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Police: Georgia boy shot while playing with gun with teen

Authorities say an 11-year-old Georgia boy was shot in the leg while he and a teenager were playing with a gun.

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Forsyth teen shot in his home by visitor

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Police say a teen shot another teen in Forsyth County Thursday night. The shooting occurred in the 1200 block of Wondering Way. 

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Young girl struck during shootout in SE Atlanta Video included

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An 8 year-old girl is recovering after being struck by a stray bullet during a shootout in southeast Atlanta on Tuesday. 

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Surveillance video released in Barcelona Wine Bar fatal shooting, reward increased Video included

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Authorities say three men entered Barcelona Wine Bar around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday and tied up employees with electrical tape. 

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APD investigating after two UPS trucks robbed, drivers held hostage

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The Atlanta Police Department is investigating after two UPS drivers were held hostage and had their trucks robbed on Tuesday morning.

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Two arrested, one at large for internet scheme

Nicholas Gates, Tiesha Dunbar, Natiya Pope (Source: Gwinnett County Police Department) Nicholas Gates, Tiesha Dunbar, Natiya Pope (Source: Gwinnett County Police Department)
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Tiesha Dunbar and Nicholas Gates were arrested during a sting operation set up by the victim and South Precinct. A third person involved in the scheme, Natiya Pope, is at large. 

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Man accused of fatally shooting woman inside vehicle in police custody

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Justin Cox is believed to still be armed with a handgun and is not yet in custody.

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2 teens accused of fatally shooting 1 teen, injuring another

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A 16-year-old and a 14-year-old face charges including murder after police say they shot two other teens in an Atlanta suburb, killing one of them. 

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Woman killed after stabbing in Atlanta

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A woman was killed late Monday after a stabbing in Atlanta.

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Another cheating investigation for Atlanta Public Schools Video included

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Another cheating investigating is hurting Atlanta Public Schools, but this time it's not the teachers or the principals. 

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Man accused of Craiglist killing to spend life in prison

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A Marietta man who killed a college student responding to a Craigslist ad has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

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Pair sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping, shooting of two people

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A Cobb County judge sentenced two people to life in prison for their involvement in the kidnapping and shooting of two people in 2016. 

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Man shot in thigh; cellphone stolen by gunmen

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Atlanta Police are investigating after a 22-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the thigh November 1. 

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Man calls EMS after being shot in the chest

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Authorities say the man was shot in the chest Sunday morning at a residence on the 160 block of Nathan Road SW.

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Couple arrested, involved in shoot out with police

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Authorities said officers responded to a 911 call for a suspicious man at the Burger King on Athens Street who was engaged in a domestic dispute with a woman.

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One dead in Norcross, suspect on the loose

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The Gwinnett County Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 18.

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Cold case suspect in Tucson slayings found in Atlanta

A Tucson man wanted in two separate killings is in custody after evading capture for 13 years.

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Body of Atlanta trap rapper found Video included

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Authorities say the body of 29-year-old Edward Reeves, who also went by Bambino Gold, was found Friday evening in a wooded area.

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MARTA officer involved in car crash

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CBS46 has learned a MARTA officer has been involved in a car crash at Fairburn Road near Thompson Drive. 

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Two facing aggravated assault charges for attack on motorist

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A man and woman are facing felony charges of aggravated assault following an attack on a motorist in September. 

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911 dispatcher fired after arrest for DUI

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A 911 dispatcher was fired from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department following an arrest for driving under the influence.

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WATCH: High-speed chase reaches 155 mph in Alpharetta Video included

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Caught on an Alpharetta police officer’s dash cam was a quarter million-dollar sports car flying up Georgia 400 at the fastest speed even veteran officers can remember.

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Mother accused of killing two toddler sons in hot oven expected in court

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A woman accused of killing her two sons by putting them in a hot oven is expected to appear in court on Wednesday. 

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Man sentenced in Barney Simms' murder trial

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A man has plead guilty in the murder case of community leader Barney Simms.

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After getting robbed, victims setup fake 'Letgo' account to catch suspect Video included

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In a bizarre turn of events, a pair of victims who were robbed after meeting a man through the Letgo app, created a fake account on the same app to catch the suspect, resulting in his arrest.

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4 shot, 2 dead following shooting in Atlanta

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Atlanta Police are investigating after a shooting incident near Underground Atlanta on Sunday night.

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Man accidentally shoots stepchildren while cleaning gun

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A man is facing charges of reckless conduct after he accidentally shot his two stepchildren while cleaning his gun on Sunday. 

