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Several dozen Albany young people are gearing up for a Youth Orchestra concert that will be held at the ACAD building at Albany State University this week.The annual Winter Concert by the Dougherty CountyMore >>
Several dozen Albany young people are gearing up for a Youth Orchestra concert that will be held at the ACAD building at Albany State University this week.More >>
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Runners laced up their shoes this weekend for the Annual Jingle Bell Jog. All the proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. CMN purchases medical equipmentMore >>
Runners laced up their shoes this weekend for the Annual Jingle Bell Jog. All the proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.More >>
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One person died in a fatal car crash along Harris Road Saturday night. Dougherty County Police say around 10 p.m., a driver was traveling east on Harris Road when the vehicle crashed into a tree. TheMore >>
One person died in a fatal car crash along Harris Road Saturday night.More >>
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A fatal house fire in East Albany claims the life on one man and his pet. Nicholas Flewellen, 33, died early this morning after his home caught fire around 3:30 a.m. Fire officials say this was a greaseMore >>
Nicholas Flewellen, 33, died early this morning after his home caught fire around 3:30 a.m. Fire officials say this was a grease fire caused after Flewellen left grease heating on his kitchen stove.More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
A Charlotte man is behind bars after investigators say he threatened to kill President Obama during the Democratic National Convention.
Investigators told WBTV that Donte Jarmar Sims, 21, was arrested on Wednesday, charged in a felony criminal complaint accusing him of threatening the president's life.
Friday, WBTV learned Sims is scheduled to be in federal magistrate's court in Charlotte Tuesday morning.
The threats were done via Sims' Twitter account on Monday morning.
The first tweet was sent out at 10:06 a.m. on Monday when Sims tweeted, "Well Ima Assassinate president Obama this evening !... Gotta get this monkey off my chest while he's in town."
"Ima hit president Obama with that Lee Harvey Oswald swagg," he tweeted just two minutes later.
WBTV took at look at Sims' Twitter account, which is still active, and saw that he sent out five threatening messages within a 14-minute span.
"The Secret Service is gonna be defenseless once I aim the Assault Rifle at Barack's Forehead ... F* the #DNC," he continued.
Investigators say that Sims was interviewed by Secret Service agents at his home where he admitted that he hated the President.
WBTV has learned that Sims' tweets were discovered by a Secret Service intelligence specialist.
In the last of Sims' tweets about the president, he said that he was "plotting president Obama's murder" and that Obama "wont even make it to the coliseum."
Sims has been arrested in Mecklenburg County at least four different times on charges related to drugs, window tinting violation and other vehicle violations.