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Atlanta attorney accidentally shot wife after SUV hits bump in road
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Atlanta attorney accidentally shot wife after SUV hits bump in road

Atlanta lawyer Claud “Tex” McIver accidentally shot his wife in the back when their SUV hit a bump and his gun discharged near Piedmont Park late Sunday night, a family spokesman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Close to Home for Oct. 1

Diabetes Fun Walk in AtlantaFocus on the Family Diabetes Fun Walk by the Georgia Diabetes Coalition and the Diabetes Community Action Coalition.
Give Back Connection for Oct. 1

Give Back Connection for Oct. 1

Consignment sale seeks helpersSweet Repeats, a twice-yearly consignment event that donates proceeds to nonprofits including the global charity AWANA, is looking for volunteers.
From Bankhead Highway to Shawty Lo Parkway?

From Bankhead Highway to Shawty Lo Parkway?

An online petition to change the name of the former Bankhead Highway from Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway to Shawty Lo Parkway is quickly picking up traction.
50 child porn charges for Cherokee man

50 child porn charges for Cherokee man

A Canton man has been charged with 50 counts of sexual exploitation of children after authorities searched his home and computers, Cherokee County sheriff’s spokesman Lt.
Man sought after MARTA bomb threat

Man sought after MARTA bomb threat

Atlanta police are seeking a Riverdale man who they say called in multiple bomb threats, including one at a MARTA station.
Georgia DOE seeks public advice on state education blueprint.

Georgia DOE seeks public advice on state education blueprint.

In leaving No Child Left Behind and embracing the Every Student Succeeds Act last year, the federal government gave back more control of schools to states, some of which are trying to figure out how to use that new control to develop their own improvement plans and benchmarks.
Police: Man set home on fire to burn evidence

Police: Man set home on fire to burn evidence

After Erika Bagwell found an acquaintance burglarizing her home, police think the man came back to the house the next day to set it on fire and get rid of any evidence he was tied to the crime.
Police: 800 guns stolen from metro Atlanta cars this year

Police: 800 guns stolen from metro Atlanta cars this year

Thieves who broke into 50 vehicles in Midtown recently wanted weapons, Atlanta police said.More than 800 guns have been taken from cars this year, police said, and 15 guns were stolen from cars parked in two lots on Peachtree Street Tuesday night.
Georgia Lottery, GBI officials raid 2 gas stations

Georgia Lottery, GBI officials raid 2 gas stations

Federal and Georgia Lottery officials raided two Carroll County gas stations Thursday after an investigation uncovered illegal gambling practices, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
Atlanta names new housing authority director

Atlanta names new housing authority director

Catherine Buell was named president and CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority on Thursday, succeeding longtime leader Joy Fitzgerald, who is retiring.
Warehouse blaze out in DeKalb

Warehouse blaze out in DeKalb

Raging flames that destroyed much of a DeKalb County warehouse and caused the roof to collapse were finally put out Thursday.
Atlanta building rebound strains worker supply

Atlanta building rebound strains worker supply

Josh Cox works for a huge manufacturer, doing what he likes to do, doing what he was trained for at Kennesaw Mountain High School and at Georgia Trade School.
Man’s body found in Lake Lanier

Man’s body found in Lake Lanier

The body of a man in his 60s was found Thursday in Lake Lanier at Gainesville Marina.Shortly after 10 a.
Mercedes hires 300-plus so far in metro Atlanta move

Mercedes hires 300-plus so far in metro Atlanta move

Dietmar Exler has a lot on his plate. The new CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA is orchestrating not only the second half of the company’s move from New Jersey to metro Atlanta, but the start of the company’s new headquarters campus in Sandy Springs.
Atlanta business exec died from gunshot wound in the back

Atlanta business exec died from gunshot wound in the back

A prominent Atlanta businesswoman fatally shot inside a vehicle near Piedmont Park died from a gunshot wound to the back, according to officials with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Key question as Justin Ross Harris goes to trial: Will he testify?

Key question as Justin Ross Harris goes to trial: Will he testify?

» Listen to our podcast: "Breakdown: Mistake or Murder?" BRUNSWICK — Cobb County police and prosecutors have said for more than two years that Justin Ross Harris deliberately left his 22-month-old son in a hot car to die.
Triple shooting leaves 1 dead

Triple shooting leaves 1 dead

A man was killed and two others were critically injured Wednesday night in an apartment shooting that “appears to be drug-related,” DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said.

