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Bill to ease restrictions on hospital business passes Georgia Senate

After a decade of trying, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America has struck a deal with the Georgia Hospital Association to lift a state law that constrains its growth in Georgia.


Police find meth, drugs dressed up like cereal following traffic stop, hotel room bust

VILLA RICA, Ga. — Two people were arrested for allegedly trafficking meth and other drugs after police pulled them over. Villa Rica Police said they were conducting a license checkpoint at Edge and Liberty Roads in Douglas County last Monday around 11:15 p.m. when they came across a suspicious Ford


Family now charged in death of Georgia boy buried in yard

GUYTON, Ga. – Five relatives charged in the death of a Georgia girl now faces charges in the death of her brother as well. The Savannah Morning News reports their father, 50-year-old Elwyn Crocker Sr., their stepmother and three others are each indicted on two charges of felony murder, child cruelty


Georgia lawmakers closer to banning 'step therapy'

ATLANTA (WJBF) - Georgia lawmakers took another step toward banning “step therapy” Monday. That’s when your insurer can make you try older, outdated medications before the ones your doctor prescribes.


Paulding County to Build Drug Task Force Facility

Paulding County will construct a Drug Task Force Facility for joint use of the Paulding and Haralson County Task Force Control Board. Paulding County Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 during their voting session last week to approve the construction and use agreement, with both counties contributing


DEVELOPING: Police warn families to stay inside as officers search for shooter

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - There is an urgent search for the person police said shot at an officer in Cobb County Monday night. Channel 2 Action News has confirmed the officer involved was not hurt.


Man steals Georgia ambulance with driver inside, gets caught robbing drug store

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A man in Georgia has been arrested and charged with stealing an ambulance from a hospital before he was arrested in a drug store break-in. Athens-Clark County police told news outlets that 41-year-old Edward Lee Wessinger is accused of taking an ambulance early Sunday at the St. M


Court in Georgia rules to extradite fugitive Brit

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A fugitive British man wanted for the manslaughter of a woman killed during a London date on a speedboat is to be extradited from Georgia, a court ruled Tuesday.


Police apprehend man accused of firing at officer

Austell, GA (CBS46) Police have captured a man accused of firing shots at a Cobb County Police officer. The incident happened late Monday night on Janet Lane in Austell. Police say an officer investigating another case recognized the man and when the officer stopped to question him, he allegedly pul

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Afghanistan-Deployed County Employee Sends Gifts Back Home

DOUGLASVILE, GA -- Sergeant Major Robert H. Cowart, a Douglas County employee, currently on deployment in Afghanistan, recently executed a mission that surprised many at a recent County Commission meeting and brought tears to some. Moments after Dr. Romona Jackson-Jones, Chairman of the Douglas Coun


Sandra Bullock Seeks Sale of Oceanfront Compound on Georgia’s Tybee Island

Two houses on about 2.75 acres with total of 7 bedrooms and 5.5 Bathrooms. Few movie stars maintain a property portfolio as thick and robust as Sandra Bullock who seeks to somewhat lighten her considerable real estate load, putting a two-residence, multi-acre oceanfront compound on Georgia’s Tybee I


All criminal charges dropped against actor Jussie Smollett, attorney says

Authorities dropped charges Tuesday against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of faking a racist, homophobic attack against himself in downtown Chicago. The actor told police he was confronted in the predawn hours Jan. 29 by a pair of men who yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him, hit him


Hit and Run Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) was investigating a hit and run incident in eastern Paulding County that occurred March 18 on Ga. Hwy. 120 near Fox Lane and the Cobb County line.


Cops: robber threatened to fire gun, demanded clothes from store

Cobb police have charged a man who allegedly threatened to unleash gunfire during his attempt to rob a store last week in Austell. Arthur Jene Young is charged with one count each of robbery and terroristic threats in connection with the March 19 incident at the East West Commons shopping center. —


Jersey Mike's Subs Hiring, Opening Soon In Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, GA – Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced and fresh grilled subs, will be opening soon in Douglasville. With the "hiring" and "coming soon" signs in the window, it seems as though the opening is eminent, even if the company has not released the date yet.


3 DeKalb firefighters hurt, taken to hospital after firetruck crash

Three firefighters were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital after a firetruck crashed around 9:30 p.m. Monday, authorities said. DeKalb County Fire Capt. Dion Bentley told AJC.com the firefighters were injured in a single-vehicle crash along Flat Shoals Road while en route to a fire. The driver lost co


Taste Of Douglasville Vendor Deadline This Friday

DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA -- Want to reach 12,000 people in one day? The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County is now accepting applications for vendors at Taste of Douglasville 2019. For 26 years, the CAC has celebrated the coming of summer with a Taste of Douglasville festivity and this year


Rumors Of Gun Threats At High School Were Unfounded: Police

DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA -- The Douglasville Police and Douglas County Sheriff's Office say rumors of gun threats at New Manchester High School Friday were unfounded. "It has been rumored that there was a student who made threats against the school or that a student was arrested at the school with a gun,"


Manhunt Underway In Cobb For Suspect Who Shot At Officer

AUSTELL, GA -- Police are urging people to remain inside their homes while they search for a man who allegedly shot at an officer late Monday night. Police said the incident happened around 10 pm Monday night near Janet Lane. Officers responded to reports of a resident who told police they felt thre


Ambulance stolen from Athens hospital

A homeless man was arrested early Sunday after he allegedly stole an ambulance from St. Mary’s Hospital and soon after committed a smash-and-grab burglary at Walgreens on Hawthorne Avenue.