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Man fears brother’s 2016 shooting death may never be solved
 The brother of a man kidnapped and shot to death nearly two years ago prays the killers will be caught — and recently released suspect sketches could be the key to cracking the case. Thursday will be the second Thanksgiving the family shares without Herbert “Buster” Perkinson, who was kidnapped from his driveway in...

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The brother of a man kidnapped and shot to death nearly two years ago prays the killers will be caught — and recently released suspect sketches could be the key to cracking the case. Thursday will be the second Thanksgiving the family shares without Herbert “Buster” Perkinson, who was kidnapped from his driveway in...
Gwinnett toddler gets his kidney transplant in time for Thanksgiving
 A 2-year-old Gwinnett County boy born without kidneys received needed transplant surgery just in time for Thanksgiving. AJ Burgess was in intensive care on Wednesday after his surgeon at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston attached a kidney from a deceased donor, his family said through attorney Mawuli Davis. “He went...

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A 2-year-old Gwinnett County boy born without kidneys received needed transplant surgery just in time for Thanksgiving. AJ Burgess was in intensive care on Wednesday after his surgeon at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston attached a kidney from a deceased donor, his family said through attorney Mawuli Davis. “He went...
Boy born without kidneys has transplant surgery before Thanksgiving
 A Gwinnett County boy who was born without kidneys got the news Tuesday night that he would receive a deceased donor kidney. AJ Burgess has been fighting for his life for nearly three years and his family had been working with the transplant team to allow AJ’s father, Anthony Dickerson, to donate a kidney, The Atlanta Journal Constitution...

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A Gwinnett County boy who was born without kidneys got the news Tuesday night that he would receive a deceased donor kidney. AJ Burgess has been fighting for his life for nearly three years and his family had been working with the transplant team to allow AJ’s father, Anthony Dickerson, to donate a kidney, The Atlanta Journal Constitution...
Donor found for toddler born without kidneys; Tyler Perry buys mother car
 A Gwinnett County mother whose toddler has been waiting for a kidney transplant his whole life was gifted a car on Tuesday — hours before a kidney donor was found. Carmellia Burgess brought her son home from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on Nov. 8, where he’d been since Oct. 29.  The family expected to wait for the...

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A Gwinnett County mother whose toddler has been waiting for a kidney transplant his whole life was gifted a car on Tuesday — hours before a kidney donor was found. Carmellia Burgess brought her son home from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on Nov. 8, where he’d been since Oct. 29.  The family expected to wait for the...
Alpharetta officer hit by alleged DUI driver
 A 25-year-old man is facing DUI charges after allegedly hitting an Alpharetta police car on Ga. 400 Friday night. Joseph Gipe is accused of crashing into Officer Dustin Bak, who was heading home after a shift with the DUI task force, Alpharetta police spokesman Jason Muenzer told Channel 2 Action News. Muenzer said Bak was going about the...

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A 25-year-old man is facing DUI charges after allegedly hitting an Alpharetta police car on Ga. 400 Friday night. Joseph Gipe is accused of crashing into Officer Dustin Bak, who was heading home after a shift with the DUI task force, Alpharetta police spokesman Jason Muenzer told Channel 2 Action News. Muenzer said Bak was going about the...
Woman on way to church shot in Atlanta neighborhood
 A 61-year-old woman was shot in her southwest Atlanta neighborhood as she drove to church, officials said. “I was on my way to church to clean the church,” she told Channel 2 Action News. Now, police are searching for the gunmen who fired as many as five shots last Thursday on Oak Drive.  A bullet came through the windshield...

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A 61-year-old woman was shot in her southwest Atlanta neighborhood as she drove to church, officials said. “I was on my way to church to clean the church,” she told Channel 2 Action News. Now, police are searching for the gunmen who fired as many as five shots last Thursday on Oak Drive.  A bullet came through the windshield...
Coast Guard rescues 5 kayakers stranded on Jekyll Island
 The Coast Guard rescued five kayakers Monday who were stranded on Jekyll Island, officials said.  The Brunswick station received a distress call at 2:06 p.m. from one of the distressed kayakers, the Coast Guard said in a news release.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="...

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The Coast Guard rescued five kayakers Monday who were stranded on Jekyll Island, officials said.  The Brunswick station received a distress call at 2:06 p.m. from one of the distressed kayakers, the Coast Guard said in a news release.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="...
All 3 alleged con men who ‘used God’s name’ to dupe victim in jail
   All three men  accused of defrauding a Walmart customer  in the name of charity are in jail without bond, police said Monday. Sylvester Jackson and Marvin Scott, both 63, were arrested on charges of felony fraud, exploitation of the elderly and a probation violation, Winder police Capt. Chris Cooper said. Bernard Candies...

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  All three men  accused of defrauding a Walmart customer in the name of charity are in jail without bond, police said Monday. Sylvester Jackson and Marvin Scott, both 63, were arrested on charges of felony fraud, exploitation of the elderly and a probation violation, Winder police Capt. Chris Cooper said. Bernard Candies...
Woman jumps on hood as carjackers take car with baby brother inside
 A 24-year-old woman was thrown from a car on Sunday after trying to save her baby brother from carjackers in DeKalb County, police said. Two men, one who had a gun, forced the woman from her car and took off with the 8-month-old baby still seated in the back, Channel 2 Action News reported. The woman, who asked not to be named, said she was...

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A 24-year-old woman was thrown from a car on Sunday after trying to save her baby brother from carjackers in DeKalb County, police said. Two men, one who had a gun, forced the woman from her car and took off with the 8-month-old baby still seated in the back, Channel 2 Action News reported. The woman, who asked not to be named, said she was...
North Georgia player has yet to claim $1 million lottery prize
 The $1 million winner bought a Georgia Lottery ticket in North Georgia, but hasn’t yet come forward, officials say.  Sunoco Food Mart at 2235 Barnesville Highway in Thomaston sold the jackpot Fantasy 5 ticket. Winning numbers from the Nov. 17 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 8-13-14-16-39. The winner has 180 days from the draw date...

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The $1 million winner bought a Georgia Lottery ticket in North Georgia, but hasn’t yet come forward, officials say.  Sunoco Food Mart at 2235 Barnesville Highway in Thomaston sold the jackpot Fantasy 5 ticket. Winning numbers from the Nov. 17 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 8-13-14-16-39. The winner has 180 days from the draw date...
Woman leading prayer faints during Facebook Live; audience calls for help
 An Atlanta woman might have died if she didn’t have an audience watching her when she fainted — while leading a prayer on Facebook Live. Francine Sims-Gates and her family now credit the social media website for saving her life, Channel 2 Action News reported. She was almost finished leading her daily prayer service when she suddenly...

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An Atlanta woman might have died if she didn’t have an audience watching her when she fainted — while leading a prayer on Facebook Live. Francine Sims-Gates and her family now credit the social media website for saving her life, Channel 2 Action News reported. She was almost finished leading her daily prayer service when she suddenly...