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Suspect rams car into jewelry story in suspected burglary

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – A New Hampshire man is sitting at the Hall County Jail after police say he deliberately rammed his car into a jewelry store during a suspected burglary.

It happened around 1 a.m. Monday morning at Dimo’s Fine Jewelry on Brown’s Bridge Road.

According to police, a witness saw a silver car drive into the business’s store front, shattering the glass front door and bending a metal security door. Police say a single suspect was able to get inside the store and grab numerous items before driving off.

Officers were able to catch up with suspect’s vehicle in the area of Brown’s Bridge Road at Skeleton Drive. They attempted to pull the suspect over, but authorities say the car crashed.

Construction worker falls from bridge in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Officials in Hall County say a worker is in critical condition after a fall from a highway construction zone on Thursday.

Comedian Katt Williams makes bond, stays in jail

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Comedian Katt Williams was originally expected to walk out of jail Wednesday after making bond on some serious violent charges.

But 11Alive has learned that he may be spending his night behind bars after all.

Officials confirmed that there are no new charges but said that he violated his previous bond order from another charge.

He will have to appear before a state court judge before he is released. His next hearing has not yet been set.

It’s the latest in a string of allegations of bad behavior by the funny man – charges victims say are no laughing matter.

But Williams’s attorneys are earning their keep, now, putting together the $60,000 bond. And they did almost the exact same thing the previous week.

Katt Williams arrested for beating, threatening to kill bodyguard

ATLANTA — Troubled comedian Micah "Katt" Williams has been arrested again for beating and threatening to kill one of his bodyguards.

This comes just days after Williams was arrested for assaulting a pool supply store employee.

Comedian Katt Williams arrested on battery charge in Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on a battery charge in Georgia after a store employee told police that Williams punched him during an argument.
Gainesville police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook says officers responded to an assault call at a pool supply store around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Holbrook says officers found Williams outside "lying on the ground with his hands behind his back as though he was ready to go to jail."
Hall County sheriff's Deputy Nicole Bailes said in an email that Williams faces a misdemeanor battery charge and was being held on $5,000 bond. It wasn't clear what started the argument.
Janice Lee, a publicist for Williams, didn't immediately respond to phone and email messages.
Williams has starred in comedy specials and appeared in films, including "Friday After Next."

13 arrested in Hall Co. prostitution sting

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A prostitution sting operation in Hall County netted 13 arrests related to the act itself and narcotics.

Officials with the Hall County Sheriff's Office said agents encountered both men and women who were seeking sexual services in exchange for currency - or drugs.

During the operation, agents arrested 13 people who where willing to meet at pre-determined locations.

The list, which includes the following was provided on the Hall County Sheriff's Office Facebook page (with ages reported by the Gaiensville Times):

Firefighters injured in collapse no longer work for Hall Co.

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Three Hall County firefighters injured in July 2014 after their ladder truck collapsed no longer work for Hall County.

The firefighters -- T.J. Elliott, Will Griffin, and Stephen Jackson -- were hurt after falling 45 feet during a training exercise.

After the crash, the county came under fire as 11Alive News uncovered the truck's long history of mechanical problems. The firefighters later sued the truck maker. 

11Alive's Rebecca Lindstrom reports that their final day was Jan. 31.

Daycare worker found guilty in case involving burned child

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- A jury has found a daycare worker guilty on numerous charges, including child cruelty, in a case involving a child who was badly burned.

Eddye Pittmon was one of three workers charged after the child, Damon Gaddis, apparently suffered second and third degree burns at the Discovering Basics Daycare in June 2014.

Seabolt said she took her son within the hour to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with the burns from his stomach to the bottom of his left leg.  During the trial, prosecutors told jurors they believe Damon was put in a sink with scalding hot water.  Police said the incident could have happened eight hours before the mother arrived to pick him up.

Girl, 9, saves siblings from house fire after being left alone

GAINESVILLE, GA (WXIA) -- A 9-year old is credited with saving the life of her three younger siblings.  She got them all out of their burning home in the middle of the night.

They'd been left alone on Friday at the Highland Mobile Home Park off Athens Highway.  Hall County authorities say a smoke detector woke her up and she smelled smoke.  She made two trips to get her 5, 3 and 1 year old siblings safely across the street to a neighbor’s home.

“She was just banging on the door.  When I opened  the door she was standing there with her hands up saying I need help my house is on fire,” recalled Crawford Bailey.  “The house was in blazes, engulfed in fire totally.”

Firefighters put down Gainesville duplex blaze

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Fire officials in Hall County aided in extinguishing a major duplex fire in Gainesville, Thursday.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on Walker Street off of Mountain View Road.

When crews arrived they found heavy fire and smoke tearing through the 2,500 square foot structure.

The fire has since been extinguished and all residents are out of the building.

At this time, no injuries have been reported.