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Woman shot during robbery attempt near Lenox Square
Police are investgating a shooting near Lenox Square. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 10:24 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A woman was shot in the chest as she, her child and boyfriend were leaving Lenox Square Wednesday evening, Atlanta police said.The couple and the child were followed by two men as they went into several stores in the mall, such as Forever Diamonds, Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. Warren Pickard ...
2 men shot at Cascade Glen Apartments

Updated: 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Two men were shot Wednesday night at an Atlanta apartment complex, police said.The shooting happened at the Cascade Glen Apartments on Campbellton Road in Atlanta, Atlanta spokesman Sgt. Warren Pickard said.One of the men was shot in the head, while the second man had a neck wound. They were both ...
Braves blanked by surging Cleveland to complete series sweep
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Joel De La Cruz delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

10:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Joel De La Cruz waited more than a decade to make his major league debut, and when it came the assignment was a start against the hottest team in baseball. All things considered, the unheralded Braves rookie did pretty good work Wednesday, on a night when pretty good wasn’t enough.Cleveland ...
Calvin Johnson heads Tech’s hall of fame induction class
AP photo

Updated: 9:19 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Georgia Tech football legend Calvin Johnson headlines the school’s newest sports hall of fame induction class. Johnson is one of just six Tech players to twice earn first-team All-American honors and the winner of the 2006 Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top receiver. The list of Tech players who achieved ...
No swimming: Fecal bacteria in Florida panhandle beaches
Fecal bacteria is being reported right now at Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Miramar Beach, Seaside and Rosemary Beach, Channel 2 Action News Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said.

Updated: 9:02 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Florida Department of Public Health has issued a health advisory for some Florida panhandle beaches. Channel 2 Action News Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns says fecal bacteria is being reported right now at Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Miramar Beach, Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Local health departments have posted signs at ...
Dogs rescued from Korean slaughterhouse arrive in Atlanta
Five dogs saved from a slaughterhouse in Korea arrived in Atlanta Wednesday June 29, 2016. (Credit: In Defence of Animals)

8:13 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

An international animal protection organization welcomed five dogs saved from a slaughterhouse in Korea in Atlanta Wednesday. California-based In Defense of Animals says it is dedicated to protecting animals’ rights, welfare and habitat through education, outreach and hands-on rescue facilities in India, Africa and rural Mississippi. “We work to ensure ...
5 injured in blast at Newnan aluminum plant
Coweta sheriff’s deputies stand at the entrance to Bonnell after the explosion. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

7:18 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

For 42 years, Richard Sewell has owned a boat shop a stone’s throw from the Bonnell Aluminum plant in Newnan. Being that close to one of Coweta County’s biggest employers had never been a cause for concern. Until Wednesday. At 9:15 a.m. an explosion at the plant injured five Bonnell ...
Border Patrol may ask for social media info

7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Department of Homeland Security agents might start asking travelers for more than their passports, National Public Radio reported Wednesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection submitted a proposal that would allow the agency to request travelers’ social media account information. The proposal would ask for “social media identifiers” from travelers entering ...
Undercover bust nets cocaine, heroin, $50K plus in cash
During arrests at multiple Rockdale County residences on Tuesday, agents recovered 22 kilos of cocaine, more than six ounces of heroin, $50,953 cash, multiple firearms and two vehicles with hidden compartments used to traffic drugs, the sheriff’s office said. (Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office)

6:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Deputies arrested four people, seized thousands in cash and removed more than 48 pounds of narcotics from Rockdale County on Tuesday, officials said. The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office spent three months working with the Narcotics/Vice Unit on the undercover drug bust, according to a release. Felix Almanza-Yerena, 42, Maria Guadalupe ...
Tip surfaces in 1997 missing person case
Fulton County investigators received a tip about a 1997 missing person case. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 6:27 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The remains of a missing Meriwether County woman may have been inside a well in Fairburn, leading Fulton County investigators to reopen a 20-year-old missing person case. Fulton County police told Channel 2 Action News someone walked into the police department three weeks ago and told them the remains of ...
Man gets 15 years in DeKalb hit-and-run
Andrew James Spencer

6:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A man who struck and killed a Good Samaritan on the side of the road two years ago in DeKalb County was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday. Andrew Spencer, 32, struck Kleeon Cadogan as he was changing a tire along Interstate 20 near Panola Road in February 2014. ...
Walton County brothers had drunken shootout, deputies say

5:38 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Two Walton County brothers were jailed after they fired guns during a day of arguing and drinking at home, authorities said. The “odor of alcohol was overwhelming” when Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded Thursday to a home on Double Springs Church Road in Monroe, according to the incident report. ...
Missing swimmer’s body found in Chattahoochee
Search and rescue teams on Sunday resumed looking for a man who went missing in the Chattahoochee River on Saturday night. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 5:28 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The body of a missing swimmer was found Wednesday morning in the Chattahoochee River, officials said. This was the first of two bodies found in Georgia water Wednesday. Fishermen called 911 when they found a body in the Bartow County section of Lake Allatoona about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. ...
Body found in Lake Allatoona
The body was spotted in the Bartow County section of Lake Allatoona. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 5:14 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A dead body was found in a Georgia body of water for the second time Wednesday. Fishermen called 911 when they found a body in the Bartow County section of Lake Allatoona about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. The body of a missing swimmer was found in the Carroll County ...
Lewis, Democrats push to keep gun debate in the spotlight
U.S. Rep. John Lewis speaks as Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard (foreground) sits next him during a town hall discussion about the impact of gun violence at the Martin Luther King Sr. Community Resources Complex in Atlanta on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

4:58 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

For a reminder of the potency of gun control as an election-year issue, look no further than the crowded town hall meeting Wednesday at Ebenezer Baptist Church. At center stage was U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who orchestrated last week’s headline-grabbing sit-in at the U.S. House, and other Democrats pushing for ...
No bond for 2 charged in Alpharetta murder
Michael Jamar Dawson of Lithonia, Dontravious Mahone of Riverdale and Jemal Gines of Decatur. (Credit: Alpharetta Police Department)

4:43 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A judge denied bond Wednesday for two men charged with the murder of an Alpharetta man, officials said. SWAT teams from multiple jurisdictions arrested Michael Jamar Dawson of Lithonia, Dontravious Mahone of Riverdale and Jemal Gines of Decatur on Monday night and charged them with the murder of Kadarius Cortez ...
Stolen Sweetwater beer found, but every bottle will be destroyed
The GBI and Southeastern Transportation Security Council located 30 pallets of missing beer on Wednesday and returned it to SweetWater Brewing Co. (Photo: SweetWater)

4:13 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The good news: Most of the 78,528 bottles of beer stolen from SweetWater Brewing Co. has been recovered, the brewery said Wednesday. But the bad news: Every single bottle will have to be destroyed because SweetWater can’t guarantee what happened to the cases of beer once it left the Atlanta ...
Gwinnett DA seeking to resolve Victor Hill shooting case by August
Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill

3:31 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Gwinnett District Attorney said Wednesday he’s hoping to bring a year-old shooting case involving Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill to an end by August.Clayton’s top lawman is charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor, for accidentally shooting Gwenevere McCord, an friend, in a Gwinnett model home on May 3, 2015. Hill ...
Teen charged in Mall of Georgia threat
Gwinnett County police are investigating a threat made online to “shoot up” the Mall of Georgia.

Updated: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with an online threat involving the Mall of Georgia, Gwinnett County police said Wednesday.The boy is a Gwinnett resident, police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said. His name and other identifying information were not released due to state Open Records laws. The charge ...
Body found near railroad in Atlanta

Updated: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Atlanta police found the body of a man on railroad tracks near Piedmont Road and Miami Circle, spokeswoman Kim Jones said Wednesday morning.Shortly after 7 a.m., an officer was sent after a people on a passing train saw a man’s body on the tracks, Jones said.The investigation has tentatively concluded ...
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