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Atlanta Traffic from the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center

Updated: 11:47 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Major Interstate Incidents: Douglas Co.: Paving...I-20/wb between Hwy. 5 and Liberty Rd. 2 right lanes blocked until 4:00 p.m. Expect delays. Clayton Co.: Construction...I-675/sb past Hwy. 42 right lane blocked until 4:00 p.m. Expect delays. Fulton Co.: Construction...GA400/nb at Lenox Rd. right lane blocked until 4:00 p.m. Fulton Co.: Construction...I-85/nb ...

Atlanta court clerk accused of pocketing $81K

11:13 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A plea hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday for former Atlanta Municipal Court clerk Airiel Vrejean Wright accused of stealing more than $80,000 in court fines.Wright is expected to enter a guilty plea to theft charges.According to Fulton County prosecutors the theft occurred during a two-year span ending July ...

Fulton school board wants no guns on campuses

10:54 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fulton County school board members don’t want guns on school grounds and are stressing that point to parents and others who visit district campuses.At Tuesday’s board meeting, members discussed two gun bills passed by state lawmakers — House Bill 60 and House Bill 826 — which went into effect July ...

Woman shot during Sandy Springs carjacking

Updated: 9:26 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Sandy Springs woman was shot early Wednesday during an overnight carjacking in a gated Roswell Road apartment community, police said.The incident happened just after midnight in the 6900 block of Roswell Road, Sandy Springs police said in an email.Monique N. Lassiter, 27, was taken to North Fulton Hospital with ...

Big Brother, or at least Mayor Reed, is watching
Crystal Jones, dispatcher with Midtown Blue, a 24/7 security force of off-duty police officers, uses a joystick to change the view of one of the 44 cameras she monitors. File photo. Brant Sanderlin bsanderlin@ajc.com

6:11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Watch out, Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reed has his eyes on you when you step outside. The all-seeing eye in the sky is not exactly Mayor Reed himself, as he stated in a recent interview. Reed said “I,” but he meant “we,” as in “the government.” And whether it is “I” ...

Arrington advances in Fulton

11:54 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Marvin Arrington has won the Democratic nomination for the Fulton County Commission District 5 seat, defeating Brenda Muhammad in Tuesday’s runoff.Muhammad, a former member of the Atlanta Public Schools board, and Arrington, the son of prominent judge and politician, emerged from a five-candidate field in May’s primary voting to make ...

Man falls onto MARTA tracks
A MARTA train headed Southbound at North Avenue station waits for the all clear to keep moving toward Civic Center station Tuesday evening, July 22, 2014.

Updated: 11:08 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A visually impaired man is expected to recover after falling onto MARTA tracks at the Civic Center station Tuesday evening.According to Channel 2 Action News, the 39-year-old man got confused and stepped off the MARTA platform. The man mistook the sound of an arriving southbound train as that of the ...

North Carolina woman’s “selfie” puts face on fraud that bilked Atlantan
The Atlanta Police Department has released this Facebook photo of Tanya Monique Peel, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation.

Updated: 6:29 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An Atlanta man was bilked out of $175,000 when he fell victim to an organized ring that uses identity theft to raid investment and bank accounts, according to Atlanta police.Atlanta Police Detective Ken Stapler said six-figure identity thefts are increasingly common in the metro Atlanta region as professional criminals target ...

North Carolina woman’s “selfie” puts face on fraud that bilked Atlantan

6:01 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An Atlanta man was bilked out of $175,000 when he fell victim to an organized ring that uses identity theft to raid investment and bank accounts, according to Atlanta police. Atlanta Police Detective Ken Stapler said six-figure identity thefts are increasingly common in the metro Atlanta region as professional criminals ...

Marietta allergy lab owner pleads guilty to faking test results

4:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Marietta man pleaded guilty Tuesday to faking allergy test results and sending them to Atlanta doctors, according to a statement from United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. Rahsaan Jackson Garth, 39, opened an allergy laboratory in 2011 named Polaris Allergy Labs, Inc, located in East Point. Doctors sent their ...

Detectives discover new info in Tampa boy’s death

Updated: 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Police Tuesday were still investigating an incident where a 4-year-old boy was killed in traffic in Tampa Sunday night. But recent evidence has changed detectives’ minds about what might have happened, the Tampa Tribune reports.At first, a witness said that Marterrance Albury had fallen out of a moving SUV at ...

Electrical problem will keep Nunn federal building closed all week
A power outage has shut down the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center on Alabama Street. GOOGLE MAPS STREET VIEW

1:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An electrical problem that shut down the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center on Forsyth Street downtown Monday will keep the building closed the rest of the week, a spokeswoman for the General Services Administration said Tuesday. The electrical problem is in a “buss duct” that serves as a conduit to ...

3-D mammograms may reduce callbacks, increase cancer detection
Three-dimensional image. KENT D. JOHNSON / KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

12:08 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nancy Yang dreaded another false alarm on her mammogram.The anxiety. The fear. Would she need a biopsy? Would additional testing show the presence of cancer?Doctors told her it might be equipment related, but that did little to soothe her fears.“That doesn’t mean anything to you,” said the 65-year-old retired dietitian, ...

Fulton school board members to take up gun bills

9:58 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fulton County school board members are expected to discuss two controversial gun bills passed by state lawmakers earlier this year.Both House Bill 60 and House Bill 826, which went into effect July 1, are on the board’s agenda for Tuesday’s meeting at the district’s administrative center in South Fulton.In May, ...

Motorist killed on I-85 ramp in Fairburn identified

9:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The motorist killed in a weekend wreck on a south Fulton County interstate ramp has been identified as Grant Herron, 32, of McDonough. The vehicle Herron was driving ran off the ramp from I-85 southbound to Senoia Road in Fairburn and into a wooded area between the ramp and the ...

Report: Georgia foster care investigations lacking

Updated: 8:37 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014

The state child protection agency has failed to perform adequate investigations into instances of abuse and neglect against foster children in Fulton and DeKalb counties, according to a report released Monday.The report spurred sharp criticism from child welfare advocates who stressed that these children have been wronged again and again. ...

State seeks dismissal of same-sex marriage suit

5:57 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014

Same-sex marriage may one day be the law across America, but that time has not come in Georgia, the state’s attorney general argued Monday in court papers.In its response to a federal lawsuit filed by three gay couples and a widow in April, the state is asking a federal judge ...

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