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Mother of pregnant 14-year-old killed: ‘They took away two lives from me’

Like many girls her age, Sonja Star Harrison loved music and fashion and styling her hair, but the 14-year-old also had more serious cares: she was eight months pregnant. She was expecting to deliver a baby girl just before New Year’s Day. Monday night she was babysitting her sister’s three little boys at her sister’s Southwest Atlanta apartment when a gun was fired in the apartment...


Bill aims to prevent voter purges in Georgia

Bill aims to prevent voter purges in Georgia

A bill introduced in the Georgia House would stop the government from purging voters just because they didn’t vote in a recent election. Democratic House Minority Leader Bob Trammell proposed the legislation Friday after more than 1.
Georgia native confesses to killing 90 around U.S., including 3 from Ga.

Georgia native confesses to killing 90 around U.S., including 3 from Ga.

The question isn’t whether 78-year-old Middle Georgia native Samuel Little is a killer — it’s how prolific a killer he is. Already serving life for strangling three California women, the old unknown boxer and drifter has lately been making confessions, so far claiming he’s killed more than 90 people across the country over four decades.
Bill filed to name new Georgia court complex after outgoing Gov. Nathan Deal

Bill filed to name new Georgia court complex after outgoing Gov. Nathan Deal

House Speaker David Ralston didn’t wait until the upcoming General Assembly session to file legislation honoring outgoing Gov. Nathan Deal. Ralston, R-Blue Ridge and House Majority Leader Jon Burns, R-Newington, filed a resolution naming the state appellate courts complex under construction down the street from the Capitol the “Nathan Deal Judicial Center.
Relatives of Falcons receiver Julio Jones injured in Alabama shootout

Relatives of Falcons receiver Julio Jones injured in Alabama shootout

A man was in critical condition and three others are recovering after a shootout involving a family in Alabama with ties to Falcons star receiver Julio Jones. Baldwin County (Ala.) Sheriff Hoss Mack said in a news conference Monday that four people shot in a weekend incident at a trailer park are relatives of Jones, AL.com reported. They are either nephews or cousins of the NFL player, Mack said....
Black Friday 2018: Best deals, list of leaked ads for Macy’s, Walmart, Best Buy and more

Black Friday 2018: Best deals, list of leaked ads for Macy’s, Walmart, Best Buy and more

With Black Friday just hours away, here is a look at some of the best deals of the 2018 holiday shopping season. Apple iPad 2018 with 32GB for $249 – Jet  Apple iPad 2018, 128GB: $329 – Best Buy Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2018 for $1,150 – Best Buy Acer Aspire with the latest Core i5-8400 processor for $399.
Falcons hope to slow white-hot Drew Brees, Saints’ top-scoring offense 

Falcons hope to slow white-hot Drew Brees, Saints’ top-scoring offense 

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is torching any defense that jumps in front of him.  The Falcons (4-6) are set to face Brees and the streaking Saints (9-1) at 8:20 p.m. Thursday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Brees and the Saints lead the NFL in scoring a 37.8 points per game and have scored at least 40 points in six of 10 games this season.
Enlightenment in a hurry: ‘Infinity Mirrors’ at High Museum

Enlightenment in a hurry: ‘Infinity Mirrors’ at High Museum

“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” asks a lot of the visitor. Fans of Kusama, seeking the mind-altering experience that her art promises, must scramble for tickets, wait in line in the lobby of the Wieland Pavilion at the High Museum, then wait in line at each of the “Infinity Rooms.” At the head of each line is a docent with a stopwatch.
Guide to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Guide to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson expects a record number of travelers over the busy holiday period, and knowing what to expect can increase your chances of handling the hassles with ease to make it to your destination smoothly. This year there are a variety of new roadblocks, airline policy changes and expanded airport amenities.
You’ve been warned: The best and worst times to drive in Atlanta this Thanksgiving

You’ve been warned: The best and worst times to drive in Atlanta this Thanksgiving

