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UGA police looking for theft suspects

UGA police looking for theft suspects

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia Police Department is working to identify two people who may be responsible for several thefts on campus.

The suspects were caught on surveillance video at an Athens store.

Police described them as a black man and black woman, both in their mid-20's to mid-30's. They drive a silver late model Dodge Avenger and have been spotted carrying an infant.

Anyone who can help investigators identify the suspects is asked to call University of Georgia police at 706-542-2200.

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UGA head coach Mark Richt enjoys curling on campus

ATHENS, Ga -- Georgia head football coach Mark Richt enjoys sports of all sorts.  Many times during a recent football season Richt was a regular at a local bowling house in a Thursday night league. 

Now during the winter games and with the snow and ice hitting campus, Richt has opted for an Olympic flair.   Coach Richt is curling and in what appears to be his backyard.  

The coach tweeted and there's a video posted on You Tube.

 

NE Ga. residents encouraged to stay put

NE Ga. residents encouraged to stay put

(WXIA) -- Northeast Georgia, including parts of metro Atlanta, are getting hit hard by winter weather.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has treated many of the area's state routes and interstates, but residents are still encouraged to stay home all day if possible.

Icing has been reported in a number of areas, including:

Clarke County
A tree fell on the SR 10 Loop at SR 10/US 78 (West Broad Street).

Elbert County
Icy conditions were reported on SR 172 from Bowman to the Madison County line.

Forsyth County
There is ice on SR 53 at SR 306; SR 20 from Ga. 400 across the Chattahoochee River to Gwinnett County; SR 141 at Ronald Reagan Parkway; and the SR 369 bridges across Lake Lanier.

Hall County
The SR 369 bridges across Lake Lanier are affected in Hall as well as Forsyth.

91 Georgia counties under state of emergency for winter storm

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has extended the state of emergency due to a Winter Storm Warning and Ice Storm Warning in effect.

Deal announced Tuesday morning that he added 44 counties to the original 45.

UGA's Obamacare navigator program lays low after protests

UGA's Obamacare navigator program lays low after protests

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia health navigator program has been keeping a low profile since opponents of the Affordable Care Act staged a protest at a Coweta County navigator event in November.

Sheri Worthy, head of UGA's Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics, told Georgia Health News the Coweta meeting and those scheduled after that were canceled because Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group that opposes the ACA, posted the navigators' events on its website and encouraged protests at them.

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UGA fraternity suspended for alleged hazing

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Zeta Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity has now been suspended by the University of Georgia until the outcome of its hazing investigation.

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The fraternity has also been ordered to "cease and desist" any official activities and has been placed on "inactive status" by the national Kappa Alpha Psi office.

The group does not have a frat house on campus.  The Jan. 27 reported hazing happened at a privately rented Athens home.

Campus Police Chief Jimmy Williamson told 11 Alive the students are accused of beating pledges with their fists during an initiation.

"There were no injuries that required any type of medical treatment, but after reviewing everything, we felt it met the elements of the Georgia statute dealing with hazing," he said.

UGA student found dead in his bedroom

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student was found dead in his off-campus apartment Thursday afternoon.

George Yangz Hi Kuei, 22, was found dead by his roommates. The body was discovered in Kuei's bedroom at the 909 Broad Street Apartments on East Broad Street.

The Red & Black, UGA's student newspaper, identified Kuei as a UGA student from Alpharetta.

Athens-Clarke County police spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow said investigators found no evidence of a struggle or foul play. Responding officers processed the scene and interviewed the roommates.

Kuei's body was taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for an autopsy.