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Snapchat disappears from Georgia lawsuit

A Spalding County judge dismisses Snapchat from a lawsuit filed after an injury wreck on Tara Boulevard in Lovejoy in September, 2015.   CBS News reports State Court Judge Josh Thacker finds Snapchat immune under the Communications Decency Act.   The lawsuit filed by Wentworth and Karen Maynard may proceed ...

A tractor trailer truck that was damaged by an apparent tornado lays on its side, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Albany, Ga. A vast storm system kicked up apparent tornadoes, shredded mobile homes and left other destruction scattered around the Southeast over the weekend. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

‘We need help:’ Local official calls out feds after deadly South Georgia storms

UPDATE [11:32 a.m.]: After a possible tornado ripped through his southwest Georgia community and killed four people, the chair of the Dougherty County Board of Commissioners called out the federal government Monday morning. "We need help,” Christopher S. Cohilas said during a press conference. “FEMA, please get people on the ...

Gas prices finally beginning to come down

After weeks of going up, gas prices are finally beginning to fall across metro Atlanta. According to GasBuddy's weekly survey, average retail prices in Atlanta are down 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.22.  During the same time, the national average is down 3.2 cents to $2.30 ...

The Georgia Dome, shown on the day of the Atlanta-Seattle playoff game, will host its final football game Sunday when the Falcons meet the Packers for the NFC Championship.

Events wind down as Georgia Dome preps for demolition

The Falcons leave the Georgia Dome in a shower of confetti.   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports only a few events are left before the 25-year-old Georgia Dome closes for good after two Monster Jam truck shows in March. "Our goal has always been for the Dome to go out on ...

John Lewis fires up crowd at Atlanta rally following Trump feud

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, whose feud with Donald Trump put Atlanta in the national spotlight, told thousands of marchers in his hometown on Saturday that they have a “moral mission and mandate to agitate.” “I know something about marching,” said the civil rights icon who led civil rights protests in the 1960s. ...

Georgians join pink-hatted March on Washington

Washington – They came from Atlanta, Athens, Savannah. Many were lifelong activists. Some said they had never done anything like this before. The Georgians streamed from hotels, from overnight buses, from cramped condo couches and from friends’ homes in far-flung Washington suburbs to join the estimated 500,000 for the Women’s March ...

Former Georgia Southern University nursing student Megan Richards, who survived a crash that killed five of her classmates, spoke in court on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

Survivor gets $15M in deadly pileup that killed nursing students

Nearly two years after a truck driver caused a seven-car crash killing five Georgia Southern University nursing students, a jury has awarded a survivor $15 million in a civil suit.  Jurors deliberated for about four hours Friday before deciding on the amount that trucking company Total Transportation of Mississippi and ...

Marietta's landmark "Big Chicken" restaurant is closing Monday to be remodeled, but the KFC franchise says the roadside fowl won't be affected much by the makeover. Here's a rendering of the planned new look.

Marietta's Big Chicken KFC restaurant is closing - but it's only temporary

An iconic restaurant in metro Atlanta is closing its doors Monday.  But the shuttering of the Big Chicken in Marietta is only temporary, as the KFC restaurant gets a major remodel.   KBP Investments owns the Big Chicken location and 60 other KFC stores in metro Atlanta.  All of them ...

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Ex-Mount Paran teacher indicted on sexual assault of a student charge

A former teacher at a Christian private school in Kennesaw was indicted Thursday on a charge of sexually assaulting a student. A grand jury handed down the decision three months after Christopher Brown turned himself in to police. Brown, 37, was fired from Mount Paran Christian School on Oct. 4 ...

Gwinnett County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Quinn has been arrested as part of a recent prostitution sting.

Cops: Gwinnett prosecutor caught on camera having sex with prostitute

The Gwinnett County prosecutor arrested in a massive prostitution sting this week was caught on video in the act, according to warrants. The documents released Thursday say Christopher Quinn, a 46-year-old assistant district attorney, was a “member” of the “Gold Club.” The brothel was run out of an apartment complex ...