More than 54 million Americans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving holiday, according to the American Automobile Association. That’s the most since 2005. » RELATED: Atlanta traffic jams and road conditions Compared to last year, 2.5 million more people will be hitting the roads, skies, rails and waterways during the Thanksgiving holiday period, Wednesday, Nov.
NEW FINDINGS: Georgia high schooler wins $10,000 Bob Hope scholarship

NEW FINDINGS: Georgia high schooler wins $10,000 Bob Hope scholarship

A trip to New York City and the opportunity to fly for the first time would have been exciting enough for Abby Matthews. But the clarinet player for the Woodland High School Wildcat Marching Band from Cartersville is also the 2018 recipient of the $10,000 Bob Hope Band Scholarship Award.
Ex-firefighter’s lawsuit against Marietta dismissed

Ex-firefighter’s lawsuit against Marietta dismissed

A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit by a former Marietta firefighter that had alleged that she was subjected to discrimination and harassment because of her gender. The suit also claimed that the treatment was in retaliation for filing an internal grievance as well as a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, city spokeswoman Lindsey Wiles said in a statement Tuesday.
Man indicted following alleged kidnapping, rape of UGA student

Man indicted following alleged kidnapping, rape of UGA student

A man who allegedly abducted a University of Georgia student and raped her in October has been indicted, the Athens Banner-Herald reported. James William Daniels, 57, was indicted Nov. 13 on charges of rape, kidnapping and false imprisonment, the newspaper reported. It came just weeks after Daniels was arrested on Oct. 24.
Election to replace late council member could occur as soon as March

Election to replace late council member could occur as soon as March

Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore said on Tuesday the council will not appoint anyone to temporarily fill the seat of late Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr., who died on Friday. Moore changed her stance on the matter after being briefed by City Attorney Nina Hickson at Monday’s council meeting.
Charges dropped against Gwinnett attorney accused of drugging employee

Charges dropped against Gwinnett attorney accused of drugging employee

Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a Gwinnett County attorney who was arrested this summer on allegations he drugged a female employee. The Gwinnett district attorney’s office said Tuesday that after reviewing the evidence and consulting with the victim, there is “insufficient evidence to proceed” with the case against Anthony O. Van Johnson.
2 men on run after police chase, firing at deputies in NW Georgia

2 men on run after police chase, firing at deputies in NW Georgia

Two men are reportedly on the run after one allegedly fired gunshots at deputies in northwest Georgia, prompting them to fire back. Robert Dean Root, 41, is accused of firing at two Walker County deputies after a car chase in Rossville on Tuesday afternoon, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.
No bond for man accused of killing reality star’s ex-fiance

No bond for man accused of killing reality star’s ex-fiance

A man who allegedly shot and killed the ex-fiancé of a reality star was denied bond during a preliminary court hearing Tuesday. A judge heard enough to move forward with the charges of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during a felony against Michael Williams, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Georgia Historical Society’s research center to close for two years

Georgia Historical Society’s research center to close for two years

The Georgia Historical Society in Savannah, the state’s oldest such organization, has announced that its research center is closed for the next two years. The center will undergo a long-planned renovation and expansion. The main building on the GHS campus — Hodgson Hall, built in 1876 — looks pretty much the same as it always has.
Julio Jones addresses family shooting in Alabama 

Julio Jones addresses family shooting in Alabama 

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones reluctantly addressed a shooting incident involving family members before practice on Tuesday. “That a family matters” Jones said. “This is football. That’s private.” A man was in critical condition and three others are recovering after a shootout involving a family in Alabama with ties to Jones. Baldwin County (Ala.
Georgia man convicted in retrial of ‘pork skins’ shooting death

Georgia man convicted in retrial of ‘pork skins’ shooting death

A Georgia man went to a gathering at his aunt’s house in Athens in February 2014 to watch the Super Bowl. But before the day was over, he had shot and killed a man after an argument over pork skins, authorities said. On Friday, for the second time in four years, Melvin Lewis Brown Jr.
UGA senior Baker one of three finalists for national award

