Local Update - March 21, 2007

High speed chase ends in accident

A high speed chase ended with an accident on Pepper Ridge and Monte Carlo roads at the entrance of the Pepperidge subdivision just before 8 o'clock this morning.

The incident is apparently the result of a domestic dispute.

The driver of the car is in custody and there are injuries. No word on the severity of those injuries.

Toddler hit and killed by school bus

A Columbia County family is grieving the death of a two-year-old hit and killed by a school bus.

It happened on Wilkins Road just off Wrightsboro Road near I-20.

Deputies say two year old Cole Ford ran in front of the bus and ended up underneath it, crushed by the wheel.

Ten children were riding the school bus at the time of the accident.

An autopsy is scheduled today for the child. Investigators say the whole incident just seems to be a terrible accident.

Pet food recall

You may be questioning what's safe to feed you cat or dog after millions of containers of pet food have been recalled.

The recall includes nearly 100 brands of wet dog and cat food, which are being blamed for the deaths of ten pets locally so far and even more nationally.

The food can cause kidney failure.

Symptoms you should watch for are changes in appetite, nausea, diarrhea, weakness, and an increase in thirst.

If you notice any of these, take your pet to the vet.

We also spoke with an attorney who advises that you keep all of your documents from the vet and any of the leftover pet food.

Call the company, and if that doesn't get you anywhere, you may want to call an attorney.

For a full list of the recalled brands, click here. You can also call Menu Foods at 1-866-895-2708 or 1-866-463-6378.

Deputy crashes car

A Richmond County deputy is still in critical condition after squeezing his patrol car between two trees.

Deputy Eric Sikes was on the way to work with the North Precinct Road Patrol when his car went off Allen Road in Burke County and ended up wedged between trees.

Deputy Sikes was first taken to Burke County Hospital, then airlifted to MCG.

Two teens accused of robbing Zaxby's

Two teenagers are in jail, accused of robbing the Zaxby's on Jimmie Dyess Parkway.

15-year-old Tyvyn Brown and 15-year-old Aboubakar Camara are being charged as adults under Georgia's Seven Deadly Sins statute.

In the surveillance video, you can see two teenagers walk in and demand money from the cashier. One stands to the side with a gun and the other takes money out of the cash register before leaving.

Richmond County deputies say the robbery happened around 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

Camara was arrested in a nearby neighborhood.

Deputies arrested Brown later at his home on Leadville Court.


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