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The man believed to be responsible for the fire is now in police custody. Jonathan Espinoza-Vasquez, 23, of Stockbridge was arrested Thursday, April 12. Because he has pending charges in Henry County, he is currently being held in the Henry County Jail and is expected to face charges of first degree ...
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Police in an Atlanta suburb are investigating after a woman discovered a hidden camera in a bathroom stall at a Starbucks in North Fulton County . >> Read more trending news. Officers with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety confiscated the camera and detectives are now ...

Late Tuesday, a man went to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in search of shelter. Within hours, he was dead after things spiraled out of control and a deputy was forced to shoot him inside the facility, officials said. According to the sheriff and the GBI, 32-year-old Justin Oakes first entered the lobby of the ...
MACON, GA — A 71-year-old Georgia woman has been arrested after police say she attacked a pregnant U.S. Army soldier at a restaurant after a racially charged argument over a ... According to the report, Sharpe is from Powder Springs, Georgia, and Mitchell is from Palmetto, just southwest of Atlanta.
COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities are at the scene of a deadly officer-involved shooting at a motel in Cobb County near Six Flags Over Georgia. Authorities told Channel 2 Action News that the shooting was reported at the Guest Inn on S Service Drive in Austell. According to police, officers were on routine ...
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - Johns Creek Police and the city's mayor are calling out an Atlanta radio personality after he posted an encounter that he had with a Johns Creek Police officer over the weekend. In a live Facebook post, Southside Steve with Rock 100.5 claimed that he got a ticket for running a yellow ...

UNION CITY, Ga. - Union City police have made two arrests in connection with the shooting death of a teenager on Monday. Isaiah Christopher Turner, 19, was arrested the same day and taken to the Fulton County Jail. He waived his first court appearance Tuesday. He is facing charges of murder, ...
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - A man captured on cell phone video using racial slurs toward a teacher during a road rage dispute was arrested for disorderly conduct. Eric DeKeyser, 49, began yelling slurs at a man after following him into a shopping center parking lot in Johns Creek on April 6, according to a police ...
Rickeyon Jenkins. Decatur police are searching for a 23-year-old South Georgia man accused of shooting at his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend Sunday morning. ... or 678-553-6687. Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta can also take information at 404 577-8477 and allows callers to remain anonymous.
Police: DeKalb County teen killed, friend arrested ... STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - A DeKalb County teen has been charged ... DeKalb County police say they were called to a home in the 500 block of Old Friar Tuck Lane around 4:30 p.m. after someone called saying a person was shot. When they got to the ...
The woman's sister told Channel 2's Lauren Pozen that the couple had been having marital issues, and neighbors said they were stunned to hear what happened just next door to them. “It is scary. It is crazy,” one neighbor said. Police said they were called to the apartment of Kalvin and Gentorica Wright ...
Atlanta's public-safety services such as 911, police, and fire-rescue are unaffected, officials say, as are systems related to the functioning of Hartsfield ... including the FBI, Homeland Security and the Secret Service, as well as independent forensics experts and educational partners like Georgia Tech, ...
ATLANTA, GA — Six alleged members of a street gang originating in California have been indicted on federal charges related to a Brookhaven nightclub shooting and the murder of a 17-year-old East Point boy in Bartow County, the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia said ...
A minister and his family members who were caught on body camera video attacking Lilburn police officers on Sunday are facing felony charges stemming from the incident. Wilmer R. Cruz, 38, Cristina Cruz, 37, their 17-year-old son who is also named Wilmer Cruz and their 16-year-old son were charged ...
ATLANTA - Police say the gunman who murdered a well-known music producer's brother opened fire in an area filled with shoppers, prompting police to add him to the Georgia Most Wanted list. On Feb. 10, authorities say, Synard Watson shot Ferrell Miles in front of House of Fresh boutique on Howell Mill ...
ATLANTA - Police say the gunman who murdered a local rapper's brother opened fire in an area filled with shoppers, prompting police to add him to the Georgia Most Wanted list. On Feb. 10, authorities say, Synard Watson shot Ferrell Miles in front of House of Fresh boutique on Howell Mill Road.
ATLANTA, GA — Authorities are asking the public to help find a man who reportedly shot and killed the brother of a Grammy-nominated Atlanta rapper and businessman. On Wednesday, the FBI Atlanta Field Office and Atlanta Police issued an appeal to locate Syranard Eugene Watson, 27, who is wanted ...

CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLS, Ga. (AP) — Police say a man shot and killed his estranged son in an Atlanta suburb. Chattahoochee Hills Police Chief Stoney Mathis tells news outlets 81-year-old Lance Fountain shot 56-year-old Troy Fountain on Tuesday. Mathis says Troy Fountain was trying to break into his ...
Stay with Channel 2 Action News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for complete coverage throughout the week as we remember Zell Miller and his legacy in Georgia and across the country.
An attempt to rescue a missing teenager ended with a Gwinnett County minister and his family fighting with police this weekend. ... The entire fight was caught on police body cameras and cellphones Sunday afternoon in the Iglesia Cristiana Evangelica church parking lot, Channel 2 Action News reported.
ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia State Patrol has released the identities of the two teenagers involved in a fatal accident late Monday morning along Interstate 75 in Clayton County. Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol were contacted around 11:40 a.m. March 26 by the Morrow Police Department about the ...
Atlanta police say an internal investigation has been opened to determine why surveillance video was not preserved in the case of a missing woman whose body was found March 4 in ... The Atlanta woman's body was discovered March 4 roughly 40 miles (60 kilometers) from the airport in the Yellow River.
Starting Thursday, officers will begin a three-day stretch of 12-hour shifts as major events converge on the city. Thursday evening, the Sweet 16 college basketball tournament tips off at Philips Arena. Friday, Vice President Mike Pence comes to Midtown Atlanta where he's the keynote speaker at the Georgia ...
UNION CITY, Ga. - Police are searching for a man they say somehow dumped thousands of tires behind a Union City subdivision. Investigators told Channel 2's Nefertiti Jaquez that several warrants have been issued Donald Leverette across the metro for illegal dumping of tires. Neighbors in the area say ...
Atlanta police are preparing for the large crowds. Officers will work 12 hours shifts starting Friday. There will be extra police presence downtown with officers in both uniforms and plainclothes. “it's all-hands-on-deck, so we'll have every resource that we have in APD working both Friday and Saturday,” ...
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police have identified two of five suspects wanted in a deadly gas station shooting in Fulton County. Brothers Frederick Stephenson, 26, and Wayne Finnie, 30, have been identified as the main offenders in Elliott Johnson's murder. Johnson was shot and killed in the early morning ...
SUGAR HILL, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a bedridden woman had been found covered with cockroaches and maggots on a sheet smeared in feces in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes Gwinnett County authorities as saying in a report that her caretakers and family members, 54-year-old ...
Senate leaders released the chamber's proposed $26 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, nudging lawmakers closer to ending the 2018 session but also setting up some potentially interesting backroom negotiating with colleagues from the Georgia House. The House and Senate ...
Fraternity members found Gruver, originally of Roswell, Georgia, lying on a couch and couldn't tell if he was breathing after the night of drinking at the ... One pledge, according to police, said Gruver was made to take about a dozen "pulls" of a 190-proof alcohol, while other pledges didn't have to drink as ...
My profession, murdering black people.” The message, left on February 25 at 1:13 a.m., also mentioned another expletive and an anti-semitic insult, Atlanta news source 11Alive reported. The Marietta Police Department recently apprehended the teen, the report said. Though police couldn't release the ...
In 2010, William Charles Stringfellow fondled a client at a Massage Envy on Camp Creek Parkway in Atlanta, then forcibly performed sex acts on her as she repeatedly told him to stop, the AJC reported. She called police from the hospital where she was examined after the assault, and in March 2014 he ...
... 40 miles outside Atlanta. Authorities described the scene as "deplorable," with garbage piled nearly to the ceiling, roaches scaling the walls and the woman - bedridden and obese - showing signs of decomposition on her legs, according to an incident report from the Gwinnett County Police Department.
JONESBORO, Ga. - Becky Enslow was the first in her family to go into law enforcement. Still, in so many ways, the Henry County Police office feels like she was born to do this job. ... More than 100 officers from 8 south metro Atlanta counties lined up to bring the Maddoxes home is a sea of blue lights.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Chief of Police said her officers will no longer respond to shoplifting calls at stores in Buckhead. Erika Shields said staff shortages, in excess of 300 officers, has forced her to reevaluate how to deploy officers. In the affluent section north of downtown, Shields said, the APD Zone Two ...
