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Sex assault defendant asked to see student victim

A former Gwinnett County teacher charged with having sex with one of her students asked to see the student while the case is pending, court records show.
2 critically injured in shooting

2 critically injured in shooting

Two people were critically injured in a shooting Wednesday night in south Cobb County.Police were dispatched to a shooting just after 11 p.
2 sought in Lenox Square shooting

2 sought in Lenox Square shooting

Authorities are reviewing security video to find two people who shot a woman in the stomach as she, her child and boyfriend were leaving Lenox Square Wednesday evening, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Life with Gracie: ‘I’m not for sale’

Life with Gracie: ‘I’m not for sale’

We hear about children being forced into all sorts of sordid things, from stripping to pornography, to all-out trafficking for sexual purposes.

2 men shot at Cascade Glen Apartments

Two men were shot Wednesday night at an Atlanta apartment complex, police said.The shooting happened at the Cascade Glen Apartments on Campbellton Road in Atlanta, Atlanta spokesman Sgt.
5 injured in blast at Newnan aluminum plant

5 injured in blast at Newnan aluminum plant

For 42 years, Richard Sewell has owned a boat shop a stone’s throw from the Bonnell Aluminum plant in Newnan.
Tip surfaces in 1997 missing person case

Tip surfaces in 1997 missing person case

The remains of a missing Meriwether County woman may have been inside a well in Fairburn, leading Fulton County investigators to reopen a 20-year-old missing person case.
Body found in Lake Allatoona

Body found in Lake Allatoona

A dead body was found in a Georgia body of water for the second time Wednesday. Fishermen called 911 when they found a body in the Bartow County section of Lake Allatoona about 1:30 p.

Q&A on the News

Q: I understand Mexico has built a wall along its border with Guatemala. What does this wall consist of, how long is it and how much did it cost?
Teen charged in Mall of Georgia threat

Teen charged in Mall of Georgia threat

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with an online threat involving the Mall of Georgia, Gwinnett County police said Wednesday.

Body found near railroad in Atlanta

Atlanta police found the body of a man on railroad tracks near Piedmont Road and Miami Circle, spokeswoman Kim Jones said Wednesday morning.
Chris Tucker talks with DeKalb teens

Chris Tucker talks with DeKalb teens

Actor and comedian Chris Tucker is meeting with DeKalb County children about making their dreams come true.
UPDATE: 5 injured in Newnan plant explosion

UPDATE: 5 injured in Newnan plant explosion

12:44 p.m.: “We are now in the process of notifying family members and offering whatever support they need during this challenging time,” Bonnell spokesman Brian Ellis said in a statement.
Suwanee police: No leads in mysterious graffiti case

Suwanee police: No leads in mysterious graffiti case

A graffiti artist is tagging the streets of Suwanee with their mark. The city of Suwanee posted a slideshow of photos on its Facebook page Wednesday of the same symbol plastered on street signs, buildings, bridges and basketball goals all over town.
Doctor answers 6 questions about flesh-eating bacteria

Doctor answers 6 questions about flesh-eating bacteria

It started as a small pain in her shoulder, but ended with the amputation of two feet and a hand. When Cindy Martinez's husband took her to Gwinnett Medical Center last year, she learned her mysterious illness was a flesh-eating bacteria called necrotizing fasciitis.
Community Lens for June 30

Community Lens for June 30

Calling amateur photographers!Have you taken a great picture that you’d like to share with the world?
Police say man is responsible for two carjackings on same day

Police say man is responsible for two carjackings on same day

Atlanta police say they have arrested the person responsible for two different carjackings.Carlos Twine, 18, was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault in connection with a carjacking outside the OK Cafe on June 13.
DeKalb Commission plans evening meetings

DeKalb Commission plans evening meetings

In an effort to make government more accessible, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners will soon hold a few meetings in the evening.
ARC proposes interchanges for Clayton, Henry

ARC proposes interchanges for Clayton, Henry

An Atlanta Regional Commission plan calls for interchanges to be built in Clayton and Henry counties to help ease traffic jams from freight making its way to metro area from the port in Savannah.
Smyrna’s first female cop retires after 40 years

Smyrna’s first female cop retires after 40 years

After 40 years, Smyrna police’s first female cop is set to retire Friday. Mary Katherine “KK” Wrozier has spent the latter part of her career working with children as a detective in the Crimes Investigation Division, according to a release.
Cobb eyes Sunday bus service

Cobb eyes Sunday bus service

The audience erupted in applause as Cobb County took its first step toward Sunday bus service. The Board of Commissioners approved an exploratory study to develop a weekend bus route and schedule for the CobbLinc local bus service at its regular Tuesday meeting.
3 men charged with murder of Alpharetta man

