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Deputies looking for suspect in missing couple case

Updated: 4:37 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Telfair County authorities Sunday afternoon issued warrants for a man in connection with a Cobb County couple missing since Thursday, according to Channel 2 Action News and other news accounts. Telfair Sheriff Chris Steverson said deputies are looking for Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns, 28, WMAZ-TV reported. The warrants are for ...
Man gunned down in Clayton County

2:35 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Clayton County police are searching for the suspects who shot and killed a man in Forest Park Saturday evening. The shooting took place at 415 Sylvia Dr. at about 9:15 p.m., police said. Police said Sunday they had not identified the man. Channel 2 Action News reported police said robbery ...
Couple found dead in Rome home identified

1:57 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Authorities have identified two bodies found inside a house in Rome on Friday afternoon. James Steven Reeves, 69, and Myra Wilson Reeves, 71, were found dead around 3 p.m. at their home on Terhune Road, according to police. Floyd County police verified Friday that the couple were shot to death. ...
Planes cleared after “credible” bomb threats against 2 Atlanta flights
Law enforcement officials stand beneath a Southwest Airlines airplane on the tarmac at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Atlanta. Police were searching two planes at Atlanta's main airport after authorities received what they described as "credible" bomb threats. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Updated: 1:32 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Passengers on two Atlanta-bound airliners got a scare Saturday when “credible” bomb threats sent via social media prompted the military to scramble fighter jets to escort the planes to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, but searches by a police bomb squad and the FBI turned up nothing threatening. Airport spokesman Reese McCranie ...
School bus drivers lobby to keep state health insurance

12:00 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Clayton County bus driver Deborah Lazarus clocked in for work at her usual 6:05 a.m. Friday, taking about 150 students to and from school.Her workdays include being the first adult to see a child’s report card, making sure the child who’s allergic to peanuts avoids them and not getting sick ...
GOP factions present obstacles on path to transportation bill
January 12, 2015 Atlanta: January 12, 2015 Atlanta: Speaker of the House David Ralston R- is greeted by House Majority Leader Larry O'neal  as he is officially introduced as the speaker of the house for the 2015 legislative session at the state Capitol January 12, 2015. BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

12:00 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

There are 157 Republicans in the 236-member Georgia General Assembly. They have the clout to pass almost anything. But there’s one big problem. Policywise, Georgia Republicans increasingly don’t get along. It will make compromise and negotiation crucial as lawmakers embark on one of the most important legislative sessions in years, ...
Powder Springs man killed in Cobb crash

3:59 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Cobb County police are investigating a wreck Saturday afternoon that left a 55-year-old man dead.The wreck happened about 12:45 p.m. on Powder Springs Road north of Pamela Circle.Cobb police spokesman Mike Bowman said a 1998 Nissan Maxima left the roadway, hitting a mailbox, a small concrete wall and a tree ...
Thirty-six families displaced by Douglasville apartment fire
A late-morning fire heavily damaged a Douglasville apartment building. WSB-TV photo.

2:39 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Three dozen families were left homeless Saturday by a late morning fire that heavily damaged a Douglasville apartment building.A Douglasville police officer initially noticed smoke coming from a building at the Century Arbor Place Apartments on Stewart Parkway at 11:42 a.m. Saturday, according to Douglas County spokesman Wes Tallon.No injuries ...
Austell man, 21, killed in Cobb County wreck

10:56 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

A 21-year-old Austell man died Friday night in a single-vehicle wreck in south Cobb County, police said.Jaquayle Wilson was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Impala southwest on Riverside Parkway near Hartman Road just before 10 p.m. when, “for reasons unknown, the vehicle left the roadway and traveled onto the grassy shoulder ...
Police identify wrong-way driver killed on I-85 in DeKalb

Updated: 10:47 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

A 27-year-old Gwinnett County man was killed early Saturday when he drove northbound in the southbound lanes of I-85 in DeKalb County and hit an oncoming truck head-on, police said. The wreck happened around 1:15 a.m. Saturday on I-85 south of North Druid Hills Road, shutting down the southbound lanes ...
Overnight rain replaced by gusty winds, clearing skies

10:18 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

The overnight rain and drizzle has ended and skies are beginning to clear across metro Atlanta, but a wind advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday.The wind advisory, issued at 9 a.m. Saturday for all of north and central Georgia, warns that winds gusting to 35 mph “could knock ...
Marietta studying trolley proposal

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Marietta officials want to study whether to invest tax money in a trolley that could increase tourism to the city’s museums and historic sites — and possibly shuttle fans 10 miles from Marietta Square down Cobb Parkway to Atlanta Braves games. Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin said the idea of a ...
Floyd County police investigating 2 shooting deaths

Updated: 10:53 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Floyd County police verified Friday that the elderly couple found dead in a country home were shot to death.Top officers so far have been unwilling to say if police are looking for a suspect, The Rome News-Tribune reported.Police told Channel 2 Action News that officers found two bodies in a ...
Acworth hit-and-run driver dies in crash

Updated: 9:56 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

A Monte Carlo driver tried to flee the scene of an accident Friday and was killed by an oncoming pickup truck in Acworth, Police Chief Wayne Dennard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.The Monte Carlo driver was traveling north on Lake Acworth Drive from Cobb Parkway when the vehicle struck a Toyota ...
Police: Deadly Loganville wreck likely blamed on alcohol and rain

8:08 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

A Loganville crash that left one woman dead and a man critically injured Friday appears to have involved alcohol, speed and bad weather, Police Chief Michael McHugh told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The at-fault driver lost control of his pickup truck on Lake Carleton Road at Old Loganville Road and crossed ...
A red light, green light 1-2-3 leadership shakeup at Georgia DOT
Keith Golden may be the first Georgia Department of Transportation commissioner in a decade who can say that his board would take him back if it could. Golden submitted his letter of resignation to the GDOT board on Jan. 15.

7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

As Gov. Nathan Deal stood at the Capitol last week before hundreds of Georgia’s leaders to talk about finding more money for transportation, state Transportation Commissioner Keith Golden watched from the balcony with a mixture of satisfaction and foreboding. Golden had a secret: He was about to quit. The Georgia ...
Report: Man arrested in Sandy Springs with 7 pounds of marijuana
Nigel Hickman (Fulton County Jail)

6:54 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Sandy Springs police pulled over an Illinois man who they say was hauling almost seven pounds of marijuana, Channel 2 Action News reported Friday. Nigel Hickman, of Alton, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Fulton County jail. He is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according ...
Police: Man claims he’s a cop to avoid ticket, gets felony charge

6:39 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

When he was stopped for allegedly speeding in Cobb County, an Atlanta man told the officer he was a City of Atlanta police officer, according to authorities. “Accused further stated he worked out of Zone 5,” an arrest warrant states. Zachary Lee Robinson allegedly told the Powder Springs officer he ...
Man accused of exposing himself on Georgia Gwinnett College campus

6:18 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

After asking two separate women for directions, a man allegedly exposed himself to them on the Georgia Gwinnett College campus, the college said Friday. The first woman told campus police she was walking to her car in the L Gravel parking lot between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday when ...
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