UGA senior Baker one of three finalists for national award

Georgia senior cornerback Deandre Baker has been selected as one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented each year to the best defensive back in college football. The other two finalists are Greedy Williams of LSU and Julian Love of Notre Dame.
Atlanta home prices increasing, but affordability is relative

Atlanta home prices increasing, but affordability is relative

Metro Atlanta home prices have steadily increased, but the region is still considered affordable and continues to lure people from across the nation, according to a report this week from a national real estate firm. The median price of houses sold in the metro area last month was $235,908, up 7.2 percent from October of last year, according to Re/Max.
Small plane makes emergency landing on Georgia highway after engine quits

Small plane makes emergency landing on Georgia highway after engine quits

A small airplane made an emergency landing on a highway in Carroll County on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The plane landed on Ga. 27 just south of Hog Liver Road between Carrollton and Bremen, according to Carroll County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Brad Robinson.
Gov. Deal names Everett’s replacement at the PSC

Gov. Deal names Everett’s replacement at the PSC

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed state Rep. Jason Shaw to fill the position of outgoing Public Service Commissioner Doug Everett who announced his resignation Monday. Shaw will serve the remainder of Everett’s term set to expire in 2020. He will officially begin his duties on Jan. 1, 2019. “Rep.
Man charged in deadly shooting of coworker in downtown Buford

Man charged in deadly shooting of coworker in downtown Buford

A man was shot and killed Tuesday by a coworker he had been dining with in downtown Buford, Gwinnett County police said. The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Jerome Daniel Colvin, was caught about three blocks away while trying to run from the area, spokesman Wilbert Rundles said. Colvin, of Auburn, has been charged with murder, felony murder and aggravated assault, according to police.
I-285 reopens in Cobb after crash involving GSP trooper

I-285 reopens in Cobb after crash involving GSP trooper

All lanes of I-285 have reopened in both directions in Cobb County after a crash involving a Georgia State Patrol trooper was cleared from interstate. About noon, emergency crews blocked several southbound lanes and one left northbound lane at South Atlanta Road, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. All lanes were cleared by 1:30 p.m.
Where to watch, listen or live stream Falcons at Saints

Where to watch, listen or live stream Falcons at Saints

What you should know about Thursday’s NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons (4-6) and the New Orleans Saints (9-1): - Time: 8:20 p.m. - Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome - TV: NBC: Play-by-Play: Mike Tirico. Color Analysis: Cris Collinsworth. Field reporter: Michele Tafoya  - Local Radio:  92.9 The Game — Play-by-Play: Wes Durham.
Target ‘parking lot rage’ suspect indicted in DeKalb

Target ‘parking lot rage’ suspect indicted in DeKalb

A Covington woman who allegedly shot a man during a fit of rage in a Target parking lot last year was indicted last week in a DeKalb County court. A grand jury formally charged Tara Moody with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to DeKalb court records.
Shaky Knees Music Festival adds to its 2019 lineup

Shaky Knees Music Festival adds to its 2019 lineup

A couple of names have been added to the Shaky Knees 2019 lineup. Jim James and Fidlar will be among the 65 artists announced last week who will perform at the annual music festival.   Tame Impala, Beck, Cage the Elephant and Incubus will headline the May 3-5 event at Central Park near downtown Atlanta. Other names filling the lineup include Tears for Fears, Gary Clark Jr.
9 things to know about New Birth pastor Jamal Bryant

9 things to know about New Birth pastor Jamal Bryant

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church has named Jamal-Harrison Bryant as its new senior pastor. Bryant, 46, comes from Baltimore’s Empowerment Church, which he founded in 2000. Related: Jamal Bryant takes the pulpit at New Birth Here are 9 things to know about Bryant:  Bryant is a third-generation pastor. His grandfather, Harrison Bryant, was an AME bishop.
Can you still get tickets to ‘Infinity Mirrors’ in Atlanta?

Can you still get tickets to ‘Infinity Mirrors’ in Atlanta?

