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Monroe Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

MONROE, GA — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Heavy rain until evening. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Clear throughout the day.


MPD Reports: Report of rape in the woods, suicide attempt and car vs pole wreck

The City of Monroe reported the following incidents for the period April 4 – 10, 2019. Due to the length, this report has been split into five parts. This is the final part. Please note an arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.


Local Monroe woman nominated for 2019 Barbara Vick Impact Award

Adriane Brown, of Monroe, has been nominated for an award at the 3rd annual Barbara Vick Impact Awards. The manager of the Monroe office of Live Forward, Brown works with local residents dealing with HIV/AIDS.


Local reactions divided on Mueller report

The long-awaited report from special counsel Robert Mueller was released Thursday, and the more than 400-page document details President Donald Trump’s attempts to influence the Russia investigation but concludes that no evidence of collusion with Russia was found.


Police: Fight between 2 women at Kroger leads to shooting

ATLANTA - Police are investigating after a woman was shot Thursday afternoon at a Kroger in southwest Atlanta. The Atlanta Police Department told Channel 2 Action News they were called to the Kroger on Cascade Avenue SW just before 1 p.m. When they got there, they found a 19-year-old woman shot at l


Newton County teacher arrested on sexual assault charges

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — A teacher in Newton County has been arrested on charges of sexual assault following allegations he inappropriately touched students. Christopher Ehren Matyas was charged with two counts of sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority after a tip launched


Monroe Police Chief weighs on in altercation at local restaurant

Last week, a video was circulated of an incident that happened at Wendy’s in Monroe resulting in a woman being tased in the kitchen. The incident took place after an employee allegedly began throwing kitchen items at staff while wielding a large knife. The police were called and the responding offic


Georgia school system on lockdown due to threat

A threat to a north Georgia elementary school led the district to place all four of its schools on lockdown, Thursday. Cartersville City Schools posted a message on its website that it made the decision after receiving a threat to Cartersville Elementary School. They added that they didn't know the


Coroner identifies body found in Georgia river as missing man

ATHENS, Ga. — Authorities in Athens have released the name of a man found by kayakers in a Georgia river on Saturday. According to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, the county coroner positively identified the victim as 54-year-old Emory Odell Findley of Athens. Findley was first reported


Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for western part of north Georgia

ATLANTA - A strong storm system with damaging winds, hail and the potential for isolated tornadoes is moving in Thursday night into Friday morning. Our Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologists have been tracking this storm system for more than a week as it moves across the country.


Argument ends with teen shot at area grocery store

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- A teenager was shot in the stomach at a local grocery store following what police said was an argument between three people. The shooting took place shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kroger grocery store on the 500 block of Cascade Avenue.

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Girl dies nearly 14 years after father shook her as newborn; dad now charged with homicide

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A father convicted of injuring his infant daughter years ago by shaking her was charged Wednesday with criminal homicide following the teenager's death. The 13-year-old girl, who had been in the care of a family friend, died in February of "complications of a seizure disorder resul

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Georgia Students Disciplined Over Video Disparaging Mexicans

COVINGTON, Ga. — Several students of a Georgia high school have been disciplined over a video that shows them acting out a deportation and then saying "Remember, f--- the Mexicans."


UPDATES: Severe weather threatens north Georgia

A line of strong storms could bring severe weather, including damaging winds and possibly even tornadoes, into north Georgia overnight Thursday and early Friday morning. The 11Alive StormTrackers are keeping an eye on the storm and will have updates throughout the night and morning as it passes over


Covington man sentenced to life on charges of child molestation, rape

COVINGTON, Ga. - A 43-year-old Covington man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury found him guilty on multiple charges, including child molestation. According to a post shared by the Newton County District Attorney's Office, Thomas Anthony Sky was found guilty of aggravated child


LIST: Central Georgia school closings for severe weather (4/19)

Several Central Georgia school districts will be closed Friday, April 19, due to the threat of severe weather on Friday morning. The following counties have confirmed they will be closed Friday:


Car dealer denied bond in alleged $2 million scheme

WHITE COUNTY, Ga. - A north Georgia car dealer was denied bond Thursday in what’s now being described as a more than $2 million fraud and theft case, prompted by a Channel 2 investigation.


Legendary sports broadcaster killed in crash in SE Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga, (CBS46) Legendary sports broadcaster Chet Coppock, a fixture in Chicago, has passed away after injuries sustained in an automobile crash in southeast Georgia. According to a Facebook post by his daughter Lyndsey Coppock, the crash happened on April 11 near Hilton Head Island. Coppock l


Additional charges filed against Georgia murder suspect accused of shooting 2 in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Additional charges have been filed against a Georgia murder suspect accused of shooting two people in Knoxville on Sunday and then hitting a 13-year-old boy on a scooter.


Man Shot Into Georgia Home, Kills Toddler

AUGUSTA, Ga. – On Tuesday around 7:44 p.m., Jaziah Pollard, 2, was shot and killed on Meadowbrook Drive. According to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Jaziah’s mother, Jackqueline Ingram, 19, was having an altercation with her live-in boyfriend, Marquie Gunter, 28, over the use of