Big stories today include the Carroll County bus crash that claimed the life of a 17-year-old student, the 67-year-old federal judge arrested on charges of purchasing cocaine from a stripper and a follow up on the 80-year-old man who died in a fire saving his family. We’ll be back here reporting tomorrow morning. Follow news tonight via AJC.com and AJC on Twitter. Thanks
5:18 p.m. Here’s the FBI report on the charges against 67-year-old Federal Judge Jack Camp, who is accused of purchasing and using cocaine, marijuana, Hydrocodone and Roxycodrone since last spring and using them with an exotic dancer he met at the Goldrush Showbar in Atlanta.
4:28 p.m. More details from the story about Federal Judge Jack Camp, arrested for buying drugs. According to the affidavit: Camp is accused of purchasing and using cocaine, marijuana, Hydrocodone and Roxycodrone since last spring and using them with an exotic dancer he met at the Goldrush Showbar in Atlanta, according to an affidavit by the FBI task force investigating public corruption. Camp met the dancer, identified in the affidavit as CI-1, after he purchased a private dance from her, according to the affidavit. He returned the next night and purchased another dance and sex from her, the affidavit said. Story.
4:11 p.m. The fight over Georgia Power’s $1.1 billion rate hike request began in earnest Monday, with dozens of Georgians – most of them seniors – asking the state Public Service Commission to deny the increase because of financial hardship in the state. Story.
3:49 p.m. Jack Camp, a 67-year-old U.S. District Judge serving North Georgia appeared on the wrong side of a docket Monday, charged with buying cocaine and other narcotics from a stripper at a club in Atlanta. Camp, who has been a federal judge since 1988, had his bond set at $50,000 during a Monday afternoon arraignment. Camp was arrested by FBI agents on Friday, and was detained over the weekend at an undisclosed location, according to U.S. Marshal Richard Mechum. According to the complaint filed in court, Camp is charged with buying drugs, including cocaine, from a stripper at the Goldrush Show Bar on Metropolitan Parkway. The stripper is an informant for the FBI, the affidavit stated. Aug. 22 AJC Sunday story: Rash of judges stepping down after misconduct.
3:31 p.m. Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says the initial indication is that the school bus was traveling south when the driver lost control, left the roadway and ran into a ditch. The bus overturned. The person killed has not been identified. School board officials say the bus was transporting students from Temple High School. Map. Scene.
3:30 p.m. Here’s an overhead look of the scene from Channel 2’s news helicopter.
3:27 p.m. Tanner Health Systems told the AJC that nine are in good condition and three are in fair condition.
3:24 p.m. Fox News in Atlanta reports that Tanner Medical officials say three patients were taken to Tanner Medical Villa Rica, six were taken to Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, and three are being treated at Higgins General in Breman. Officials to Fox another student was flown to Atlanta Medical Center. That would make 13, which was the original report of people injured.
3:18 p.m. WXIA in Atlanta is reporting at least nine people were hurt. Officials at the scene told the station that three people were sent to Tanner Medical Center in Villa Rica and an additional six people were sent to Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton. WXIA reported the ages of the victims were from 15 to 45 years old.
3:13 p.m. The accident happened just before 2 p.m. on Highway 113 near Hog Liver Road, according to Channel 2 report.
>> If you have information on the school bus crash in Carroll County, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-526-7550 as we try to gather information. Reporters are headed to Carroll County now.
2:59 p.m. Georgia State Patrol officials confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that a school bus was involved in an accident in Carroll County on Monday afternoon. One person was killed. We still do not know if the deceased is a student. Map of the scene.
2:41 p.m. Deputies are telling Channel 2 Action News that concerned parents should report to Temple High School.
2:31 p.m. Channel 2 Action News just tweeted: Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says one person killed in school bus accident. Hwy 113 at Muse Bridge. News Chopper 2 over scene, school bus is on its side, front end crushed. Large scene, Ch. 2’s Jim Strickland en route. Life flight taking bus crash patients to hospital. Police say multiple injuries in addition to fatality. Bus axle is lying 20 feet away.
2:17 p.m. Checking on reports of a fatal school bus crash in Carroll County. One fatality reported.
1:51 p.m. Update: Judge was arrested for buying cocaine off a stripper at a club. Update on the federal judge arrested for drug charges: Jack Camp will have a hearing at 2 p.m. Camp, 66, was appointed to the federal bench in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan. He is a native of Coweta County and attended the Citadel and University of Virginia law school. Story.
1:46 p.m. MARTA is expected to receive $19.7 million in federal grants, to help upgrade parts of its bus system that are deteriorating, according to the Federal Transit Administration. The Obama administration is announcing this afternoon $776 million nationwide in federal grants to help bring bus facilities back into a state of good repair. MARTA is expected to get $18.3 million to replace its Brady Mobility Facility, where MARTA operates and maintains its paratransit fleet, for disabled or elderly passengers. More.
