Video of fugitive siblings released
Authorities released a dash-cam video from the high-speed chase of three Florida siblings accused of firing shots at a police car and then robbing a bank in South Georgia.
The suspects’ vehicle reportedly was spotted near Chattanooga.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office on Monday released a video recorded by a Zephyrhills police officer who was fired on while racing to follow a white sedan through residential roads.
The officer was not hurt, but his tire apparently was struck and he no longer could give chase.
Authorities have been pursuing Ryan Edward Dougherty, Dylan Dougherty Stanley and Lee Grace Dougherty since Tuesday.
Valdosta Police Cmdr. Brian Childress said he received several tips over the weekend, including calls saying the siblings’ vehicle was spotted near Chattanooga and Forsyth, Ga.
Authorities said they are investigating the leads.
Record freshman class expected
The University of Georgia is expecting a record number of freshmen this fall.
UGA officials said Monday that more than 5,000 freshmen are anticipated on campus when classes start next week. That’s a 10 percent increase over last year.
It’s also the largest number of Georgia residents enrolled at the university — one in 20 Georgia high school graduates will attend UGA this year.
Nearly 18,000 students applied to be freshmen this year. Since 2003, the number of students applying to be freshmen at UGA has increased more than 50 percent.
Test investigators in Dougherty
A team investigating allegations of cheating on a statewide test in Dougherty County schools has started its work.
The Albany Herald reported Monday that lead investigator Richard Hyde met with agents at a command post Monday afternoon and his team has scheduled interviews with two witnesses. Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers was expected to arrive in Albany on Monday.
Gov. Nathan Deal has asked that investigators continue a state probe into possible cheating in Dougherty schools. Investigators uncovered widespread cheating in the Atlanta Public Schools.