Thursday, June 20 2013 5:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 09:01:31 GMT
A Warrick County man is dead following a canoe accident in Harrison County. It's the second death in the Blue River this week. Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of BoonvilleMore >>
Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing with his wife Wednesday when they struck a log and flipped over.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Belize and forecasters say it is expected to bring as much as five inches of rain to parts of Belize, Guatemala and northern Honduras.More >>
Tropical Storm Barry bore down on Mexico's Gulf Coast early Thursday as civil defense workers readied emergency shelters and forecasters warned of the possibility of deadly flash floods and mudslides.More >>
CORDELE, GA (WALB) -
A Cordele store clerk was thinking just moments before he jumped an armed robber that he was going to die.
The gunman was holding up the Eastside Grocery when he fought back. Now the store is locked and loaded in case it happens again.
Police don't recommend fighting back against a robber, but Anthony Dixon felt he had little choice in the matter... either fight back or die.
Dixon looks back at the surveillance video showing the moment he thought his life was over. The moment when he fought off an armed robber. "You thought he would shoot you?" we asked.
"I pretty much knew he would. He looked like he was serious," he said.
It was just before 1:00 AM Tuesday. Dixon and another clerk were getting ready to close Eastside Grocery on 8th Avenue when this masked gunman walked in.
"I was fixing me some coffee before I left and a robber walked in with a gun. He aimed at us. He aimed at me first. The he walked over to the booth and demanded money. I laid down on the floor and put my hands. I laid my wallet out for him and everything."
For some reason the robber walked back over to Dixon and pointed a Glock 40 at his head. "He cocked his gun back and the gun jammed. When I heard it jam, I tackled him."
Dixon threw a punch and a scuffle ensued; the robber took off running-- empty handed.
"I looked at like this when he cocked the gun back it was either die, or try to fight and live. I wanna live," Dixon said.
The owners of Eastside Grocery have hired personal security and they're arming themselves now.
"This gun wrestle play is very serious. It's time to beef up the security because you can lose a life like that. Life is more important than a couple of dollars," said Tommy Merrell, the new security guard.
Dixon says he's lucky but would have done it again.
Now police are looking for the gunman who got away empty handed. And since May, two clerks have been shot in armed robberies at Cordele businesses.
In this case it's believed the gunman was young in his late teens or early twenties.
Cordele Police are investigating. If you have any information call them at 229-273-3102.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:10:09 GMT
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon. WWL-TV in New Orleans says that the Grand Isle Fire Department is reporting a powerMore >>
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:18:30 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingMore >>
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:55:05 GMT
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.Authorities say it all started when a woman who lived on Tanglewood RoadMore >>
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:39:25 GMT
We've got good news about the Ohio County toddler who authorities say swallowed a powerful ingredient used to make meth. This is a story 14 News has been keeping an eye on. That little girl, Frankee,More >>
The Facebook page, Frankee's Voice, continues to post updates on Frankee's condition. And on Monday, they gave an update that many are glad to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:08:26 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people have been shot in an condominium complex, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex,More >>
Louisville Metro Police say the victims are a juvenile girl, an adult woman and an adult man.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-06-20 01:17:08 GMT
Major demolition inside the old McCurdy Hotel in Downtown Evansville should begin in just a few months. The Kunkel Group plans to convert the almost 100-year-old building into high-end apartments. It'sMore >>
It's run down right now with some windows boarded up, but a little over a year from now, the old McCurdy Hotel along Riverside Drive should be restored to its former glory.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:09:53 GMT
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois. Citizens from both sides ofMore >>
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois.More >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A teen boy was arrested and charged with murder after his younger sister died. Detectives say he admitted practicing "WWE" moves on her, even after she said she was in pain.More >>
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