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Body found in ditch in DeKalb County, police say

A body was found in a ditch in Lithonia, and an investigation is underway.

Investigators believe a man was struck by a car, and his body was found near the intersection of Thompson Mill and Rock Springs roads, DeKalb County police Lt. Lonzy Robinson said Friday.

No other details were released.

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Free things to do this weekend: Air show, Flick-Nic, more

Looking for something fun and FREE to do this weekend? Here are some of the options:

Flick-Nic (free movies) – Saturday, May 19 

Get ready for some family fun with the Flick-Nic festivities. The event will feature picnic festivities and music an hour before dusk in Candler Park. 

Good Neighbor Day Airshow and Open House – Saturday, May 19

This super-exciting airshow features airplanes up close and in the air, aerobatics, vendors and rides for sale at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. Everything at the event is free except parking, it's $10, though you can see the show from off-site.

Pawfest – Saturday, May 19

Bring your four-legged friends to Pawfest this weekend. The dog festival includes a morning hike, a noon fashion show for dogs, Frisbee demos, contests, food, entertainment and kids’ activities at Briscoe Park in Snellville.

Malcolm X Festival – Saturday and Sunday, May 19 – May 20

Celebrate the birthday of international African icon at the Malcolm X Festival, which features music, food booths and craft vendors at West End Park. 

Festivals of Speed - Sunday, May 20 (POSTPONED TO FATHER'S DAY JUNE 17)

This exquisite motorsport display will showcase the world’s most exotic cars, motorcycles & luxury brands all placed for display on the elegant boulevard at AVALON. Featured will be both vintage and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models. Automotive designs by Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Aston-Martin, Bentley, BMW, Mercedes, McLaren will all be onsite.

Multi-city chase ends with wrecked car, arrests

Two men are in custody following a police chase from Doraville to Atlanta.

Officials said the incident started as a call about car racing.

State troopers used the PIT maneuver four times before they stopped the driver. They said all the lanes on the connector made it easy for the suspect to spin around and keep going.

The suspect's car eventually wrecked on the Downtown Connector near Williams Street.

Officials have not released the identities of the two men in custody.

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Woman shot in parking lot of Buckhead lounge; Gunman at large

A young woman is in the hospital as she recovers after being shot in the back early Friday morning.

Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News the 24-year-old woman was shot in the parking lot of a Buckhead lounge. 

A little before 5 a.m. Friday, officers were called to Kompass Rose Grill and Lounge -- previously called the Anchor Down Grille & Lounge -- in the 2500 block of Piedmont Road.

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"All we know is she exited the lounge, was getting into a vehicle and was shot in the back," said Capt. Andrew Senzer. 

The woman told police she was once in a relationship with the man who shot her and stated he was upset she was with another man.

This isn't the first time the lounge has been on Channel 2 Action News. 

The scene looked very familiar to July 2016 when 25-year-old Taylor Haden was killed by a stray bullet during a shootout outside the same place, the same time of morning, hours after the bar had been closed. 

"I thought the place was shut down, so this is extremely aggravating," said Atlanta City Councilmember Howard Shook.

The business sits in Buckhead, Shook's district. Shook said he plans to launch an investigation formally on Monday.

Channel 2 Action News has reported shootings at the Anchor Down Grille & Lounge before and investigated the lounge after former NFL players were charged with selling alcohol after hours

"Why this place continues to operate in violation of whole plethora of liquor license laws, in open secret fashion, seem to be flaunting it publicly and I want to know who's been looking the other way," Shook said.

Police also told Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach   they're working with the city's legal department to explore other options on how to revoke the bar's license.

Even if it does have an active liquor license to pour, the establishment is not allowed to pour after 2:30 a.m.

Shook doubts Kompass Rose even had a license. Shook also said he is thankful the shooting didn't end in another death.

Police said the shooter is still at large after fleeing on foot.

Woman shot in parking lot of Buckhead lounge; Gunman at large

A young woman is in the hospital as she recovers after being shot in the back early Friday morning.

Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News the 24-year-old woman was shot in the parking lot of a Buckhead lounge. 

A little before 5 a.m. Friday, officers were called to Kompass Rose Grill and Lounge -- previously called the Anchor Down Grille & Lounge -- in the 2500 block of Piedmont Road.

TRENDING STORIES:

Dimitrios Pagourtzis: Who is the suspect in the Santa Fe High School attack? 70 sickened, 4 hospitalized after salmonella outbreak in Newton County Jet with 104 passengers crashes just after takeoff in Cuba

"All we know is she exited the lounge, was getting into a vehicle and was shot in the back," said Capt. Andrew Senzer. 

The woman told police she was once in a relationship with the man who shot her and stated he was upset she was with another man.

This isn't the first time the lounge has been on Channel 2 Action News. 

The scene looked very familiar to July 2016 when 25-year-old Taylor Haden was killed by a stray bullet during a shootout outside the same place, the same time of morning, hours after the bar had been closed. 

"I thought the place was shut down, so this is extremely aggravating," said Atlanta City Councilmember Howard Shook.

The business sits in Buckhead, Shook's district. Shook said he plans to launch an investigation formally on Monday.

Channel 2 Action News has reported shootings at the Anchor Down Grille & Lounge before and investigated the lounge after former NFL players were charged with selling alcohol after hours

"Why this place continues to operate in violation of whole plethora of liquor license laws, in open secret fashion, seem to be flaunting it publicly and I want to know who's been looking the other way," Shook said.

Police also told Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach   they're working with the city's legal department to explore other options on how to revoke the bar's license.

Even if it does have an active liquor license to pour, the establishment is not allowed to pour after 2:30 a.m.

Shook doubts Kompass Rose even had a license. Shook also said he is thankful the shooting didn't end in another death.

Police said the shooter is still at large after fleeing on foot.

Hundreds of accidents reported at one intersection in just the past few years

A Channel 2 Action News investigation has found that dangerous stretch of road in Cobb County has seen more than 180 crashes in just two years.

The problem is along Powder Springs Street in Marietta between Cunningham Road and Baltimore Place.

Many people have told us about accidents they’ve seen around the intersection, so Channel 2’s Justin Wilfon dug into exactly how many wrecks there have been.

“My son was in a bus accident right here,” driver Fiona Bowden said about the intersection. “I think one person hit their head on the window really hard.”

The wreck that luckily left Bowden’s son unharmed is one of just hundreds of wrecks at or near the intersection over the past few years.

Channel 2 Action News learned there have been 181 reports of wrecks at or near the intersection in just a two-year stretch, from 2016 through 2017

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Cobb County police told Wilfon that increasing traffic congestion on Powder Springs Street and distracted drivers sitting in that congestion are the biggest reasons for the number of accidents.

“We have a lot of rear-end collisions where traffic might stop and start suddenly,” Sgt. Wayne Delk of the Cobb County Police Department said.

Another cause of crashes at the intersection comes from drivers trying to make a left-hand turn near the intersection and crossing several lanes of traffic.

“Yeah that’s dangerous, especially during rush hour, that’s a really bad thing,” Bowden told Wilfon.  We captured photos of a wreck just yards from the intersection last month.

Drivers that Wilfon spoke with suggested traffic cameras or a median that would prevent drivers from turning left near the intersection.

The Georgia Department of Transportation oversees that section of Powder Springs Street.

They told Wilfon that their options may be limited on making things better there, but they’re checking into it.

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