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CBS46 takes deeper look into security plans at Waffle House

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Waffle House the 24-hour diner with more than 300 locations in Metro Atlanta are always evaluating their security plans. However, following the fatal shooting in Nashville, those security plans are not being released to the public. 

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Life sentence dished out to man who killed pizza delivery driver

Robert Purcell | Source: WGCL Robert Purcell | Source: WGCL

The life sentence was decided Monday afternoon after a jury deliberated for 30 minutes. Tremaine Washington was found guilty of aggravated assault and felony murder without the possibility of parole.

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Passerby notices hit and run victim on side of road

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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The suspect's vehicle is possible a full-size Chevrolet pickup or SUV manufactured between 1999 and 2005, and should have front end damage on the passenger side. 

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Naked gunman opens fire at Waffle House patrons

(Source: Metro Nashville Police Department) (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)
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Nashville Police say a naked gunman walked into the restaurant and opened fire killing three and wounding four others.

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Man accused of several crimes in South Carolina believed to be in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Police Department Source: Atlanta Police Department
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Authorities in South Carolina have reached out to the Atlanta Police Department in hopes of locating a suspect wanted for several crimes. 

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Police: Woman allegedly raped by fake Uber driver

Source: Athens-Clarke County Police Department via Facebook Source: Athens-Clarke County Police Department via Facebook
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Athens-Clarke County Police are investigating after a woman made claims she was rape by a man posing an an Uber driver. 

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Uber Eats driver arrested, accused of sexually assaulting mentally challenged man

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An Uber Eats driver is in custody after he allegedly sexually assaulted a mentally challenged man inside an Atlanta restaurant last month.

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KSU football players arrested for armed robbery

Source: KSU Source: KSU
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Kennesaw State Police tell CBS46 they have issued issued warrants for Akebren Ralls and Jai’len Edwards. 

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Man arrested for sex trafficking, victim rescued

Brad Gaskins (Source: Conyers PD) Brad Gaskins (Source: Conyers PD)
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Officers with the Conyers Police Department rescued a 20-year-old woman from sex trafficking on April 13.

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Police locate body of man reported missing after vehicle found running at end of driveway

Source: Clayton County PD Source: Clayton County PD
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David Barlow, 39, had been missing since March 29 after his vehicle was found running at the home on King William Drive in Morrow with two cell phones inside. His wallet was found several days later in College Park.

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Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Cobb County Video included

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Police say a man was shot and killed by an officer in Cobb County while trying to flee from authorities Tuesday.

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GBI processing backlogged rape kits

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For years thousands of rape kits have been in storage waiting to be processed and now GBI says they're making progress.

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Second arrest made after teen fatally shot in Union City

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Police have made an arrest in the case involving a deadly shooting in Union City on Monday.

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Gunfire concerns South Fulton residents

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A South Fulton  community says they are being plagues by gun fire, and whole no on has been hurt, the constant sound of weapons going off has them worried about their safety.

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Man shot, killed by police after driving patrol car toward them while handcuffed

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Police say a man was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy Saturday after he was able to drive a patrol car toward them while in custody.

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Stone Mountain teen fatally shot

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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An 18-year-old male died Saturday afternoon after being shot at a residence in Stone Mountain. The shooting occurred Saturday around 4:30 p.m. at a residence in the 500 block of Old Friar Tuck Lane. 

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Man shoots kills wife, himself in Lawrenceville apartment

(Source: Gwinnett County Police Department) (Source: Gwinnett County Police Department)
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Police say a man fatally shot his wife, dropped his three kids off at his leasing office, then returned to the apartment and killed himself Saturday.

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DeKalb Co. teacher charged with murder of two children due in court

Source: Clayton County PD Source: Clayton County PD
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The DeKalb County teacher charged in the shooting deaths of two young children at a home in Clayton County in 2016 is expected in court on Tuesday.

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Father calls police on child after catching son with drugs

(Source: Walton County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Walton County Sheriff's Office)
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A father called the police on his son after the child was caught by his parent with drugs.

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Suspect dead after SWAT situation in NW Atlanta Video included

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A suspect that fired shots that led to a SWAT situation outside his northwest Atlanta home early Thursday morning is dead after being shot by officers.

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15-year-old arrested for murder of 3-year-old on Easter

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A 15-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder following the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old child on Easter Sunday.

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Police: Women steal thousands in merchandise from Burberry outlet

Source: Dawson County Sheriff's Office Source: Dawson County Sheriff's Office
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Authorities are searching for two suspects they say walked into a high-end handbag store and walked out with several purses. 

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Police: Suspect writes fraudulent checks in several counties

Source: Senoia Police Department via Facebook Source: Senoia Police Department via Facebook
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The Senoia Police Department has released photos of a woman they say wrote checks on a closed accounts that belonged to a deceased person. 

