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Four Walker County dogs are being taken care of now after being stuck in a car for about a week. The dogs are underweight. The four are now available for adoption through the Walker County Animal Shelter. Warrants have been issued charging Justice Simone with four counts of cruelty to animals and four counts of abandonment of domesticated animals.

Four felony arrests in Walker County Wednesday. 40-year-old Charles Leroy Hood was arrested on possession of meth charges. 21-year-old Matthew Bennett Sabin was arrested on aggravated assault, simple battery and 3rd degree cruelty to children. 39-year-old Timothy Clark Cotton faces charges of theft by shoplifting.

An investigation into the theft of mail from a Dalton post office has led to a warrant for the arrest of an Atlanta man. Now investigators are looking for more people who might have unwittingly been victims of the crime. On May 6, two simple devices were found inside of the blue mail drop boxes outside of the U.S. Post Office at 100 S. Thornton Ave. in Dalton. The devices were apparently designed to catch mail dropped inside of the boxes so the thief could later easily retrieve the mail without the Post Office being aware. Postal employees detected and removed the devices before noon and retrieved the mail that had been captured by them. Keyon Shakur Ponder, 26, was responsible for placing the devices. Detectives have obtained warrants for Ponder’s arrest on charges of criminal trespassing, interference with government property, and theft by taking.


The Surgeon General is demanding that Congress put a label on social media apps. The Surgeon General said that social media poses a threat to children. A 2019 American Medical Association study showed teens who spend three hours a day on social media double their risk of depression. Teens spend nearly five hours a day on social media apps, according to a Gallup poll. Similar labels on tobacco, first instituted in 1965, led to a steady decline in cigarette smoking in America over the past several decades.