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UPDATE: Arrest made in connection to death of 30-year-old Keonta Rouse
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UPDATE (5/26) – A Macon man is now in custody in connection to the death of 30-year-old Keonta Rouse. 27-year-old Brian Christopher Horton Jr. of Macon was arrested Thursday afternoon at an apartment located at 2050 Merriwood Drive, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, which says the arrest followed a Crimestoppers tip. Horton was...
Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful honors community members
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful and Macon-Bibb County, honored community members for their work. Executive Director for KMBB, Asha Ellen, said Macon is full of people who want to help. “We are a community of loving and giving people and we all have a heart for serving in our community and keeping our community safe and...
Macon Inn on Riverside Drive becomes 4th hotel in string of suits filed by Macon-Bibb for being the center of illegal...
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Macon-Bibb has filed suit in superior court against a fourth hotel for being the center of illegal activity in Macon. Macon Bibb has filed against the owners, agents, and corporations of the Macon Inn off of Riverside Drive due to the amount of criminal activity, emergency calls, and other reports there in an effort...
Bibb County Schools Superintendent reflects on time in position
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MACON, Georgia (41 NBC/WMGT) — From being named National Superintendent of the Year to facing Covid-19 in the classroom, Bibb County School District Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones has faced a lot. Dr. Jones announced in September of 2021 he would retire at the end of the school year. We sat down with him as he reflected on his time as...
Macon-Bibb County sues Macon Inn
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Macon-Bibb County is suing Macon Inn on Riverside Drive, citing criminal activity and emergency calls coming from the property. This is the fourth motel the county has filed a lawsuit against. The other three are Bridgeview Inn And Suites on Harrison Road, Red Carpet Inn on Riverside Drive and America’s Best Value...
Bicyclist hospitalized after collision with tractor trailer
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A bicyclist is in critical condition at the hospital after an incident Wednesday night involving a tractor trailer. It happened at the intersection of Broadway and Mead Road just before 5:30, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release. The release says a tractor trailer, driven by a 36-year-old...
UPDATE: Man charged with murder in Macon woman’s shooting death
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UPDATE (5/25):  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has charged Jackson with murder in connection to the shooting death of Gabrilla Harris. UPDATE (10:30 p.m.) – Corey Deshawn Jackson, the man deputies identified as a person of interest in a Macon woman’s shooting death early Saturday, is now in custody. A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news...
Macon man arrested in connection to April bank robbery
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — An arrest has been made in connection to the early April bank robbery that took place at Mid-South Community Federal Credit Union. According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Investigators and members of the U.S. Marshalls and FBI worked to arrest 55 year-old Felix Cordes of Macon after finding that he was...
Atlanta woman charged with DUI, vehicular homicide, and more after traffic collision leaves man dead
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — A traffic collision that took place just after 6 p.m. at Monroe Street on Georgia Avenue left a Lizella man dead. According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, 33 year-old Tiffany Sayers of Atlanta was driving a Nissan Frontier with her 6 year-old daughter present in the vehicle on Monroe  Street. Sayers failed...
Bibb deputies investigating armed robbery at east Macon Auto Zone
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that happened in east Macon Tuesday night. A sheriff’s office news release says it happened just after 8:30 at Auto Zone, located at 905 Shurling Drive. Deputies were told a “male subject” entered the store with a firearm and demanded money...
28-year-old shot and killed on Mosley Avenue
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened in the 500 block of Mosley Avenue just after 4:00 a.m. today (Tuesday) Deputies responded to the 500 block of Mosely Avenue regarding to a person shot. Upon arrival deputies found 28-year-old Walter Caryse Robinson with gunshot wounds.
Restaurant Report Card: Food service inspection scores May 16-20
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Here are Middle Georgia’s food service health inspection scores from the Georgia Department of Public Health between Monday, May 16 and Friday, May 20, 2022. All scores of 69 and below are shown in red. All scores between 70 and 99 are shown in black. All scores of 100 are shown in green. Click here to...
