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  • 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting near high school graduation, police say

    05/18/2018 7:56:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 18, 2018 | Zachary Hansen
    One person has died and another has been shot in a parking lot across the street from Mt. Zion High School, police said. The two people shot were not students. There was a graduation ceremony happening across the street at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, Channel 2 Action News said. The shooting happened after the graduation concluded, and an arguement led to the shooting, police told Channel 2. @JustinWilfonWSB Clayton County School Police say the shooting happened after a graduation ceremony here. Argument led to the shooting. Two women shot, one killed. Both people shot were adult women, Channel...
  • Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off Spirit Airlines plane

    05/12/2018 12:32:24 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/12/2018 | Staff
    A passenger's rant onboard a Spirit Airlines plane is going viral on social media. Passenger Safira Allen had apparently missed an earlier flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas on May 1. Airline officials said Allen ran down the boarding ramp of another Spirit flight to Vegas and took a seat that wasn't ticketed to her. When the gate agent tried to remove her from the flight, Allen refused and instead fired up her cellphone to take her story to Facebook Live. In her video, which has landed millions of views on Facebook, Allen goes on a tirade about the airline's...
  • Democrats considering 8 cities for 2020 national convention

    05/10/2018 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2018 | By Dan Merica
    Washington - The Democratic National Committee is eyeing eight American cities for its 2020 Democratic National Convention, a party official tells CNN. The DNC sent requests for proposals to a host of cities and received responses from eight: Atlanta; Birmingham, Alabama; Denver; Houston; Miami Beach; Milwaukee; New York; and San Francisco. "The DNC sent the original letters of interest to a broad list of cities that have traditionally been able to meet the preliminary requirements for serving as a host," the official said. "We expect the entire selection process to play out over the next year."
  • Police: 13-year-old girl helped beat up woman at Atlanta airport during robbery

    05/03/2018 11:07:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    WSB-TV Atlanta ^ | May 3, 308 | Matt Johnson
    ATLANTA - Police say attackers, including a 13-year-old girl, targeted a woman parking at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The attacked happened at 9:30 p.m. Monday. The woman, in her late 20s, was in her car and ready to leave when police say two very young teenagers came to her window asking for help. She rolled down the window and then next thing she knew, they left her bloodied and without a car, according to authorities. Police say investigators recovered the victim's car and also arrested the 13-year-old girl.
  • More Cities Are Banishing Highways Underground — And Building Parks on Top

    04/28/2018 1:04:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Pew Charitable Trusts ^ | April 2, 2018 | Martha T. Moore
    The most popular place to put a city park is, increasingly, on a highway. Cities looking to boost their downtowns, or to improve downtrodden neighborhoods, are creating “highway cap parks” on decks constructed over freeways that cut through the urban center. Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Denver and Dallas have deck parks underway. Atlanta, Houston, Minneapolis and Santa Monica, California, are among the cities considering similar projects. In crowded cities, highway deck parks are a way to create new acreage and provide green space that can spur downtown development. Capping a highway to create a park also can reconnect urban neighborhoods sliced apart...
  • Woman pulls gun during brawl in Chick-fil-A drive-thru (VIDEO)

    04/12/2018 10:31:43 AM PDT · by BBell · 50 replies
    https://www.wsbtv.com/ ^ | 4/11/18 | Tom Regan
    ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News has obtained exclusive video of a fight between several women in a Chick-fil-A drive-thru Wednesday morning. According to police, officers were called to the Chick-fil-A on Bill Kennedy Way SE just after 9 a.m. because of the fight. "I heard yelling and then I saw some woman waving a gun around," a witness told Channel 2 Action News. A short time later, police said, they were called to Eloise Court SE for another dispute. Investigators said both the suspect and the victim met with police and explained that they had been involved in the...
  • Atlanta City Hall shakeup: Mayor asks entire cabinet to resign

