Steve Burns

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

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Man unhappy with no jail time for driver charged in his wife’s death
 More than a year after a driver was charged with hitting and killing a woman as she walked her dog, the victim’s husband  likely will see the case come to a conclusion. But Bill Stovall of Gwinnett County is not happy about the probable outcome, Channel 2 Action News reported. Tiffany Hayes, the driver, is expected to plead guilty Tuesday...

Posted: 9 hours ago

More than a year after a driver was charged with hitting and killing a woman as she walked her dog, the victim’s husband likely will see the case come to a conclusion. But Bill Stovall of Gwinnett County is not happy about the probable outcome, Channel 2 Action News reported. Tiffany Hayes, the driver, is expected to plead guilty Tuesday...
UGA student raped by man who passed as Uber driver, police say
 A University of Georgia student was raped early Friday by someone she thought was an Uber driver, Athens-Clarke County police said. Just after 3 a.m., officers met with the 25-year-old woman, who said she requested an Uber driver pick her up, spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said. “She adds she got into a car she believed was an Uber...

Posted: 13 hours ago

A University of Georgia student was raped early Friday by someone she thought was an Uber driver, Athens-Clarke County police said. Just after 3 a.m., officers met with the 25-year-old woman, who said she requested an Uber driver pick her up, spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said. “She adds she got into a car she believed was an Uber...
Man accused of killing wife caught, bound for hospital
 Jerome Ray Mobley, wanted in connection with the death of his wife in Walton County earlier this week, was taken into custody Friday afternoon, Sheriff Joe Chapman told Channel 2 Action News. He was found off Hestertown Road in Walton County.  Mobley is “very badly hurt” and is being taken to Grady Memorial Hospital...

Posted: 15 hours ago

Jerome Ray Mobley, wanted in connection with the death of his wife in Walton County earlier this week, was taken into custody Friday afternoon, Sheriff Joe Chapman told Channel 2 Action News. He was found off Hestertown Road in Walton County.  Mobley is “very badly hurt” and is being taken to Grady Memorial Hospital...
Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for restaurant robberies
 A man will spend 15 years in prison for robbing two restaurants at gunpoint in three days in Henry County, according to the spokeswoman for the district attorney. Johnny Lee Wade, 30, of Macon, pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of armed robbery, four counts of aggravated assault and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, Megan Matteucci...

Posted: 16 hours ago

A man will spend 15 years in prison for robbing two restaurants at gunpoint in three days in Henry County, according to the spokeswoman for the district attorney. Johnny Lee Wade, 30, of Macon, pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of armed robbery, four counts of aggravated assault and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, Megan Matteucci...
Men get 2 life prison terms for deadly shooting
 Two men each received two life prison terms after they were convicted of shooting a 23-year-old man to death outside his southeast Atlanta apartment. Jaquavious Johnson, 26, and Scean Mitchell, 21, gunned down Calvin Clark Jr. about 2 p.m. July 14, then took his gun, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said. The shooting occurred...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Two men each received two life prison terms after they were convicted of shooting a 23-year-old man to death outside his southeast Atlanta apartment. Jaquavious Johnson, 26, and Scean Mitchell, 21, gunned down Calvin Clark Jr. about 2 p.m. July 14, then took his gun, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said. The shooting occurred...
Police: Man drove into acquaintance after dispute, killed him
 A man apparently drove into a longtime acquaintance on purpose after arguing with him and then left the scene, police said. The victim later died at Grady Memorial Hospital. Bruce Skrine, 58, was charged with vehicular homicide after the incident Wednesday night about 7:15 in the 20 block of Moreland Avenue, Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie...

Posted: a day ago

A man apparently drove into a longtime acquaintance on purpose after arguing with him and then left the scene, police said. The victim later died at Grady Memorial Hospital. Bruce Skrine, 58, was charged with vehicular homicide after the incident Wednesday night about 7:15 in the 20 block of Moreland Avenue, Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie...
Reward offered after thieves drive into indoor trampoline park, take ATM
 It wasn’t just another smash and grab. And it wasn’t just another ATM theft. The people who backed an SUV through the front and into the Sky Zone trampoline park in Roswell knew exactly where the ATM was, Channel 2 Action News reported Thursday. “They definitely worked as a team, in and out very quickly,” owner Jeff...

Posted: a day ago

It wasn’t just another smash and grab. And it wasn’t just another ATM theft. The people who backed an SUV through the front and into the Sky Zone trampoline park in Roswell knew exactly where the ATM was, Channel 2 Action News reported Thursday. “They definitely worked as a team, in and out very quickly,” owner Jeff...
Sex trafficking victim found in hotel, police say; man arrested
 Conyers police have arrested a New Jersey man after they said they found “indications of human trafficking” involving a 20-year-old woman in a hotel room. Brad Gaskins, 36, is charged with trafficking of a person for sexual servitude and aggravated sodomy, police Sgt. Buck Vaughn said. The woman, from Washington state, had...

Posted: a day ago

Conyers police have arrested a New Jersey man after they said they found “indications of human trafficking” involving a 20-year-old woman in a hotel room. Brad Gaskins, 36, is charged with trafficking of a person for sexual servitude and aggravated sodomy, police Sgt. Buck Vaughn said. The woman, from Washington state, had...
Teens found remains of teacher reported missing nearly 3 years ago 
 Douglas County officials said remains found in a wooded area near I-20 are that of missing teacher Larry Bolen. The remains were found Wednesday night by two teenagers about  a mile east of the Ga. 5 exit, according to Channel 2 Action News. The ID was confirmed using dental records, clothing and Bolen’s driver’s license...

Posted: a day ago

Douglas County officials said remains found in a wooded area near I-20 are that of missing teacher Larry Bolen. The remains were found Wednesday night by two teenagers about a mile east of the Ga. 5 exit, according to Channel 2 Action News. The ID was confirmed using dental records, clothing and Bolen’s driver’s license...
NTSB: Pilot at fault in deadly DeKalb Peachtree air show crash
 Pilot error was to blame in a deadly crash during an air show at DeKalb Peachtree Airport two years ago, federal aviation officials said in a report. Pilot Greg Connell of South Carolina died during the Good Neighbor Day Air Show, which featured vintage aircraft and stunt planes, in May 2016.  Connell’s custom-built biplane...

Posted: a day ago

Pilot error was to blame in a deadly crash during an air show at DeKalb Peachtree Airport two years ago, federal aviation officials said in a report. Pilot Greg Connell of South Carolina died during the Good Neighbor Day Air Show, which featured vintage aircraft and stunt planes, in May 2016.  Connell’s custom-built biplane...
Vandals sought after school’s ‘spirit rock’ painted over
 Cherokee County school police and administrators are trying to find out who vandalized a popular symbol of school spirit at Woodstock High School. Over the weekend, someone vandalized the school’s “spirit rock,” which is painted periodically by students for special occasions, school system spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby said...

Posted: 2 days ago

Cherokee County school police and administrators are trying to find out who vandalized a popular symbol of school spirit at Woodstock High School. Over the weekend, someone vandalized the school’s “spirit rock,” which is painted periodically by students for special occasions, school system spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby said...