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Armed robber hits 2 fast-food restaurants in 1 night

Armed robber hits 2 fast-food restaurants in 1 night

Burger King workers are speaking out for the first time after they were held at gunpoint by a robber who hit two restaurants in one night. Channel 2’s Audrey Washington spoke to one of the workers at the restaurant located on Atlanta Highway in Loganville where she was told the robber calmly walked in, took out a gun and demanded cash Sunday around 10 p.m. An employee explains why the gunman may have visited the restaurant before, on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 Surveillance video then showed the man jumping the counter and forcing another employee in the back toward the register. The worker said the man kept saying that he was not playing and he wanted the register open. “Any wrong move that night and I could’ve been hurt, I could’ve been dead and not here for my children,” said Priscilla Bradford. “The fear that he’s still out here somewhere.” TRENDING STORIES: American Express is hiring and you can work from home Police: Uber Eats delivery flees after customer shot, killed in Buckhead Woman named person of interest in arson that damaged 20 homes, police say Police said the man also robbed a nearby KFC that same night. Loganville police said the man is about 5’9”, weighs 180 pounds and has something wrong with one of his eyes.

UGA Dance Marathon is million dollar fundraiser

UGA Dance Marathon is million dollar fundraiser

More than 3,000 students representing more than 50 student organizations gathered in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall Sunday morning to celebrate raising $1,261,077.18 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This is the third year in a row that UGA Miracle, the University of Georgia’s largest student-run philanthropy, has achieved a seven-figure fundraising total. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, and lasting until the same time Sunday, the entire student center was filled with students, faculty and staff for UGA Miracle’s annual Dance Marathon. Throughout the night, participants danced, listened to live music and took pictures with Hairy Dawg. Nearly 50 “Miracle children,” the Children’s Healthcare patients who interact with UGA Miracle’s student members during the year, and their families attended the event, and 24 of them took the stage one at a time throughout the night to share their inspirational stories. Activities for the children and their families include arts and crafts, sharing of personal stories, participating in a scavenger hunt and a lot of dancing. The event also features a “Standing Challenge,” where participants do not sit for the entirety of the event to honor the many children who cannot stand and may never be able to stand again. Every dollar raised up to $1 million supports the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Children’s Healthcare to fund state of the art equipment and facilities, including the UGA Miracle Gym. Beginning last year, every dollar raised above $1 million supports the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center to fund groundbreaking pediatric research. John Caras, UGA Miracle’s internal director, is amazed by the passion and dedication of UGA students. “I have come across some of the most selfless, inspiring people,” Caras said. “Seeing these students fight for those who can’t fight for themselves makes me proud to be a part of UGA Miracle and to be a student of the University of Georgia.” Davis Haines, UGA Miracle’s communications director, participates as a way to honor his older brother, Carter, who was diagnosed with brain cancer and treated at Children’s Healthcare. “After being sick for a little under a year he passed away,” Haines said. “[Being involved] also helped me along my grieving process and opened the door for something I truly had a heart for.” This was the 23rd annual Dance Marathon. The event is a symbolic gesture of sacrificing a day in support of children who have had to sacrifice much more of their own time to combat illness in hospitals. Since its inception, Miracle has raised more than $8 million for Children’s Healthcare–$4 million of that total coming in the last four years. UGA Miracle offered several events throughout the past year, including the annual Doughnut Dare 5K, Miracle at Midnight, and the 23rd Annual Classic City Tour of Homes, which raised a combined $24,000. The group set a record during its $100 Day, raising approximately $353,000 in a single day. For the students, it’s all about connections—to the Miracle children and their families, and to each other. “There is never a day where I do not feel connected to this cause and this organization,” Haines said. “I am certain that this organization hosts the most hardworking, impressive and loving people on this campus.”

Kemp kicks off campaign with bus tour

Kemp kicks off campaign with bus tour

Secretary of State Brian Kemp kicks off a 50-county bus tour today in his hometown of Athens: Republican Kemp is campaigning in this year’s race for governor.  'During my time as Secretary of State, I traveled to all 159 counties to meet with elections officials, business leaders, community advocates, and Georgia voters,' said Kemp. 'My campaign platform was created after logging thousands of miles and listening to the needs of communities and families throughout our state. 'We are hitting the road on Monday, February 19, to share my story, proven record, and conservative, 4-Point Plan. I encourage supporters and local voters to join us at one of the fifty stops along the way. Together, we can build an unstoppable grassroots army, earn victory at the ballot box, and put hardworking Georgians - not the special interests - first!

After latest indictments, President Trump vents on Twitter about Russia investigation

In the wake of a fresh round of indictments in the wide-ranging investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign, President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday and Sunday to repeatedly express his frustration with the probe, again proclaiming his innocence, attacking his critics, and demanding attention instead on actions of the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton.

“I never said Russia did not meddle in the election,” the President tweeted on Sunday morning – though Mr. Trump has been very slow to embrace the concept that Russia was at fault, as he derided the investigations into Russian interference in [More]