July 28, 2014 9:52 PM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.
Coming off a 4-12 season that ended with their defense ranked last in third-down efficiency, second-worst against the run and... more »
June 26, 2014 8:21 AM
ATLANTA, GA - A Georgia dad was arrested in the death is son after investigators say he left the toddler in a hot car for hours.
Justin Harris is charged with murder. He initially told police he accidentally forgot to drop his son off in daycare and didn't realize... more »
June 13, 2014 6:27 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Crescent City is one of the cheapest vacation spots in the country.
Trip Advisor compiles the list each year as familes begin to prepare for their summer trips. To create the list, researchers consider the average price of a hotel stay, cocktails, dinner for two... more »
March 20, 2014 5:45 PM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with return specialist Devin Hester. The team announced the deal Thursday. The 31-year-old Hester is a three-time Pro-Bowler who last year tied an NFL record with his 19th scoring return in eight seasons with the Chicago Bears. Coming off... more »
February 8, 2014 10:34 AM
ATLANTA - A century-old concert hall in downtown Atlanta is awaiting an inspection by an engineer before Saturday night's scheduled performance after fans were evacuated during a rock show. Atlanta police say the rock band "Panic! at the Disco" was performing Friday night when the floor of The Tabernacle was... more »
November 19, 2013 3:47 PM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - These are strange times for the Atlanta Falcons. They are 2-8, have lost four in a row and are pretty well assured of their first losing season since 2007 heading into Thursday night's game against the New Orleans Saints (8-2). Players such as quarterback Matt Ryan... more »
November 12, 2013 9:01 AM
ATLANTA - Atlanta's mayor says the city will demolish Turner Field after the Braves leave for a new stadium in the suburbs in 2017. Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday during a press conference that the stadium will not be left vacant after the team starts playing at a new field... more »
November 11, 2013 9:03 AM
ATLANTA- The Atlanta Braves are leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County in 2017. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller said Monday that the team decided not to seek another 20-year lease at Turner Field and began talks... more »
September 8, 2013 2:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints extended their lead with 3:13 to go in the game with a Garrett Hartley 22-yard field goal. It's the first points, by either team, in the fourth quarter.
Drew Brees has passed for 300 yards for the 68th time in his career, only Peyton... more »
September 8, 2013 2:13 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints traded touchdown scores to open the second half of play. Matt Ryan connected with Julio Jones on a four-yard touchdown pass, then Drew Brees found Jimmy Graham from seven yards out to put the Saints up 20-17.
The Saints currently have 244 passing yards... more »
September 8, 2013 1:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints fell behind 10-0 early in the first quarter, but New Orleans rebounded with 13 unanswered points to claim a three-point lead going into halftime.
Garrett Hartley hit his second field goal of the game, a 31-yarder, to hand New Orleans their first lead of... more »
September 8, 2013 12:50 PM
NEW ORLEANS -Garrett Hartley put the Saints on the scoreboard for the first time this regular season with a 48-yard field goal to cap a 12-play, 50-yard drive. The Saints now trail the Falcons 10-3 with 10:53 left in the first half.
The drive was helped with a pivotal... more »
September 8, 2013 12:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The Saints were stopped on a fourth-and-one, Matt Ryan scrambled for 12 yards, and the Falcons were helped by a personal foul (unnecessary roughness on the quarterback) penalty on rookie Kenny Vaccaro to help the Falcons set up for a chip shot field goal.
Matt Bryant kicked... more »
September 8, 2013 12:19 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The visiting team got on the board first in the Saints' regular season opener, with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez. The scoring drive was helped by a 52-yard pass from Matt Ryan to Harry Douglas that got Atlanta to the 8-yard line on their second possession... more »
September 3, 2013 8:58 AM
ATLANTA - Authorities say two firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a fire Tuesday that filled part of a terminal at Atlanta's airport with heavy smoke. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward says the blaze involved an escalator in Concourse T, filling the area with heavy smoke.
She said... more »
September 2, 2013 6:37 PM
METAIRIE - It looks like Saints coach Sean Payton will open the regular season by throwing a dose of youth and inexperience at the visiting Atlanta Falcons. As of Monday, 10 rookies - six of them undrafted - and three other players who have yet to appear in a regular-season... more »
August 26, 2013 9:38 AM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have completed their latest round of cuts by waiving receivers Rashad Evans, Marcus Jackson and Marcus Sales.
