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Three teens charged in school stairwell rape


ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clark County Police are investigating after a 15-year-old girl reported she was raped by fellow students at Cedar Shoals High School.

The girl told police the rape happened in a stairwell last month.  Immediately after the alleged rape, she reported it to school officials.

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DA to review case against Athens man accused of 8-year-old crime

ATLANTA — Innocent until proven guilty. It's a phrase heard time and time again in the American justice system. Yet an Athens, Ga. man with no criminal history has been in jail for over a month after he was accused in a crime that happened 8 years ago, in a city he says he wasn't in. Now, after a report by 11Alive News, the District Attorney for New Orleans is taking a second look at the case.

Uber driver arrested for burglarizing, sexually assaulting customer


ATHENS, Ga. -- A 49-year-old Uber driver is being held without bond after being charged with sexually assaulting a customer. 

Athens-Clarke County police confirmed to 11Alive's Valerie Hoff the attack happened on Dec. 14 and was immediately reported by the 28-year-old victim.

According to police, the woman was attending a Christmas party and called Uber to driver her to her car. They said she drove herself home, but the driver, John Kamens, followed her home. As she left her child's bedroom, the victims said she saw Kamens in her living room, where he then allegedly sexually assaulted her.

Human remains found at Baldwin Hall construction site

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Police: Alcohol played role in UGA student's nine-story fall

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student is alive after reportedly falling from a nine-story dorm window.

According to student accounts, the student went back up to the dorm room at Russell Hall after the fall. 

UGA Police arrest kidnapping, sexual assault suspect

ATHENS, GA (WXIA) – The University of Georgia Police Department said they arrested a man Tuesday for what they said was a kidnapping and sexual assault incident in the early morning hours of Tuesday that began in the Tate Center parking deck.

They said the suspect followed the woman through the parking deck for several minutes while she looked for her vehicle in the deck. Once she found her vehicle, the suspect attempted to force her to drive to an ATM about three miles away to have her withdraw money for him.

According to the police report, the man placed his hand on the woman’s thigh during the incident. They said the suspect maintained a “threatening and aggressive demeanor” throughout his encounter with the victim, causing her to fear for her safety. Police said she managed to get away from him.

No joy in Mudville as rain, Dawgs layer misery on fans

ATHENS, Ga. -- Game day was a particularly miserable experience in Athens Saturday. The football game was only part of the problem.

It was a day that started with a measure of promise, despite a day long flood watch. A high-profile matchup with Alabama was set for Sanford Stadium. Fans flocked to Athens under wet skies. At times the parking lots were even wetter; some unpaved lots stayed closed.

"This weather really is slowing us down as far as parking some vehicles," said Mark Vinson, a parking lot operator. "Like right here, the cars are just spinning and the trucks also."

Yet the promise of a competitive game kept spirits bright.

"We came all the way from Savannah today, so the rain is not going to stop us," said Bulldogs fan Russell Elliott.