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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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Police Chase, Explosion Destroy Georgia Home

ALBANY, Ga. -- A suspect being chased by police over an expired license plate smashed his car into a south Georgia home and set off an explosion that destroyed the house. Three residents escaped the blaze Tuesday in Colquitt County, but their three kittens died. A neighbor's dog was struck and killed by the fleeing car.The Associated Press reports that Colquitt County sheriff's deputies were chasing a car with expired tags driven by 23-year-old Antonio Wise. The deputies used stop sticks to flatten the car's tires. It then smashed into the home of Clayton...

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4 Accused In Party Beating Death Say They’re Innocent

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- Three of the four people charged in the killing of a teenager at a party spoke to Channel 2 Action News reporter Mark Winne from jail on Tuesday.Quantez Devonta Mallory, Horace Damon Coleman, Emmanuel Benjamin Boykins and Tracen Lamar Franklin are accused of stomping, punching and kicking Bobby Tillman at a party early Sunday, a beating Tillman's mother called unprovoked.Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller said the Sheriff's Office is looking at the possibility of other suspects.One of the men in custody told Winne that a brawl involving 20...

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Robbery Suspect Caught Fleeing Gwinnett Bank

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett police nabbed a robbery suspect shortly after they said he held up a bank in Lawrenceville Monday morning. The robbery took place at a Wells Fargo Bank at 3065 Lawrenceville Highway around 9:30 a.m. Police told Channel 2's Manuel Bojorquez that officers responding to the call spotted a car that matched the description of the getaway vehicle and stopped the driver on Wessex Court. A police spokesman said officers found a gun in the car as well as the stolen money. Police had not released the suspect’s name. No one was injured during the robbery. ...

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