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KSU student arrested for rape

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The student, Benjamin Wainscott, has been arrested and charged with felony rape.

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Officer stops man for busted headlight, finds much more in the vehicle

Michael Middlebrook (Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office) Michael Middlebrook (Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office)
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A simple traffic stop quickly turned into an arrest for 23-year-old Michael Middlebrook, who is now facing drug-related charges.

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Police: Possible murder-suicide leaves two people dead

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An investigation in underway in Powder Springs after officers responding to a 911 call discovered two bodies in a residence.

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Student helps save 18-year-old woman shot in face Video included

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A Georgia State student is being credited with saving the life of an 18-year-old woman who was shot in the face inside a student housing facility.

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Man arrested, accused of attempted rape in Atlanta

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Police say a man was arrested and charged after he allegedly tried to rape a woman in Atlanta early Friday.

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Motorcyclist killed in Clayton County accident

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A motorcyclist was killed Friday after an accident in Clayton County.

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2 injured after gun accidentally discharges at Fulton County school Video included

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Two students were injured after a gun accidentally discharged at a school in Fulton County Thursday.

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Man dies after being shot in the head

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A man is dead after being shot in the head outside a DeKalb County apartment complex Thursday night.

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Police search for mom, daughter after altercation with student on school bus

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Police say they're looking for a mother and her adult daughter after they were involved in an altercation with a student on a school bus that resulted in the student being taken to the hospital.

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GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Cobb County Video included

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According to Georgia Bureau of Investigations Public Information Officer Nelly Miles, the GBI has been called out to Cobb County to investigate an officer-involved shooting. 

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New Jersey murder suspect possibly in metro Atlanta

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Authorities believe Dennis M. Cunningham, aka Muhamad, 48, is hiding in metro Atlanta. 

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Man accused of Craigslist killing faces life in prison

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A Marietta man who killed a college student responding to a Craigslist ad has been convicted of murder and faces life in prison. 

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Duluth resident charged with arson

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A 23-year-old Duluth man has been charged by authorities for intentionally setting a fire in the bedroom of a former female acquaintance.  

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Watershed management employee carjacked following shooting

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A suspect in a shooting is accused of carjacking a DeKalb County Watershed Management employee, according to authorities. 

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Alleged bank robber caught after interview with CBS46

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A man accused of robbing at least two Gwinnett County banks took time out of his busy schedule to chat with CBS46 about traffic at a busy Lawrenceville intersection.

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Suspect who allegedly fired shots at officer in police custody

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A SWAT team was deployed to an area of DeKalb County as police worked to detain a suspect that allegedly shot at an officer early Tuesday morning.

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Cyclist killed after hit-and-run in downtown Atlanta Video included

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Police say a cyclist was hit by a vehicle in downtown Atlanta Monday evening. The cyclist was hit at the intersection of Luckie Street and Ivan Allen Jr. Drive.

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Slaying that haunted family for decades now linked to racism

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When 23-year-old Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured beside a Georgia highway in 1983, the young black man's family and neighbors whispered that his killing may be linked to racism.

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Woman shot during robbery attempt outside Walmart

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A woman is recovering after being shot during a robbery in Stockbridge. 

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Gwinnett Co. PD investigating officer-involved shooting in Hall County Video included

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The Gwinnett County Police Dept. is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hall County.

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Police: Woman steals lottery tickets worth $6K

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Rachel Ann Grose, 23, was located at a residence in the 3200 block of Hall Street in Gainesville November 2. 

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Two weeks after fatal hit and run kills 4-year-old, people wonder about dangerous intersection

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Two weeks after four-year-old Lun Thang was hit and killed walking to school, parents guide their children close, fearfully, crossing Indian Creek Drive. 

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Man arrested, charged with rape, sodomy in Hall County

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Hall County deputies arrested a 32-year-old man on Tuesday accused of rape and sodomy in Alto. 

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FBI searching for female bank robbery suspect

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The FBI Atlanta Field Office is asking for the public’s help to identify a woman responsible for a recent bank robbery and another attempted bank robbery.

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Teen killed in accidental shooting

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A man is dead after he was accidentally shot in the stomach by his friend on Tuesday. 

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Woman says Fayette County Jail discriminated against her based on religious beliefs

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A metro Atlanta woman is claiming employees of the Fayette County Jail discriminated against her based on her religious beliefs.

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Four juveniles caught in theft of luxury vehicle

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Four juveniles are in custody and police searching for another after they allegedly led officers on a chase in a stolen luxury vehicle in Atlanta early Wednesday morning. 

