Joyrider arrested after probation officer sees news

8:50 pm Feb. 4, 2016

A juvenile was arrested Tuesday for stealing and joyriding in a Grady transport van Jan. 23, police said.

Probation officer W. Crawford on Tuesday told Atlanta police he saw his 17-year-old probationer on Channel 2 Action News, after the station aired video surveillance footage of two young men in a stolen van.

Sgt. Warren Pickard, a spokesman for Atlanta police, said the van was stolen from the parking lot of

GA hospital CEO, 5 suspects arrested in prescription drug bust

8:44 pm Feb. 4, 2016

A north Georgia hospital was the target of a prescription drug bust and raided by federal agents Thursday.

Six arrests were made including the hospital CEO and five other suspects, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Mike Gower, CEO of the Union County General Hospital in Blairsville, was  apprehended after a nine-month long, multi-state Drug Enforcement Agency investigation that involved fraudulent prescriptions painkillers, authorities said.

Union county deputies, DEA agents, and North Carolina law

Tyrone Brooks ordered to pay $250,000 in restitution

7:20 pm Feb. 4, 2016

Former state Rep. Tyrone Brooks was ordered on Thursday to pay $250,000 in restitution for diverting charitable donations to his personal use.

Brooks, a longtime civil rights leader and legislator, pleaded guilty last year to one

$10K reward offered for info in chase that killed grandmother, kids

7:04 pm Feb. 4, 2016

The College Park Police Department is now offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who can lead them to the person that led police on a chase and caused a fatal wreck, killing a grandmother and her grandchildren, Channel 2 Action News reports.

Dorothy Wright, 75, and her two grandchildren, Cameron Cosner, 12, and Layla Partridge, 6, were heading to First Peter AME Church Sunday morning, when they were

2nd arrest in death of man who jumped from balcony to flee intruders

6:59 pm Feb. 4, 2016

A second man has been arrested in an Atlanta home invasion that ended with the resident jumping from his balcony and dying, police said Thursday.

Mark Spencer, 20, was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with murder in the December 2015 death of Jose Greer, police said. He was taken to the Fulton County Jail.

Greer, 51, called 911 to report that men were kicking in the door at his Oak Street home.

CDC urges condom use to prevent Zika exposure

6:46 pm Feb. 4, 2016

Pregnant women should not have unprotected sex with partners who have traveled to countries in the grips of the Zika virus, federal health officials are warning. The new advice from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes after news that the virus was transmitted through sexual contact in a case in Texas.

Georgia’s first confirmed case of Zika virus surfaced this week. State and federal health officials are now

Former Waleska city manager arrested on theft charges

8:26 am Jan. 22, 2016

By Lauren Foreman

A former Waleska city manager was arrested Thursday following a four-week investigation into missing city funds, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

Aimee Abernathy, 43, is accused of making fraudulent payroll payments to