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Local Cop Busted

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Sheriff's deputies from the Athens Narcotics Enforcement team have arrested Buchtel Chief of Police Kelsey Lanning. Lanning is accused of purchasing prescribed pills from an individual working with the narcotics enforcement team.    Sheriff Pat Kelly says Lanning has been charged with possession of an illegal narcotic and additional charges will be presented to the… Read More

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Tip Leads To Arrests In Eramet Copper Thefts


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A tip about a white pickup truck seen in Eramet surveillance video led Washington County sheriff's deputies to arrest three men they say stole 11,000 pounds of copper wire. According to Sheriff Larry Mincks, officers arrested John Wyatt, Richard Nolan and Jonathan Stringer Tuesday after learning the truck belonged to Wyatt's girlfriend. Mincks says when… Read More