1:30 p.m. A man suspected of robbing banks in Atlanta and the Carolinas was arrested late Monday morning, shortly after allegedly holding up the Bank of America branch on West Paces Ferry Road. Tellers recognized him and waved a note in the air. He apparently didn’t have a weapon. Story.
1:10 p.m. Douglasville to vote tonight on whether to ban Pit Bull ownership inside the city. Here are some details about the proposal.
12:52 p.m. Senior Judge Jack Camp, who was arrested on drug charges according to U.S. Marshal Richard Mecum, is expected to be in court later today. An AJC reporter is headed to the hearing now. Officials won’t say where he’s being held. More.
12:40 p.m. 20,000 tickets remain for Sunday and Monday home playoff games at Turner Field with Giants and Braves. First two games are on the road. More.
12:26 p.m. Here’s a little more on the drug arrest of Senior Judge Jack Camp, a U.S. District judge serving North Georgia. Camp was appointed in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.
12:11 p.m. Long time metro Atlanta federal judge jailed on drug charges. Channel 2 Action News reporter Mark Winne had some details on noon newscast. More to come.
12:10 p.m. WGCL-TV names replacement for Dagmar Midcap. It’s Markina Brown from L.A. Radio & TV Talk with Rodney Ho.
11:48 a.m. Here’s an update on Johnny Lee Adams, the 80-year-old grandfather who helped save his family Sunday morning: “My 80-year-old father helped my 50-year-old brother up to the window in the bathroom, threw him out the window and said, ‘Go, I’m right behind you,’” another son, Rico Adams, told the AJC Monday. “But he wasn’t. He’s 80 and he went back to check.” The brother, Antonio Adams, went back three or four times to find Johnny Lee Adams, according to Rico Adams. “So I’m proud of my brother,” Rico Adams added. “He’s definitely a hero to me. My father saved everyone. He [Antonio] tried to save my father.” Johnny Lee Adams is a retired MARTA bus driver and U.S. Air Force veteran who received a Purple Heart. Full story here. Video. Photos.
11:01 a.m. Sex is on the minds of Americans today thanks to a survey that researchers say is the largest, most comprehensive national survey of Americans’ sexual behavior since 1994. AP Story.
10:42 a.m. Weather update from Channel 2: Monday was metro Atlanta’s coldest morning since April. The official low for Atlanta hit 45, our lowest temperature since April 28. While not a record low (39 in 1987), it is certainly below the average of 57.
10:39 a.m. We’re at the scene along with news partners Channel 2 Action News and WSB radio to learn more about the 80-year-old grandfather whom, according to witnesses, saved members of his family before dying in a Sunday morning housefire in DeKalb. Story.
10:24 a.m. Europe wins the Ryder Cup.
10:04 a.m. So, Jimmy Carter seems to have recovered. He’s already back at it building houses in Washington less than a week after a stomach illness had him hospitalized. Story.
10:02 a.m. Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election. Here’s a form that needs to be postmarked today.
8:39 a.m. Damon Evans’ DUI case has been postponed until the first week of December. Evans’ attorneys requested the delay, which was granted by Judge Calvin S. Graves, who rescheduled the case for 3 p.m. Dec. 7. The former UGA athletics director did not attend Monday’s court session. Evans was arrested for driving drunk on the night of June 30, just five minutes before his new contract with UGA was to go into effect, paying him more than half a million dollars a year.
8:25 a.m. Reporters in court for Damon Evans hearing say the former UGA athletic director has asked for a continuance.
8:19 a.m. FYI: The Braves will play Game 1 Thursday against the Giants in San Francisco, with the first pitch scheduled for 9:37 p.m. Eastern, Major League Baseball announced Sunday night. The Braves will play Game 2 Friday in San Francisco, with first pitch also scheduled for 9:37 p.m. Eastern. Home dates or times have not been announced yet.
8:12 a.m. An estimated 200 people were detained on gun, drug and alcohol charges overnight when authorities from more than a half-dozen agencies raided a home in the Barrow County town of Statham. Hopefully a question to be answered soon: How big was that home?
7:41 a.m. Here’s the Atlanta weather for the day: Monday will bring “nothing but sunshine,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said. The beautiful fall weather will continue, with Monday’s temperature reaching 67 degrees. It’s 46 degrees right now. Weather updates.
7:37 a.m. Damon Evans, former University of Georgia athletic director, is scheduled to appear in court this morning to answer charges related to the drunken driving arrest that ended his career with the school. We’ll update that appearance here and at AJC.com this morning.
7:35 a.m. From the weekend, Dolly Parton made a surprise appearance at the Fox Theatre after the Saturday matinee performance of “9-to-5″.
7:30 a.m. Good morning, Atlanta. Big talk today is Atlanta Braves and their unlikely playoff berth. We say unlikely because injuries has decimated this team’s lineup. There are some fantastic celebration shots of Bobby Cox after the team learned they were in. Meanwhile, find out why Roddy White was the star of the Falcons equally unlikely 16-14 win of the now 0-4 49ers.
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