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NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


Drug bust after 140 mph chase, wreck

A Union City 19-year-old is in Monroe County Jail after leading deputies on a chase up I-75 north at speeds of 140+ mph before crashing into another driver and then the median wall. Deputy Jaleel Brown was running a speed detector on I-75 north just north of Rumble Road when he noted a 2016 Dodge Ch


Two Douglas County Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA -- Two Douglas County students have been named National Merit Scholarship Program finalists. Xufei "Jennifer" Liu and Joseph "Joey" Steele, both seniors at Douglas County High School, now have the opportunity to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 mil


NEW: Man leads police on 140-mph chase, crosses Downtown Connector on foot

Police are searching for a driver they say led them on a chase down I-75 at speeds of at least 140 mph Thursday evening before getting out and running across the Downtown Connector.


Downed power line cripples I-20 traffic in Douglas County

Authorities in Douglas County are warning motorists to avoid I-20, regardless of where they are headed, due to a downed power line. Authorities said the line fell on I-20 east of Georgia Highway 5 and is blocking traffic in both directions. Authorities haven't released a time that the interstate wil


Severe storms, heavy rains wash out roads, down trees across north Georgia

ATLANTA - Another line of storms moved through parts of the metro Friday after a fast-moving storm system produced tornado warnings and watches in the morning. We continue to receive reports of damage throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. There are thousands of power outages.


MSN Money Calls Georgia Infrastructure ‘2nd Best in the Nation’

Georgia’s transportation infrastructure ranks second best in the nation among U.S. states, according to a report published by MSN Money. In the report titled, “States that are falling apart,” Georgia ranks No. 49 overall, from best (No. 50, Florida) to worst (No. 1, Rhode Island) based on upkeep, ma


Douglas Inspections: Blu Rose Art Bistro, Waffle House

DOUGLASVILLE, GA — Here are some restaurant and food service inspections conducted in Douglas County during the past week. Click on the date or score to see more info. Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible


Gang members sentenced for 'most brutal murder in recent Atlanta history'

ATLANTA - Four men learned how long they will spend in prison for commiting one of the most "horrific" crimes in recent Fulton County history. In 2016, Christopher Dean, 33, of Lithia Springs, was lured to the Atlanta home of Xavier Gibson and his brother, 30-year-old Orlando Gibson, authorities sai


$950K Buys 2 Homes On 16 Acres Overlooking Lake In Douglas County

WINSTON, GA -- Are you in the market for a new home? Looking for more space to accommodate your growing family? Are you seeking to downsize, now that the kids have left the nest? Or, do you want to upgrade your living quarters to a fancy retreat in the neighborhood? No matter what your desires are i


True-crime cable TV series to feature murder of Cobb mom

The murder of a Cobb County mother will be highlighted Monday in an episode of a true-crime series that will air on cable TV. “Fatal Attraction” will profile the case of Danielle Marshall, a 23-year-old mother who was killed in 2013. The episode will air at 9 p.m. Monday, April 22 on TV One, the Pow


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill

The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.


Atlanta Falcons legend arrested in Gwinnett County

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A football player well-known for his moves on the field as an Atlanta Falcon is facing charges in a city not far away. Sharod "Roddy" White was booked into the Gwinnett County jail on April 12 on an HOV lane violation and driving with a suspended or revoked license. The Gwinne


Driver charged with vehicular homicide, child cruelty in fatal drag racing crash that killed 2

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Police have identified a driver they believe was racing another car moments before crashing into an oncoming vehicle, killing two people. The crash happened around 4:45 p.m. back on April 7, near the intersection of Floyd Road at Bates Drive in Cobb County.


UPDATE: Buckhead strip club catches fire

Atlanta firefighters have knocked down the front of a Buckhead strip club after an early morning fire, according to Channel 2 Action News. Crews were called to XTC Atlanta just before 6:15 a.m. Friday, Atlanta Fire Rescue spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford told AJC.com in an emailed statement. — When th


Tornado hits Camden County; high winds leave mark on SE Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds, a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island and strong winds rolled a Ware C


Measles cases reported in Tennessee and Georgia

"It is kind of scary because its not something that's been seen in a long time," said Meg Jones. Jones lives in Fyffe. That means she's less than an hour away from Tennessee or Georgia, two states that are dealing with confirmed measles cases. The Alabama Department of Public Health says a single ca


Violent crimes plummeting in a Cobb County community

COBB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) Marietta Police say they are seeing a dramatic decline in violent crimes across the city, and that's all thanks to crime-fighting technology. Police say the dramatic drop in crime is due in part to a new crime fighting device -- license plate reading cameras.

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NEW DETAILS: Veteran suicides draw new attention after Georgia deaths

Olen Hancock, whose life had faded in many ways, shot himself outside the entrance of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Decatur earlier this month. He was 68. A day earlier, Steven Pressley, after years of chronic pain, shot himself in the parking lot of a VA hospital in Dublin. He was 28. — At least 2


Cops: Armed man tried to rob Cobb pharmacy of prescription drugs

A Marietta man is accused of trying to rob an East Cobb pharmacy of powerful prescription drugs. Matthew James Colozzi is charged with one count each of armed robbery, obstruction and possession of heroin in connection to the April 14 incident reported just after 5 p.m. at Walgreens at 2580 Sandy Pl