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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

NWS confirms tornado struck Fairburn community in south Fulton County

The National Weather Service confirmed to the FOX 5 Storm Team that a tornado struck a neighborhood in south Fulton County on Monday. One of the hardest hit areas in south Fulton County included the Chestnut Ridge subdivision in Fairburn, where dozens of families remained without power early Tuesday

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-03-20 16:20:00

'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

Clayton County man with schizophrenia missing since February

Authorities are searching for an Ellenwood man who has been missing since late February, Clayton County officials said. Jonathan Caldwell, 40, hasn't been seen since Feb. 28, Clayton County police said. His family reported him missing Tuesday. Caldwell was last seen about 6 p.m. at his home in the


Mattie's Call issued for 35-year-old Clayton County man

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities have issued a Mattie's Call for a missing 35-year-old Forest Park man. According to the Clayton County Police Department, Raymond Williams was reported missing around 2:45 p.m on Tuesday. Williams, who police said has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizo

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-21 00:37:00

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


BREAKING: Bomb threat reported at World of Coca-Cola

Atlanta police are investigating a bomb threat at the World of Coca-Cola, a spokeswoman said. Police dogs are searching the building on Baker Street, officer Lisa Bender said. Someone on the scene told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the facility has been evacuated and they have been moved acr

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-20 17:25:43

Storms, possible tornado ravage parts of metro Atlanta

Weather Wsb news on-demand 00:00 | 00:00 Wsb traffic on-demand 00:00 | 00:00 Wsb weather on-demand 00:00 | 00:00 ATLANTA - A powerful storm system swept through north Georgia overnight, sending trees into roads, damaging homes and businesses, knocking out power to thousands and leaving south Ful

NEWS/TALK 750 WSB - 2018-03-20 14:43:00

Chastain Amphitheatre Announces 2018 Concert Lineup

ATLANTA, GA - After renovations that started in November, Chastain Park Amphitheatre is ready to crank back up the music, announcing its 2018 Series A concert series. The concerts, which are starting a little bit later than usual this year because of the renovations, begin June 6 with a night of blu

PATCH - 2018-03-19 14:28:24

Gwinnett man tied up, shot in deadly home invasion

A man and two others were tied up during a deadly home invasion in Gwinnett County. When the man tried to break free, an intruder shot him, according to Channel 2 Action News. The incident was reported Sunday on Scholar Drive, Gwinnett police spokesman Jacob Albright said. No other details have bee


THE LATEST: Georgia State Patrol trooper involved in shooting

"He is not injured," GSP Capt. Mark Perry said. Preliminary information indicates that the Trooper involved is ok. The subject who was shot by a Trooper has been transported to a hospital (unknown condition). https://t.co/CoSlSxZ5gY The incident was reported early Monday near Central Avenue. The GBI


Severe weather threats force DeKalb Schools to cancel after-school activities

DeKalb County School District has canceled after-school activities for looming weather. According to Channel 2 Action News, severe storms expected through metro Atlanta Monday afternoon could spark tornadoes in the area. Extended after-school care for DeKalb Schools will continue as planned. Distri

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-19 20:24:41

Cleanup next after severe storms plow through metro Atlanta

Tuesday: Severe storms possible in the morning. High: 67 Wednesday: Windy and cool. High: 58 For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. It will be daylight Tuesday before metro Atlanta gets a real look at the damage from severe storms. Late Monday, the storms were


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

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


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 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


BREAKING: 2 killed, 1 critically injured in crash in southwest Atlanta

Two people are dead and another person is critically injured in a crash in southwest Atlanta, police said. The incident was reported Monday in the 1400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta police Officer Donald Hannah said. The injured victim has been taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. That


Keep Riverdale Beautiful plans city-wide cleanup

RIVERDALE - As part of the Great American Cleanup initiative, Riverdale will host its first-ever Keep Riverdale Beautiful City-Wide Community Cleanup. The event is set for Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by a block party for volunteers catered by This Is It BBQ & Seafood at the

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2018-03-19 18:57:00

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