Alexis Stevens

Reporter for Enterprise

Alexis Stevens covers breaking news for the Enterprise team. She started at the AJC in 2000 as a sports page designer. Alexis is graduate of Berry College, where she earned undergraduate degrees in Communication and Spanish.

Latest from Alexis Stevens

Still hoping for snow? Not likely this winter for Atlanta
 There’s still several weeks of winter to go. But those sleds and snow boots probably won’t be needed, according to Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns with Channel 2 Action News.  “I think I am prepared to call it,” Burns posted on Facebook late Friday. “I don't think we will see any snow this winter.....

Posted: 2 days ago

There’s still several weeks of winter to go. But those sleds and snow boots probably won’t be needed, according to Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns with Channel 2 Action News.  “I think I am prepared to call it,” Burns posted on Facebook late Friday. “I don't think we will see any snow this winter.....
After 2 prison stints, man gets life this time for robbery conviction
 He’s been arrested 24 times and served  two stints in Georgia prisons. But this time, Thomas Bennett won’t be free again. The 49-year-old was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his latest robbery conviction, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.  Bennett’s most recent crimes happened...

Posted: 2 days ago

He’s been arrested 24 times and served two stints in Georgia prisons. But this time, Thomas Bennett won’t be free again. The 49-year-old was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his latest robbery conviction, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.  Bennett’s most recent crimes happened...
Ex-deputy indicted in crash that killed Paulding County teacher
 A Paulding County grand jury has indicted a former sheriff’s deputy accused of causing a crash that killed an elementary school teacher.  Joshua Powell, who had not previously been charged in the May 2018 wreck, was indicted Wednesday on charges of vehicular homicide in the second degree and failure to maintain lane. Both charges...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Paulding County grand jury has indicted a former sheriff’s deputy accused of causing a crash that killed an elementary school teacher.  Joshua Powell, who had not previously been charged in the May 2018 wreck, was indicted Wednesday on charges of vehicular homicide in the second degree and failure to maintain lane. Both charges...
Police bust dogfighting operation in Monroe County, rescue 9 animals
 A Georgia man already charged for his role in a dogfighting business is now facing additional charges, police said Friday. When U.S. Marshals went to the man’s home, there were more signs of dogfighting, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.  Kevin Charles, 43, of Jackson, was indicted on federal charges in December, court...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Georgia man already charged for his role in a dogfighting business is now facing additional charges, police said Friday. When U.S. Marshals went to the man’s home, there were more signs of dogfighting, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.  Kevin Charles, 43, of Jackson, was indicted on federal charges in December, court...
Atlanta attorney: It’s time for R. Kelly to face criminal charges
 Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs said the latest video allegedly showing entertainer R. Kelly having sex with a teenager is more than enough to file criminal charges.  “My question is, what’s taking so long?” Griggs told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Thursday.  The Fulton County district attorney’s...

Posted: 3 days ago

Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs said the latest video allegedly showing entertainer R. Kelly having sex with a teenager is more than enough to file criminal charges.  “My question is, what’s taking so long?” Griggs told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Thursday.  The Fulton County district attorney’s...
Bond denied for man accused of killing Tara Grinstead
 After nearly two years behind bars, Ryan Alexander Duke wanted the chance to be free on bond, maybe even get a job to pay for his defense. But a judge denied that request Monday afternoon for Duke, accused of killing a South Georgia beauty queen and teacher.  Judge Bill Reinhardt also denied a motion to change the venue, meaning...

Posted: 6 days ago

After nearly two years behind bars, Ryan Alexander Duke wanted the chance to be free on bond, maybe even get a job to pay for his defense. But a judge denied that request Monday afternoon for Duke, accused of killing a South Georgia beauty queen and teacher.  Judge Bill Reinhardt also denied a motion to change the venue, meaning...
Death lawsuit: Sun Dial worker tried desperately to get out of freezer
 She beat on the freezer door until her hands were bloody, yet no one could hear her cries for help. Carolyn Robinson Mangham was trapped in a Sun Dial restaurant freezer overnight, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed this week. The following morning, Mangham was found frozen to death.  The freezer had a sign on the front that...

Posted: 10 days ago

She beat on the freezer door until her hands were bloody, yet no one could hear her cries for help. Carolyn Robinson Mangham was trapped in a Sun Dial restaurant freezer overnight, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed this week. The following morning, Mangham was found frozen to death.  The freezer had a sign on the front that...
Atlanta woman has warning for scooter riders: Don’t do it
 It was a no-brainer for Zella Turner. For less than $15 a week, she could commute from her downtown Atlanta home to work by simply grabbing a scooter. And it saved her the 40-minute walk.  “The scooters are everywhere,” Turner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They became a very convenient way to get to work...

Posted: 11 days ago

It was a no-brainer for Zella Turner. For less than $15 a week, she could commute from her downtown Atlanta home to work by simply grabbing a scooter. And it saved her the 40-minute walk.  “The scooters are everywhere,” Turner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They became a very convenient way to get to work...
FBI: 169 arrested in human trafficking investigation leading up to Super Bowl
 There were 169 arrests during an 11-day investigation into human trafficking throughout metro Atlanta leading up to the Super Bowl, the FBI said Tuesday. But that substantial number came as no surprise to the investigators involved. “Sex trafficking is a problem that occurs every day of the year in every city and in every town in the...

Posted: 13 days ago

There were 169 arrests during an 11-day investigation into human trafficking throughout metro Atlanta leading up to the Super Bowl, the FBI said Tuesday. But that substantial number came as no surprise to the investigators involved. “Sex trafficking is a problem that occurs every day of the year in every city and in every town in the...
Enforcing ‘No Drone Zone’ near the Super Bowl is tough for authorities
 Wear your favorite team’s jersey and bring all the football spirit you can muster. But if you’re planning to be anywhere near the Super Bowl on Sunday in Atlanta, leave your drone at home. >> Read more trending news  That’s the message from federal and local law enforcement this week: Atlanta is a “No Drone...

Posted: 16 days ago

Wear your favorite team’s jersey and bring all the football spirit you can muster. But if you’re planning to be anywhere near the Super Bowl on Sunday in Atlanta, leave your drone at home. >> Read more trending news  That’s the message from federal and local law enforcement this week: Atlanta is a “No Drone...
Arrests up to 40 in Super Bowl sex-trafficking investigation, feds say
 Seven additional arrests bring the total to 40 charged in a federal sex-trafficking investigation in Atlanta, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.  “Obviously the Super Bowl is a major event for the NFL and fans,” Bryan Cox, Homeland Security spokesman, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It’s...

Posted: 16 days ago

Seven additional arrests bring the total to 40 charged in a federal sex-trafficking investigation in Atlanta, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.  “Obviously the Super Bowl is a major event for the NFL and fans,” Bryan Cox, Homeland Security spokesman, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It’s...