Fort Gordon honors Vietnam vets with welcome home ceremony

...of the key lessons from the Vietnam War: the debt we owe to those who fight and die for our freedoms," he said.Sgt. 1st Class Randy Batarao lined the parade route following his morning physical training. He was deployed to Afghanistan twice...

Catching aggressive drivers a challenge for law enforcement

...reported until well after the fact, leaving law enforcement with very little to go on, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt. 1st Class Marc Meeler."Under the law, you have to show that someone tried to annoy, harass or intimidate another person...

Georgia authorities investigate whether truck driver fell asleep at wheel before fiery crash

...crash. Authorities are investigating whether the truck driver fell asleep at the wheel, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt. 1st Class Chris Nease."That is a possibility that we're looking into, that he had dozed off," Nease said. "We don't...

5 nursing students die in crash near Savannah

...The tractor-trailer plowed into an SUV, then rolled over a small passenger car that burst into flames, said Sgt. 1st Class Chris Nease of the Georgia State Patrol. The big truck came to a halt after slamming into the back of a tanker.All...

Decision on charges in 5 Ga. crash deaths could take months

...investigators who specialize in reconstructing fatal wrecks."The reconstruction report will take several months," said Sgt. 1st Class Chris Nease, commander of the State Patrol post investigating the I-16 crash. "They do an extremely thorough...

Vigil honors Ga. Southern victims

...girls were riding in was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer, causing a fiery wreck that Georgia State Patrol Sgt. 1st Class Chris Nease described as "a chain reaction."Four were killed at the scene. The fifth died after being transported...

Real stories of the highway patrol

...pilots in sexually explicit poses with a Guyton, Ga., woman who wasn't his wife. The photos were taken inside Sgt. 1st Class Herbert Craven's state helicopter and in the state patrol's hangar, which then was in Thomson.Craven, who admitted...

Police to boost presence for St. Patrick's Day

...to go and have fun, and we encourage that," he said. "We just want them to be responsible at the same time."Sgt. 1st Class Ritchie Howard, of the Georgia State Patrol, said motorists who are on the fence about driving after a few drinks...

National Guard hopes new Columbia County location will boost recruiting

...established in Georgia next year, a position he said lets soldiers work simultaneously at Fort Gordon's NSA center.Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Roberts has recruited in the area since 2006, when the National Guard's old Washington Road location was...

You remembered: Getting pulled over by police

...then the total light. Your body and mind never really adjust to it. I was exposed to temperatures of minus 30 degrees and winds up to 100 mph. It was the most memorable assignment in over 20 years.- Gary Vahrenwald, retired Sgt. 1st Class