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Mike Morris covers breaking news for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in collaboration with 95.5 FM and AM750 WSB and WSB-TV.

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Construction delays likely this weekend on I-20, I-285

The Georgia Department of Transportation is once again this weekend encouraging motorists to avoid what could be lengthy delays through construction zones on the westside Perimeter and on I-20. Here’s what you need to remember to avoid those delays:I-285 construction: Two lanes of I-285 southbound will be shut down between ...

Fulton K-9 units chase suspect, discover body instead

Fulton County police are investigating the death of a person found dead Friday morning in the southern part of the county after K-9 units chasing a suspect came across the body. Police spokeswoman Kay Lester told Channel 2 Action News that the medical examiner had been summoned to the scene ...

Redrick Damian Bartie

Cobb man convicted of shooting ex-girlfriend

An Austell man has been convicted of shooting his former girlfriend and endangering their two children on Christmas Day, 2012. A Cobb County jury on Thursday convicted Redrick Damian Bartie, 37, of aggravated assault, two counts of reckless conduct and firearms-related charges. Kim Isaza, a spokeswoman for the Cobb district ...

This is one of the vehicles involved in a wrong-way wreck on I-75 in Henry County.

Police: Wrong-way driver traveled 5 miles before fatal wreck

Henry County police are trying to determine why one motorist Friday morning drove roughly five miles in the wrong direction before a fatal wrong-way crash on I-75.The crash happened shortly after 1:30 a.m. in the far left southbound lane of the interstate near mile marker 219, Henry police Lt. Mike ...

8 Sandy Springs businesses robbed overnight

Sandy Springs police have recovered a U-Haul truck filled with items taken during a string of overnight smash-and-grab burglaries at businesses along a 3-mile stretch of Roswell Road.Three businesses in a shopping center at Roswell Road and Abernathy Road were among the eight businesses burglarized.The burglars hit the Canton Cook ...

2 killed in wrong-way wreck in Henry County

Two drivers died and two other people were injured Friday in an early morning wreck on I-75 that Henry County police said involved a wrong-way driver. The crash happened in the far left southbound lane of the interstate near mile marker 220, Channel 2 Action News reported. According to Channel ...

A plane crashed near Gainesville airport Thursday, killing one person.

Two killed in separate plane crashes in Gainesville and Cordele

Two people were killed and two others injured in two plane crashes Thursday — one in Gainesville and the other in Cordele. According to Gainesville fire Chief Keith Smith, a plane was approaching Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport when it hit power lines along Palmour Drive, in an industrial area adjacent ...

Suspect in UGA financial fraud case

UGA police: Athletes victims of financial fraud

University of Georgia police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three men and a woman suspected of fraudulently accessing the bank accounts of two UGA student athletes. According to UGA police Lt. Eric Dellinger, the fraudulent transactions occurred during July at several banks in Cobb and Fulton counties. ...

Fulton inmate who died after seizures identified

The Fulton County Jail inmate who died Wednesday has been identified as Kevin Dummett, 41, of Atlanta. Dummett died after spending three days in the hospital for treatment of seizures. According to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Dummett was booked into the jail Saturday after Atlanta police charged him with ...

Tree falls onto vehicles on Milton roadway

Three people escaped injury Thursday morning when a massive tree fell onto a couple of vehicles on a north Fulton County road. The uprooted tree fell across Birmingham Road near Birmingham Highway in Milton about 6:40 a.m. Thursday. Jennifer Prince said she was driving her 7-year-old daughter, Piper, to Cornerstone ...


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Final score: Falcons 7, Ravens 29

Here’s good news: Falcons are leaving country

It seems to be happening again. It might dangerous to declare last rites over an NFL team only seven games into a season, but there’s nothing about the Falcons that suggests they’re getting better, while there’s mounting evidence that the bottom is falling out.

Judge doesn’t take kindly to lawyer’s newborn

Judge doesn’t take kindly to lawyer’s newborn

Lawyer Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle couldn’t get a continuance for her case, even though she was on maternity leave, so she carried her month-old daughter into a court hearing.

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