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Man gets life after Gwinnett murder conviction
Charles Outlaw (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 3:42 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted Friday in Gwinnett County of murdering a woman in 2014, Channel 2 Action News reported. Charles Outlaw was convicted in the death of Angela Rebotte, after an earlier mistrial, Channel 2 reported. Outlaw is not eligible for ...
Braves waste early chances in 7-0 loss to Giants
Atlanta Braves’ Matt Kemp takes a swing against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Updated: 2:47 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The Braves had two doubles in the first inning and failed to score. And they topped that in the second inning by loading the bases with none out and failing to score. Thanks and drive safely, everybody. It was all but over after two innings Friday night. ...
Spa workers accused of offering sex for money
Four women were arrested for alleged offenses at Macon spas.

Updated: 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Four women were arrested Friday at two spas in Macon after authorities allegedly found employees offering sex for money or were knowingly allowing the transactions to happen, according to a media report.Mi Kyung Decuir, 51, and Gyeong Yim Gweon, 66, both of Macon, were arrested for alleged offenses at Four ...
Man wanted in woman’s slaying apprehended
Tory Leroy Jones (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 1:27 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

A man wanted in connection with a recent Henry County slaying was apprehended Friday night in Alabama, authorities said. Tory Leroy Jones, 44, was taken into custody in the Huntsville area by officials from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals, Henry County police spokesman Capt. Joey Smith said ...
1 killed in I-20 crash
A fatal one-car crash happened Saturday on I-20.

11:36 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

One person was killed Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash on westbound I-20 at I-285, Atlanta police said. The incident was in the area of the northbound lanes of I-285. Further details were not available. — Please return to AJC.com for updates.
Non-working fire hydrants to be restored

11:05 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Officials in Hall County have acted to correct a situation that had left some homeowners with no working fire hydrants near their homes. Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said a temporary booster pump will be installed to restore water pressure to more than three dozen fire hydrants, according to the ...
Francoeur has three hits in second game with Marlins
Jeff Francoeur is 4-for-5 in two games with Miami. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Updated: 12:29 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Jeff Francoeur had three hits in his second game since being traded by the Braves as his new team, the Miami Marlins, beat the visiting San Diego Padres 7-6 Friday night.Francoeur had an infield hit in his first game with Miami Thursday, so he’s 4-for-5 in two games. He started ...
Man accused of drowning stepson, 11, may losing teaching job
The Clayton County Public Schools board will have to decide if Michael Smith keeps his job with the district. Smith is accused of drowning his 11-year-old stepson Ty Lee. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

10:26 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

On top of losing a child and being charged with murder, Michael Smith could lose his job. A Clayton County Tribunal Panel recommended that the school board fire Smith from his teaching position following allegations that he drowned his 11-year-old son in a bathtub, Channel 2 Action News reported. Smith ...
Stepfather arrested in deadly Cobb house fire that killed girl
Cobb County fire officials were on the scene in the 3000 block of Shadow Ridge Drive on Saturday afternoon. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 9:42 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

A stepfather was arrested Friday after Cobb County police say he set the house in which his kid lived on fire.Defareya Hunter, 37, is being held at the Broward County Jail in Florida on murder, aggravated assault, arson and cruelty to children charges in the July 23 house fire, Cobb ...
Newton mayors take county to task over mosque reaction

8:05 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

The mayors of all five towns in Newton County called on the county commission Friday to stop “embarrassing” the community, referring to its handling of a planned mosque and cemetery.The commission has drawn widespread condemnation and possible scrutiny by the Department of Justice for issuing a temporary moratorium on new ...
Woman wielding butcher knife shot by officer
The GBI is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Carroll County, officials said.

7:50 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

An officer shot a Carroll County woman in the stomach after officials say she fought deputies before charging at them with a butcher knife. The woman, who was not named, was tasered in the chest while fighting with police before she began charging at the deputy, Carroll Sheriff spokesman Brad ...
Marietta teacher faces disciplinary action for slavery game
Part of an interactive game board developed by a Marietta elementary school teacher. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

A Marietta teacher is facing disciplinary action for what one grandmother calls a demeaning educational game. Delores Bunch-Keemer told Channel 2 Action News she knew something was wrong when her 10-year-old granddaughter came home from Cheatham Elementary on Tuesday afternoon. She said her granddaughter is the only African-American girl in ...
Family ‘devastated’ after new father is fatally shot after work
Laron Lowe (Credit: GoFundMe)

7:17 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

A 32-year-old man left behind a 6-week-old boy when he was fatally shot after a shift at an East Point sports bar. Laron Lowe had just finished work at 29 Degrees on Washington Road on Sunday morning when he and a co-worker got into her Chevrolet Tahoe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ...
Remains found in Cobb ravine may be missing woman
Cobb County police found a woman’s body Friday. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 7:04 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

The skeletal remains of a woman found Friday in a car at the bottom of a ravine in Cobb County may belong to a missing Marietta woman, police said. Police believe the remains found along Trickum Road and Steinhauer Road in northeastern Cobb belong to Charlene Baggette, 58, police spokesman ...
2 accused of buying cars with movie prop money arrested
Dominic Mayberry (left) and Joseph Lamb (Credit: Clayton County Sheriff’s Office)

6:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Two men wanted in connection with a movie prop money scam to buy cars were arrested Friday in Clayton County, police said. Joseph DeAngelo Lamb, 39, of Atlanta, and Dominic Darnel Mayberry, 21, of Riverdale, are charged with first-degree forgery and theft by deception in connection with the Aug. 14 ...
Pastor allegedly gave student a $9,000 bad tuition check
Dejarius Thurman (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

6:27 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

A self-proclaimed pastor accused of writing car dealerships bad checks allegedly wrote a University of West Georgia student a nearly $9,000 bad check for his tuition. Not long after Dejarius Thurman was arrested on theft charges, Channel 2 Action News discovered he wrote former West Georgia student Asion Brooks a ...
New Clayton elections rule raises ire of groups registering new voters
Randi Graham of Hampton registers to vote as Chuck Ware (seated) looks on. Ware was registering people to vote on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 at the Walmart in Lovejoy. Tammy Joyner/TJOYNER@AJC.COM

6:05 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

A new elections board rule in Clayton County limiting the number of voter registration applications that can be given to an individual for registering voters has angered some community groups that say the county’s quota-system amounts to suppression of minority voters. The Elections and Registration board recently voted to limit ...
Lane closed in Sandy Springs
A lane will be closed in Sandy Springs, beginning Monday.(Phil Skinner / AJC File Photo)

5:52 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Part of Lake Forrest Drive in Sandy Springs will close for a week, beginning Monday.One lane of the road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between Forrest Lake Drive Northwest and Beverly Drive Northwest for geotechnical sampling of the Lake Forrest Dam.Drivers are asked to avoid the ...
Audit expected to cut thousands of dependents from Georgia health plan
Department of Community Health Commissioner Clyde Reese

5:47 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

The state is expecting that an audit will show about 4 percent of Georgians on the State Health Benefit Plan shouldn’t be on the rolls.The plan covers about 630,000 teachers, state employees, retirees and their dependents. The state is auditing eligibility in hopes of saving money.Elizabeth K. Brady, the chief ...
Pastor accused of molesting ‘troubled young man,’ wife says
Kenneth Adkins (Credit: Florida Times-Union via the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office)

Updated: 5:38 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

A South Georgia pastor who has drawn negative attention for his politics surrendered to authorities Friday on child molestation charges, officials said. Kenneth Adkins, 56, faces one count of aggravated child molestation and one count of child molestation, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release. His wife, ...
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