Steve Burns

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

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Another arrest made in shooting at university
 Another person has been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured two people at Albany State University in southwest Georgia, university police said Saturday.  Ronderrious Huntley, 20, was charged with aggravated assault, and he’s being taken to the Dougherty County Jail, according to a news release.  University...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Another person has been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured two people at Albany State University in southwest Georgia, university police said Saturday.  Ronderrious Huntley, 20, was charged with aggravated assault, and he’s being taken to the Dougherty County Jail, according to a news release.  University...
Rain and cooler weather on the way
 Today: Clouds in afternoon. High: 70 Tonight: Wind and rain. Low: 42 Tomorrow: Windy. High: 54 Saturday’s warmth and rain should give way to cooler temperatures Sunday and into the week. Rain should move into metro Atlanta on Saturday by 8 p.m., according to Channel 2 Action News. Sunday’s high is forecast at 54, far below the...

Posted: 15 hours ago

Today: Clouds in afternoon. High: 70 Tonight: Wind and rain. Low: 42 Tomorrow: Windy. High: 54 Saturday’s warmth and rain should give way to cooler temperatures Sunday and into the week. Rain should move into metro Atlanta on Saturday by 8 p.m., according to Channel 2 Action News. Sunday’s high is forecast at 54, far below the...
Bodies of Atlanta rapper, cousin found
 The bodies of an Atlanta rapper and his cousin have been found in Alabama, according to authorities. The bodies of Edward Reeves, whose stage name is Bambino Gold, and cousin Kendrick Stokes were found in Macon County, Ala., the sheriff confirmed. The bodies were found Friday night and Saturday, according to a report by WTVM...

Posted: 17 hours ago

The bodies of an Atlanta rapper and his cousin have been found in Alabama, according to authorities. The bodies of Edward Reeves, whose stage name is Bambino Gold, and cousin Kendrick Stokes were found in Macon County, Ala., the sheriff confirmed. The bodies were found Friday night and Saturday, according to a report by WTVM...
1 dead in Gwinnett double shooting
 Gwinnett County police are investigating a double shooting early Saturday near Norcross in which one man was found dead at an apartment complex. Officers heard three gunshots shortly after 4 a.m., then drove into the Rockbridge Court Apartments near Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Channel 2 Action News reported. <div></div><br><...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Gwinnett County police are investigating a double shooting early Saturday near Norcross in which one man was found dead at an apartment complex. Officers heard three gunshots shortly after 4 a.m., then drove into the Rockbridge Court Apartments near Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Channel 2 Action News reported. <div></div><br><...
Driver charged, accused of hitting MARTA officer leading funeral procession
 A man accused of crashing into a MARTA police officer on a motorcycle fought with neighbors and responding officers following the crash on Friday, Atlanta police said.  John Waid, 52, is accused of running a stop sign and hitting off-duty MARTA police officer Emanuel Sabir, 48, who was on his motorcycle assisting with a funeral processional...

Posted: a day ago

A man accused of crashing into a MARTA police officer on a motorcycle fought with neighbors and responding officers following the crash on Friday, Atlanta police said.  John Waid, 52, is accused of running a stop sign and hitting off-duty MARTA police officer Emanuel Sabir, 48, who was on his motorcycle assisting with a funeral processional...
Inmate accused of child molestation dies in Cherokee County
 A Cherokee County inmate died Friday at a local hospital, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. John Gordon Boatwright of Woodstock, 34, was taken to Northside Hospital-Cherokee after deputies found him in his jail cell “in a seated position with a ligature around his neck” shortly after 2 a.m., Sgt. Marianne Kelley said in...

Posted: a day ago

A Cherokee County inmate died Friday at a local hospital, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. John Gordon Boatwright of Woodstock, 34, was taken to Northside Hospital-Cherokee after deputies found him in his jail cell “in a seated position with a ligature around his neck” shortly after 2 a.m., Sgt. Marianne Kelley said in...
Body found in river ID’d as man who ran from traffic stop
 The body found in a river in Newton County this week was a man who ran from a traffic stop nine days earlier, authorities said Friday. Autopsy results confirmed the body found Sunday in the Yellow River in Porterdale was Ryan Hacker, 40, Porterdale police Chief Jason Cripps told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday. Officials with...

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The body found in a river in Newton County this week was a man who ran from a traffic stop nine days earlier, authorities said Friday. Autopsy results confirmed the body found Sunday in the Yellow River in Porterdale was Ryan Hacker, 40, Porterdale police Chief Jason Cripps told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday. Officials with...
3 men in custody, 1 sought after double fatal shooting; guns, drugs found
 Three people are in custody and authorities are looking for a fourth suspect after a double fatal shooting in Walton County, the sheriff said Friday. About 5:30 p.m. Thursday, a Social Circle resident reported the incident, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. Authorities do not believe it was a home invasion...

Posted: a day ago

Three people are in custody and authorities are looking for a fourth suspect after a double fatal shooting in Walton County, the sheriff said Friday. About 5:30 p.m. Thursday, a Social Circle resident reported the incident, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. Authorities do not believe it was a home invasion...
Police get help solving copper theft case — from suspect
 Police in Alpharetta had some unintended help in making an arrest in a burglary case — from the man they eventually arrested, Channel 2 Action News reported. The chain of events began when security at Avalon, the prominent mixed-use complex, called 911 to report an abandoned crashed vehicle. Moments earlier, police say a truck...

Posted: 2 days ago

Police in Alpharetta had some unintended help in making an arrest in a burglary case — from the man they eventually arrested, Channel 2 Action News reported. The chain of events began when security at Avalon, the prominent mixed-use complex, called 911 to report an abandoned crashed vehicle. Moments earlier, police say a truck...
Couple charged after tire-iron attack in Cobb
 A couple are in custody after a tire iron was used in an attack on a 68-year-old  man in Marietta, police said. Darron Webb, 50, and Danielle Holman, 37, are facing aggravated assault and other charges from the incident at Roswell and Fairground streets, police spokesman Chuck McPhilamy said Thursday in a news release. <div>...

Posted: 2 days ago

A couple are in custody after a tire iron was used in an attack on a 68-year-old man in Marietta, police said. Darron Webb, 50, and Danielle Holman, 37, are facing aggravated assault and other charges from the incident at Roswell and Fairground streets, police spokesman Chuck McPhilamy said Thursday in a news release. <div>...
WATCH: Police dispatcher who was fired after DUI arrest, crash: ‘I’m very drunk’
 A dispatcher for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department was fired after she hit two cars while DUI, police said. Laura “Beth” Ricketts was arrested Saturday after the incident at Hull and Broad streets, police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said in a news release. About 2:30 a.m., Ricketts ran a red light, hit one vehicle...

Posted: 2 days ago

A dispatcher for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department was fired after she hit two cars while DUI, police said. Laura “Beth” Ricketts was arrested Saturday after the incident at Hull and Broad streets, police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said in a news release. About 2:30 a.m., Ricketts ran a red light, hit one vehicle...