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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


Man told nurses 'I will kill you' convicted of five counts of terroristic threats

MARIETTA, Ga. - A man who screamed at nurses, "I will kill you, I will come with a gun and shoot you all," last April was convicted late Thursday night. John Wallace was convicted of five counts of terroristic threats by a Cobb County Jury on Thursday. On April 21, 2017, Wallace entered Signature He

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-16 21:05:00

Woman threatens to blow up Department of Driver Services office, police say

A woman was arrested after an explosive outburst at a Georgia Department of Driver Services office in Cobb County, according to a warrant. "If I had a bomb," the warrant alleges Polly Barfield said, "I'd blow this place up." Barfield, 53, told Channel 2 Action News her children were present and she


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

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

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

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

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-16 04:48:00

Woman charged in accident that killed her sister

A Florida woman was arrested Wednesday and charged in relation to an accident in Douglasville last week that killed her sister. Penny Bright, 38, was arrested on Wednesday after being involved in a one-car accident that killed her sister, Shannon Bright Garrison, 47, on March 7, according to Douglas

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL - 2018-03-16 05:00:00

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

Atlanta Classic Cars: Creepers Car Club gears up for big Marietta car show

Wayne Richichi is a proud member of the Creepers Car Club in Marietta. He's also the owner of this fabulous 1937 Plymouth. He developed a love for all things Plymouth as a young boy while watching and riding in the cars owned by his father. Cars like his will be part of the Creepers Car Show on Jun

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-16 16:21:03

Powerball drawing yields three $50K tickets sold in Buckhead, Conyers

Three winning tickets worth $50,000 each were recently sold in Atlanta and Conyers. The Atlanta ticket was purchased at the Publix Super Market at Chastain Square, located at 4279 Roswell Road NE. One Conyers ticket was sold at Milstead Food Mart, located at 1293 Milstead Ave. The other was sold at

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-16 19:23:42

Sketches released of police poser accused of sexually assaulting women

Police are trying to figure out if both acts were committed by the same man. COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The Cobb County Police Department believe they now have identified the face of a man accused of impersonating a police officer, then sexually assaulting the women he pulled over. This past weekend, a wo


Tripp Halstead dies at age 7

Tripp Halstead, the Jefferson toddler whose struggle with a traumatic brain injury captivated the state, has died. He was 7. The boy's father Bill Halstead confirmed the death to media outlets Thursday. Tripp was critically injured in 2012 when a tree limb knocked down by high winds fell on his head

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-16 06:09:00

Cobb Woman Threatens To Blow Up DMV Office: Cops

MARIETTA, GA - A Cobb County woman was arrested after an explosive outburst at a local Department of Driver Services offices. WSB-TV reports that Polly Barfield, 53, got frustrated about having to wait at the office in Kennesaw on Tuesday. According to an arrest warrant obtained by the station, she

PATCH - 2018-03-16 18:57:22

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

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-03-16 02:56:57

2 plead not guilty to murder of Georgia police officer

Two people who are charged in connection with the deadly shooting of a North Georgia police officer last September pleaded not guilty during a court appearance this week, officials said. Seth Brandon Spangler, 31, and Samantha Michelle Roof, 22, were charged with malice murder, felony murder and oth


Inmate found dead in jail had to be restrained to chair during arrest, police say

Nine days before a Rockdale County inmate was found dead in his cell, Conyers police officers were forced to wrestle him to the ground and restrain him to a chair, according to an incident report. Shali Tilson, 22, asked one of the officers: "Why didn't you shoot me?" He was found dead in his cell


THE LATEST: Father shoots, kills intruder to protect kids, police say

A father home with his two children wrestled an armed intruder to the ground, grabbed his gun and shot him to death early Thursday, DeKalb County police said. DeKalb Police confirm father shot and killed one home invasion suspect after wrestling gun from him. Two young kids in the apartment at the t


DA: Office Depot worker molested teen girl in bathroom of Cobb store

A 27-year-old Austell man was sentenced Tuesday to spend a decade in prison for molesting a girl in the bathroom of where he worked, according to Cobb County prosecutors. Eric Lashaun Walker was working June 17, 2015, when a 14-year-old girl walked into the bathroom at the Office Depot on Cobb Parkw


Laundry fire out after causing evacuation of one of Atlanta's largest hotels

ATLANTA -- Motorists and residents who spotted smoke in downtown Atlanta possibly have a situation at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel to thank. But fire officials say the problem has been taken care of. According to Atlanta Fire social posts, fire crews arrived Thursday morning to a reported laund


Man Who Lured Teen Girl From Maine Shoots, Kills Self

SMYRNA, GA - A man accused of abducting a 14-year-old girl from Maine shot and killed himself on Tuesday as police officers in Smyrna were closing in on him, according to police. Smyrna Police executed a search warrant at a home on Parks Edge Drive at about 8 a.m. on Tuesday looking for 35-year-old