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Former police officer convicted for accepting bribes, computer fraud

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Nathan VanBuren, a former Cumming Police Sergeant, was convicted by federal jury in Atlanta of taking bribes in exchange for providing sensitive law enforcement information.

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17-year-old arrested for having gun on school property

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A 17-year-old was arrested Monday for being in possession of a stolen gun outside a high school in Hall County. 

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Teenagers who left a homeless veteran paralyzed to serve time in prison

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Two Cobb County men who attacked, shot and paralyzed a homeless veteran man on New Year’s Day have plead guilty to their charges.

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5-year-old child hit by speeding vehicle after exiting school bus

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A five-year-old Lulu Pedrick was struck by an intoxicated driver in a Hummer 2 as she began to cross the street to head home in Newnan.

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Many hoped new development would eliminate crime in Atlanta neighborhood

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Crime is nothing new across metro Atlanta, but in one northwest Atlanta neighborhood, many had hoped new development would help eliminate thefts and burglaries.

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6 arrested for stealing pecans

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Six people were arrested for stealing pecans in Crisp County, which is about 150 miles southeast of Atlanta.

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New technology helps police catch suspects without the high-speed chase

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High-speed police chases may become a thing of the past with the use of StarChase’s deployable GPS trackers.

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Son shoots father then turns gun on himself

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One Hall County family is mourning the loss of a husband and son after an apparent murder-suicide that occurred late Saturday night.

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Suspect shoots man, pit bull puppy during armed robbery

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Police are searching for a man accused of shooting another man and a pit bull puppy during an armed robbery in Atlanta.

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Traffic stop leads to confiscation of drugs, stolen merchandise

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Two people were arrested during a traffic stop after deputies found drugs and stolen merchandise in their vehicle. 

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Former Rome High School wrestling coach sentenced to 10 years for sexual relationship with student

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A former high school wrestling coach in Floyd County was sentenced to 10 years and will serve four months behind bars.

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Teenager will spend life behind bars, pleads guilty to fatal shooting

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A year after fatally shooting a man during a robbery in Douglasville, 19-year-old Ortegas Franklin has been sentenced to life in prison.

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Police: Thief steals jewelry as he pretends to shop

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Authorities are trying to locate a man they say is responsible for snatching jewelry on at least two occasions in Gwinnett County. 

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Law enforcement officers among 5 charged in connection to murder from 1983

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A 34-year-old cold case was busted wide open when five people were charged in connection to a brutal murder from 1983. 

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Graffiti suspect charged with multiple felonies

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William Carswell faces one county criminal damage, fourteen counts of criminal interference with government property, and one count of criminal trespass damage. 

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Man in custody accused of four smash and grab robberies

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Hall County investigators have arrested a man they said is responsible for four smash and grab robberies in 2016.

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Teen arrested for child molestation in Hall County

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Brandon Daniel, 17, is accused of sexually molesting a juvenile female child between August 2016 and August 2017.

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Judge sentences man accused of robbing multiple CVS pharmacies

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Kelvonne Charleston, 38, was sentenced by a judge to 15 years, eight months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. 

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Transgender woman fatally shot in Georgia

A transgender who was woman shot just outside Atlanta has died.

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Georgia man faces child porn charges in Alabama, Georgia

A Georgia man accused of sending child pornography to an undercover officer in Alabama has been arrested as part of a joint investigation.

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Woman's phone stolen from purse at bar in Buckhead

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Thieves are stealing iPhones right out of women's purses. It's happening more often at bars in Buckhead, but these same criminals could target you anytime and anywhere.

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Notorious shoplifter Doris Payne arrested again

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Notorious international jewel thief Doris Payne, who has been a suspect in several shoplifting incidents dating back to the 1950s, is in trouble again. 

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Man sentenced 30 years for deadly McDonough robbery

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Quincy Bailey, 21, entered guilty pleas in Henry County Superior Court to charges of voluntary manslaughter and armed robbery in the death of James "KT" Cleveland. 

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18-year-old charged with murder after fatal shooting in Atlanta

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Police say an 18-year-old has been charged with murder after the fatal shooting of another 18-year-old in Atlanta Friday. 

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Police: Suspected burglar caught trying to rob another store

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Police say a fugitive wanted for a string of burglaries was actually caught Friday while trying to rob another store.

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Police: Burglary suspects use crow bar to break into businesses

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Officials say the suspects made entry into the businesses June 26 and June 27 by using a crowbar to smash the front doors. 

