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  • Police: Man died while unloading $12 million in marijuana

    June 22, 2016 3:25 PM

    NORCROSS - Atlanta area police say a man appears to have died of natural causes while unloading marijuana from a van. Gwinnett County police said in a statement that officers on Monday responded to a call of a man slumped near a van and a tractor trailer. Officers found 31-year-old... more »
  • New Orleans loses to Atlanta in bid for 2019 Super Bowl

    May 24, 2016 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 2019 Super Bowl will be held in Atlanta after the city beat New Orleans in a majority vote on Tuesday. New Orleans made it to the fourth round before losing to Atlanta, who will host the Feb. 3, 2019 Super Bowl LIII in a new... more »
  • Jones first Tiger off the board; LB picked by Atlanta

    April 29, 2016 10:00 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - The Atlanta Falcons have taken LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second round of the NFL draft to shore up a pass rush that's been among the NFL's worst over the last three years. Jones joins Florida safety Keanu Neal, drafted 17th overall, as second-year coach... more »
  • Atlanta leaders ask NBA to change All-Star Game site

    March 30, 2016 7:17 AM

    ATLANTA- Atlanta city leaders are asking the NBA to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte after North Carolina lawmakers passed legislation seen as limiting LGBT protections. Atlanta's City Council introduced a resolution Tuesday asking the NBA to move the game to Atlanta after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed... more »
  • Georgia Religious Freedom Bill could boost New Orleans' 2019 Super Bowl bid

    March 27, 2016 3:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS ( WWLTV ) - Atlanta is widely believed to be the favorite in the high-stakes competition for the 2019 Super Bowl. That's because of its new retractable-roof stadium now set to open next year. New Orleans, Tampa and Miami are also in the running. But a... more »
  • Woman found dead in freezer of downtown Atlanta hotel

    March 22, 2016 12:42 PM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a kitchen worker has been found dead in the walk-in freezer of a downtown hotel. Lt. Charles Hampton said the woman was found Tuesday morning inside the freezer at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, one of the city's largest and most recognizable hotels with its cylindrical... more »
  • Falcons release team's all-time leading receiver White

    March 2, 2016 5:48 PM

    ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have released Roddy White, who holds the franchise career records for most catches, receiving yards and touchdown catches. White's role in the offense declined in 2015 under first-year coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. The Falcons announced the release of the 34-year-old White... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Devon Gales says 'I will walk again' Play Video

    February 24, 2016 11:30 PM

    ATLANTA – A Southern University Jaguar, injured in a football game in September, is one step closer to returning home to Baton Rouge. WBRZ News 2 was the only station there as Devon Gales completed his last day of physical therapy Wednesday. Also Wednesday, Gales was discharged from the Shepherd... more »
  • Forbath's FG on final play sends Saints past Falcons 20-17

    January 3, 2016 4:16 PM

    ATLANTA - Jamarca Sanford's interception at the Atlanta 25 with less than two minutes remaining set up Kai Forbath's 30-yard field goal as time expired, giving the New Orleans Saints a 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Sanford cut in front of Devonta Freeman for the interception with... more »
  • Panthers' bid for perfect season ends with loss to Falcons

    December 27, 2015 4:36 PM

    ATLANTA - Carolina's bid for an undefeated season ended Sunday when Julio Jones' dramatic 70-yard touchdown reception powered the Atlanta Falcons to a 20-13 victory over Cam Newton and the Panthers. Carolina (14-1) got the ball with 90 seconds left and no timeouts remaining. Newton completed a 19-yard pass to... more »
  • Atlanta airport welcomes 100 millionth passenger

    December 27, 2015 12:42 PM

    ATLANTA - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said it hit a major milestone Sunday. The airport that calls itself the world's busiest announced on its social media sites said it served its 100 millionth passenger this year. That makes it the first single airport to serve that number of passengers in... more »
  • Ole Miss football player hospitalized in hotel fall

    December 13, 2015 3:50 PM

    ATLANTA - Police say Ole Miss football player Robert Nkemdiche was hospitalized after falling from a wall at an Atlanta hotel. Department spokeswoman Kim Jones says it appears that 21-year-old Nkemdiche broke a hotel room window, walked about 15 feet, climbed over a wall and fell roughly 15 feet late... more »
  • Tests reveal that Jimmy Carter is cancer-free

