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Georgia man arrested last night planned to attack White House today, FBI says

ATLANTA - In a last-minute news conference, federal investigators announced that a joint terrorism task force, led by the FBI arrested Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, after an investigation showed he wanted to attack several federal buildings in Washington, D.C.


Georgia judge orders new trial in 1976 case that sent man to death row

In a searing decision, a judge in Columbus has granted a new trial to a man convicted of rape and murder 43 years ago based on new DNA evidence, at the same time condemning “undeniable” race discrimination during jury selection by the prosecution.


DeKalb County to host 35th Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

DeKalb County will present its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration program, “King’s Vision: Humanity Tied in a Single Garment of Destiny,” Friday, Jan. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur.


Gladys Knight slammed for accepting Super Bowl gig: 'You're too old not to know better'

“Atlanta, I’m coming home!” Gladys Knight took to social media Thursday to announce she’ll be singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. In light of the backlash over NFL players taking a knee, the homecoming announcement of the singer of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” has unleashe


12-year-old Georgia honor student suspended over bogus $20 bill

A 12-year-old honor student at a Georgia middle school was suspended for 10 days after he claimed he unwittingly used a phony $20 bill his father gave him to buy his school lunch.


Kick start 2019 with 100 Black Women free "Healthy Eating and Fitness Day"

Adults and children looking to jump start their fitness routine for the new year can get tips and inspiration at the "Healthy Eating and Fitness Day" on Jan. 31. The 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. event, sponsored by the Decatur-DeKalb Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, takes place at the S


2 GSU students say they were sexually assaulted at off-campus apartment complex

Two Georgia State University students say they were sexually assaulted at an apartment complex near campus, authorities said. The two teenagers told Atlanta police they were drinking and smoking at a party at the 112 Courtland Apartments on Friday night, according to a police report.


Man killed in officer-involved shooting tried to steal officer's car, police say

ATLANTA - A suspect is dead in an officer-involved shooting in southwest Atlanta Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. on Whitehall Street. Atlanta police confirmed they called the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to come in and investigate the incident.


Burglary suspect arrested near Georgia Tech following large SWAT presence

ATLANTA — Police have arrested a burglary suspect after a brief SWAT team operation near Georgia Tech. Officer Stephanie Brown with the Atlanta Police Department said that the SWAT team was called out of an abundance of caution to assist in arresting a wanted person later identified as 18-year-old J


Suspect in custody after crashing tractor trailer into motel

Atlanta, GA (CBS46) Police have a suspect in custody after he crashed his tractor trailer into a motel and fled the scene on foot. The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. at the Airway Motel on the 700 block of Fulton Industrial Boulevard.

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Big rig plows into motel, barely missing woman inside

ATLANTA - A big rig plowed into a motel room in Atlanta, barely missing a woman inside, police said. Channel 2's Christian Jennings was at the Airway Motel on Futon Industrial Blvd., where the truck was still jutting out of the building Thursday morning.


Man Charged In Wife's Murder | Gladys Knight | News Nearby

There was plenty of news across Georgia on Thursday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours. Ronald Goss is accused of shooting his wife several times in February 2018 inside their home.


Ga. Tech to Screen New Documentary Profiling Georgia Town Notorious For Lynching

The screening of a new documentary profiling a Southwest Georgia town infamous for lynching will help mark Black History Month at Georgia Institute of Technology next month. The film entitled “Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching” profiles Blakely, Georgia, where 24 known Black men were lync


Gov. Brian Kemp proposes increased funding for seniors

ATLANTA — Advocates for the elderly are praising Gov. Brian Kemp for proposing funding that could make a difference for 1,000 of the 7,000 older Georgians on waiting lists for home and community services.


Suspect wanted in burglary of restaurant identified, ID of second suspect still unknown

Norcross, GA (CBS46) A suspect accused in the burglary of a Gwinnett County restaurant has been identified and police are still trying to determine the identity of a second suspect.

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Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in 'robbery gone wrong' at motel

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - One man has been killed and two are in the hospital after what Fulton County police called a "robbery gone bad." According to officials, officers were called to a shooting at the A2C Budget Motel on the 4200 block of Shirley Drive Wednesday morning.


Gov. Kemp calls for $3K teacher raise, 2 percent for Georgia employees

ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp made a substantial down payment on his campaign promises Thursday, recommending that teachers get a $3,000 raise and state employees a 2 percent pay hike.


Two killed in shooting in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. (CBS46)- Police have confirmed to CBS46 the fatal shooting of two people Wednesday night. The incident occurred near Clark Street and Alexander Street. Police tell CBS46 the time of the call was around 9 p.m.

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Crane arrives to move derailed MARTA car back onto track

ATLANTA - Crews are on-site today removing a MARTA train from the tracks after it derailed Tuesday night near the airport. MARTA officials say two cars on an out-of-service train derailed around 9 p.m. Tuesday at the airport station, causing train service to stop on the red and gold lines.


Land gets cleared for east Decatur apartment development

A project that’s been rumored and discussed for at least two years recently broke ground in the triangle between Winn Way and North Arcadia Avenue just inside Decatur’s eastern city limits.