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Young athletes’ dreams of going to the Junior Olympic Games in Iowa may be crushed, after their coach says thousands of dollars to pay for their trip disappeared.

Thousands of dollars missing from kids track club

Young athletes’ dreams of going to the Junior Olympic Games in Iowa may be crushed -- their coach says thousands of dollars to pay for their trip disappeared. “It would be devastating. You have to understand some of these kids have been training since November in 18-degree weather,” said coach ...

UGA football player arrested on aggravated assault charge

A University of Georgia defensive lineman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault/domestic violence Tuesday morning. UGA police arrested Jonathan Taylor and booked him into the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 6:08 a.m., according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The incident report was not yet available, but police said they responded ...

The tumor has been inside Doris Lewis, 59, for two months and has reached the size of a beach ball.

Amazing transformation for woman who had beach ball-sized tumor

A Georgia woman who carried around a 30-pound tumor says she is overjoyed to finally have her life back after doctors removed the benign mass from her stomach. “It was either me or the tumor and it was the tumor that had to go,” said 59-year-old Doris Lewis of Newton ...

Georgia voters to decide GOP Senate nominee, other key runoff races

A bruising nine-week runoff hurtles to a halt on Tuesday as Republicans decide their nominee for a nationally-watched open U.S. Senate seat and voters from both parties select their picks for the top schools job. At the top of the ballot is the heated contest between Rep. Jack Kingston and ...

The soldier sent Diamant a picture of one a sign warning soldiers about the water.

Coca-Cola apologizes for water distributed to soldiers in Afghanistan

Channel 2 Action News has learned that Coca-Cola is now offering an apology as they investigate a big batch of bottled water that some suspect made U.S. soldiers and contractors in Afghanistan sick.   Since Channel 2 investigative reporter Aaron Diamant broke the story earlier this month, the U.S. Army ...

Report reveals legal advice in local GM case that sparked recall

An internal investigation by former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas reveals the legal advice General Motors received about the case of a local nurse driving on her birthday who crashed and died in a defective Chevy Cobalt.   The investigation into the death of 29-year-old Brooke Melton sparked the GM recall ...

Kroger pharmacist denies shooting video up woman's skirt

A pharmacist for a local grocery store chain faces a felony charge of eavesdropping after allegedly trying to shoot video up a woman's skirt. Tim Colgrove is free on bond after Suwanee Police charged him Sunday night. Gwen Rivera, in an exclusive interview with Channel 2’s Tony Thomas, said she was ...

Woman fights to protect homeowners from paying for broken sidewalks

Atlanta homeowners are on the hook for sidewalk repairs, which can cost thousands of dollars. But some city leaders want to change that.   Channel 2’s John Bachman found out why supporters said the current city policy is unfair and the city should pay for its sidewalks.   "I've lived ...

Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center to close Monday

The Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center will be closed on Monday due to a power outage. Employees who work in the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center are asked to contact their supervisor for alternative work arrangements.   Visitors who had appointments and meetings scheduled in the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center ...

Police said a robber claiming to be an Uber driver was in a car similar to this.

Potentially fake Uber driver robs woman in Virginia Highland

Police are telling one local community to be on the lookout for a possible fake Uber driver. Uber provides a taxi service through an app. Police said the suspected driver robbed at least one woman in northwest Atlanta. Now, they are warning potential customers to be careful who they get ...

Travelers use Delta's self check-in kiosks at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Thursday, May 1, 2014. On July 21, 2014, Transportation Security Administration fee hikes go into effect, and they will have the greatest impact on travelers who make nonstop flights or have long layovers between flights.

Flying soon? TSA fee hike means you'll pay more

Traveling this summer? Get ready to shell out some more cash at the airport. On Monday, Transportation Security Administration fee hikes go into effect, and they will have the greatest impact on travelers who make nonstop flights or have long layovers between flights. Critics say the agency should call the ...

Pregnant woman attacked by robbers wearing bathing suits

A pregnant woman said she was attacked by a band of thieves wearing bathing suits. Jayla Morant, who is six months pregnant with her first child, showed Atlanta's WSB-TV the bruises on her now-swollen cheek, which she said were the doing of nearly a dozen robbers. Morant estimates they were between ...

