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Atlanta weather | Christmas Day to see sunnier skies
Traffic backs up along I-285 northbound, right, when a large puddle of water impeded motorists during the morning rush hour near Northlake Parkway after more than two inches of rain fell across the metro area Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. DAVID TULIS / AJC SPECIAL

Updated: 8:47 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

While there won’t be a white Christmas for those in metro Atlanta, Thursday morning’s temperatures may feel like Christmas. Residents can expect to wake up to temperatures in the upper 30s, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said. As the day goes on, those temps will increase, eventually reaching ...
CDC technician may have been exposed to Ebola
In October, CDC Director Tom Frieden addressed the media about Ebola developments during a briefing at CDC headquarters in Atlanta. On Wednesday, in response to yet another mistake at a CDC lab, Frieden said in a statement: “I am troubled by this incident in our Ebola research laboratory in Atlanta.” (David Tulis / AJC Special)

8:36 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

A lab mistake may have exposed a technician to Ebola at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials said Wednesday. The technician was potentially exposed Monday after a sample containing the virus was mistakenly transferred to a less secure lab, where the technician worked on it without wearing ...
Atlanta Traffic from the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center

Updated: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Major Interstate Incidents:  Drive Safely! Major Highway and Surface Street Incidents:  Listen to News 95-5/AM750 WSB for live updates around the clock. Ongoing Construction and Other Closures: Douglas Co.: Highway 92 relocation...Streets closed include Dorsett St., Green St., Cone St., the Brown St. railroad crossing, and Hospital Drive North. Fulton ...
Insurance company says it is not liable for acts of “serial pervert”

4:22 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

A major insurance company is contending in a lawsuit that dental offices who hired a man whom prosecutors called a “serial pervert” should be liable for his actions. Or at least some other insurance policy should be liable. Hartford Underwriters Insurance Co. says in a lawsuit filed Monday it should ...
In the (St.) Nick of time: Soldiers come home just before Christmas
Damion Roman, a sergeant in the Georgia Army National Guard, is home in time for Christmas. His deployment ended early. He rejoined his family on Tuesday at a ceremony in Toccoa. Now, back home, he was in the kitchen on this Christmas Eve, doing something dad has traditionally done: He’ll be making dumplings. He’s shown with his wife, Stacey, and their 9-year-old twins, Nathaniel and Anaya in their Stone Mountain home. KENT D. JOHNSON / KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

1:57 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

The finest present ever appeared on Stacey Roman’s plate, a golden, hot reminder that her husband is home — home! — from his duties as a soldier. And, according to Roman family tradition, dad cooks dumplings for breakfast. That’s where Damion Roman was Wednesday: at the stove, with wife and ...
Fulton dismisses malice murder charge, grants bond to man in gunfight
Leonard Knight/Fulton County Jail

1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

An Atlanta man was still in the Fulton County jail Wednesday despite a judge dismissing the main murder charge against him and setting a bond after an extensive hearing.Atlanta police charged Leonard Knight, 37, with murder following a gunfight in southeast Atlanta that left him wounded and another man dead. ...
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