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Justice Served? Accused child abuser arrested again

Sep 17, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

In September of 2014, Dupree was charged with child molestation, but negotiated a guilty plea for child cruelty instead. He was released on probation. And didn't have to register as a sex offender.

Katt Williams says husband of radio personality pointed gun at him after interview

Sep 17, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

Comedian Katt Williams says the husband of popular Atlanta radio personality Wanda Smith-Sellers approached him and pointed a gun in his face after Williams' appearance with her on an Atlanta radio station.

Judge rules in favor of continued use of electronic ballots in November elections

Sep 17, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

The legal fight over paper ballots or touch-screen voting machines in Georgia came to a head Monday after a judge made a decision on whether voters will use paper or electronic ballots.

FIRST ALERT: Some rain, wind affect Lowcountry as Florence moves slowly across SC

Sep 17, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for most of the Lowcountry as Tropical Storm Florence moves into South Carolina bringing the possibility of gusty winds and heavy rain.

Sandy Springs community purchases security cameras after death of neighbor

Sep 17, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

After a 71-year-old woman was murdered in her home, her Sandy Springs community is taking a step to protect their neighborhood.

South Fulton to businesses: Spread human trafficking awareness or pay $500 fine

Sep 17, 2018 09:42 PM EDT

Metro Atlanta makes a lot of top ten lists for good reasons, but there's one we're on every year that we wish we weren't: The list of regions with the highest rate of human trafficking.

Elderly woman receives $27,000 water bill

Sep 17, 2018 07:20 PM EDT

On Bernice Street in Atlanta, 91-year-old Ruth Starks is in need of some help.

Suspect steals money from children's hospital donation bucket

Sep 17, 2018 06:58 PM EDT

Fayetteville Police are searching for a man suspected of stealing $250 from the Children's Miracle Network.

CBS46 account executive honored by the Braves as a “Community Hero”

Sep 17, 2018 04:34 PM EDT

CBS46 account executive John W. Hollins Jr. was recognized by the Braves as a community hero for his work with inner city youth and baseball.

Swollen NC rivers swamp dumps, raising water pollution fears

Sep 17, 2018 04:27 PM EDT

Duke Energy says slope has collapsed under Florence's heavy rains at a coal ash landfill at a closed North Carolina power station.

High school student make threat on Snapchat, facing charge of disrupting a public school

Sep 17, 2018 04:19 PM EDT

A Suwanee teenager is in jail after authorities became aware of a threat that alerted students at Lambert High School.

Crews begin restoring hot water to residents at Cobb Co. apartment complex

Sep 17, 2018 03:32 PM EDT

After two weeks without hot water, residents at The District at Vinings are finally having seeing progress.

Police searching for felon who left transitional facility in Atlanta

Sep 17, 2018 02:53 PM EDT

Kevin Meeks was last seen wearing civilian clothing when he left the facility located in the 300 block of Ponce De Leon Ave NE.

Vote on Gulch development proposals will have to wait according to Atlanta Mayor

Sep 17, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she will not push for a vote on a deal to re-develop "The Gulch."

Body of missing boy swept away by flood waters found Monday morning

Sep 17, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

Rescue crews have found the body of a missing infant believed to have been swept away by flood waters after Tropical Storm Florence ripped up the Atlantic Coast.

Man sentenced to life in fatal shooting at Cobb County gas station in 2017

Sep 17, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

A Thomaston man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after he was found guilty of murder in a fatal shooting at a Cobb County gas station in May of 2017.

Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence

Sep 17, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

Authorities are looking at going by air and water to get food into a North Carolina city that was cut off from road access by Florence's floodwaters.

Man repeatedly rams police cruiser, tased while fleeing on foot

Sep 17, 2018 08:51 AM EDT

A Gordon County man is facing serious charges after he allegedly rammed a police cruiser several times while trying to flee a traffic stop early Sunday morning.

Many displaced, several birds rescued during Stone Mountain fire

Sep 17, 2018 06:59 AM EDT

Crews rescued several birds and a puppy from a fire at an apartment complex in DeKalb County early Monday morning.

Funeral arrangements set for Ludowici police chief killed in police chase, crash

Sep 17, 2018 06:20 AM EDT

Funeral plans have been set for Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClelland, Jr. Chief McClelland was one of two people hit and killed after a high-speed chase on Saturday.

6 sickened in search, police believe unknown drug to blame

Sep 17, 2018 06:16 AM EDT

A north Georgia store owner has been arrested after six people got sick during a drug search.

Juveniles come down from roof at southwest Georgia facility

Sep 17, 2018 06:12 AM EDT

Officials say the last of at least 20 juveniles held in a southwest Georgia facility has come down after breaking onto a roof Friday.

Power outage causes two buildings to close early Friday

Sep 14, 2018 03:02 PM EDT

A power outage in the metro Atlanta area has caused the Maloof Administrative Building and the Clark Harrison Building to close Friday.

