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Published: Monday, December 25, 2017 @ 9:19 AM
ATLANTA — An Atlanta police officer went above and beyond to help a 13-year-old girl have a special Christmas.
Channel 2 Action News was there Sunday when Officer Che Milton delivered a bag full of gifts, money and gift cards to Erika Gibbons and her family.
A couple of weeks ago, Milton said he got a call from Erika's mother asking for assistance.
Milton knew he wanted to do something special for Erika, a straight-A middle school student, who would not have had much of a Christmas.
"I happened to answer the phone and say, 'Hey, we've got to do something," he said.
Milton got the rest of the Zone 1 precinct on board to help the girl. Erika and her grandmother went to the precinct to give police her Christmas list, which included a tablet at the top.
Milton gave her the money for a tablet that day.
"It's part of what we do. We wear many hats as police officers, so we are just trying to help," he said.
Milton also posted a message on Facebook asking if anyone in the community wanted to help. One woman drove hours to deliver her gift.
"She drove two hours to give the mom a $100 gift card. A church donated as well," Milton said.
Erika said this is a Christmas she will never forget.
"For everybody to just come together and help me and my family out with amazing gifts and cards and stuff, it really does feel wonderful," she said. "I just want to say I love you and thank you for everything you have given me."
Meet Officer Milton with @Atlanta_Police Zone 1. He stepped up and got gifts for 13 year old Erica. From cash, to gift cards and even tablets!! We are meeting with Officer Milton and Erica later today to about how he helped make her Christmas a very special one. #nightbeat pic.twitter.com/tXWpoPHqLy— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) December 24, 2017
This is not the first time Milton has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Earlier this year, a 12-year-old girl was caught shoplifting a $2 pair of shoes for her sister. Milton took the girl home and saw that she and her family were in desperate need.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 11:49 PM
— Some Wells Fargo customers found their bank accounts drained to zero Wednesday when some sort of glitch caused their online bill payments to be processed twice.
Numerous customers -- so many that Wells Fargo’s customer service phone lines were jammed Wednesday night -- were discovering that recent payments they had made using the bank’s online Bill Pay system had been deducted twice from their checking accounts.
In some cases, that sent customers’ balances to zero -- or below zero -- and triggered the possibility of overdraft protection fees. Some customers received email notices telling them that they now had no money in their checking accounts.
Customers who sat through the hour-plus wait to reach a customer service representative Wednesday night were being told that their accounts would be fixed overnight.
“We’re aware that certain Wells Fargo customers are experiencing issues with Bill Pay,” Wells Fargo communications manager Hilary O’Byrne said in a statement. “We apologize for this inconvenience, and are working to resolve the issue quickly.”
O’Byrne declined to say how many customers were affected or to describe how the double charges occurred.
In the meantime, customers took to social media to share their shock and frustration over not being able to access the money that should have been in their checking accounts.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 11:21 PM
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities in Clayton County, Georgia, are searching for the person they say stole an SUV with two children inside from a gas station Wednesday before abandoning them in below-freezing temperatures on major roadways.
One-month-old Ava Wilmer and 4-year-old Arya Davenport were found miles apart after mother Precious Wilmer’s 2009 Chevy Equinox was stolen about 5 p.m. from a QuikTrip on Riverdale Road, Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury said.
Precious Wilmer left the girls in the car with the engine running near a gas pump while she went inside the convenience store, Marbury said.
She came out of the store and saw her car being driven away with her children in the back seat.
Shortly into the search, Georgia State University police Chief Josephy Spillane found Arya walking down the shoulder of a roadway near I-285 and Riverdale Road, Clayton County polcie said.
After roughly two hours, baby Ava was found in the middle of South Fulton Parkway still strapped in her car seat.
Marbury said WSB-TV photojournalist Brian Ferguson led police to her after he saw an objecting sitting in the road on his way to cover the scene.
The girls appeared to be OK, but were taken to Southern Regional Medical Center as a precaution. Metro Atlanta temperatures were in the 20s, but with winds reaching 20 mph, it felt like they were in the single digits, WSB-TV reported.
Atlanta police later located Precious Wilmer’s stolen SUV on Metropolitan Parkway.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 10:14 AM
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 11:01 PM
— “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” could be adapted from a book to a TV series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rights to the controversial Michael Wolff exposé of the Trump White House has been purchased by Endeavor Content for TV and film. Endeavor Content was created in 2017 as talent agency WME and talent management company IMG combined its film financing and scripted TV sales operations into one banner.
THR reported that Endeavor Content will start shopping the TV series adaptation, as a network is not yet attached to the project.
“Fire and Fury” was written based on Wolff’s access to the Trump White House, and includes details from over 18 months of conversations with Trump and senior staff members. Some claims in the book include that Trump didn’t expect or want to win the 2016 election, he was upset that A-list celebrities didn’t come to his inauguration, he couldn’t get through a lesson on the U.S. Constitution and media mogul Rupert Murdoch called him an “idiot.”
Other claims say Trump eats fast food out of fear of being poisoned, Trump’s daughter Ivanka has goals of running for president, and Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was aware of potential conflicts of interest with Russian ties.
The claims in the book have been denied by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who referred to the book as “complete fantasy and just full of tabloid gossip.”