    December 6, 2015 12:36 PM

    ATLANTA - Jimmy Carter's grandson says no cancer was detected the last time the former president underwent a scan. Jason Carter told The Associated Press in a text message that his grandfather "told me that the doctors couldn't find any cancer in his most recent scan." It was not immediately... more »
  • Atlanta, Santa Clara, New Orleans to host college title game

    November 4, 2015 2:32 PM

    Atlanta, Santa Clara, California, and New Orleans have been selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games from a group of nine cities/regions that were vying for the event. Atlanta will be the site of the championship game scheduled for January 2018. Santa Clara will host the January... more »
  • Bucs beat Falcons 23-20 in overtime after blowing big lead

    November 1, 2015 5:05 PM

    ATLANTA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bounced back after blowing a 17-point lead, getting a 31-yard field goal from Connor Barth in overtime to beat the mistake-prone Atlanta Falcons 23-20 on Sunday. Matt Ryan tied the game for the Falcons (6-2) on an 8-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones with... more »
  • Mistakenly released prisoner brought back to Louisiana

    October 7, 2015 11:33 AM

    ANGOLA - Authorities say an inmate mistakenly released from prison and recaptured in Georgia was brought back to the Louisiana State Penitentiary late Tuesday night. Benjuiel Johnson arrived shortly after 11:30 p.m. to resume serving his 2013 sentence for manslaughter after he waived extradition in a hearing last Saturday.... more »
  • Mistakenly released killer arrested in Georgia

    October 2, 2015 1:52 AM

    ATLANTA- Authorities have captured an inmate that was mistakenly let out of a jail earlier this week in Louisiana. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Benjuiel Johnson, 32, just after midnight Friday morning at a motel just outside of Atlanta. Authorities in Georgia said a Gwinett County deputy assigned to... more »
  • SEC championship remains in Atlanta at least through 2026

    September 8, 2015 11:53 AM

    ATLANTA - The Southeastern Conference football championship game is staying in Atlanta for at least a dozen more years. The league announced a new 10-year agreement to play the game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a $1.4 billion retractable-roof facility under construction next door to the Georgia Dome. The new stadium... more »
  • New project at Atlanta museum focuses on LGBT civil rights

    September 2, 2015 2:19 PM

    ATLANTA - Leaders of an Atlanta museum want the space focused on modern and historic civil rights to contribute to a national push to ensure LGBT rights, particularly in southern states. Wednesday marks the formal launch of the LGBT Institute, housed at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The... more »
  • Investigators: Georgia officer likely shot by other officers

    September 1, 2015 10:57 AM

    ATLANTA- Investigators say police officers who arrived at the wrong metro Atlanta home for a report of suspicious activity shot the man who lives there and "likely" shot one of their own, leaving him seriously wounded. Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said DeKalb County police received a report of a... more »
  • New Orleans mayor visiting cities Katrina evacuees fled to

    August 19, 2015 9:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is visiting Atlanta and Houston to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Landrieu's office says the trips are being made to thank those cities for welcoming evacuees from the 2005 storm. He'll also be encouraging those who stayed to return to... more »
  • Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, revealed by recent surgery

    August 12, 2015 4:40 PM

    ATLANTA - Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, says "Our thoughts and prayers go out to President Carter." Lichtenfeld says, "There's a lot we don't know," but the first task likely will be determining where the cancer originated, as that can help determine... more »
  • Mother found near bus station holding dead 2-year-old girl

    July 21, 2015 1:50 PM

    ATLANTA - Police say a young mother who arrived in Atlanta on a bus with her 2-year-old daughter was found weeping near the bus station, holding her toddler who was later pronounced dead. Authorities say the child and her 19-year-old mother were traveling from Greenville, South Carolina, to New Orleans,... more »
  • Atlanta man surrenders in shooting of Lil Wayne's tour bus

    June 2, 2015 4:44 PM

    ATLANTA- Police in suburban Atlanta say a man accused of shooting at rapper Lil Wayne's tour bus has surrendered and is being held without bond. Cobb County police spokeswoman Alicia Chilton says Jimmy Carlton Winfrey of Atlanta is being held in connection with the shooting on March 26. County sheriff's... more »
  • Sperm bank sued over donor

