Stories for January 2011

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Stories for Sunday, January 30

Reward Offered After 2 Dogs Tortured, Killed

Carroll County investigators said they continued Sunday to search for whoever tortured and killed two dogs. The bodies of both chocolate Labs were discovered not far from their Bremen home.“Those dogs were very quickly becoming my best friends,” said owner John Robinson.Channel 2 Action News reporter Diana Davis spoke with ...

Deputy's Teen Daughter Reported Missing

A Fulton County Sheriff’s deputy said he is searching for his missing 15-year-old daughter.Bianca Barnes never made it to Archer High School on Thursday and she hasn’t been seen since.Bianca’s father said her disappearance is unusual and she is a good child.Anyone with any information is asked to contact the ...

Pedestrian Hit In Underground Atlanta Parking Deck

Atlanta police said officers are looking for the driver who hit a pedestrian and then left the scene.The incident happened Saturday morning at an Underground Atlanta parking deck on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.Paramedics took the victim to the hospital. She was said to have cuts on her knees, arm ...

Man Shot, Killed Outside Nightclub

DeKalb County police investigated a deadly shooting outside a metro area nightclub early Sunday morning.Police said officers were searching for the gunman who shot and killed a man at Club Nite Lite on Custer Avenue in DeKalb County at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.A witness spoke with Channel 2 Action News ...

Stories for Saturday, January 29

Hundreds Rally Against Egyptian Ruler

Metro Atlantans hit the streets Saturday to stand against Egypt's ruler.For five days, upheaval has taken over the streets of Egypt. Tens of thousands of citizens are calling for the removal of President Hosni Mubarak, whom they blame for Egypt's crushing poverty and lack of freedoms.Despite military tanks in Cairo, ...

Child Finds 33-Million-Year-Old Animal Skull

While on vacation, a 7-year-old Coweta County girl made a discovery that has been buried for millions of years.“I found a Saber Tooth Tiger skull,” said Kylie Ferguson, of Sharpsburg.Ferguson and her family were visiting the Badlands National Park in South Dakota last summer when she stumbled across the fossil. ...

Six Flags Looks To Hire 2,400

Six Flags Over Georgia held a job fair Saturday to fill 2,400 seasonal positions.The event was held at the Six Flags Over Georgia Crystal Pistol Theater in Cobb County at 9 a.m.The area was crowded with people looking for job opportunities. Applicants began lining up late Friday night. Only the ...

Arson Investigated In Row Of Burned Homes

Three neighboring southwest Atlanta homes caught fire early Saturday. Firefighters said they were investigating the fires as arson.Firefighters said the fire started with a home in between two other homes. Channel 2’s Amanda Cook went to Elbert Street, where the first home had collapsed. PHOTOS: Row Of Homes Catch Fire ...

Stories for Friday, January 28

Letter: Home Explosion Was No Accident

Channel 2 Action News has obtained documents that implicate a homeowner in a massive house explosion in April that created a domino effect, damaging more than a dozen other nearby homes.Investigators are calling the Gordon County blast arson.Channel 2 Action News reporter George Howell went to Calhoun to sort out ...

Machete-Wielding Robber Arrested

A man who was caught on camera pulling out a machete and demanding money from a cashier was arrested, Henry County police said.Ronald Gordy Driver II, 23, was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated battery and robbery in connection with another case in McDonough.After police took him into custody, authorities ...

GBI: Child Porn Found On Sex Offender's Computer

A registered sex offender was taken into custody after authorities said they found numerous images of child porn on his computer.The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested and charged Mark Twain Heaton III, 38, of Roswell, with possession of child pornography.“We found several images of suspected child pornography that contained very ...

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Cobb Bus Driver Charged After Woman Loses Leg

Atlanta police charged a Cobb Community Transit bus driver on Friday, a week after a woman was hit by a bus her near the Hamilton E. Holmes MARTA station in southwest Atlanta.Jean Lewis, 57, was charged with one count of failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and ...

Police: Mom, Son Tied Up In Home Invasion

An Atlanta mother and her son are trying to figure out if anything was stolen from their home after two men ransacked it early Friday.Investigators told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh two men stormed through the back door of a southwest Atlanta home on Evelyn Place around 4:30 a.m. Mom, Son ...

Court Docs: Child Died With More Than 3 Times Legal Alcohol Limit

The father and aunt of a child have been charged with killing her.According to Alpharetta Police Department spokesman George Gordon, the 4-year-old girl died as a result of "extreme alcohol toxicity." Court documents said the child, Shakira Decelien, had a blood alcohol level of .272, more than three times the ...

Armed Man Sought In Walmart Robbery

Marietta police are searching for an armed man who robbed a Walmart.The robbery occurred Dec. 22 at a Walmart on Cobb Parkway, Marietta police spokeswoman Jennifer Murphy said.Surveillance video showed a man entering the store wearing a Walmart shirt and hat. He pried the doors open to enter the building ...

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Chief Turner: 'No Decision To Disband Red Dog Unit'

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner called a special meeting Friday with members of the department's Red Dog unit following allegations of inappropriate conduct by some of its members. RAW: Atlanta Police Chief Addresses Red Dog Probe Turner spoke to Channel 2 Action News reporter Eric Philips after the meeting. Philips ...

Stories for Thursday, January 27

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Atlanta Braves Meet Fans, You Can Meet Them Too

The Atlanta Braves Country Caravan rolled into Peachtree City on Thursday and players Brian McCann, Jonny Venters, David Ross, Nate McLouth, and coach Eddie Perez got a chance to meet hundreds of fans.The second annual Atlanta Braves Country Caravan hits the road now through Feb. 5. With more than 25 ...

Ex-Cop Sentenced To 4 Years In Drowning Death

A former Cobb County SWAT officer was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday for lying about a boating accident on Lake Allattoona last spring that left his friend and fellow SWAT Officer Brent Stephens dead.The judge also gave Kenneth Reda 11 years of probation. Channel 2 Action News ...

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