Venue management team approved for Macon amphitheater project
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon amphitheater project now has a management team that promises to bring the venue to life. The Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority (UDA) voted unanimously to approve OVG360 for the job. OVG360 is the current management company for the Macon Coliseum and Macon City Auditorium. “The UDA is looking...
MTA adds new stops to give over 5,000 residents access to its services
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MACON, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT)— Macon-Bibb Transit Authority is making changes to one of its bus routes. This will give access to more than 5,000 residents in north Macon. MTA made the announcement on Monday, stating the ‘Bellevue Route’ will now become ‘Bellevue Kroger,’ effective June 1. The route will include new stops on Zebulon Road, the...
Riverside Burger King robbed
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the man they say robbed a Burger King at gunpoint. According to a press release it happened just after 10:00 p.m.  Sunday at the Burger King, located at 853 Riverside Drive. It was reported that a male subject entered the store with a gun and demanded money from...
UPDATE: Deputies identify ‘person of interest’ in Macon woman’s shooting death
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UPDATE (12:40 p.m.) – A Macon man is now wanted for questioning following the shooting death of 27-year-old Gabrilla Harris early Saturday. Investigators are asking for the public’s help locating 28-year-old Corey Deshawn Jackson. Jackson, who deputies call a “person of interest,” is 6’3″ and weighs about 190 pounds. His photos are...
Macon-Bibb County sues third motel for high amount of emergency calls
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Macon-Bibb County is suing another motel. The most recent lawsuit is against America’s Best Value Inn And Suites on Romeiser Drive for a high amount of criminal activity and emergency calls. Mayor Lester Miller says the motel has had issues with things like drugs, shootings, prostitution and aggravated assaults.
Macon Law Enforcement Foundation holds annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony
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MACON, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — In light of National Police Week, the Macon Law Enforcement Foundation held its annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony Friday. Law enforcement and firefighters honored 34 men and women who died in the line of duty. The ceremony included the ringing of a bell and laying flowers next to monuments at public safety...
‘Late Night Basketball League’ aims to steer kids away from crime
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) —A program aimed at getting kids active and away from crime is taking place in Macon. The Community Empowerment Center started its ‘Late Night Basketball League’  last week. It’s all part of the center’s crime intervention program, which is part of Macon-Bibb’s Macon Violence Prevention Initiative. The...
Macon-Bibb Fire Department breaks ground on new training facility
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Macon-Bibb Fire Department broke ground on its newest training facility on Thursday. The department held its last burn at the old facility before demolishing it earlier this month. The old site was built 30 years ago and needed repairs throughout the years. Fire Chief Shane Edwards says the new training facility...
Red Carpet Inn responds to Macon-Bibb County’s lawsuit
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The manager of the Red Carpet Inn on Riverside Drive says she was shocked when she heard Macon-Bibb County was planning to file a lawsuit against her motel for being the center of illegal activity in the county. She says she actually found out about it from a news story we brought you last week. “We...
ICYMI: Stories you may have missed today on 41NBC News
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Victim identified in Homicide at Macon apartments Red Carpet Inn responds to Macon-Bibb County’s lawsuit Staying hot Friday For other stories you may have missed, click here.
Arrest made for shooting at the M&M Grocery Store
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest in connection to an aggravated assault incident that happened in the early hours of Thursday just before 2:00 a.m. According to the BCSO, the incident happened at the M&M Grocery Store off of Montpelier Avenue. When deputies arrived at the store, they found 23...
UPDATE: Victim identified in Homicide at Macon apartments
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UPDATE: The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of the shooting as 30 year-old Keonta Rouse of Macon. MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — A man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in Macon, according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones. Jones tells 41NBC that there was a homicide at Riverpark Apartments off of 720 Tidewater...
1 dead, 3 hospitalized following water rescue at Amerson River Park
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A teenager is dead and three other people are in the hospital after a water rescue Tuesday night at Amerson River Park. A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release says deputies were called to the scene at 6:39 p.m. in reference to a possible drowning. Deputies were told a 28-year-old male, a 23-year-old female and...