Tag Archives: Atlanta

John Lewis’s Motorcade Stops At Atlanta’s Rainbow Crosswalks In Tribute To His Support For LGBTQ Rights

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: The late Rep. John Lewis arrived back home in Atlanta today, following four days of tributes and services that have taken the congressman and Civil Rights hero back to his native Alabama and then to Washington, D.C. As he did at the Alabama and U.S. capitols, Lewis will lie in state at the Georgia State …

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms Tests Positive For COVID

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms revealed moments ago on Twitter that she has tested positive for coronavirus. Current Georgia stats: Cases: 95,516 (+2,216 in 24 hours) Georgia has reported 2,000 or more new cases in seven of the last eight days. McClatchy measures new cases by subtracting the total number of infections reported at 3 p.m. from the total number of …

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Atlanta Former Cop Charged With Murder Of Black Man

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced that warrants have been issued in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks. Now former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe will be charged with felony murder, among the 11 charges filed. He faces up to life in prison or the death penalty if convicted. Howard said Rolfe kicked Brooks …

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Atlanta Police Chief Steps Down After Fatal Shooting

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields has resigned following the death of a black man at the hands of an Atlanta police officer last night. Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot and killed after a confrontation with police outside an Atlanta Wendy’s. Video released by the GBI appears to show Brooks …

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Atlanta Mayor: I Can’t Protect My Own Son From Cops

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms writes: I frantically screamed into the phone to my teenage son: “Lance, WHERE ARE YOU?!” Social media posts were swirling that protests were being planned in Atlanta in response to the death of George Floyd, a black Minnesotan, while a police officer knelt on his neck. Although as mayor, the chief of police reports to me, …

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Two Atlanta Cops Fired After Violent Arrest [VIDEO]

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: Two Atlanta police officers who tased and pulled two Atlanta University Center students from a car on Saturday night have been terminated. Three other officers were placed on desk duty pending further investigation. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made the announcement during a press conference late on Sunday. CBS46 cameras were rolling as Messiah Young, 22, …

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Atlanta Mayor Warns Protesters To Get COVID Tests, Says Trump Should Stop Talking: He’s Making It Worse

CBS News reports: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appealed to President Trump on Sunday to “just stop talking” after demonstrators descended on dozens of U.S. cities Saturday for the fifth day to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and clashes became more violent as day turned to night. “There are times where you should just stop, and this …

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Atlanta Erupts In Protests, Fires, And Looting [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Spasms of violence shook Atlanta overnight Friday as a peaceful march against police violence transformed into chaos that left parts of the city in flames and shops and restaurants ransacked by looters. Gov. Brian Kemp announced early Saturday that he’d deployed the National Guard to restore calm. Rioters burned police cars and smashed their way into …

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Georgia Senate In Self-Quarantine After Positive Test

Axios reports: All Georgia state Senate members and employees have been “asked to self-quarantine” for 14 days after a senator tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the legislature confirmed in a statement late Wednesday. Sen. Brandon Beach said he was tested Saturday after seeking medical attention for a cough and mild fever, per AJC.com. He turned up to vote Monday …

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Trump To Visit Atlanta CDC HQ For Virus Briefing

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: President Donald Trump is set to visit the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday as he tries to calm growing fears about the coronavirus outbreak. The trip was scheduled a day after health officials confirmed the first death in the U.S. from the coronavirus, leading the president to issue new restrictions on foreign …

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Armored Truck Spill Spawns Cash Grab On Interstate

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Weird things have spilled on Atlanta interstates before — foam tomahawks, produce and a whole mess of livestock, to name a few — but no spill has been as lucrative as the one on I-285 Tuesday evening. An armored truck was driving in the westbound lanes near Ashford Dunwoody Road when a side door flew open, …

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Stacey Abrams Named Atlanta Pride Grand Marshal

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will serve as a Grand Marshal in Atlanta’s Gay Pride Parade. In a video posted to her Twitter account, Abrams said it was an honor to be chosen after 50 years of work from the LGBTQ community. “We’ve come a long way on that journey,” Abrams said. “But Americans …

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ATLANTA: Another Bomb Addressed To CNN Found

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: This morning, an Atlanta post office intercepted what was deemed a suspicious package addressed to CNN Center where CNN Atlanta is headquartered. According to a memo today to employees, “all mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened at off-site facilities as of last Wednesday, so this package would NOT have come directly to the …

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ATLANTA: Democrat Stacey Abrams Becomes State’s First Gov Candidate To March In Pride Parade [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Stacey Abrams emerged from her SUV on a busy Midtown Atlanta street corner on Sunday with a declaration to make to the throngs of voters attending the Atlanta Pride Parade, the annual celebration of LGBT rights in the heart of the city. “We’re here because we stand together, because we know that allies do not run …

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Havoc Continues With Thousands Of Canceled Flights

The Washington Post reports: Flight cancellations are now in the thousands following Irma’s destructive path over the weekend, and more air traffic disruptions await as now tropical storm Irma treks toward Atlanta, home of the world’s busiest airport. Delta Air Lines, said Monday that it has canceled about 900 flights, more than a third from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. The airline, …

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Secret Service Bans Guns From Trump’s NRA Speech

Raw Story reports: Members of the National Rifle Association attending President Donald Trump’s Friday speech can expect to have their rights infringed upon. According to CNN’s Kevin Liptak, members will not be able to pack heat when the president speaks at the National Rifle Association Convention in Atlanta on Friday. From @kevinliptak: Secret Service says attendees at President Trump’s speech …

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Atlanta’s Busiest Interstate Collapses In Fire [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A massive fire caused a bridge to collapse Thursday night on Interstate 85 in Atlanta, one of the busiest stretches of roadway in America, backing up rush hour traffic for several miles and creating what the mayor called a long-term “transportation crisis.” The huge fire was reported at 6:21 p.m. ET underneath the bridge on the northbound …

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ATLANTA: Megachurch Pastor Eddie Long Dies At 63, Was Sued By Four Male Teenagers For Sexual Coercion

USA Today reports: Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, died Sunday morning. In a statement, the church confirmed Long’s death from cancer-related causes. “I am confident through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place,” said Long’s wife, Vanessa. “Although his transition leaves a void for those of us …

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GEORGIA: Homeland Security Questions Atlanta Man For Threatening To Make Local Bars “The Next Orlando”

The Georgia Voice reports: The Atlanta Police Department confirmed they are investigating a gay Atlanta man who tweeted that he would make two local gay bars “the next Orlando.” The incident follows the early Sunday morning shooting at Orlando LGBT nightclub Pulse that left 50 dead and 53 injured. Brett Edgerton, going by the handle @BrettTEdgerton, tweeted the following: “TEN …

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Atlanta Joins North Carolina Travel Ban

This one is especially noteworthy considering that Georgia nearly got its own anti-LGBT hate law. From Atlanta’s ABC affiliate: Atlanta’s mayor has issued a travel ban to North Carolina. This comes after controversy over a nondiscrimination bill that some believe allows for discrimination. Mayor Kasim Reed’s office issued the following statement Monday: “As a result of Governor Pat McCrory’s decision …

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