Crews Battle Battery Facility Fire For Hours

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Firefighters worked late into the night to contain a fire at a battery recycling facility Saturday. The fire started at about 3 p.m. and batteries could be heard exploding for hours afterwords, according to witnesses. “It scared…

Storms Knock Down Trees, Power Lines Across Area

ATLANTA — People across the Atlanta metro are cleaning up after strong storms left thousands without power Saturday, along with downed power lines and trees.Georgia Power said 8,400 customers statewide were without power at about noon Saturday. At the…

Controversial Immigration Bill Heads To Gov. Deal

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers reached a compromise Thursday to pass a controversial immigration bill. As the bill awaits the governor’s signature, critics are promising a fight.Some parts of the bill are similar to an Arizona law being challenged in cou…

Judge faces hearing on drug, misconduct charges

ATLANTA — A north Georgia magistrate charged with drug use, pointing a gun at himself in the courthouse and berating his boss in a bizarre televised rant blames his strange behavior on prescription drug abuse after a devastating ATV accident, his atto…

Drivers May Be Taxed On Number Of Miles Driven

ATLANTA — Drivers could be taxed on the number of miles they drive, according to the Congressional Budget Office.Insurance companies already track customers who give their permission.”Some companies use a gadget that you plug into your computer system…

Missing 2-Month-Old Found

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A missing Gwinnett County infant was found around midnight Thursday.A Levi’s Call was issued for 2-month-old Andy Campos on Wednesday. Gwinnett police said Andy was snatched from his mother, Yesenia Campos, 24, at her Tucker ho…

Man Questioned For 3 Hours About Missing Wife

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. — Abed Suleiman was questioned by Bartow County Sheriff’s Office investigators for almost three hours Wednesday night as the search continued for his missing wife.Channel 2’s John Bachman caught up with Suleiman after his meeting …

Atlanta Mayor Wants Traffic Light Synchronization

ATLANTA — The last time the City of Atlanta modernized its traffic light system by linking and synchronizing them was in the mid-1970s, according to the Public Works Department.At the time, the city had traffic lights at 320 intersections. Since then,…

Temp Worker Accused Of Stealing Tax Refund Checks

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Five women have been indicted by a DeKalb County grand jury for racketeering in what prosecutors call an elaborate scheme to steal state tax refund checks from the Georgia Department of Revenue.The ringleader was hired as a tempor…

Police: 75-Year-Old Mother Tied Up, Left Alone By Son

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Clayton County police have charged a man accused of tying up his mother, who uses a wheelchair, and leaving her alone at their home. The woman had to be hospitalized.It happened in the 6000 block of Cargile Street in Riverdale, p…