Rise Up at Atlantic Station for Falcons kickoff rally

Sep 14, 2018 01:59 PM EDT

Atlanta Falcons fans can rejoice. The official pep rally of team will be held Friday at Atlantic Station at 7:30 p.m.

Senior citizens evacuate South Carolina due to Hurricane Florence

Sep 14, 2018 04:27 AM EDT

When you’re more than 300 miles from home, there’s nothing better than southern hospitality.

Tractor trailer tears down power lines; intersection shut down

Sep 13, 2018 04:56 PM EDT

Power lines are on the ground at James Jackson Parkway and Bolton Road after a tractor-trailer truck hit a pole and flipped over.

Vice President Mike Pence cancels visit to Georgia due to storm

Sep 13, 2018 06:09 AM EDT

Vice President Mike Pence was expected to travel to Atlanta on Thursday but has cancelled his visit due to the storm.

Fulton Co. inmate dies in jail same day as his arrest, GBI investigating

Sep 12, 2018 03:27 PM EDT

An inmate who died less than 24 hours after being placed in custody at the Fulton County Jail is now being investigated by the GBI.

Power company crews staging in Atlanta until Hurricane Florence dies down

Sep 14, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

Hundreds of power company crews from several states staged in Atlanta Friday, ready for the signal that it's safe to head toward the Carolina coast to help restore power outages.

Metro Atlanta firefighters train for trench rescues

Sep 12, 2018 05:47 PM EDT

Firefighters from different metro Atlanta departments are working together to learn how to perform a trench rescue.

CBS46 delivers books to hundreds of students at Sanders Elementary School

Sep 12, 2018 04:33 PM EDT

Hundreds of students were greeted by some familiar faces at Sanders Elementary School in Austell, Wednesday.

Former Medical Examiner sentenced to 8 years in prison

Sep 12, 2018 04:22 PM EDT

Joseph Burton was sentenced by a judge for multiple counts of racketeering, fraud in obtaining controlled substances, and violations of Georgia's controlled substance act.

Teen saves life of two fellow employees after stabbing at Cobb County Target

Sep 12, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

A local teen, who is a Corporal in the Cobb County PD Explorer program, is being called a hero after he assisted in saving the life of two employees who were stabbed at a Target location in Marietta on Sunday.

As lanes open along I-75 commuters flock to get Peach Pass

Sep 12, 2018 07:28 AM EDT

Express lanes on I-75 have been a long time coming for Cobb County drivers, and watching as their neighbors in Gwinnett and Henry counties get them first hasn't made the wait any easier.

Cobb County settles multi-million dollar legal dispute with the Braves

Sep 11, 2018 07:47 PM EDT

Cobb County Commissioner have agreed to settle a money dispute with the Atlanta Braves over the new SunTrust Park.

Apartment complex damaged after units catch fire

Sep 11, 2018 07:31 PM EDT

Ten apartment units in Smyrna were destroyed Tuesday afternoon, according to Cobb County Fire.

Woman goes missing without a trace at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Sep 11, 2018 05:53 AM EDT

Cobb County Police are searching for Valerie Maynard who has been missing since September 3.

DeKalb 911 directors meet with residents

Sep 11, 2018 05:38 PM EDT

Kirkwood residents who call 911 on their cell phones often get a DeKalb County operator before being transferred to Atlanta Police.

10-year-old hit by stray bullet while sleeping

Sep 10, 2018 03:21 PM EDT

Authorities tell CBS46 two groups of males were shooting at each other in the parking lot.

Usher's mom helping chefs reach their culinary dreams

Sep 08, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

She’s helped launch the careers of her sons, Grammy award-winning artist, Usher, and J Lack, an award winning producer. Now, she’s starting a new chapter that’s centered around the kitchen.

Rapper Young Thug charged with 8 felonies

Sep 06, 2018 05:16 PM EDT

Atlanta rapper Young Thug just got slapped with eight felonies for a drug and gun arrest in Brookhaven last year.

MARTA bus, vehicle collide in Avondale Estates

Sep 06, 2018 04:10 AM EDT

CBS46 has received word of a crash involving a MARTA bus and a vehicle in Avondale Estates early Thursday morning.

The most innovative children's hospital is right here in metro Atlanta

Sep 05, 2018 04:30 PM EDT

The Parents magazine selected Children's Healthcare of Atlanta as one of the best hospitals for children in the country.

Homeowners oppose mega-church development in Clarkston

Sep 04, 2018 07:06 PM EDT

A proposed development in one metro Atlanta community has many homeowners outraged.

Atlanta VA to host RN job fair Saturday

Sep 04, 2018 04:11 PM EDT

The job fair will be held at the Atlanta VA Regional offices on the ground floor of the Pete Wheeler Auditorium.

DeKalb County officials warning residents of rabid animals

Sep 03, 2018 05:11 AM EDT

DeKalb County Animal Control is warning residents to be on the lookout for rabid animals after a raccoon found in Decatur became the eleventh to test positive for rabies in 2018.

