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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Death of woman found via ‘Find My Friends’ app ruled a homicide
 A day after the “Find My Friends” iPhone app led authorities to a woman’s body near a southwest Atlanta charter school, her death has been ruled a homicide. Lanecia Nelson, 24, of Atlanta, was shot in the head,  the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday. Police discovered...

Posted: 2 days ago

A day after the “Find My Friends” iPhone app led authorities to a woman’s body near a southwest Atlanta charter school, her death has been ruled a homicide. Lanecia Nelson, 24, of Atlanta, was shot in the head, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday. Police discovered...
Suspect wounded after fleeing officer in Clayton County
 A man was shot Thursday after running from a Clayton County police officer and reaching in his pants, officials said. Timothy Ruthledge, 25, did not have life-threatening injuries in what is now the 13th officer-involved shooting in Georgia this year. And it occurred just days after a  police officer was killed and two deputies were...

Posted: 2 days ago

A man was shot Thursday after running from a Clayton County police officer and reaching in his pants, officials said. Timothy Ruthledge, 25, did not have life-threatening injuries in what is now the 13th officer-involved shooting in Georgia this year. And it occurred just days after a police officer was killed and two deputies were...
Tanker truck catches fire on I-85 in Gwinnett
 A  loaded gasoline truck caught fire on I-85 in Gwinnett County, blocking northbound lanes for nearly four hours early Thursday, officials said. Crews responded to the scene after witnesses alerted the truck driver to the fire and called 911 just before 3 a.m., Gwinnett fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said.  The driver stopped the...

Posted: 2 days ago

A loaded gasoline truck caught fire on I-85 in Gwinnett County, blocking northbound lanes for nearly four hours early Thursday, officials said. Crews responded to the scene after witnesses alerted the truck driver to the fire and called 911 just before 3 a.m., Gwinnett fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said.  The driver stopped the...
Warm but wet weather in store for Friday 
 Today: Warm with showers. High: 72 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 57 Tomorrow: Light rain possible. High: 73 It may still be winter, but it doesn’t feel like it. Atlanta reached 70 degrees just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Channel 2 Action News reported.  It’s the warmest the city has been since Dec. 5. The average high...

Posted: 2 days ago

Today: Warm with showers. High: 72 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 57 Tomorrow: Light rain possible. High: 73 It may still be winter, but it doesn’t feel like it. Atlanta reached 70 degrees just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Channel 2 Action News reported. It’s the warmest the city has been since Dec. 5. The average high...
Thief discovers missing man's body in wall of abandoned motel
 The body of a missing man was found  in an abandoned Spalding County motel after someone breaking into the property stumbled upon it,  the sheriff’s office said Wednesday. Timothy Johnson was last seen Dec. 6, sheriff’s Capt. Dwayne Jones said. Griffin police recovered his car the next day  at Crestview Baptist Church in the 1600...

Posted: 3 days ago

The body of a missing man was found in an abandoned Spalding County motel after someone breaking into the property stumbled upon it, the sheriff’s office said Wednesday. Timothy Johnson was last seen Dec. 6, sheriff’s Capt. Dwayne Jones said. Griffin police recovered his car the next day at Crestview Baptist Church in the 1600...
Pickup truck hits, seriously injures pedestrian in Fairburn
 A man is in critical condition after a pickup truck hit him as he crossed Ga. 29 in Fairburn. The crash, reported about 6 a.m. Wednesday, shut down multiple lanes of the highway for more than two hours near the Ga. 74 loop, interim police chief Anthony Bazydlo said. All lanes reopened about 8:30 a.m., police said. It is unclear why the...

Posted: 3 days ago

A man is in critical condition after a pickup truck hit him as he crossed Ga. 29 in Fairburn. The crash, reported about 6 a.m. Wednesday, shut down multiple lanes of the highway for more than two hours near the Ga. 74 loop, interim police chief Anthony Bazydlo said. All lanes reopened about 8:30 a.m., police said. It is unclear why the...
Carjacker pops out of cargo space as woman is driving, steals SUV
 A carjacker jumped out of a  cargo space as a woman was driving Monday, stole her SUV and led a Lyft driver who rescued her on a chase, Atlanta police said. Martha Cargill said she had just left her Decatur home and dropped her daughter off at school when she ran into traffic on Estoria Street near the Krog Street Tunnel. “I was inching...

Posted: 3 days ago

A carjacker jumped out of a cargo space as a woman was driving Monday, stole her SUV and led a Lyft driver who rescued her on a chase, Atlanta police said. Martha Cargill said she had just left her Decatur home and dropped her daughter off at school when she ran into traffic on Estoria Street near the Krog Street Tunnel. “I was inching...
Mild weather adds pollen into the mix 
 Today: Patchy fog. High: 61 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 47 Tomorrow: Warm. High: 73 It’s a sure sign of spring: Pollen   is already here. Just weeks after bitter cold brought snow and iced over roads, Wednesday’s pollen count was 134 particles of pollen per cubic meter of air. To be clear, that isn’t a lot...

Posted: 3 days ago

Today: Patchy fog. High: 61 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 47 Tomorrow: Warm. High: 73 It’s a sure sign of spring: Pollen is already here. Just weeks after bitter cold brought snow and iced over roads, Wednesday’s pollen count was 134 particles of pollen per cubic meter of air. To be clear, that isn’t a lot...
‘Find My Friends’ app leads boyfriend to body of missing woman
 After a woman’s family reported her missing Tuesday, her boyfriend did not print out fliers and plaster them across the city. He turned to “Find My Friends,” an app on his iPhone that lets users see the locations of their friends and family, according to Channel 2 Action News. That app indicated the woman was near Atlanta...

Posted: 3 days ago

After a woman’s family reported her missing Tuesday, her boyfriend did not print out fliers and plaster them across the city. He turned to “Find My Friends,” an app on his iPhone that lets users see the locations of their friends and family, according to Channel 2 Action News. That app indicated the woman was near Atlanta...
Man sentenced to 20 years for beating toddler, attacking Cobb police captain 
 A Tucker man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for beating his 2-year-old son and attacking a Cobb County police captain. Christian Hobby, 28, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to  two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer and two counts of misdemeanor obstruction, said Kim Isaza, spokeswoman for the Cobb...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Tucker man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for beating his 2-year-old son and attacking a Cobb County police captain. Christian Hobby, 28, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer and two counts of misdemeanor obstruction, said Kim Isaza, spokeswoman for the Cobb...
Brace for Wednesday warmup, light drizzle 
 Today: Mostly cloudy with drizzle. High: 53 Tonight: Rain possible. Low: 44 Tomorrow: More clouds and rain. High: 63 It’s been relatively warm, wet and gloomy in Atlanta — and that same trio can be expected again Wednesday.  Moisture coming in from the Pacific Ocean should keep showers in Atlanta...

Posted: 4 days ago

Today: Mostly cloudy with drizzle. High: 53 Tonight: Rain possible. Low: 44 Tomorrow: More clouds and rain. High: 63 It’s been relatively warm, wet and gloomy in Atlanta — and that same trio can be expected again Wednesday.  Moisture coming in from the Pacific Ocean should keep showers in Atlanta...