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Woman accused of targeting men for robbery in Buckhead hotels arrested
 A 24-year-old woman accused of targeting men in high-end hotels and bars to rob them has been arrested by Clarkston police. Sarah Bennett allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint inside a popular Buckhead hotel and targeted at least five men throughout metro Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News reported. Each time, Bennett would take cash, jewelry...

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A 24-year-old woman accused of targeting men in high-end hotels and bars to rob them has been arrested by Clarkston police. Sarah Bennett allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint inside a popular Buckhead hotel and targeted at least five men throughout metro Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News reported. Each time, Bennett would take cash, jewelry...
Father of CDC employee missing 10 days says disappearance ‘not normal’ 
 Timothy Jerrell Cunningham called out of work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sick 10 days ago and hasn’t been heard from since, police say. His father, Terrell Cunningham, said something must be wrong.  When the 35-year-old’s parents arrived in Atlanta from Maryland, they used a spare key to enter the house...

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Timothy Jerrell Cunningham called out of work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sick 10 days ago and hasn’t been heard from since, police say. His father, Terrell Cunningham, said something must be wrong.  When the 35-year-old’s parents arrived in Atlanta from Maryland, they used a spare key to enter the house...
Indictment: Canton woman on prescription meds killed man in DUI crash
 A grand jury indicted a Cherokee County woman  on vehicular homicide and DUI charges related to a crash last year that killed a 21-year-old man. Wendy Millican on March 10, 2017, allegedly drove under the influence of several prescription medications including the painkiller oxycodone, according to the Feb. 13 indictment. Millican's car crossed...

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A grand jury indicted a Cherokee County woman on vehicular homicide and DUI charges related to a crash last year that killed a 21-year-old man. Wendy Millican on March 10, 2017, allegedly drove under the influence of several prescription medications including the painkiller oxycodone, according to the Feb. 13 indictment. Millican's car crossed...
Murderer on way to prison mistakenly released from DeKalb jail
 When a murder victim’s family saw the convicted killer on the streets, they knew something went wrong. That’s when jail officials realized Javoris Hurston was mistakenly released from the DeKalb County jail, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Hurston was originally arrested in Fulton County on a murder charge related to Barry...

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When a murder victim’s family saw the convicted killer on the streets, they knew something went wrong. That’s when jail officials realized Javoris Hurston was mistakenly released from the DeKalb County jail, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Hurston was originally arrested in Fulton County on a murder charge related to Barry...
Man says credit card company declared him dead, sank his credit score
 A Henry County man says he is living a nightmare after his credit card company accidentally declared him dead. Leon Turner told Channel 2 Action News his health care credit card, issued through Synchrony Financial, sent  a letter asking for payment by the person in charge of the estate. “I thought at first it was somebody playing...

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A Henry County man says he is living a nightmare after his credit card company accidentally declared him dead. Leon Turner told Channel 2 Action News his health care credit card, issued through Synchrony Financial, sent a letter asking for payment by the person in charge of the estate. “I thought at first it was somebody playing...
Warm temps to continue overnight
 Today: Partly cloudy. High: 79 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 63 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 78 Atlanta has done more than broken a record high set 15 years ago. “We smashed it,” Channel 2 Action News Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said Thursday afternoon, while the temperature was still climbing. Atlanta topped...

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Today: Partly cloudy. High: 79 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 63 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 78 Atlanta has done more than broken a record high set 15 years ago. “We smashed it,” Channel 2 Action News Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said Thursday afternoon, while the temperature was still climbing. Atlanta topped...
Fulton police seek help identifying homicide suspect
 Fulton County Police are currently investigating a homicide committed Tuesday afternoon. A man was killed about 4:18 p.m. at the Country Squire apartments, police spokesman Patrena Smith said. “The suspect in this case was seen running from the scene He is described as about 6-foot-1 to 2 and between 170 and 180 pounds.  &ldquo...

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Fulton County Police are currently investigating a homicide committed Tuesday afternoon. A man was killed about 4:18 p.m. at the Country Squire apartments, police spokesman Patrena Smith said. “The suspect in this case was seen running from the scene He is described as about 6-foot-1 to 2 and between 170 and 180 pounds.  &ldquo...
‘Super-potent’ hash, marijuana seized in North Georgia bust
 A 35-year-old Jackson County man was arrested after authorities discovered a cache of drugs Monday. Nikki Nelson Allen of Commerce faces drug distribution charges in connection with about 5.5 pounds of marijuana, a large quantity of butane honey oil and $7,462 in cash, Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office spokesman Mitchell...

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A 35-year-old Jackson County man was arrested after authorities discovered a cache of drugs Monday. Nikki Nelson Allen of Commerce faces drug distribution charges in connection with about 5.5 pounds of marijuana, a large quantity of butane honey oil and $7,462 in cash, Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office spokesman Mitchell...
Warming trend to continue through week 
 Today: Warm with fog. High: 76 Tonight: Patchy fog. Low: 59 Tomorrow: Warm streak continues. High: 76 For the second day in a row, Atlanta came close to a record high, according to Channel 2 Action News. The record, set in 1986, was 78 degrees. Atlanta hit 75. The average high this time of year is 58 degrees, Channel 2 meteorologist...

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Today: Warm with fog. High: 76 Tonight: Patchy fog. Low: 59 Tomorrow: Warm streak continues. High: 76 For the second day in a row, Atlanta came close to a record high, according to Channel 2 Action News. The record, set in 1986, was 78 degrees. Atlanta hit 75. The average high this time of year is 58 degrees, Channel 2 meteorologist...
‘Kindhearted’ teen shot, killed in DeKalb church parking lot
 A 19-year-old was shot and killed Monday night in a church parking lot near Lithonia, police said. The shooter is on the run and the victim’s sister is devastated, Channel 2 Action News reported. The teenager, identified as Omar Johnson, often used the Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church parking lot as a shortcut to get back...

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A 19-year-old was shot and killed Monday night in a church parking lot near Lithonia, police said. The shooter is on the run and the victim’s sister is devastated, Channel 2 Action News reported. The teenager, identified as Omar Johnson, often used the Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church parking lot as a shortcut to get back...
Floyd school board member suggests arming teachers
 A Floyd County businessman and school board member has suggested arming teachers as a way to increase safety in schools, Channel 2 Action News reported. The public Facebook message by Jay Shell has garnered more than 700 comments and 250 shares since its weekend post. The comments range in opinions from supporters to people insisting there...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Floyd County businessman and school board member has suggested arming teachers as a way to increase safety in schools, Channel 2 Action News reported. The public Facebook message by Jay Shell has garnered more than 700 comments and 250 shares since its weekend post. The comments range in opinions from supporters to people insisting there...