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Carrollton Man Arrested for Burglary

One man finds himself behind bars after a burglary. On Monday, Carroll County deputies arrested 24-year-old James Evans Jr., for a hunting burglary that occurred in 2018 in the Teoc area.


She gave him her kidney so he could live. They shared their story of faith on Easter Sunday

A 25-year-old Carrollton gymnastics coach got his life back after a stranger read about his story on social media. Dante Sipp and his kidney donor, Lauren Larrison, are no longer strangers. The two have an inseparable bond, and they are sharing their story with others.


Georgia mother pleads guilty to killing husband, 4 children

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A suburban Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her husband and four children and seriously injuring another daughter. WSB-TV reports that 35-year-old Isabel Martinez pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday to five counts of murder and other charges. She was sent


Reality show 'Wife Swap' looking for Georgia families

Have you ever wondered if the grass is greener in another home? Do you want to see what you can learn from a family that is far different from yours? Do you need to take a break from your spouse and kids?


Local Community Advocate, Jill Duncan Celebrates 17 Years

Starting a business can certainly be a scary thing, and that is exactly what went through the mind of Jill Duncan when she started her business 17 years ago in Carrollton. After graduating from Auburn University in 1990, Jill started her career in Birmingham, Alabama; and then a short time later Atl


Georgia prisoner sentenced for running drug operation behind bars

MORGAN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia inmate is sentenced to an additional 25-years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Edwin Murillo from Gwinnett County was communicating with people on the outside to distribute meth.


Newton student wins 2019 State Young Georgia Authors Contest

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County School System is pleased to announce Newton High School freshman, Arriana Gross, won the statewide ninth-grade Young Georgia Authors Contest competition with her entry, “The Seeds.” Gross previously won first place at both the school district and regional level.


Missing Ohio teen found dead, buried in shallow grave on farm, police say

The body of a missing boy from rural Ohio was found buried in a shallow grave on a farm Friday morning, bringing a sad end to a desperate search for the 14-year-old who disappeared on April 13.


UPDATE: Woman arrested after fight near Atlanta University Center turns deadly

A deadly shooting near the Atlanta University Center Tuesday afternoon started as an argument between two women, authorities said. Atlanta police officers called to the shooting the 900 block of Sells Avenue about 1:15 p.m. found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds, according to police spokesman Ja


E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to Florida, Georgia

ATLANTA - At least 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants, federal officials said. Of the people infected so far, 20 have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. No deaths have been r


Why are so many people getting rare cancers in this small Georgia town?

In Waycross, there’s a tale about a boy who got a surprise while playing outside one day. He was behind his home on Brunel Street. This was back in the middle of the 20th century in a working-class neighborhood on the southeast side of the railroad yard. He got ahold of some matches. The boy was nea


Cardi B husband Offset hit with felony gun charge in Georgia traffic stop arrest: report

Offset is now reportedly facing a felony gun charge stemming from an arrest last year in Georgia. In July 2018, Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, was arrested after he was pulled over for allegedly making an improper lane change and police discovered the Migos rapper to be in possession of th


UPDATE: Mother, boyfriend charged with murder in 3-month-old’s death

The infant was unconscious when deputies arrived, and later died at the hospital. Her mother told Paulding County Sheriff's deputies the baby girl had been born with a heart condition.


GBI: Man dies after being found unresponsive in North Georgia

CALHOUN, Ga. — Calhoun Police have called on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to help investigate a man's death. According GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles, James Balston was taken to a local hospital after he was found unresponsive, and he later died. He was 47.


Man arrested after multiple child porn images found in Paulding home

A man was arrested Tuesday after Homeland Security officials discovered original pornographic videos of children in his home, according to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.


Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp highlights his first 100 days in office

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp marked his first 100 days in office on Wednesday by launching a statewide tour to meet with citizens from across the state and highlight his accomplishments from his first weeks as the Peach State's chief executive.


Georgia Gets $10.3 Million To Combat Opioid Crisis

Georgia now has millions more in federal funding for addressing prescription and opioid drug abuse. The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities recently received a $10.3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will expand access to m


Ultimate Block Party Planned For Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- Douglasville officials announced the City will be celebrating "Georgia Cities Week" April 21-27. The city will be holding a variety of events throughout the week, including The Ultimate Block Party hosted by Main Street Douglasville, a 2nd Grader's visit to the City and The Bette


Georgia Dems shy away from impeachment talk following Mueller report

WASHINGTON — Georgia’s five Democratic U.S. House members are treading cautiously on one of the most consequential questions currently facing their caucus: whether to open impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.


Football player speaks for first time about accident that burned most of his body

A Georgia high school football player is thankful he is heading home from the hospital three months after a freak accident burned most of his body,. Mayson McKinzie burned more than 90 percent of his body when a can of gasoline exploded near his family's home in January.