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Embattled CEO Dwight Brown out for now at Cobb EMC

Dwight Brown, the indicted chief executive of Marietta-based Cobb EMC, retired Monday from the co-op he has led since 1993, meeting the terms of a ... Full story

22-Year-Old Steven Haire Arrested In Death Of 5-Month-Old

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- Fayette Investigator have arrested a 22-year-old in connection with the death of 5-month-old. Steven Anthony Haire, 22, has been charged with cruelty ... Full story

Police Arrest Adam Meacham In Roswell Bank Robbery

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Roswell police have made an arrest in connection to a bank robbery on East Crossville Road. Detectives said they received a series ... Full story

2 Ex-Judges Lose Georgia Law Licenses

TLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has accepted former Senior U.S. District Judge Jack Camp's voluntary surrender of his license to practice law, and has ... Full story

Georgia Tech Officer Joseph Figura Injured in Accident

ATLANTA - A Georgia Tech police officer is recovering at Grady Hospital Monday after crashing his squad car into a tanker truck. The accident happened ... Full story

Bibb Officer Harry Fargason Accused of Pulling Gun on Wife, Man

MACON, Ga. - A Bibb County sheriff's lieutenant has been charged with holding his wife and another man at gunpoint, then firing a shot. The Macon ... Full story

Augusta Man Robert Felix Accused Of Throwing Drugs Over Prison Fence

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Sheriff's officials say a man is accused of throwing a bag full of contraband over the fence into Augusta Medical Prison.A Richmond ... Full story

Atlanta Exotic Dancer Melissa Affatato Killed in Texas

ATLANTA - A Metro Atlanta family said they would fight to keep an alleged killer locked up in a Dallas jail. Dallas authorities say the ... Full story

Atlanta cop Steve Brown resigns after being accused of stealing $2,000

An Atlanta cop is under investigation after a woman accused him of stealing $2,000 from her, police said. Officer Steve Brown resigned Friday after news of ... Full story

Teacher Laurie Peavy Accused of Duct-taping Student Sentenced

CANTON, Ga. - Authorities say a Woodstock High School teacher accused of duct-taping an autistic boy to a chair and confining a girl under a ... Full story

Gwinnett Police Find Large Amount of Meth in Apartment

GWINNETT COUNTy, Ga. - Gwinnett County officials say they, along with Immigration Customs Enforcement agents, have arrested three people -- two men and one woman ... Full story

Missing Gwinnett Girl Pricella Ristick's Found Safe in Las Vegas

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A 12-year-old girl who disappeared from a Lilburn shopping center on Sunday has been found safe. Investigators say Priscilla Ristick was ... Full story

Woodstock Teacher Raymond Watts Charged With Child Porn Charges

CANTON, Ga. - Authorities say a Woodstock middle school teacher has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography after sharing images of underage boys ... Full story

Bubble Gum Bandit Tyrone Love Gets Four Years In Prison

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Authorities said a man accused of breaking into businesses to steal their gumball machines has been sentenced to four years in prison. Police ... Full story

Third lawyer quits defence of 'Auburn oak poisoner' Harvey Updyke

A third lawyer has stepped down from defending the man accused of poisoning the famous oak trees of Auburn University. Jerry Blevins became the latest attorney ... Full story

Gwinnett police arrest teacher Tom Wallace during prostitution sting

An Apalachee High School teacher and coach is on administrative leave after Gwinnett County police arrested him during an undercover prostitution sting last week, the ... Full story

Two Men Identified In Fatal Shooting Outside Bowling Alley

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Chamblee police are investigating a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a bowling alley just south of Interstate 285. Police said John ... Full story

Gwinnett judge billed county $1million-plus

Gwinnett County's newest judge, sworn in Jan. 6, already is causing a controversy in the courthouse. The county is auditing all the prior invoices from Recorder's ... Full story

Athens man Phillip Scruggs gets life in prison for setting girlfriend on fire

An Athens man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his girlfriend by setting her on fire nearly two years ago, ... Full story

