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Georgia man arrested last night planned to attack White House today, FBI says

ATLANTA - In a last-minute news conference, federal investigators announced that a joint terrorism task force, led by the FBI arrested Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, after an investigation showed he wanted to attack several federal buildings in Washington, D.C.


Georgia judge orders new trial in 1976 case that sent man to death row

In a searing decision, a judge in Columbus has granted a new trial to a man convicted of rape and murder 43 years ago based on new DNA evidence, at the same time condemning “undeniable” race discrimination during jury selection by the prosecution.


Winning numbers drawn in 'Georgia FIVE Evening' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Georgia FIVE Evening" game were:. (nine, three, five, eight, zero) Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Gladys Knight slammed for accepting Super Bowl gig: 'You're too old not to know better'

“Atlanta, I’m coming home!” Gladys Knight took to social media Thursday to announce she’ll be singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. In light of the backlash over NFL players taking a knee, the homecoming announcement of the singer of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” has unleashe


Newlywed bride dead in alleged drug deal gone wrong, husband charged with murder

Lithonia, GA (CBS46) A bride is gunned down just days after her wedding, and her husband is being charged with murder. Alisha Stephens' family is speaking to CBS46 exclusively about her death, but we were asked to protect their identity because of some dangerous people likely involved in the murder.

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WCSO Alerts: 2 arrested in Dekalb County after car chase in stolen vehicle that began in Walton County

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office reported the following Crime Awareness Community Alerts for Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Please note an arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.


Rockdale County Special Olympics win big

CONYERS — The Rockdale County Special Olympics team brought home several awards from the Special Olympics State Winter Games held at the LakePoint Sports Complex in Emerson. Opening ceremonies were held on Friday, Jan. 11 at the Cobb Civic Center, and the games were held Friday and Saturday.


Big rig plows into motel, barely missing woman inside

ATLANTA - A big rig plowed into a motel room in Atlanta, barely missing a woman inside, police said. Channel 2's Christian Jennings was at the Airway Motel on Futon Industrial Blvd., where the truck was still jutting out of the building Thursday morning.


The FEDS Already In Atlanta Before Super Bowl Trying To Stop Human Trafficking

According to officials Federal Law Enforcement are already in Atlanta before the Super Bowl, preparing for a city crack down on human trafficking. Their mission is to find traffickers ahead of the big game, as well as possibly be a deterrent to traffickers coming out of state. The FBI will be partne


12-year-old Georgia honor student suspended over bogus $20 bill

A 12-year-old honor student at a Georgia middle school was suspended for 10 days after he claimed he unwittingly used a phony $20 bill his father gave him to buy his school lunch.


MLK Day 2019: Where to volunteer, celebrate in Dekalb County

It's been 51 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was. assassinated. Since then, he's left a legacy far beyond his birthplace of Atlanta. Born Jan. 15, 1929, the activist dedicated his life to fighting injustices — including leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott and assisted in the Selma marches— until h


Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star sentenced on drug charges

COBB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46)- Another "Love & Hip Hop" alum finds himself in trouble with the law. Music producer and rapper Raymond Scott, most commonly known as Benzino" pleaded guilty to several charges Thursday morning that stemmed from a felony drug case out of Cobb County in 2017.

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Man Charged In Wife's Murder | Gladys Knight | News Nearby

There was plenty of news across Georgia on Thursday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours. Ronald Goss is accused of shooting his wife several times in February 2018 inside their home.


'He's literally the devil' - R. Kelly accuser opens up in emotional interview

ATLANTA - One of R. Kelly’s accusers is speaking out about abuse she says endured right here in metro Atlanta. In an exclusive interview with Channel 2 Action News, the woman told us the R&B star made her feel trapped inside his Johns Creek home.


Man killed in officer-involved shooting tried to steal officer's car, police say

ATLANTA - A suspect is dead in an officer-involved shooting in southwest Atlanta Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. on Whitehall Street. Atlanta police confirmed they called the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to come in and investigate the incident.


Gov. Kemp calls for $3K teacher raise, 2 percent for Georgia employees

ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp made a substantial down payment on his campaign promises Thursday, recommending that teachers get a $3,000 raise and state employees a 2 percent pay hike.


Officer who killed teen who was driving away is identified

ATLANTA — We now know the name of the officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old who allegedly tried to steal his unmarked police car Tuesday. Atlanta police identified the officer as Oliver Simmonds.


Two killed in shooting in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. (CBS46)- Police have confirmed to CBS46 the fatal shooting of two people Wednesday night. The incident occurred near Clark Street and Alexander Street. Police tell CBS46 the time of the call was around 9 p.m.

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Mother of teen who drowned at football camp suing schools, county for son's death

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned of a major development happening Friday in the case of a drowning death during football camp. All sides are scheduled to try and resolve the case.


Tractor-trailer crashes into Atlanta motel; police capture driver who allegedly ran away

A driver is in custody after crashing a tractor-trailer into a motel in northwest Atlanta and running from the scene, officials said. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford told AJC.com that the truck went “partially” into the side of the Airway Motel in the 700 block of Fulton Industria