Lauren Foreman

Lauren Foreman covers breaking news and weather for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is a convergence journalism graduate of the University of Missouri and has been a reporter for about five years.

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Motorcyclist hit, killed trying to avoid accident in Snellville
 A motorcyclist was hit and killed trying to avoid an accident in Gwinnett County, according to police. The crash killed Peter Castro, 35, of Cumming, just before 11:20 p.m. Monday on Scenic Highway near Dogwood Road, Snellville police Chief Roy Whitehead said. Castro was heading north when a 2010 Toyota Camry driven by Caroline Atkins, 47...

Posted: 12 hours ago

A motorcyclist was hit and killed trying to avoid an accident in Gwinnett County, according to police. The crash killed Peter Castro, 35, of Cumming, just before 11:20 p.m. Monday on Scenic Highway near Dogwood Road, Snellville police Chief Roy Whitehead said. Castro was heading north when a 2010 Toyota Camry driven by Caroline Atkins, 47...
Cool now, but warm weather to return
 Today: Clearing and breezy. High: 56 Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 46 Tomorrow: Sunny. High: 53 Winds have brought temperatures in the 40s.  With 10 mph winds, Atlanta is currently at 46 degrees, but feels like 41, according to Channel 2 Action News.  Atlanta reached its high of 63 degrees at 2 a.m., Channel 2 Chief meteorologist...

Posted: 16 hours ago

Today: Clearing and breezy. High: 56 Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 46 Tomorrow: Sunny. High: 53 Winds have brought temperatures in the 40s.  With 10 mph winds, Atlanta is currently at 46 degrees, but feels like 41, according to Channel 2 Action News.  Atlanta reached its high of 63 degrees at 2 a.m., Channel 2 Chief meteorologist...
Drugs, guns found after deadly crash on I-20 East
 One person was killed and six  were injured in a crash that blocked I-20 East before the Downtown Connector for more than 4½ hours Tuesday morning. Authorities responded to the multi-vehicle collision about 3:30 a.m., where a large bag of marijuana and two guns were recovered, Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah told The Atlanta...

Posted: 18 hours ago

One person was killed and six were injured in a crash that blocked I-20 East before the Downtown Connector for more than 4½ hours Tuesday morning. Authorities responded to the multi-vehicle collision about 3:30 a.m., where a large bag of marijuana and two guns were recovered, Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah told The Atlanta...
Cops: Atlanta police officer said girlfriend shot herself with his gun
 The girlfriend of an Atlanta police officer was found shot inside their home Monday, DeKalb County police said. While the officer was home at the time of the shooting, “detectives interviewed the officer and are investigating the case as an attempted suicide," DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said Tuesday. The officer&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

The girlfriend of an Atlanta police officer was found shot inside their home Monday, DeKalb County police said. While the officer was home at the time of the shooting, “detectives interviewed the officer and are investigating the case as an attempted suicide," DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said Tuesday. The officer&rsquo...
GSU soccer player withdraws from school after backlash over racial epithet
 A Georgia State University soccer player who was suspended from the team after she used a racial epithet on social media has withdrawn from the school, officials said. Some students had called for the expulsion of 18-year-old freshman defender Natalia Martinez after the epithet appeared on her Finsta page, a secret version of Instagram...

Posted: a day ago

A Georgia State University soccer player who was suspended from the team after she used a racial epithet on social media has withdrawn from the school, officials said. Some students had called for the expulsion of 18-year-old freshman defender Natalia Martinez after the epithet appeared on her Finsta page, a secret version of Instagram...
Woman shot, killed by husband, authorities say
 A woman has died after her husband shot her Sunday near Conyers, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a home on Habersham Way about 11:55 a.m., and Lisa LaShawn Samuel Bell’s husband opened fire on them, according to authorities. Three children, ages 7, 10 and 17, were at the...

Posted: a day ago

A woman has died after her husband shot her Sunday near Conyers, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a home on Habersham Way about 11:55 a.m., and Lisa LaShawn Samuel Bell’s husband opened fire on them, according to authorities. Three children, ages 7, 10 and 17, were at the...
Man accused of walking into hotel with guns, opening fire
 A Henry County hotel was evacuated Monday after a man walked in carrying at least one gun, opened fire and shot out the lobby door, police said. No  guests or employees of the Home2 Suites by Hilton were injured, but the suspect, identified as Shermaine Jernine Perkins, was carried out of the Mill Road hotel on a stretcher after reporting...

Posted: a day ago

A Henry County hotel was evacuated Monday after a man walked in carrying at least one gun, opened fire and shot out the lobby door, police said. No guests or employees of the Home2 Suites by Hilton were injured, but the suspect, identified as Shermaine Jernine Perkins, was carried out of the Mill Road hotel on a stretcher after reporting...
Temps in the 50s the rest of the week 
 Today: Showers. High: 66 Tonight: More rain. Low: 47 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 57 Now that showers have moved out of Atlanta, don’t expect them to return just yet.  Clear, sunny skies with highs in the 50s are forecast the rest of this week, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Scattered showers that covered parts...

Posted: 2 days ago

Today: Showers. High: 66 Tonight: More rain. Low: 47 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 57 Now that showers have moved out of Atlanta, don’t expect them to return just yet.  Clear, sunny skies with highs in the 50s are forecast the rest of this week, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Scattered showers that covered parts...
Hiker found alive about 10 hours after he got lost in Cherokee park
 A hiker was found alive early Monday, about 10 hours after he went missing in a Cherokee County park, Canton police said. Brendan Dowling, 41, of Kennesaw, was walking on the trails behind Boling Park in Canton when he called 911 about 6:30 p.m. Sunday and said he was lost, according to police. His cellphone battery died during the call,...

Posted: a day ago

A hiker was found alive early Monday, about 10 hours after he went missing in a Cherokee County park, Canton police said. Brendan Dowling, 41, of Kennesaw, was walking on the trails behind Boling Park in Canton when he called 911 about 6:30 p.m. Sunday and said he was lost, according to police. His cellphone battery died during the call,...
2 teens arrested after SUV stolen, children dumped along freezing roads 
 Days after an SUV was stolen from a gas station and two children inside the vehicle were dumped on major roadways in frigid temperatures, authorities have arrested two teenagers and say there may be additional arrests. The break in the case came when investigators tracked an iPad and an iPhone stolen Wednesday from the SUV to the southwest...

Posted: 4 days ago

Days after an SUV was stolen from a gas station and two children inside the vehicle were dumped on major roadways in frigid temperatures, authorities have arrested two teenagers and say there may be additional arrests. The break in the case came when investigators tracked an iPad and an iPhone stolen Wednesday from the SUV to the southwest...
Black ice to blame for crash that injured Fulton County police officer
 Black ice is to blame for a crash that sent a Fulton County police officer and another driver to the hospital, authorities said. The crash happened about 1 a.m. Friday on Old National Highway and Pleasant Hill Road, according to Fulton police Cpl. Partrena Smith. The officer may have a broken arm and the other driver may have a head injury...

Posted: 4 days ago

Black ice is to blame for a crash that sent a Fulton County police officer and another driver to the hospital, authorities said. The crash happened about 1 a.m. Friday on Old National Highway and Pleasant Hill Road, according to Fulton police Cpl. Partrena Smith. The officer may have a broken arm and the other driver may have a head injury...