15-Year-Old Held In Girlfriend Angel Freeman's Killing; Gun Found In Creek

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A 15-year-old boy is in custody following a fatal shooting in a wooded area behind 4111 Dunn Road in Ellenwood. The ... Full story

Gary Hilton Sentenced to Death in Fla. Murder

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A man found guilty in the 2007 decapitation murder of a Georgia nurse has been sentenced to death. A Tallahassee jury deliberated for ... Full story

Police Chase Ends in Fiery Crash

ATLANTA - A car involved in a chase with police went up in flames late Monday morning. According to Cobb County police, Cobb County units initiated ... Full story

Judge keeps 14-year-old Aaron Schmitt accused of shooting jailed

EVANS, Ga. -- A 14-year-old charged with the shooting death of a neighbor was in jail over the weekend after a judge denied him bond. Augusta ... Full story

Ga. woman Kimberly Martin pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

ATLANTA -- A Georgia woman has pleaded guilty to one count of residential mortgage fraud and one count of theft by deception. Gwinnett County Superior Court ... Full story

Rapper Lupe Fiasco To Speak At Clark Atlanta U

ATLANTA - Grammy Award-winning artist Lupe Fiasco will speak at Clark Atlanta University. Fiasco will speak on his 14-point philosophy on life known as his "LASERS ... Full story

Decatur Court Clerk Sonequa James Charged with Theft

DECATUR, Ga. - Authorities say a Decatur city court clerk has been arrested and charged with felony theft. Assistant City Manager Andrea Arnold said in a ... Full story

Vietnam boat sinking kills Cherokee High grad Holly Pyle

Jon Pyle noticed a dramatic change in his daughter as her 6-month tour of Asia came to a close. "She grew from a girl into a ... Full story

DUI, Manslaughter Suspect Brayan Rivera Escapes From Hospital

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County police are searching for a DUI and vehicular manslaughter suspect who slipped out of a hospital where he was ... Full story

Virginia Highland Rape Suspect Michael Parker Accused Of Being Con Artist

ATLANTA -- A man recently arrested in the rape of a woman in northeast Atlanta’s Virginia Highland community has also been charged as a con ... Full story

Hairdressers Whitney Mooney, Nikki Coker Accused Of Burglarizing Clients' Homes

ATHENS, Ga. -- Two hairdressers are accused of breaking into the homes of their customers and friends, and making off with nearly $500,000 in gold ... Full story

Harvey Updyke Arrested in Auburn University Tree Poisoning

A man was in court today charged with poisoning an Alabama university's famous 130-year-old oak trees. Harvey Almorn Updyke, 62, appeared in court today on suspicion ... Full story

'American Idol' Bus to Roll into Atlanta

ATLANTA - If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of FOX's hit show "American Idol," then you will get ... Full story

Borders to Close 5 Metro Atlanta Stores

ATLANTA - Borders is the superstore that brought the death of mom and pop book shops in the 1990's. Now the retail bookselling giant has ... Full story

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kembrough Posts Obscene Picture On Facebook

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A concerned Clayton County citizen sent CBS Atlanta an e-mail with a picture of Sheriff Kem Kembrough flipping the bird. “This type ... Full story

Barbie Bandit Ashley Miller Arrested Again

MARIETTA, Ga. -- One of two women who was dubbed the "Barbie Bandits" after a Cobb County bank heist is behind bars again. Ashley Nicole Miller, ... Full story

House Bill Would Ban Online, Cell Phone Bullying

ATLANTA - Legislation expanding Georgia’s bullying law to include text messages and social media sites is expected to be filed this week in the state ... Full story

Judge Rejects Ga. Inmate Roy Blankenship's Execution Drug Concerns

ATLANTA - A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by a Georgia inmate who claimed the state’s stockpile of a key lethal injection drug expired ... Full story

Man Shot In Head Outside Travel Inn on South Fulton

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A man was rushed to the hospital after being shot at a south Fulton County hotel. It happened at the Travel ... Full story

