Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing for sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. The public testimony Tuesday before the Senate intelligence committee should yield Sessions’ most extensive comments to date on questions that have dogged his entire tenure as attorney general and that led him three months ago to step aside from the Russia probe. Lawmakers for weeks have demanded answers from Sessions, particularly about meetings he had last summerRead More →

Authorities are searching for two escaped inmates after two prison guards were shot and killed in Putnam County early Tuesday morning. #BREAKING: Here’s a look at the scene in Putnam County where two prison guards have been killed. Photo courtesy of Darren Love. #fox5atl — FOX 5 Atlanta (@FOX5Atlanta) June 13, 2017 The shooting happened around 5:45 a.m. on Georgia Highway 16 in between Eatonton and Sparta. According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, two prisoners were being transported on a bus when they overpowered two Georgia State Correctional Officers who were driving the vehicle. The prisoners disarmed the guards and one of theRead More →

John R. Tibbetts, an an economics teacher at Worth County High School, has been named the 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year. With this honor, Tibbetts will serve as an advocate for public education in Georgia, State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced Monday. Tibbetts graduated from the United States Military Academy and went on to serve for 21 years as an officer in the U.S. Army. During his time in the military, he was stationed overseas for more than five years, including service in Desert Storm, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Following his military service, Tibbetts spent time working in the private sector but ultimately decided toRead More →

Taco lovers rejoice! Thanks to the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Finals, Taco Bell is giving away free Doritos Locos Tacos on Tuesday. It’s part of their “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion. Ahead of the NBA Finals, the taco chain offered a free Doritos Loco Taco to everyone in America if a team playing “stole” a road win during the series. And the Golden State Warriors did just that at Wednesday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors have stolen a road win in the #NBAFinals. Get your free #DoritosLocosTacos on 6/13 from 2-6 p.m. Terms: — Taco BellRead More →

ATLANTA FORECAST Today: Scattered showers. High: 79 Tonight: Clear skies. Low: 64 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 84 » For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. A storm system is moving into metro Atlanta that could turn severe Thursday, according to Channel 2 Action News. “Isolated spots could get 40 to 60 mph winds and a lot of lightning,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. Even hail up to 1 inch in diameter is possible in some cases. Strong storms moving at about 45 mph, however, remained in far North Georgia early Thursday, Minton said. Parts of metro Atlanta, including south Fulton and northeastRead More →

Authorities early Thursday released a sketch of a gunman suspected of shooting a Banks County sheriff’s deputy in the chest at the Tanger Outlet mall in Commerce. Agencies throughout northeast Georgia including Hall County and Georgia State Patrol SWAT teams are searching for the shooter, according to the GBI. The deputy was wearing a bulletproof vest and is expected to be OK, but the gunman ran into nearby woods, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. RELATED: Deputy saved by bulletproof vest during Tanger Outlet shooting Deputies initially responded to an armed robbery about 4:10 p.m. Wednesday at the Atlanta Dragway, Miles said. Soon after, the shooter stole aRead More →