Steve Burns

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

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4th person arrested in home invasion case in which $100K was stolen
 A fourth person has been arrested in connection with a January home invasion in Hall County in which $100,000 in cash was taken, a sheriff’s official said Monday. James Henry Kelley IV, 38, was taken into custody in Snow Hill, N.C., on Friday. He was charged with aggravated assault, home invasion, kidnapping and armed robbery, according...

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A fourth person has been arrested in connection with a January home invasion in Hall County in which $100,000 in cash was taken, a sheriff’s official said Monday. James Henry Kelley IV, 38, was taken into custody in Snow Hill, N.C., on Friday. He was charged with aggravated assault, home invasion, kidnapping and armed robbery, according...
1 killed, 3 injured in North Georgia ‘gunfight’
 One man was killed in a shooting that injured three other people in two locations, Rome police said Sunday. "It appears they got in an argument and a gunfight broke out," police Capt. Roy Willingham told the Rome News-Tribune. Officers responding about 4:20 a.m. found 35-year-old Tamaine Deshaun McKnight of Rome dead in a parking...

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One man was killed in a shooting that injured three other people in two locations, Rome police said Sunday. "It appears they got in an argument and a gunfight broke out," police Capt. Roy Willingham told the Rome News-Tribune. Officers responding about 4:20 a.m. found 35-year-old Tamaine Deshaun McKnight of Rome dead in a parking...
WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: A warm, dry Sunday expected ahead of cold front
 Sunday: High: 87 Sunday night: Low: 71 Monday: High: 81 Though fall is officially on the calendar, it may not feel like it Sunday in metro Atlanta. Temperatures will be above average, with some showers possible in the afternoon, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said. “It’s very, very hot for this...

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Sunday: High: 87 Sunday night: Low: 71 Monday: High: 81 Though fall is officially on the calendar, it may not feel like it Sunday in metro Atlanta. Temperatures will be above average, with some showers possible in the afternoon, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said. “It’s very, very hot for this...
Substitute teacher charged with sending nude photos to teen boys
 A substitute teacher in northwest Georgia was arrested and fired after she allegedly sent nude photos of herself to several 14-year-old boys, according to reports. >> Read more trending news  Lenea Pardue, 35, of Trenton, surrendered to authorities at the Dade County Jail, the GBI said Thursday in a statement. She’s charged...

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A substitute teacher in northwest Georgia was arrested and fired after she allegedly sent nude photos of herself to several 14-year-old boys, according to reports. >> Read more trending news  Lenea Pardue, 35, of Trenton, surrendered to authorities at the Dade County Jail, the GBI said Thursday in a statement. She’s charged...
Robber to Buckhead victim: Been watching you for weeks
 Artist Stacy Atwood was making jewelry for her gallery exhibition Friday night in her Buckhead home when her cat looked at her. “He looked up at the door and looked back over at me and back at the door,” she told Channel 2 Action News. “I looked and I saw my back door was open.” She got up and got as far as her bathroom...

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Artist Stacy Atwood was making jewelry for her gallery exhibition Friday night in her Buckhead home when her cat looked at her. “He looked up at the door and looked back over at me and back at the door,” she told Channel 2 Action News. “I looked and I saw my back door was open.” She got up and got as far as her bathroom...
Traffic stop for window tint leads to $82K marijuana bust, GSP says
 Authorities said they seized about $82,000 in suspected marijuana after a traffic stop on I-20 for illegal window tint on a vehicle. About 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 7, a Georgia trooper was on I-20 East in Newton County when a black Nissan Versa approached going well below the posted speed limit, according to the incident report. But the tint...

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Authorities said they seized about $82,000 in suspected marijuana after a traffic stop on I-20 for illegal window tint on a vehicle. About 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 7, a Georgia trooper was on I-20 East in Newton County when a black Nissan Versa approached going well below the posted speed limit, according to the incident report. But the tint...
Georgia substitute teacher charged with sending nude photos to teen boys
 A substitute teacher in northwest Georgia was arrested and fired after she allegedly sent nude photos of herself to several 14-year-old boys, according to reports. Lenea Pardue, 35, of Trenton, surrendered to authorities at the Dade County Jail, the GBI said Thursday in a statement. She’s charged with electronically furnishing obscene...

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A substitute teacher in northwest Georgia was arrested and fired after she allegedly sent nude photos of herself to several 14-year-old boys, according to reports. Lenea Pardue, 35, of Trenton, surrendered to authorities at the Dade County Jail, the GBI said Thursday in a statement. She’s charged with electronically furnishing obscene...
Georgia Southern student’s death in March was drug-related, GBI says
 The March death of a 22-year-old Georgia Southern University student from DeKalb County was drug-related, according to a GBI autopsy. Bradley Frietas, a Decatur High graduate, died of accidental acute heroin and fentanyl toxicity, a GBI medical examiner determined. “There is no suspicion of foul play” in Frietas’ death,...

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The March death of a 22-year-old Georgia Southern University student from DeKalb County was drug-related, according to a GBI autopsy. Bradley Frietas, a Decatur High graduate, died of accidental acute heroin and fentanyl toxicity, a GBI medical examiner determined. “There is no suspicion of foul play” in Frietas’ death,...
Georgia Southern student found dead in same apartment complex where another student died in March
 For the second time in six months, the GBI is investigating the death of a Georgia Southern University student in the same university housing facility. Malik Jones, a 20-year-old junior, was found dead about 8 p.m. Tuesday in his apartment in the Freedom’s Landing complex, the GBI said in a statement. The cause and manner of Jones&rsquo...

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For the second time in six months, the GBI is investigating the death of a Georgia Southern University student in the same university housing facility. Malik Jones, a 20-year-old junior, was found dead about 8 p.m. Tuesday in his apartment in the Freedom’s Landing complex, the GBI said in a statement. The cause and manner of Jones&rsquo...
Alabama attempted murder suspect captured in metro Atlanta
 It took Atlanta-based federal agents just hours to find and arrest a man wanted on four charges of attempted murder after he fired on police in Birmingham, Ala., an agency spokesman said Wednesday. Officers of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force captured Cornelius Williams Jr., 34, Tuesday in College Park, spokesman...

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It took Atlanta-based federal agents just hours to find and arrest a man wanted on four charges of attempted murder after he fired on police in Birmingham, Ala., an agency spokesman said Wednesday. Officers of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force captured Cornelius Williams Jr., 34, Tuesday in College Park, spokesman...
Man accused of groping 2 students at Georgia State
 Georgia State University police are seeking a man they say groped three women, including two students. Authorities on Wednesday released surveillance photos of the man they are seeking in connection with the incidents, which occurred about 1 p.m. Monday in the areas of Langdale Hall as well as Library South and Library Plaza, university police...

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Georgia State University police are seeking a man they say groped three women, including two students. Authorities on Wednesday released surveillance photos of the man they are seeking in connection with the incidents, which occurred about 1 p.m. Monday in the areas of Langdale Hall as well as Library South and Library Plaza, university police...