Government Shutdown Avoided After Last-Minute Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Perilously close to a midnight deadline, the White House and congressional leaders reached an agreement to cut billions of dollars in spending to avoid the first government shutdown in 15 years.As intense negotiations continued Frid…

Lawnmower Repairman Found Shot After Standoff

ATLANTA — The owner of a lawn equipment repair business held police at bay on Friday afternoon after shooting several times from his home, authorities said.The Atlanta police SWAT team swarmed the intersection of Bolton Road and Collier Drive in north…

Smyrna Police Officer Fired After Drug Bust

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A Smyrna police officer arrested by a joint drug task force on Thursday night has lost his job.Authorities told Channel 2’s Jodie Fleischer that Patrol Officer Curtis Clyde Cook,55, was arrested during a traffic stop conducted by t…

Critics: SACS Too Involved In School Board Politics

ATLANTA — An investigation by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found that the head of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools pressured the chairman of the Atlanta School Board to step aside last fall.SACS president Mark Elgart doesn’t d…

Ga. Lawmakers Agree On New Tax Reform Plan

ATLANTA — After a week of internal debate, House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a new tax reform plan, one that will lower the income tax rate but increase the number of sales taxes. They believe this plan will make Georgia more attractive to b…

Teen Daughter Accused Of Killing Soldier

BARROW COUNTY, Ga. — A 15-year-old girl is accused of killing her mother, a U.S. Army soldier.

Daughter Accused In Soldier Slaying
The victim, 42-year-old Karen Moore, was shot at her Braselton home on Sahale Falls Drive on Wednesday evening, Braselt…

Pond Water Swamps Ga. Mobile Home Park

MACON, Ga. — Residents of a mobile home park in Bibb County said they want to know how water from a nearby pond unexpectedly gushed into their neighborhood.A local news station reported that North Park Manor off Highway 247 was evacuated Wednesday whe…

RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Files Bankruptcy

DUNWOODY, Ga. — A major metro Atlanta real estate company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.Channel 2 Action News reporter Aaron Diamant got his hands on bankruptcy papers filed by RE/MAX Greater Atlanta this week detailing millions of do…

How Government Shutdown Will Affect Georgia

ATLANTA — Even as the president and congressional leaders work to avoid a shutdown of the federal government, some local, state and federal agencies are preparing for the worst-case scenario.

How Govt. Shutdown Would Affect Georgia
Out-of-work Geor…

Family Calls Deadly Police Shooting ‘Unjustified’

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Gwinnett police said a man who pulled a gun on officers had fair warning before he was shot but the man’s family argues the shooting was unjustified.Darryl Fuller was shot outside the JSD apartments on Singleton Road at about 9…