Is there still a way to see Infinity? About 140,000 advance tickets have been sold to the wildly popular “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” exhibit at the High Museum of Art. Atlanta is the last city to host this traveling show, which has been on the road for two years. It will be on display at the High through Feb. 17, 2019.
ESPN host believes UGA’s Smart should be SEC coach of the year

ESPN host believes UGA’s Smart should be SEC coach of the year

If you listen to Peter Burns of ESPN, Georgia’s Kirby Smart should be the SEC coach of the year for the 2018 season. The Bulldogs are 10-1 and will face Georgia Tech Saturday in their final regular-season game. Georgia will then face Alabama in the SEC championship game Dec. 1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Falcons heavy underdogs in Thanksgiving matchup vs. Saints

Falcons heavy underdogs in Thanksgiving matchup vs. Saints

» Five things to know about Falcons-Saints matchup If the Falcons pull off the upset Thursday night against the Saints, they will prove a lot of people wrong - including most of the NFL and Vegas oddsmakers. The Falcons (4-6) are 13-point underdogs in the Thanksgiving Night matchup against the Saints (9-1), who have won nine straight and have averaged 45 points in their last three games.
APS to hold public input meetings on school plans

APS to hold public input meetings on school plans

Atlanta Public Schools will host community meetings on Nov. 28 and Dec. 12 to allow the public to give input on the district’s plan to rate all and possibly restructure some schools.  A district spokesman initially said the community meetings would be held at APS headquarters, but the district later clarified they would be held at school locations. The Nov.
WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Holiday travelers join commuters on the roads for tough evening commute

WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Holiday travelers join commuters on the roads for tough evening commute

Tuesday: High: 55 Tuesday night: Low: 34 Wednesday: High: 56 Traffic is continuing to get heavier as the evening commute begins in conjunction with people hitting the road for early Thanksgiving preparations. Drivers can expect to spend up to 2.75 times longer than they usually would on the commute home with all of the added travelers on Atlanta roads from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Life with Gracie: An early Thanksgiving feast for the least of these

Life with Gracie: An early Thanksgiving feast for the least of these

For nearly 350 men, women and children who call the Salvation Army home, Thanksgiving dinner arrived last week, compliments of the Antioch Baptist Church North Ministerial Alliance and the Male Chorus. It isn’t a particularly unique gesture. Every day across this city too busy to hate, thousands of churches prepare meals for the city’s needy.

Pharmacy error caused months of misery

Q: I had a prescription for levothyroxine filled in February and just now noticed that it was for 25 micrograms. It should have been 75 micrograms. My internist raised the dose to 100 micrograms when my thyroid stimulating hormone came back as 4.99. The pharmacy made a dispensing mistake. (The pharmacist admitted it.) As a result, I have been taking a third of the prescribed dose.
Cathy Canfield, 58, of Woodstock lost 15 pounds

Cathy Canfield, 58, of Woodstock lost 15 pounds

Former weight: 140 pounds Current weight: 125 pounds Pounds lost: 15 pounds Height: 5 feet 2 inches Age: 58 How long she’s kept it off: She started in November 2017 and reached her current weight this month. Personal life: “I live in Woodstock with my husband, Don, and our dog, Sparky.
Charges dropped against security guard shot in hand by Carroll County cop

Charges dropped against security guard shot in hand by Carroll County cop

Two misdemeanor charges filed against a security guard who was shot in the hand by a Carroll County deputy have been dropped. At the same time, the deputy won’t face charges despite a grand jury’s recommendation that he should be indicted on a reckless conduct charge. Joshua Mapson was shot by Tyler North last year during an incident at a Dollar General parking lot around 3:30 a.m.
14-year-old hit, killed by stray bullet was 8 months pregnant, family says

14-year-old hit, killed by stray bullet was 8 months pregnant, family says

A 14-year-old girl was killed Monday night when a bullet tore through the ceiling of a southwest Atlanta apartment, police said. The teen was shot in the head at the Pavilion Place Apartments in the 500 block of Cleveland Avenue about 6:30 p.m., Atlanta police said. She was identified by family as Sonja Star Harrison of Atlanta.
New Birth names Jamal Bryant as new senior pastor

