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UPDATE: Photos released of suspected gas station robbers


Four men played video games for more than an hour before robbing a south Bibb County store early Wednesday.

It happened at the BP gas station at 4739 Houston Road.

A news release from the sheriff's office says the men entered the store around 2 a.m.

About an hour later, one of them showed the clerk the butt of a handgun inside his pants pocket.

The other three men took the cash register, lottery tickets, the clerk's cell phone and wallet.

They drove south on Houston Road, possibly in a light-colored SUV.

No one was injured.

Anyone with information on the case can call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at (478) 751-7500.

La' Berry frozen yogurt closing Macon location


Macon's first self-serve frozen yogurt cafe shop closes its doors for good Sunday.

The Forsyth Road business announced their closing via a Facebook page update, saying they'll close for the last time at 10 p.m. Sunday.

All day they plan to offer 50 percent off their frozen treats.

Meanwhile, Peach Swirl opened its second frozen yogurt shop location on Tom Hill Senior Boulevard.


Road closings for Bragg Jam, Corridor Project


Second Street will be closing for Bragg Jam and revitalization work this weekend.

According to a release, Second Street from Cherry to Poplar Street closes around 4 p.m. Saturday and reopens when the Second Street Corridor Project finishes.

The Corridor Project is a revitalization, SPLOST-funded project to improve areas from East Macon through downtown Macon.

Full details on the road closure:

Fruit recall affects Walmart stores


(CNN) -- If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in Macon accident identified


A motorcyclist is dead following an accident Tuesday evening at Houston Road, Broadway and Pio Nono Avenue.

The motorcyclist, Stephen Strickland, 23, of Perry was being chased by Georgia State Patrol officers, said Leon Jones, Bibb County Coroner.

The chase started near Perdue Farms in Perry.

The driver died after he slammed into asphalt machinery, Jones said.

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Former Macon-Bibb officers have little on their records


Jermaine Hill, Decarlo Lattimore, Arthur Howard, and Jimmy Denson face various federal charges, including theft of government money and attempted extortion.

Tuesday morning 13WMAZ went to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office to check out the four former officers' personnel files.

This all came after an undercover investigation by the FBI that started last November. Yesterday, Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said he had concerns about the officers' past records.

But looking through the files, it appears the four had largely clean backgrounds.

In the records provided, both Lattimore and Denson had no disciplinary actions filed against them.

Hill had two, one in 2005 due to alleged abusive language and intimidation toward another officer. The other, a work quality complaint back in 2009.

Court document details how FBI busted Bibb deputies


A federal court document tells how four former Bibb County deputies conspired to "rip off" two drug dealers, sell their drugs to another dealer and split the proceeds.

The plea agreement for Jermaine Hill also describes the eight-month FBI undercover "sting" investigation that led to their arrests.

It tells how undercover FBI agents played the roles of drug dealers, a pimp, prostitutes and even a tow-truck driver.

The FBI's narrative of the case also describes how they equipped several vehicles and a hotel room with audio and video recording devices. Hill himself also wore recording devices during the investigation, the document says.

Last week, U.S. Attorney Michael Moore and Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said Hill, Decarlo Lattimore, Arthur Howard and Jimmy Denson all faced federal corruption charges.

Hill signed the plea agreement July 10.