A Bartow County deputy shot a man who tried to run him over during a chase, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Channel 2's Chris Jose in Bartow County, where the GBI said deputies tried to pull over a driver on Glade Road. The driver sped away from officers and led them on a chase. The driver lost control and ended up in a neighbor's yard. A deputy ran towards the car and the driver tried to run him over, the GBI said. That's when the deputy shot and injured the driver. The man had a warrant out for his arrest in Cartersville on a sex charge, the GBI said. #BREAKING Driver crashes his car in someone’s yard during a police chase in Bartow County. Shots fired. GBI on the scene near Glade Rd. Investigators are searching for shell casings. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/RKnuwtcFqg — Chris Jose (@ChrisJoseWSB) February 15, 2019 TRENDING STORIES: LIVE: President Trump declares national emergency over border wall Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke beaten by inmates in prison 26 kids taken to hospitals after eating Valentine's candy at middle school A neighbor, Robert Brown, said that his children play on the country road and narrowly missed the end of the chase. 'A lot of kids play here in front of my house,' Brown said. 'They play basketball, they play in the creek right here.' Brown's children were at school on Friday, so they didn't hear the gunfire. Brown's neighbor, Ashley Sylliaasen, saw the driver crash. 'The dude actually turned on this street right here, and I think he lost control, which is why he ended up in this ditch,' Sylliaasen said. The deputy ran toward the car and fired several shots. Neighbor Richard Ellis said the bullets hit the windshield. 'It was just right there,' Ellis said. 'They were only 10 to 15 feet away. And they had a clear shot.' The GBI said the driver had a passenger in the car but she wasn't hurt. The driver was rushed to the hospital. The GBI is still investigating.
Attorneys for beleaguered quarterback Colin Kaepernick came to an agreement Friday with the National Football League to resolve a collusion grievance. >> Read more trending news “For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. (Eric) Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances,” representatives for both sides said in a released statement. “The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party.” In 2016, Kaepernick spurred a movement when he began kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against social and racial injustices. He has not played a game in the NFL since that year. He brought a lawsuit against the league for collusion in 2017. In 2018, Kaepernick became the face of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” ad campaign. The ad featured a close-up, black-and-white image of Kaepernick with the words: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
Cox Enterprises on Friday announced a deal to sell a majority stake in its portfolio of 14 television stations, including WSB-TV/Channel 2 Action News, to an international investment firm. The TV properties will become part of a new media company headquartered in Atlanta. Investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management will hold the controlling interest in the Cox Media Group television properties, as well as Cox’s newspapers and radio stations in Ohio. Cox, a privately held broadband, automotive services and media company based in Sandy Springs, will remain a minority owner of the new company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval, which could take about six months. In July, Cox said it would explore strategic options for its television properties, and at the time said that could include partnering or merging its stations into a larger company. The regional television industry has seen a wave of consolidation. Much like the newspaper and radio industries, the broadcast TV business has battled a shift in advertising dollars to internet rivals, including Google and Facebook. But fees stations collect from cable operators remain potent sources of revenue. Cox’s stations are among the best-performing in the industry. TV operators, clamoring for scale amid expected changes in regulatory conditions, coveted the Cox portfolio. Some 11 bidders, which Cox declined to name, expressed interest in the stations. “These stations have decades of experience breaking barriers and delivering the news and information their communities need daily,” said Alex Taylor, president and CEO, Cox Enterprises. “We wanted to find a company that is committed to investing in broadcast television now and in the future, and we found that in Apollo.” Apollo is an international investment company and managed about $280 billion in assets at the end of 2018. The company’s business lines include private equity, real estate and credit, and the business has subsidiaries in chemicals, retail, financial services, hospitality and media. Apollo is a new entrant into the local broadcast television business. A recent Reuters report said Apollo is bidding for some stations from Nexstar Media Group and has an agreement to purchase stations from Northwest Broadcasting, an operator of local TV stations in the Pacific Northwest region. Cox owns or has interest in stations in some of the nation’s top local television stations, including in Seattle, Boston, Charlotte, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Jacksonville, Tulsa and Dayton, Ohio. The stations, which include WSOC-TV in Charlotte, WPIX-TV in Pittsburgh and KIRO-TV in Seattle, reach more than 31 million viewers nationwide. Cox Media Group retains its ownership of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WSB radio, several other Atlanta radio stations and media properties in other markets. The operations of the AJC and the Atlanta radio properties will be unaffected by this deal. Cox, in its strategic review, sought to find a partner interested in building a broadcast television company committed to growing scale to better compete nationally and to uphold its journalistic standards, the company has said. “We are extremely excited for our funds to acquire a majority interest in Cox Media Group’s broadcast television stations and are humbled by Cox Enterprises’ decision to entrust us to steward these stations and carry on the Cox legacy,” David Sambur, Senior Partner at Apollo, said in the release. “We have an extraordinary amount of respect and admiration for the journalistic integrity, news quality, and commitment to community across Cox Media Group’s broadcast stations. “We look forward, in collaboration with Cox Enterprises, to supporting the high standards to which each station operates and contributing to the platform’s future growth and prosperity.” As part of the transaction, Apollo will take on the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News newspapers, as well as three radio stations in Dayton. The newspapers, radio stations and WHIO-TV in Dayton share a unique business model that involve full integration of their operations. Apollo plans to maintain the Cox Media management and operating structure within the new company, which has yet to be named.