Wife of UGA homicide suspect says he had 'no known criminal problems' in VenezuelaDaily Coffee PressNewsBreak Contributor
El Paso Migrant Brothers Arrests Spark Georgia OutrageJack BeaversNewsBreak Contributor
The Preventable Tragedy of Laken Riley: A Critical Look at the Migrant CrisisSteve JaniszakNewsBreak Contributor
GOP lawmakers urge immigration reform after nursing student’s deathThe Current GANewsBreak Contributor
Laken Riley, 22: She Was Jogging on Campus and Killed by an Illegal Immigrant; AL Britt Blames BidenThe World Around Jae and BeyondNewsBreak Contributor
Laken Riley murder: Affidavits reveal disturbing details about death of 22-year-old nursing student
The court documents obtained by Channel 2 Action News reveal new details on what allegedly led up to the death of a 22-year-old nursing student on the University of Georgia campus.
Breaking: Female employee robbed at knife point at the Walton Truck Stop in Monroe Sunday night
MONROE, GA (Feb. 26, 2024) – City of Monroe Police Department reports that a female employee of the Walton Truck Stop in Monroe was robbed at knife point when taking out the trash Sunday night, Feb. 25, 2024. MPD report that the call came in to Walton County E-911...
Flower theft: Walton Co woman charged with stealing from cemetery
She's taking flowers from gravesites at Rest Haven Cemetery in Monroe.
Georgia Today: UGA murder case special prosecutor; Cyberbullying bill; Can Biden shut down border?
LISTEN: On the Tuesday, Feb. 27 edition of Georgia Today: A special prosecutor is appointed to handle the murder case in last week's killing on the University of Georgia campus; the state Senate passes a bill aimed at protecting teens from cyberbullying; and Republicans are calling on President Biden to unilaterally shut down the border. But can he do that? We'll talk to a constitutional scholar.
Georgia sanctuary cities: What to know about police and undocumented immigrants
Georgia law has banned cities and counties from adopting a “sanctuary policy” for nearly 15 years, and lawmakers in 2016...
MPD Report: Courtesy ride given for supplies for broken down vehicle; threats of shooting up a business; suicide threats and mental health issues
The City of Monroe Police Department reported the following incidents for the period Feb. 15 – 22, 2024. Due to the length, this report has been split into five parts. This is the first part. Please note an arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction. Wanted Person –...
Barrow County Sheriff Warns of New Fed Impersonator Scam
The Barrow County Sheriff’s office is warning of a new phone scam by people claiming to be from the Federal government. According to Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith, his office was recently notified by a local citizen about a phone call from a person who said they were a U.S. Customs and Border Agent.
Lawmakers and local law enforcement speak out after college student's death
SAVANNAH, Ga. — National and local lawmakers are speaking out after the death of a student on a college campus. Here’s how law enforcement says everyone can stay safe. “It’s terrible,” said Savannah Police Department Cpl. Jessica Pepin. Pepin is reacting to the Augusta University Student...
Community Safety and Immigration Status Update: Mayor Girtz's Media Conference on Feb. 28 at Police HQ
Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz will hold a media conference on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 9:00 AM at the Athens-Clarke County Police Department Headquarters at 3035 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605. At the media conference, he will discuss community safety initiatives and Athens-Clarke County’s status related to immigration.Visit here for more details.
Athens Bagel Company owner 'enthusiastic' about reopening longtime downtown restaurant
Athens Bagel Company owner David Asman doesn't want people to think that he has finally thrown in the towel on his longtime downtown business just because the sign out front has been taken down. The Athens Bagel sign is in the process of being repainted in anticipation of a 2024...
22-year-old killed at UGA while jogging raises questions about safety for women runners
Channel 2 Action News spoke to women who run or walk on a popular Dekalb County trail.
Laken Riley murder: Immigration attorney explains suspect’s path from Venezuela to Georgia
Now that he’s in the Athens-Clark County Jail facing murder charges, ICE has lodged a detainer against him.
Kirby Smart Will Have To Get Used To His Staff Leaving
Kirby Smart has had to replace four assistant coaches on his staff this offseason. So the Georgia Bulldogs will look a little different on the sidelines this year.
PHOTOS: Covington Police Department Honors Its Own
The Covington Police Department honored officers and volunteers at its awards ceremony held Feb. 20 at the Porter Performing Arts Center.
Athens adds precincts for early voting
There are Saturday sessions for advance voting in Clarke and Oconee counties.
Stuart Varney: We’ve reached a ‘turning point’ on sanctuary cities
FOX Business' Stuart Varney argued the Democrats' sanctuary city movement is starting to collapse as backlash grows after the alleged murder of Laken Riley by a Venezuelan migrant
Walton County Launches Early Voting for General Election with Options for Saturday Balloting
Walton County voters, the clock's ticking for those looking to beat the Election Day lines. Starting February 19, early voting kicked off at three designated locations, offering residents a head start in casting their ballots for the upcoming General Election. Mark your calendars, as this window of opportunity runs through March 8, according to a public notice from the Walton County Government.
Local Students Madeleine Kahikaina and Abagail Welborn Triumph in Young Georgia Author Competition
Congratulations to Madeleine Kahikaina and Abagail Welborn for winning Young Georgia Author for their grade level. Madeleine competed in the YGA System-Level Competition. She placed first place for sixth grade with her winning piece, "Cheer Up!". Abagail won eighth grade YGA for the school system with her winning work, "She Saved Me".Visit here for more details.
Murder suspect’s brother scheduled to make 1st court appearance in Macon
MACON, Ga. (WJBF) – The brother of the man accused of killing Augusta University Nursing Student, Laken Riley, is scheduled to make his first court appearance. Diego Ibarra, 29, of Venezuela, is charged by criminal complaint with possession of a fraudulent document. Ibarra’s initial appearance is scheduled for March 4th in Macon, Georgia. If convicted, […]
Winder-Barrow High School Staff Unite to Fund Custodian's Essential Eye Surgery
The staff at Winder-Barrow High School (WBHS) has shown support for their colleague, Alvin Shivers. Shivers, a custodian at the school for ten years, required cataract surgery but was unable to afford the $500 per eye cost. His situation was brought to attention by Michelle Harris, WBHS' ELA Teacher / Yearbook Advisor, who he had befriended over the years.