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Man tied up during home invasion shot dead in front of family after trying to escape

The Gwinnett County Police Department's Homicide Unit is currently investigating a homicide on Scholar Drive in Lawrenceville. According to police, there is one male victim. He was found deceased Sunday afternoon at the home after a reported robbery. Police told FOX 5 Atlanta that the victim was tie

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-03-18 22:18:00

Atlanta motorcyclist killed in Florida crash

An Atlanta motorcyclist died after a driver crashed into his motorcycle and three others stopped along a Florida highway, authorities said. John Hawkins, 53, of Atlanta, died on the scene near mile marker No. 57. The crash happened when 23-year-old Sean Marlin veered his pickup truck off the Florida


Man shot at Underground Atlanta in front of two children

ATLANTA - A man was shot on Sunday at Underground Atlanta in front of two children. The victim, who police have identified only as a 30-year-old man, was shot in the abdomen. Police said they have suspects in custody. Two children were present when the shooting happened, but police have not said if

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-18 23:47:00

Police: Two people shot at gas station on Panola Road

LITHONIA, Ga. - Two are injured following a shooting at the Quick Trip gas station in Lithonia on Saturday night. The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the Quick Trip on Panola Road. Police tell FOX 5 that two males were shot, and both were taken to the hospital. One of them is in critical con

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-18 05:12:00

Two arrested for entering auto

Two Griffin teens were arrested Sunday in connection with numerous vehicle break-ins reported to the Griffin Police Department. Cornelius Taylor Jr., and Dwaine Holland, both 17, were charged with numerous counts of entering auto. Griffin Police Department's Uniform Patrol Division responded to a ca

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 21:00:26

GBI investigates trooper-involved shooting in Hapeville

HAPEVILLE, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed its agents are investigating a state trooper-involved shooting in Hapeville that happened Monday morning. According to GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles, the shooting involved a Georgia State Patrol trooper who is OK. The person who was

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-19 13:45:00

Funeral set for airport worker whose body was found in the Yellow River

It's been two weeks since a missing airport worker turned up dead in the Yellow River. A boater found Shanequa Sullivan, 23, tangled in some branches by the shore. On Sunday, the family will lay her to rest. Sullivan's grandmother saw her six weeks ago, but the funeral will not bring her closure bec

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-18 05:08:00

Police arrest suspected church burglar

JONESBORO - Clayton County police have announced the arrest of one suspect believed to be responsible for as many as 11 church burglaries across the county over the last month. Darrius Vasser, 22, was arrested Thursday when police executed search and arrest warrants at his Jonesboro home. He was ide

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2018-03-19 17:03:00

Drive-by shooters terrorize Atlanta street

ATLANTA - A series of random drive-by shootings have Atlanta police searching for a suspect. Authorities are looking for the person who they say shot at least three innocent people in just the last month. One of the victims, 61-year-old Sylvester Dixon, was shot in the head. He thankfully survived a


Atlanta federal inmate who made Facebook video hit with new charge

Scheduled to be released from prison May 16, an Atlanta federal inmate faces a new charge after he posted a video to his Facebook page from inside the prison. Joe Fletcher, who appeared to admit his involvement in a deadly 2010 shooting in Ohio in the 49-minute video, was indicted on a charge of ill


Horses get loose, block traffic on Atlanta highway

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Atlanta traffic has always been bad, but Saturday morning drivers had to deal with a different kind of "horsepower" on the highway. A small herd of horses decided to take to the streets and ended up blocking traffic on Highway 78 eastbound right near North DeKalb Mall. Police a


DFACS worker charged with child cruelty against own daughter

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - A mother and DFACS employee was taken into custody for spanking her own daughter until she had bruises on her legs. On Thursday, March 8, an officer with the Henry County Police Department was called to an elementary school in reference to a child abuse case. When the officer arrive


Judge sets arraignment date in death penalty case

EATONTON - Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge E. Trenton Brown III has set April 17 as the date for the arraignment of Donnie Russell Rowe, who is accused of shooting to death two state corrections officers during a June 13 escape from a state transport bus in Putnam County. Rowe, 44, wa

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-18 17:00:00

The "Stocking Strangler" Was Executed Last Night; Here Are His Last Words

JACKSON, GA - A serial killer known as the "Stocking Strangler" revealed his thoughts to a reporter hours before his execution by lethal injection. The State of Georgia executed Carlton Gary by lethal injection at 10:33 P.M. on Thursday, March 15. Related: Hollywood Murder Mystery: Heiress Raped & S


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Mother's final post before Tripp Halstead's death detailed problems, had hope

"Oh how fast things can change" Stacy Halstead knows that more than most of us ever will. The mother of Tripp Halstead, the boy who won the hearts of millions across the world, was open and honest about the triumphs and setbacks her little boy faced after a life-changing accident back in 2012. It wa


Man robbed, shot to death in his Riverdale home's garage

RIVERDALE, Ga. -- A man was found shot to death inside his garage by his neighbor Thursday morning, and police said they have surveillance video showing two suspects fleeing the scene. The murder happened in the 6300 block of Grey Fox Way. Police said the neighbor found the victim around 8 am. They


DA: Office Depot worker molested teen girl in bathroom of Cobb store

A 27-year-old Austell man was sentenced Tuesday to spend a decade in prison for molesting a girl in the bathroom of where he worked, according to Cobb County prosecutors. Eric Lashaun Walker was working June 17, 2015, when a 14-year-old girl walked into the bathroom at the Office Depot on Cobb Parkw


Student arrested after bringing weapon Newton High

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Newton High School student faces a felony charge after reportedly bringing a weapon to school Mar. 9. According to a Newton County Sheriff's Office incident report, 18-year-old Leo Johnson, Jr. was arrested for having a weapon in a school safety zone after a concerned adult notifi


The Latest: Georgia executes man dubbed 'stocking strangler'

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on the scheduled execution of Georgia death row inmate Carlton Gary (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Georgia has put to death a man known as the "stocking strangler," who was convicted of raping and killing older women in attacks that terrorized a small city decades ago.