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Second Henry Co. deputy heads home after shooting that killed Chase Maddox
 Two Henry County deputies shot during a fatal gun battle while serving an arrest warrant are both recovering at home now, officials said. Deputy Michael Corley has been recuperating at home and Deputy Ralph “Sid” Callaway was released from Atlanta Medical Center following the memorial service for Locust Grove police Officer Chase...

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Two Henry County deputies shot during a fatal gun battle while serving an arrest warrant are both recovering at home now, officials said. Deputy Michael Corley has been recuperating at home and Deputy Ralph “Sid” Callaway was released from Atlanta Medical Center following the memorial service for Locust Grove police Officer Chase...
Woman’s face slashed by man with knife at DeKalb gas station 
 A DeKalb County woman said a man slashed her cheek with a knife during an attempted robbery Thursday night at a Kroger gas station. Theresa Merchant told Channel 2 Action News she stopped on Memorial Drive in Decatur to check the oil in her car  and a man with a knife demanded money. “He said, ‘I want some money,’ and when...

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A DeKalb County woman said a man slashed her cheek with a knife during an attempted robbery Thursday night at a Kroger gas station. Theresa Merchant told Channel 2 Action News she stopped on Memorial Drive in Decatur to check the oil in her car and a man with a knife demanded money. “He said, ‘I want some money,’ and when...
Warm front pushes temp to 76, just below record high
 Today: Fog and low clouds remain. High: 76 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 55 Tomorrow: Very warm. High: 76 Atlanta surpassed its forecast high for Monday and was 18 degrees above average, according to Channel 2 Action News. The official 76-degree high for the day was only 2 degrees below the record high, set in 1891, Channel 2 meteorologist...

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Today: Fog and low clouds remain. High: 76 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 55 Tomorrow: Very warm. High: 76 Atlanta surpassed its forecast high for Monday and was 18 degrees above average, according to Channel 2 Action News. The official 76-degree high for the day was only 2 degrees below the record high, set in 1891, Channel 2 meteorologist...
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter recovering after surgery at Emory
 Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital after a successful surgery Sunday, according to a statement sent by The Carter Center. She had scar tissue removed from a portion of her small intestine caused by removal of a cyst many years ago and she is expected to stay at Emory a few days, spokeswoman Deanna...

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital after a successful surgery Sunday, according to a statement sent by The Carter Center. She had scar tissue removed from a portion of her small intestine caused by removal of a cyst many years ago and she is expected to stay at Emory a few days, spokeswoman Deanna...
Search for Uber Eats driver continues after customer shot, killed in Buckhead
 Police are still searching for an Uber Eats delivery driver accused of shooting and killing a customer in Buckhead. Ryan Thornton, 30, of Atlanta, ordered food via the smartphone app about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, officials said. The driver delivered the order to Thornton’s residence in the 2800 block of Pharr Court South. As Thornton walked...

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Police are still searching for an Uber Eats delivery driver accused of shooting and killing a customer in Buckhead. Ryan Thornton, 30, of Atlanta, ordered food via the smartphone app about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, officials said. The driver delivered the order to Thornton’s residence in the 2800 block of Pharr Court South. As Thornton walked...
Dead man found after DeKalb County house party
 An early morning house party turned deadly Sunday in DeKalb County, officials said. Police were alerted by a 4 a.m. 911 call reporting shots fired on Clifton Springs Manor,  Channel 2 Action News reported. Authorities found a man, whose identity has not been released, dead in a driveway. About 100 people were at the party and several people...

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An early morning house party turned deadly Sunday in DeKalb County, officials said. Police were alerted by a 4 a.m. 911 call reporting shots fired on Clifton Springs Manor, Channel 2 Action News reported. Authorities found a man, whose identity has not been released, dead in a driveway. About 100 people were at the party and several people...
Cool but above average temps expected through weekend 
 Today: Partly cloudy this morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers this afternoon. High: 64 Tonight: Showers early, then cloudy overnight. Low: 55 Tomorrow: Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High: 72 Temperatures are cooling while staying above average Sunday, Channel 2 Action News meteorologists say. &ldquo...

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Today: Partly cloudy this morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers this afternoon. High: 64 Tonight: Showers early, then cloudy overnight. Low: 55 Tomorrow: Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High: 72 Temperatures are cooling while staying above average Sunday, Channel 2 Action News meteorologists say. &ldquo...
5 homes destroyed, 14 others damaged after arsonist sets fires in Paulding 
 Fires in Paulding County that destroyed five homes, damaged 14 others and injured one person early Sunday started as the result of arson, officials said.  A person of interest is in custody on charges unrelated to the fires on Rosemont Court in Hiram, said Glenn Allen, spokesman for the state insurance and safety fire commissioner's...

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Fires in Paulding County that destroyed five homes, damaged 14 others and injured one person early Sunday started as the result of arson, officials said.  A person of interest is in custody on charges unrelated to the fires on Rosemont Court in Hiram, said Glenn Allen, spokesman for the state insurance and safety fire commissioner's...
Gwinnett goat forced to ingest cocaine, whiskey gets adopted
 A story about an abused animal has a happy ending. After arresting Grayson horse trainer Sergio Palomares-Guzman on charges related to forcing a goat to consume cocaine and whiskey, Gwinnett officials announced the goat has a new home. The 28-year-old allegedly held the goat’s horns while a second man put cocaine in the goat&rsquo...

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A story about an abused animal has a happy ending. After arresting Grayson horse trainer Sergio Palomares-Guzman on charges related to forcing a goat to consume cocaine and whiskey, Gwinnett officials announced the goat has a new home. The 28-year-old allegedly held the goat’s horns while a second man put cocaine in the goat&rsquo...
Henry County sheriff visits recovering deputies after deadly shooting
 Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer says two deputies shot during a fatal gun battle a week ago are recovering. McBrayer visited both deputies Thursday, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Deputy Michael Corley is recuperating at home and Deputy Ralph “Sid” Callaway is still at Atlanta Medical Center, McBrayer said. Locust...

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Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer says two deputies shot during a fatal gun battle a week ago are recovering. McBrayer visited both deputies Thursday, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Deputy Michael Corley is recuperating at home and Deputy Ralph “Sid” Callaway is still at Atlanta Medical Center, McBrayer said. Locust...
DeKalb girl struck by car on way to bus dies
 An 8-year-old girl died hours after she and her mother were hit by a car while crossing Rays Road at Central Drive to get on a DeKalb County school bus, officials said. The mother, 35-year-old Dawt Chin Sung, was holding Tluang Tha Men in her arms when the car struck them, DeKalb police spokesman Lt. Lonzy Robertson said. Sung was taken...

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An 8-year-old girl died hours after she and her mother were hit by a car while crossing Rays Road at Central Drive to get on a DeKalb County school bus, officials said. The mother, 35-year-old Dawt Chin Sung, was holding Tluang Tha Men in her arms when the car struck them, DeKalb police spokesman Lt. Lonzy Robertson said. Sung was taken...