Steve Burns

Steve Burns is a breaking news reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Train-truck crashes too familiar in this Gwinnett city
 The sights and sounds of a train crashing into a tractor-trailer Friday night in Gwinnett County were not new to people in that area. Just over a year ago, a train hit a truck on the tracks a short distance away, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Friday’s incident was at Holcomb Bridge Road at Thrasher Street, and the November...

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The sights and sounds of a train crashing into a tractor-trailer Friday night in Gwinnett County were not new to people in that area. Just over a year ago, a train hit a truck on the tracks a short distance away, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Friday’s incident was at Holcomb Bridge Road at Thrasher Street, and the November...
Armed robbery suspect dies after being shot by officer
 A man who robbed a Kroger store at gunpoint was later shot by a Dunwoody officer and died at a hospital, according to a police statement Saturday. The man was shot in a parking lot of a shopping center in the 5000 block of Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody police said in a news release.  About 7:45 a.m., the man forced his way into a register...

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A man who robbed a Kroger store at gunpoint was later shot by a Dunwoody officer and died at a hospital, according to a police statement Saturday. The man was shot in a parking lot of a shopping center in the 5000 block of Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody police said in a news release.  About 7:45 a.m., the man forced his way into a register...
Temp reaches 60s; ‘we have earned it’
 Today:  Sunshine, clouds. High: 58 Tonight: Clear. Low: 35 Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 63 One day after some metro Atlanta school systems remained closed due to effects of the snow and ice storm, the temperature moved into the 60s. And it’s supposed to stay in that range for a while. “It is going...

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Today:  Sunshine, clouds. High: 58 Tonight: Clear. Low: 35 Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 63 One day after some metro Atlanta school systems remained closed due to effects of the snow and ice storm, the temperature moved into the 60s. And it’s supposed to stay in that range for a while. “It is going...
Police: Man who shot neighbor, ran from officers kills himself
 A SWAT situation in Gwinnett County ended early Saturday when a man fatally shot himself, police said. Police responded shortly after midnight to a person-shot call in the 6000 block of Glenbrook Drive, officer Jacob Albright said in a news release. About 7:15 a.m., the man, identified as 34-year-old Lance Walburn by police, who allegedly...

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A SWAT situation in Gwinnett County ended early Saturday when a man fatally shot himself, police said. Police responded shortly after midnight to a person-shot call in the 6000 block of Glenbrook Drive, officer Jacob Albright said in a news release. About 7:15 a.m., the man, identified as 34-year-old Lance Walburn by police, who allegedly...
Wedding was called off, so groom’s mom went to sell ring and someone stole it
 A Cobb County woman has become the latest victim of a crime that began by arranging to buy or sell something online. Lured by a man on the 5miles app, the woman wanted to sell her son’s wedding ring after the event was called off, Channel 2 Action News reported. So she agreed to meet the man in front of a Boost Mobile store in a strip...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Cobb County woman has become the latest victim of a crime that began by arranging to buy or sell something online. Lured by a man on the 5miles app, the woman wanted to sell her son’s wedding ring after the event was called off, Channel 2 Action News reported. So she agreed to meet the man in front of a Boost Mobile store in a strip...
Video shows women stealing gold rosary from Gwinnett store
 Theft is a crime and not a redeeming human trait. But the robbery that went down in a Gwinnett County antiques store seems particularly outlandish. “A piece of Christianity was stolen," Tom McDonald, owner of Five Forks Antique Shop in Lilburn, told Channel 2 Action News. He was referring to a group of women who were captured on...

Posted: 2 days ago

Theft is a crime and not a redeeming human trait. But the robbery that went down in a Gwinnett County antiques store seems particularly outlandish. “A piece of Christianity was stolen," Tom McDonald, owner of Five Forks Antique Shop in Lilburn, told Channel 2 Action News. He was referring to a group of women who were captured on...
Coach accused of choking wrestler at middle school practice
 A middle school wrestling coach has been charged with choking one of his athletes, deputies said. Jacob Hoke, 28, assistant wrestling coach at Liberty Middle School in Covington, choked a 13-year-old at practice, according to a news release from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. On Jan. 5, a sheriff’s official responded to the...

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A middle school wrestling coach has been charged with choking one of his athletes, deputies said. Jacob Hoke, 28, assistant wrestling coach at Liberty Middle School in Covington, choked a 13-year-old at practice, according to a news release from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. On Jan. 5, a sheriff’s official responded to the...
Body found with multiple gunshot wounds in DeKalb
 The body of a 32-year-old man was found Friday morning in south DeKalb County with multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. Detectives, who learned about the body about 9:25 a.m., are working the scene in the 4500 block of Golf Vista Circle, spokesman Lt. Lonzy Robertson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The vehicle he is...

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The body of a 32-year-old man was found Friday morning in south DeKalb County with multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. Detectives, who learned about the body about 9:25 a.m., are working the scene in the 4500 block of Golf Vista Circle, spokesman Lt. Lonzy Robertson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The vehicle he is...
Man who was reported missing found in his truck
 A 54-year-old man who had been reported missing for a couple of days was found in his truck, a Cherokee County fire official said. The man was conscious but may have been suffering from hypothermia (a below-normal body temperature), Tim Cavender said in a news release Thursday. After Pickens County sheriff’s officials picked up a ...

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A 54-year-old man who had been reported missing for a couple of days was found in his truck, a Cherokee County fire official said. The man was conscious but may have been suffering from hypothermia (a below-normal body temperature), Tim Cavender said in a news release Thursday. After Pickens County sheriff’s officials picked up a ...
Police: Suspects in Cobb drug incident linked to other crimes
 A drug-related shooting and stabbing incident near a Circle K parking lot led to three Marietta men being arrested on various charges, police said. About 8:30 p.m. Jan. 10, officers responded to calls about gunfire near Bells Ferry Road and Williams Drive, Marietta  police spokesman Chuck McPhilamy said in a news release. During a dispute...

Posted: 4 days ago

A drug-related shooting and stabbing incident near a Circle K parking lot led to three Marietta men being arrested on various charges, police said. About 8:30 p.m. Jan. 10, officers responded to calls about gunfire near Bells Ferry Road and Williams Drive, Marietta  police spokesman Chuck McPhilamy said in a news release. During a dispute...
GDOT worker killed in accident with train
 A 60-year-old Georgia Department of Transportation worker was killed Thursday morning in an accident with a train in Coweta County, officials said. The Atlanta-bound CSX train struck the GDOT salt truck around 9 a.m. on the tracks at the intersection of Railroad Street and Bethlehem Church Road in Moreland, a CSX spokeswoman confirmed. <...

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A 60-year-old Georgia Department of Transportation worker was killed Thursday morning in an accident with a train in Coweta County, officials said. The Atlanta-bound CSX train struck the GDOT salt truck around 9 a.m. on the tracks at the intersection of Railroad Street and Bethlehem Church Road in Moreland, a CSX spokeswoman confirmed. <...