Here's the Chevy van that Patrick bought that became the Mystery Machine.

Newnan man builds Batmobile, KITT, Mystery Machine

If you've driven south of Atlanta lately, maybe you've spotted the Mystery Machine cruising the streets, the Batmobile motoring around town or the General Lee laying some rubber. All three are part of Jerry Patrick's car collection of famous TV and movie vehicles. "The crazy story about (the General Lee) ...

Travelers use Delta's self check-in kiosks at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Thursday, May 1, 2014. On July 21, 2014, Transportation Security Administration fee hikes go into effect, and they will have the greatest impact on travelers who make nonstop flights or have long layovers between flights.

Flying soon? Expect fee turbulence

Effective Monday, someone making a round trip from Atlanta to Denver, with a couple of stops before returning home, can expect to pay $12 more for that ticket, no matter how hard he or she looks for a cheap fare. On Monday, Transportation Security Administration fee hikes go into effect, ...

Long before Tyler Perry made an offer to buy most of Fort McPherson, a civilian authority sketched a plan to turn the defunct Army post into a thriving hub. The authority — aided by former Mayor Shirley Franklin, East Point officials and community leaders — envisioned a mixed-income housing complex that preserved green space and historic buildings and surrounded a life sciences campus that planners hoped would bring high-paying jobs. It also wanted housing and services for the homeless. Little has happened with that plan, years in the making and crafted with the help of big name real estate firms. Instead, city officials are now negotiating with Perry, who wants to bring a film studio to the site.
FULL ARTICLE HERE  |  Also: New details in Tyler Perry’s plans to buy Fort Mac

 Lawsuit filed against Tyler Perry’s Fort McPherson plans

A local entertainment company has filed a legal challenge to Tyler Perry’s plans to build a motion picture studio at Fort McPherson.Attorneys for Ubiquitous Entertainment Studios say the company has been planning its own “movie studio entertainment complex” on the Army post for years.According to the lawsuit, filed in federal ...

Police are searching for the woman in the striped shirt who, they say, stole from the store's donation jar.

Woman caught on camera stealing from donation jar

Police are trying to catch a thief who they say stole money from a donation jar inside an Atlanta area store. Surveillance cameras captured the woman reaching into a donation jar at Finders Keepers consignment shop in Avondale Estates, WSB-TV reported. Police said she didn't realize she was caught on ...

A tree fell on top of a moving car on Lindbergh Drive.

Rain floods streets, knocks down trees across metro Atlanta

Heavy rain caused flooding Saturday morning that trapped a driver in her car in southwest Atlanta. Channel 2’s Steve Gehlbach says the woman was driving when her car stalled in the middle of the water on Lakewood Way, a small road that runs to a production studio near Lakewood Amphitheater. ...

Poll: Kingston leads Perdue as runoff nears

Jack Kingston holds an edge over David Perdue just days before the Republican primary runoff, but both men trail their potential Democratic opponent, according to a new Channel 2 Action News poll. The Landmark Communication poll conducted on July 16 shows Rep. Jack Kingston with 48 percent of the vote ...

Confirmed among the dead was Gayle's longtime friend and mentor, world-renowned Dutch AIDS researcher and advocate, Dr. Joep Lange.

Local activists remember AIDS researcher killed in Malaysian plane crash

As investigators work to confirm the names and nationalities of everyone killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17, in Atlanta, the loss of one of the plane's most prominent passengers has had a profound impact at the headquarters of one of the world's largest humanitarian aid organizations.   The urgent ...

Atlanta councilman C.T. Martin has been fighting the chain for years, and vows the fight will continue, now against alcohol.

Community protests beer sales at Family Dollar

 Several metro Atlanta communities are fired up -- again. They’ve been fighting against what they call an oversaturation of Family Dollar stores in their neighborhoods. Now, the chain has announced it's going to start selling beer and wine.   Kathy Crawford has lived in the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive ...

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