Store Clerk Shot, Killed During Overnight Robbery

ATLANTA — A convenience store clerk was shot and killed during a morning robbery in southeast Atlanta, police said. Police surrounded the Glenwood Food Mart on Glenwood Avenue talking to at least two witnesses, Channel 2’s Darryn Moore reported. A robber walked into the store just after 3 a.m. and pulled a gun, police said. […]

Police Warn Of AC Thieves In Disguise

ATLANTA — Atlanta police say a group of thieves in disguise are hitting homes, and have even struck a church twice. So far, police told Channel 2 Action News reporter Erica Byfield that they know of at least 10 break-ins. While investigators aren’t linking all of the cases, they said there are some similarities. Byfield […]

Georgia Woman Arrested In Murder For Hire Plot

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Police say a Pickens County woman accused of asking someone to kill her husband is under arrest and will be brought to Columbus to face charges. Columbus police Lt. Ronald Hastings said Monday that 40-year-old Johnnie Melissa Burmeister faces a felony charge of criminal solicitation to commit murder. Hastings says the woman […]

Ga. Deputy Accused Of Stealing Inmate’s ID

ALBANY, Ga. — Authorities have accused a south Georgia sheriff’s deputy of stealing the identity of an inmate. Deputy Charles Tharpe was arrested Tuesday and charged with computer theft. Investigators said Tharpe, an 11-year veteran, used jail computers to steal an inmate’s social security number and personal information, then used the information to open accounts […]

Driver Killed On Icy Road

Driver Killed On Icy Road Posted: 11:04 am EST January 13, 2011Updated: 11:13 am EST January 13, 2011 GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Duluth man was killed in a wreck on an icy Gwinnett County street, according to the Gwinnett Police Department. The crash occurred at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, police said. “Weather and speed appear […]

Perdue Declares State Of Emergency In Ga.

ATLANTA — Gov. Sonny Perdue has declared a state of emergency in Georgia as the state braces for a blast of winter weather expected to dump snow and coat roadways with ice. As his last act as governor before Gov.-elect Nathan Deal is inaugurated Monday morning, Perdue issued the executive order Sunday night hours before […]

Footprints In Snow Lead Dalton Police To Suspects

DALTON, Ga. — The snow blanketing much of north Georgia helped police catch a pair of burglary suspects. Dalton police spokesman Bruce Frazier tells WSB radio that officers responded to a burglar alarm going off at a liquor store around 4 a.m. Monday. The glass in the front door had been smashed in. Frazier said […]

Ice Cripples Metro Roads, Highways Are ‘Impassable’

ATLANTA — Layers of ice and snow made some metro Atlanta roads and highways virtually impossible to drive for a second day as Georgia Department of Transportation crews worked quickly to alleviate the number of stranded vehicles. GDOT has 45 trucks on the road in the metro area and said road crews are working 12 […]

Police Invesitgate Double Shooting On Interstate Ramp

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Clayton County Police searched a south Metro hotel for suspects after a double shooting on an interstate ramp, but came up empty handed early Thursday. Authorities told Channel 2’s Darryn Moore two people were shot near the ramp to Interstate 75 and Tara Boulevard just before 4 a.m. The driver of […]

Cell Phone Saves Club Valet From Bullet

ATLANTA — An observant police officer who quickly helped make an arrest after a midtown Atlanta night club shooting was upstaged by a cell phone that likely saved a man’s life. Sgt. Robert Altertini told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh he was patrolling near Sixth and West Peachtree Streets when he heard gunshots near Halo Night […]