Bragbook for Sept. 30

Shelby Busó of Atlanta was appointed to director of United States Green Building Council Georgia.Cary Hargett of Morrow High School was named the 2016 Georgia Economic Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Council on Economic Education for his contributions to the economic education of students in Clayton County Public Schools.
Daycare bus driver accused of statutory rape

Daycare bus driver accused of statutory rape

A man wanted on a statutory rape charge was driving a bus for a local daycare when deputies stopped him Thursday in Clayton County.
Police to clear homeless camp at GDOT request

Police to clear homeless camp at GDOT request

Acting on a request from the Georgia Department of Transportation, police in Gainesville plan to clear a homeless camp from under a prominent bridge, according to a media report.
Coolest air since May ahead

Coolest air since May ahead

Atlanta weather forecastToday: Few clouds. High: 85Tonight: Clear. Low: 66Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 77» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.
Police seek witnesses in fatal shooting outside Buckhead bar

Police seek witnesses in fatal shooting outside Buckhead bar

A grieving Minneapolis father said his daughter’s life must not have been as important as that of the person who shot her outside a Buckhead bar in July — simply because no one will turn that person in.
Fulton police consider special crisis teams for mental health calls

Fulton police consider special crisis teams for mental health calls

A first step toward improving police interactions with the mentally ill might come with a survey. Fulton County Police Chief Gary Stiles wants the county and city police departments to start tracking the difference between what people report when they call 911 and what the actual issues are.
City police still probing fatal shooting of Atlanta business executive

City police still probing fatal shooting of Atlanta business executive

Police said Wednesday they were still investigating the fatal shooting of an Atlanta business executive on the edge of Piedmont Park and they declined to identify the other people who were in the vehicle with her when she was shot.
Meeting, and remembering, the man who carved Stone Mountain

Meeting, and remembering, the man who carved Stone Mountain

It's a warm day in September and, with the help of an aluminum walker and a female caregiver, The Man Who Carved Stone Mountain shuffles to a tan recliner in the living room of his daughter's Gwinnett County home.
Reward increased in shooting of deputy’s home

Reward increased in shooting of deputy’s home

Days after someone riddled a Douglas County deputy sheriff’s home with bullets, the reward to help catch the shooter has increased, the sheriff’s office said Wednesday.
Atlanta among the best cities for coffee lovers

Atlanta among the best cities for coffee lovers

If you're a fan of the caffeine-laden aroma of a fresh brew of coffee, Atlanta's the place to be. According to personal finance website WalletHub, Atlanta is the 14th best city for coffee among the nation's 100 most populated cities.
Community Lens for Sept. 29

Community Lens for Sept. 29

Calling amateur photographers!Have you taken a great picture that you’d like to share with the world?
Buckhead businesswoman shot inside car near Piedmont Park

Buckhead businesswoman shot inside car near Piedmont Park

After a bullet struck a woman inside a car on Piedmont Avenue near Piedmont Park early Monday morning, the people with her drove her about 17 minutes away to Emory Hospital in DeKalb County, police said.
Man shot six times in SE Atlanta

Man shot six times in SE Atlanta

A 23-year-old man was in critical condition after he was shot six times Tuesday night in southeast Atlanta, police said.
Rain today, lower temps later this week

Rain today, lower temps later this week

Atlanta weather forecast Today: Isolated showers. High: 85 Tonight: Partly cloudy, with rain chance.
Rape charge dropped against former officer

Rape charge dropped against former officer

The question of whether a Clayton County officer raped a woman he was taking to jail boiled down to “he said, she said” in court Tuesday.
Home affordability concerns prompt BeltLine leader to resign

Home affordability concerns prompt BeltLine leader to resign

When Ryan Gravel came up with the idea to turn Atlanta blight into trails, greenspace and transit in the heart of the city nearly 20 years ago, he imagined people of all income levels living near the development.
Hey, Gwinnett: Buffalo Wild Wings plans to open in Peachtree Corners

Hey, Gwinnett: Buffalo Wild Wings plans to open in Peachtree Corners

A restaurant that specializes in wings, beer and sports is planning to open in Peachtree Corners. Buffalo Wild Wings may open by December adjacent to the courtyard and NCG Cinemas, according to a leasing site plan for Peachtree Corners Marketplace, formerly called Peachtree Corners Shopping Center.
Mayor used encrypted app for city business

Mayor used encrypted app for city business

The mayor of Chattanooga has acknowledged that he used an encrypted smartphone app to communicate government business, according to a media report.
Woman threw hot grits at boyfriend during fight

Woman threw hot grits at boyfriend during fight

An argument over cheating led a Columbus woman to throw hot grits at her boyfriend as he held her baby, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported Monday.
Henry County Airport cleared for more expansion

Henry County Airport cleared for more expansion

Henry County is embarking on a $4 million expansion of its newly-renamed airport. The expansion, which is expected to take a year, is the second phase of work being done at the Hampton-based airport that was renamed Henry County Airport earlier this month.
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