New Birth names Jamal Bryant as new senior pastor

Baltimore pastor Jamal-Harrison Bryant on Monday was named the new senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Stonecrest. One hundred thirty-eight candidates were considered for the high-profile position, and eventually, the list was whittled down to only two. The announcement, made from the pulpit of the DeKalb County church, was met with applause and a few gasps.
Man accused in Lake Oconee killing freed on bond in judicial reversal

Man accused in Lake Oconee killing freed on bond in judicial reversal

The bizarre case of a retired Florida firefighter accused in the grisly death of a friend inside his Lake Oconee mansion took another unusual turn Monday when a judge granted Chad Haufler bond, reversing the decision he made more than two months ago. Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge William A. Prior had little choice.
Falcons focused on rebounding against streaking Saints

Falcons focused on rebounding against streaking Saints

The Saints have the Falcons full attention. After suffering a devastating loss to the Dallas Cowboys as time expired on Sunday, the Falcons were back at practice to get ready for the streaking New Orleans Saints, who have won nine games in a row. “We’ll be ready,” defensive end Vic Beasley said, while heading to the parking lot late Monday evening.
Cherokee County to collect residents’ old electronics

Cherokee County to collect residents’ old electronics

Personal computers, cell phones and fax machines will be among the items accepted at no charge at a Cherokee County electronics recycling day Saturday, Dec. 1. Residents can drop off old electronics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cherokee Administrative Center, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton.
‘Sparkle Sandy Springs’ moves to new downtown location

‘Sparkle Sandy Springs’ moves to new downtown location

Sandy Springs’ month-long December display of lights and decorated miniature houses will enter its second year in a new location, the City Springs downtown redevelopment. “Sparkle Sandy Springs” opens with a free kick-off event at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, with music by School of Rock Atlanta. Free hot chocolate will be served, and concessions will be available for sale.
Cherokee OKs $2.7M rebuild of Ga. 140 intersection

Cherokee OKs $2.7M rebuild of Ga. 140 intersection

Cherokee County commissioners have awarded a $2.7 million contract to reconstruct the intersection of Ga. 140 and Lower Burris/Puckett Creek Road between Canton and Waleska. Bartow Paving Co. Inc. submitted the lowest of four bids to rebuild the crossroads, providing right- and left-turn lanes on Ga.
Roswell sets ‘charrette’ on historic district master plan

Roswell sets ‘charrette’ on historic district master plan

The city of Roswell and a planning consultant invite residents to a two-day “charrette” to contribute to a master plan being drawn up for the city’s historic district. Roswell and Tunnell-Spangler & Associates Inc. (TSW Design) will host the charrettes at City Hall from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, and from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Eagle Scout helps Johns Creek ‘Complete the Map’

Eagle Scout helps Johns Creek ‘Complete the Map’

Johns Creek credits a local Eagle Scout with helping the city “Complete the Map,” enlisting volunteers to capture imagery of nearly 70 miles of private roads. Karson Greenburg and his team photographed street locations and types in local neighborhoods for Complete the Map, a crowdsourcing initiative of the city and its imagery analysis and mapping partner, Mapillary.
Could Georgia Tech go bowling in Orlando?

Could Georgia Tech go bowling in Orlando?

Georgia Tech doesn’t need additional motivation to beat Georgia this Saturday in Athens, but the Yellow Jackets have some if they want it. It’s possible that the Jackets, with an upset of the No. 5 Bulldogs, could be the first team picked in the ACC bowl lineup after Clemson’s anticipated placement in the College Football Playoff. The Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
Falcons release official depth chart for Saints’ game

Falcons release official depth chart for Saints’ game

Falcons midddle linebacker Deion Jones, a native of New Orleans, didn’t participate in the team’s walk-through on Monday, but is still aiming to play against the Saints on Thursday, according to Falcons coach Dan Quinn.  The Falcons released their official depth chart for the game on Monday. The Falcons (4-6) are set to play the Saints (9-1) at 8:20 p.m.
Bulldogs still fifth in College Football Playoff rankings

