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Police investigating double homicide in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs police are investigating a double homicide at an apartment complex off Franklin Road. Two men were found shot to death in a unit Sunday evening. Investigators say they do not know if it was a random crime or if the killer knew his victims. Channel 2’s Liz Artz ...

Hawks CEO writes open letter apologizing to ‘team, fans and city of Atlanta’

Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin wrote an open letter Saturday apologizing to the team, fans and the city of Atlanta. “Over the course of the last week, the Hawks have let down our players, our employees, our fans and the city we love,” wrote Koonin. “Our shortcomings have been broadly ...

Hawks CEO writes open letter apologizing to ‘team, fans and city of Atlanta’

Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin wrote an open letter Saturday apologizing to the team, fans and the city of Atlanta. “Over the course of the last week, the Hawks have let down our players, our employees, our fans and the city we love,” wrote Koonin. “Our shortcomings have been broadly ...

Hawks GM will take indefinite leave

Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin says General Manager Danny Ferry is taking an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately. Friday afternoon, Koonin sent out a statement reading in part, "This has been an incredibly difficult time for him and his family and it is my hope that this time away ...

Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis talks with his attorney, Craig Gillen, and his wife, Philippa, as he appears before Judge Courtney Johnson in DeKalb County Superior Court during jury selection Monday. (KENT D. JOHNSON / KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM)

Jury picked in trial of DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis

A jury was seated Friday in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, who is fighting charges that he strong-armed county contractors for campaign donations. The 12 members of the jury and four alternates are expected to hear weeks of testimony before deciding whether Ellis is guilty or ...

Crews to repair sinkhole near Chastain Park this weekend

Crews will be making repairs to a growing sinkhole in Buckhead, and the work is expected to cause big traffic problems this weekend. The hole near Chastain Park first appeared in August on West Wieuca. At that time, the city said the problem began with work done by a subcontractor. ...

The warning is in effect through 2 p.m. Friday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Flash flood warning for Fulton, DeKalb and Gwinnett

The light rain and drizzle that persisted across most of metro Atlanta during Friday’s morning commute turned heavy in some areas, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for east-central Fulton, northern DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. The flash flood warning was posted just after 8 a.m. ...

Iyunna Johnson has been charged with reckless conduct after allegedly walking away from her son at a Union City liquor store.

Customer says mom abandoned child at liquor store

Police say a woman abandoned a child at a south Fulton County liquor store. One customer says she saw the toddler all the way at the end of a parking lot and a woman walking away from him at the other end of an alley.  That customer, who identified herself ...

FILE - In this July 10, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry speaks at a press conference in Atlanta. Ferry has been disciplined by CEO Steve Koonin for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year. Ferry apologized Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014,  for “repeating comments that were gathered from numerous sources” about Deng. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Audio of Atlanta Hawks call reveals controversial Ferry remarks

An audio recording obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveals remarks made during a conference call that sparked a chain of events and a future change in ownership for the Atlanta Hawks. The conference call took place in June as Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry discussed free agent Luol Deng. Channel ...

FILE - In this July 10, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry speaks at a press conference in Atlanta. Ferry has been disciplined by CEO Steve Koonin for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year. Ferry apologized Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014,  for “repeating comments that were gathered from numerous sources” about Deng. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Audio of Atlanta Hawks call reveals controversial Ferry remarks

An audio recording obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveals remarks made during a conference call that sparked a chain of events and a future change in ownership for the Atlanta Hawks. The conference call took place in June as Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry discussed free agent Luol Deng. Channel ...

Man says DeKalb County police can’t find his seized gun

An Ellenwood man said DeKalb County can't find the gun police seized from him when he was arrested in 2006.       "A weapon, how do you lose that?" Ralph Branch asked.   Branch has been asking that question for years. His quest to reclaim his property, including his .45 caliber ...

Detray Shivers

Stone Mountain man charged in death of 2-year-old nephew

A Stone Mountain man was charged with murder Thursday in the shooting death of his 2-year-old nephew.Detray Shivers, 25, and his wife, 23-year-old Alexia Thomas, were already in the DeKalb County Jail on charges of cruelty to children in the second degree — which calls for “criminal neglect” but not ...

Shanta Watson (in sunglasses) hugs her daughter, Kiara Ross, 15, a sophomore, after they reunited outside Norcross High School on Sept. 11, 2014. At far left is friend Kady Dosunu, 16, and on far right is Jamie Au, 15. Both are also sophomores.

Update: Lockdown lifted at Norcross High; two fight suspects in custody

One suspect is in custody and another is in the hospital after a fight near Norcross High School that possibly involved a gun. Norcross police Capt. Bill Grogan said the fight began about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in a wooded area adjacent to the school. When police got to the scene, ...

School spokesman Dean Jackson says procedures have been put in place to make sure a similar incident doesn't happen in the future.

Students burned by hot pavement during band practice

Several East Coweta High School band members received serious burns on their hands when they crawled on hot pavement during practice. The Coweta County School System spokesperson, Dean Jackson, says the band was working on their routine on the day of the football team’s home opener back on August 29th. ...

Police: Man kidnapped, forced to withdraw cash from ATM

Atlanta police are searching for three men who kidnapped a man from his home and made him withdraw money from an ATM. Police said the men followed the victim home in an orange Dodge Neon just before 1:30 a.m. Thursday. The men forced him out of his car and into ...

“They ruined my reputation, they ruined my career,” said James Morrow.

Coach says he was punished for blowing whistle on high school recruitment

A Clayton County coach said he blew the whistle on high school coaches recruiting players and it cost his job.   The coach said the intra-school recruiting happens too much, not just in Clayton County or Georgia, but nationwide.   He said he kept his teaching job but he couldn't ...

A gun rights group filed a second lawsuit against the U.S. Corps of Engineers’ policy prohibiting guns.

Group files lawsuit to permit guns at federally operated lakes

A gun rights group filed a second lawsuit against the U.S. Corps of Engineers’ policy that prohibits guns. It was filed in the Southern District of Georgia District Court.   “I want to be able to protect myself and my family when I go camping just like I would anywhere ...

Rave Cinemas patron finds man under her seat

An incident Tuesday night at the Rave Cinemas, involving a man found lying on the floor under a woman's seat, has police on alert.A 19-year-old movie patron, who asked not to be identified by name, was startled by the man, dressed in all black, who was on the floor between ...

The civil rights group had planned to meet with the Hawks at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but when they went in, they were turned away.

Civil rights leaders stage brief sit-in at Hawks office

Metro civil rights leaders tell Channel 2 Action News that they are upset Atlanta Hawks executives canceled their meeting to discuss the team’s racial controversy.   The civil rights group had planned to meet with the Hawks at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but received notice from the team that Hawks leadership ...

Thousands are expected to attend the funeral Wednesday for Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy. Cathy died early Monday morning at the age of 93.

Thousands attend funeral for Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy

Thousands attended the funeral Wednesday for Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy. Cathy died early Monday morning at the age of 93. The public funeral service took place at the First Baptist Church Jonesboro.  Family friend Tom Huckaby described Cathy as a good father, a family man, a good businessman and ...

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