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Fund started after fatal bar shooting
Minnesota Sen. Jeff Hayden and his sister, Taylor Hayden. who was killed Saturday July 23, 2016, in Buckhead. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 11:32 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The owners of a Buckhead bar have established a GoFundMe account to help the family of a woman who was fatally shot outside the establishment. Anchor Down Grille owners and NFL veterans Uche Nwaneri and Edawn Coughman said they were “heartbroken” by the death of Taylor Hayden, the sister of ...
Cobb voters head to polls, sound off on stadium, growth
Voting is underway in Cobb County, including at the Maple Avenue United Methodist Church, where voters discussed Cobb’s growth and the deal to bring the Atlanta Braves to the county (MERIS LUTZ/MERIS.LUTZ@AJC.COM)

10:56 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Voting is underway in Cobb County, where a runoff between incumbent Chairman Tim Lee and challenger Mike Boyce, a retired marine colonel, is being seen as a litmus test for support of the deal to bring the Atlanta Braves to Cobb.The race has already prompted an uptick in early voting, ...
Georgia students show gains on state standardized tests
Georgia Milestones results from spring 2016 are back. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Updated: 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Students in Georgia notched higher scores on the state’s new standardized test, the Milestones, in 2016.It was the second year of the tests, and the first when education officials could calculate a change in scores, since 2015 was a baseline year.The percentage of students who achieved scores indicating proficiency increased ...
School shooter released from prison
T.J. Solomon

Updated: 10:28 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A man who shot and injured six people in a 1999 shooting at a metro Atlanta high school was released from prison Tuesday, according to Channel 2 Action News. T.J. Solomon was 15 years old when he used his stepfather’s .22-caliber rifle and a .357-caliber Magnum revolver to open fire ...
Man gets 60 years for raping 83-year-old woman

9:08 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A 28-year-old South Carolina man was sentenced to 60 years in prison without parole for raping and robbing an 83-year-old woman in February 2015. According to The Augusta Chronicle, Edward Terrell Chandler was convicted of burglary, criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and robbery on Friday. On Feb. 24, 2015, Chandler, who ...
Hours-long SWAT standoff ends
A SWAT standoff ended early Tues., July 26, 2016, in northwest Atlanta with a man in police custody. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 8:31 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A man was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly holding four children and a woman inside a northwest Atlanta apartment for nearly three hours, police said.Officers had just left the apartment in the 1000 block of Hollywood Road when police responded to a report of a screaming woman in the same ...
Planners unveil post-Braves development vision
May 6, 2014 Atlanta: Aerials of Turner Field May 7, 2014. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM .

Updated: 7:58 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Turner Field area — now dominated by a ballpark and lonely parking lots — could be a denser and more walkable community with a street grid much like what was lost decades ago by development of two stadiums and freeways. That’s the vision released online in recent days, as ...
Bystander killed in shootout
A fatal shooting was reported Mon., July 25, 2016, outside the Summerdale Commons in southwest Atlanta. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A woman was shot and killed outside a southwest Atlanta apartment complex during a shootout Monday evening, Atlanta police said. Occupants in two cars were involved in the shootout outside the Summerdale Commons on Old Hapeville Road when the woman, who was sitting in a separate car, was shot in ...
Starbucks in Hartsfield-Jackson’s domestic terminal to close
Starbucks in Hartsfield-Jackson’s domestic terminal

7:02 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A popular Starbucks in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s domestic terminal will close later this year, to make way for an expanded area for security lines.Long security lines sometimes extend into the atrium, and the plan to widen the queuing area for security is expected to reduce that.The often-busy Starbucks, which sits ...
Marietta mom of shooting victim to address gun violence Tuesday at DNC

Updated: 7:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Lucia McBath, the mother of shooting victim Jordan Davis, right, stands next to Quincy Harris, of Atlanta, before McBath spoke at a Gun Control Rally on the west side steps of the Georgia Capitol in 2013. McBath’s son, Jordan Davis, was killed in Florida in 2012 after a dispute over ...

Voters elect DeKalb leaders in runoffs today
DeKalb County voters go to the polls at Robert Shaw Traditional Theme School for Georgia’s primary election May 24. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

6:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Finalists for DeKalb County government leadership positions are being elected today, with runoffs for county commissioner, tax commissioner and the Georgia General Assembly. DeKalb voters can cast ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at polling places across the county. In a Stone Mountain-area election, Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton is ...
Starbucks in Hartsfield-Jackson’s domestic terminal to close

Updated: 3:05 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A popular Starbucks in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s domestic terminal will close later this year, to make way for an expanded area for security lines. Long security lines sometimes extend into the atrium, and the plan to widen the queuing area for security is expected to reduce that. The Starbucks, which ...

Before restaurant debacle, a troubled childhood for Gladys Knight’s son

Updated: 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Years before Shanga Hankerson was a troubled restaurateur, he was the troubled youngest son of soul music icon Gladys Knight. I alluded to his childhood problems in my Sunday story about the struggles of Hankerson’s Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles, a chain of three restaurants with a popular location just ...

Before restaurant debacle, a troubled childhood for Gladys Knight’s son

Updated: 2:31 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Years before Shanga Hankerson was a troubled restaurateur, he was the troubled youngest son of soul music icon Gladys Knight. I alluded to his childhood problems in my Sunday story about the struggles of Hankerson’s Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles, a chain of three restaurants with a popular location just ...

Democrats get off to a rough start
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Bernie Sanders supporters march through downtown on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The convention is expected to attract thousands of protesters, members of the media and Democratic delegates to the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

10:27 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

Democrats got a taste of the same chaos that rocked last week’s Republican National Convention as they opened their meeting Monday, as their party’s chairwoman was forced to announce her resignation, rowdy delegates booed the very mention of Hillary Clinton’s name and Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders desperately tried to ...
Waffle House withdraws downtown Woodstock application
Waffle House has a location on Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock and residents said they oppose another restaurant half a mile away in the downtown area. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 10:15 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

Woodstock residents who fought against a proposed Waffle House in the historic downtown area won after the company withdrew its application Monday. Council members never voted on the issue. The proposed site of a new Waffle House was only a 10-minute walk from an existing location half a mile away ...
Democratic convention notebook: Abrams stresses aspirations over fears
George House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

9:05 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams got a rousing applause Monday at the Democratic National Convention for her forceful defense of Hillary Clinton, declaring her to be a leader for a “new American majority.” Abrams told the delegates about her hardscrabble upbringing in Mississippi in a family that was “hit ...
Man snatches 4-year-old’s tablet, nearly hit by car

8:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

A 4-year-old was playing with his tablet inside a laundromat when a man snatched it out of his hands and ran. In that instant Tamara Nolan said her son was left wondering why someone would snatch his tablet out his hand. “It really hurt my son,” Nolan told Channel 2 ...
Investigators search for clues in deadly Cobb fire

8:19 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

Investigators returned to the scene of a deadly Cobb County fire with a police dog Monday. An incoming South Cobb High freshman was found dead in a bedroom Saturday as the house went up in flames, Channel 2 Action News reported. Rescuers knew immediately the fire wasn’t the cause of ...
Sheriff injured as car flips in crash
Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman was injured Monday in a car crash. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

7:24 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

A sheriff was taken to a hospital after he got into a car wreck about 1:40 p.m. Monday in Monroe, police said. Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman was traveling along Gratis Road near Meadow Walk Drive when a car driven by Nathifa Smith failed to yield at a stop sign, ...
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