Bulldogs still fifth in College Football Playoff rankings

Georgia was still on the outside looking in as the new College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night. But the 10-1 Bulldogs, who remained fifth, have two weeks to change that and secure one of the four coveted playoff slots. First, Georgia has to beat state rival Georgia Tech Saturday in Athens. Then the Bulldogs meet No. 1 Alabama in the Dec.
Georgia still at No. 5 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

Georgia still at No. 5 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

The newest batch of College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday night. And the top 5 remained unchanged as the Bulldogs once again came in at No. 5. Georgia is also the No. 5 team in both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. The Bulldogs easily handled UMass this weekend, winning 66-27 over the Minutemen.
‘Banking while black’: Woman sues Wells Fargo alleging teller refused to cash her check

‘Banking while black’: Woman sues Wells Fargo alleging teller refused to cash her check

All Satara Monroe wanted to do was cash her paycheck, make a stop at the grocery store and go home. But she said her plans were ruined when a bank teller at a Pompano Beach Wells Fargo accused her of committing fraud. The quick errand turned into an hour-long interrogation by police, according to a lawsuit filed Nov. 5 in federal court in South Florida.
Advocacy group releases annual 'dangerous toys' list ahead of holiday season

Advocacy group releases annual 'dangerous toys' list ahead of holiday season

It lights up, scurries around and is loud enough to damage kids hearing. A toy jet and other toys just like it have found themselves on the Washington Public Interest Research Group's list of "Dangerous Toys 2018." It's the 33rd annual "Trouble in Toyland" report. The bipartisan consumer advocacy group says over that length of time, its reports have led to 150 toy recalls.
Two big priorities for Georgia Tech vs. UGA

Two big priorities for Georgia Tech vs. UGA

There are plenty of things that Georgia Tech will have to do right to have a chance against No. 5 Georgia on Saturday in Athens. Coach Paul Johnson acknowledged that the Yellow Jackets will have to be close to perfect to be in the game, a level of performance certainly higher than they reached in their 30-27 win over Virginia on Saturday.
Georgia knows the difficulty in simulating Tech’s option

Georgia knows the difficulty in simulating Tech’s option

Regardless of the fact that Georgia plays Georgia Tech every season and practices defending the triple option throughout the year, accurately simulating can be a fool’s errand. In his fourth season facing Tech, Bulldogs defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter said mimicking the triple option in practice never truly reflects the offense in a live game.
Judge held in ex-wife’s killing received ‘second chance’ from powerful friends 

Judge held in ex-wife’s killing received ‘second chance’ from powerful friends 

Ronald Williams is heartbroken. Williams, of Atlanta, was planning to spend Thanksgiving with his girlfriend, Ohio elementary schoolteacher Aisha Fraser. Instead, he is coming to grips with the fact that Fraser, 44, is dead, allegedly stabbed to death Saturday by her ex-husband, disgraced former Cuyahoga County Judge Lance Mason.
Why you should avoid buying a Christmas tree on Black Friday or Cyber Monday

Why you should avoid buying a Christmas tree on Black Friday or Cyber Monday

Amid the frenzy of holiday shopping deals on Black Friday, you may be tempted to buy a Christmas tree – but your wallet will thank you if you delay the purchase. If you can hold off all the way until Christmas Eve, you'll get the best deal. The average price of a Christmas tree in the United States drops to its lowest point at $47 on Dec.
Jonny Venters win NL comeback player of the year

Jonny Venters win NL comeback player of the year

Jonny Venters’ latest comeback will be complete with a plaque. Venters was named National League comeback player of the year Tuesday, acknowledgement of a career that’s had plenty of comebacks. After overcoming four elbow surgeries, three of which were Tommy John, Venters returned to the majors in 2018 with the Rays.
Who was Juan Lopez, the suspected Chicago Mercy Hospital shooter?