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Daycare provider to spend 15 years in jail after toddler was injured in care

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Evelyn Bruce-Mighty, 59, a former daycare owner convicted on charges of aggravated battery and two counts of cruelty to children in the first degree in January will spend 15 years in jail.

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Paulding County authorities investigate Holly Springs Rd. homicide

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Police in Paulding County are investigating what happened when a man was targeted and shot while riding his motorcycle in Rockmart. 

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Addictive post: Police say men advertised heroin on Facebook

Federal prosecutors say four men who advertised heroin for sale on Facebook have been convicted of conspiracy to deal drugs in Atlanta.

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16-year-old shot, killed at apartment complex

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Fulton County Police are investigating after a teen was shot and killed Monday afternoon. 

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Authorities: Macon teen shoots 7-year-old in the head

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Authorities are searching for a teenager who they say shot a 7-year-old boy in the head in Bibb County.

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Family of father killed in front of daughter gets justice

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Jamal Chandler, 30, and Andreas Perkins, 20, were found guilty of murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and cruelty to children. 

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Police: Woman's ex-husband shoots, kills current boyfriend

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One man is dead and another man is in police custody following a dispute over a woman in Athens. 

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Dead body found behind shopping center in Dalton

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Police have identified the victim as 26-year-old Colin Chavez Shropshire. He was last seen at the Cliffs Apartments Friday night. 

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Police: Man shot in face at 80-year-old birthday party

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The man accused of shooting another man in the face at a house party in Conyers is now in custody at the Rockdale County Jail without bond. 

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Footprint impression connects defendant to crime

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A Fulton County Superior Court Judge sentenced a man to life in prison plus five years for a 2014 murder and armed robbery. 

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Atlanta man found guilty of murder of college student

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An Atlanta man was sentenced to life in prison plus five year for his role in the death of 23-year-old college student Tekeenen Williams in Fulton County.

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Woman stabbed in chest during altercation

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A woman is currently listed in critical condition after being rushed to the hospital following a stabbing incident in Athens.

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Man kicks victim, steals car during robbery

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Cobb County Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Vicious Sounds Car Audio in Marietta. 

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Wrong-way driver sentenced to 15 years

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Dezmar Gilbert, 41, was sentenced to 15 years with 10 years to serve in prison by a Henry County Superior Court judge. 

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Victim's brother, along with another suspect arrested in connection to death of Roswell teen

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Police have arrested two people for the murder of 17-year-old Kobe Williams who was killed February 7.

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Victim says 3 armed men stole electronics, marijuana during home invasion

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According to the victim, three unknown men kicked in his door and stole is XBOX, PS4, $100 worth of marijuana, and his cell phone. One of the men was armed with an AR style rifle. 

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2 in custody after armed robbery Dollar General

Marques Johnson and Thomas Robinson Jr. were arrested for an armed robbery at a Dollar General in Hall County. Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office Marques Johnson and Thomas Robinson Jr. were arrested for an armed robbery at a Dollar General in Hall County. Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office
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Two suspects are now in custody following an armed robbery in Hall County. 

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Man wanted for double murder turns himself into custody

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Police issued a warrant for Deanthony Ealey, 23, in connection to the death of two people in a parking lot of a Walmart in the 7000 block of Highway 85. 

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3 arrested after police witness them breaking into car

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Three people have been arrested in connection to a car break-in on Fountainhead Lane. 

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6 indicted for burglarizing gun stores, trafficking firearms

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Authorities say Devonnaire Coffey, Darryle Butler, Bilal Maxey, Natasha Turner, Asia Keith, and Prather Abrams are responsible for multiple burglaries and attempted burglaries which occurred at stores in McDonough, and Canton, Georgia, Charlotte and Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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Georgia man convicted of murder in go-go dancer's slaying

A Georgia man has been convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a go-go dancer he met at a New Jersey bar.

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Man sentenced to 11 years for armed carjacking

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According to authorities,Dontrail Xavier Roundtree stole a car at gunpoint at a gas station, led police on a high-speed chase, tried to flee after crashing the stolen vehicle, and then fought with police officers trying to take him into custody. 

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Wrong way driver arrested after fatal head on collision on I-85

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A suspect is in custody following a collision that left one person dead in Gwinnett County, early Monday morning.

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Man killed outside apartment complex; 2 teens arrested

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Two teenagers are in custody after a 19-year-old man was fatally shot outside an Atlanta-area apartment complex over the weekend.

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Nine-year-old boy finds slain grandmother in living room

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Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding out who killed a 47-year-old grandmother in Atlanta over the New Year's weekend.

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