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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.


Section of Georgia 219/Whitesville Road in Troup County closing for emergency maintenance

TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - A road in Troup County will be closed this week for emergency maintenance. Georgia 219/Whitesville Road north of Wood Valley Drive at the intersection will be closed beginning Thursday, April 25. The closure is expected to last through Wednesday, May 1.


Georgia mother pleads guilty to killing husband, 4 children

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A suburban Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her husband and four children and seriously injuring another daughter. WSB-TV reports that 35-year-old Isabel Martinez pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday to five counts of murder and other charges. She was sent


Georgia Mom Admits Stabbing 4 Kids, Husband to Death in Attack that Spared 1 Daughter

Isabel Martinez pleaded guilty on Tuesday to seven criminal counts and received five life sentences. The Georgia mother who fatally stabbed her husband and four of her children nearly two years ago pleaded guilty on Tuesday to seven criminal counts, and subsequently received five life sentences from


Strong storms washes away Troup County roadway

TROUP County, Ga. (CBS46) – Strong storms rip through Georgia Friday morning caused extensive damage to two rural roads in Troup County. According to Troup County Sheriff's Department, several roads were closed due to flooding and fallen trees.

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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


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.


One person killed in LaGrange house fire

LAGRANGE, Ga. — One person died in a house fire in LaGrange early Friday morning. LaGrange Fire said crews arrived at the home on Cherry Street at 12:32 a.m. and found it fully engulfed in flames.


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


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 LGBT discrimination case headed to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — A Georgia case will be front and center in a series of upcoming Supreme Court cases. It involves a man out of Clayton County who says he was fired for being gay, and now his case and others could shape what happens with future allegations of discrimination.


Fred's store in Roanoke closing

Fred’s Inc. announced last week it will close 159 under performing and unprofitable stores in 13 states by the end of May, including the store in Roanoke. “ I am saddened to learn about the closing of Fred’s here in Roanoke. It helped fill an empty building when Walmart moved across town,” said Brya


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.


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.


Police reports from April 23

>Kaleb Thomas, 20, of Lanett, was arrested and charged with second-degree sexual abuse, second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy. >David Calloway, 37, of Lanett, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and attempting to elude a police officer.


Armed Robbery suspect in Lanett arrested in Tennessee

Lanett Police say a suspect in an armed robbery has been arrested in Tennessee. Authorities say back on April 15th, officers from the Lanett Police Department were called to the Marathon gas station in Lanett in reference to an armed robbery.


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


Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp highlights his first 100 days in office

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp marked his first 100 days in office on Wednesday by launching a statewide tour to meet with citizens from across the state and highlight his accomplishments from his first weeks as the Peach State's chief executive.


Georgia Gets $10.3 Million To Combat Opioid Crisis

Georgia now has millions more in federal funding for addressing prescription and opioid drug abuse. The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities recently received a $10.3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will expand access to m


Georgia Dems shy away from impeachment talk following Mueller report

WASHINGTON — Georgia’s five Democratic U.S. House members are treading cautiously on one of the most consequential questions currently facing their caucus: whether to open impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.