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Family members concerned about wife of police chief's long-term prognosis


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Family members of the wife of Peachtree City's police chief are concerned about her long-term prognosis.

Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom told authorities that he accidentally shot his wife, Margaret, early Jan. 1 as he moved his service gun in their bed.

Peachtree City police chief's wife released from hospital

Peachtree City police chief's wife released from hospital

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The wife of Peachtree City's police chief has been released from the hospital after being shot by her husband on New Year's Day.

Authorities say that Police Chief William McCollom shot his 58-year-old wife Margaret McCollom in the early morning hours of Jan. 1 at their Peachtree City home.

In a call to 911, William McCollom said he shot his wife in the back as he moved his gun in their bed.

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

(WXIA) -- Weekends in metro Atlanta guarantee one thing: construction projects on highways and major roads.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be hard at work on several streets, mostly in Fulton County.

Drivers are asked to be courteous and cautious when traveling through impacted areas. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

I-20
* Two westbound lanes will be closed between McDaniel and Langhorn streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.
* One eastbound lane will be closed between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

I-285
* Two northbound lanes will be closed between I-85 and Washington Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Police chief's wife: Shooting was an acccident

Police chief's wife: Shooting was an acccident

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The wife of Peachtree City's police chief told investigators that she believes her husband accidentally shot her.

Authorities say Margaret McCollom was shot by her husband, Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom, in the early morning hours of Jan. 1.

RELATED | 911 call: Police chief said he shot wife moving gun in bed

Police chief's wife now in fair condition


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The wife of Peachtree City Police Chief William E. McCollom has been upgraded from serious to fair condition after being shot by her husband Thursday morning.

Margaret McCollom's condition was upgraded Sunday afternoon. She is being treated at Atlanta Medical Center.

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Police responded to the couple's home in the 100 block of Autumn Leaf shortly after 4:15 a.m., where they found Margaret McCollom, 58. She was taken by helicopter to AMC.

911 call: Police chief said he shot wife moving gun in bed


ATLANTA (AP) - Peachtree City's police chief told a 911 dispatcher he accidentally shot his wife while moving a handgun that was in their bed.

Chief William McCollom called for help at 4:17 a.m. on New Year's Day and reported accidentally shooting his 58-year-old wife, Margaret. The GBI released the call on Friday.

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McCollom told the dispatcher the gun was in their bed. The chief said that when he moved the weapon, it fired, shooting his wife in the back.

Weekend roadwork gets off to slow start in 2015

Weekend roadwork gets off to slow start in 2015

(WXIA) -- The end of the holiday season means the start of another year of construction on metro Atlanta roads and highways.

Next week, drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 north in Cobb County if possible. Projects and lane closures in the area are expected to cause delays.

As in 2014, all roadwork is weather permitting.

Here are some of the projects scheduled for the first weekend and full week of the new year.