Who was Juan Lopez, the suspected Chicago Mercy Hospital shooter?

A man shot and killed his former fiancee Monday afternoon outside Chicago’s Mercy Hospital & Medical Center before opening fire on people inside the hospital, killing a police officer and a first-year pharmacy resident, according to authorities. Police on Tuesday identified the gunman as Juan Lopez, 32. Officers said Lopez shot and killed Dr.
Film review report card: Cowboys 22, Falcons 19 

Film review report card: Cowboys 22, Falcons 19 

Here are the grades, after reviewing the film on gamepass.nfl.com, for the Falcons after their gut-wrenching 22-19 loss to the Cowboys at the buzzer Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Run offense: Running back Tevin Coleman had some nice holes to run through, but only had eight carries for 58 yards. The Falcons needed to run him more.
Twice failed DeKalb Asian eatery closed 20 hours to fix violations 

Twice failed DeKalb Asian eatery closed 20 hours to fix violations 

After two failed health inspections, a popular Asian spot in DeKalb County passed on its third try.  Chopsticks II on North Shallowford Road received a 77 after the DeKalb County Board of Health did a re-inspection Nov. 16. The restaurant closed for about 20 hours as they worked to rectify multiple issues found in the past two weeks, DeKalb health board spokesman Eric C.

READERS WRITE: NOV. 21

Vets deserve long-overdue VA reform As a military veteran, I’m dismayed to read yet another AJC story on the seriously flawed leadership at the Atlanta VA Medical Center (“VA’s contradictions on director’s fate point to a troubled culture,” News, Nov. 12). Shortcomings have been exposed by the AJC for years with no improvement.
When, where to vote early in Gwinnett for runoff elections

When, where to vote early in Gwinnett for runoff elections

You have one more opportunity to cast a ballot in Gwinnett County this year. The Dec. 4 runoff elections will decide who will become Georgia’s secretary of state. Neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow earned 50 percent of the vote in the November election, which also included Libertarian Smythe Duval.
Romaine lettuce not safe to eat: CDC, FDA issue warnings ahead of Thanksgiving

Romaine lettuce not safe to eat: CDC, FDA issue warnings ahead of Thanksgiving

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a food safety alert days before Thanksgiving as there has been a multistate outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce. An investigation by the CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and public health and regulatory officials in several states and Canada found that the infections may be linked to the lettuce.
Thanksgiving store hours: 70-plus stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2018

Thanksgiving store hours: 70-plus stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2018

More than 70 retailers have confirmed they will buck the recent trend of starting Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Thursday, according to a list compiled and  updated regularly by BestBlackFriday.com.  In early October, 60 retailers confirmed they would close on Thanksgiving Day, but the list has since grown.
Black Friday 2018: Top Apple iPad, iPhone, MacBook, AirPods deals

Black Friday 2018: Top Apple iPad, iPhone, MacBook, AirPods deals

If you’ve been waiting around for Black Friday to snag a killer deal on a new Apple iPhone, iPad or MacBook, you’re in luck.  The post-Thanksgiving shopping holiday is arguably one of the best times to get major discounts on Apple products, but CNET experts also point out deals on refurbished items are already available from Apple itself.
East Coast haze caused by California fires

East Coast haze caused by California fires

Some of the skies above New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia can be hazy, but that’s due to smog. Residents in those areas Monday saw a different kind of haze on a day that was sunny and mild -- the smoke blowing east from the deadly California wildfires, WNBC reported.
Kyle Muller working to join Braves’ pitching barrage

Kyle Muller working to join Braves’ pitching barrage

They don’t check your I.D. in the big leagues. Kyle Muller is vying to become the next youthful starter to grace the Braves’ ensemble. Mike Soroka, Touki Toussaint, Kolby Allard, Kyle Wright and Bryse Wilson, among others, already have tasted the majors. Muller, who turned 21 last month, certainly looks the part: The hard-throwing, Texas-born lefty stands at 6-foot-6, 225 pounds.
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