Police: Mom Stuffed Purse With Pageant Gowns

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Gwinnett County police have arrested a mother they said stole thousands of dollars in pageant gowns and formal dresses from a Gwinnett County boutique, using her children as a decoy to pull it off.The store manager told Channel …

Rail Bridge Partially Collapses In NW Atlanta

ATLANTA — A rail bridge collapsed in northwest Atlanta on Tuesday morning, Atlanta firefighters confirmed to Channel 2 Action News.Firefighters said one person was entrapped in a truck under the bridge on Marietta and Bolton roads after a partial coll…

Teen Shot To Death Outside SW Atlanta Apts

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are looking for the gunman responsible for killing a teen in southwest Atlanta early Tuesday.

Apt. Residents Hear Teen Being Shot To Death
A 19-year-old was shot to death around 2 a.m. at the Villages of Carver apartments on …

Ga. Speaker Pays Taxes After County Files Lien

ATLANTA — Georgia speaker of the House David Ralston has paid overdue property taxes after the Dawson County Tax Commissioner filed a lien against the land.Records obtained by Channel 2’s Lori Geary show taxes were due on the property, owned by Ralst…

Gas Prices Could Climb Despite State Tax Freeze

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has learned a freeze of the state gas tax only goes so far, and taxes on gasoline will increase just in time for the Fourth of July holiday.Gov. Nathan Deal issued an executive order to freeze the state gas tax on Frida…

Trust Me, I’m an Expert: Lap Dance Experts

Today I learned that there are people in this world who are testifying experts in the field of "lap dancing." That, combined with my discovery in April that there are testifying "smell experts," has prompted me to launch what could become an ongoing series of posts here at LBW called "Trust Me, I’m an Expert." A Reuters article from earlier this month (via Lowering the Bar) that discussed the testimony of a lap dance expert may have many men with pockets full of one-dollar bills thinking that they missed their calling. In 677 New Loudon Corp. v. State of New York Tax Appeals Tribunal, a gentleman’s club near Albany, N.Y., called Nite Moves claimed that it did not need to charge a sales tax on private lap dances because such dances are "dramatic or musical art performances" not subject to such tax. In support of its argument, Nite Moves relied on the expert testimony of cultural anthropologist who based upon her personal observations gleaned from a visit to petitioner’s club, as well as her review of the dances depicted on the Nite Moves DVD entered into evidence at the administrative hearing and her interviews with certain of the club’s dancers,…

Man Robbed, Shot Along Walking Trail In SE Atlanta

ATLANTA — Someone attacked and shot man as he and his girlfriend walked along a trail in southeast Atlanta, and now he’s fearful the police won’t be able to find his attackers.The shooting occurred June 20 at about 11 p.m. on the path trail near Hosea…

Search Suspended For Missing Swimmer

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Search crews have suspended their search Sunday after spending all day trying to find a missing swimmer at Lake Lanier.Friends reported the man missing Saturday night at the Buford Dam Park.Dive crews went into the water three o…

Construction Worker Dies After 20 Foot Fall

ATLANTA — Emergency crews were called out to Benjamin E. Mays High School Saturday afternoon for a construction worker who fell 20 feet and died.Atlanta police told Channel 2’s Tony Thomas the worker was about twenty feet in the air working out of a …