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18-year-old college student identified as woman murdered, found in burning car

ATLANTA - Police told Channel 2 Action News an 18-year-old college student was murdered and found in her burning car in East Point on Jan. 9. [READ MORE: Body found in burning car; neighbors forced to evacuate their homes]


Fayette County school board member calls logo “feminine”

A proposed new logo for Fayette County Public Schools has been characterized by one school board member as “very feminine.” The blue and green diamond design with a flame shape in the middle is an updated version of the blue diamond logo that has been used since 1982, with the new tagline “Where Exc


Man who allegedly beat a woman, threatened to kill kids is wanted in Clayton County

FOREST PARK, GA (CBS46) A man who allegedly viciously beat a woman and then pointed a gun at her children has made it to Clayton County's 'Top 10 Most Wanted' list. On August 29 Douglas Adams allegedly went to the residence of a woman he was involved with and kicked in her door, pummeled her with pu

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Clayton County Calendar of Events

Clayton County Central Services presents Confidence, Mindset and Leadership for Business: Cracking the Confidence Code from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Clayton County Library Headquarters, 865 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro. To register, visit www.confidencecodebiz.eventbrite.com.


Fayette County DUI court gets state grant

Fayette County has accepted a $14,030 grant for its DUI Court and also authorized spending $1,558 of local matching funds for court operations. The Board of Commissioners approved the request 5-0 on Jan. 10. The court, which offers alternative sentencing for individuals who have had two DUIs in five


2 men in van are targeting women outside metro shopping centers, police say

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Two men appear to be targeting women at several metro Atlanta shopping centers, police say. One 16-year-old victim didn't even know she was being followed until a witness stepped in.


BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Local programs continue march to better region placements

JONESBORO — This week in Clayton County boys basketball finds a number of programs still vying for positions in region standings. Charles Drew Titans (2-13, 2-9) Drew ended last week with a loss to North Clayton. This week the Titans are looking for a return to the win column as they face Tucker Hig


Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in 'robbery gone wrong' at motel

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - One man has been killed and two are in the hospital after what Fulton County police called a "robbery gone bad." According to officials, officers were called to a shooting at the A2C Budget Motel on the 4200 block of Shirley Drive Wednesday morning.


Georgia woman arrested for 'love letters' to sheriff

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A woman's declaration of love landed her behind bars in Clayton County, FOX 5 reports. Tonekia Brown was recently arrested for allegedly sending harassing emails to Sheriff Victor Hill. Authorities say she sent several emails to the sheriff -- day and night -- about love.


Credit card skimming device found at gas station in Henry County

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — A Valero gas station in McDonough was targeted by credit card skimmers and Henry County Police are asking anyone who might have traveled through the area to check their bank and financial statements for signs of fraud.


DFCS: Georgia residents now have access to February SNAP benefits

Georgia residents who receive food stamps can now access their February SNAP benefits. Due to the government shutdown, February benefits were released early to all Georiga residents.


Man killed in officer-involved shooting tried to steal officer's car, police say

ATLANTA - A suspect is dead in an officer-involved shooting in southwest Atlanta Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. on Whitehall Street. Atlanta police confirmed they called the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to come in and investigate the incident.


Douglas Adams tops CCSO’s Most Wanted list

JONESBORO — Sheriff Victor Hill has put a man who allegedly invaded a woman’s home, beat her, then pulled a gun on her children in Forest Park last summer at the top of his Most Wanted list.


Georgia man arrested for plotting attack on White House

A Georgia man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly plotting an attack in the White House. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, Ga. was taken into custody in Gwinnett County while allegedly trying to exchange his vehicle for explosives, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.


Atlanta reaches settlement with woman after crash with police cruiser

ATLANTA -- A woman’s whose arm was amputated after a crash with an Atlanta Police Department officer could receive half a million dollars in a settlement. Lisa Williams filled a civil lawsuit against the City of Atlanta in June alleging Officer Dejoira Phillips slammed her patrol car into the side o


Search for robber, sexual predator in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Jonesboro Police are warning residents of a robber and sexual predator after a woman was robbed and sexually assaulted. The victim, who understandably didn’t want to have her name or face s, told FOX 5 News she woke up to a gun in her face inside her bedroom at her J


Suspect crashes into gas station after Georgia State Patrol chase

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia State Patrol chase ended in property damage after a suspect crashed into a gas station. Surveillance footage from the Texaco gas station on Gresham Road shows a suspected vehicle careening off of the off-ramp of Interstate 20 and smashing into the gas s


Police searching for man who may be involved in allegations against R. Kelly

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities are hunting for a man accused of threatening the family of a young woman involved in the sordid allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly. The Henry County Sheriff's Office is giving Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne a look at who the man is and their efforts


Nobody Cares (Part 3 of 6)

This is the continuing series of articles about Peachtree City issues. Peachtree City Council plans to spend $539,000 to replace the cart path bridge at GA54 over Lake Peachtree. Yes, it is currently one lane. We’ve lived with this for what, 30 years now? I find it rather nice to be polite and waive


Home invasion, sexual assault in Jonesboro

JONESBORO — A woman was sexually assaulted in her home by a man who broke into her apartment Monday morning. According to Jonesboro Police Chief Clifford Kelker, the attack took place at The Bloom at Tara Apartments, 8050 Tara Blvd., around 10:30 a.m. Monday. The suspect entered the apartment throug