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Raisa Habersham

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

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Army vet, Marietta cop dies from cancer just hours after retirement ceremony
 Alan Brooks didn’t have long to live.  So when his fellow officers at the Marietta Police Department heard the news, they scrambled to pull together a quick retirement ceremony at his hospital bed.  Brooks was given his retirement badge and engraved service gun at 3 p.m. June 15.  At 4:15 a.m. the next day, he lost his...

Posted: 2 days ago

Alan Brooks didn’t have long to live.  So when his fellow officers at the Marietta Police Department heard the news, they scrambled to pull together a quick retirement ceremony at his hospital bed.  Brooks was given his retirement badge and engraved service gun at 3 p.m. June 15.  At 4:15 a.m. the next day, he lost his...
Security guard bought gas with hospital patient’s stolen credit card, cops say
 A $20 tank of gas led police to a hospital security guard who’d stolen a patient’s credit card.  Tony Jones, 41, of Norcross was arrested nearly a month after he allegedly stole a Wellstar North Fulton Hospital patient’s credit card and used it while the victim was in the hospital.  Jones was arrested as he was...

Posted: 2 days ago

A $20 tank of gas led police to a hospital security guard who’d stolen a patient’s credit card.  Tony Jones, 41, of Norcross was arrested nearly a month after he allegedly stole a Wellstar North Fulton Hospital patient’s credit card and used it while the victim was in the hospital.  Jones was arrested as he was...
Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter to close in August
 A downtown Atlanta homeless shelter that has been a point of contention within the city will finally shut its doors.  Peachtree-Pine will close Aug. 28 after several attempts to shut down the building for the past few years, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Non-profit organization Central Atlantic Progress reached an agreement...

Posted: 2 days ago

A downtown Atlanta homeless shelter that has been a point of contention within the city will finally shut its doors.  Peachtree-Pine will close Aug. 28 after several attempts to shut down the building for the past few years, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Non-profit organization Central Atlantic Progress reached an agreement...
Tornado warnings expire; storms leave damage
 Today: More rain. High: 81 Tonight: Showers continue. Low: 69 Tomorrow: Scattered storms. High: 87 The threat of tornadoes is over, but metro Atlanta can expect 1 to 2 inches of rain from the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy, according to Channel 2 Action News.  Over the next few days, Channel 2 meteorologist Karen...

Posted: 3 days ago

Today: More rain. High: 81 Tonight: Showers continue. Low: 69 Tomorrow: Scattered storms. High: 87 The threat of tornadoes is over, but metro Atlanta can expect 1 to 2 inches of rain from the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy, according to Channel 2 Action News.  Over the next few days, Channel 2 meteorologist Karen...
Mom lied to police about abandoned child’s whereabouts, cops say
 Just as Maranda Harvey was putting her belongings in her car at an Athens, Georgia, hotel last week after being questioned by police, an officer followed his intuition. He wanted to try to get more out of the mother accused of leaving her child at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with two strangers, so he caught up with her outside...

Posted: 3 days ago

Just as Maranda Harvey was putting her belongings in her car at an Athens, Georgia, hotel last week after being questioned by police, an officer followed his intuition. He wanted to try to get more out of the mother accused of leaving her child at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with two strangers, so he caught up with her outside...
Police increase reward in DeKalb man’s murder
 With few clues, Doraville police announced an increased reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of Clarence "Alex" Maddox.  Maddox, 38, was found dead in the 3900 block of Flowers Road on May 30. He was shot twice in the stomach and left in a parking lot near Buford Highway Farmers Market and a DeKalb County...

Posted: 3 days ago

With few clues, Doraville police announced an increased reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of Clarence "Alex" Maddox.  Maddox, 38, was found dead in the 3900 block of Flowers Road on May 30. He was shot twice in the stomach and left in a parking lot near Buford Highway Farmers Market and a DeKalb County...
2 Georgia lawyers jailed when child custody hearing leads to fistfight 
 You’d think the only fight that would happen in a courtroom would be between an estranged husband and wife during a child custody hearing.  Think again.  Pierce County Sheriff Ramsey Bennett locked up two feuding lawyers, John Thigpen Jr. and Kenneth E. Futch, on Wednesday when they started fistfighting two hours into court...

Posted: 3 days ago

You’d think the only fight that would happen in a courtroom would be between an estranged husband and wife during a child custody hearing.  Think again.  Pierce County Sheriff Ramsey Bennett locked up two feuding lawyers, John Thigpen Jr. and Kenneth E. Futch, on Wednesday when they started fistfighting two hours into court...
Accused Midtown shooter indicted in Atlanta lawyer’s murder
 The man accused of killing an Atlanta attorney in Midtown and shooting two construction workers in a two-day crime spree was indicted Wednesday on murder, assault and weapons charges, according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.  Raylon Browning is accused of killing Trinh Huynh as she walked along the intersection...

Posted: 3 days ago

The man accused of killing an Atlanta attorney in Midtown and shooting two construction workers in a two-day crime spree was indicted Wednesday on murder, assault and weapons charges, according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.  Raylon Browning is accused of killing Trinh Huynh as she walked along the intersection...
Mom lied to police about abandoned child’s whereabouts, cops say  
 Just as Maranda Harvey was putting her belongings in her car at an Athens hotel last week after being questioned by police, an officer followed his intuition. He wanted to try to get more out of the mother accused of leaving her child at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with two strangers, so he caught up with her outside...

Posted: 3 days ago

Just as Maranda Harvey was putting her belongings in her car at an Athens hotel last week after being questioned by police, an officer followed his intuition. He wanted to try to get more out of the mother accused of leaving her child at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with two strangers, so he caught up with her outside...
Hey, 6th District voters: Did the rain stop you from voting today? 
 Now that most of the polls have closed in the hotly contested 6th Congressional District runoff, election officials will play the waiting game to see if heavy metro-wide showers and flooding hampered voter turnout.  Voters seeking to elect either Democrat Jon Ossoff or Republican Karen Handel in this special election to...

Posted: 5 days ago

Now that most of the polls have closed in the hotly contested 6th Congressional District runoff, election officials will play the waiting game to see if heavy metro-wide showers and flooding hampered voter turnout.  Voters seeking to elect either Democrat Jon Ossoff or Republican Karen Handel in this special election to...
Widespread flooding leads to dozens rescued, warnings
 Today: Showers likely. High: 80 Tonight: Rain continues. Low: 71 Tomorrow: Scattered showers. High: 80 Nearly three dozen people had to be rescued Tuesday as widespread flooding left a family trapped in their home and 27 office workers stranded at their business in parts of metro Atlanta.  After a lull Tuesday morning, torrential...

Posted: 5 days ago

Today: Showers likely. High: 80 Tonight: Rain continues. Low: 71 Tomorrow: Scattered showers. High: 80 Nearly three dozen people had to be rescued Tuesday as widespread flooding left a family trapped in their home and 27 office workers stranded at their business in parts of metro Atlanta.  After a lull Tuesday morning, torrential...