Clayton County Stories

A list of the most recent stories about Clayton County.

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With a new operating system update that was released last fall, iPhones now keep an actual log of places you've been, down to the address and the minute.

Is your iPhone an iSpy?

How well do you know your cellphone? For many of us, it knows where we are every minute of the day, and it's storing that list right there on your phone where anyone can find it. It's pretty common knowledge that our smartphones can tag pictures and videos with where ...

A 3-month-old baby is in her grandmother's care while her dad remains in jail for leaving the child in his car during a court visit.

Defense lawyer: Dad made mistake by leaving baby in car

A judge questioned how a father could watch his baby, left in his car, from a third-story window. According to deputies, Courtney Kidd went to court and thought he could not bring his 3-month-old daughter inside. Deputies said Kidd told them he was watching out for her on the third ...

Police: Teen shook neighborhood with homemade explosives

The Clayton County bomb squad checked a home for explosives early Thursday morning after neighbors reported multiple blasts that have shaken their neighborhood.   Police say the blasts were caused by a 16-year-old setting off homemade explosives at his home on Cedar Bend Court.   Investigators said they have charged ...

Men use stolen forklift in ATM theft

Tens of thousands of dollars were stolen after two thieves took a Clayton County ATM from the parking lot of a bank. Morrow police detectives told Channel 2’s Liz Artz the men first stole a forklift from Tara Elementary School. The forklift was being used for summer construction on the ...

Police: Teen burglar shot by resident

Three teens are under arrest and a fourth is in the hospital after police say a resident fought back during an attempted robbery. Clayton County police say the four teens tried to rob a resident inside the Laurel Park Apartments on Highway 85 around 3 a.m. The man shot one ...

Police make arrest in shooting of popular restaurant owner

East Point police arrested a man who they say robbed and killed a well-known restaurant owner. Police arrested 27 year-old Yusef Abdul Alkarim on Monday night. He's accused of killing Riyadh Nuriddan, 36, of Austell. The shooting happened on July 2.  Investigators say they knew early in the investigation that ...

Courtney Kidd was ordered by a judge to stay away from his infant daughter.

Judge orders dad to stay away from infant left in hot car

A Clayton County father faced a judge Tuesday,  accused of leaving his baby in a hot car the day before at the same courthouse. Courtney Kidd, 37, is accused of leaving his 3-month-old, Alasia Courtney Kidd, in his Cadillac Monday at the Clayton County Courthouse parking lot. The rescue and ...

A baby left in a car outside the Clayton County courthouse is with her grandmother this afternoon.

Dad facing charges after good Samaritan saves baby from hot car

A baby left in a car outside the Clayton County Courthouse is with her grandmother this afternoon. Channel 2’s Tom Jones was there as court officers cared for the baby and police arrested her father. “I’ve been in my car for the last five minutes and I’m perspiring and my ...

Back to School | Back 2 School Start Dates

Channel 2 Action News has a complete list of more 50 school district  starting dates. Check your local school district to see when your children go back to school, then join Channel 2 Action News weekdays starting at 4:30 am for overnight news, weather and Triple Team Traffic as you ...

Security guard shot at inside store after string of robberies

Police are searching for an armed robber who opened fire on a store security guard, and it was all caught on surveillance video. Joe Watkins says he is blessed to be alive. Surveillance video shows the gunman running up to the front door of Exotic Pleasures Two in Jonesboro. As ...

Mr. Rufus Roscoe Morrow celebrated his 105th birthday Tuesday among family and friends.

Atlanta man turns 105

An Atlanta man celebrated his 105th birthday with family and friends. Several people came together at Rufus Roscoe Morrow's house on Ferris Street in southwest Atlanta. Morrow was one of the first African-Americans to buy a home on Ferris Street in 1968, when blacks were first allowed to live in ...

Father fighting for justice after son shot several times

Police search for two people in a shooting that left a man on life support.   A witness in a Clayton County shooting that left a man on life support talked to Channel 2's Liz Artz about an argument he heard minutes before the 30-year-old victim was shot.   Police ...

Man killed in possible accidental shooting

Clayton County police are investigating a shooting in College Park. Police on the scene told Channel 2 Action News two male cousins were handling a gun when it went off. One of the men died.   The shooting happened inside of a bedroom at a house near the intersection of Denny ...

MARTA expansion to go before Clayton voters

A sales tax vote means Clayton County residents are one step closer to getting expanded MARTA service.   The county commission voted Saturday to put a one cent sales tax on the ballots in November.  It will be up to residents whether they want to raise taxes for public transportation. ...

When the good Samaritans found Chunk Park, he was under a bridge.

Good Samaritans step in to help homeless man shot 3 times

New developments have surfaced on the condition of a homeless man who was shot and released from the hospital just hours later. After seeing the story earlier in the week, good Samaritans and community groups have stepped forward to help.  South Korean immigrant Chun Park, 58, was shot in the ...

Woman says officer spit on her, called her racial slur

An officer was placed on leave after he was arrested, accused of spitting on a woman and calling her a racial slur.   Clayton County police Officer Thomas Sheats faces simple battery, simple assault and disorderly conduct.   He was arrested and booked into the Henry County Jail but has ...

Animal shelter accused of making animals live in filth

Several people who have contacted Channel 2 Action News to say a Clayton County animal shelter is not properly caring for dogs and they believe a contract with an outside vet needs to end.   The family who owns Pike County Mobile Pet Care has a contract with Clayton County. ...

Sandy Springs police have issued arrest warrants for one of several men they said are behind a rash of liquor store burglaries.

Police nab suspected serial liquor thief

Sandy Springs police have issued arrest warrants for one of several men they said are behind a rash of liquor store burglaries. Police told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik they are looking for 20-year-old Brente Hawkins of Riverdale in connection with at least three burglaries, including two in Sandy Springs and ...

Fireworks light up the sky last year at Lenox Square’s annual celebration. In metro Atlanta, there are plenty of events to help you mark Independence Day.

Watch July 4th fireworks around the Atlanta area

Fireworks will light up the sky all over metro Atlanta on July 4th. Cities and towns, parks, malls and other venues usually do more than set off rockets, sparklers and firecrackers, though. Many also host live music, games and other activities to help you party the day and evening away. ...

Clayton Co. hopes half-cent sales tax can bring MARTA service

Clayton County commissioners voted to approve a referendum on the November ballot for a half-cent sales tax in support of bringing MARTA service to the county.  MARTA leadership has said they will need a 1-cent sales tax participation in order to fund bus and rail service.    "It's not dead ...

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