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Ga. Man Sentenced in Flight Attendant’s Murder, Stabbing of Her Child

Ga. Man Sentenced in Flight Attendant’s Murder, Stabbing of Her Child

Hemera/Thinkstock(MARRIETA, Ga.) — Waseem Daker, the man convicted last week of murdering a Georgia woman and repeatedly stabbing her 5-year-old son, was sentenced Monday to life in prison, plus 47 years.Karmen Smith was killed in her home in 1995. He…

Ga. Woman Seeks Apology After Being Slammed for Using Food Stamps

Ga. Woman Seeks Apology After Being Slammed for Using Food Stamps

Courtesy Cindy Nerger(NEW YORK) — Is a $15 gift card enough to compensate for public humiliation at your local grocery store? According to one Georgia woman, the answer is absolutely not.Cindy Nerger, 28, who relies on food stamps to feed her family, …

Accused Murderer Had ‘How-to’ Murder Books, Say Prosecutors

Accused Murderer Had ‘How-to’ Murder Books, Say Prosecutors

ABC News(MARIETTA, Ga.) — Prosecutors in the Waseem Daker murder trial showed jurors that when he was arrested in 2009, they found rope, handcuffs and how-to manuals about getting away with murder in his possession.In court Monday, jurors were present…

Parents Allegedly Held Son Captive 4 Years, Sent Him on Bus to LA

Parents Allegedly Held Son Captive 4 Years, Sent Him on Bus to LA

Paulding County Sheriff’s Office(DALLAS, Ga.) — Emaciated and alone, Mitch Comer didn’t even know his home address or what Georgia town he was from when last week, at the age of 18, he was discovered by a security guard at a Los Angeles bus station.Jo…

Stabbing Survivor Grilled by Man Accused of Stabbing Him, Strangling Mom

Stabbing Survivor Grilled by Man Accused of Stabbing Him, Strangling Mom

Comstock/Thinkstock(MARIETTA, Ga.) — It was clearly going to be a grueling day of testimony for Nick Smith as he was about to be cross-examined by the man accused of murdering his mother and stabbing him 18 times when he was only 5 years old.Smith beg…

Georgia Woman Testifies Against Stalker, Now Accused of Killing Her Roommate

Georgia Woman Testifies Against Stalker, Now Accused of Killing Her Roommate

Comstock/Thinkstock(MARIETTA, Ga.) — A 17-year-old murder case has brought a convicted stalker face-to-face in a Georgia courtroom with the woman he harassed. He is now on trial, accused of killing her roommate as an act of revenge for reporting him t…

Hannah Truelove Murder: Police Interviewing Murdered Teen’s Friends

Hannah Truelove Murder: Police Interviewing Murdered Teen’s Friends

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GAINESVILLE, Ga.) — Police in Georgia said they are interviewing the friends of a slain teen who tweeted days before her death that she had a “stalker,” trying to find a lead regarding who might have killed the girl.Hannah Truel…

World’s Oldest Person, Besse Cooper, Turns 116

World’s Oldest Person, Besse Cooper, Turns 116

Jessica McGowan/Guinness World Records(MONROE, Ga.) — It’s difficult enough to fit 16 candles on a birthday cake, but trying squeezing 116 onto one.Besse Cooper, the world’s oldest person according to the Guinness World Records, chose to u…

Georgia Man Accused of Shooting Wife Had Double Life

Georgia Man Accused of Shooting Wife Had Double Life

ABC News(ATLANTA) — In the days after Adina Parson was shot eight times outside her Sandy Springs, Ga., apartment complex, her husband Michael was by her side, ever the concerned husband.But in the hours he wasn’t spending with his wife, he was living…

Six Women Arrested in Ladies-Only Gambling Ring

Six Women Arrested in Ladies-Only Gambling Ring

ABC News(GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.) — Police have arrested six women and seized 10 gambling machines in connection with an alleged all-female gambling league that was reportedly operating in a quiet residential neighborhood in Gwinnett County, Ga. Police s…

KKK Group’s Application to Adopt Georgia Highway Denied

KKK Group’s Application to Adopt Georgia Highway Denied

Ray Wise/Flickr/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — A Ku Klux Klan group’s controversial application to adopt a stretch of highway in north Georgia has been denied by the Georgia Department of Transportation.”Promoting an organization with a history of inciting c…

KKK Group Applies to Adopt Georgia Highway

KKK Group Applies to Adopt Georgia Highway

Ray Wise/Flickr/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Ku Klux Klan has applied to adopt a stretch of highway in northern Georgia, setting off a battle between a state representative condemning the application and the group’s ardent but anonymous leaders. “Th…

Officials Race Against the Clock as E. Coli Cases Rise

Officials Race Against the Clock as E. Coli Cases Rise

S. Lowry/Univ Ulster(WASHINGTON) — As the number of E. coli cases climbs to 11 across four southern states, Georgia officials who say they’re just beginning their investigation are now racing against the clock to solve these mysterious food poisonings…

Georgia College Girl Arrested for Alleged Pipe Bomb ‘Hobby’

Georgia College Girl Arrested for Alleged Pipe Bomb ‘Hobby’

WSB/ABC News(CORNELIA, Ga.) — Her father says she’s just a daddy’s girl with some unladylike hobbies. The FBI and the ATF disagree.Celia Alchemy Savage, 23, was arrested by federal and local officials after a Wednesday search of her Cornelia, Ga. home…

Georgia Judge Tosses Murder Case Citing Sixth Amendment Violation

Georgia Judge Tosses Murder Case Citing Sixth Amendment Violation

Hemera/Thinkstock(SAVANNAH, Ga.) — A Georgia judge threw out charges against an accused child murderer and molester on Wednesday, leaving prosecutors scrambling to determine their next move.The Chatham County District Attorney’s office is seeking inpu…

Georgia Woman Who Lost Limbs to Flesh-Eating Disease Can Now Sit Up

Georgia Woman Who Lost Limbs to Flesh-Eating Disease Can Now Sit Up

ABC News(NEW YORK) — For the first time since a rare flesh-eating infection took over her body and resulted in her hands and feet being amputated, Georgia student Aimee Copeland is breathing on her own and able to sit up for hours at a time, her fathe…

Newt Gingrich-Bound Georgia Delegates Sit in Waiting

Newt Gingrich-Bound Georgia Delegates Sit in Waiting

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich won 52 Georgia delegates in March. Even though he dropped from the race, those bound delegates must vote for Gingrich this summer at the Republican Nati…

Former CNN Exec Caught Putting Dog Poop in Neighbor’s Mailbox

Former CNN Exec Caught Putting Dog Poop in Neighbor’s Mailbox

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(COVINGTON, Ga.) — The former president of CNN’s Headline News almost found himself in deep doo-doo after he was caught on camera placing a bag filled with dog excrement in a neighbor’s mailbox last week.Bob Furnad wa…

Seven School Buses Heading to Six Flags Involved in Crash

Seven School Buses Heading to Six Flags Involved in Crash

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEWTON COUNTY, Ga.) — Seven school buses that were headed to Six Flags crashed in Newton County, Georgia, leaving at least 43 people injured. The accident occurred on westbound I-20 at mile post 97. Over 200 students from Burke …

Georgia Student with Flesh-Eating Disease Shows Signs of Recovery

Georgia Student with Flesh-Eating Disease Shows Signs of Recovery

WSB/ABC News(AUGUSTA, Ga.) — Aimee Copeland, the Georgia student battling flesh-eating disease after a zip line injury, is showing signs of recovery, her family said on Thursday.  But the 24-year-old is still fighting for her life, relying on a v…

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