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Transgender Ga. prisoner continues testimony about alleged abuse


ID=25519005A transgender Georgia prisoner continued her testimony Monday afternoon at the federal courthouse in Macon.

David Dinielli, the deputy legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center and one of Diamond's lawyers, said they filed a motion for a temporary restraining order in order to seek more protection for Diamond but that motion was denied by Judge Marc Treadwell.

Macon woman accidentally shoots man in knee


Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accidental shooting that occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Henley Street.

According to witness statements, Matthew Wesley Robert Harvey, 26, and his female friend, Jordan Lynch, 30, were at a residence preparing to leave for the evening.

Lynch was cleaning out her purse and when she removed her handgun, she accidentally shot Harvey in the knee, a sheriff's office news release states.

Lynch drove Jordan to a gas station on Sardis Church Road where they met an ambulance, the news release states.


Macon Action Plan combats downtown parking issues


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One Macon organization is combating downtown parking issues.

Macon Action Plan is putting together a strategy to create a parking management system.

Betty Lo said trying to find a parking spot before brunch with her friends, wasn't as easy as she thought it would be. "Signs weren't as clearly marked as I had hoped that they are, so it was a little difficult to understand where I could park and where are prohibited parking on this Sunday," said Lo.

Bibb Senior gets into four Ivy League schools


Most students would be honored to get an acceptance letter from one Ivy League school; Auriel Wright has four to choose from.

Stanford, Harvard, Yale, U Penn, Princeton and Georgetown are just the short list of the prestigious schools Northeast High Senior Auriel Wright has been admitted to.

Overturned car near Bass Road blocks 1 lane of I-75


An accident blocked one lane of I-75 Northbound in Macon Sunday afternoon.

According to Lieutenant Sean DeFoe of the Bibb Sheriff's Office, one car flipped over into a ditch in front of Bass Pro Shops, just past the Bass Road exit on I-75 Northbound.

Pictures sent to 13WMAZ show one lane was blocked on I-75 Northbound because of the accident.


Two wrecks on I-75, I-475 in Bibb County


The Bibb Sheriff's Office is working 2 accidents on I-75 and I-475 Sunday afternoon.

According to Lt. Sean DeFoe of the Bibb Sheriff's Office, one accident on I-475 Southbound involved an overturned camper trailer.

In a separate accident, a car ran into a ditch on I-75 Southbound, near Hartley Bridge Road.

Crews are still at the scene of both accidents.

DeFoe had no information yet on whether lanes were blocked at either accident scene, or the number of people injured in either accident.

We will update this story as soon as we get more information.


Kids learn pottery skills at Fired Works


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Kids got creative at Fired Works, a ceramics exhibition and sale at Central City Park's round building.

A big feature of Fired Works are the pottery classes.

Kids got a chance to put their artistic skills to the test.

They made pinch pots, coil pots, and leaf imprints.

They even learned how to make figurine ducks.

Mark Merritt, owner of Lizella Clay Company, led the class.

He says it's a good way for kids express themselves.