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Georgia prisoner sentenced for running drug operation behind bars
MORGAN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia inmate is sentenced to an additional 25-years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Edwin Murillo from Gwinnett County was communicating with people on the outside to distribute meth.
Cops: 2 burglary crews targeted Home Depots in 6 metro Atlanta counties
Nearly two months after authorities said a man and woman had burglarized seven Home Depots across metro Atlanta, police believe a second burglary crew is at work. They’re now trying to figure out if the two alleged burglary crews are part of a bigger operation, Channel 2 Action News reported. — Henr
Murder trial of woman accused of starving stepdaughter begins
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - With the prosecutor calling the case “a real-life Cinderella story gone horribly wrong”, the capital murder trial of a woman accused of killing her young stepdaughter began Wednesday in Gwinnett County Superior Court.
Deputies: 4-year-old dies after being found at bottom of pool
TROUP COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - First responders in Troup County said a 4-year-old child drowned in a family pool Wednesday morning. The Troup County Sheriff’s Office said they were called out to a home along Willis Drive around 10:15 a.m. after a 911 call reporting the young child was found at
Georgia Mom Admits Stabbing 4 Kids, Husband to Death in Attack that Spared 1 Daughter
Isabel Martinez pleaded guilty on Tuesday to seven criminal counts and received five life sentences. The Georgia mother who fatally stabbed her husband and four of her children nearly two years ago pleaded guilty on Tuesday to seven criminal counts, and subsequently received five life sentences from
Drug Task Force: Meth resale busts in north Georgia
ROCK SPRING, Georgia (WDEF) – The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force believes two raids have made a dent in the northwest Geogia’s meth industry. The first was on Tuesday in Rock Spring in Walker County.
He showed up to see a girl he met on Instagram. Instead, his friend ended up shot.
ATLANTA — Atlanta Police said that a man was shot Wednesday morning, after what seems to be a social media meet-up gone wrong. Captain William Ricker with Atlanta Police said the victim took his friend to meet with a woman he met on Instagram.
Clayton County school zones could get speed cameras, tag readers
A company called Red Speed USA, Inc. may put automatic speed cameras and license plate readers in school zones across Clayton County. Morrow, Jonesboro, Forest Park and Lake City are all considering the move, according to Morrow Police Chief Jimmy Callaway.
Fulton County’s Most Wanted
FULTON COUNTY — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Fulton County Crimestoppers are requesting your assistance in locating subjects wanted on felony and/or misdemeanor warrants. If you have any information on the whereabouts of these wanted persons, contact the Fulton County Crimestoppers at (574
Not For Sale: Atlanta Sex Trafficker Sentenced To 21 Years
EDITOR'S NOTE: As Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta approached, Patch devoted exclusive coverage to the issue of human trafficking as it related to one of the world's biggest sporting events. Now that the game is over, Patch remains committed to covering this international plague with our continuing focus
Offset facing one less charge in May court date
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Atlanta rapper Offset will face one less charge when he goes to court in May for a 2018 arrest. Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was arrested last summer when a traffic stop for failure to maintain lane led to charges stemming from possession of marijuana and g
Federal charges for 6 accused in wide-ranging drug conspiracy
Six people, including one from Atlanta, have been indicted in a vast drug conspiracy involving cryptocurrency, the darknet and industrial-grade machinery, federal prosecutors said.
$30K reward offered in Atlanta armored truck robbery case
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information in the case of an armored truck driver who was robbed at gunpoint last month outside an Atlanta bank. The robbery took place the afternoon of March 21 in front of the Wells Fargo on Moreland Avenue, FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said Tuesday
How Georgia’s criminal justice reform law almost left former inmate Aron Tuff behind
On the last day of Ramadan in 2015, Aron Tuff pressed his forehead to the floor of the Ware State Prison cafeteria, which Muslims within the population use as their mosque, and asked God for freedom. “Please,” he prayed, “just let me die at home with my family.”
Why is the city of Atlanta's population growing?
ATLANTA — ATLANTA – Metro Atlanta is the fourth fastest growing area in the country, and while most of the growth is in the suburbs, there are estimates that the city of Atlanta could triple in population over the next thirty years.
Alleged 'Gangster Disciples' member caught after reportedly threatening gas station customers, opening fire
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — A member of a notorious gang with metro Atlanta ties has been jailed after allegedly threatening gas station patrons and then opening fire in Cherokee County, Tuesday.
Gang leaders call for an end to street violence in Atlanta
Chief Sundiata Keita Kamara understands how youth can be mobilized to either build or destroy. As a Chicago native and national spokesman for the Vice Lords Incorporated, Kamara has witnessed how gangs can be detrimental or serve as important community organizations. At the age of 15, Kamara joined
Crash closes SB I-675 in Clayton County; roadway reopens
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) A crash involving multiple vehicles forced the closure of I-675 in Clayton County Tuesday morning but the roadway has reopened. The crash happened near the intersection with Anvil Block Road.
Giant potato turns into Airbnb rental
BOISE, Id. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The trendiest – and starchiest – new piece of real estate is a mammoth-sized potato. The 6-ton potato prop just finished touring the country promoting Idaho's staple crop.
Man shot after going to meet woman his friend contacted online
A man was shot in southwest Atlanta on Wednesday morning after he arrived at a meetup with a woman his friend contacted online, police said. The victim, whose name was not released, told police his friend had arranged on social media to meet the woman at a home in the 700 block of Pegg Road. — For r