Raisa Habersham

Raisa Habersham is a breaking news reporter for The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

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Lawsuit: Sun Dial restaurant ‘had no protections’ to stop 5-year-old’s death  
 The parents of a 5-year-old boy who died from a head injury after he was caught in the rotating wall at the Sun Dial restaurant atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza have filed a lawsuit claiming negligence against the restaurant and hotel.  A lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges the restaurant failed to prevent a “longstanding safety...

Posted: 10 hours ago

The parents of a 5-year-old boy who died from a head injury after he was caught in the rotating wall at the Sun Dial restaurant atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza have filed a lawsuit claiming negligence against the restaurant and hotel.  A lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges the restaurant failed to prevent a “longstanding safety...
Man shoots gas station worker after argument over bathroom, cops say 
 It started as an argument over the bathroom. It ended in a shooting.   Now, Atlanta police are searching for the armed suspects they say shot a man twice in the leg inside a Texaco gas station  in the 3700 block of Campbellton Road about 1:20 a.m. Thursday.  The victim, who works at the gas station, told police a man came inside...

Posted: 12 hours ago

It started as an argument over the bathroom. It ended in a shooting.   Now, Atlanta police are searching for the armed suspects they say shot a man twice in the leg inside a Texaco gas station in the 3700 block of Campbellton Road about 1:20 a.m. Thursday.  The victim, who works at the gas station, told police a man came inside...
Woman settles with employer she says fired her for getting period at work
 A woman allegedly fired for having unexpected menstrual cycles at work reached a settlement in a discrimination suit against her former employer, the American Civil Liberties Union confirmed.  Alisha Coleman settled with the Bobby Dodd Institute last week after she says they fired her for experiencing heavy periods, a symptom of menopause...

Posted: 13 hours ago

A woman allegedly fired for having unexpected menstrual cycles at work reached a settlement in a discrimination suit against her former employer, the American Civil Liberties Union confirmed.  Alisha Coleman settled with the Bobby Dodd Institute last week after she says they fired her for experiencing heavy periods, a symptom of menopause...
Man accused in Georgia Tech student attack has probation revoked
 A man accused of attempting to rape a Georgia Tech student will remain in jail after a judge revoked his bond in a stalking case on the campus earlier this year, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Joshua Manns, 22, of Austell, faces burglary and attempted rape charges, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. He was arrested...

Posted: a day ago

A man accused of attempting to rape a Georgia Tech student will remain in jail after a judge revoked his bond in a stalking case on the campus earlier this year, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Joshua Manns, 22, of Austell, faces burglary and attempted rape charges, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. He was arrested...
Burglar pulls gun on man, toddler when they catch him entering home
 A Sandy Springs father’s first instinct when a burglar pulled a gun on him was to shield his 16-month-old daughter, police said.  Authorities are searching for the man they say pulled a gun on the victim after he witnessed the suspect attempting to break into a home earlier this month.  The victim, who was not named, was walking...

Posted: a day ago

A Sandy Springs father’s first instinct when a burglar pulled a gun on him was to shield his 16-month-old daughter, police said.  Authorities are searching for the man they say pulled a gun on the victim after he witnessed the suspect attempting to break into a home earlier this month.  The victim, who was not named, was walking...
Cobb husband who lied about beating wife gets 10 years in prison
 On June 12, 2016, Juan Carlos Alvarez called 911 to tell them his wife had beaten him inside their Marietta home.  More than a year later, a jury convicted Alvarez of lying about the assault and for threatening and beating his wife, Cobb County officials said Wednesday.  Alvarez, 29, was sentenced Monday to 20 years with 10 serve...

Posted: a day ago

On June 12, 2016, Juan Carlos Alvarez called 911 to tell them his wife had beaten him inside their Marietta home.  More than a year later, a jury convicted Alvarez of lying about the assault and for threatening and beating his wife, Cobb County officials said Wednesday.  Alvarez, 29, was sentenced Monday to 20 years with 10 serve...
Mother charged with intentionally leaving son in hot car to die
 A year and a day after Justin Ross Harris was found guilty of intentionally killing his son by his leaving him inside a hot car to die, a South Fulton mother finds herself facing similar charges and the possibility of life in prison.  As with Harris, surveillance video figured heavily in the decision to charge Lillian Stone with malice...

Posted: a day ago

A year and a day after Justin Ross Harris was found guilty of intentionally killing his son by his leaving him inside a hot car to die, a South Fulton mother finds herself facing similar charges and the possibility of life in prison.  As with Harris, surveillance video figured heavily in the decision to charge Lillian Stone with malice...
Search on for 2 drivers who hit woman on the Downtown Connector
 The hunt is on for two drivers who hit a woman on the Downtown Connector without stopping. Three southbound drivers hit the woman as she tried to cross the connector just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to Atlanta police. Only one stayed on the scene near the University Avenue exit. That driver will not be charged, police told Channel 2...

Posted: 2 days ago

The hunt is on for two drivers who hit a woman on the Downtown Connector without stopping. Three southbound drivers hit the woman as she tried to cross the connector just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to Atlanta police. Only one stayed on the scene near the University Avenue exit. That driver will not be charged, police told Channel 2...
Woman hit by 3 cars while crossing Downtown Connector, cops say 
 A woman was taken to the hospital after she was hit by three cars while attempting to cross southbound lanes of the Downtown Connector, Atlanta police said.  The victim was hit near the University Avenue exit just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Atlanta police officer Stephanie Brown said.  According to a preliminary investigation, the woman...

Posted: 2 days ago

A woman was taken to the hospital after she was hit by three cars while attempting to cross southbound lanes of the Downtown Connector, Atlanta police said.  The victim was hit near the University Avenue exit just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Atlanta police officer Stephanie Brown said.  According to a preliminary investigation, the woman...
2 witnesses sought in deadly shooting in Clayton County neighborhood
 It’s been nearly four months since Demetrius Toliver was found dead in his car in an Ellenwood neighborhood.  But two men — Wadriss “Seattle” Jovan Davis and Tenarius “T-Rock” Lamar Richardson — could be key in helping Clayton County police solve the Lithonia man’s murder.  Toliver...

Posted: 2 days ago

It’s been nearly four months since Demetrius Toliver was found dead in his car in an Ellenwood neighborhood.  But two men — Wadriss “Seattle” Jovan Davis and Tenarius “T-Rock” Lamar Richardson — could be key in helping Clayton County police solve the Lithonia man’s murder.  Toliver...
Cold food complaint leads to manager’s son pulling gun, new bride says
 Complain about cold food at a restaurant and you might get a gun pulled on you. That’s what one woman said happened to her Monday night as she was celebrating the end of her wedding weekend with her husband and friends at a Riverdale restaurant, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Nkechi Onunka told the news station that the...

Posted: 2 days ago

Complain about cold food at a restaurant and you might get a gun pulled on you. That’s what one woman said happened to her Monday night as she was celebrating the end of her wedding weekend with her husband and friends at a Riverdale restaurant, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Nkechi Onunka told the news station that the...