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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Fire rips through Midtown shopping center
 Businesses are boarded up and a firefighter is recovering from a minor injury after a fire ripped through a Midtown shopping center. Firefighters said they believe the fire started Monday when a dryer got too hot inside Best Cleaners and spread to neighboring businesses at Ansley II on Monroe Drive, according to Channel 2 Action News...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Businesses are boarded up and a firefighter is recovering from a minor injury after a fire ripped through a Midtown shopping center. Firefighters said they believe the fire started Monday when a dryer got too hot inside Best Cleaners and spread to neighboring businesses at Ansley II on Monroe Drive, according to Channel 2 Action News...
Officials: ‘Jealous’ man kidnapped, raped teen after she turned him down
 Andres Castaneda-Guzman had romantically pursued a 15-year-old for weeks.  But when his advances were turned down, Castaneda-Guzman’s “jealous and possessive” ways reached a fever pitch during a party in Texas when he lured her away from a home, traveled to Stockbridge and raped her, according to a criminal complaint...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Andres Castaneda-Guzman had romantically pursued a 15-year-old for weeks.  But when his advances were turned down, Castaneda-Guzman’s “jealous and possessive” ways reached a fever pitch during a party in Texas when he lured her away from a home, traveled to Stockbridge and raped her, according to a criminal complaint...
THE LATEST: Woman hit trying to cross I-85 in DeKalb 
 For at least the sixth time this month, a pedestrian has been hit trying to cross a major metro Atlanta interstate. The latest incident occurred early Tuesday on I-85 North at Shallowford Road in DeKalb County, according to police. “It appears that a woman was struck as she was attempting to cross 85,” DeKalb police spokeswoman ...

Posted: 23 hours ago

For at least the sixth time this month, a pedestrian has been hit trying to cross a major metro Atlanta interstate. The latest incident occurred early Tuesday on I-85 North at Shallowford Road in DeKalb County, according to police. “It appears that a woman was struck as she was attempting to cross 85,” DeKalb police spokeswoman ...
Mild dry night to continue through the week
 Today: Patchy drizzle. High: 64 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 47 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 61 Skies are clear and temperatures are mild heading into Tuesday night.  Currently, the temperature is 60 degrees in Atlanta. The city reached a high of 65.  And expect the nice temperatures to continue through Thanksgiving...

Posted: 12 hours ago

Today: Patchy drizzle. High: 64 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 47 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 61 Skies are clear and temperatures are mild heading into Tuesday night.  Currently, the temperature is 60 degrees in Atlanta. The city reached a high of 65.  And expect the nice temperatures to continue through Thanksgiving...
Deaths of Atlanta rapper, cousin investigated as double homicide
 Days after Alabama officials found the bodies of an Atlanta rapper and his cousin, their deaths are being investigated as a double homicide, an Alabama sheriff said Monday morning. The bodies of Edward Reeves, whose stage name was Bambino Gold, and cousin Kendrick Stokes were found Friday and Saturday in Macon County, Ala. "It's not...

Posted: a day ago

Days after Alabama officials found the bodies of an Atlanta rapper and his cousin, their deaths are being investigated as a double homicide, an Alabama sheriff said Monday morning. The bodies of Edward Reeves, whose stage name was Bambino Gold, and cousin Kendrick Stokes were found Friday and Saturday in Macon County, Ala. "It's not...
4th person arrested in double murder related to 1 of victims, GBI says
 A fourth person has been arrested and is accused of killing his own relative in a shootout last week between more than a half-dozen people in Walton County. Jotavious "Lucky" Fredrick Gunn, 19, turned himself in at the Newton County jail Sunday night, the GBI said. Gunn faces two counts of felony murder and two counts...

Posted: a day ago

A fourth person has been arrested and is accused of killing his own relative in a shootout last week between more than a half-dozen people in Walton County. Jotavious "Lucky" Fredrick Gunn, 19, turned himself in at the Newton County jail Sunday night, the GBI said. Gunn faces two counts of felony murder and two counts...
Clouds thicken, but skies will stay dry in metro Atlanta
 Today: Cold morning. Sunny. High: 60 Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 32 Tomorrow: Patchy drizzle. High: 60 Temperatures are falling in metro Atlanta. Currently, it’s 50 degrees, according to Channel 2 Action News. The city started the day Monday at a low of 32 degrees, but Tuesday morning is expected to be warmer, Channel 2 meteorologist...

Posted: a day ago

Today: Cold morning. Sunny. High: 60 Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 32 Tomorrow: Patchy drizzle. High: 60 Temperatures are falling in metro Atlanta. Currently, it’s 50 degrees, according to Channel 2 Action News. The city started the day Monday at a low of 32 degrees, but Tuesday morning is expected to be warmer, Channel 2 meteorologist...
Arrest made after mother of 5 shot, killed in front of her family
 A Marietta woman is dead and the father of her children is facing charges in connection with her shooting Sunday in front of her family, police said. Justin Cox, a felon, was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Monday on Campbellton Road in Atlanta, Marietta police Officer Chuck McPhilamy said. Cox is accused of shooting 34-year-old Felicia Miller...

Posted: a day ago

A Marietta woman is dead and the father of her children is facing charges in connection with her shooting Sunday in front of her family, police said. Justin Cox, a felon, was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Monday on Campbellton Road in Atlanta, Marietta police Officer Chuck McPhilamy said. Cox is accused of shooting 34-year-old Felicia Miller...
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: 4 days 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: 4 days 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: 4 days 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...