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Berndt Petersen


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Recent articles by Berndt:

Black Bear making Gwinnett neighborhoods his stomping grounds

He has become a common sight in the neighborhoods around the Mall of Georgia in Gwinnett County. → Read More

Metro HS football players hailed as heroes after saving man from house fire

Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen spoke with the three courageous South Paulding High School football players at their practice Monday. → Read More

11-year-old DeKalb girl makes hundreds of masks to give out to homeless

A DeKalb County girl is worried that some people could be forgotten during this pandemic, and she is determined to help. → Read More

Restaurants rethink dining room policies as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Some restaurant owners say the rising number of COVID-19 cases is making them rethink their dining room policies. → Read More

People across metro area shocked over news of CNN Center sale

The parent company of CNN is selling the CNN Center — the network’s iconic headquarters near Centennial Olympic Park. → Read More

Metro warehouses, builders dealing with appliance shortages since pandemic hit

The coronavirus pandemic started a toilet paper shortage. We’ve seen issues finding some food and even lumber. Now, people are having trouble getting appliances. → Read More

COVID-19 pandemic could be impacting wildlife habits

You may have seen pictures from European countries when wild animals began roaming deserted public areas as people remained inside amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A little bit of that is now happening around metro Atlanta. Along Huntington Hill Trace in Gwinnett County, the pandemic isn’t just about people. “It’s certainly possible. It’s more likely that people are home more. So they see the animals… → Read More

‘Punches you in the gut’ Neighborhood market in historic south Atlanta vandalized

ATLANTA — Vandals damaged a non-profit grocery store in the middle of a community already dealing with the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks. Carver Neighborhood Market is located off Jonesboro Road in historic south Atlanta. It is about half a mile from the Wendy’s parking lot where Brooks was shot and killed by a police officer. Early Tuesday morning, vandals smashed windows and wrote graffiti… → Read More

Field trip business worries it won’t be able to open when school starts again

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — Outside Shelly Echols’ tour company office, there’s a big parking lot with dozens of spaces usually occupied by tour buses. But this spring, it wasn’t. “The last time I had a person on a bus was the first week of March,” Echols told Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen. Echols runs a company called “Daniel’s Educational Tours" in Hall County. She has taken students all over the metro… → Read More

Georgia twins graduating at the top of their class

A pair of twins in Georgia are graduating at the top of their class, No. 1 and No. 2. → Read More

Double the success: Meet Gwinnett County twins graduating at top of their class

High school seniors Alice and Bill Ao are fraternal twins. One might think they are alike in so many ways. “We’re so different. We’re more different than we’re alike, actually” Alice said. “In my opinion, I think me and my sister, we have different personalities,” Bill said. Bill is laid back. Alice is more in control. But they do have a big thing in common: they will graduate at the top of… → Read More

Coronavirus: Georgia barbecue restaurant helps save neighboring Mexica

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - A family restaurant in Forsyth County, Georgia, that was in danger of closing because of the coronavirus pandemic has new life – and it’s partially thanks to a neighboring diner. Paris Retana was afraid his burrito restaurant was finished. But then he opened up Tuesday morning. "We are just overblown and overwhelmed and so thankful. It's just amazing. Amazing,” Retana said.… → Read More

Coronavirus: Georgia barbecue restaurant helps save neighboring Mexican eatery in danger of closing

A family restaurant in Forsyth County, Georgia, that was in danger of closing because of the coronavirus pandemic has new life – and it’s partially thanks to a neighboring diner. → Read More

Local restaurants helping each other survive pandemic

A family restaurant in danger of closing because of the pandemic has new life, and it’s partially thanks to a neighboring diner. → Read More

Gwinnett 9-year-old brings neighborhood to its feet with driveway concerts

A 9-year old girl from Gwinnett County got a standing ovation from her friends and neighbors over the weekend. → Read More

Piedmont Park, other metro parks crowded after shelter-in-place order expires for most

On Sunday, huge crowds gathered outside to enjoy the beautiful weather for a second day after the Blue Angles/Thunderbirds flyover. → Read More

Georgia farmers predict bumper peach crop, but there’s a catch

When Drew Echols surveys his 150 acre orchard at Jaemor Farms in Hall County, he likes how things are shaping up. → Read More

Academy delivers special surprise for every single graduating senior

From a formal graduation ceremony to the prom, metro area high school seniors are missing out on so much this spring. But their administrators and teachers want them to know they're loved. → Read More

Metro Atlanta 12-year-old puts on nightly concert for his neighborhood

Every night, 12-year-old Jeremiah Price serenades his neighbors with his trumpet. → Read More

DeKalb teen launches program to give some love to local hospital workers and restaurants

She's connecting kind-hearted people with metro area hospital workers and local restaurants. She calls it “The Meal Bridge.” → Read More