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Officials identify woman's body found at Lake Lanier

HALL COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46)- Hall County authorities have confirmed to CBS46 that a body found at Lake Lanier on October 12, 2018 is Madeline Sinagra. The body of Sinagra was found in an area of lake near Vans Tavern Park in Forsyth County near Vans Tavern Road. Hall County authorities began their in

CBS 46 - 2018-10-19 19:02:00

HAUNTED TRAP HOUSE: 2 Chainz, 13 Stories build haunt | WSB

Rapper 2 Chainz made the trap house famous when he rented an Atlanta home, painted it pink and used it to promote his album "Pretty Girls Like Trap Music." There have been several reincarnations of the home, but the one at 13 stories is the most undead of the bunch.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-10-19 16:18:09

Great Helen Duck Race Saturday on the ‘Hooch

HELEN, Ga. – What has become one of the fun highlights of Oktoberfest as well as an important fundraiser for Family Promise will take place Saturday, on the Chattahoochee River. It’s the third annual Great Helen Duck Race.


How one homeless Hall County family struggles, and how you can help

Caleb McGaw hugs his mother, Jenny, at Marina Park on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The McGaw family is homeless and has been sleeping at campgrounds since about January while Caleb continues to attend West Hall Middle School.- photo by Austin Steele

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-10-18 19:48:00

Clayton gang members being tracked statewide

ATLANTA — Clayton County gang members, as well as gang members from other areas who commit crimes in Clayton County, are among the over 33,000 now being tracked by the Georgia Gang Intelligence Platform, which has just gotten a $2.6 million infusion of federal funds.

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2018-10-18 20:41:00

Driver facing new charges in fatal DUI-related wreck near Travelers Rest Speedway

Madison Michelle Bagwell, 19, charged with DUI in a crash that killed a 17-year-old and injured three others, is facing new charges while more agencies are getting involved in the investigation.

GREENVILLE NEWS - 2018-10-18 13:53:00

Habersham County man dies in two vehicle wreck in Gwinnett County

Adam Eisenberg, 20, died at the scene after his car flipped several times. The Gwinnett Daily Post reports he was the sole occupant of his vehicle; two cars were in the crash and the occupants of the other vehicle were uninjured.


Man gets 25 years for assault on Gainesville police officer

It was the type of sentence the court regretted imposing on a young person, the 21-year-old man awaited the decision, according to Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller.“It will impact your life in a fashion that it will take great effort for you now to recover from,” he said to Marcos Garcia-Tovar.But

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-10-18 22:27:00

Suspect killed after firing gun while handcuffed during traffic stop on I-75

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia State Patrol said a man is dead after he managed to fire a weapon hidden in his waistband while handcuffed during a traffic stop on I-75. The bullet hit a trooper in the stomach but his bulletproof vest saved his life, police said. The shooting happened Thursday at

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-10-18 22:32:20

Train strikes truck at Banks/Hall County line

ALTO — Details will be released Thursday of a collision involving a tractor-trailer truck and a freight train south of Alto Wednesday afternoon.Banks County emergency personnel were dispatched to the wreck on Yonah-Homer Road at 4:15 p.m.Banks County Fire/EMS Chief Steve Nichols said no injuries wer


Officers shoot, kill man holding replica machine gun, GBI says

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. - The GBI has identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Monroe. According to authorities, Mahlon Edward Summerour, 69, was wearing a curtain his clothing and carrying a weapon when police responded to a call about a man carrying a gun. The incident happened arou

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-10-18 19:39:56

Police find body of missing teacher accused of having inappropriate relationship with student

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Gwinnett County police confirmed late Wednesday evening that they had found the body of a missing DeKalb County teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Zachary Meadors, 28, was last seen on Saturday. Family members filed a missing person report on

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-10-18 09:38:40

NORTH CAROLINA TROOPER STABBED: North Carolina state trooper stabbed in shoulder after chase

The car didn't stop, and eventually swerved into one of the patrol cars before backing into another. The statement says Moreno then fled on foot, and troopers gave chase. Authorities say he stabbed one of the troopers as they tried to arrest him.

WSOC-TV - 2018-10-18 16:12:08

Tractor-trailer stuck on tracks, hit by train in Alto

A train struck a tractor-trailer at a railroad crossing Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Alto. No one was injured. Photo courtesy Banks County Department of Fire and Emergency Services

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-10-18 15:02:00

Softball playoffs: Jefferson, Banks County, Buford advance to Columbus; Lady Falcons, Commerce fall

Buford in Class 5A, Jefferson in Class 3A, and Banks County in Class 2A all advanced to the Elite 8 round of the girls softball tournament with sweeps in the second round Wednesday.

ACCESSWDUN.COM - 2018-10-18 07:01:00

Cleveland man charged with child molestation, sexual battery

CLEVELAND, Ga. – Investigators with the White County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason Smidt, 48, of Cleveland Oct. 9 and charged him with sexual battery and child molestation.


3-car crash leaves Georgia woman dead, 3 in hospital, 1 facing DUI charges

A three-vehicle accident in Hall County ended with a woman dead, another woman facing a DUI charge and three people, including a 1-year-old, in the hospital, the Georgia State Patrol said.Angela Riseden, 22, of Oakwood, was making a right turn from Valley Green Drive to Ga. 13 in her Toyota Yaris on


BREAKING: Buford Highway closed in both directions as crews battle fire

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga.- Buford Highway is closed in both directions north of North Druid Hills Rd. as crews battle a massive fire at an apartment complex.Channel 2's Richard Elliotis on the way to the scene where a wall of smoke stretched across the road.Drivers are encouraged to use I-85 as an alternat


Body of Franklin native identified

The story of a Macon County native reported missing on Oct. 10 ended tragically on Friday night. Authorities with the Winston-Salem ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors tolog into view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber?Subscribe today!


Georgia Parents Say Sauce from Little Caesars Pizza Left Toddler with Second-Degree Burns

Koddi and Wade Dunn of Cornelia, Georgia said they were on their home from visiting their children’s grandmother on Friday when they stopped by a Little Caesar’s in Lawrenceville to grab dinner. The couple said they entered the drive-thru ordered their usual: a Hot N’ Ready pepperoni pizza cooked at