More Than 1,000 Tires Dumped Near Creek

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — Douglasville police are trying to find someone who dumped at least 1,000 tires near a scenic recreational creek. “Well, we got a mess out there,” Douglasville police Chief Chris Womack told Channel 2’s Jeff Dore. The jaw-dropping pile of worn-out tires sits between Blairs Bridge Road and Interstate 20 on the banks […]

Feds settle case of woman fired over Facebook site

WASHINGTON — Employers should think twice before trying to restrict workers from talking about their jobs on Facebook or other social media. That’s the message the government sent on Monday as it settled a closely watched lawsuit against a Connecticut ambulance company that fired an employee after she went on Facebook to criticize her boss. […]

DEA: More Than $8M In Drug Money Seized

ATLANTA — Drug Enforcement Administration Atlanta recently seized more than $8 million in drug money, DEA Atlanta Special Agent Chuvalo Truesdell said. Channel 2’s Jeff Dore attended a meeting where several law enforcement agency heads discussed the significance of the seizure in downtown Atlanta on Thursday morning. Truesdell said it was a lump sum seizure […]

Officer Hailed As Hero On Verge Of Losing Home

SUGAR HILL, Ga. — A former police officer injured in the line of duty says he has lost his career and he is about to lose his Sugar Hill home. Three years ago, Paul Philips was helping a woman under attack when he was shot by a drunken police officer. Channel 2 Action News reporter […]

Merchandise Worth More Than $20K Stolen From Apple Store

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — More than $20,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from an Apple Computer store, Peachtree City police said.Thieves stole the items from the PeachMac store at The Avenues Shopping Center in Peachtree City around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Peachtree City police representative Michelle Ward said in a news release. Ward said thieves crashed […]

Woman Accused Of Kidnapping, Killing Georgia Mother

ATLANTA — A Macon woman accused of abducting and killing a 38-year-old mother in an apparently random carjacking confessed to the shooting and led police to the woman’s body, an investigator said Monday. Alexandria Renee Scott, 19, and Justin Terrell Grable, 21, were charged Sunday with felony murder in the death of Kimberly McKenzie. Her […]

Escaped Inmate Was Working For Public Works Dept.

ATLANTA — A city of Atlanta Public Works employee will soon be trading his work uniform for a jail suit.Atlanta police arrested Claude Brooks on charges of public urination last Friday. When police ran Brooks’ fingerprints, they matched those of a man already in the database under the name of Edward Nathan. Nathan had escaped […]

Children Playing Near Woods Find Man’s Body

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The body of an unidentified man was discovered by a 4- and 6-year-old while riding their bicycles near a wooded area. DeKalb County police spokesman Jason Gagnon said the discovery was made Wednesday afternoon in the 4600 block of Wildginger Run in Lithonia.Channel 2 Action News reporter Erica Byfield spoke with […]

Investigators: Ga. Man Killed Ex-Wife, Then Died

MONROE, Ga. — Investigators in Walton and Greene counties said they believe a Loganville man killed his ex-wife, then died at a relative’s home. Walton County authorities said 52-year-old Robert Cook was staying with his ex-wife, 60-year-old Judy Clay, when Cook strangled her with an electrical cord. Greene County sheriff’s deputies found Cook’s remains Jan. […]

Woman Rescued From Under MARTA Train

ATLANTA — A woman hit by a MARTA train Tuesday morning has been rescued, Atlanta firefighters said. The woman entered the trackway at the Five Points station in downtown Atlanta around 8 a.m., MARTA spokeswoman Cara Hodgson said. An Atlanta Fire representative said she fell in between the tracks. Atlanta firefighters said the victim was […]