The cuts announced Monday came after the team waived 11 players the previous day.
The roster now stands at 75 heading into Thursday's final... more »
August 22, 2013 7:17 AM
DECATUR, Ga. - The 911 tapes from a standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee's calm demeanor and kind approach helped end the ordeal without any injuries.
Police said that school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff was heroic in how she responded after being taken hostage... more »
August 21, 2013 5:31 PM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Anyone who bought an Osi Umenyiora No. 90 jersey after he signed with the Atlanta Falcons is going to be in for a surprise. He's now wearing No. 50. Umenyiora took the practice field Wednesday wearing his new number after working out a swap with young... more »
August 21, 2013 12:12 PM
DECATUR, Ga. - Students at an Atlanta-area elementary school are attending classes today at a nearby high school. They were evacuated yesterday from their elementary school because of gunfire at the school. Police say a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons was able to slip into the... more »
August 20, 2013 3:47 PM
DECATUR, Ga. - A police chief says the suspect in a Georgia elementary school shooting fired from inside the school and officers returned fire. DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric L. Alexander said at a news conference that the gunman who had an assault rifle was able to get into Ronald... more »
August 7, 2013 10:29 AM
UNDATED - The runaway train that is the Atlanta Braves will try to add to its 12-game winning streak when it continues its series with Washington tonight. The Braves' winning ways coupled with the Nationals' free fall has put the Braves a commanding 14 ½ games ahead in the NL... more »
June 17, 2013 5:54 PM
ATLANTA - A station official says the cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former New Orleans Saints player who has Lou Gehrig's disease. The show, Mayhem in the AM, was broadcast Monday morning on 790 The Zone. In a statement, General Manager Rick... more »
May 24, 2013 10:52 AM
ATLANTA - Authorities say 18 people have been taken to the hospital following a crash between a hotel shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer near Atlanta's airport. Atlanta Fire Rescue Department spokeswoman Janet Ward says the accident happened around 10:30 a.m. Friday. She says it's not immediately clear what caused the... more »
April 18, 2013 9:01 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints will open the NFL regular season at home against Atlanta, and their schedule includes four night games. The schedule, released by the league on Thursday night, features a Monday night home game against Miami on Sept. 30 and a Sunday night home game against... more »
April 1, 2013 8:04 AM
ATLANTA - A lawyer for two Atlanta teachers accused in one of the nation's largest test-cheating scandals says they are about to turn themselves in. All 35 defendants named in an indictment are required to surrender at the Fulton County Jail by Tuesday. Lawyer Gerald Griggs represents teachers Starlette Mitchell... more »
March 25, 2013 10:30 AM
AMASA, Mich. - The Michigan-made portable maple court for men's college basketball's Final Four is making the trip this week to Atlanta.
Connor Sport Court International says work on the floor began last year.
A truck hauling the floor is scheduled to make stops at University of Tennessee... more »
January 23, 2013 5:56 AM
COVINGTON, Ga. - Sheriff's officials in the Atlanta area are investigating whether any laws were broken when fliers inviting residents to join the Ku Klux Klan were placed outside homes.
Newton County sheriff's Deputy Courtney Morrison says the fliers are being reviewed to make sure they don't contain any... more »
January 7, 2013 10:26 AM
ATLANTA - Health officials say this flu season is shaping up to be one of the more severe in recent years. Earlier reports indicated that this could be a bad flu season, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the data now confirm it. In the last week... more »
December 28, 2012 5:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU fans sitting Monday's Chick-fil-A game out have caused ticket sales to suffer.
The bowl sold about 35,000 tickets to local and regional buyers. The remaining tickets were purchased by LSU and Clemson and the schools continue to sell those tickets to their fans.
LSU... more »
December 28, 2012 10:57 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team is in Atlanta prepping for Monday's game against Clemson.
The Dec. 31 matchup between No. 8 LSU and No. 14 Clemson will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. from the Georgia Dome.
The game annually matches teams from the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic... more »
December 26, 2012 10:49 AM
ATLANTA - Police say the wife of former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones accused him of dragging her down a staircase, grabbing her neck and saying he wanted to kill her. A police report obtained by The Associated Press says the fight happened around 1:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, after... more »
December 10, 2012 10:30 AM
UNDATED - The marquee game of the night in the NBA will be played in Miami as the Heat play host to Atlanta.
