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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

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-03-18 22:18:00

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

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-18 05:08:00

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

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-19 00:32:00

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

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-18 05:12:00

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

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-17 16:26:00

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

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-17 16:41:00

Athens man scammed for $21K

A 40-year-old Athens man reported that he was scammed out of $21,000 by someone pretending to be a mortgage lender, Athens-Clarke County police said. The man had been in the process of being approved for a home loan and during email exchanges between him and the lender a third party was somehow able

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-17 18:00:00

Athens police find bag of marijuana in safe

A 29-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after his probation officer found a bag of marijuana on a kitchen counter during an unannounced inspection of the suspect's home off West Broad Street, Athens-Clarke County police said. After police officers arrived, a more thorough search of the home was condu

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-17 12:00:00

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


Two local residents arrested in GBI child porn sting operation

A 46-year-old man from Suwanee and a 17-year-old Lambert High School student have been arrested on separate charges involving the distribution of child pornography and sexual exploitation of children. According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, 46-year-old Je


DFACS worker charged with child cruelty against own daughter

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - A mother and DFACS employee was taken into custody for spanking her own daughter until she had bruises on her legs. On Thursday, March 8, an officer with the Henry County Police Department was called to an elementary school in reference to a child abuse case. When the officer arrive


Winder man among 76 arrested in connection with multi-state child pornography ring

A total of 76 people, including a Winder man, were arrested for their part in a multi-state child pornography ring, law enforcement officials announced Friday. John Clark Miller, 57, of Winder, a glass company technician, was among those arrested as part of Operation Southern Impact II, a coordina


Felon arrested on gun charge in Athens

A convicted felon was arrested Friday night during a traffic stop in which a loaded gun was found in the car in which he was a passenger, Athens-Clarke County police said. The car was stopped for running a stop sign at Old Hull Road and the inner loop of the Athens Perimeter and the vehicle was sear


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


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