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Concert review: Smashing Pumpkins treat longtime fans to a dose of pure nostalgia
 With the pricier tickets topping $100, the long overdue, mostly original four-piece lineup — bassist D’arcy Wretzky wasn’t included — reunion tour of Smashing Pumpkins counted on crowd members in their 40s and 50s longing for some 1990s nostalgia.  And founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James...

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With the pricier tickets topping $100, the long overdue, mostly original four-piece lineup — bassist D’arcy Wretzky wasn’t included — reunion tour of Smashing Pumpkins counted on crowd members in their 40s and 50s longing for some 1990s nostalgia.  And founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James...
$100K in diamonds found in landfill after woman accidentally trashes them
 Forget needles in haystacks. Try finding three diamond rings and a bracelet in a Hall County landfill. That’s what a five-member crew at the Candler Road landfill did for three hours after a woman called to say she’d accidentally thrown away $100,000 worth of jewelry, Channel 2 Action News reported.  The only clue Hall County&rsquo...

10:38 PM Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

Forget needles in haystacks. Try finding three diamond rings and a bracelet in a Hall County landfill. That’s what a five-member crew at the Candler Road landfill did for three hours after a woman called to say she’d accidentally thrown away $100,000 worth of jewelry, Channel 2 Action News reported.  The only clue Hall County&rsquo...
Georgia Lottery jackpots grow to more than $730M; Mega Millions drawing tonight
 UPDATE: The winning Mega Millions numbers were 6, 30, 61, 60, and 58 and the gold Mega Ball number was 17.  ORIGINAL STORY:The combined prizes for upcoming Mega Millions and Powerball are more than $730 million, Georgia Lottery officials said.  Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot, which has rolled over 18 times since...

9:00 PM Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

UPDATE: The winning Mega Millions numbers were 6, 30, 61, 60, and 58 and the gold Mega Ball number was 17.  ORIGINAL STORY:The combined prizes for upcoming Mega Millions and Powerball are more than $730 million, Georgia Lottery officials said.  Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot, which has rolled over 18 times since...
Man robbed, shot after meeting woman using dating app
 A 19-year-old man was robbed and shot in DeKalb County after arranging a date using an app, his family told Channel 2 Action News. Dontay Copeland is recovering after surgery on his leg at Grady Memorial Hospital, his grandmother, Linda Okoro, said. Doctors have told the family Copeland may have to learn how to walk again. Okoro was at church...

6:14 PM Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

A 19-year-old man was robbed and shot in DeKalb County after arranging a date using an app, his family told Channel 2 Action News. Dontay Copeland is recovering after surgery on his leg at Grady Memorial Hospital, his grandmother, Linda Okoro, said. Doctors have told the family Copeland may have to learn how to walk again. Okoro was at church...
‘Victim’s hands not bound’ sheriff’s office says after teen’s suicide; body found on side of road
 The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is  encouraging students who may have seen the dead body of a 15-year-old Monday to seek counseling. Officials are also warning people not to believe everything they read on social media. The student was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the side of the road near Pleasant Grove Road...

4:39 PM Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging students who may have seen the dead body of a 15-year-old Monday to seek counseling. Officials are also warning people not to believe everything they read on social media. The student was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the side of the road near Pleasant Grove Road...
‘Just save me for my baby’ says woman stabbed by estranged husband
 Pam Frank told Channel 2 Action News she is lucky to be alive after her estranged husband stabbed her in the chest and took off with their daughter Sunday morning.   “The moment that I got stabbed, the only thing that I could say was ‘Just save me for my baby,’” Frank told the news station. "Save me for Jada...

1:53 AM Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

Pam Frank told Channel 2 Action News she is lucky to be alive after her estranged husband stabbed her in the chest and took off with their daughter Sunday morning.   “The moment that I got stabbed, the only thing that I could say was ‘Just save me for my baby,’” Frank told the news station. "Save me for Jada...
Dying woman denied marriage license by county
 A woman diagnosed with a rare form of cancer wants nothing more than to marry the father of her four children — but so far that hasn’t been a possibility because she’s bedridden. Aubri Gillilan told Channel 2 Action News she can't get married because county officials insist she come into their office to fill out the...

1:14 AM Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

A woman diagnosed with a rare form of cancer wants nothing more than to marry the father of her four children — but so far that hasn’t been a possibility because she’s bedridden. Aubri Gillilan told Channel 2 Action News she can't get married because county officials insist she come into their office to fill out the...
VIDEO: Teen drives more than 50 mph over speed limit, caught by retired cop
 Police body cam video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows a wild police chase that landed a teenager in jail early Saturday morning. Suwanee police clocked the car going 96 mph in a 45-mph zone on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, according to a police report. But the driver didn’t slow down and officers chased him across Gwinnett...

11:51 PM Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

Police body cam video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows a wild police chase that landed a teenager in jail early Saturday morning. Suwanee police clocked the car going 96 mph in a 45-mph zone on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, according to a police report. But the driver didn’t slow down and officers chased him across Gwinnett...
Capsized kayak found near where Cobb man went missing in Alabama
 Authorities in Alabama found a capsized kayak on Logan Martin Lake they believe may belong to a missing Cobb County man, St. Clair County Assistant Sheriff Billy Murray said Monday.  The kayak was found near the lake’s dam off County Road 54 near the Kelly Creek boat launch, Murray said. Logan Martin Lake is about 35 miles...

9:12 PM Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

Authorities in Alabama found a capsized kayak on Logan Martin Lake they believe may belong to a missing Cobb County man, St. Clair County Assistant Sheriff Billy Murray said Monday.  The kayak was found near the lake’s dam off County Road 54 near the Kelly Creek boat launch, Murray said. Logan Martin Lake is about 35 miles...
Gusty winds lead to 2 fatal crashes; temps dropping
 Today: Patchy showers. High: 51 Tonight: Windy. Low: 39 Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 53 Two drivers have died Monday in crashes after gusty winds caused havoc in parts of metro Atlanta and North Georgia. A single-car crash on Willeo Road in Roswell was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Roswell police spokeswoman Lisa Holland said...

11:02 AM Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

Today: Patchy showers. High: 51 Tonight: Windy. Low: 39 Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 53 Two drivers have died Monday in crashes after gusty winds caused havoc in parts of metro Atlanta and North Georgia. A single-car crash on Willeo Road in Roswell was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Roswell police spokeswoman Lisa Holland said...
Police say man stabbed wife, kidnapped daughter
 A Cobb County man is accused of stabbing his wife and kidnapping their 4-year-old daughter. Police say 33-year-old Marlon Dobbins broke into his estranged wife’s DeKalb County home and stabbed her in the chest Sunday afternoon. He dropped her at a nearby hospital and drove away with  their child, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera...

9:31 PM Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018

A Cobb County man is accused of stabbing his wife and kidnapping their 4-year-old daughter. Police say 33-year-old Marlon Dobbins broke into his estranged wife’s DeKalb County home and stabbed her in the chest Sunday afternoon. He dropped her at a nearby hospital and drove away with their child, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera...