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MARTA train delays ease after disabled train moved off track
 Extensive delays on MARTA’s Red and Gold lines have been reported as a result of a technical issue at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, officials said Thursday night. The technical issue at the airport had to do with a stalled train, MARTA spokeswoman Stepnay Fisher told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The stall happened in...

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Extensive delays on MARTA’s Red and Gold lines have been reported as a result of a technical issue at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, officials said Thursday night. The technical issue at the airport had to do with a stalled train, MARTA spokeswoman Stepnay Fisher told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The stall happened in...
Duluth man heads to prison in Staples fraud scheme
 A Duluth man was sentenced Wednesday for his role in defrauding Staples Inc. of more than $1.4 million, federal officials said. Layne Michael Gosnell, 46, previously pleaded guilty twice to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. The first time he entered his plea, he...

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A Duluth man was sentenced Wednesday for his role in defrauding Staples Inc. of more than $1.4 million, federal officials said. Layne Michael Gosnell, 46, previously pleaded guilty twice to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. The first time he entered his plea, he...
Police: Drag racers pass patrol car — twice — before arrests
 Two men accused of starting the new year off by drag racing in Alpharetta are facing charges for the dangerous act, police said. As it turns out, they would have escaped punishment if they hadn’t raced past the same patrol officer twice on Westside Parkway, Alpharetta police spokesman Jason Muenzer told Channel 2 Action News. &ldquo...

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Two men accused of starting the new year off by drag racing in Alpharetta are facing charges for the dangerous act, police said. As it turns out, they would have escaped punishment if they hadn’t raced past the same patrol officer twice on Westside Parkway, Alpharetta police spokesman Jason Muenzer told Channel 2 Action News. &ldquo...
Teen indicted in alleged DUI crash that killed friend
 A Cherokee County teenager accused of killing his friend in a DUI crash was indicted Tuesday. Cameron Childers drove off Hightower Road and down an embankment and into a tree June 19 of last year, breaking his arm and leaving his friend and passenger, 16-year-old Mahlon Thornton, fatally injured, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously...

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A Cherokee County teenager accused of killing his friend in a DUI crash was indicted Tuesday. Cameron Childers drove off Hightower Road and down an embankment and into a tree June 19 of last year, breaking his arm and leaving his friend and passenger, 16-year-old Mahlon Thornton, fatally injured, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously...
Police: Medical workers stole patient info for narcotic prescriptions
 Three people are facing charges related to exploiting disabled people and pets for narcotic pain prescriptions, Cherokee County officials said Wednesday. Shelby Oryan Scoville of Woodstock was the latest arrest in a monthslong investigation by the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad. She was originally arrested Jan. 3 on violation...

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Three people are facing charges related to exploiting disabled people and pets for narcotic pain prescriptions, Cherokee County officials said Wednesday. Shelby Oryan Scoville of Woodstock was the latest arrest in a monthslong investigation by the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad. She was originally arrested Jan. 3 on violation...
Granddaughter, 2 teens accused in shooting death of 86-year-old man
 Three teenagers, including the granddaughter of a man who was reported missing Sunday, are charged in connection with the 86-year-old’s death in northeast Georgia, officials said.  Savanna Marie Jennings, 19, of Elbert County, was charged Wednesday with murder, aggravated assault and concealing the death of her grandfather, Otha...

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Three teenagers, including the granddaughter of a man who was reported missing Sunday, are charged in connection with the 86-year-old’s death in northeast Georgia, officials said.  Savanna Marie Jennings, 19, of Elbert County, was charged Wednesday with murder, aggravated assault and concealing the death of her grandfather, Otha...
LSD cases spike in Georgia; Hall County teen arrested
 After warning of a spike in hallucinogenic drugs last year, the GBI says new cases continue to emerge throughout the state. The latest came Saturday in Hall County involving a teenager. Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, or LSD, is a drug in the same class as other psychedelics, ecstasy and heroin, and has no medical purpose, law enforcement officials...

