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Police: Man who victims thought was Uber driver charged with rape
 Police in Athens said they charged a man who apparently led people to believe he was an Uber driver with raping a University of Georgia student after a second woman came forward with a similar story. Emerson Redd was charged Saturday, police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said. The second woman said an incident happened to her about 1...

Posted: 5 days ago

Police in Athens said they charged a man who apparently led people to believe he was an Uber driver with raping a University of Georgia student after a second woman came forward with a similar story. Emerson Redd was charged Saturday, police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said. The second woman said an incident happened to her about 1...
Alpharetta cops: DUI suspect reached 143 mph on Ga. 400 during chase
 An Alpharetta officer was injured in a crash early Saturday at the end of a high-speed chase that began on southbound Ga. 400, police said. At one point, the driver being pursued was clocked at 143 mph, spokesman Howard Miller said. The suspect was identified as 49-year-old John Bolling, Miller said. Other agencies also were involved...

Posted: 5 days ago

An Alpharetta officer was injured in a crash early Saturday at the end of a high-speed chase that began on southbound Ga. 400, police said. At one point, the driver being pursued was clocked at 143 mph, spokesman Howard Miller said. The suspect was identified as 49-year-old John Bolling, Miller said. Other agencies also were involved...
Clear day, then clouds; rain later in weekend
 Today: Sunny to partly cloudy. High: 72 Tonight: Cloudy. Low: 54 Tomorrow: Showers turning to steady rain. High: 64 Metro Atlanta is in for another weekend of mixed weather. Saturday should feature enjoyable spring conditions, but things will begin changing later in the day. Then, well, keep the rain gear handy, according to...

Posted: 5 days ago

Today: Sunny to partly cloudy. High: 72 Tonight: Cloudy. Low: 54 Tomorrow: Showers turning to steady rain. High: 64 Metro Atlanta is in for another weekend of mixed weather. Saturday should feature enjoyable spring conditions, but things will begin changing later in the day. Then, well, keep the rain gear handy, according to...
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: 5 days 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: 6 days 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: 6 days 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: 6 days 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: 6 days 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: 6 days 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: 6 days 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: 7 days 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...