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Nursing home workers arrested in death of WWII veteran
 Three nursing home employees who were charged in the death of a World War II veteran in their care four years ago are in custody, a DeKalb County sheriff’s spokeswoman said Saturday. Loyce Pickquet Agyeman, 63, was arrested at her Snellville residence Friday, spokeswoman Cynthia Williams said. Agyeman, a licensed nurse practitioner...

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Three nursing home employees who were charged in the death of a World War II veteran in their care four years ago are in custody, a DeKalb County sheriff’s spokeswoman said Saturday. Loyce Pickquet Agyeman, 63, was arrested at her Snellville residence Friday, spokeswoman Cynthia Williams said. Agyeman, a licensed nurse practitioner...
Another record high set; rain on the way
 Today: Clouds and sun. High: 79 Tonight: More clouds. Low: 62 Tomorrow: Rain. High: 70 The weather Saturday in metro Atlanta broke new ground again. The temp hit 79, just passing the mark of 78 set last year,  Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls said. The 79 reading is 20 degrees above the average temp for this date. Rain...

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Today: Clouds and sun. High: 79 Tonight: More clouds. Low: 62 Tomorrow: Rain. High: 70 The weather Saturday in metro Atlanta broke new ground again. The temp hit 79, just passing the mark of 78 set last year,  Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls said. The 79 reading is 20 degrees above the average temp for this date. Rain...
Person killed in shooting at DeKalb hotel; 1 detained
 One person has been killed at a hotel near Stone Mountain, according to DeKalb County police. Police responded to the fatal shooting at the Haven Hotel in the 4800 block of Memorial Drive. A person has been detained and police are trying to determine what role that person played in the shooting, spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said. “We...

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One person has been killed at a hotel near Stone Mountain, according to DeKalb County police. Police responded to the fatal shooting at the Haven Hotel in the 4800 block of Memorial Drive. A person has been detained and police are trying to determine what role that person played in the shooting, spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said. “We...
$2M-plus drug bust called ‘game-changer’ in Georgia
 In what one official called “a game-changer,” about $2 million in heroin as well as methamphetamine and cash was found in Gwinnett County, authorities said Friday. A traffic stop Feb. 20 by the Georgia State Patrol led to police dogs finding drugs in the car, officials said at a news conference. They seized about $200,000 in cash...

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In what one official called “a game-changer,” about $2 million in heroin as well as methamphetamine and cash was found in Gwinnett County, authorities said Friday. A traffic stop Feb. 20 by the Georgia State Patrol led to police dogs finding drugs in the car, officials said at a news conference. They seized about $200,000 in cash...
Father of girl who disappeared in 2016 headed to prison
 The father of a Hall County girl who was the subject of a national Amber Alert in 2016 has been convicted on several child sex and molestation charges. Stephen Spires, 32, was sentenced to life plus 120 years in prison in Spalding County on Thursday after a jury found him guilty on child molestation, statutory rape and other charges, a court...

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The father of a Hall County girl who was the subject of a national Amber Alert in 2016 has been convicted on several child sex and molestation charges. Stephen Spires, 32, was sentenced to life plus 120 years in prison in Spalding County on Thursday after a jury found him guilty on child molestation, statutory rape and other charges, a court...
Explosives removed from vacant Cobb house after 10-hour search
 The scene outside a vacant Cobb County home cleared Friday evening after authorities — including a military bomb squad —found explosives, police said. Three pipe bombs, three additional explosive devices and other weapons were found at the home in the 2900 block of Bay Berry Drive in Marietta. Cobb police and fire were on...

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The scene outside a vacant Cobb County home cleared Friday evening after authorities — including a military bomb squad —found explosives, police said. Three pipe bombs, three additional explosive devices and other weapons were found at the home in the 2900 block of Bay Berry Drive in Marietta. Cobb police and fire were on...
School threats and arrests continue in, near metro Atlanta
 More school districts in and around metro Atlanta reported threats Friday and continued to discuss how they plan to deal with them. In Bartow County, an adult and two juvenile students were charged in connection with threats involving three different schools, officials said. One student was charged with reckless conduct and disruption of...