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After warning of a spike in hallucinogenic drugs last year, the GBI says new cases continue to emerge throughout the state. The latest came Saturday in Hall County involving a teenager. Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, or LSD, is a drug in the same class as other psychedelics, ecstasy and heroin, and has no medical purpose, law enforcement officials...
Pet dog killed in owl attack, family says
 A family is devastated after an owl killed their pet dog, a Yorkie named Freedom, Channel 2 Action News reported. “There were puncture wounds all over his back and his chest and it was an owl attack,” Serrita Holt said. The McDonough-based family told the news station they’ve seen all manner of wildlife but never...

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A family is devastated after an owl killed their pet dog, a Yorkie named Freedom, Channel 2 Action News reported. “There were puncture wounds all over his back and his chest and it was an owl attack,” Serrita Holt said. The McDonough-based family told the news station they’ve seen all manner of wildlife but never...
DA may drop charges against nearly 70 partygoers arrested in Bartow
 After about 70 people were arrested on drug and other charges at a birthday party on New Year’s Eve, the Bartow County district attorney’s office now says it may drop many of the charges. While police found at least one stolen gun and what they suspected was cocaine, many of the partygoers were charged for less than an ounce of...

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After about 70 people were arrested on drug and other charges at a birthday party on New Year’s Eve, the Bartow County district attorney’s office now says it may drop many of the charges. While police found at least one stolen gun and what they suspected was cocaine, many of the partygoers were charged for less than an ounce of...
7 lose homes after Decatur apartment fire
 Six apartment homes were ruined in a fire Monday afternoon in Decatur, officials said.  The blaze broke out at the Park Trace Apartments on Atlanta Avenue. That leaves seven people without a place to sleep for the immediate future, but the Red Cross is providing emergency assistance, spokeswoman Sherry Nicholson said. Displaced residents...

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Six apartment homes were ruined in a fire Monday afternoon in Decatur, officials said.  The blaze broke out at the Park Trace Apartments on Atlanta Avenue. That leaves seven people without a place to sleep for the immediate future, but the Red Cross is providing emergency assistance, spokeswoman Sherry Nicholson said. Displaced residents...
Hall County man accused of sexually molesting a child
 A 34-year-old Hall County man allegedly attacked a young girl, officials said. Nathan Daniel Smith of Braselton was arrested Tuesday on Benefield Road, Hall County sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Scott Ware said. Smith is accused of sexually molesting a girl whom he knew between December 2015 and July 2015, Ware said.  Bond has not been...

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A 34-year-old Hall County man allegedly attacked a young girl, officials said. Nathan Daniel Smith of Braselton was arrested Tuesday on Benefield Road, Hall County sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Scott Ware said. Smith is accused of sexually molesting a girl whom he knew between December 2015 and July 2015, Ware said.  Bond has not been...
Man with huge stash of child porn gets 8 years in federal prison 
 A Jonesboro man who had the largest collection of child pornography the Northern District of Georgia has ever seen will serve eight years and one month in federal prison, officials said Monday.  Kenneth Shipp, 58, had  447,268 images and 19,395 videos — more than 60 terabytes of pornography — in his possession when agents...

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A Jonesboro man who had the largest collection of child pornography the Northern District of Georgia has ever seen will serve eight years and one month in federal prison, officials said Monday.  Kenneth Shipp, 58, had 447,268 images and 19,395 videos — more than 60 terabytes of pornography — in his possession when agents...
FBI indicts inmate accused of offering Hawks tickets, cash to kill his ex-wife
 An inmate who allegedly offered thousands of dollars and tickets to an Atlanta Hawks game for someone to kill his ex-wife was indicted. Michael McEarchern has been arraigned, Department of Justice spokesman Bob Page confirmed Monday in a news release.  The 26-year-old Acworth man was in the Bartow County jail on drug charges  when...

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An inmate who allegedly offered thousands of dollars and tickets to an Atlanta Hawks game for someone to kill his ex-wife was indicted. Michael McEarchern has been arraigned, Department of Justice spokesman Bob Page confirmed Monday in a news release.  The 26-year-old Acworth man was in the Bartow County jail on drug charges when...
Alpharetta man arrested after allegedly grabbing boy in bookstore
 A 26-year-old North Fulton County man is accused  in an attempting kidnapping Saturday, deputies said. The father of a 3-year-old told authorities a man picked up his son and tried to leave the Barnes and Noble bookstore on Peachtree Parkway in Forsyth County. After seeing the alleged assault about 3 p.m. Saturday, the dad stopped the man...

