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I-85 Widening in Gwinnett, Barrow, Jackson will slow drivers

Construction activity for the I-85 Widening project will require lane closures in Gwinnett, Barrow, and Jackson counties this week. Asphalt paving and bridge work on I-85 will result in single-lane closures in both directions between State Route 211 in Barrow and State Route 53 in Jackson between 9


LIVE UPDATES: President Trump speaking at opioid summit in downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA - President Donald Trump is in Atlanta Wednesday to headline a summit on the opioid crisis. The president and first lady Melania Trump are addressing the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta.


Hartsfield-Jackson project costs soar $640 million higher

Hartsfield-Jackson International officials are seeking Atlanta city council approval for a more than $640 million increase in costs for several airport construction projects. The cost of renovations to the domestic terminal facade, construction of pedestrian bridges from the parking decks and reloca


Tom Holland’s New Movie Said To Be So Bad That It’s Unreleasable

The trend for big movie adaptations for YA novels seems to be on the wane, as the Peter Jackson-produced Mortal Engines failed to make much of an impression last December. However, Lionsgate must have had big hopes for Chaos Walking, the teen-oriented sci-fi from Edge of Tomorrow’s Doug Liman that c


Father of 7-year-old who was accidentally shot in the stomach arrested

ATLANTA — The father of the 7-year-old Griffin boy who was accidentally shot in the stomach while playing with a gun was arrested Monday. Griffin Police said the child was left with the neighbors upstairs while the father went to work last Monday. Both children went downstairs to retrieve a video ga


Newton student wins 2019 State Young Georgia Authors Contest

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County School System is pleased to announce Newton High School freshman, Arriana Gross, won the statewide ninth-grade Young Georgia Authors Contest competition with her entry, “The Seeds.” Gross previously won first place at both the school district and regional level.


Jackson High to stage 'Into the Woods Jr.'

Jackson High School's theater department this week will be staging "Into the Woods Jr." at the Rufus Adams Auditorium. The musical is an adaption of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning mashup of classic fairytales.


E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to Florida, Georgia

ATLANTA - At least 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants, federal officials said. Of the people infected so far, 20 have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. No deaths have been r


Georgia prisoner sentenced for running drug operation behind bars

MORGAN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia inmate is sentenced to an additional 25-years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Edwin Murillo from Gwinnett County was communicating with people on the outside to distribute meth.


UPDATE: Woman arrested after fight near Atlanta University Center turns deadly

A deadly shooting near the Atlanta University Center Tuesday afternoon started as an argument between two women, authorities said. Atlanta police officers called to the shooting the 900 block of Sells Avenue about 1:15 p.m. found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds, according to police spokesman Ja


Why are so many people getting rare cancers in this small Georgia town?

In Waycross, there’s a tale about a boy who got a surprise while playing outside one day. He was behind his home on Brunel Street. This was back in the middle of the 20th century in a working-class neighborhood on the southeast side of the railroad yard. He got ahold of some matches. The boy was nea


Cardi B husband Offset hit with felony gun charge in Georgia traffic stop arrest: report

Offset is now reportedly facing a felony gun charge stemming from an arrest last year in Georgia. In July 2018, Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, was arrested after he was pulled over for allegedly making an improper lane change and police discovered the Migos rapper to be in possession of th


Reality show 'Wife Swap' looking for Georgia families

Have you ever wondered if the grass is greener in another home? Do you want to see what you can learn from a family that is far different from yours? Do you need to take a break from your spouse and kids?


Morgan resigns from Flovilla City Council

The city of Flovilla will hold a special election in November to fill the unexpired term of a councilman who resigned late last month. Chadrick Morgan submitted his resignation to Mayor Beth Burns Ogletree March 26, with an effective date of March 29, but it was not formally accepted by the City Cou


Pregnant Georgia woman killed in car crash was once homeless, lost mother

Shaun Smith only knew Jessica Senior for a little more than a year, and was impressed by her commitment to her faith and to her children. Smith, a bishop at Reunited in Christ Family Worship Center in Powder Springs, said Senior began attending his services with a friend and immediately rolled up he


Locust Grove man gets life, first 30 in prison, for molesting girl

McDONOUGH — A Locust Grove man was sentenced to life with 30 years to serve in prison for having sex with a girl under age 16. Gabriel Ahmed, 35, pleaded guilty in Henry County Superior Court on April 22 to one count of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation.


NCSS announces guidelines for 2019-2020 Georgia Special Needs Scholarship

COVINGTON, Ga. - Senate Bill 10 as signed into law on May 18, 2007, created the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program. The GSNS allows eligible special needs students to transfer to another public school, public school district, state school or authorized participating private school.


GBI: Man dies after being found unresponsive in North Georgia

CALHOUN, Ga. — Calhoun Police have called on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to help investigate a man's death. According GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles, James Balston was taken to a local hospital after he was found unresponsive, and he later died. He was 47.


Murder suspect booked in Newton County

COVINGTON, Ga. - Accused murder, Keondre Bernard Preston, was booked into the Newton County Jail Monday afternoon after his arrest Sunday morning in Cordele. According to his arrest/booking report, the 18-year-old was booked into the Newton County Jail at 1:54 p.m. on charges of aggravated assault,


Georgia mother convicted in stabbing death of husband, 4 children

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The mother accused in the deadly stabbing of her husband and four of her children in July 2017 was convicted and sentenced Tuesday. Isabel Martinez, 35, was convicted on five counts of murder and one count each of aggravated assault and cruelty to children in t