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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24-year-old woman dies in 11-vehicle pileup in Gainesville
 A woman has died as a result of Monday’s 11-vehicle crash in Gainesville. Nicole Rocafort, 24, of Cumming, died Wednesday from injuries she received in the accident that sent nine people to the hospital, Gainesville police said. Rocafort was stopped at a traffic signal at Queen City Parkway and West Ridge Road when an 18-wheeler heading...

Posted: 8 hours ago

A woman has died as a result of Monday’s 11-vehicle crash in Gainesville. Nicole Rocafort, 24, of Cumming, died Wednesday from injuries she received in the accident that sent nine people to the hospital, Gainesville police said. Rocafort was stopped at a traffic signal at Queen City Parkway and West Ridge Road when an 18-wheeler heading...
WATCH: SUV stolen with toddler inside at Midtown gas station
 Surveillance video at a Midtown gas station captured the moment thieves jumped into a woman’s car with her 1-year-old son inside. The boy is OK, and police arrested one juvenile in the incident, according to an Atlanta police report. But the search is still on for three other people involved in the theft. “It all happened so fast...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Surveillance video at a Midtown gas station captured the moment thieves jumped into a woman’s car with her 1-year-old son inside. The boy is OK, and police arrested one juvenile in the incident, according to an Atlanta police report. But the search is still on for three other people involved in the theft. “It all happened so fast...
Cold front to bring wet, cool weather 
 Today: Sunny. High: 66 Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 42 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 70 Atlanta temperatures have   tumbled to the 50s Friday, following a day in the mid 60s.   Currently, the temperature is 58 degrees. The high was 65. Temps will gradually decrease, but you shouldn’t see 40-degree weather until Saturday...

Posted: 16 hours ago

Today: Sunny. High: 66 Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 42 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 70 Atlanta temperatures have tumbled to the 50s Friday, following a day in the mid 60s.   Currently, the temperature is 58 degrees. The high was 65. Temps will gradually decrease, but you shouldn’t see 40-degree weather until Saturday...
Man killed on his front porch after returning home from security job
 A man was shot and killed on his front porch after returning home from a security job, Gwinnett County police said Friday. George Young, 43, was killed in the incident  on Montauk Hill Drive about midnight, Gwinnett police confirmed. Several family members inside the home at the time heard the gunshots and went outside to check, Gwinnett...

Posted: 17 hours ago

A man was shot and killed on his front porch after returning home from a security job, Gwinnett County police said Friday. George Young, 43, was killed in the incident on Montauk Hill Drive about midnight, Gwinnett police confirmed. Several family members inside the home at the time heard the gunshots and went outside to check, Gwinnett...
Warm temps ahead of cold Thanksgiving week
 Today: Sunny and warm. High: 68 Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 47 Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 66 We’re a week from Thanksgiving, and sunshine should stay around through the weekend.  Atlanta is expected to get two more days of warm temperatures before another cold front causes temps to drop, Channel 2 reported. Currently...

Posted: a day ago

Today: Sunny and warm. High: 68 Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 47 Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 66 We’re a week from Thanksgiving, and sunshine should stay around through the weekend.  Atlanta is expected to get two more days of warm temperatures before another cold front causes temps to drop, Channel 2 reported. Currently...
Fire rips through apartment on land slated for new DeKalb school
 For the second time in recent months, flames ripped through an apartment complex on land slated for a new school in DeKalb County. Though there were no injuries, the blaze destroyed a vacant building in the 3200 block of Shallowford Road early Thursday, DeKalb fire Capt. Angi Eubanks said. But school officials said the fire isn’t expected...

Posted: a day ago

For the second time in recent months, flames ripped through an apartment complex on land slated for a new school in DeKalb County. Though there were no injuries, the blaze destroyed a vacant building in the 3200 block of Shallowford Road early Thursday, DeKalb fire Capt. Angi Eubanks said. But school officials said the fire isn’t expected...
12-year-old girl shot at home while sleeping released from hospital
 A 12-year-old girl hit in the leg when shots were fired into a home in south Fulton County has been released from the hospital. The girl was asleep on the living room couch when the incident happened about 1 a.m. Thursday in the 6000 block of Connell Road, according to a Fulton County police incident report. Her mother was asleep in a back...

Posted: 2 days ago

A 12-year-old girl hit in the leg when shots were fired into a home in south Fulton County has been released from the hospital. The girl was asleep on the living room couch when the incident happened about 1 a.m. Thursday in the 6000 block of Connell Road, according to a Fulton County police incident report. Her mother was asleep in a back...
Pastor will not be charged after shooting teen during alleged burglary
 Police will not charge a Baptist pastor who shot a teenager  accused of breaking into his Cherokee County home Thursday morning, authorities said. Donavan Simmons, 19, of Acworth, was released from the hospital Friday and charged with burglary, making terroristic threats and possession of a Schedule IV drug with intent to distribute, Cherokee...

Posted: a day ago

Police will not charge a Baptist pastor who shot a teenager accused of breaking into his Cherokee County home Thursday morning, authorities said. Donavan Simmons, 19, of Acworth, was released from the hospital Friday and charged with burglary, making terroristic threats and possession of a Schedule IV drug with intent to distribute, Cherokee...
Within 5 hours, 2 people die trying to cross I-20
 About five hours after a man was hit and killed trying to cross I-20 West, another pedestrian was killed on the same interstate, according to Atlanta police. In the later accident, a man died trying to run across both sides of I-20 at Joseph E Lowery Boulevard about midnight Thursday. The man’s name and other details have not been released...

Posted: a day ago

About five hours after a man was hit and killed trying to cross I-20 West, another pedestrian was killed on the same interstate, according to Atlanta police. In the later accident, a man died trying to run across both sides of I-20 at Joseph E Lowery Boulevard about midnight Thursday. The man’s name and other details have not been released...
Arrest made in deadly Underground Atlanta shooting
 An arrest was made in connection with a deadly concert shooting at Underground Atlanta, police said. Jonathan Bautista, 23, was captured in Social Circle on Wednesday, three days after shots rang out at The Masquerade on Lower Alabama Street. Social Circle is about 45 miles east of Atlanta. Details about the arrest were not released, but...

Posted: 2 days ago

An arrest was made in connection with a deadly concert shooting at Underground Atlanta, police said. Jonathan Bautista, 23, was captured in Social Circle on Wednesday, three days after shots rang out at The Masquerade on Lower Alabama Street. Social Circle is about 45 miles east of Atlanta. Details about the arrest were not released, but...
Students relocated to another school after pipe bursts in cafeteria  
 An Atlanta elementary school was evacuated and students were moved to another campus  after a  pipe burst in the cafeteria and knocked out heat in the building, an Atlanta Fire Rescue spokesman said. Firefighters were called to Cleveland Avenue Elementary School after a report of an explosion about 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sgt. Cortez Stafford...

Posted: 2 days ago

An Atlanta elementary school was evacuated and students were moved to another campus after a pipe burst in the cafeteria and knocked out heat in the building, an Atlanta Fire Rescue spokesman said. Firefighters were called to Cleveland Avenue Elementary School after a report of an explosion about 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sgt. Cortez Stafford...