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Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was headingMore >>
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill.More >>
Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:43:00 GMT
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip. Billy Ray Kizziah, 21, of Deatsville, Joe Davis Henderson, 22, of Marbury, and KimberlyMore >>
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip.More >>
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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:22:15 GMT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -
The owner of East Coast Body Shop has a dream to provide the less fortunate children in his neighborhood with bicycles for the holidays. Currently, he has promised bicycles to about 140 Columbus area children and he is planning to distribute them on December 15.
Chester Jackson said, "I am about 80% of getting the bicycles repaired and refurbished, but we are yet short."
Jackson's dream was threatened when young burglars ransacked his business, close in age to the children he was hoping to help. They came on multiple nights and stole from the pile of donated and broken bicycles that Jackson was steadily working to fix. Often the thieves tried to take more than they could carry, and left them lying on sides of the road throughout the neighborhood.
"All of those individuals that were recorded on surveillance, about seven or eight cameras, we know who you are," said Jackson.
Police were notified, but Jackson is not pressing charges. He said one of the juveniles responsible for the crime has returned the bicycle he stole and apologized. He wants others to follow that example.
"I've had one young man come and take the bicycle from here, not asking, he came back and said, Mr. Jackson, I came back to tell me 'I'm sorry. What can I do?' that ran deep."
All of Jackson's spare time has been devoted to working on this project, and he is very close to reaching his goal. He is grateful to the generous donors who have replaced the stolen bicycles, but he still needs a few more. He said he is also looking for helmets and training wheels and he's accepting unwanted items at his business at 923 Farr Road in Columbus. Copyright 2012 WTVM. All rights reserved.
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