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Raisa Habersham

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

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Pilot killed after plane crashes near Cobb County house
 A pilot was killed Friday after his small plane crashed near a Cobb County home,  fire officials confirmed. The crash happened about 7:20 p.m. on the 100 block of Vistawood Drive in Marietta.  The crash site is about 5 minutes from Kennesaw State University’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium and Town Center at Cobb. <div></div>...

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A pilot was killed Friday after his small plane crashed near a Cobb County home, fire officials confirmed. The crash happened about 7:20 p.m. on the 100 block of Vistawood Drive in Marietta.  The crash site is about 5 minutes from Kennesaw State University’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium and Town Center at Cobb. <div></div>...
Luggage scent led to Atlanta airport incident 
 Luggage scent from a flight led Atlanta police to investigate part of the international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, officials said. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">APD officers have also blocked off this shop...

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Luggage scent from a flight led Atlanta police to investigate part of the international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, officials said. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">APD officers have also blocked off this shop...
Man arrested, accused of putting suspicious bag on Jimmy Carter’s statue 
 A man suspected of putting a suspicious bag in the hand of former President Jimmy Carter’s statue at the Georgia Capitol has been arrested.  Jamon Maurice Williams, 36, was arrested Friday on three counts of interference with government property, Capitol police said.  Police got a call March 13 about suspicious items...

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A man suspected of putting a suspicious bag in the hand of former President Jimmy Carter’s statue at the Georgia Capitol has been arrested.  Jamon Maurice Williams, 36, was arrested Friday on three counts of interference with government property, Capitol police said.  Police got a call March 13 about suspicious items...
Drunk driver gets 15 years in crash that killed Roswell grandmother
 Courtney Alysabeth Washbourne had already been arrested in 2009 for DUI when she caused the August crash that killed Sharon Freeman. Washbourne, 39, of Maine, pleaded guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide and driving with an open container in the deadly crash at an busy intersection, Cobb County District Attorney spokeswoman Kimberly Isaza...

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Courtney Alysabeth Washbourne had already been arrested in 2009 for DUI when she caused the August crash that killed Sharon Freeman. Washbourne, 39, of Maine, pleaded guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide and driving with an open container in the deadly crash at an busy intersection, Cobb County District Attorney spokeswoman Kimberly Isaza...
Gwinnett Place Mall evacuated after store fire 
 Gwinnett Place Mall shoppers were evacuated after a shoe repair machine caught on fire on the second floor, Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said.  An employee was working the machine inside Heel Quick at the time, Rutledge said. He escaped unharmed.  The mall’s sprinkler suppression system controlled the fire until firefighters...

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Gwinnett Place Mall shoppers were evacuated after a shoe repair machine caught on fire on the second floor, Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said.  An employee was working the machine inside Heel Quick at the time, Rutledge said. He escaped unharmed.  The mall’s sprinkler suppression system controlled the fire until firefighters...
Xanax, marijuana led to middle school student’s hospital visit
 An Atlanta middle school student who was rushed to the hospital Wednesday admitted to officials that she’d taken Xanax and smoked marijuana.  The eighth-grader at Young Middle School, who has not been named, faces disciplinary action, Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Pat St. Claire said.  A second student was also taken...

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An Atlanta middle school student who was rushed to the hospital Wednesday admitted to officials that she’d taken Xanax and smoked marijuana.  The eighth-grader at Young Middle School, who has not been named, faces disciplinary action, Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Pat St. Claire said.  A second student was also taken...
Hospital visit revealed 3-month-old’s abuse; Father charged 
 Cody Allen Booth took his 3-month-old daughter to the pediatrician Friday about a low grade fever and congestion. But what started as a check-up turned into an investigation of child abuse allegedly by the girl’s father. According to Coweta County officials, doctors found two fractured ribs on the child who was taken to Scottish Rite...

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Cody Allen Booth took his 3-month-old daughter to the pediatrician Friday about a low grade fever and congestion. But what started as a check-up turned into an investigation of child abuse allegedly by the girl’s father. According to Coweta County officials, doctors found two fractured ribs on the child who was taken to Scottish Rite...
Stabbed 15 times, woman escapes abuser who tried to kill her
 She was all set to move out of her home when her abuser walked in drunk, high on drugs and tried to kill her. That was in 2015.  On Wednesday, she lived to see him, Donelle White, get convicted of attempted murder.  White had been out late June 28, 2015, the night his victim was planning on moving out of the home where he abused...

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She was all set to move out of her home when her abuser walked in drunk, high on drugs and tried to kill her. That was in 2015.  On Wednesday, she lived to see him, Donelle White, get convicted of attempted murder.  White had been out late June 28, 2015, the night his victim was planning on moving out of the home where he abused...
Middle school student ingested ‘controlled substance’
 An Atlanta middle school student was taken to the hospital Wednesday after ingesting a “controlled substance,” according to school officials. The  Young Middle School student was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green said. The call came in about 2:50 p.m., officials said. ...

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An Atlanta middle school student was taken to the hospital Wednesday after ingesting a “controlled substance,” according to school officials. The Young Middle School student was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green said. The call came in about 2:50 p.m., officials said. ...
Boyfriend charged in murder of DeKalb woman and her daughter
 Tasharina Fluker and her daughter had just gotten to their Lithonia townhome Wednesday morning from celebrating the mother’s birthday. No less than an hour after they arrived, police say Fluker’s boyfriend, Michael Thornton, shot and killed her and daughter Janazia Miles.  A family member found one of them in the middle of...

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Tasharina Fluker and her daughter had just gotten to their Lithonia townhome Wednesday morning from celebrating the mother’s birthday. No less than an hour after they arrived, police say Fluker’s boyfriend, Michael Thornton, shot and killed her and daughter Janazia Miles.  A family member found one of them in the middle of...
Man indicted for murder in South Georgia house fire
 A Colquitt County man was indicted on 14 charges, including murder, in a home fire that killed five people in May 2016, according to media reports.  Jeffrey Peacock also faces arson, weapons and animal cruelty charges, WALB-TV reported. Peacock allegedly shot the victims before setting the home on fire.  Officials called it...

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A Colquitt County man was indicted on 14 charges, including murder, in a home fire that killed five people in May 2016, according to media reports.  Jeffrey Peacock also faces arson, weapons and animal cruelty charges, WALB-TV reported. Peacock allegedly shot the victims before setting the home on fire.  Officials called it...