Macon Family Mourn Yvonne Jackson

An autopsy showed the woman found dead in a Macon home on Friday died of a single gunshot wound to the head, according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

The police report says 40-year old Yvonne Jackson lived in the Patterson Street house, which police say was set on fire.

A single black wreath hangs on the door where Jackson's three children live with their father.

"She always made me laugh," says 11-year-old Ciara. "She was funny. She was cool. She could sing."

Right now, they cling to memories of the happy times says 16-year-old Joshua.

He remembers their favorite game. "I would squeeze her and hug her tight, and me and her would play wrestle."

Josh and his two sisters have lived with their father, Adrian, since the couple separated several years ago.

"She was a wonderful person," says Adrian. "She's going to be greatly missed, and I pray to God we get justice soon."

Macon Arson Investigation: Dead Woman Was Shot

Macon police say the woman found dead in a burned Macon home died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says an autopsy showed 41-year-old Yvonne Jackson was shot in the head before the fire.

Fire investigators found Jackson's body in an upstairs bedroom at 1147 Petterson St. Friday.  That's off Napier Avenue and east of Pio Nono Avenue.

Fire Chief Riggins said the house fire is an arson case.

In a news release, Police Chief Mike Burns said, "We have treated this case as a homicide from the beginning. Our investigation to identify and arrest Yvonne Jackson's killer continues."

Police and fire investigators ask anyone with information on the case to call police, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.



Police Chief: Weekend Homicides Not Related


Macon Police Chief Mike Burns says the three Macon homicides that happened over the weekend are not connected.

In a press release Burns said, "The cases aren't even close to being related. Each is a separate incident."


On Friday, Yvonne Jackson was found dead after a home fire. Police are investigating it as a homicide and say the fire was arson.

Antonio Felton was shot in the head outside a Macon convenience store early Saturday morning. Police say they're looking for two men in connection with his death, Joseph Michael Williams and Nuwruhaqq Bruce Hamilton.

Macon Police Identify Suspects in Fatal Shooting

Macon Police are searching for two men they say are involved in the Saturday shooting at a convenience store.

A news release from the Macon Police Department says detectives signed a murder warrant for 27-year-old Joseph Williams and another for 28-year-old Nuwrulaqq Hamilton.

Police Spokeswoman Jami Gaudet says police identified Williams as the shooter and Hamilton as the owner of the car and gun.

The shooting happened after a verbal argument at a convenience store. 30-year-old Antonio Felton was shot in the head as he was leaving the parking lot.

Felton and a female drove to an address on Hartley Bridge Road to call for help, where Felton was later pronounced dead.

Macon Police are asking for the public's help in finding the two suspects.

If you have any information on the case or their whereabouts, call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

Police Seek Man in Photo in Macon Killing

Macon police released a surveillance photo of a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting early Saturday outside a south Macon convenience store.

Police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet said Antonio Bernard Felton, 31 years old, was shot just before 5 a.m. as he drove off after an argument with the gunman at the store at 3609 Pio Nono Ave.

Gaudet says police are looking for the man in the surveillance photo in connection with the case. He had dreadlocks and was wearing a red shirt with horizontal stripes and light blue pants. 

Gaudet says the suspected gunman drove off in a burgundy Ford Expedition SUV with another man and two women inside.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Felton drove himself and a passenger to a gas station on Hartley Bridge Road where an ambulance crew pronounced him dead. Jones said Felton was shot in the head. 

Macon Tax Preparer Charged With Stealing Refunds

A Macon tax preparer is charged with using people's personal information to steal their tax refunds.

According to the indictment, Willie Grant, owner-operator of Grant's Income Tax, Bookkeeping and Check Cash, used the Social Security numbers of 10 people to file their taxes, then steal their refunds. The offenses allegedly happened in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Grant allegedly used the scheme to steal more than $60,000.

A federal grand jury indicted Grant on 23 counts of making false claims for tax refunds, four counts of theft of government money, and four counts of aggravated identity theft.

An indictment merely alleges that a crime has been committed, and Mr. Grant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.