Commissioner Kenerly indicted by Gwinnett grand jury

A Gwinnett County grand jury on Wednesday indicted the county’s longest-serving commissioner, Kevin Kenerly, on charges of bribery and failure to disclose a financial interest in two properties the county rezoned. If convicted of all counts, Kenerly faces up to 22 years in prison. The indictment says that Kenerly “directly or indirectly” accepted or agreed […]

Robbers Storm Buckhead CVS; Steal Drugs

ATLANTA — Atlanta police said two men who stormed a Buckhead CVS Pharmacy had one thing in mind — stealing prescription drugs.The CVS Pharmacy across from Piedmont Hospital — at the corner of Peachtree Street and Brighton Road — was robbed of drugs Thursday morning. Police said two men, who had bandanas covering their faces, […]

Man Found Dead In Kudzu Patch

CONYERS, Ga. — Conyers police are searching for people suspected of being involved in a fight with a man whose dead body was later discovered in a kudzu patch. Police Chief Gene Wilson identified one suspect as 36-year-old Sylvester Leon Henderson. The incident began just after midnight Tuesday when Conyers police responded to a report […]

4 Deaths Prompt Graco Stroller Recall

Baby Gear Maker Has Received Reports Of Infant Strangulations WASHINGTON — Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports that four infants died in the strollers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Wednesday, said the four infants became trapped inside the strollers and were strangled. The deaths […]

Sex Offender Found In Tree House

WHITFIELD COUNTY, Ga. — Officials with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested a sex offender after finding him in a tree house. Authorities said Tuesday that they arrested Bobby Hawkins on Saturday after several anonymous tips were phoned in to investigators. Hawkins was wanted on warrants on charges of failure to register as […]

Georgia Inmate Captured After Escape

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A prisoner who escaped from a work crew in Moultrie has been captured. Authorities said 33-year-old Timothy Metrakos escaped Monday afternoon while working near Route 37. Officers with a police dog found him three-and-a-half hours later. Metrakos is incarcerated at the Colquitt County Correctional Institute, which accepts minimum- and medium-security inmates. Warden […]

Firefighter Accused Of Showing Video Of Crash Victim Around Town

SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. — A local family said they are reeling after finding out that a local firefighter is accused of videotaping their daughter’s body at the scene of an accident and then showing it around town. Dayna Kempson-Schacht, 23, was killed when her car crashed into trees in Spalding County in July. Channel 2 […]

27 Injured In Church Hayride Crash

DOUGLAS, Ga. — Two people were in serious condition after a car struck a trailer carrying a church group on a hayride in Douglas, injuring 27 people. Pastor Hilton Martin told the Waycross Journal-Herald that the accident happened Friday night when a car hit a trailer being pulled slowly along Route 64. The names of […]

FBI: Armored Car Robbery Was An Inside Job

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Officials with FBI Atlanta said a Loomis employee was arrested and charged in connection with a robbery on a Loomis armored truck at DeKalb Medical Center. Authorities said armed men confronted the couriers who were operating a Loomis armored car at DeKalb Medical Center at about 11 a.m. Wednesday. Police said […]

Man Steals Car With Sleeping Baby Inside

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Clayton County officials arrested a man Thursday who they said stole a car with a sleeping baby inside. The baby has since been found safe. Police said the incident began when a mother, Jetta Sellers, stopped to get gas at a BP station on Jonesboro Road on Thursday morning. Officials said […]