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Man found outside mall was reported missing earlier this week

Man found outside mall was reported missing earlier this week

A man Atlanta police had been looking for since Tuesday was found dead Friday morning with multiple......
‘Little bit of a twist’: 2 men shoot each other at Marietta hotel

‘Little bit of a twist’: 2 men shoot each other at Marietta hotel

Two men were injured when they shot at each other inside a hotel room in Marietta, police said Wedne......
Cops worked to release jailed father for kidney donation to son

Cops worked to release jailed father for kidney donation to son

Two weeks after a Gwinnett County man was told his recent arrest would push back his kidney donation......
Arrest made in deadly shooting outside strip club

Arrest made in deadly shooting outside strip club

A man is in jail after he allegedly shot and killed someone outside a southwest Atlanta strip club S......
Toddler’s kidney transplant stalled due to dad’s latest arrest

Toddler’s kidney transplant stalled due to dad’s latest arrest

The organ transplant of a 2-year-old boy who was born without a kidney will likely be stalled for mo......
Mother charged after 2 boys found dead at home

Mother charged after 2 boys found dead at home

A 24-year-old woman has been charged after two of her sons were found dead Friday night at their sou......
Girl, 14, assaulted at bus stop near home, police say

Girl, 14, assaulted at bus stop near home, police say

A 14-year-old girl was assaulted Friday morning while she waited for a school bus outside her reside......
Police pilot felt ‘strong wind gust’ before helicopter crash, report says

Police pilot felt ‘strong wind gust’ before helicopter crash, report says

The Gwinnett County police officer who was piloting a helicopter last month felt a “stron......
Woman shot multiple times after firing at officer; 7 detained 

Woman shot multiple times after firing at officer; 7 detained 

A woman was shot multiple times early Thursday after firing at a Gwinnett County SWAT officer, polic......
Suspect in woman’s death now jailed in Cobb

Suspect in woman’s death now jailed in Cobb

The man charged in a deadly attack on a Smyrna woman and captured days later in Texas is in custody in Cobb County....
Pizza worker shot after closing Gwinnett restaurant

Pizza worker shot after closing Gwinnett restaurant

The general manager of a Gwinnett County pizza restaurant was shot Monday night as he walked to his......
Gwinnett man suspected in wife’s death arrested in Alabama

Gwinnett man suspected in wife’s death arrested in Alabama

A man was arrested in Alabama just hours after police found his wife’s body in a Gwinnett Coun......
Call from another county leads Gwinnett police to woman’s body

Call from another county leads Gwinnett police to woman’s body

A woman’s body was found early Saturday in a Gwinnett County apartment, and police are investi......
Man gets 25 years in prison for attacking girlfriend with machete

Man gets 25 years in prison for attacking girlfriend with machete

Attacking his girlfriend with a machete has brought a Henry County man a 25-year prison term....
Man shot, killed by Paulding deputy wasn’t original warrant subject

Man shot, killed by Paulding deputy wasn’t original warrant subject

The man shot to death Thursday by Paulding County deputies was not the person they originally were seeking when they went to the residence....
Police: ATM thieves may be linked to robbery, shooting

Police: ATM thieves may be linked to robbery, shooting

The people who are linked to two recent ATM robberies in Atlanta may also have robbed people while they changed a tire this week in Midtown....
2 robbed while changing tire in Midtown; 1 shot

2 robbed while changing tire in Midtown; 1 shot

Four people with masks on ambushed two men as they changed a tire in Midtown, robbed them at gunpoint and shot one of them in the abdomen....
Man gets life in prison for deadly attack on mother

Man gets life in prison for deadly attack on mother

While out on bond after allegedly setting fire to his mother’s house, a man conducted a deadly......
$2K reward offered after Atlanta councilman, candidate robbed

$2K reward offered after Atlanta councilman, candidate robbed

Councilman C.T. Martin and council candidate Andrea Boone were robbed Saturday while leaving Boone's campaign headquarters on Lynhurst Drive....
Woman gets prison for attacking teen niece with razor blade

Woman gets prison for attacking teen niece with razor blade

A woman is facing three years in prison after she was convicted Thursday of attacking her niece with......
Cops: Man used smartphone to demand cash from banks 

Cops: Man used smartphone to demand cash from banks 

A couple of recent incidents in Gwinnett County have put a new twist on the traditional bank robbery note - the use of a smartphone....
Convicted murderer at large, DA says

Convicted murderer at large, DA says

An arrest warrant is active for a convicted murderer who is at large after his trial ended Friday, a......
Suspect not in court for murder conviction, DA says

Suspect not in court for murder conviction, DA says

A man was not in court Friday when he was convicted of murder and other charges in a 2014 shooting d......
Suspect arrested in deadly hit-and-run in Home Depot parking lot

Suspect arrested in deadly hit-and-run in Home Depot parking lot

A man is in custody in connection with a deadly hit-and-run in a Home Depot parking lot, accord......
JUST IN: 2 shot at southwest Atlanta convenience store

