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Bonds denied, set in 1983 cold case death

Bonds denied, set in 1983 cold case death

Two people were denied bond Saturday and another person had bonds set in connection with charges fro......
Man gets 16 years in prison for shooting his sister during argument

Man gets 16 years in prison for shooting his sister during argument

A Hall County man received a 16-year prison sentence Thursday in the 2016 shooting death of his sist......
Arrest made in deadly shootings of couple, grandson

Arrest made in deadly shootings of couple, grandson

Roger Owens is charged with malice murder in connection with the deaths of Carson Holliman, 64, his wife Vondell Holliman, 63, and Christopher Holliman,24....
5 arrested in child sex sting 

5 arrested in child sex sting 

Five men who contacted children online and traveled from areas around metro Atlanta to meet them for sex are in jail after a months-long investigation....
Dad captured hours after 2-week-old baby found dead in woods

Dad captured hours after 2-week-old baby found dead in woods

A Newton County family has confirmed their 15-day-old girl is dead and police have captured the fath......
Your tax bills are due very soon, Gwinnett

Your tax bills are due very soon, Gwinnett

About 63 percent of Gwinnett's residential properties saw a change in value on this year's assessments....
Former Covington Housing Authority manager pleads guilty to misusing company card

Former Covington Housing Authority manager pleads guilty to misusing company card

A former Covington Housing Authority manager has pleaded guilty to making more than $35,000 in perso......
R&B singer Christopher Williams accused of stealing $99 headphones

R&B singer Christopher Williams accused of stealing $99 headphones

R&B singer Chris Williams spent a couple of hours in the Henry County jail for allegedly stealing a pair of $99 headphones from Kohl's....
Fire engine hit by truck while responding to crash on I-85 

Fire engine hit by truck while responding to crash on I-85 

A fire engine was hit by a pickup truck Tuesday morning while responding to a crash on I-85 North in......
‘Senseless killing’: Slain Georgia detective shot; felon captured after manhunt

‘Senseless killing’: Slain Georgia detective shot; felon captured after manhunt

She made time for the community’s needs as a five-year veteran with the Polk County police dep......
Citing Talmadge racism, Savannah  votes to change iconic bridge’s name

Citing Talmadge racism, Savannah votes to change iconic bridge’s name

Savannah’s City Council on Thursday passed a resolution to change the name of the city’s......
Tenn. triple murder suspect wanted in Georgia

Tenn. triple murder suspect wanted in Georgia

A man charged in connection with the deadly shootings of his wife and their two children is also wan......
Woman crashes SUV into girls’ brawl  — and her daughter was hit

Woman crashes SUV into girls’ brawl — and her daughter was hit

A driver arrested for crashing an SUV into a group of girls involved in a street fight is the mother......
Dog thrown across yard; neighbor charged with animal cruelty

Dog thrown across yard; neighbor charged with animal cruelty

A chihuahua was severely injured after a man threw the dog across a yard while drunk, the Coweta Cou......
Father killed in hit-and-run while on coffee run before work

Father killed in hit-and-run while on coffee run before work

Nikolas Truskosky was killed Wednesday morning in a hit-and-run, family said....
Former jail worker shot, killed by Spalding County sheriff’s deputy

Former jail worker shot, killed by Spalding County sheriff’s deputy

A Spalding County deputy shot and killed a former jail worker, the sheriff said....
Teen found with gun at high school football game

Teen found with gun at high school football game

Officials at Clarke Central High School in Athens are reviewing security procedures after a student......
Toddler run over by car; babysitter charged

Toddler run over by car; babysitter charged

A babysitter in northwest Georgia was arrested after the 1-year-old child she was supposed to be wat......
Bail bond worker got wrong person; woman awarded almost $1M

Bail bond worker got wrong person; woman awarded almost $1M

A bail bond worker went into a Walmart in Columbus in 2014 looking for a woman named Jasmine Hayes,......
Police: Bomb-making materials found in Athens apartment

Police: Bomb-making materials found in Athens apartment

A man was denied bond Thursday after authorities found a variety of bomb-making materials in his Ath......
Driver charged in UGA cyclist death wants trial moved

Driver charged in UGA cyclist death wants trial moved

The driver who is accused of DUI and other offenses in a crash that killed a University of Georgia g......
Snellville mayor turns self in on tax evasion, theft charges

Snellville mayor turns self in on tax evasion, theft charges

Snellville Mayor Tom Witts was indicted last week on 65 felony counts, with allegations ranging from tax evasion to misuse of campaign funds....
Longtime farms chief Tommy Irvin dies

Longtime farms chief Tommy Irvin dies

Tommy Irvin, a former agriculture commissioner who was the longest-serving statewide official in Geo......
Georgia schedules its second execution of 2017

Georgia schedules its second execution of 2017

Georgia schedules a lethal injection for a 1990 murder. This will be the second execution for the state in 2017....
Mystery drug sickens two Middle Georgia students; 5 arrested

Mystery drug sickens two Middle Georgia students; 5 arrested

Officials haven’t confirmed if a drug that sickened two Middle Georgia students recently is LS......
Labor Day weekend traffic deaths down slightly in Georgia

