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Jonesboro police pursuit ended by PIT maneuver

JONESBORO - A police chase through Jonesboro involving several law enforcement agencies was brought to an end last Tuesday after a pursuing officer maneuvered his patrol vehicle to incapacitate the fleeing sedan. The maneuver, known as the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), forced the vehicle

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2018-03-19 19:54:00

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

Georgia state trooper involved in shooting near Atlanta

HAPEVILLE, Ga. - Authorities say a Georgia State Patrol trooper shot a person while helping Atlanta police chase a vehicle just south of the city. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter Monday that the trooper is "ok," and that the wounded person was in stable condition at Grady Memoria

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-19 19:24:28

UPDATES | TORNADO WARNINGS issued for metro Atlanta counties

11Alive's StormTrackers are watching potentially severe weather set to move through the north Georgia area Monday night. Severe thunderstorms are likely as a cold front approaches. All eyes will be one the northwestern counties. Frequent lightning, hail, strong winds, and possible tornadoes will be

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-20 00:14:00

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

Chastain Amphitheatre Announces 2018 Concert Lineup

ATLANTA, GA - After renovations that started in November, Chastain Park Amphitheatre is ready to crank back up the music, announcing its 2018 Series A concert series. The concerts, which are starting a little bit later than usual this year because of the renovations, begin June 6 with a night of blu

PATCH - 2018-03-19 14:28:24

Severe storms plow through metro Atlanta

Tuesday: Severe storms likely. High: 67 Wednesday: Windy and cool. High: 58 For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. Take cover now. Thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes reached metro Atlanta and North Georgia late Monday evening after a mostly dry day. The


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


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


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


'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' Star Rod "Shooter" Gates Might Get Justice for His Slain Son

When Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Season 7 premieres on March 19, we might get more details on one of the biggest tragedies to beset the VH1 franchise: The August 2017 death of Rod "Shooter" Gates' son Rod Jr. His death was widely reported to be the result of a car accident, but in reality, the 20-year-ol

INTOUCHWEEKLY.COM - 2018-03-18 15:00:51

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


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


BREAKING: 2 killed, 4 injured in shooting at motor club

Know what's really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC's crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox. Police find 2 men wanted for separate crimes i

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-18 14:01:51

Milliken & Company expands in Troup County

submitted photo Milliken's global floor covering division expects to close later this month on the former Carter's building, which has sat vacant for about five years after the Atlanta-based children's apparel maker closed its facility on Industrial Drive in Hogansville. Hogansville could see up


A look back at Week 1 of the Tex McIver murder trial

The trial so far: After six days of intense questioning, a jury was finally seated on Monday. Opening statements followed Tuesday, and prosecutors began calling witnesses that same afternoon. Their case is expected to take another week, if not longer. Claud "Tex" McIver is charged with intentionally


Atlanta man, Equifax exec indicted for profiting off massive data breach

A high-ranking executive of the Atlanta-based Equifax credit monitoring agency has been indicted on federal charges that claim he used advance knowledge to profit off of a massive data breach. Forty-two-year-old Jun Ying, the former chief information officer of the company, is facing charges of insi


Driver in custody following Clayton County chase

JONESBORO, Ga. - One person was arrested, according to police, after a chase in Clayton County Tuesday. Jonesboro Police said they attempted to stop a vehicle around noon near Highway 138 and Tara Boulevard. The driver took off and officers chased him into nearby Riverdale. Eventually, officers forc