Wording of law keep nurses from working

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — A snag in a Georgia law is keeping at least 100 nurses from working. There is a problem with House Bill 475, which was passed in 2009. The bill makes a distinction between regionally and nationally accredited schools. State Rep. Sharon Cooper sponsored the legislation. “I would say that I’m very sorry for […]

Firefighter hurt battling Roswell apartment blaze

ROSWELL, Ga. — A firefighter was hurt battling a blaze at a Roswell apartment complex. Crews were called out the Concepts 21 apartment complex on Old Holcomb Bridge Road just before 3 p.m. Flames could be seen spewing from the roof of the complex as New Chopper 2 flew over. One firefighter was hurt trying […]

Water plant renovates to prevent terror attack

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has learned a Cobb County water utility is working to get rid of tons of poisonous gas. It uses the chemical to treat the water, but a new system will make a giant water treatment plant less of a terror target. Instead of using a dangerous chemical, […]

Investigation: Students given crossword instead of test

ATLANTA — An Atlanta-Journal Constitution investigation has raised new questions about whether teachers and administrators tried to manipulate test scores and grades at Atlanta Public Schools, only this time at the high school level. One parent filed a formal complaint against the district after a September 2009 incident at Carver High School of Technology in […]

Suspects in party beating death face judge

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — A pair of men accused in the beating death of an 18-year-old faced a judge Friday morning. It was their first court appearance since the Douglas County district attorney announced plans to seek the death penalty against them. Channel 2’s Erin Coleman went to the Douglas County Courthouse where Emmanuel Boykins […]

Woman sold for drugs as child, reunited with long-lost sisters

A Georgia woman who was sold as baby by her drug-addicted mother has been reunited with two long-lost sisters in Atlanta. The story sounds like the plot of a movie. Tiera Rice, 22, grew up believing her name was Candace Flores. When her adoptive mother died, her family told her that she wasn’t who she […]

Factors converged in crash that killed Dan Wheldon

The perfect storm: A high-banked oval crowded with the largest field of the season. Inexperienced or impatient drivers racing at more than 220 mph. Absolutely no room for error. What was supposed to be a season-ending showdown at Las Vegas Motor Speedway became instead a script for disaster Sunday: a fiery 15-car crash that killed […]

11 Atlanta educators may lose teaching certificates

A state educator ethics committee voted this morning to yank the certification of 11 Atlanta teachers and administrators implicated in the state’s cheating investigation. Of the 11, which were considered the some of the most severe cases, eight were teachers who received a two-year suspension, and three were administrators who had their certification permanently revoked. […]