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Who shot a worker dead and left him off U.S. 78 in DeKalb?

He was still in work clothes, a label on the blue hard hat near his body revealing his name: Devon Simms. The 28-year-old Lithonia man was found dead behind an apartment building off U.S. 78 near Stone Mountain on Tuesday morning. Days later, the death remains mysterious. "Investigators believe he w

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION - 2018-01-19 23:59:59

Man found fatally shot on side of road

DECATUR, Ga. - A man was fatally shot Friday morning at an apartment complex, according to DeKalb County police. Police were notified just before 9:30 a.m. after a passerby saw someone lying on the ground in the 4500 block of Golf Vista Circle in Decatur. Officials said the victim was a 33-year-old

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-01-19 19:07:00

Decatur boy, 11, victim of attempted robbery after sledding, cops say

Decatur police are investigating the reported attempted robbery of an 11-year-old boy who was walking away from a sledding trip Wednesday in Oakhurst. The boy was walking near Gordon Avenue at Third Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. when he was stopped by three boys, believed to be 12 or 13, police said. He

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION - 2018-01-18 23:59:59

Black ice to blame for crash that injured Fulton County police officer

Black ice is to blame for a crash that sent a Fulton County police officer and another driver to the hospital, authorities said. The crash happened about 1 a.m. Friday on Old National Highway and Pleasant Hill Road, according to Fulton police Cpl. Partrena Smith. RELATED: Roads refreeze, travel sti

MYAJC.COM - 2018-01-19 12:30:32

DeKalb, Decatur Schools Make Calls On Friday Classes

DECATUR, GA - DeKalb County schools will be closed for the third day in a row on Friday, while city schools in Decatur will be opening two hours later than usual. In a social media post, DeKalb Schools said that students will be off Friday, but 12-month employees should report two hours later than

PATCH - 2018-01-19 00:52:10

Man proposes at the same Goodwill he met fiance

ELLENWOOD, Ga. - One couple found something that's not common in the racks of Goodwill: love. Angela and James first met at the Goodwill in Ellenwood and through their love for shopping at Goodwill they bonded. Some say it was love at first sight. At the end of 2017, James got down on one knee and p

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-01-19 22:16:00

In Georgia, five dead and hundreds hospitalized from flu virus, CDC says

A serious flu season has left hundreds of Georgians hospitalized and resulted in rising deaths in Georgia, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. The flu has hit the United States particularly hard this season. More people are seeing doctors for flu or flu related symptoms than norm

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-01-18 22:55:00

Teens Dumped Girl, Baby On Freezing Highways: Police

ATLANTA, GA - Two Atlanta teenagers are behind bars after police say they stole an SUV, then dumped a baby and a 4-year-old girl out on busy roadways in freezing temperatures. Thankfully, the children were rescued - with the help of a local university police chief and a television news cameraman. At

PATCH - 2018-01-19 20:19:34

Prostitution crackdown leads to criminal charges against 26 in Tuscaloosa

All had bond set at a thousand dollars each and all have court appearances set for February. (MGN) More than two dozen men face soliciting prostitution charges in Tuscaloosa. Court documents just made public show the 26 arrests were made over a three day period from January 12 through the 14th. Six

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-01-18 13:01:14

Harley Barber's mom says daughter is degrading herself, OK with punishment

The estranged mother of a former University of Alabama student who left school after she posted videos to social media in which she repeatedly used the n-word and other profanities called her daughter's behavior degrading. Jill Barbera told NJ.com she didn't raise her 19-year-old daughter, who is fr

AL.COM - 2018-01-19 17:12:00

Birmingham teen indicted on 7 felony assault charges in Center Point church carnival shooting

Updated: 1:04 PM CST Jan 18, 2018 A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a Birmingham teen in connection with a church carnival shooting in Center Point that left seven people injured, including a baby girl. Laeric Bailey, 17, is facing seven counts of second-degree assault. Bailey, a former H

WVTM13.COM - 2018-01-18 19:04:00

Alabama looks to end child visitation for convicted rapists, but many exceptions would remain

Most states have a law preventing rapists from pursuing custody or visitation of children conceived through rape. Alabama isn't one of them. At a court hearing in December, a DeKalb County judge granted Christmas visitation of a woman's children to their father, the man she says raped her when she w

AL.COM - 2018-01-19 16:44:00

Hoover PD searching for burglary suspect

Courtesy: Hoover Police Deparment HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) - The Hoover Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for burglary in the area. Hoover Police posted photos to Twitter of the suspect who they described as a male wearing a "minion" hat. The suspec

WIAT TV - 2018-01-19 16:45:38

Man drugged and raped 67-year-old woman, authorities say

A 64-year-old man is behind bars in Tuscaloosa, accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a 67-year-old woman. Rufus Michael Keith was taken into custody on Wednesday, according to the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit. Capt. Gary Hood said Northport police asked the unit to assist them in the

AL.COM - 2018-01-18 19:37:42

Why Metro Birmingham Homicides Are Up

Metro Birmingham had a streak last fall: eight killings in six days. The rash of homicides stretched from Hueytown to Homewood to Tarrant. The area's murder rate rose in 2017 for the third consecutive year. Government and law enforcement officials in Birmingham and Jefferson County say there are cha

WBHM.ORG - 2018-01-19 17:18:34

Birmingham police investigate possible homicide on Tucker Avenue

Birmingham police are investigating a possible homicide early Thursday morning. According to Lt. Pete Williston, around 1 a.m. police responded to a home on Tucker Avenue and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who has only been identified as a black male, was pronounced dead at

AL.COM - 2018-01-18 12:08:41

'Chat N' Chew' Listening Session Set For January 29

City of Douglas elected officials announced earlier this week that the first of 2018's listening sessions with constituents will be held later this month on Monday, January 29, 2018. Community members of the City of Douglas Ward 1 are invited to attend a "Chat N' Chew" Listening Session with electe

DOUGLASENTERPRISE.NET - 2018-01-19 17:31:08

Shore sworn in as police chief

Rob Shore has been named Chief of the Metter Police Department. He was sworn in on Tuesday afternoon at Metter Depot. Shore joined Metter Police Department in October 2016, serving first as captain and then as interim chief. Chief Shore was born in Renton, Washington, and grew up in Portland, Oregon

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What's going on under the Gold Dome?

Pierce County's legislative delegation looks for the budget, education and rural development to be the main issues in this election year session of the Georgia General Assembly. State Representative Chad Nimmer (R, Blackshear) represents Pierce County in the House of Representatives, while Senator T

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GSP: Clinch woman dies in Lowndes wreck

VALDOSTA - A 34-year-old Clinch County woman died Monday in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 94 at Boring Pond Road, according to a report by Georgia State Patrol Post 31. Kimberly Ann Poythress, 34, of Homerville was pronounced dead by the Lowndes County Coroner Austin Fiveash, according to the G

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