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Cartersville Rite-Aid Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested

CARTERSVILLE, GA - Two men have been arrested in connection with the February armed robbery of a Rite Aid pharmacy in Cartersville. The two suspects, identified as Indiana residents Rakim Coleman and David Yeakey, were arrested with the help of the FBI, the Cartersville Police Department said Friday


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


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


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


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


Woman threatens to blow up Department of Driver Services office, police say

A woman was arrested after an explosive outburst at a Georgia Department of Driver Services office in Cobb County, according to a warrant. "If I had a bomb," the warrant alleges Polly Barfield said, "I'd blow this place up." Barfield, 53, told Channel 2 Action News her children were present and she


'I will kill you': Marietta man sentenced for threats at nursing home

A Marietta man has been sentenced to 10 years for threatening five workers at a nursing home facility in Cobb County, according to the district attorney's office. After the death of his sister in April 2017, John Wallace told five employees at the facility: "I will kill you. I will come with a gun a


Chamblee woman wakes to find Peeping Tom standing over her bed

CHAMBLEE, Ga. - Police are on the lookout for a suspected Peeping Tom in Chamblee. A woman told police that a man broke into her home on Longview Drive on March 10. She told police she awoke to find the suspect standing over her bed, masturbating. The woman said she was able to fight off the offende


Marietta Police seize drugs, arrest 5 in raid

MARIETTA, Ga. - Five people were arrested and a significant quantity of drugs were seized in a raid on a Marietta home Tuesday night, police say. The Marietta Police Crime Interdiction Unit executed a search warrant Tuesday night in the 1300 block of Arden Drive in response to neighborhood complain


No new evidence at Kennesaw Mountain Park of missing Marietta man after weeklong search

Despite dozens of searchers scouring the area and exhaustive efforts from law enforcement agencies, a Marietta man missing since March 7 and last seen at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park has yet to be found. Attempts to find 25-year-old David Blake - a 2011 graduate of Harrison High Schoo


5 arrested after Marietta residents take action

For Akella Clore, the arrests of five people following a drug bust just a few houses down from her Marietta residence is a relief. "It's phenomenal that (police) finally got them," she told Channel 2 Action News. Clore and other neighbors had long noticed the unusual traffic at odd hours. They took


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Mother's final post before Tripp Halstead's death detailed problems, had hope

"Oh how fast things can change" Stacy Halstead knows that more than most of us ever will. The mother of Tripp Halstead, the boy who won the hearts of millions across the world, was open and honest about the triumphs and setbacks her little boy faced after a life-changing accident back in 2012. It wa


DA: Office Depot worker molested teen girl in bathroom of Cobb store

A 27-year-old Austell man was sentenced Tuesday to spend a decade in prison for molesting a girl in the bathroom of where he worked, according to Cobb County prosecutors. Eric Lashaun Walker was working June 17, 2015, when a 14-year-old girl walked into the bathroom at the Office Depot on Cobb Parkw


Student disciplined after posting 'whites only' on school water fountain

ROSWELL, Ga. - A teen was disciplined after video surveillance footage revealed him posting racist signs on Roswell High School water fountains Thursday morning. The principal of the school, Dr. Robert Shaw, sent out a letter to faculty and parents after photos circulating around social media showed


Georgia executes man dubbed 'stocking strangler'

JACKSON, Ga. - Carlton Gary, aka the Columbus "Stocking Strangler," has been executed by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison. He was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request for a stay of execution. Gary's initial appointed hour


Inmate found dead in jail had to be restrained to chair during arrest, police say

Nine days before a Rockdale County inmate was found dead in his cell, Conyers police officers were forced to wrestle him to the ground and restrain him to a chair, according to an incident report. Shali Tilson, 22, asked one of the officers: "Why didn't you shoot me?" He was found dead in his cell