3 men charged with murder of Alpharetta man

Three men are facing murder charges in Alpharetta, police say. Police arrested Michael Jamar Dawson of Lithonia, Dontravious Mahone of Riverdale and Jemal Gines of Decatur on Monday night and charged them with the murder of Kadarius Cortez Medlock, 21, who was shot in the head and killed April 21 at The Preserve at Academy on Wade Creek Road, police said.
Your kid could be a grand marshal in the Suwanee Fest parade

Your kid could be a grand marshal in the Suwanee Fest parade

Young Gwinnettians have a chance to lead the 2016 Suwanee Fest Parade. The winners of the Suwanee Kids Super Contest get the honor of being the grand marshals of the parade during the annual Suwanee Fest in September.
$100K ransom demanded in kidnapping

$100K ransom demanded in kidnapping

Four people have been arrested after they allegedly kidnapped a woman in East Point, demanded a $100,000 ransom and led officers on a brief chase through southwest Atlanta, police said.
Fulton County seeks to end Atlanta AIDS epidemic

Fulton County seeks to end Atlanta AIDS epidemic

Dealing with one of the highest rates of new HIV infections in the country, Fulton County leaders on Monday proposed a comprehensive program to address the spread of AIDS.
Slain kindergarten teacher was a 'caring friend, a very loving mother'

Slain kindergarten teacher was a 'caring friend, a very loving mother'

She didn’t volunteer her time so others would notice. Instead, Jenna Wall just wanted to help others, and she devoted herself not only to her own two boys, but also the young students in her classroom and those she met through church.

Q&A on the News

Q: I was reading in the AJC the other day about President Barack Obama visiting Hiroshima. The article mentioned that U.

GE begins process of hiring 250 for new center

Atlanta’s job market just got a little better.On Monday, General Electric began advertising some 250 jobs at the company’s new digital operations center.
Mercedes test drive turns into high-speed chase

Mercedes test drive turns into high-speed chase

Johns Creek police are still looking for the person who led officers on a high-speed chase during a Mercedes test drive, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Do Cobb County cities still ban the use of fireworks?

Do Cobb County cities still ban the use of fireworks?

Fourth of July just isn't complete without the boom of explosive, colorful fireworks. But residents should be aware of state law and local city ordinances ahead of the holiday weekend.
Standoff ends with arrest and injury

Standoff ends with arrest and injury

A four-hour standoff ended when police arrested a man accused of holding his little sister hostage and injuring his stepfather.
How late can you shoot fireworks in North Fulton?

How late can you shoot fireworks in North Fulton?

Fourth of July just isn't complete without the boom of explosive, colorful fireworks. If you're planning on taking part in the tradition in North Fulton, here's what you need to know about fireworks regulations in Georgia: Up until last year, fireworks were illegal to purchase in the state.
Lockheed to sell research buildings to Georgia Tech

Lockheed to sell research buildings to Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech has a contract in place to acquire 52 acres and four buildings on Lockheed Martin’s campus in Cobb County where the institute plans to expand some of its research capabilities.
Man who tried to drown trooper ID’d

Man who tried to drown trooper ID’d

The state identified a man who was shot and killed after leading Georgia State Patrol troopers on a chase in Hall County and allegedly trying to hold a sergeant under water Saturday.
Supreme Court strikes down Texas law limiting abortion

Supreme Court strikes down Texas law limiting abortion

In a landmark decision on abortion that is sure to have ripple effects across the nation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday morning struck down a Texas law curtailing who can perform abortions and where they can be done.
New Sugarloaf Community Improvement District elects first board

New Sugarloaf Community Improvement District elects first board

Gwinnett County’s newest community improvement district has elected its first board of directors.The Sugarloaf Community Improvement District is a group of commercial property owners who have agreed to pay an extra property tax for improvements in the Sugarloaf Parkway/I-85 area near Duluth.
Doing Good: Local resident participates in Transplant Games

Doing Good: Local resident participates in Transplant Games

Back in 2000, Buckhead resident Mari Fridenmaker’s Labrador retriever scratched her in the eye, and she got an infection which led to her having to take disability from work for six months and eventually have a corneal transplant.

Take to task for June 27

New item-DeKalb CountyWe received an email from a frustrated resident in DeKalb County.“As a citizen of Dekalb County we can no longer tolerate the bad condition of our roads in the south Dekalb Area.

Q&A on the News

Q: When you ask to have the wheelchair at the airport, how much is appropriate for tipping?—Liz Bair, AtlantaA: That depends on the distance traveled, the level of service and a person’s willingness to tip.

Cascade Road shooting suspect arrested

A man wanted in connection with a recent shooting on Cascade Road was arrested Saturday in Clayton County, Sheriff Victor Hill said.
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