    04/09/2018 11:46:31 AM PDT · by Broker · 31 replies
    Atlanta Journal & Constitution ^ | April 9, 2018 | STEPHEN DEERE Atlanta City Hall reporter 404-526-2415
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday told her cabinet members that she wants their resignations by the end of the day. A city official said that Bottoms has also told her cabinet — a group that includes 35 top city officials — that she will decide by the end of the week whose resignations she will accept and whose she will decline. That official, who declined to be identified, was asked to resign.
  • Body found in Chattahoochee is missing CDC researcher

    04/05/2018 10:09:07 AM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 65 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 4/5/2018 | Alexis Stevens
    A body pulled from the Chattahoochee River is that of an Atlanta researcher reported missing more than seven weeks ago, Atlanta police said Thursday. Timothy Cunningham, 35, was last seen Feb. 12 leaving his job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after telling colleagues he didn’t feel well. Cunningham’s family and police located his keys, wallet, cellphone, vehicle and his beloved dog, Mr. Bojangles, inside his northwest Atlanta home. In the days after Cunningham’s disappearance, Atlanta police said he had been upset about not getting a promotion, according to the CDC. The CDC later retracted the information, saying...
  • Body found in Chattahoochee is missing CDC researcher Cunningham

    04/05/2018 11:35:31 AM PDT · by LucyT · 14 replies
    AJC.com ^ | Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Alexis Stephens
    A body pulled from the Chattahoochee River is that of an Atlanta researcher reported missing more than seven weeks ago, Atlanta police said Thursday. Timothy Cunningham, 35, was last seen Feb. 12 leaving his job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after telling colleagues he didn’t feel well. Cunningham’s family and police located his keys, wallet, cellphone, vehicle and his beloved dog, Mr. Bojangles, inside his northwest Atlanta home.
  • Rapper to ‘Progressive’ Gun Grabbers: ‘You’re Going to Progress Us into Slavery’

    03/26/2018 9:12:04 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/25/2018B | AWR HAWKINS
    While students and activists geared up to march in Washington, D.C., and across the country in support of new restrictions on the Second Amendment, rapper Killer Mike warned that gun control is way the progressive left can return black Americans to slavery. In an interview with NRATV’s Colion Noir, Killer Mike explained how the left equates gun control with progress and observed, “[They are] going to progress us into slavery.” In the lead-up to the March 14 school walk out for gun control, Killer Mike said he told his kids, “I love you, but if you walk out that school...
  • Atlanta Police Will No Longer Respond To Some Shoplifting Calls

    03/26/2018 2:21:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 92 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 03/20/18 | Morse Diggs
    The Atlanta Chief of Police said her officers will no longer respond to shoplifting calls at stores in Buckhead. Erika Shields said staff shortages, in excess of 300 officers, has forced her to reevaluate how to deploy officers. In the affluent section north of downtown, Shields said, the APD Zone Two officers frequently get calls from merchants to do a report on a shoplifter who has been caught by store security. After filling out the paperwork, the officer then must arrange a transport to the Atlanta City Jail in downtown. All that can take up to an hour and a...
  • Hackers demanding bitcoin ransom attack Atlanta city computers

    03/24/2018 5:11:27 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3-23-18 | unattributed
    Hackers demanding ransom payable in bitcoin have attacked computers of the Atlanta city government in the southern US state of Georgia, officials say. The ransomware assault shut down multiple internal and external applications for the city, including apps that people use to pay bills and access court-related information, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told a news conference Thursday. "This is a very serious situation," Bottoms said. City officials said they learned of the attack before dawn Thursday when they detected unusual activity on their servers. Some of the city's data had become encrypted. A ransom note sent to the city gave...
  • The #LoveWins Jackboot

    03/09/2018 4:53:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | March 9, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    A reader took this photo of a flyer in the halls of Grady High School in Atlanta. What symbolism! A public school in Atlanta is now propagandizing students to believe that people who dissent from the multiculti Narrative are haters who deserve to be symbolically stomped by a jackboot.
  • Georgia's lieutenant gov blasts Delta for cutting ties with NRA; warns he will block legislation...