JUST IN: 2 shot at southwest Atlanta convenience store

Two brothers were shot at a southwest Atlanta convenience store and one of them stumbled into a McDo......
Warrant: Cobb woman killed slashed in head and neck

Warrant: Cobb woman killed slashed in head and neck

A man arrested in connection with the death of a Smyrna woman allegedly slashed the woman’s h......
Decomposing body ID’d as Cobb woman; cops say drugs a factor in death

Decomposing body ID’d as Cobb woman; cops say drugs a factor in death

Police confirmed Monday that a decomposing body found Saturday was that of a woman who was reported......
Woman found dead in backyard of Cobb County home

Woman found dead in backyard of Cobb County home

A woman was found dead Saturday in the same north Cobb County neighborhood where a woman was reporte......
Atlanta man’s code on Army computer cost taxpayers $2.6M

Atlanta man’s code on Army computer cost taxpayers $2.6M

An Atlanta man was convicted Wednesday of placing malicious code on a U.S....
Second suspect arrested in deadly shooting of man in front of son

Second suspect arrested in deadly shooting of man in front of son

Police have arrested the second suspect in the case of a man who was shot to death in Gainesville in......
2 found dead in Gwinnett house

2 found dead in Gwinnett house

Two people were found dead Saturday with gunshot wounds in a Gwinnett County house, police said....
Video released after Marietta man shot during deadly carjacking

Video released after Marietta man shot during deadly carjacking

Atlanta police are seeking the public’s help to identify those suspected in the shooting death......
Caregiver pleads guilty to stealing $50K from Alzheimer’s patient

Caregiver pleads guilty to stealing $50K from Alzheimer’s patient

A caregiver is banned from working with the elderly after she pleaded guilty to stealing thousands f......
Suspect in shooting death arrested in metro Atlanta

Suspect in shooting death arrested in metro Atlanta

A man wanted in connection with a shooting death in Middle Georgia was arrested in Clayton County, a......
Thieves steal from paramedics’ ambulance while they help patient

Thieves steal from paramedics’ ambulance while they help patient

Police in DeKalb County are seeking the people, possibly two men, who stole thousands of dollars wor......
Woman found dead in street had been shot multiple times, cops say

Woman found dead in street had been shot multiple times, cops say

A 20-year-old woman was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the middle of a northwest Atlanta......
Hotel guest refuses to leave, prompts 12-hour SWAT standoff, cops say 

Hotel guest refuses to leave, prompts 12-hour SWAT standoff, cops say 

The Araamda Inn in Gwinnett County was evacuated after the guest allegedly barricaded himself inside his room....
Cops: Slain woman, at-large suspect had a relationship

Cops: Slain woman, at-large suspect had a relationship

A Cobb County woman who was found dead in her residence and the man wanted in her death had a relati......
Man gets extra year in Atlanta federal prison camp after birthday escape

Man gets extra year in Atlanta federal prison camp after birthday escape

Federal inmate Fernando Settles was already serving 20 years as a result of August 2009 drug traffic......
Windows shot out of car wash; deputies seek information

Windows shot out of car wash; deputies seek information

A car wash in Cherokee County had its windows shot out last weekend, and sheriff’s officials a......
Suspect in weekend shooting in SW Atlanta surrenders

Suspect in weekend shooting in SW Atlanta surrenders

Hours after authorities released surveillance images of a man wanted in connection with a weekend sh......
Cops: Car used by dad charged with murder is found

Cops: Car used by dad charged with murder is found

The vehicle that is thought to have been used by a man accused of killing his 3-month-old daughter h......
Shooting leaves man dead in DeKalb basement

Shooting leaves man dead in DeKalb basement

DeKalb County police are investigating a shooting death after a man’s body was found in the ba......
DeKalb SWAT situation involving mom, son ends peacefully

DeKalb SWAT situation involving mom, son ends peacefully

Police say a man with a mental illness and his mother are out of the house after an hours-long standoff in DeKalb County....
Notorious 86-year-old jewel thief Doris Payne released from jail

Notorious 86-year-old jewel thief Doris Payne released from jail

Doris Payne, the 86-year-old woman who has stolen about $2 million in jewelry over the last six deca......
Dad wanted after baby’s death in Gwinnett

Dad wanted after baby’s death in Gwinnett

An urgent search is underway for a man accused of killing his 3-month-old daughter, Gwinnett police......
Man, mother barricaded in DeKalb home; negotiations ongoing

Man, mother barricaded in DeKalb home; negotiations ongoing

A DeKalb County SWAT team is on the scene of a hostage situation involving a man and his mother, pol......
1 shot after struggle in car; accused gunman sought

1 shot after struggle in car; accused gunman sought

A man was shot inside a car in southwest Atlanta on Saturday, and police hope new surveillance foota......
Student found with stolen gun at metro Atlanta high school, cops say

Student found with stolen gun at metro Atlanta high school, cops say

A Newton County High School student was found with a stolen gun on campus Friday, prompting a lockdo......
Victim in deadly shooting dropped off at hospital

Victim in deadly shooting dropped off at hospital

Someone dropped off a victim in a deadly shooting at a metro Atlanta hospital, but didn't stick arou......