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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911 calls capture horror of deadly Barcelona Wine Bar robbery, shooting
 The first 911 call came from an Uber driver who was scheduled to pick up someone from Barcelona Wine Bar, a popular Westside eatery on Howell Mill Road. “Two guys in hoodies ... started yelling at people to get down,” the driver told the dispatcher. “I think they have weapons.” The driver had no idea that she...

Posted: 18 hours ago

The first 911 call came from an Uber driver who was scheduled to pick up someone from Barcelona Wine Bar, a popular Westside eatery on Howell Mill Road. “Two guys in hoodies ... started yelling at people to get down,” the driver told the dispatcher. “I think they have weapons.” The driver had no idea that she...
THE LATEST: Arrests made in robberies targeting Asian businesses
 Two  men have been arrested in connection with a string of violent robberies targeting  Asian businesses across metro Atlanta, according to the FBI. Tabyron Smith was captured Tuesday at a residence in Fairburn and Davrion Ware was arrested Wednesday at a residence in Stone Mountain, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said. Both men are 22 years...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Two men have been arrested in connection with a string of violent robberies targeting Asian businesses across metro Atlanta, according to the FBI. Tabyron Smith was captured Tuesday at a residence in Fairburn and Davrion Ware was arrested Wednesday at a residence in Stone Mountain, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said. Both men are 22 years...
Perfect weather for Thanksgiving travelers
 Today: Mostly sunny. High: 62 Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 49 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 58 Good news for Thanksgiving travelers on “the busiest travel day of the year,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said. Dry weather is in the forecast, and temperatures  are just about where they should be. In fact, there...

Posted: a day ago

Today: Mostly sunny. High: 62 Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 49 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 58 Good news for Thanksgiving travelers on “the busiest travel day of the year,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said. Dry weather is in the forecast, and temperatures are just about where they should be. In fact, there...
Gwinnett condo fire displaces 30 people just before Thanksgiving
 A fire has displaced about 30 people and destroyed much of a 10-unit condo building just before Thanksgiving, Gwinnett County officials said. The blaze at Robinwood Condominiums started about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and took more than 30 minutes for firefighters to get under control, fire spokesman Justin Wilson said. Crews arrived on the...

Posted: a day ago

A fire has displaced about 30 people and destroyed much of a 10-unit condo building just before Thanksgiving, Gwinnett County officials said. The blaze at Robinwood Condominiums started about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and took more than 30 minutes for firefighters to get under control, fire spokesman Justin Wilson said. Crews arrived on the...
Manhunt for Alabama fugitive ends in DeKalb
 A nationwide search for an Alabama fugitive who terrorized multiple people and abandoned one of the victims in metro Atlanta ended overnight, authorities said. Shane Anthony Vernon was captured just before 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in DeKalb County, according to the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested without incident and is being...

Posted: a day ago

A nationwide search for an Alabama fugitive who terrorized multiple people and abandoned one of the victims in metro Atlanta ended overnight, authorities said. Shane Anthony Vernon was captured just before 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in DeKalb County, according to the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested without incident and is being...
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: a day 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: a day 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: 2 days 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: a day 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: 2 days 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: 3 days 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...