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WATCH LIVE | Bond revocation hearing…

Bone revocation hearing being held for Tex McIver.  visit main article

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Suspicious package investigation…

Police are investigating a suspicious package at  I-75 southbound at Northside Drive Tuesday morning. visit main article

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Students create device to help solve hot car deaths

Drew Charter School engineering students won a grant, but need money to present their invention at MIT. The East Lake students created a three-tier alert devise to reduce child and animal hot car deaths in the United States. They said their invention differs from many others in several ways. “We have a weight sensor, an ignition sensor, an infrared sensor, ...

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Purple Heart trial underway

Testimony got underway Monday in the case of a former cop indicted for lying about having a Purple Heart and using it to get tax-free car tags. The Purple Heart is awarded to U.S. military injured in combat. Former Holly Springs police officer Shane Ladner insists he earned a Purple Heart after being injured by a grenade during a top ...

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Woman thwarts burglary using surveillance system

A woman thwarted a burglary in her home. She was never in any danger because she was not even there at the time. Police said she chased the would-be thief off through her video surveillance system. Covington police said there was nobody in the home on Bent Pine Court, but the man inside the house was being watched. The woman ...

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Police: Man arrested after report of kidnapping in Buckhead

Police said they have arrested a man after receiving a report of a kidnapping from a Buckhead salon. It happened around 5 p.m. Monday at a salon located at 22 Bennett Street. Atlanta police said 19-year-old Eric Harris was fighting with Shayla Thomas outside of her job. Witnesses told police it looked like Harris forced Thomas into his car before ...

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School officials identify brothers killed in Roswell wreck

Two brothers were killed in Roswell Monday afternoon after their vehicle smashed into the side of a school bus carrying special needs students. The victims have been identified as James Irving Pratt and his 14-year-old brother, Joseph Thomas Pratt. Both were students at Lassiter High School in Marietta. The accident happened on GA Highway 92 (Woodstock Road) near West Road. ...

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Piedmont Road closed for I-85 repairs

Construction workers have shut down Piedmont Road to start the next phase of repairs at the site of the Interstate 85 bridge collapse. Contractors will be working to set new beams for the road project. #PiedmontRdClosure #Alternate If you’re coming from Buckhead on Piedmont SB, take a left on Lindbergh Dr, then a right on Cheshire Bridge Rd pic.twitter.com/MntvQIj7sl — ...

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Four drug overdoses in last 36 hours in Forsyth County

Four overdoses in the past three days have authorities in Forsyth County trying to determine if “more deadly than usual” heroin has hit the area. “We don’t know that we were dealing with heroin or fentanyl, some very dangerous substance and we wanted to make our community aware that that had made its way into Forsyth County this weekend,” said ...

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Newnan police searching for murder suspect

Newnan police are searching for a man wanted in the murder of a 19-year-old. Authorities released a photo of Andrew Wright Tuesday morning. According to investigators, he’s accused of shooting and killing Derrick Johnson. Johnson’s body was found lying in the front yard of someone’s home on Pinson Street in January 2015. Anyone with information on Wright’s whereabouts is asked ...

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