Doug Evans is a general assignment reporter and drone pilot for FOX 5 News. As a field reporter, he has won seven Emmy Awards as well as the FBI Director’s Award for Community Service for his crime reporting in metro Atlanta that led to the capture of dangerous criminals.
Doug is also a meteorologist with more than 30 years of severe weather coverage. In that time he has been on the front lines of every type of natural disaster. OK, except a volcanic eruption and asteroid strike, but let’s hope for north Georgia’s sake it stays that way. Doug has won an Emmy Award for tornado reporting and often helps lead FOX 5’s field coverage of severe weather with live reports from the FOX 5 Storm Chaser. On occasion, he can also be seen forecasting the weather in the FOX 5 Storm Center.
Doug graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism as well as Mississippi State’s Broadcast Meteorology Program. Doug lives in Fayette County with his wife, Brenda, and their four children. They have a daughter who is a lawyer and another who is an officer in the U.S. Navy. Their dog, Gracie, is quite the internet sensation for the pictures of her sitting on Doug’s roof waiting for him to return home from work.
The program includes a state-of-the-art simulator where students can actually gain flight hours toward getting their pilot’s license. To their knowledge, this is the only flight simulator at a public high school in Georgia.
Store surveillance video caught 21-year-old Patrick Bowman and 19-year-old Ra’quan Hurst, Sheriff Barry Babb said. Both have been charged with armed robbery.
A new movie that was shot right here in metro Atlanta is making its debut on Aug. 8 in Cobb County and the producers say they are donating the majority of the film's profits to help fund local charities.
The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said the training is geared toward patrol deputies as well as school resource officers. They would be the first responders in an active shooter situation.
Harvey Johnson, 52, was charged with simple battery against a law enforcement officer, removal of a weapon of an officer, and two counts of obstruction. He was booked into the Fayetteville County jail.
Danny Kelly and Amanda Greer face a 30-count indictment for burglary after deputies arrested them last year.
A Spalding County man is under arrest after he was caught on camera taking money that was left in an ATM by the previous customer who had used it. It’s called theft of lost or mislaid property and it’s a crime in Georgia.
Two men wanted for stealing catalytic converter in Troup County were arrested during a traffic stop in Coweta County, deputies say.
Peachtree City police arrested a Fayette County man under investigation for extortion.
A suspect wanted in three counties for entering autos was captured by deputies in Fayette County after a high speed chase and foot pursuit.