Trucking industry the hardest-hit by pandemic in Georgia

Nearly 8,000 employees in the Georgia trucking industry have died of COVID-19, making it the hardest-hit industry in the state during the pandemic. New data assembled by the Georgia Department of Health for WSB-TV shows that 7,707 employees identified as having jobs in the transportation or moving materials occupation had died of COVID-19 as of Sept….

Meth made in ‘super labs’ is widely used in Atlanta area

It’s cheap, strong, and the most-used drug in metro Atlanta, but it’s not opioids. It’s meth, but not the same kind of meth that people used 20 years ago. Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Justin Gray learned it’s made differently in ‘super labs,’ and it’s even more dangerous. “And I knew the very first time I ever…

Bomb threats continue at black colleges in Georgia, U.S.

For the second day in a row, historically Black colleges and universities in Georgia are investigating bomb threats made to campuses. Atlanta police confirmed they were called out to assist Spelman College with a threat Tuesday morning. The investigation is being handled by Spelman College officials. Read the full article:

Cobb declares emergency as Covid cases soar

Cobb County manager Lisa Cupid has declared an emergency in that county over the dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases. The declaration will allow that county to implement its emergency operation plan that includes holding all public meetings virtually and encourages Cobb County residents to take precautions to avoid spreading COVID-19. Read the full article:

Polk County cancels school over TikTok threats

School districts across the country are taking extra precautions after a social media trend going around on TikTok is dubbing Friday “American School Shooting Day.” Atlanta Public Schools says the challenge encourages students to make threats against “every school in the USA” on Friday, Dec. 17. The Polk County School District has made the decision to cancel…

Former NFL player involved in shootings had severe traumatic brain disease

A coroner examining the remains of Phillip Adams has found the former NFL player had unusually severe traumatic brain disease. The coroner released the findings after Adams allegedly killed six people in South Carolina and then himself in April, The Associated Press reported. Read the full article:

Shortage of naloxone fueling overdose surge

A critical shortage of naloxone is fueling a surge in overdose deaths across Georgia and the country. The medicine is a lifeline for people who overdose on opioids, heroin and fentanyl. Channel 2′s Tom Regan examined what is behind the shortfall, and the deadly consequences. Read the full article:

Channel 2’s Jovita Moore passes away from brain cancer

Jovita Moore died late Thursday night, seven months after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Jovita had been with Channel 2 Action News since 1998. She is survived by her mother, her two children and stepdaughter, whom she called the most important accomplishments of her life. Read the full article:

Thousands turn out to DeKalb vaccine event featuring stars

The September event drew over 2,500 people to the Mall at Stonecrest to get a $100 gift card, a chance to meet Atlanta Hawks legends Dominique Wilkins and Dikembe Mutombo and get a COVID-19 vaccine. The event in August drew over 1,000. Today at the mall, county officials say over 2,100 more residents came out to…

Group of parents ask judge to toss Gwinnett schools’ mask mandate

A group of parents will be in court Tuesday trying to remove a mask mandate for Gwinnett County schools. They are asking a judge to overturn the district’s policy. Officials contend they are keeping students and staff protected from a deadly virus at the state’s largest school district. Read the full article: