Convicted Molester Living Legally Above Children’s Museum

ATLANTA — Some residents of a downtown Atlanta condo complex are upset that a convicted child molester is living in their building, right above a children’s museum. According to Georgia law, it is legal.Channel 2’s Richard Elliot looked through cour…

Second UPS Store Investigated After Owner Charged With Theft

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has learned that police in Dalton, Ga., are investigating a UPS store owned by the same man accused of stealing gift cards meant for tornado victims from a customer at his store in Johns Creek.Alpharetta police …

Police Locate Missing Elderly Woman In Woods

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. — Cobb County police have located an elderly woman who was reported missing on Sunday.Gwendolyn Brown, 77, of Powder Springs, was located in a wooded area about a block from her home on Defoors Farm Trail on Monday afternoon, accor…

Senators Renew Pressure on Google and Apple to Pull DUI Checkpoint Apps

Ars Techinca has been following an interesting issue being raised by several members of Congress: Should companies such as Apple, Google and Research In Motion stop selling or otherwise making available smartphone apps that help drunk drivers avoid DUI checkpoints? An open letter from U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg, Harry Reid, Charles Schumer and Tom Udall sent to these companies back in March asserted that such software is "harmful to public safety" and should not be offered. RIM quickly agreed to the senators’ request, but two months later Apple is still pondering the issue. Apple’s Catherine Novelli stated that there are differences of opinion on whether flagging the locations of checkpoints is inherently good or bad, Ars reports. "We are reviewing the situation and determining the best course of action in a thoughtful manner," she said. At a Senate hearing Thursday on mobile privacy issues, Sen. Udall used his allotted five minutes to raise the issue once again, and to put the heat on Apple and Google for not removing DUI checkpoint apps such as DUI Dodger, Buzzed, Checkpoint Wingman and PhantomALERT from their stores. Udall contends that that the apps encourage users to break the law. Apple’s Novelli notes, however,…

Missing Autistic Teen Left For Online Meet-Up

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — A special-needs teen reported missing Saturday returned home early Monday, but the case is not closed yet. Authorities are working to find an online friend the Covington teen left home to meet.Family members said Emily Miller, 14,…

Mothers Battle Breastfeeding Restrictions With Nurse-In

FOREST PARK, Ga. — A group of mothers plan to use lactation to protest new breastfeeding restrictions in Forest Park.

Mothers Plan To Fight Breastfeeding Ban
The mothers are upset over a new public indecency law that could lead to fines or jail time….

Police: Car May Be Key To Solving Break-Ins

ATLANTA — Authorities said a car maybe the key to solving a string of burglaries in one southeast Atlanta neighborhood.In recent weeks, several people have reported seeing a silver or gray Dodge Charger prior to break-ins.What’s surprising about these…

Morehouse Men Surprise Oprah During Goodbye Shows

ATLANTA — The Oprah Winfrey Show will end a historic 25 year run Wednesday. Producers taped two of the final shows at Chicago’s United Center last week and Channel 2’s Monica Pearson was there.Pearson knew before Oprah that hundreds of “Morehouse Men”…

Hundreds Rally To Keep Thrashers In Atlanta

ATLANTA — About 250 people headed out to Philips Arena Saturday for a rally to keep the Atlanta Thrashers in Atlanta.The rally was being held Arena in conjunction with a select-a-seat event for current and prospective season-ticket holders, scheduled …

Wrongfully Jailed Man: ‘We’ve Lost So Much’

CANTON, Ga. — A man wrongfully charged with a murder at a strip club is breaking his silence about his time in jail, the problems it’s created for his family and his message to the victim’s loved ones.Joey Celestin spent 21 days in jail before police …