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BREAKING: Officer and K9 Shot In Georgia
A police officer and K9 have been shot in DeKalb County. DeKalb County, GA - A DeKalb county officer and a police K9 were shot Thursday evening. The incident started as a traffic stop on Candler Rd, according to WSB-TV.
Rapper T.I. pleads no contest to charges
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Rapper T.I. appeared before a Henry County judge Thursday. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was there to respond to assault and disorderly conduct charges stemming from an incident from May. Court documents state Harris got into a dispute with a security
Flovilla man killed in shooting at McDonough bar
McDONOUGH — A family birthday celebration turned to grief after a man was shot dead at Traxx Lounge and Grill early Sunday morning. According to the Henry County Coroner’s Office, the victim is DeCoby Barlow, 31, of Flovilla. The coroner’s office was notified about the incident at 716 Ga. Highway 15
HCPD report details response to bogus “active shooter” call
McDONOUGH — The initial incident report for the false alarm of a so-called “active shooter” at the Stockbridge Walmart on Hudson Bridge Road shows that an off-duty Henry County Police officer in plain clothes and an off-duty Clayton County Police sergeant who drew his “off-duty service weapon” were
Man dies in shooting at Georgia birthday party
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has died after he was shot at a weekend birthday party at a bar southeast of Atlanta. News outlets reported that police in McDonough said 31-year-old Decoby Barlow of Flovilla was caught in the crossfire when three men opened fire in the parking lot of a bar early
Henry County nonprofit seeks to boost early childhood literacy
A new chapter is beginning for the McDonough-based branch of a nonprofit that introduces preschoolers to the joy of reading. Known locally since 2005 as the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, it is now Ferst Readers of Henry County.
Officer shot in DeKalb County | Massive police presence at scene
DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Several police officers have been called to the scene where an officer has been shot along a major DeKalb County roadway. The shooting happened in the area of Candler and Tilson roads in the Candler-McAfee neighborhood. Several police cars are in the area.
18-year-old wanted in deadly NW Georgia shooting
Rome police are searching for a man they believe shot and killed a man in a motel parking lot Tuesday night. Investigators obtained arrest warrants for 18-year-old Cody Deangelo Thompson on charges of murder and felony murder, Rome police said Wednesday in a statement.
DeKalb officer killed by suspect running from traffic stop, chief says
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A DeKalb County police officer who had been with the department for less than two years was killed in the line of duty Thursday night following what turned into a violent traffic stop.
2 of Henry County’s Most Wanted
McDONOUGH — The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking two of its Most Wanted suspects. Dwayne Maddox, 38, is wanted on charges from July 19 out of College Park for felony aggravated assault. Maddox is described as a black male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 255 pounds, with black hair and br
Woman who fatally stabbed girlfriend and led police on high-speed chase is a suspect in missing woman case
A Georgia woman who opened fire on police during a high-speed chase in Rockdale County, Ga. is accused of stabbing her domestic partner to death in a motel room. Joyce Marie Lewis-Pelzer, 42, was arrested after she stabbed the woman to death at a Motel 6 in Conyers, Ga. on Tuesday. Lewis-Pelzer is a
New threats against DeKalb schools prompt evacuation, lockdowns
One DeKalb elementary school was evacuated and two others were placed on lockdown after new threats were made against them Thursday morning. About 7:22 a.m., someone called in a bomb threat to Dunwoody Elementary School, Dunwoody police spokesman Officer Anwar Sillah said.
Woman found dead near playground was shot on hiking trail, police say
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The DeKalb County Police Department is investigating after a woman, possibly in her late teens or early 20s, was found dead in the woods in Stone Mountain on Wednesday afternoon.
New McDonough museum seeking public’s assistance
McDONOUGH — McDonough’s old post office, located adjacent to the Henry County Courthouse, is being transformed into a new interactive museum set to open in 2019. Mark Walhimer, who is putting the museum together, said the museum has been the brainchild of Mayor Billy Copeland, who will be immortaliz
Life in prison for Marathon armed robbery
Two men got life in prison and a third got 15 years to serve after they pled guilty to the 2016 armed robberies of the Marathon station on Johnstonville Road and the C&B Store on Hwy. 41 in Lamar County.
Records: Teen tax fraud suspect deposited $67,000 in fake checks
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - A South Fulton County teen accused on trying to scam tens of millions from the State of Georgia also deposited nearly $70,000 in fake checks at a SunTrust Bank, according to records.
Public’s access to records still a challenge for metro Atlanta agencies
Two years ago, student journalists with the Georgia News Lab asked the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office for the agency’s use of force policy, a public record readily available in every law enforcement agency’s operations manual. Cobb fulfilled the request — 54 days later.
Henry County police officer show 'signs of improvement'
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The Henry County police officer shot in the line of duty last Thursday night is showing signs of improvement. That according to an update given by the department Monday afternoon.
Fire station dedicated to late Henry County commissioner
Henry County officials hosted a dedication ceremony Dec. 5 at its fire station in the Kelleytown community, honoring late county commissioner Reid Bowman with a bronze marker. Members of Bowman’s family were on hand for the event along with friends, county officials, present and former commissioners
Stockbridge Walmart ‘active shooter’ rumor is false
McDONOUGH — It’s been the talk of the town since last Friday, but no — there was never an active shooter at the Stockbridge Walmart on Hudson Bridge Road. Although Henry County Police responded to an active-shooter call around 1:20 p.m., the caller’s use of the term “active shooter” was incorrect. R