    April 29, 2015 8:55 PM

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA- A sperm bank says a lawsuit which accuses it of misrepresenting a donor is baseless and it has no control over information provided by the man. Xytex Corp. was sued by Angela Collins and Margret Hanson who claim sperm bank employees talked up the donor, saying he... more »
  • Couple sues sperm bank after incorrect donor details emerge

    April 19, 2015 2:58 PM

    ATLANTA - A Canadian couple has sued a Georgia-based sperm bank saying the anonymous donor whose sperm they used to conceive a child was misrepresented to them. Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson filed the lawsuit last month in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta. They say sperm bank employees... more »
  • Life sentence for man for making boy hold paint buckets

    February 28, 2015 4:41 PM

    ATLANTA - Prosecutors say a suburban Atlanta man who forced a boy to hold paint buckets outdoors for hours as punishment on a hot June day has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 50 years. The Fulton County District Attorney's Office says 32-year-old Omar Pitts of College Park pleaded... more »
  • Falcons' new coach Quinn still dealing with Super Bowl pain

    February 4, 2015 8:57 AM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - Dan Quinn is still trying to sort out the end of the Super Bowl, even in his first days as coach of the Atlanta Falcons. "It was emotional at the end," the Seahawks former defensive coordinator said Tuesday, two days after Seattle's 28-24 Super Bowl loss... more »
  • Pelicans snap Hawks' 19-game winning streak, 115-100

    February 3, 2015 2:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Atlanta Hawks' franchise-record 19-game winning streak was snapped Monday night in a 115-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 13 rebounds to help New Orleans win for the sixth time in seven games, a stint which includes victories over several... more »
  • Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive

    January 31, 2015 1:56 PM

    ATLANTA - The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub and taken to an Atlanta-area hospital. Bobbi Kristina Brown was discovered Saturday morning by her husband and a friend. A spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department, Officer Lisa Holland, said Brown was given... more »
  • Faith, community leaders gather in Atlanta to celebrate MLK

    January 19, 2015 1:44 PM

    ATLANTA - Faith, community and political leaders are gathered at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The 47th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service is underway at the slain civil rights icon's spiritual home. Calling the gathered... more »
  • 2 shot in movie theater in Midtown Atlanta

    December 24, 2014 2:06 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - Atlanta police are investigating a shooting inside a movie theater in the city's Midtown neighborhood that left two people hospitalized in stable condition. Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee said in an email that a group of people were attending a movie release party at the Midtown Art... more »
  • Saints fall to Falcons 30-14, eliminated from postseason contention

    December 21, 2014 12:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Matt Ryan completed 30 of 40 passed for 322 yards and a touchdown, and Devonta... more »
  • Lacy, Packers hold off Falcons rally for 43-37 win

    December 9, 2014 4:20 AM

    GREEN BAY, WI - Eddie Lacy ran for a touchdown and caught one of Aaron Rodgers' three TD passes, and the Green Bay Packers built a 24-point lead before holding off the Atlanta Falcons for a 43-37 victory Monday night. The Packers (10-3) earned their fifth consecutive victory to stay... more »
  • Woman attacked by neighbor's pet lynx in Atlanta

    December 2, 2014 2:47 PM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a woman was attacked by her neighbor's pet Siberian lynx and has been hospitalized. Spokesman Greg Lyon says officers were called to a home in the affluent Buckhead neighborhood after a woman said her friend had been attacked by the large cat Tuesday afternoon. Police... more »
  • Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

    October 23, 2014 9:17 AM

    BAGSHOT, England - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday... more »
  • Ebola-stricken nurse being transferred

    October 15, 2014 2:12 PM

    DALLAS - A Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola is being transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. An ambulance with a crew clad in hazardous-material suits arrived at the hospital Wednesday afternoon and left for Dallas Love Field. There, aerial video showed the crew leading a person in a yellow... more »
  • Ebola screening starts Thursday at 4 US airports

