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Shots Fired On I-285 After Road Rage Crash

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police say two drivers were arrested after a road rage incident led to shots being fired on Interstate 285 Monday morning. Officer K.Y. Jones of the Atlanta Police Department said there was an accident on I-285 southbound near the exit ramp to Highway 166 just after 8:30 a.m.Channel 2 Action News reporter Kerry Kavanaugh was at the scene and said that police said three vehicles were involved in the incident -- a silver Lexus, a SUV and a Dodge Ram pickup truck. Det. Scott Preistly of the Atlanta Police Department said...

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Atlanta Lawyer for Personal Injury

Everyday people are exposed to many different risks that may cause personal injuries. People have to be very careful and specially prepared for it whenever it happens. Whether you encounter a car accident, use a defective product or any other experience that may lead to a personal injury, you need the guidance of an experienced Atlanta Lawyer to help you defend your legal cause. Atlanta Lawyer A personal injury claim occurs when an injured person seeks compensation from the company or person who causes the injury. It may at times involve litigation and negotiation...

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Man Charged After Foster Child Dies

McDONOUGH, Ga. -- Police say they have charged a Henry County man in the death of a toddler who was living with him as a foster child. Police on Monday arrested Joseph Charles Todd Dunn and charged him with felony murder and first-degree cruelty to children. Police say Dunn brought the 20-month-old Russell Chapman to a hospital on Sept. 27 because of seizures. Henry County police Sgt. Rene Swanson says doctors realized the boy had been beaten. The boy died a week later. Swanson says Dunn has two biological children, a...

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3 Arrested After Burglary Attempt At Buckhead Store

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police said officers arrested three people who tried to smash their way inside a Buckhead department store.Officers said they caught the burglars at the Nordstrom Rack store in the Buckhead Station Shopping Center just west of Georgia 400 early Wednesday morning. Police said someone tried to throw a brick through the front door of the store on Tuesday, but didn’t get in. Early Wednesday morning, three people tried to do the same thing at the same store and got caught, police said.Atlanta Police Department officials said an officer was...

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2 Guilty Of Shooting Man 40 Times

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A Fulton County jury found two men guilty Monday of shooting a 20-year-old man at least 40 times, killing him.A jury found Prentice McNeil, 26, and Matthew Mitchell, 27, guilty on all charges, including murder, felony murder and aggravated assault for the 2007 shooting death of 20-year-old Christopher Copeland. Police said Copeland was gunned down as he exited the All In One Social Club in September 2007. Police said Copeland was surrounded by a group of men armed with assault rifles and handguns who opened fire on him....

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Body Found On Georgia Tech Campus

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech, Atlanta Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were investigating a body found on the midtown Atlanta campus Tuesday morning. Channel 2's Ryan Young reported a large crime scene near at the intersection of Tech Parkway and Wallace Street which was closed to traffic. Police said a school employee discovered the body in a wooded area, about 100 yards from the road. Young said police were working to determine how the person died, but officers did say there were no obvious signs of trauma. They had not identified the victim as a...

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Homeowner Charged After Teen Killed At Party

CONYERS, Ga. -- A Conyers homeowner was charged on Monday after a teenager was shot and killed during a party at his house over the weekend.The homeowner, Javoy Jones, was in court Monday and was charged with keeping a disorderly house. He was granted a $1,000 bond. The charges come after an Atlanta-area teenager was killed at a house party. An 18-year-old was fatally shot and two other teens were injured in a shooting that happened early Sunday in Conyers.Investigators said they believe an out-of-control party led to the death...

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Burglar Killed Was Homeowner’s Friend

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A homeowner has fatally shot a masked burglar only to learn the burglar was a longtime friend. Ezekiel Wiley says he fired all six bullets at a man who crawled through a busted kitchen window, armed with a screwdriver Wednesday. Wiley said he couldn't see the burglar's face. Several hours later Wiley learned the burglar was William Bernard Stafford, a friend of 30 years. Authorities said Stafford had a drug history and several convictions. Georgia law allows homeowners to use deadly force to protect themselves and their property....

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Dead Woman Billed ‘Termination Fee’ By Gas Company

CUMMING, Ga. -- In the days following his mother-in-law's death, Alan Handle took over her affairs. One task was to cancel her natural gas service. “When I started reviewing the bill, I saw they charged a $100 early termination fee,” said Handle. Handle's calls to customer service provided no help, he said. “The person on the phone said her contract goes until May, so that's why you are charged the $100 fee,” said Handle. “I said, ‘How is a dead person supposed to pay the bill?’ said Handle. "She had no response,” he said. Handle said he was told to fax a copy of a death...

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Guest Shot, Killed At Buckhead Hotel

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are looking for the person who shot and killed a man staying at a Buckhead hotel.The shooting happened outside the Residence Inn Atlanta Buckhead at the intersection of Piedmont and Pharr Roads just after 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday night. Officers told Channel 2 Action News that the guest had checked in just three hours earlier, and they did not know why he was targeted."The victim walked from the rear of the complex to the front and collapsed in front of the main office," Atlanta Police Major Keith Meadows told...

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