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More school districts in and around metro Atlanta reported threats Friday and continued to discuss how they plan to deal with them. In Bartow County, an adult and two juvenile students were charged in connection with threats involving three different schools, officials said. One student was charged with reckless conduct and disruption of...
Police ID gym-goer accused of swiping TV after pretending to work out
 The gym-goer who stole a television after pretending to work out has been identified, Gwinnett County police said. Ibrahim Halil Gordu, 31, of Norcross, took off his shirt at an apartment complex gym and returned — wearing a gray sweatshirt — with an accomplice to make off with a flat-screen TV, Cpl. Michele Pihera said Friday...

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The gym-goer who stole a television after pretending to work out has been identified, Gwinnett County police said. Ibrahim Halil Gordu, 31, of Norcross, took off his shirt at an apartment complex gym and returned — wearing a gray sweatshirt — with an accomplice to make off with a flat-screen TV, Cpl. Michele Pihera said Friday...
Woman wanted to sell car on Craigslist, but 2 men robbed her at gunpoint in her home
 It began when a Gwinnett County woman advertised a car for sale on Craigslist. When it all ended, the woman had been robbed at gunpoint in her home, was out $4,000, had a laptop and television damaged, and had a bruised lip, Channel 2 Action News reported. “I believed they will kill me,” she said. Her biggest mistake? Listing...

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It began when a Gwinnett County woman advertised a car for sale on Craigslist. When it all ended, the woman had been robbed at gunpoint in her home, was out $4,000, had a laptop and television damaged, and had a bruised lip, Channel 2 Action News reported. “I believed they will kill me,” she said. Her biggest mistake? Listing...
Tractor-trailer driver seriously injured in I-20 crash
 Traffic is moving again on I-20 West in Douglas County after a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a disabled vehicle seriously injured the truck driver, according to reports. About 6:30 a.m. Thursday, the tractor-trailer hit the vehicle on the right shoulder, turned over and went into the woods, the Georgia State Patrol said. The driver...

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Traffic is moving again on I-20 West in Douglas County after a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a disabled vehicle seriously injured the truck driver, according to reports. About 6:30 a.m. Thursday, the tractor-trailer hit the vehicle on the right shoulder, turned over and went into the woods, the Georgia State Patrol said. The driver...
Bartow woman charged in 83-year-old husband’s shooting death
 A Bartow County woman fatally shot her 83-year-old husband, a sheriff’s official said Thursday. Kim McCoy, 58, is charged with murder in the death of James "Sam" McCoy, whose body was found Wednesday afternoon,  Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said. Investigators responded to a Norton Road residence near Kingston for a reported...

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A Bartow County woman fatally shot her 83-year-old husband, a sheriff’s official said Thursday. Kim McCoy, 58, is charged with murder in the death of James "Sam" McCoy, whose body was found Wednesday afternoon, Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said. Investigators responded to a Norton Road residence near Kingston for a reported...
Man near tracks prompts MARTA rail service delay 
 A man was found injured near tracks at the Candler Park MARTA station, prompting officials to suspend train service for about 45 minutes Wednesday night, an agency spokeswoman said. About 9:15 p.m., a man was reported to be between an eastbound train and the wall, spokeswoman Stephany Fisher said. “We don't know how he got there,&rdquo...

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A man was found injured near tracks at the Candler Park MARTA station, prompting officials to suspend train service for about 45 minutes Wednesday night, an agency spokeswoman said. About 9:15 p.m., a man was reported to be between an eastbound train and the wall, spokeswoman Stephany Fisher said. “We don't know how he got there,&rdquo...
Latest threats target more North Georgia schools
 Two metro Atlanta schools were the targets of overnight threats, adding to the growing list of institutions in North Georgia that have received threats this week. Someone claimed on Snapchat they would make Covenant Christian Academy near Loganville “Number 19,” Gwinnett County police told Channel 2 Action News. The number is...