    October 14, 2014 12:54 PM

    NEWARK, NJ - Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday. Federal health officials say the entry screenings add another layer of protection to halt the spread of the Ebola virus that has... more »
  • Rice cooker prompts airport terminal closure

    September 15, 2014 2:37 PM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a disassembled rice cooker prompted a partial terminal closure and investigation at the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie has said the departure area of the international terminal was cordoned off while police and the FBI investigated Monday afternoon. Passengers were temporarily... more »
  • Another US citizen with Ebola to be treated in Atlanta Play Video

    September 9, 2014 2:06 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient. Emory University Hospital said in a news release that a person who had contracted the disease was expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday. The hospital said the patient would be treated in its isolation... more »
  • 4th Ebola patient to be flown to US for care

    September 8, 2014 4:33 PM

    ATLANTA - An Atlanta hospital says a patient infected with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to its isolation unit for treatment. Emory University Hospital says the patient is expected to arrive Tuesday morning. Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson says the patient would be flown into Dobbins... more »
  • Ryan, Bryant lead Falcons past Saints 37-34 in OT

    September 7, 2014 3:42 PM

    ATLANTA - Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yarder field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints. In another thriller between the NFC South rivals Sunday, Matt Ryan threw for a franchise-record 448... more »
  • Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves

    September 2, 2014 8:46 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - The biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter. That was enough, even though it meant giving up a chance at reaching one of baseball's most special personal milestones.... more »
  • Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

    August 21, 2014 5:12 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge. Meanwhile, Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, who one of the aid workers had been working for, says Dr. Kent Brantly... more »
  • Aid group: American with Ebola weak but improving

    August 5, 2014 11:12 AM

    ATLANTA - The husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement. The president of the aid group SIM USA said Tuesday that Nancy Writebol's husband described the woman as progressing. Bruce Johnson says he spoke with David... more »
  • Experts seek to reassure Americans about Ebola risk

    August 3, 2014 10:58 AM

    ATLANTA - The Ebola virus has killed more than 700 people in Africa and health officials say it could have catastrophic consequences if allowed to spread. So why would anyone allow infected Americans to come to Atlanta? The answer, experts say, is because Emory University Hospital, with its super-secure isolation... more »
  • 2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    August 1, 2014 3:09 PM

    ATLANTA - Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital. Dr. Bruce Ribner said Friday the patients will receive care at Emory University Hospital. Ribner said he had no personal safety concerns over treating the patients... more »
  • Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta leadership roles

    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 »
  • Investigators: Dad intentionally left son in hot car

    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 »
  • New Orleans among cheapest vacation spots Play Video

    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 »
  • Falcons sign return specialist Devin Hester

    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 »
  • Ga. concert hall to be inspected after evacuation

    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 »
  • Falcons trying to come to terms with dismal season

    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 »
  • Mayor: Turner Field to be demolished in 2017

    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 »
  • Braves to build stadium that opens in 2017

    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 »
  • Saints extend lead to 23-17

    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 »
  • Saints trade scores in third quarter, ahead 20-17

    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 »
  • Saints go to halftime ahead 13-10

    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 »
  • Saints score in 2nd Quarter, shave deficit to 10-3

    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 »
  • Falcons push lead to 10

    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 »
  • Falcons strike first

    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 »
  • Firefighters hurt battling fire at Atlanta airport

    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 »
  • Saints bring fresh faces into Week 1 vs. Atlanta

    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 »
  • Falcons cut 3 more to get to 75-player limit

    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 »
  • School employee helped avert tragedy in standoff

    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 »
  • Umenyiora changes number at parent's request

    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 »
  • Elementary kids at high school day after Ga. gunfire

    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 »
  • Official: Ga. school suspect had assault rifle

    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 »
  • Braves, Tigers try to extend streaks

    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 »
  • Atlanta radio hosts fired for mocking former Saint

    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 »
  • 18 hurt in shuttle bus crash near Atlanta airport

    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 »
  • Saints host Atlanta to kick off 2013 season

    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 »
  • Atlanta school cheating suspects to surrender

    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 »
  • Michigan-made Final Four floor heading to Atlanta

    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 »
  • Ga. authorities investigating KKK fliers

    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 »
  • CDC says data shows worsening flu season

    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 »

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