Labor Day weekend traffic deaths down slightly in Georgia

Nine people died in traffic crashes statewide during the Labor Day weekend travel period, the Georgi......
Superintendent: Teacher ‘wrong’ to tell student he can’t wear Trump shirt 

Superintendent: Teacher ‘wrong’ to tell student he can’t wear Trump shirt 

A Cherokee County high school teacher is facing criticism on social media after she told students th......
Dogfighting charges filed against animal-cruelty suspect

Dogfighting charges filed against animal-cruelty suspect

Dogfighting charges have been filed against the suspect in an animal-cruelty case involving 100-plus......
2 charged in deadly shooting of man in front of his son; 1 suspect at large

2 charged in deadly shooting of man in front of his son; 1 suspect at large

Two Gainesville men, one of whom is still at large, have been charged in the shooting death of anoth......
Residents assaulted during home invasion; 4 arrested

Residents assaulted during home invasion; 4 arrested

Four people were arrested after two Walton County residents were assaulted during an armed home inva......
GBI: Georgia deputy fatally shoots man who ran from traffic stop

GBI: Georgia deputy fatally shoots man who ran from traffic stop

A 47-year-old man was shot and killed by a Greene County sheriff’s deputy after the man ran fr......
After Virginia, Georgia has the most Confederate symbols in the country

After Virginia, Georgia has the most Confederate symbols in the country

Monuments, roads, schools, courthouses - a look at the Confederate symbols monuments in different parts of the state of Georgia...
Kennesaw to state: Let us decide what to do with our Confederate flag

Kennesaw to state: Let us decide what to do with our Confederate flag

Kennesaw’s elected leaders want Georgia legislators to let them decide what to do with the Confederate flag that's flown in downtown for decades....
UGA student attacked; man charged

UGA student attacked; man charged

A man was arrested after he attacked a University of Georgia student Thursday night “with a cu......
Inmate escapes from Georgia work detail

Inmate escapes from Georgia work detail

An inmate has escaped from a work detail in Middle Georgia, according to state prison officials....
Veteran Lithia Springs High teacher shoots self at school; classes canceled

Veteran Lithia Springs High teacher shoots self at school; classes canceled

Early Thursday morning, a veteran Lithia Springs High School teacher walked to his classroom, pulled......
Georgia man in custody after shots fired during standoff with cops

Georgia man in custody after shots fired during standoff with cops

A man was taken into custody Wednesday after he fired shots during a two-hour standoff with officers......
Driver charged with DUI after van crashes into Moe’s during 9-car wreck

Driver charged with DUI after van crashes into Moe’s during 9-car wreck

A man from metro Atlanta has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs and reckle......
Waffle House customers ordered to ground, robbed

Waffle House customers ordered to ground, robbed

Waffle House employees and customers were ordered to the ground and robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday......
Deal suspends Walton Co. sheriff for 30 days after bar incident investigation

Deal suspends Walton Co. sheriff for 30 days after bar incident investigation

The Walton County sheriff who failed to report his arrest in a Florida bar last year was suspen......
GBI: Deputy shot and killed man who got out of vehicle with gun

GBI: Deputy shot and killed man who got out of vehicle with gun

A man killed Sunday by a Georgia sheriff’s deputy was shot after he got out of his vehicle wit......
9 children left alone at day care; worker arrested

9 children left alone at day care; worker arrested

An Augusta day care worker was arrested after nine children were left unattended Friday, the sheriff......
Ex-NFL player arrested after armed robbery of cellphone store

Ex-NFL player arrested after armed robbery of cellphone store

A former NFL player who played high school football in Gwinnett County was one of two men arres......
Police: Man confessed to fatally shooting neighbor over dog droppings

Police: Man confessed to fatally shooting neighbor over dog droppings

A man confessed to fatally shooting his Barrow County neighbor over the victim’s dog droppings......
Man gets life in prison for murdering his child’s mother in Kroger parking lot

Man gets life in prison for murdering his child’s mother in Kroger parking lot

A 31-year-old man got a life sentence in prison Tuesday for murdering his child’s mother outsi......
Child in SWAT standoff was shot, deputies say

Child in SWAT standoff was shot, deputies say

An 11-month-old girl rescued from Monday’s SWAT standoff in Forsyth County was shot, a sheriff......
WATCH: Ex-NFL player among cops who lift car off man after shooting

WATCH: Ex-NFL player among cops who lift car off man after shooting

Police believe the victim hid under the car -- which was left in drive -- after shots started ringing out....
14 years later, ICE makes arrest in deadly Atlanta shooting

14 years later, ICE makes arrest in deadly Atlanta shooting

Carlos Chavez, 34, is accused of killing an unrelated man named Francisco Chavez in Atlanta in 2003....
Man wins $1M in Georgia Lottery — and court case

Man wins $1M in Georgia Lottery — and court case

Two years after buying a winning Georgia Lottery ticket, a northeast Alabama man is close to collect......
Rescue group tries to help dog shot by pellet gun

Rescue group tries to help dog shot by pellet gun

Several people are trying to help a dog in Forsyth County who can’t walk normally after he was......