In the NBA's Southeast Division, Miami stands on top with a record of 13-5, while the Hawks are 12-5. Atlanta is red-hot, having won 9 of... more »
November 29, 2012 10:36 AM
ATLANTA - The New Orleans Saints players say their bus was pelted with eggs by airport workers after they touched down in Atlanta. Tight end Jimmy Graham, linebacker Will Herring and quarterback Chase Daniel tweeted about the incident Wednesday night at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Saints (5-6) face the... more »
November 1, 2012 4:33 PM
ATLANTA - Spelman College in Atlanta is ditching its athletics program and spending the money on a campus-wide health and fitness program. The president of the historically black women's college says the school was spending about $1 million on its athletics program but that money is now going to benefit... more »
September 18, 2012 10:50 AM
ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was jailed on charges of drunken driving and speeding early this morning, just hours after he scored a touchdown in the team's win over the Denver Broncos.
Turner was booked into the Gwinnett County jail in metro Atlanta just after 5... more »
September 3, 2012 10:27 AM
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a five-run rally that sent the Atlanta Braves over the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Sunday.
The Phillies led 7-3 entering the ninth and seemed set to complete a three-game sweep.... more »
August 27, 2012 10:27 AM
SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings for his seventh consecutive victory and Paul Janish tripled home two runs to help the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 7-1 on Sunday.
Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman and Juan Francisco homered for the Braves, who won their second... more »
August 9, 2012 12:48 PM
ATLANTA - Officials say there's been a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people. The case count jumped from 29 a week ago to 158 this week, thanks to a wave of new cases confirmed in Indiana and Ohio. The... more »
August 2, 2012 12:29 PM
NEWNAN, Ga. - A Chihuahua is being hailed as a hero after authorities say it sniffed out two girls who were lost in a Georgia forest. The girls, ages 5 and 8, disappeared Monday for a couple of hours when they were walking on trails near their neighborhood about 30... more »
July 27, 2012 3:49 PM
ATLANTA - The longtime spokesman for fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has died. The Atlanta-based company said in a prepared statement that vice president for corporate public relations Donald A. Perry died Friday. The cause of death was not released by the company. Perry worked at Chick-fil-A nearly 29 years. The privately... more »
July 24, 2012 12:45 PM
PALMETTO, Ga. - Police in suburban Atlanta are looking for a grandmother and her boyfriend after her 13-month-old grandson ingested cocaine. Authorities told WSB-TV on Monday that the baby was brought to Piedmont Newnan Hospital, then to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Doctors reported that the child tested positive... more »
July 19, 2012 12:52 PM
SUMMERVILLE, Ga. - More than 1,000 turtles made a slow-speed escape from their turtle farm in northwest Georgia. Turtle farmer David Driver tells sheriff's officials he suspects vandals might be to blame for tearing down fences around his turtle ponds in Summerville. Authorities say that allowed the turtles - including... more »
July 3, 2012 8:57 AM
Multiple media outlets are reporting the Hawks and Nets have agreed to a trade that would send All-Star guard Joe Johnson from Atlanta to Brooklyn.
ESPN was first to report the teams had agreed to the deal.
All the reports cited unidentified sources.
The Nets would send... more »
June 12, 2012 1:14 PM
LOS ANGELES - Ann Rutherford, the demure brunette actress who played the sweetheart in the long-running Andy Hardy series and Scarlett O'Hara's youngest sister in "Gone With the Wind," has died. She was 94. A close friend, actress Anne Jeffreys, tells the Los Angeles Times that Rutherford died Monday night... more »
June 8, 2012 12:53 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar has been arrested after authorities say he slightly hurt his 15-year-old daughter in a fight at his metro Atlanta home. Fayette County Sheriff's Office investigator Brent Rowan says deputies responded to a call of domestic violence at the home around 1 a.m. Friday.... more »
March 27, 2012 8:40 AM
ROSWELL, Ga. - A medical examiner is working to identify the body found after an explosion and fire in the home of a suburban Atlanta man known for his fight to keep chickens on his property. Authorities have not said if the body was that of Andrew Wordes, who was... more »
February 22, 2012 10:26 AM
ATLANTA - A gunman shot and killed four people inside a Korean health spa located in Norcross an Atlanta suburb.
The gunman then killed himself in what police said may have been a case of domestic violence.
Surveillance video showed the gunman walking into the spa last night... more »
February 10, 2012 7:26 PM
Memorabilia from the classic film "Gone with the Wind" may have been destroyed by fire at the Road to Tara Museum in Henry County south of Atlanta. The museum has a storage unit on the lower level of the building, while the fire started on the upper level. Firefighters say... more »
February 6, 2012 8:41 AM
ATLANTA - The family of a Georgia woman claims a homeowners association should have removed an alligator from a subdivision that they say may have killed the woman. The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case Monday. The heirs of 83-year-old Gwyneth Williams say The Landings... more »
November 29, 2011 2:50 PM
ATLANTA - Herman Cain is acknowledging that the latest allegation he's facing -- from a woman who says they had a 13-year affair -- has created a "firestorm." And he's telling advisers that he is assessing whether it's cast "too much of a cloud" for his Republican presidential candidacy to... more »
November 28, 2011 6:08 PM
ATLANTA - More parents are opting out of school shots for their kids. An Associated Press analysis found that in eight states more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren't getting all the vaccines required for attendance.
That's because more parents are seeking exemptions so their kids can... more »
September 29, 2011 11:17 AM
ATLANTA - A new government report says construction workers, miners and food service workers are the occupations that smoke the most. Experts say that may have as much to do with education levels as the jobs themselves.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found 19.6 percent of... more »
September 6, 2011 2:34 AM
ATLANTA- The destructive remnants of Tropical Storm Lee are slithering farther north after spawning tornadoes, flooding numerous roads and sweeping several people away. Record amounts of rain have fallen in parts of Tennessee, and more is expected.
More than 9 inches of rain fell Monday in Chattanooga, and forecasters... more »
May 24, 2011 7:51 PM
Who owns 17 tons of treasure in gold may now be up to a U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta. The Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration asked the court to give it the rights to an estimated $500 million in coins and artifacts salvaged about four years ago. A lower court... more »
February 21, 2011 12:37 PM
SNELLVILLE, Ga. - Police in an Atlanta suburb say New Orleans Hornets' backup point guard Jarrett Jack has been arrested and charged with drunken driving.
Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead said in an e-mail Monday the 27-year-old former Georgia Tech star was pulled over early Sunday by an officer... more »
February 1, 2011 7:36 PM
A woman in Minneapolis faces animal cruelty charges after she tried to mail a puppy in a sealed box with no air holes. Postal Service workers became suspicious when the box suddenly fell off the counter when the woman left the post office last month. Postal Inspectors opened the box... more »
December 26, 2010 9:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- Chris Paul scored 22 points -- 13 in the pivotal third quarter -- and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 93-86 on Sunday night.
Paul was 10 of 17 from the field and also had eight assists. David West scored 18 points, Emeka Okafor... more »
November 30, 2010 8:54 AM
ATLANTA, La. - The Winn Parish sheriff's office says a tornado destroyed a brick house and damaged three other residencies. No one was injured.
The sheriff's office says the twister hit about 3 p.m. Monday near the town of Atlanta. The tornado also damaged another house and two mobile... more »
September 27, 2010 12:56 PM
Saints coach Sean Payton says he has not decided whether to bring in other kickers to compete with the struggling Garrett Hartley in practice this week.
Hartley missed a 29-yard field goal that would have beaten the Falcons in overtime Sunday, hooking the ball left.
It was Hartley's... more »
September 17, 2010 1:15 PM
Eagles head coach Andy Reid has made it official that Michael Vick will start at quarterback when the Eagles play Sunday at the Detroit Lions.
Vick will be making his first start at quarterback since the final game of the 2006 season for Atlanta.
He is replacing Kevin... more »
September 16, 2010 1:16 PM
Musician Kid Rock testified that he exchanged some tough words with a customer at an Atlanta-area Waffle House but didn't start fighting until provoked.
Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, and five members of his entourage are being sued over the 2007 fight. Kid Rock took the... more »
September 14, 2010 12:54 PM
Jury selection has been completed in a lawsuit against musician Kid Rock stemming from a fight at a Waffle House restaurant near Atlanta.
Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, and five members of his entourage appeared Tuesday before a DeKalb County judge.
In the lawsuit, Harlen... more »
September 1, 2010 12:44 PM
It's sort of like starting the season with a bowl game.
For the third straight year, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta is the site for one of the biggest games of college football's long opening weekend.
No. 21 LSU faces No. 18 North Carolina on Saturday night, making... more »
August 16, 2010 9:47 AM
Intel said it's buying a Texas Instruments unit that makes cable modem chips, which it intends to combine with it sown processors for smarter modems and cable set-up boxes.
The companies did not reveal the terms of the deal in the Monday announcement.
Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc. has... more »
August 3, 2010 8:23 PM
A woman tied up by an armed burglar used her toes to type a message to her boyfriend who was able to summon police in Atlanta. The 39-year-old woman told police the intruder had a gun and wore a ski mask. She says he took her around her house and... more »
May 20, 2010 5:46 AM
Seventy-five graduates of a training program run by environmental justice centers in New Orleans and Atlanta are now working on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup. Dillard University's Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and Clark Atlanta University's Environmental Justice Resource Center have given environmental clean-up courses for 15... more »
May 19, 2010 5:39 AM
Starting October 7 AirTran will offer nonstop flights between New Orleans and Milwaukee. Milwaukee is the third city to get nonstop service to and from New Orleans on AirTran. Atlanta and Baltimore/Washington are the others. more »
March 17, 2010 5:37 AM
New Orleans native Tyler Perry will be honored by the Georgia Senate for his achievements as entertainer and humanitarian. Perry is the first celebrity to be honored in the chamber this session. Senators will present Resolution 1188 to Perry, citing his silver-haired, sharp-tongued "Madea" character, Tyler Perry Studios - the... more »
March 11, 2010 5:38 AM
A woman from Atlanta has been sentenced to four months home confinement for mail fraud related to applications for disaster aid that she submitted to the American Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina. Stacie L. Wheaten was sentenced Wednesday and ordered to repay $13,185 to the Red Cross as well as... more »
February 26, 2010 8:29 PM
For the second week in a row, an animal snarled traffic on an interstate highway in Atlanta and this time it was a Bison that fell out of trailer. Last week it was a Zebra that escaped from a circus on the downtwon connector. After the Bison fell out of... more »
February 18, 2010 5:04 PM
A zebra has been captured after leading police in Atlanta on a chase through the downtown area and onto an interstate highway. It escaped from a circus. The chase caused rush hour traffic to come to a standstill. Witnesses say the animal had been galloping between lanes of traffic. Ringling... more »
January 12, 2010 9:00 PM
A thief broke into an SUV belonging to R&B singer Usher and stole more than $1 million in jewelry, clothing and other belongings. Atlanta Police say it happened December 14 while Usher and a companion were in an AT&T store in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood. Authorities say an unidentified man... more »
November 19, 2009 10:42 AM
UPDATE: FAA officials said failed computers that delayed flights across the country are now working again.
The air traffic controllers union said the computer failure involved both of the Federal Aviation Administration's computer centers in Salt Lake City and Atlanta.
The union said controllers are still entering flight... more »
October 28, 2009 7:46 AM
The New Orleans Saints can match the best start in team history and get to 7-0 on the season with a win Monday over Atlanta.
The Saints are listed as a 10-point favorite over the Falcons for Monday night's game in the Superdome.
Saints coach Sean Payton said... more »
September 24, 2009 5:38 PM
The College Football Hall of Fame is relocating from Sound Bend, ID to Atlanta, GA. A new 50,000-square-foot building worth $50 million is expected to open the fall of 2012.
The National Football Foundation's Board of Directors decided to move to Atlanta after operating in South Bend since 1995.... more »
September 22, 2009 8:19 PM
A woman who was swept away from her car by raging water in Douglas County, GA is believed to be the 9th victim of flooding in the Atlanta area after days of torrential rain.
Family members told the coroner that the woman was on her way to work after... more »
September 22, 2009 7:52 AM
The death toll in the southeast flooding is now at 8. Rescuers found the body of a 15-year old boy in the Chattooga River this morning in northwest Georgia after days of heavy rain and flooding. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency is reporting four people dead in Douglas County, west... more »