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Kempner: Atlanta cabbies want compensation over Uber rules
Mohamed Hussein, an Atlanta taxi driver who has an economics degree, said he spent $53,000 ona taxi “medallion” that might only be worth about $10,000 now, due to the rise of ride-share services and the city’s approach to regulation. MATT KEMPNER / AJC

6:35 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

Atlanta taxi drivers are trying a funky tactic to survive damage from innovative ride-sharing rivals like Uber and Lyft. They want the state of Georgia to compensate cabbies. They claim they’ve been burned by shifting government regulations that they spent lots of money to abide by. State legislation passed in ...
Families displaced in Buckhead apartment fire

Updated: 4:01 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

More than a dozen families were displaced following a Buckhead apartment fire Saturday.An Atlanta fire spokesman said in an email that as many as 16 families were affected by the blaze, which began around noon at the 771 Lindbergh apartments.One building was affected, Sgt. Cortez Stafford said in an email, ...
Man kidnapped, robbed, shot at 5 times in east Atlanta
A man was beaten and left in east Atlanta covered in blood early Sunday morning.

11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

A man covered in blood sat on an east Atlanta curb about 3 a.m. Sunday waiting for police to arrive.His face, head, hands and arms were bloody when police found him at the intersection of Campbell and Bixby streets, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Donald Hannah said.Police said the man was ...
Fulton County restaurant inspection scores

10:32 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

Fulton County• Bantam & Biddy, 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 77/C• Boogalou Restaurant, 239 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta. 96/A• Seven Lamps, 3400 Around Lenox Road, Atlanta. 81/B• Sonya’s, 4230 Stonewell Tell Road, College Park. 100/A• Wisteria Restaurant, 471 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 88/B
Woman detained after shooting in home leaves man dead
A fatal shooting happened about 9 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Oliver Street in Atlanta. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

10:31 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

Police aren’t sure what happened in a home where a man and a woman apparently fought before a shooting Saturday.The fatal shooting happened about 9 p.m. in the 600 block of Oliver Street in northwest Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News reported.A man in his 50s was shot after an argument ...
Fire breaks out at apartments near MARTA station
A fire broke out at apartments on Lindbergh Drive on Saturday. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Atlanta firefighters are battling a blaze at an apartment complex on Lindbergh Drive near Ga. 400 and I-85, Channel 2 Action News reported. The 771 Lindbergh Apartments are near the Lindbergh MARTA station.— Please return to AJC.com for details.
3 DeKalb restaurants make list of Atlanta's 'wonderfully weird'
Pallookaville Fine Foods in Avondale Estates. 

10:31 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

In you're in search of a unique place for dinner, DeKalb County can oblige. As the raters at Zagat.com put it, "there are still some wonderfully weird places under that hot Georgian sun" — and plenty are in (or very, veryyyy near) DeKalb. The popular restaurant reviews site included three on its ...
Sunday Conversation with Steve Winokur
Veterinarian Steve Winokur, who owns Pharr Road Animal Hospital in Buckhead, is a finalist in a competition to find the vet of the year. CONTRIBUTED

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

When the time came to let her “fur-baby” go, Betsy Daugherty was so grateful that her vet was Dr. Steve Winokur. “He gently guided me through a very dark valley to a place of peace, caring for me as he has always cared for my dogs,” said Daugherty, who has ...
Hapeville officer struck by truck in hit-and-run
Atlanta police are investigating a hit-and-run.

9:43 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

A Hapeville police officer was struck by a black truck along I-20 westbound on Friday, Atlanta police said.The officer, who was off duty, was on his motorcycle at the time of the accident, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Lukasz Sajdak said.“The truck left the location and the off-duty officer is OK,” ...
Casino near Washington, D.C., is MGM’s model for Atlanta resort
The MGM National Harbor resort in Oxon Hill, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C., is seen as a model for what MGM Resorts International could build in Georgia if Las Vegas-style gambling is legalized in the state. The $1.4 billion complex includes a 308-room hotel, 12 eateries, a 125,000-square-foot casino floor, retail and a 3,000-seat theater. The resort opens in December 2016. J. Scott Trubey/strubey@ajc.com

