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"Bubble gum bandit" James McAuliffe looked ready to pop someone following his arrest in March 2010 in Coweta County.

"Bubble gum bandit" James McAuliffe, of Newnan, looked ready to pop someone following his arrest in March 2010 in Coweta County. But he was much happier when he graduated from drug court earlier this month. Click his mugshot, or the link below the story, to read his tale.

Been arrested lately? Chances are I’ve heard of you.

But maybe you haven’t heard of me. If you’ve looked through the pages of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution or read stories on ajc.com during the past decade, chances are you’ve seen my work. In 2000, I joined the newspaper as a sports page designer before eventually playing a role in various sections of the paper.

In 2008, I had the opportunity to switch to reporting and I’ve been typing away ever since. And if I already didn’t think I have one of the coolest jobs around, now I’ll get the chance to focus on stories I love.

From news of the weird, to stupid criminals to saluting the work of our local law enforcement, I want to bring you the stories you want to read. You know the ones I’m talking about. Those stories you hear about and immediately wonder how we share the world with those types of criminals. The stories you post a link to on Facebook or Tweet about. The ones that leave you shaking your head.

So check back often and BOLO for the latest crime news in town. If you have ideas for interesting topics, let me know.

Just don’t get arrested. I’ll find out and I’ll show everyone your mug shot.

2 comments Add your comment

Fred ™

August 28th, 2012
7:43 pm

Actually I DO know you lol. I’ve read many of your articles and even emailed you a time or two. Funny that you end up here doing this blog. Good luck to you lol.

Alexis Stevens

August 29th, 2012
6:52 pm

Welcome back, friend! I’ll still be doing news stories, too. Email me any time.

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