• Rayshard Brooks Jun 15, 2020

    Police Killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta Ruled a Homicide

    An Atlanta police officer has been fired following the fatal shooting of a Black man and a second officer was placed on administrative duty. The move announced by police early Sunday comes on the heels of the resignation of Atlanta’s police chief following the killing of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks.

  • Atlanta police Jun 14, 2020

    Atlanta Police Chief Resigns After Fatal Police Shooting

    Atlanta’s police chief is resigning after an officer fatally shot a man who snatched an officer’s Taser and ran during a struggle in a restaurant parking lot. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Police Chief Erika Shields’ resignation Saturday.

  • Associated Press Nov 8, 2017

    Dangerous Opioid Combo ‘Gray Death' Is Latest Mixing Trend

    It’s being called “gray death” — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis. Investigators who nicknamed the mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. The drug looks like concrete mix and varies in consistency from a hard, chunky material to a fine powder....

  • Associated Press Sep 19, 2017

    3 Arrested During Violent Protests at Georgia Tech After Student Killed by Campus Officer

    Three people were arrested Monday night during a protest after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said. Georgia...

  • DRIVER Jun 16, 2017

    Georgia Escapees Caught Following Massive Manhunt

    Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an elderly couple captive and leading police on a chase by car and foot, authorities said.
    Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were captured in Christiana, Tennessee, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.

  • DRIVER Jun 15, 2017

    Sheriff: Escaped Inmates Still on Run With Dead Guards' Guns

    Two Georgia inmates who killed their guards and escaped from a prison bus have stolen a second vehicle as they try to stay ahead of a massive manhunt, a sheriff said Wednesday. Donnie Russell Rowe, serving life without parole, and Ricky Dubose, who has prominent tattoos on his face and neck, took a white pickup truck from an industrial site...

  • Attorney Feb 24, 2017

    Former Student Charged With Murdering Woman 11 Years After She Disappeared

    Teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her south Georgia home in 2005, leaving a mystery that had stumped investigators for nearly 12 years — until a tip led to an unexpected arrest. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that a former student at Irwin County High School, where Grinstead taught history, has been charged with her...

  • georgia Jul 4, 2016

    Party Foul? $90K Worth of Stolen Beer Set to Be Thrown Away

    Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away. SweetWater Brewing Co. spokeswoman Tucker Berta Sarkisian said in a news release that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Southeastern Transportation Security Council on Wednesday returned 30...

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