DeKalb Chief Talks About Firefighters Accused of Drinking

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - There was a major shake-up Monday night at the DeKalb County Fire Department. Several firefighters were demoted and one deputy chief ... Full story

Zoo Atlanta's Newest Panda Named Po

ATLANTA - The only giant panda cub born at a U.S. zoo last year now has a name to match his fame -- Po, after ... Full story

Death row inmate Roy Blankenship 'You can't execute me with expired drugs'

A death row inmate is trying to stay his execution after claiming a stockpile of a key lethal injection drug is out of date. Convicted murderer ... Full story

Hypothermia Cited in UF Students Michael Pirie, Grant Lockenbach Cave Death

LaFAYETTE, Ga. - Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson says rescue workers believe that two University of Florida students who died in a north Georgia cave ... Full story

Brunswick Man, Wife Accused In Bank Robbery

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Authorities have arrested a Brunswick man previously convicted in a killing, and his wife on bank robbery charges. A police SWAT team arrested ... Full story

2 College Students Killed Exploring Cave

Two University of Florida students were found dead on Saturday in a deep cave at Pigeon Mountain near LaFayette, Ga. Authorities said the two male students ... Full story

Texas Man Michael Paul Lucking kills girlfriend, drives to Georgia

A 40-year-old man has been accused of killing his girlfriend in Texas and then driving to Atlanta and confessing to his estranged wife. Michael Paul Lucking ... Full story

Employee Kelley Jo Taylor Accused Of Stealing $200K From Salvation Army

ATLANTA -- Prosecutors said a former Salvation Army employee has been indicted on 45 counts of theft. Authorities said 36-year-old Kelley Jo Taylor Allison Vishnubhotla is ... Full story

Job Cuts Likely at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital

ATLANTA -- Officials at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital say that because of a reduction in government funding, some job cuts will likely be necessary. CEO Michael ... Full story

Couple James Hood, Briana Hood charged with murder in stabbing

ATHENS, Ga. -- A couple who reported stabbing a man in self-defense after he broke into their apartment have been charged with felony murder. Twenty-eight-year-old James ... Full story

Marietta Teen Jacob Blackmore Killed In Crash With Margarine Truck

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - After nearly 12 hours of work, all lanes of Interstate 285 eastbound have re-opened after a wrong-way driver slammed into a ... Full story

Atlanta Marine Recruit Keerica Allen Dies At Training Base

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- A 19-year-old recruit from Georgia at the Marine Corps training base in South Carolina has died and officials are checking to see ... Full story

Trial for Man Accused of Killing Lithonia Woman

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A man accused of gunning down a mother of four in DeKalb County is expected to face a judge Thursday. Opening statements ... Full story

Witnesses: Drivers Arguing Before Pedestrian Killed

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A 23-year-old man was killed while crossing a street in Clayton County on Thursday morning. The victim was walking on Mount Zion ... Full story

Ga. Immigration Bill Targets Employer Checks

ATLANTA -- A Georgia state lawmaker on Thursday filed legislation that targets illegal immigrants in the work force and is drawing criticism from several fronts, ... Full story

Ex-Fulton Deputy Sheriff Richard Jackson Convicted Of Killing Pimp

UPDATED: Ex-Deputy Sentenced For Killing Pimp ATLANTA -- An ex-Fulton County deputy sheriff faces 20 years in prison after being convicted of killing a pimp nearly ... Full story

Pepper Spray Prompts Heritage High School Evacuation

CONYERS, Ga. -- Students at a high school in Rockdale County were evacuated Wednesday after a type of pepper spray was released inside a school ... Full story

Storm Wreaks Havoc with Air Travel

ATLANTA - Atlanta may have avoided the colossal snowfall the Midwest has experienced, but travelers going through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport haven't been spared the cancellations ... Full story

Head of Atlanta's '30 Deep' gang George "Keon" Redding convicted

The leader of one of Atlanta’s most violent and prolific street gangs was sentenced to two life sentences plus 40 years for killing two men ... Full story

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