High school coach back at work after controversial shirt sparks investigation

Aug 31, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

The DeKalb County School District is allowing the head coach of Chamblee Charter High School's varsity football team to return to work after an investigation that apparently was sparked by a controversial shirt he gave to players.

FEMA monitors Waffle House response to Hurricane Florence

Sep 13, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

As Waffle House officials monitor Hurricane Florence from the company's headquarters in Norcross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is monitoring Waffle House.

Suspect wanted for more than $130,00 in money fraud

Sep 12, 2018 03:58 PM EDT

Police in Gwinnett County are searching for male suspect accused of money fraud.

U-Haul driver flees scene after killing elderly pedestrian

Sep 11, 2018 05:54 AM EDT

Police are searching for a U-Haul truck that struck and killed an elderly woman Monday afternoon.

Police searching for U-Haul driver accused of fatally striking elderly woman

Sep 11, 2018 05:34 AM EDT

Police in Gwinnett County are on the hunt for the driver of a U-Haul who struck and killed an elderly woman.

Family of five loses home to fire in Gwinnett Co.

Sep 09, 2018 09:39 AM EDT

Gwinnett County firefighters arrived to the one-story home located in the 1700 block of Hearthstone Circle NW around 8 p.m.

Police in Gwinnett County searching for armed serial robber

Sep 06, 2018 05:09 AM EDT

Police in Gwinnett County are searching for an armed serial robber accused of holding up three businesses in Norcross and Lilburn within three weeks.

Police: Robbery suspect enters businesses and confronts female employees, two businesses hit in August

Sep 05, 2018 01:55 PM EDT

An employee who was inside says the suspect attempted to grab her cell phone from her but when a struggle ensued she was pushed up against the wall as he continued to grab at her phone.

City of Duluth installs license plate readers across the city

Sep 04, 2018 08:31 PM EDT

Duluth police officers are now being alerted when stolen cars or drivers with other violations are in the city.

Gwinnett Co. departments in need of more employees

Aug 29, 2018 06:06 PM EDT

District Attorney Danny Porter is asking for about 700,000 more dollars to keep up with workloads.

Wells Fargo Bank robbery suspect wanted in Gwinnett Co.

Aug 29, 2018 01:31 PM EDT

Investigators say the suspect entered the bank located in the 1800 block of Rockbridge Road around 2:15 p.m. on August 23 demanding money from a teller.

Former postal employee accused of stealing mail, cashing forged checks

Aug 29, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

A former postal employee is facing several charges after he allegedly burglarized a post office, stole mail and tried to cash forged checks.

Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

Sep 18, 2018 03:24 AM EDT

Trump intensifies trade war by imposing tariffs on $200B more of China goods starting next week.

Hearing sets up dramatic showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser

Sep 18, 2018 02:10 AM EDT

The accusation raised the prospect of congressional Republicans defending President Donald Trump's nominee ahead of midterm elections.

Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe

Sep 18, 2018 01:57 AM EDT

President Donald Trump is declassifying a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation.

US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

Sep 18, 2018 01:20 AM EDT

The Trump administration is cutting the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year to 30,000.

Emmy 2018: The winners list

Sep 17, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

Here are the winners!

SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the moon

Sep 17, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

The trip will take four or five days, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said at the event.

Senate passes bipartisan opioid package

Sep 17, 2018 09:43 PM EDT

The package is made up of provisions from five Senate committees and more than 70 lawmakers and comes after the House passed a similar bill in June.

19-year-old arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot up ex-girlfriend's school

Sep 17, 2018 08:58 PM EDT

According to his arrest report, Heinze admitted that he sent his ex-girlfriend about 50 text messages since their break-up in June.

91-year-old woman receives $27,000 water bill

Sep 17, 2018 08:50 PM EDT

"I’m not trying to beat the government or anything like that. I just want my bills paid," the woman said.

Taking low-dose aspirin every day might be riskier than you think, study finds

Sep 17, 2018 07:49 PM EDT

Half of the study participants received 100 milligrams of aspirin a day; the other half received a placebo. Here's what the study found out.

Almost 1 in 11 students has vaped cannabis, report says

Sep 17, 2018 07:24 PM EDT

Health experts say this finding adds to evidence that a growing vaping trend is affecting kids' developing brains and acting as a gateway to other drugs.

Man pleads guilty to repeatedly raping child who later became pregnant

Sep 13, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

A Clayton County man will spend the next 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to repeatedly raping a child.

Gilmer Co. principal killed in weekend accident

Sep 17, 2018 04:37 AM EDT

The Gilmer Middle School community is mourning the loss of their principal who tragically died in an accident Saturday evening.

Police: Man in a wheelchair charged with killing 3 relatives

Sep 16, 2018 09:53 PM EDT

The Jackson Police Department said in a statement that Maurice Forte, 22, is facing three counts of murder in connection with the deaths.