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Six people taken into custody at Lithonia high school

LITHONIA, Ga. - A Lithonia high school went into lockdown early Wednesday morning. A little while later, after the lockdown was removed, four individuals were arrested in the school's parking lot in a separate incident. A DeKalb County School District official told FOX 5 both incidents occurred at D

PATCH - 2018-03-19 22:12:54

Georgia man sentenced, 2015 DUI crash killed married couple

A Georgia man charged with DUI in a crash that killed a married couple in 2015 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a DeKalb County judge sentenced Donte Alexander Grant on Monday. County District Attorney spokeswoman Yvette Jones says the Covington man

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-20 10:00:00

World of Coca-Cola reopens after bomb threat evacuation

ATLANTA -- The World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta has begun reopening after a bomb threat, officials with the attraction confirmed Tuesday afternoon. The threat was reported at 121 Baker Street NW and K9 units were brought in to search the location. The World of Coca-Cola confirmed the evacuatio

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-20 20:10:00

'Because I'm blessed' | Fairburn resident is happy, despite storm damage to home

Fairburn resident Ashley Andrews says she had been watching the storms approach metro Atlanta on television all day long. She says she prepared for the storms. "I had been watching this storm coming all day, so I figured it was going to get really bad, so we made preparations -- I had gotten my daug

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-20 17:06:00

GBI makes drug arrests in Stone Mountain

DECATUR, Ga. - On Friday, March 16, Jermaine Montrel Johnson, Lindsey Michelle Anderson, Justin Phillip Lee Adams, and Crystal Denise Hall were arrested in Stone Mountain, culminating a months-long investigation by agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement

COVINGTON NEWS - 2018-03-20 22:40:00

UPDATE: Trooper killed, daughter critically injured as storms moved through Georgia

Authorities have determinedsevere storms contributed to a crash that killed a Georgia State Patrol trooper and critically injured his daughter. "The Georgia State Patrol and the entire DPS family are heartbroken this morning," the agency said in a Facebook post. "Tyler Parker was killed in a single


Todd Tucker's daughter posts beautiful message to Kandi for photo with Beyonce

Source: Instagram - @kandi Todd Tucker's daughter Kaela Tucker penned a beautiful note to stepmother Kandi Burruss after the talented and multidimensional "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star was able to get her and Riley Burruss a rare backstage photo with megastar Beyonce. "Mom of the Year" Burruss d

ROLLINGOUT.COM - 2018-03-20 13:14:09

Fired Hawks worker sues, claims discrimination against white employees

A fired Atlanta Hawks employee is suing the organization, alleging it discriminated against white employees and terminated her when she complained. In a lawsuit filed Friday, Margo Kline says Hawks external affairs director David Lee, who is black, promoted a culture of discrimination against white


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 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


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


2 Men Tie Up Family, Kill Husband During Robbery

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - One man was shot and killed after he and his family were tied up Sunday during a robbery attempt in a Lawrenceville home, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department. Miguel Osorio, 44, was found dead inside the foyer of his home from a gunshot wound at approximately 3:35

PATCH - 2018-03-19 12:00:00

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


GBI investigates trooper-involved shooting in Hapeville

HAPEVILLE, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed its agents are investigating a state trooper-involved shooting in Hapeville that happened Monday morning. According to GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles, the shooting involved a Georgia State Patrol trooper who is OK. The person who was

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-19 13:45:00

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


Commercial Casting Call For Dads in Atlanta (Pay is $350)

To audition for a role in the upcoming commercial, check out the casting call breakdown below.Commercial Casting Call Dad Casting - $350/day! Seeking a Caucasian, Male, 40-60, with greying hair to portray a father. Dates: 3/28 or 3/29 - MUST be available both days. Rate: $350 Flat Location: Atlant


Man found dead in Lawrenceville home after robbery

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Police are investigating a reported robbery in Lawrenceville that left a man dead. The incident happened on Scholar Drive. More details as they become available. LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Police are investigating a reported robbery in Lawrenceville that left a man dead. The incident


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


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


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