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Police: Drunk driver hits patrol car, flees from scene

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The Atlanta Police Department says a man driving a black Lexus hit a patrol car with an officer inside late Wednesday. 

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Woman pulls gun out during confrontation at Chick-Fil-A

(Source: Atlanta Police Department) (Source: Atlanta Police Department)
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Authorities say around 9:13 a.m. women from two vehicles became engaged in a verbal altercation when 24-year-old Vonshay Redding began waving and pointing a gun at another victim.

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Convicted felon found guilty for trafficking cocaine

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Darrick Lawrence was sentenced to 16 years and six months with one month credit for time served. He will also face charges in Virginia for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

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Man with "Pale Face" tattooed on his face wanted by police

(Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office)
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James Mathis is 6'2", weighs about 240 pounds, has brown hair, blue eyes and numerous tattoos included "Pale Face" on his face.

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Car thieves targeting people working out at the gym Video included

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Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, Duluth Police arrested three people for stealing a car from Brasselton. Police arrested one of the suspects in the parking lot of the Planet Fitness and the other two in a nearby subdivision.

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Police searching for Villa Rica bank robber

(Source: Villa Rica Police Department) (Source: Villa Rica Police Department)
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The suspect handed the teller a note before fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. He is described as 5'8", slim build, and is in his late 40's to early 50's.

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Roommates shoot each other over money in Atlanta

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Police say two men had to be taken to the hospital Sunday after they shot each other over money. 

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RAW VIDEO: Police chase caught on cam in metro Atlanta

(Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office)
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A police chase was caught on camera in Forsyth County late on April 5. The chase was following what police described as multiple burglaries and entering autos in Dawson and Forsyth counties.

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Woman, children safe after man barricades himself inside home

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A woman and her children are safe after the woman's ex-boyfriend fired several gunshots into the air before forcing his way into their home in northwest Atlanta early Friday morning. 

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Former city official Mitzi Bickers indicted in City Hall bribery scandal

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A multi-count indictment was filed today against a high ranking former City Hall employee in the ongoing bribery scandal.

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Police: Eight arrested in gang-related shootings

Source: Athens-Clarke County Police Department via Facebook Source: Athens-Clarke County Police Department via Facebook
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Investigators have arrested eight alleged gang members they say were involved in several shootings. 

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Surveillance video released after 3-year-old boy shot, killed in Atlanta Video included

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Police in Atlanta are looking for witnesses to come forward and have released surveillance video after three-year-old Thirigi Craig was shot and killed late Sunday night.

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Former convicted child molester surrenders after mistakenly being released from prison

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After roaming free for several days, formerly convicted child molester Paul Serdula turned himself in to the Cobb County Jail Wednesday. He was mistakenly released from the Wheeler Correctional facility on March 30.

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Vandals destroy several mailboxes in Douglas County

Source: Douglas County Sheriff's Office Source: Douglas County Sheriff's Office
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Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for the vandal or vandals who destroyed several mailboxes overnight. 

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Suspect in fatal shooting in Loganville arrested in New York

Source: Gwinnett County PD Source: Gwinnett County PD
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The suspect in a fatal shooting at a home in Loganille on Easter Sunday is in police custody after he was arrested in New York overnight.

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Atlanta Fire Dept. lieutenant charged with child abuse

Source: Cobb County Jail Source: Cobb County Jail
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Smyrna Police responded to Scottish Rite Hospital on March 4, 2018, in response to a report of child abuse and learned a child sustained a non-accidental traumatic brain injury.

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Man charged with sexual battery after assaulting juvenile at Cobb Co. high school

Curtis Bell is accused of sexual battery and child molestation. (Source: Magistrate Court of Cobb County) Curtis Bell is accused of sexual battery and child molestation. (Source: Magistrate Court of Cobb County)
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The victim told authorities Curtis Bell grabbed her by the arm and forced her into a copier room where he proceeded to touch her buttocks and attempted to kiss her. A warrant for his arrest states Parks is also accused of intentionally penetrating the 14-year-old girl.

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Warrants issued for woman involved in Smyrna home invasion

Amanda Tanks (Source: Smyrna Police Dept.) Amanda Tanks (Source: Smyrna Police Dept.)
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An arrest warrant has been issued for a 19-year-old woman after a home invasion on March 26, 2018, at a residence in Mableton, Georgia. 

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Middle school student steals car, crashes into fence

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A Fulton County middle school student is facing criminal charges after police say he stole the vehicle of a school administrator and crashed it into a fence. 

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Police catch two more suspects connected to Goodwill parking lot shooting, another at large

Suspects Mortavious Crew and Damari Jones. (Source: Clarke County Sheriff's Office) Suspects Mortavious Crew and Damari Jones. (Source: Clarke County Sheriff's Office)
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Police have arrested two more suspects tied to an early Saturday morning shootout at a Goodwill parking lot in Athens. 

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Man arrested for child cruelty of 5-year-old victim

Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office
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Authorities say Marbin Andrades beat the 5-year-old victim with a belt and caused deep bruising to the child’s abdomen and thigh areas. 

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FBI searching for crooks behind string of metro Atlanta robberies Video included

(Source: FBI Atlanta Field Office) (Source: FBI Atlanta Field Office)
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The FBI is asking for the public's assistance tracking down the criminals who are behind as many as 18 business robberies, including Waffle House restaurants and banks across metro Atlanta. 

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Two men arrested, charged with murder in connection to fatal shooting

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Yohannes and Yordanos Warner were both arrested and charged with murder. According to investigators, the victim was involved in a verbal dispute with both men when things escalated.

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Fugitive who murdered woman in her driveway captured across state lines

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A fugitive who murdered his girlfriend two days ago, was captured Sunday morning in North Carolina.

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Former Gwinnett Co. teacher accused of sexual assault Video included

Source: Gwinnett County Police Department Source: Gwinnett County Police Department
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Brad Elliot, 37, was a teacher and football coach at Buford High School. 

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Police investigating after man fatally shot near Glenwood Rd., Candler Rd. in Decatur

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Police are investigating a homicide after a man was fatally shot at the intersection of Glenwood Road and Candler Road in Decatur.  

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FBI joins search for killer of Ensayne Wayne, suspect ID'd

Source: Atlanta Police Source: Atlanta Police
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The FBI has identified the suspect they're looking for in the fatal shooting of Atlanta music producer Ensayne Wayne in early February.

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Cold case suspect in Tucson slayings found in Atlanta

A Tucson man wanted in two separate killings is in custody after evading capture for 13 years.

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Law enforcement officers among 5 charged in connection to murder from 1983

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A 34-year-old cold case was busted wide open when five people were charged in connection to a brutal murder from 1983. 

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Graffiti suspect charged with multiple felonies

William Alexander Carswell | Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office William Alexander Carswell | Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
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William Carswell faces one county criminal damage, fourteen counts of criminal interference with government property, and one count of criminal trespass damage. 

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Man in custody accused of four smash and grab robberies

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Hall County investigators have arrested a man they said is responsible for four smash and grab robberies in 2016.

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Teen arrested for child molestation in Hall County

Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office
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Brandon Daniel, 17, is accused of sexually molesting a juvenile female child between August 2016 and August 2017.

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Judge sentences man accused of robbing multiple CVS pharmacies

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Kelvonne Charleston, 38, was sentenced by a judge to 15 years, eight months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. 

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Transgender woman fatally shot in Georgia

A transgender who was woman shot just outside Atlanta has died.

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Georgia man faces child porn charges in Alabama, Georgia

A Georgia man accused of sending child pornography to an undercover officer in Alabama has been arrested as part of a joint investigation.

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Woman's phone stolen from purse at bar in Buckhead

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Thieves are stealing iPhones right out of women's purses. It's happening more often at bars in Buckhead, but these same criminals could target you anytime and anywhere.

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Notorious shoplifter Doris Payne arrested again

Source: Chamblee Police Source: Chamblee Police
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Notorious international jewel thief Doris Payne, who has been a suspect in several shoplifting incidents dating back to the 1950s, is in trouble again. 

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Man sentenced 30 years for deadly McDonough robbery

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Quincy Bailey, 21, entered guilty pleas in Henry County Superior Court to charges of voluntary manslaughter and armed robbery in the death of James "KT" Cleveland. 

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18-year-old charged with murder after fatal shooting in Atlanta

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Police say an 18-year-old has been charged with murder after the fatal shooting of another 18-year-old in Atlanta Friday. 

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Police: Suspected burglar caught trying to rob another store

(Source: Conyers Police Department) (Source: Conyers Police Department)
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Police say a fugitive wanted for a string of burglaries was actually caught Friday while trying to rob another store.

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Police: Burglary suspects use crow bar to break into businesses

Source: Newton County Sheriff's Office Source: Newton County Sheriff's Office
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Officials say the suspects made entry into the businesses June 26 and June 27 by using a crowbar to smash the front doors. 

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Daycare provider to spend 15 years in jail after toddler was injured in care

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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Evelyn Bruce-Mighty, 59, a former daycare owner convicted on charges of aggravated battery and two counts of cruelty to children in the first degree in January will spend 15 years in jail.

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Paulding County authorities investigate Holly Springs Rd. homicide

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Police in Paulding County are investigating what happened when a man was targeted and shot while riding his motorcycle in Rockmart. 

