Disabled Man’s Parents Want Co-Workers Fired For Prank

ELBERTON, Ga. — The parents of a developmentally disabled man said they intend to sue the city of Elberton for a cruel prank that they said was committed on their son while he was on the job last year.They contacted Channel 2 Action News this week out…

End of the Line for the Winkelvi?

Barring a stunning grant of certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court, or perhaps a sequel to "The Social Network," we may have finally seen the last of Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to grant the Winklevoss twins a rehearing, Hollywood, Esq. reports. Last month, a panel of judges on the 9th Circuit held that the Winkelvi were stuck with the cash and stock settlement (valued at over $65 million) they had negotiated back in 2008 to resolve their now-famous lawsuit against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Winkelvi claimed that Zuckerberg stole their idea while they were classmates at Harvard. Immediately following the 9th Circuit’s order Tuesday, the Winkelvi announced, predictably, that they would now appeal to the Supreme Court. The lawyers representing the twins stated that: Settlements should be based on honest dealing, and courts have wisely refused to enforce a settlement obtained by fraudulent means. The Court’s decision shut the courthouse door to a solid claim that Facebook obtained this settlement by committing securities fraud. Our Petition to the Supreme Court will ask the high court to decide whether that door should be reopened. Appellate experts such as SCOTUSBlog’s Tom…

Lawyer: Child Abuse Case ‘Worst He’s Seen’

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has learned the grandparents of one baby who was killed are seeking custody of a second child born in jail after the parents were accused of murder in what the defense lawyer said is the worst child abuse c…

AFA Gets the Last Laugh on Whether There Was Porn on the Sears Website (There Was)

Last year, I wrote here about an ongoing campaign by the "American Family Association" to get Sears to stop selling what it characterized as "graphic" and "pornographic" posters on the Sears website. As the AFA agenda also included condemning homosexuals and seeking a complete ban on the construction of mosques, I was skeptical and conducted my own review of the posters in question here. Sears basically blew off the AFA’s complaints about the posters, but now, the AFA seems to have gotten the last laugh, after discovering that, over in the DVD section of the Sears website, consumers could actually order X-rated movies such as "Lesbian Sistas 3," "Hot and Exotic" and "Snatched: Curse of the Pink Panties 2." The New York Post reports that, to prove its point, the AFA purchased a DVD called "Hot Mamas Love Young Chicks 3" from the Sears website. The AFA’s director of issue analysis stated that, while he had not personally watched HMLYC3, "rest assured it is not a documentary about attractive Midwestern farmers’ wives running egg hatcheries." Sears acknowledged that the sale of such DVDs was against its policies and attributed the sale of X-rated videos to one of its vendors: "Our…

Manager Shot In Rockdale Grocery Store Robbery

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. — Police are searching a Rockdale County neighborhood for a man who they say committed a robbery and shooting at a grocery store Monday morning.Police said the store manager of the Fred¬ís Store on Sigman Road was attacked just b…

Child Unresponsive After Fall Into Pool

ATLANTA — Authorities said a child fell into an empty swimming pool Saturday, leaving him unresponsive.Now family members are asking how this happened.Police arrived at the Wellington apartments to find a 4-year-old boy who’d fallen into an empty pool…

From the Bad Idea File: ’10 Hottest’ Lists for State Sex Offenders

There’s not anything funny or "hot" about people who sexually assault others or who commit indecent acts with children. I thought we were all in agreement about that, right? Until this week, that is, when the Houston Press decided to publish its "10 Hottest Women on the Texas Sex Offenders List." Ugggghhh. The article states that, while most of the people on the state sex offender list are male and "not good-looking," there are some females on there as well. And while most of those females aren’t good-looking either, the article states, We combed through 15 of the biggest counties in Texas and came up with the ten hottest women in the database. Warning: In some cases, we picked out the best of a series of mugshots. Alternative choices were starkly different. So click on each link before you send any marriage proposals. The article then went on to show photos of the "ten hottest women" selected along with their crime and the age of their victim. Ugggghhh. Again. When "a lot of people" immediately became "riled up," the Houston Press issued an apology later that day, saying the article was "a way of getting readers to look at the…

Clayton County Schools Taken Off Probation

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Clayton County school district has been taken off probation by a national standards agency.The metro Atlanta-based Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announced Friday that the 50,000-student district is completely stabl…

Deal Signs Controversial Immigration Bill

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal signed the state’s controversial immigration reform bill into law Friday.

Protesters Rally At Immigration Bill Signing
The controversial bill requires Georgia employers to use the federal government’s E-Verify system to che…

Metro Atlanta Gas Average Reaches $4/Gallon

ATLANTA — Metro Atlanta¬ís AAA gas price averages hit $4 per gallon Thursday morning.

Metro Atlanta Gas Average Reaches $4/Gallon

After weeks of teetering below the $4 mark, drivers woke up to, on average, a 6-cent spike on unleaded gas. Although oi…