Gwinnett considers 25 percent hike on bus fares

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — People who ride Gwinnett County buses will get a chance to sound off Monday night on a proposed fair hike.Officials are considering a proposed 25 percent increase in bus fares on Gwinnett County’s public transit system. Fuel cost…

Police say woman turned $5 bills into $100 bills

HIRAM, Ga. — Paulding County authorities are searching for a woman they say passed fake money.Officers said the woman whitewashed $5 bills and made them look like $100 bills.The woman has the word “Boo” tattooed on her arm.Anyone with information on t…

Black bear on deck surprises homeowner

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Winston Blumberg, of Dahlonega, had just put on a fresh pot of coffee Saturday morning when he was forced to do a double-take.
SLIDESHOW: Black bear on deck surprises homeowner
As he turned to look out the window, he couldnÂ’t…

Overturned tractor-trailer shuts lanes on I-85

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — An overturned tractor-trailer shut down part of Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County for more than five hours Sunday.A hazmat team with the Gwinnett County Fire Department was called to the scene because officials said there was a 5…

Weekend road work slows metro area traffic

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Transportation is urging drivers to use alternate routes due to a resurfacing project that has prompted lane closures and ramp closures on Interstate 75 and I-285 all weekend.Below is a list of closures.
Clayton Cou…

1,000 march in support of Ga. death row inmate

ATLANTA — Organizers said more than 1,000 people marched to support a Georgia death row inmate set to be executed for the killing of an off-duty Savannah police officer.Amnesty International and the NAACP organized a march and rally Friday for inmate …

Man accused of kidnapping, stabbing in hospital

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — The man accused of murdering his girlfriend and tying up her children is back in Clayton County.William Nazario, 32, is now under guard at Southern Regional Hospital, being treated for an undisclosed illness, according to authori…

Levi’s Call issued for 4 missing children

FOREST PARK, Ga. — Forest Park police continue to search for four missing children. Police said the children’s father, who does not have custody of them, took the children and is on the run.Police questioned neighbors late Tuesday afternoon to try to…

Clayton Fire: 3 found bound inside home

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Three children were found bound inside a home in Riverdale on Monday morning, according to the Clayton County Fire Department.

3 found bound at home
News Chopper 2 flew over the home on Lexington Court, where Clayton firefighter…

Vegan couple’s murder convictions upheld

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions and life prison sentences given to an Atlanta vegan couple who were charged with allowing their baby to starve to death. Prosecutors said Jade Sanders and Lamont Thomas, who lived…