6:25 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

The 23-story hotel at MGM National Harbor towers over the Capital Beltway, the first thing hundreds of thousands of motorists see as they stream across the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge into Maryland.MGM Resorts International has pitched the $1.4 billion complex as a model for what it could build in the ...
Funeral plans set for slain high school football player
Dontavious Montgomery (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

5:38 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Funeral services are set for a Mays High School sophomore football player who was shot inside his home Monday.Services for Marquez Montgomery will be held at noon Monday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta. The viewing will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday ...
THE YEAR OF KATT
Katt Williams (Credit: Gainesville Times)

4:09 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

A look at Atlanta comedian Katt Williams’ brushes with the law in 2016:Feb. 28: Williams and about 15 members of his entourage and security team were accused of physically attacking and stealing cellphones from five women who were visiting Atlanta for the weekend.Feb. 29: Williams was arrested on a misdemeanor ...
Comments sought on city improvements project
Renew Atlanta is looking at a number of upgrades to the corridor.

1:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Renew Atlanta, the $250 million infrastructure bond program for the city of Atlanta, is accepting comment cards about the DeKalb Avenue Corridor Improvements project until Dec. 8. The cards are available at renewatlantabond.com/meetings/.Renew Atlanta has identified several challenges in the corridor, such as reversible lanes, narrow sidewalks and signal timing. ...
Central Atlanta Progress updating downtown master plan
Topics at a public meeting will include Atlanta’s transportation needs. John Spink/AJC

1:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District’s first public meeting to discuss updating the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan starts at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gallery 72, located at 72 Marietta St.CAP/ADID will hold additional meetings over the next 12 months with stakeholders and the public to study data and examine national ...
Firefighters returning home as North Georgia wildfires diminish
Wildfires in North Georgia are diminishing after burning the entire month of November. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

12:52 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Some firefighters returned home Friday as diminishing North Georgia wildfires allowed crews to reduce and reassign resources.Crews fighting the two largest fires in the state are focusing on restoring the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest to its former self, the U.S. Forest Service reported.They were able to shift their focus from containment ...
Philips deal could be first test for Atlanta mayoral candidates
Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood, right, speaks with retiring Atlanta Police Chief Georgia Turner in this 2014 file photo. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

12:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

While Atlanta won’t choose a new mayor until next November, the plan to spend millions in taxpayer dollars to renovate Philips Arena is revealing early differences among those looking to succeed Kasim Reed.The dust-up over Philips Arena is a sign the mayor’s race is finally capturing political oxygen in the ...
Arrest made in Buckhead road rage incident
One of the bullets was found in the man’s trunk. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 11:52 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

The search for a driver who allegedly opened fire on Ga. 400 in Buckhead is over, Atlanta police said.Authorities arrested Tyrell Roach of Stone Mountain on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police spokesman Donald T. Hannah told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution just before 11 a.m. Friday.Roach, 20, ...
City pays $1.8 million for jobs program, ex-contractor prosecuted
The city must pay federal authorities $1.86 million for an Atlanta Workforce Development Agency program that an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation found gave grants to businesses that hired phantom workers and conducted token or non-existent training. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

10:38 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

A former Atlanta contractor faces possible prison time and the city must pay $1.86 million for a jobs program that an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation found gave grants to businesses that hired phantom workers and conducted token or non-existent training.The settlement reached with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Labor was ...
Couple escapes northeast Atlanta house fire
Crews extinguished a blaze that damaged the first floor of a home Friday in northeast Atlanta. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

8:02 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

A couple escaped a fire in northeast Atlanta early Friday that damaged the first floor of their home.The fire started in the living room in the 1700 block of Johnson Road, Atlanta fire Battalion Chief Kevin Roberts said.When crews arrived just after 5 a.m., the blaze could be seen from ...
Bill Torpy at Large: Mayor still using blue lights to run red lights
Channel 2 Action News photographed Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and his security detail using emergency lights to circumvent Atlanta traffic and speed him to appointments around metro Atlanta.

6:33 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

“If I did what he did, I’d be ticketed or behind bars. It’s an abuse of his position." — Melissa Runyan On the morning of Nov. 2, Melissa Runyan was driving south on Peachtree Road, headed to work, when she caught sight of some blue lights behind her. She and ...
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