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A 26-year-old North Fulton County man is accused in an attempting kidnapping Saturday, deputies said. The father of a 3-year-old told authorities a man picked up his son and tried to leave the Barnes and Noble bookstore on Peachtree Parkway in Forsyth County. After seeing the alleged assault about 3 p.m. Saturday, the dad stopped the man...
Driver says $280,000 Rolls-Royce carjacked in Cobb by armed men 
 Despite apparently doing everything he could think of to get away, a man lost his friend’s $280,000 luxury car in a Cobb County carjacking. David Gray was driving the Rolls-Royce he borrowed on Mableton Parkway during New Year’s Eve, he told Channel 2 Action News. He had just pulled out of his friend’s neighborhood and believed...

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Despite apparently doing everything he could think of to get away, a man lost his friend’s $280,000 luxury car in a Cobb County carjacking. David Gray was driving the Rolls-Royce he borrowed on Mableton Parkway during New Year’s Eve, he told Channel 2 Action News. He had just pulled out of his friend’s neighborhood and believed...
Man killed in Monroe County house fire
 A 63-year-old man died Sunday morning in a house fire on Kent Drive in southern Monroe County, officials said. Alexander M. Carmean was in his Kent Drive home when a fire was reported about 12:22 a.m., Monroe County fire spokesman Sgt. Lawson Bittick said. The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and Carmean was found...

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A 63-year-old man died Sunday morning in a house fire on Kent Drive in southern Monroe County, officials said. Alexander M. Carmean was in his Kent Drive home when a fire was reported about 12:22 a.m., Monroe County fire spokesman Sgt. Lawson Bittick said. The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and Carmean was found...
Juveniles witness fatal shooting of uncle; arrest made
 A 32-year-old man faces a murder charge in connection with a shooting in Walton County Sunday morning, officials say.  Jonathan Rajiv Gresham of Monroe was shot multiple times in front of three people who told police Gresham was their uncle, the Social Circle Police Department said in a news release. The shooting happened after an alleged...

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A 32-year-old man faces a murder charge in connection with a shooting in Walton County Sunday morning, officials say.  Jonathan Rajiv Gresham of Monroe was shot multiple times in front of three people who told police Gresham was their uncle, the Social Circle Police Department said in a news release. The shooting happened after an alleged...
Winter Weather Advisory in effect through noon Monday, ice to turn to rain by afternoon 
 Today: Sun and clouds mixed. High: Near 40 Tonight: Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming cloudy after midnight. Low: 29 Tomorrow: Cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High: 43 It’s been so cold for so long that any wet weather could leave ice on the roads Monday morning in parts of North...

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Today: Sun and clouds mixed. High: Near 40 Tonight: Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming cloudy after midnight. Low: 29 Tomorrow: Cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High: 43 It’s been so cold for so long that any wet weather could leave ice on the roads Monday morning in parts of North...
Small earthquake shakes northwest Georgia
 A small earthquake hit the northwest corner of Georgia Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 2.7 magnitude quake was reported in Catoosa County, near Fort Oglethorpe, which is about 110 miles northwest of Atlanta. It was reported shortly before 5 a.m. Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said at least...

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A small earthquake hit the northwest corner of Georgia Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 2.7 magnitude quake was reported in Catoosa County, near Fort Oglethorpe, which is about 110 miles northwest of Atlanta. It was reported shortly before 5 a.m. Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said at least...
Victim ID’d in deadly Newton County shooting; homeless man accused
 Authorities have released the name of the man who was shot to death Saturday in Newton County. Daniel Lopez Antonio, 27, lived at the Russell Drive address where the shooting happened, Favel Edwards of the sheriff’s office said in an emailed statement Tuesday. “At this time the cause of death was from a gunshot wound and the manner...

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Authorities have released the name of the man who was shot to death Saturday in Newton County. Daniel Lopez Antonio, 27, lived at the Russell Drive address where the shooting happened, Favel Edwards of the sheriff’s office said in an emailed statement Tuesday. “At this time the cause of death was from a gunshot wound and the manner...
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