Gwinnett prosecutor arrested in huge DeKalb prostitution bust

Gwinnett County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Quinn is facing charges related to a prostitution bust that resulted in 56 arrests. Police say a high-end escort service dubbed “Gold Club” was operating out of an apartment across the street from the Dunwoody police station. A second escort service known as “Lipstick and Shoes” was ...

Police were investigating Tuesday afternoon after a woman was found dead in the front yard of a Roswell home.

Johns Creek woman found dead in Roswell yard

A woman found dead in the front yard of a Roswell home has been identified, police say. Karen Lee LaForge, 53, of Johns Creek, was found near the side of a house Tuesday afternoon, Roswell police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Holland said. A man inside a home on Tyson Circle called ...

Police were investigating Tuesday afternoon after a woman was found dead in the front yard of a Roswell home.

Roswell woman found dead in front yard

Police were investigating after a woman was found dead Tuesday in the front yard of a Roswell home. The death is being investigated as a homicide, according to Channel 2 Action News.  A man inside a home on Tyson Circle called 911 about 2:30 p.m. and Roswell officers arrived to ...

Feud erupts over Diane McIver estate

The company Diane McIver led plans to file a legal claim asserting the late businesswoman’s estate owes it nearly $1 million. The move by U.S. Enterprises - where Diane McIver was president - could tie up her considerable assets as her husband faces criminal charges in her death. In a ...

Dozens of protesters gathered Tuesday afternoon at the Gwinnett County and Justice Administration Center in response to Commissioner Tommy Hunter's "racist pig" Facebook post.

Gwinnett chairman apologizes for colleague’s ‘racist pig’ comments

Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash said Tuesday she has personally apologized to U.S. Rep. John Lewis for the comments of colleague Tommy Hunter, who called the civil rights icon “a racist pig” on Facebook. In an auditorium filled with several dozen protesters, Nash read a letter she said she sent ...

Abigail Lee Kemp, 24, has been tied to jewelry store robberies across the Southeast.

Smyrna woman gets 10 years in $4 million multistate jewelry heist

Nearly two-and-half weeks after a Smyrna resident pleaded guilty to a multistate jewelry heist, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison on conspiracy, interfering with commerce by robbery and firearm charges. Police say she stole more than $4 million in jewels.  Abigail Kemp was trained – groomed even – ...

Authorities said Salathiel Zeno, 42, of Lawrenceville, last spoke to her estranged husband by phone in early December.

Gwinnett woman found in storage bin had been missing since New Year’s Day

A Lawrenceville woman found dead inside a storage bin on a homeowner’s lawn was reported missing by her husband Jan. 1, Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Deon Washington said Friday.  Authorities said Salathiel Zeno, 42, last spoke to her estranged husband by phone in early December. The husband said he ...

DA seeks death penalty for man accused of killing 2 Georgia deputies

A middle Georgia District Attorney said Thursday he will seek the death penalty against Ralph Stanley Elrod Jr., accused of killing two Peach County deputies. “Those who intentionally take the lives of law enforcement officers who are peaceably and lawfully carrying out their sworn duty to protect the public should ...

Authorities said Salathiel Zeno, 42, of Lawrenceville, last spoke to her estranged husband by phone in early December.

Gwinnett homeowner finds woman’s body in storage bin on front lawn

Gwinnett County police are investigating how a body in a plastic storage bin got onto a homeowner’s front lawn.  According to police spokesman Cpl. Deon Washington, the homeowner found the body on his lawn on James Road near Cruse Road and called police.  “The victim is showing the beginning signs ...

Police in search of possible kidnapping suspect

Paulding County authorities are on the lookout for a man who may have tried to kidnap a ten-year-old girl on Wednesday.  Sgt. Ashley Henson with the Paulding County Sheriff's Office says the little girl was riding her bicycle in the cul-de-sac in her Ivy Springs Subdivision on Ivy Springs Drive, ...

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