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Two metro Atlanta schools were the targets of overnight threats, adding to the growing list of institutions in North Georgia that have received threats this week. Someone claimed on Snapchat they would make Covenant Christian Academy near Loganville “Number 19,” Gwinnett County police told Channel 2 Action News. The number is...
Police capture teen accused of stabbing father, brother
 Gwinnett County police have a 17-year-old in custody after he allegedly stabbed his father and brother, then left the scene, a spokesman said Wednesday. The incident happened in the 2000 block of Spring End Court, near Patterson Road and Five Forks Trickum Road in the Lawrenceville area, Sgt. Jake Smith said. Maximilano Cardenas Garcia ...

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Gwinnett County police have a 17-year-old in custody after he allegedly stabbed his father and brother, then left the scene, a spokesman said Wednesday. The incident happened in the 2000 block of Spring End Court, near Patterson Road and Five Forks Trickum Road in the Lawrenceville area, Sgt. Jake Smith said. Maximilano Cardenas Garcia ...
Threats reported at several North Georgia schools, districts
 One day after “threats of violence” were reported at a metro Atlanta middle school, at least five schools or districts in North Georgia said they had some type of disruption Wednesday. One was involved for a second straight day. North Habersham Middle School: “We have received a report of a bomb threat being called...

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One day after “threats of violence” were reported at a metro Atlanta middle school, at least five schools or districts in North Georgia said they had some type of disruption Wednesday. One was involved for a second straight day. North Habersham Middle School: “We have received a report of a bomb threat being called...
Man hit, killed by car after running onto I-285
 A man who ran onto I-285 North early Wednesday was killed when a car hit him, DeKalb County police said. The driver of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala that hit the man lost control of the car and crashed into a guardrail along the interstate on-ramp from Glenwood Road, police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said. “(Emergency medical crews) evaluated...

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A man who ran onto I-285 North early Wednesday was killed when a car hit him, DeKalb County police said. The driver of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala that hit the man lost control of the car and crashed into a guardrail along the interstate on-ramp from Glenwood Road, police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said. “(Emergency medical crews) evaluated...
Boy with 2 broken legs recovering; hit-and-run driver sought
 A 6-year-old boy who has two broken legs after a weekend hit-and-run near Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is out of surgery and recovering, his father said Wednesday. “All went well with his surgery and he is now on the road to recovery,” Jason Ford said in a Facebook post. “Thank everyone for your prayers...

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A 6-year-old boy who has two broken legs after a weekend hit-and-run near Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is out of surgery and recovering, his father said Wednesday. “All went well with his surgery and he is now on the road to recovery,” Jason Ford said in a Facebook post. “Thank everyone for your prayers...
Deputies: Woman drives mom’s car into patrol vehicle in I-85 chase
 What began with a woman stealing her mother’s car late Sunday turned into a chase that reached 100 mph on I-85 and ended when the woman hit a patrol car, authorities said. Now, 20-year-old Caitlin Brooke Payne is in the Coweta County jail, charged with theft by taking and attempting to elude officers, records show. Shortly before midnight...

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What began with a woman stealing her mother’s car late Sunday turned into a chase that reached 100 mph on I-85 and ended when the woman hit a patrol car, authorities said. Now, 20-year-old Caitlin Brooke Payne is in the Coweta County jail, charged with theft by taking and attempting to elude officers, records show. Shortly before midnight...
Intruder shoots, seriously injures Athens man
 A man is in serious condition in a hospital after he was shot Monday at his home in Athens, police said. According to Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez, the victim told police an intruder entered his home on Sir Matthew Road and shot him. Officers found the man near his residence, bleeding from a gunshot wound. Police...

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A man is in serious condition in a hospital after he was shot Monday at his home in Athens, police said. According to Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez, the victim told police an intruder entered his home on Sir Matthew Road and shot him. Officers found the man near his residence, bleeding from a gunshot wound. Police...
Metro Atlanta middle school student made ‘threats of violence’
 Extra security is in force at a north Fulton County middle school Tuesday after a student made  “threats of violence” to other students over the weekend, a school district spokeswoman said. The student at Northwestern Middle School in Milton faces criminal charges and disciplinary action by Fulton County Schools, spokeswoman...

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Extra security is in force at a north Fulton County middle school Tuesday after a student made  “threats of violence” to other students over the weekend, a school district spokeswoman said. The student at Northwestern Middle School in Milton faces criminal charges and disciplinary action by Fulton County Schools, spokeswoman...
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