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Rapraeger pleads guilty, sentenced in superior court


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Rachel Michelle Rapraeger was accused of telling more than 1200 women their mammograms came back clean, although a doctor never read the results.

The case has been going on for a few years, and many thought Rapraeger would see a trial by jury, but instead she was offered a plea agreement.

Her attorney, Floyd Buford told 13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet if it did go to trial, the prosecution would have a tough time, because there was a lack of evidence.

Rapraeger sentenced in mammogram case


A former radiology technician accused of mishandling more than 1,000 mammogram results will spend up to six months in a state detention center

Rachael Rapraeger pleaded guilty Tuesday to 10 counts of reckless conduct and 1 count of computer forgery.

That was part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

She was sentenced as a first offender.

Judge Katherine Lumsden sentenced her to:

  • 12 months probation for each count of reckless conduct (misdemeanor)
  • On one count of computer forgery (felony), she was sentenced to 10 years. She will serve 160 to 180 days in a state probation detention center.
  • She was ordered to pay $12,500 fine

She will report Thursday morning to be taken into custody.

Houston County's high school graduations schedule released

Houston County's high school graduations schedule released

High school graduation ceremonies for Houston County are scheduled at the times listed below at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter:

May 23-24

2014 Houston County Graduations

Houston Co. Career Academy May 23  6 p.m.

Warner Robins High  May 23  8 p.m.

Veterans High  May 24  9 a.m.

Perry High  May 24  12 p.m.

Houston Co. High  May 24  3 p.m.

Northside High  May 24  6 p.m.

Southern Bridle Farms takes on Henderson Village


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A few months ago, 13WMAZ reported that Henderson Village in Perry closed its doors. Now, two families that are no strangers to the venue business are bringing the place back to life.

"We're hiring some full time people to do nothing but the grounds and getting it back up," explains Jim Marshall.

Perry school construction site vandalized


Vandals caused more than $100,000 worth of damage to a school under construction in Perry.

The damage was discovered Saturday morning at the Langston Road Elementary School site, according to an incident report from the Houston County Sheriff's Office.

School spokeswoman Beth McLaughlin says someone damaged windows, toilets and sinks in the building.

Guilty plea expected in mammogram case


A former radiology technician accused of mishandling more than 1,000 mammogram results is expected to plead guilty Tuesday.

There's a 3 p.m. plea hearing scheduled in Houston Superior Court for Rachael Rapraeger, according to her lawyer, Floyd Buford.

Neither he nor District Attorney George Hartwig would comment on what they agreed to.

But Buford says he expects this will wrap up the four-year-old case.

She allegedly told more than 1,200 women their mammograms came back clean, although a doctor never read the results.

When retested, prosecutors said 10 of the women found out they did have breast cancer. At least two of them died.

Rapraeger faces 10 counts of reckless conduct and 10 counts of fraud.

She's been out on bond since 2010.


Spring Fling Day 14: Contacts

Spring Fling Day 14: Contacts

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

Today I want you to browse through your contact list on your computer/phone or your paper address book. Go through and delete people that you no longer are in contact with. There’s no need to slog through 100 names and addresses when you no longer need 20 of those names.  If you use a paper address book and have a lot of changes to make, consider getting a new one and starting over fresh.