CRIME & SAFETY
Man accused of stealing bus, driving to Stone Mountain Park
A man has been arrested in Georgia after police said he stole a transit bus and took it to Stone Mountain Park.
Man arrested, charged with killing Marietta teacher near Underground Atlanta
An Atlanta man has been charged with murder, among other counts, in connection with the November killing of a beloved Marietta Middle School teacher, according to court documents.
Man opens fire on truck in Gwinnett County driveway during road rage shooting, police say
Police say the driver of a pickup truck pulled into a driveway to escape two aggressive drivers when they opened fire on him.
Historic church burglarized, ransacked again
Neighbors in the Old Fourth Ward are fed up with crooks breaking into and ransacking a historic church for the second time in less than a month. It happened at the Butler Street Baptist Church on Ralph McGill Boulevard. FOX 5 first reported on the burglary at the same house of worship last month.
Tractor Trailer Crash Closes Part of Cascade Palmetto Hwy in South Fulton
A serious crash involving a tractor-trailer and multiple vehicles has shut down a portion of Cascade Palmetto Hwy in South Fulton. Emergency crews are on the scene and the road has been closed for nearly three hours. Alternate routes are suggested for morning commuters.
DeKalb woman serving life for killing wife also convicted of killing ex-girlfriend in 2011
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A jury has convicted 47-year-old Joyce Marie Pelzer on charges of Malice Murder and Felony Murder, according to DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston. The charges are related to the 2011 kidnapping and subsequent death of 35-year-old Shawndell McLeod. McLeod's disappearance went cold until 2018 when new information emerged.
Rockdale authorities looking for man considered ‘armed and dangerous’
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Authorities in Rockdale County said they’re looking for an “armed and dangerous” man Tuesday. The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said deputies are looking for Daniel Crenshaw as a person of interest in a series of offenses ranging from property crime to aggravated assault.
Couple charged in August crash that critically injured child in Richmond County
A Snellville woman and Augusta man were recently charged after a serious crash on Milledgeville Road in August that permanently disabled a young boy. James Bernard Thomas, of Augusta, is charged with felony serious injury by vehicle, felony possession of codeine with intent to distribute, and felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to arrest warrants.
Family remembers 70-year-old cyclist killed in Thanksgiving hit-and-run
Loved ones gathered for Barry Collier’s funeral on Tuesday in Conyers at Gregory B. Levett and Sons.
Police: Georgia homeowner fatally shoots home invasion suspect
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Above video: Your Monday headlines. Download the WJCL App for breaking news alerts: Apple | Google Play. A home invasion suspect is dead following a shooting in Georgia. According to the Sandy Springs Police Department, officers were dispatched around 2:20 a.m. Sunday to a home...
Local Teenager in Critical Condition Following Shooting on Fletcher Street SW
On December 3, 2023, police responded to a shooting at 400 Fletcher St SW. A 13-year-old boy was shot and rushed to Eggleston Hospital by Grady EMS. He is now in critical but stable condition.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from Gwinnett ATMs, 1 suspect still on the run
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - The Gwinnett County Police Department Robbery Unit has successfully identified two suspects allegedly involved in a series of ATM robberies, cumulatively amounting to several hundred thousand dollars. However, authorities are still actively searching for one of the suspects involved. The investigation kicked off on Sept. 9...
Snellville Couple Charged with Insurance Fraud
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Snellville residents Henrietta Miller, 46, and Oniel Miller, 49, have been charged with insurance fraud. Beginning in May of 2017, the suspects began filing a long series of insurance claims for health treatment received by themselves and their dependents....
Man who kidnapped, killed Atlanta bartender begins serving life sentence
A man who kidnapped and killed an Atlanta bartender described as a bright light will serve life in prison for the 2021 c...
Drugs, guns seized at multiple DeKalb County gas stations, police say
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Police seized drugs, guns and money during raids on multiple DeKalb County gas stations, according to the DeKalb County Police Department. According to police, three gas stations in DeKalb County were raided on suspicion of “illegal narcotics sales and firearm offenses.”. The gas...
Atlanta Attorney Discusses Expectations for Hannah Payne Murder Trial
Atlanta Attorney Josh Schiffer discusses the racially charged murder case of Hannah Payne, accused of killing a 69-year-old man who left an accident scene. The case, delayed due to COVID-19 and legal complications, is finally heading to trial.
Devout Rastafarian sues police department after he claims he was forced to cut off locs for job
SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — A metro Atlanta man moved his family from New York to Atlanta with hopes of starting a new job in the City of South Fulton Police Department until he was allegedly met with religious hair discrimination, according to a new federal lawsuit. Milton Myrie had...