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Man, girl wounded in DeKalb County shooting

11:03 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

A man was shot and a 10-year-old girl suffered a graze wound Sunday when gunfire broke out at a DeKalb County cookout. The shooting happened on Scarbrough Drive off Covington Highway. DeKalb police told Channel 2 Action News that a 24-year-old man was standing outside a car in the street ...

NW Atlanta man dies after wreck with allegedly drunk driver
Jasper Collier

10:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

A 38-year-old northwest Atlanta man died Sunday after his car collided nearly head-on with another vehicle driven by a woman who police said was drunk. The accident happened about 5 a.m. Sunday in northwest Atlanta. Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News that 38-year-old Jasper Collier was driving a 2003 ...

DeKalb watchdog bites taxpayers
Former DeKalb Commissioner Elaine Boyer, in office for two decades and seemingly an effective legislator, admitted last week to illegally funneling almost $80,000 to an evangelist posing as a consultant, who then kicked back some $60,000 to her. The money came from a $267,000-a-year office fund each commissioner controls. HANDOUT PHOTO

Updated: 4:34 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

The white girl outdid them all. In recent years it has become accepted fact that DeKalb County is a mess. And within that narrative is a subplot saying much of the mess is due to corruption among some black politicians and government officials. Now, it turns out that Commissioner Elaine ...

Richt: Tailback group probably his best; Marshall’s knee ‘fine’
Running back Keith Marshall (4) had six carries for 8 yards and didn’t play after Georgia’s next-to-last possession of the third quarter.

12:04 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Georgia coach Mark Richt got this question on his weekly media teleconference Sunday night: Top to bottom, is his current group of running backs the most talented he has had in his 14 years at UGA? “It probably is,” Richt said. “I mean, I shouldn’t … make a statement like ...

Kahne, Kenseth finish 1-2 at AMS, join Chase
Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday in Hampton, Ga.

12:02 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Kasey Kahne won Sunday’s Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in dramatic fashion, taking the lead from Matt Kenseth with a little over a lap to run on the second try at a green-white-checkered-flag finish. In winning the race, Kahne also locked up a berth in the Chase for ...

Campaign season heats up early this year in Georgia

12:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

The notion of a traditional Labor Day kickoff for general election politicking wilted in the summer heat this year as an onslaught of outside spending and negative attacks jolted Georgia.Loosened restrictions on outside spending, combined with Georgia’s most competitive governor’s and U.S. Senate races in more than a decade, have ...

Georgia’s Libertarians make appeals to tea party

12:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

There was no guarantee that Georgia gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hunt was going to get an opportunity to speak, but he went ahead and made the 1 1/2-hour drive up I-75 from Atlanta to be at this tea party meeting on a Tuesday night. Once he did arrive, the Libertarian and ...

Fulton tax bill come with controversy

Updated: 5:46 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Fulton County property tax bills will arrive in mailboxes in coming days amid a swirl of controversy that will make this tax season more memorable than most.County officials mailed the bills last week even as two lawsuits seek to overturn the 17 percent tax increase approved by the Board of ...

Actual Factual Georgia

12:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Q: Last week you mentioned that Atlanta surrendered to Gen. William Sherman on Sept. 2, 1864. Can you provide any details on that?A: Atlanta’s demise was imminent. The city was practically encircled by Union troops and all the railroads that supplied Atlanta had been cut after the Battle of Jonesboro.Confederate ...

High school sophomores clean up Kennesaw Mountain

12:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Kicking off the new school year with a mission to give back, 80 sophomores of The Walker School cleaned up various locations around Kennesaw Mountain. Instilling the importance of community service has been an integral part of the Cobb County school since its founding.“The school encourages and provides opportunities for ...

Body found in Lake Allatoona

Updated: 10:42 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

The body of a 33-year-old Marietta woman was found floating in Lake Allatoona Sunday morning, near the Kellogg Creek Road bridge. Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at 11:38 a.m., after a boater reported seeing Sheila Ann Carlotta’s body floating near the beach area of the Kellogg Creek Day Use area, ...

Woman collapses, dies after four-vehicle wreck on I-75
An officer walks past two of the four vehicles involved in a fatal accident that shut down I-75 near Delk Road Sunday in Marietta.

Updated: 10:34 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

A woman died and several people were injured in a four-vehicle wreck that temporarily shut down all southbound lanes of I-75 in Marietta, according to police. Around 8 p.m., a Honda had a blown tire, prompting the driver to stop the vehicle on the interstate near Delk Road, Officer David ...

Wood, Gattis lead Braves by Marlins, 1-0
Alex Wood (center) allowed five hits and and zero runs, while striking out 12 in 8 innings of work Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Updated: 9:33 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

With a month left to find some entrance — back, front, hidden passage — to the playoffs, the Braves took a moment Sunday to do a little door-slamming of their own. In this season’s final Turner Field meeting with the nettlesome Miami Marlins, themselves wildcard campaigners, the Braves found minimal ...

Couple kidnapped in DeKalb, found shot in Atlanta, identified
Atlanta police are investigating a fatal shooting at Ridge Avenue/CHANNEL 2 ACTION NEWS PHOTO

Updated: 9:49 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

A boyfriend and girlfriend abducted at gunpoint from outside a DeKalb home were found hours later and 17 miles away Saturday morning shot and lying in a NW Atlanta street, police said.The 24-year-old man, identified as Jeronta Brown, died Saturday, according to Channel 2 Action News. The 21-year-old woman, identified ...

Girl, 8, shot during party in Atlanta

4:56 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

An 8-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder during a party on Fairburn Road in Atlanta Saturday night. Witnesses told police that people began shooting during the party and the girl was struck. Security guards on the scene said two black males fired shots then fled in a white Nissan ...

Newton County jailer accused of sending porn to minor
Jacob Vanderzwart

Updated: 5:06 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

A detention officer at the Newton County Jail has been arrested for allegedly sending pornographic images to a 16-year-old girl.The Sheriff’s Office received a complaint Aug. 23, alleging that jailer Jacob Vanderzwart had exchanged pornographic images with the girl. He is charged with “electronically furnishing pornography to a minor,” according ...

Man shot dead at high-rise apartment in Midtown Atlanta

Updated: 3:57 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

A man was killed in an early morning shooting Sunday at a luxury apartment complex in Midtown Atlanta, according to police and news reports.Brandon Michael Gibson, 21, was shot multiple times at SkyHouse apartments on West Peachtree Street near 12th Street, according to Channel 2 Action News. He was shot ...

Marietta man killed in skydiving incident in Polk County

Updated: 2:53 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

A Marietta man was killed Saturday afternoon while skydiving in Polk County, according to authorities. A second man was injured in the incident that began when the men bumped each other, according to the Polk County deputy coroner. Donald Bragg, 26, died in the incident, while a second man was ...

Update: Police name carjacking suspects from wrecked Yukon.
A police chase came to a violent end Friday evening when an allegedly stolen SUV crashed head-on into two vehicles, injuring a total of four people.

11:48 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Three Atlanta carjacking suspects face a bevy of charges after being accused of taking a Yukon and then wrecking it during a police chase Friday evening on Jonesboro Road. Two of the suspects were taken to Grady Hospital where they were listed in stable condition, Atlanta police reported Saturday. Police ...

Macon inmates pick up contraband from grandmother’s casket

11:43 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Two Bibb County jail inmates apparently went not only to pay their last respects but to pick up some contraband when they visited their grandmother’s body at a Macon funeral home Thursday. According to WMAZ-TV Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson were granted supervised leave from the county jail ...

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