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Police find bodies, SUV of missing Cobb County couple

Two bodies believed to be those of a missing Cobb County couple were found Monday, sheriff’s officials said. Police found the bodies, along with the couple’s SUV, in a pond in Telfair County. Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steversen said the bodies were those of a man and a woman. Bud ...

The FBI is hunting for the person or group of people who sent  threatening tweets about two flights bound for Atlanta's  Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Cyber expert says tracking plane threats should be easy

The FBI is hunting for the person or group of people who sent threatening tweets about two flights bound for Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.   Fighter jets escorted the planes to the ground on Saturday.   One tweet from "King Zortic" read, "I have a bomb on one of your ...

Winter weather advisory issued for north Ga. mountains

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday for the north Georgia mountains. Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns says black ice and light snow accumulation less than one half inch is possible, mainly in the higher elevations. Sheltered locations, less traveled roads and roads over elevations of 2,500 ...

Police: Woman killed in deadly shooting in SE Atlanta

Atlanta police are investigating a deadly shooting in southeast Atlanta. Officers say a woman was killed at an apartment on Boulevard SE. Police told Regan they are investigating the incident as a homicide. Investigators remain at the scene and have released few details about the shooting at this point. Channel ...

'Po Pimp' homework assignment angers parents

Parents in Newton County, Georgia, told Atlanta's WSB-TV that they were upset when their fourth-grader came home with a worksheet that included the phrase "Po Pimp." "Po Pimp" is the name of a 1996 Do or Die song that features rapper Twista and R&B singer Johnny P. Scott Tolleson went to the ...

FBI searches for suspect in bomb threat to Atlanta-bound planes

The search is on for the person who claimed bombs were on board two Atlanta-bound planes. Fighter jets escorted two planes to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Saturday afternoon, where they were met by a bomb squad and federal agents. Channel 2’s Mark Winne broke the news of the bomb threats ...

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Officials: 'Device' found on White House grounds

A "device" was found early Monday on the White House grounds, a spokesman for President Barack Obama told The Associated Press. The object, which might be a drone, did not pose a threat, spokesman Josh Earnest said. >> Read more trending stories Scroll down or click here to see the latest updates ...

'Deflate-gate': Belichick says Patriots 'followed the rules'

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Saturday again addressed the NFL's "deflate-gate" controversy, describing how his team prepares its footballs and defending his players from rumors that they are cheaters. "At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game or to ...

FBI searches for suspect in Atlanta airport bomb threats

The search is on for the person who claimed bombs were on board two Atlanta-bound planes, WSB-TV reports. Fighter jets escorted two planes to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Saturday afternoon, where they were met by a bomb squad and federal agents. WSB-TV’s Mark Winne broke the news of the bomb ...

Fatal crash closes I-85 SB for more than 4 hours

Police are investigating a deadly crash that shut down Interstate 85 southbound for more than four hours Saturday morning. At least one person was killed in the wreck that involved three cars. It happened around 1:30 a.m. near the North Druid Hills Road exit. Police say 27-year-old Keith Smith, of ...

Record-breaking number of firearms discovered by TSA in 2014

The Transportation Security Administration found a record number of guns in carry-on bags in 2014.  According to The TSA Blog, agents found over 2,200 guns which approximately 83 percent were loaded. The top five airports for the gun catches in 2014:  Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): 120 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International ...

Man says credit card info stolen at Buckhead restaurant

A local man wants to find the people who stole his credit card information. He believes his card, along with others, was compromised at a restaurant. It's a story that's more and more common, according to one security expert. The man says he had his card on him, but an ...

Mixed emotions arise over APD disbanding DUI task force

A plan to reassign Atlanta’s DUI task force members is catching some heat from some victims' loved ones.   Channel 2's Tony Thomas spoke with a woman who's still grieving from her loss, and fears this change will put others in her situation too.   Atlanta police handle hundreds of ...

Family left with many questions after woman fatally struck on I-285

Sandy Springs police say drivers have come forward after a woman was hit on Interstate-285, but they are still searching for others.   Gayla Walker died Thursday after several drivers struck her.   Police say they are still searching for the driver of a white pickup truck in connection with ...

Hawks CEO says challenges made team stronger

Just four months after a racially-charged scandal rocked the franchise, the Atlanta Hawks are again making national headlines, but this time it’s for unprecedented success.   “I’ll be polite and say, yes, this is a surprise,” Hawks CEO Steve Koonin told Channel 2 investigative reporter Aaron Diamant.   Koonin’s reaction ...

The newly formed city of Brookhaven promised a smaller, transparent  government free from interest groups when it formed, but records appear  to paint a different picture.

Questions arise over donations to Brookhaven city councilman

An investigation by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News has uncovered what some say is questionable behavior by a local city councilman.   The newly formed city of Brookhaven promised a smaller, transparent government free from interest groups when it formed, but records appear to paint a different ...

Patriots coach Belichick says he doesn’t know how footballs were deflated

UPDATED: The NFL has released a statement regarding their ongoing investigation of the balls used in the AFC Championship game. Read more on the story below. Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn’t know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl. But ...

Batman roller coaster to go backward at Six Flags Over Georgia

Chaos, mischief and havoc will unfold at Six Flags Over Georgia, as the park announces BATMAN: The Ride Backwards. This limited-time only, all-new ride experience will debut on opening day, March 14, 2015. “We are excited to offer our guests an incredible and gravity-defying ride on one of the park’s most ...

Cold rain to soak metro Atlanta all day

You’ll need your umbrella Friday as steady rain is expected to soak metro Atlanta all day.   Severe Weather Team 2 Brad Nitz says temperatures will only reach the mid-40s in the afternoon.   “We're going to be in the cool, damp and windy conditions through four o'clock,” Nitz said. ...

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