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Police: Robbery suspect shot and killed by DeKalb homeowner

A homeowner shot and killed a robbery suspect late Wednesday night outside a DeKalb County house overnight, police said. DeKalb police told Channel 2 Action News that the homeowner was also shot during a shootout in the driveway of a home on Hairston Crossing Way, but is expected to survive. ...

Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, left, leaves court with his wife Philippa and mother Roberta, right, after documents were supplied to help jurors who are meeting for a 10th day of deliberations during a trial in DeKalb County Superior Court on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in Decatur, Ga. Ellis is accused of threatening contractors that resisted his requests for campaign contributions. David Tulis / AJC Special

Jurors sympathized with DeKalb CEO Ellis

Several jurors were reluctant to convict DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis on corruption charges because they feared sending the likeable father of twins to prison, the jury’s forewoman said in an interview Wednesday with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “People were worried about ruining his life,” said jury forewoman Susan Worthy, a ...

Burrell Ellis supporters wants indictment dropped

Burrell Ellis supporters wants indictment dropped

Burrell Ellis supporters wants indictment dropped

Avondale board officially accepts mayor’s resignation

Avondale Estates’ Board of Mayor and Commissioners unanimously approved Mayor Ed Rieker’s resignation Monday night with a 4-0 vote.Commissioners reiterated they’d received “several hundred” emails from residents asking not to accept the resignation.“We really [didn’t] have a choice once we received [Rieker’s] resignation,” said mayor pro tem Terry Giager.The special ...

Decatur Terrace petitions city for annexation

The Decatur Terrace neighborhood delivered a petition to Decatur commissioners Monday asking for inclusion onto the city’s annexation map, while also filing a petition with Avondale Estates asking for removal from its map.Decatur Terrace, with 147 properties, is just east of Decatur and just south of College Avenue.Decatur city manager ...

DeKalb Medical holds breast cancer awareness event

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, DeKalb Medical at Hillandale will host a free informational event 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at 2801 DeKalb Medical Pkwy.Nurse navigator Ruby Guillory will discuss early detection, diet and lifestyle changes that can help reduce the risk of breast cancer.Registration requied: 404-501-9355.

Forum on Clarkston’s changing political landscape

The PBS documentary spotlighting Clarkston’s diversity and changing political landscape, “America by the Numbers: Politics of the New South,” will be screened during an event 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Clarkston First Baptist Church Life Center, 4007 Church Street.Journalist Maria Hinojosa, who hosts the “America by the Numbers” series, will moderate ...

Massage parlor denied permit to expand

Doraville City Council denied a conditional use permit for Treat Your Feet massage parlor at 5382 Buford Highway.The new owners requested the application to expand from suite C to suite D.The business is licensed to operate and provide full body massage in suite C only.Community Development Director Joe Cooley told ...

Burrell Ellis supporters wants indictment dropped

Burrell Ellis supporters wants indictment dropped

Burrell Ellis supporters wants indictment dropped

Oakhurst streetscapes project set to commence

Decatur’s commission established a project budget of $2,050,000 for streetscapes improvements to the Oakhurst business district, initially planned back in 2007.Deputy city manager Hugh Saxon describes the work as a “complete reconstruction” of the area, including new sidewalks, street lights, street trees, street furniture and a slight expansion of Harmony ...

DeKalb CEO Ellis may face retrial

A deeply conflicted jury failed to agree on the fate of DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, resulting in a mistrial Tuesday that brought an anticlimactic end to a case that sought to resolve allegations about government patronage and entitlement. The lack of a clear outcome left a government plagued by ...

Strong evidence, polished defendant added up to a no-decision

Jurors couldn’t agree on a verdict in DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis’ corruption case, where prosecutors say he threatened and intimidated contractors over political campaign contributions. Over three weeks, the jurors heard testimony from aggrieved business owners and a government employee, former DeKalb purchasing director Kelvin Walton, who snitched on ...

Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Elliss leaves court after  Judge Courtney Johnson declared a mistrial when the jury was unable to reach a verdict on Tuesday October 21, 2014.  Eills was charged with 13 counts, including bribery, theft, extortion and perjury.

Jury forewoman: Ellis was guilty

The jury that failed to reach a verdict in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was close on a few of the counts but they were truly split on most of the 13 still-unresolved charges, according to the woman who was elected foreperson after four days ...

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (right) listens to public comment earlier this month during a meeting of the state Election Board. KENT D. JOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

DeKalb County dismissed from voter registration lawsuit

A group suing over more than 55,000 “missing” voter registration applications across Georgia has filed a motion to dismiss DeKalb County from the case after reaching an agreement to ensure eligible Georgians there can vote Nov. 4. The decision leaves Secretary of State Brian Kemp and four Georgia counties — ...

Family looking for answers after loved one found dead in Stone Mountain

Family looking for answers after loved one found dead in Stone Mountain

Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri reports.

Family looking for answers after loved one found dead in Stone Mountain

Family looking for answers after loved one found dead in Stone Mountain

Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri reports.

Developers fight $3,300 water bill for empty house

Developers fight $3,300 water bill for empty house

Developers fight $3,300 water bill for empty house

Jurors ask to leave after Burrell Ellis trial deadlock

Jurors ask to leave after Burrell Ellis trial deadlock

Jurors ask to leave after Burrell Ellis trial deadlock

Jury may be hung in trial of DeKalb CEO Ellis

The corruption case against DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis teetered on the edge of a mistrial Monday, with jurors unable to agree on a verdict over 10 days of deliberations.The judge ordered them to work harder.If the 12-woman jury can’t reach a unanimous decision, Judge Courtney Johnson would be forced ...

Jurors ask to leave after Burrell Ellis trial deadlock

Jurors ask to leave after Burrell Ellis trial deadlock

Jurors ask to leave after Burrell Ellis trial deadlock

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