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Addictive post: Police say men advertised heroin on Facebook

Federal prosecutors say four men who advertised heroin for sale on Facebook have been convicted of conspiracy to deal drugs in Atlanta.

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16-year-old shot, killed at apartment complex

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Fulton County Police are investigating after a teen was shot and killed Monday afternoon. 

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Authorities: Macon teen shoots 7-year-old in the head

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Authorities are searching for a teenager who they say shot a 7-year-old boy in the head in Bibb County.

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Police: Woman's ex-husband shoots, kills current boyfriend

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One man is dead and another man is in police custody following a dispute over a woman in Athens. 

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Dead body found behind shopping center in Dalton

Source: Dalton Police Department via Facebook Source: Dalton Police Department via Facebook
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Police have identified the victim as 26-year-old Colin Chavez Shropshire. He was last seen at the Cliffs Apartments Friday night. 

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Police: Man shot in face at 80-year-old birthday party

Starlin Bernard Johnson | Source: Conyers Police Department Starlin Bernard Johnson | Source: Conyers Police Department
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The man accused of shooting another man in the face at a house party in Conyers is now in custody at the Rockdale County Jail without bond. 

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Footprint impression connects defendant to crime

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A Fulton County Superior Court Judge sentenced a man to life in prison plus five years for a 2014 murder and armed robbery. 

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Atlanta man found guilty of murder of college student

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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An Atlanta man was sentenced to life in prison plus five year for his role in the death of 23-year-old college student Tekeenen Williams in Fulton County.

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Woman stabbed in chest during altercation

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A woman is currently listed in critical condition after being rushed to the hospital following a stabbing incident in Athens.

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Man kicks victim, steals car during robbery

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Cobb County Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Vicious Sounds Car Audio in Marietta. 

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Wrong-way driver sentenced to 15 years

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Dezmar Gilbert, 41, was sentenced to 15 years with 10 years to serve in prison by a Henry County Superior Court judge. 

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Victim's brother, along with another suspect arrested in connection to death of Roswell teen

Jahmal Samuel and Jordan Williams were arrested in connection to the death of Kobe Williams. Source: Roswell Police Department Jahmal Samuel and Jordan Williams were arrested in connection to the death of Kobe Williams. Source: Roswell Police Department
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Police have arrested two people for the murder of 17-year-old Kobe Williams who was killed February 7.

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Victim says 3 armed men stole electronics, marijuana during home invasion

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According to the victim, three unknown men kicked in his door and stole is XBOX, PS4, $100 worth of marijuana, and his cell phone. One of the men was armed with an AR style rifle. 

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2 in custody after armed robbery Dollar General

Marques Johnson and Thomas Robinson Jr. were arrested for an armed robbery at a Dollar General in Hall County. Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office Marques Johnson and Thomas Robinson Jr. were arrested for an armed robbery at a Dollar General in Hall County. Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office
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Two suspects are now in custody following an armed robbery in Hall County. 

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Man wanted for double murder turns himself into custody

Source: Clayton County Sheriff's Office Source: Clayton County Sheriff's Office
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Police issued a warrant for Deanthony Ealey, 23, in connection to the death of two people in a parking lot of a Walmart in the 7000 block of Highway 85. 

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3 arrested after police witness them breaking into car

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Three people have been arrested in connection to a car break-in on Fountainhead Lane. 

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6 indicted for burglarizing gun stores, trafficking firearms

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Authorities say Devonnaire Coffey, Darryle Butler, Bilal Maxey, Natasha Turner, Asia Keith, and Prather Abrams are responsible for multiple burglaries and attempted burglaries which occurred at stores in McDonough, and Canton, Georgia, Charlotte and Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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Georgia man convicted of murder in go-go dancer's slaying

A Georgia man has been convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a go-go dancer he met at a New Jersey bar.

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Man sentenced to 11 years for armed carjacking

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According to authorities,Dontrail Xavier Roundtree stole a car at gunpoint at a gas station, led police on a high-speed chase, tried to flee after crashing the stolen vehicle, and then fought with police officers trying to take him into custody. 

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Wrong way driver arrested after fatal head on collision on I-85

Joshua Boone | Source: Gwinnett County Police Joshua Boone | Source: Gwinnett County Police
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A suspect is in custody following a collision that left one person dead in Gwinnett County, early Monday morning.

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Man killed outside apartment complex; 2 teens arrested

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Two teenagers are in custody after a 19-year-old man was fatally shot outside an Atlanta-area apartment complex over the weekend.

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Nine-year-old boy finds slain grandmother in living room

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Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding out who killed a 47-year-old grandmother in Atlanta over the New Year's weekend.

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