    02/26/2018 7:04:54 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 44 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/26/18 | Brooke Singman
    ft: Georgia's lieutenant gov blasts Delta for cutting ties with NRA; warns he will block legislation favoring airline Georgia’s lieutenant governor warned Delta Monday that he will block any tax legislation that would benefit the airline unless it reverses its decision to sever ties with the National Rifle Association, warning that corporations cannot “attack conservatives” without consequences.
  • Corporate Combat: Georgia Conservatives Aim to Derail Delta ... Subsidy After Airline Cuts NRA Ties

    02/26/2018 12:46:12 PM PST · by Haiku Guy · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/26/2018 | Matthew Boyle
    Georgia conservatives are attempting to derail a jet fuel tax break that the state government was set to hand out to Delta Airlines after the company cut ties with the NRA in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
  • Georgia's Lt Gov Threatens To Retaliate Against Delta Unless It Reverses Its Decision On The NRA

    02/26/2018 12:59:41 PM PST · by blam · 94 replies
    BI ^ | 2-26-2018 | Bob Bryan
    Georgia's lieutenant governor on Monday attacked Delta Airlines for dropping a partnership with the National Rifle Association, pledging to block any legislation that includes tax benefits for the airline. Delta, which is headquartered in Atlanta, ended a discount program for NRA members on Saturday after public backlash following a recent high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. "Delta is reaching out to the National Rifle Association to let it know we will be ending its contract for discounted rates through our group travel program," Delta said in a statement. "We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from its...
  • Child psychologist molests pre-teen girl, posts assault online, police say

    02/21/2018 11:55:33 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution via WPXI ^ | February 21, 2018 | Ben Brasch
    COBB County, Ga. - An adolescent psychologist who was the head of a mental health and therapy firm in downtown Atlanta allegedly molested at least one girl and posted recordings of it online. Jonathan Gersh, 37, has been in Cobb County jail since Valentine’s Day without bond on several felony charges of child molestation and child pornography, jail records showed Tuesday afternoon. Because of his job, police said they believe there might be more victims. Homeland Security agents contacted Cobb detectives on Feb. 6 about a possible incident in the county, cops said. A police warrant indicated that federal law...
  • Georgia's largest road construction project is almost done, GDOT says (tolled express lanes)

    02/16/2018 6:10:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    WSB TV 2 ^ | February 13, 2018 | Steve Gehlbach
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The largest road construction project in state history is nearing completion, and relief for commuters is almost here. Georgia's Department of Transportation program manager for the project told Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach even after delays for weather and after the I-85 collapse, the new 75 express lanes should open by the end of summer. “It’s the longest land bridge in the state of Georgia," program manager for the project, Stephen Lively said. Northern sections above the 75-575 split and through Marietta are mostly complete, including one 6,000-foot raised section. Lively said the goal is to have...
  • Chris Long says he won’t visit Trump’s White House if Eagles win Super Bowl

    01/29/2018 5:03:47 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2018 | Jay LeBlanc
    Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long said he won’t visit President Trump’s White House if his team defeats the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday. “No, I’m not going to the White House,” Long said in an interview on Barstool Sports’ podcast Pardon My Take. “Are you kidding me?” Long, who was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams and is playing in his 10th NFL season, played for the Patriots last season. He was one of several players who skipped the team’s White House visit after New England defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI....
  • Weekly Update: Court Victory on Clinton Emails

    01/13/2018 9:13:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 12, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    One Step Closer to Facts on Comey Memos Court Orders State Department to Speed Up Delivery of Clinton Emails Atlanta Jail Lets Muslim Inmates Wear Hijabs One Step Closer to Facts on Comey Memos U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg has given us an important victory in our quest for the truth about former FBI Director James Comey and his infamous memos. Boasberg ruled that the FBI must turn over to the court for in camera, non-public review Comey’s memos allegedly detailing conversations he had with President Donald Trump. The court, in seeking to review the documents, shows it...