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DOT Workers Find Possible Dynamite Under Bridge

ATLANTA -- A suspicious package found underneath an overpass may be a stick of dynamite, Atlanta police said. The package was discovered by a group of Dept. of Transportation workers while inspecting a bridge near the intersection of Hollywood Road and Hightower Avenue in northwest Atlanta. A representative for Atlanta-Fire Rescue said the package had wires sticking out of it. Police said the elements may have been left over from construction. Four people were evacuated from a nearby business, and officials said the area is not heavily populated with homes.Refresh this story on ...

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Ways to find a good Decatur Attorney

It is very important to get yourself a professional Decatur Attorney when you are facing legal related issues. Decatur, GA Lawyers are experts in every law field and they truly understand every portion of it. Since all attorneys are not experts; therefore, you should always find yourself a good lawyer to make sure they meet your requirements. Before you hire a qualified lawyer, you must always do some research. Find out what kind of attorney you need. For example; a personal injury lawyer who specializes in car wrecks is certainly not the best person to...

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Woman Accused Of Stealing From Gwinnett School

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- The former bookkeeper of a Gwinnett County high school is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a local school fund. Channel 2 Action News Reporter Manuel Bojorquez obtained a copy of the criminal arrest warrant against Mary Annette Ham of Lawrenceville on Monday. An investigator with Gwinnett Schools Police wrote that Ham failed to deposit more than $4,300 dollars into a school bank account. The account holds money generated from school activities such as student clubs, parent fundraisers, ticket and vending machine sales."We don't tolerate anyone stealing from our schools," said...

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Gwinnett Drug Bust ‘One Of The Biggest’

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County police and representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration swarmed a suspected drug house in Norcross. Authorities also called in the hazmat team to clean up.The rain happened at a home on Newbuy Road near Beaver Run Road.Channel 2 Action News reporter Kerry Kavanaugh was there as hazmat crews hauled off several large barrels. Kavanaugh said investigators first arrived at the house Monday afternoon, and continued combing the scene for evidence through Tuesday morning.A source close to the investigation told Kavanaugh that he believes it is a methamphetamine...

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Lawyer: Case Against Bishop Long Moving Forward

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The lawyer representing four young men, who filed lawsuits against Bishop Eddie Long, told Channel 2 Action News the lawsuits are moving forward, and she will soon begin taking depositions. BJ Bernstein appeared in DeKalb County court Monday morning with one of the plaintiffs, Anthony Flagg, on an unrelated traffic case.Flagg, Jamal Parris, Maurice Robinson and Spencer LeGrande filed civil suits against Long, accusing him of using his spiritual authority to coerce the young men into sexual relationships.Long denied the claims in court documents, but admitted serving as...

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Armored Car Employee Robbed While Reloading ATM

ATLANTA -- An armored car employee was held up at gunpoint while reloading an ATM on Monday, said Cpl. Jake Smith with the Gwinnett County Police Department. It happened just before noon at the Wells Fargo in the 3200 block of Centerville Highway near Scenic Highway in Snellville. News Chopper 2 flew over the scene and captured video of investigators looking for clues. The bank is located in a Publix shopping center....

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Atlanta Lawyer Can Help you in case of Personal Injury

Life is a voyage that is full of unexpected events and many ups and downs. Any event that may make you feel wonderfully one minute can undergo an extreme change resulting in a striking change in one's life. A personal injury is one of those events that can change the normal existence of any human being in a matter of seconds. A personal injury can be happen due to many factors and it can be the responsibility of the victim or a third party, sometimes it may simply be an accident with no one to blame. In the case of...

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Attorney Admits Stealing $340K From Law Firm

ATLANTA -- An attorney was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges he embezzled more than $340,000 from his law firm. Steven Zagoria, 59, was also sentenced Monday to five years of supervised release and ordered to pay $318,000 in restitution to the victims of his crimes. Prosecutors say Zagoria forged the signature of one of his firm's leaders on checks and then deposited them into his personal account. They say he used the money to pay his mortgage, credit card bills and even gave some of it...

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Masked Robbers Shoot, Kill Man In Virginia Highland

ATLANTA -- A community is on edge after a terrifying robbery turned deadly in Virginia Highland. Police said three men with their faces covered walked up to a couple in the parking lot of the Virginia Highland Apartments with guns drawn on Monday night. Soon after, witnesses said they heard gunfire. "We heard three gunshots, me and the other neighbors and stuff. We learned from crime scene investigators that there was a robbery," said resident Nick Fossett. Police said when officers arrived, they found a body lying outside a downstairs unit."They did locate...

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3 Men Break Into Home, Assault Woman

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police said officers are talking to three men who may have forced their way into a southeast Atlanta home and sexually assaulted a woman. Paramedics brought the woman to the hospital. Because she is the victim of a sexual assault, Channel 2 Action News chose not to identify the hospital or the exact location of the home invasion.Police said the assault happened early Tuesday morning as a man was arriving home. The victim told police that three men forced him inside with guns, then separated two men and one woman...

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