Tag Archives: Atlanta

Atlanta Declares Emergency Over Water Main Break

Atlanta’s NBC affiliate reports: Thousands across Atlanta are still dealing with the fallout from several key water main breaks, which led to a boil water advisory for much of the city. Crews are still working Monday to help get water services back up and running. Over the weekend, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens declared the City under a state of emergency …

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Ex-GA Cop Claims Voices Told To Him To Kill Lyft Driver Because He Was Being Kidnapped Into “Gay Fraternity”

Atlanta First News reports: A former Atlanta Police officer accused of murdering a Lyft driver claimed he was hearing voices and thought he was being kidnapped during the ride before the shooting, according to Union City police. Police said Koby Minor is accused of shooting and killing Reginald Folks, 35, Wednesday after Folks dropped Minor off at his home. According …

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Cultist Who Rammed FBI Gate Posted QAnon Memes

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Officials have identified a man accused of trying to breach the gate at the FBI’s Atlanta headquarters Monday as 48-year-old Ervin Lee Bolling of South Carolina. Publicly available records show that Bolling lives in Easley, South Carolina, a town just outside Greenville. He works as an insurance broker at Bankers Life, where he has been employed …

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SUV Rams Entrance To FBI’s Atlanta Headquarters

Atlanta News First reports: A person rammed into the front gate at the FBI Atlanta headquarters Monday afternoon. Officials say it happened just after noon off Flowers Road. He was taken into custody by the DeKalb County Police Department. The FBI said they could not provide any further details about what led this person to do this, but said there …

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Woman Attempts To Torch MLK’s Atlanta Birth Home

The New York Times reports: Bystanders stopped a 26-year-old woman from setting fire to the home where Martin Luther King Jr. was born after she poured gasoline on it, the authorities said. Two visitors from Utah interrupted the woman as she was pouring gasoline on the porch and on the door of the home, Darin Schierbaum, the Atlanta police chief, …

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Rosalynn Carter To Lie In Repose At Atlanta Library

Atlanta’s Fox affiliate reports: Rosalynn Carter is making her final journey to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta on Monday as her family and the nation begin three days of memorials for the former first lady. The Georgia native and global humanitarian died on Nov. 19 at the age of 96. After brief ceremonies in the Carters’ native Sumter …

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11 Hospitalized After Severe Turbulence Over Atlanta

Atlanta’s NBC affiliate reports: Eleven people were hospitalized after a Delta flight landed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the airline said. A flight from Milan, Italy to Atlanta “experienced severe turbulence” just before landing in Atlanta. According to records on FlightAware, the flight landed just before 7 p.m. Tuesday. Delta said the plane had 151 passengers and 14 crew aboard …

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Atlanta Mass Shooter On The Loose, Multiple Injuries

Atlanta’s ABC affiliate reports: Atlanta police said multiple people have been injured in an active shooter situation on West Peachtree Street Wednesday afternoon. The shooter is still on the loose. Channel 2′s Michael Seiden was at the scene, where he saw what looked like hundreds of heavily-armed officers outside 1100 West Peachtree Street Northwest, which is a Northside Hospital facility. …

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Nazis Leave Anti-Trans Flyers At Atlanta Homes [VIDEO]

Atlanta’s Fox affiliate reports: Residents in some Atlanta neighborhoods are expressing concern and outrage after waking up to antisemitic and transphobic flyers left for residents. The Atlanta Police Department says their Homeland Security Unit is investigating the incident, but they are not aware of any criminal-related acts directly associated with the flyers. The flyers claim six Jewish individuals are behind …

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Georgia Senate Blocks Attempt To Break Apart Atlanta

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Georgia Senate put down a pro-Buckhead City rebellion, rejecting legislation Thursday that would have allowed a vote on whether the north Atlanta neighborhood could secede from the rest of the city. It was a disappointment for the supporters of the breakaway movement, which won an incremental victory earlier this week when a tandem of proposals …

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Southern Dems Press Biden For Atlanta Convention

NBC News reports: Atlanta is one of the three finalists to host the convention, along with New York City and Chicago. Houston was also in the running until recently; its mayor has now joined Atlanta’s bid, adding his name to the letter. The letter, sent Monday to Biden and Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison, is signed by more than …

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2024 Dem Convention Finalists: NYC, Atlanta, Chicago

The New York Times reports: The battle over where Democrats should host their presidential convention in 2024 has been unfolding for months in some of the country’s largest Democratic-run cities. It is at once an opaque insider’s game and a spirited debate over Democratic messaging and symbolism, shaped by regional rivalries, whispered disparagement of competitors and high-powered public jockeying. Atlanta, …

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Woman Sprays ATL Staff, Cops With Fire Extinguisher

Atlanta’s ABC affiliate reports: A woman was arrested Tuesday after police said she assaulted officers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and sprayed people with a fire extinguisher. At around 9:34 p.m., officers responded to concourse D at the airport in reference to a suspicious woman attempting to open secured doors inside the concourse. When officers arrived, airport security notified them …

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Man Charged With Terror Threat Against GA Gay Bar

Atlanta’s Fox affiliate reports: Atlanta Police Department Homeland Security detectives said Atlanta resident Chase Staub posted a series of threats in videos on his Instagram story holding a weapon with cryptic and messages threatening patrons of The Heretic written on sticky notes last week. Police said employees at The Heretic called officers after they saw the video with the threatening …

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Atlanta Music Festival Canceled Over Open Carry Law

Billboard Magazine reports: The long-running Music Midtown festival at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, scheduled for Sept. 17-18 with headliners My Chemical Romance, Future, Jack White and Fallout Boy, has been called off. The likely cause, industry sources tell Billboard, are recent changes to Georgia gun laws that prevent the festival from banning guns on to the publicly owned festival grounds. …

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GA School’s New Logo Reminds People Of Something

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Cobb County School District said Tuesday it’s halted the rollout of a new logo for an elementary school after parents pointed out similarities to Nazi iconography. The logo for East Side Elementary in Marietta depicted an eagle, the school’s mascot, over the initials ES. The Nazi eagle, which was developed in the 1920s and later …

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Atlanta Will Bid To Host 2024 Democratic Convention

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said Friday that Georgia’s capital city would compete to host the 2024 Democratic nominating convention, which would give one of the nation’s premier battleground states an even more prominent role in the next race for the White House. Dickens told Democrats at the state party’s annual gala that Atlanta is well-positioned to …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Man Punches Southwest Gate Agent

The Independent reports: A man who was allegedly seen in a viral video punching a Southwest Airlines employee after being removed from a flight has been charged with battery. Courney Drummond was arrested on Tuesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. His charges include simple battery, battery, and obstruction, according to law enforcement. Police have said that Mr Drummond was removed …

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Ranting Woman Arrested At ATL To Cheers, Laughter

The Boarding Group reports: A woman was arrested at the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport on Friday at gate C55, where a Delta Airlines flight destined for Columbia, South Carolina, was set to depart. At one point, according to the man recording the video, she is alleged to have called a security guard the n-word. The man recording the video …

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GA GOP Kills Wealthy Homocon’s Bid To Split Atlanta

Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports: Buckhead will not become its own city this year. Georgia’s Speaker of the House, David Ralston, basically killed the bill in the legislature Friday. Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan came down officially against Buckhead cityhood. Ralston said Friday, if the Senate won’t take it up, there’s nothing the House can do. Just two weeks ago, Bill …

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