The GBI has identified the 29-year-old man who was shot Monday after a chase involving the Georgia State Patrol in south Fulton County. Jimmie Lee Ford has ... The incident started just before 5:30 a.m. when Atlanta police pursued the car, which was reported stolen, authorities said. But they lost track of ...
Fake Facebook page sends Georgia city into tizzy over snakes. 0 ... The post, which has been up since 2:27 p.m. Monday, alleges a Calhoun police officer killed the “copperhead as it came out of the sewer in front of the courthouse” and urges residents to avoid the sewers, which may have more snakes.
During the traffic stop, one officer "was pushed out into traffic on Delk and another one was pulled into the suspect vehicle while attempting to detain the driver. The suspect vehicle traveled for just over 1 mile before coming to a stop," according to police.
ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News has uncovered exclusive details about the overnight arrest of an Atlanta police officer. Investigators said he threatened to kidnap his ex-girlfriend before trying to break into her home. Jason Ricketts is now facing a harassment charge tied to the early morning disturbance ...
Shortly before midnight, Dwayne Pete and Wilona Pete began to argue, police said. Dwayne Pete pushed her, and Bennett entered the room and shot Dwayne Pete in the chest, police said. Wilona Pete and Bennett immediately called 911 and began applying pressure to Dwayne Pete's chest. Dwayne ...
PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - A suspect was shot during a chase that started in Alabama and ended in Georgia. According to the Paulding ... Police said Hamner burglarized a home in the Talapoosa area and stole another vehicle there, even though he was suffering from a gunshot wound. Hamner drove the ...
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Police in suburban Atlanta are investigating a crash involving a dump truck that claimed the life of a pedestrian. Cobb County police say 23-year-old Dario Mejia-Ortiz of Cumming was working Monday afternoon near the edge of a road in Kennesaw where new construction was ...
A slide from an Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association presentation on "the current threat of Islam in the world" by David Bores. The ACLU of Georgia calls an upcoming police training course on Islam in America “inflammatory, hateful and potentially unconstitutional.” The eight-hour course about ...
On Monday, Jefferey Reeves, 17, arrived with his mother at Atlanta Police headquarters to turn himself in for accidentally shooting Carlos, according to Bender. He also turned over the gun used in the shooting, Bender said. Carlos was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died from his wounds, ...
Authorities say a man who jumped over an upper-floor railing in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is hospitalized with serious injuries. ... Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown says the man appeared to be intoxicated and began threatening other travelers outside the Terrapin Brewery ...
Tom Graves, a Georgia Republican, was first elected to Congress in 2010. ... Tom Graves, R-Ga., according to Atlanta police. ... Street deck Saturday night when the two realized items were missing from the GMC Yukon, according to an Atlanta police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Police Officer Donald Hannah said in a statement that fugitive investigators apprehended 19-year-old Terry Andre Jones after he landed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Police say 19-year-old Ira Troy Williams was found in Stone Mountain. Police arrested 21-year-old Samuel Ott on Dec.
ATLANTA, GA — Police made two new arrests Wednesday in the November murder of Chelsea Beller, a manager at Barcelona Wine Bar, during a robbery at the bar — bringing the total of accused in the case to four. Ira Troy Williams, 19, was arrested at about 2 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Rockbridge ...
No one was injured in the incident at Dalton High School, except for a female student who injured an ankle running through the school, police spokesman Bruce Frazier said. The shooting about 85 miles north of Atlanta heightened the already tense debate around guns in schools in the wake of the deadly ...
A North Georgia social studies teacher, who is facing charges after he fired at least one shot inside a classroom Wednesday, once tried to confess to having ... Dalton police could not verify any of the information Davidson said on March 21, 2016, about having two friends kill someone on his behalf. Police ...
The other odd comment police revealed is that Cunningham asked a neighbor to have his wife delete Cunningham's number from her phone. That unusual request came the day before his disappearance. Anyone with information on Cunningham's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Atlanta Police ...


 

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