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Ex-DeKalb corrections officer convicted of rape may be hiding in South Georgia
Ex-DeKalb corrections officer convicted of rape may be hiding in South Georgia

A convicted former DeKalb corrections officer who fled during his rape trial may be hiding in Glynn County, authorities said.  Charles Pinckney has been on the run since Oct. 27, the day of closing arguments in his trial, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. Pinckney was convicted and subsequently sentenced to 45 years for raping...
Tyler Perry buys car for mother of toddler who needs kidney transplant
Tyler Perry buys car for mother of toddler who needs kidney transplant

A Gwinnett County mother whose toddler has been waiting for a kidney transplant his whole life was gifted a car on Tuesday. 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 news that his father, Anthony Dickerson, would be permitted...
Alpharetta officer hit by alleged DUI driver
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 speed limit...
Atlanta mayor candidates piling up endorsements
Atlanta mayor candidates piling up endorsements

The two rivals for Atlanta mayor scrambled Tuesday to lock up support from political power brokers, each jockeying to secure in the runoff election the giant chunk of the city’s electorate that declined to back them in the first round of the vote. Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the endorsements of several well-known white Democrats...
Woman on way to church shot in Atlanta neighborhood
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 and hit...
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