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Which streets will close for the AJC Peachtree Road Race (and when)

The Atlanta Police Department has announced timing for AJC Peachtree Road Race street closures, some of which begin two days before the race starts.   You can see the course map here.  10th Street from Charles Allen Drive to Monroe Drive, July 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and 7 p.m., July 2 until 3 p.m., July 4  10th Street from Myrtle Street to Charles Allen Drive at 3...


Cobb police warn of accidental opioid exposure

Cobb police warn of accidental opioid exposure

The Marietta Police Department issued a warning against possible fentanyl or carfentanil exposure in public places, such as hotels, restaurants and rental cars. Police spokesman Chuck McPhilamy warned that unsuspecting people could be exposed to the drug through inhaling or touching it.  The department said to call police or emergency medical services to investigate any suspicious substances...
Here’s where to celebrate July 4th in Cobb County

Here’s where to celebrate July 4th in Cobb County

July 4th is just a week away. Here are some great places in Cobb County that you can visit with family and friends to celebrate the Red, White and Blue. The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. with a parade from Roswell Street Baptist Church to North Marietta Parkway. A fireworks display will follow at 9:30 p.m. at Marietta Square. The day’s events will feature musical performances from local...
Police: Alabama man steals Braves golf cart at SunTrust Park, crashes, runs

Police: Alabama man steals Braves golf cart at SunTrust Park, crashes, runs

Cobb County police had to physically stop an Alabama man who they say stole a golf cart at SunTrust Park about 1:40 a.m. Wednesday. Marcus Jerry Stephens allegedly stole a $4,500 Toro 3100 golf cart that belongs to the Atlanta Braves, according to an arrest warrant. A witness had to chase Stephens after he crashed into a metal pole and ran, the warrant states.  Officers arrested Stephens on charges...
Fireworks, BBQ and more in N. Fulton for July 4th

Fireworks, BBQ and more in N. Fulton for July 4th

The end of June is almost here. And that means you need plans for the 4th of July. Before you bust out your lawn chair, bug spray and picnic basket, check out these firework-filled events in north Fulton County. You can ring in Independence Day early with a picnic in Johns Creek or live music in Sandy Springs and then celebrate again on the Fourth in Roswell or Alpharetta. The Independence Day Concert...
Proposed rules would increase fines for driving ATVs on public roads

Proposed rules would increase fines for driving ATVs on public roads

The Atlanta City Council will soon consider increasing minimum fines for driving ATVs or motorized carts on city roads. The proposal includes a $750 increase for first-time violators.   The amendment, introduced by Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd, comes after a recent flood ATVs on public streets, according to a news release.   Three men were arrested for traffic violations related to riding...
Parents charged with murder after toddler dies from opioid in DeKalb

Parents charged with murder after toddler dies from opioid in DeKalb

DeKalb County authorities say they’ve charged the parents of a 2-year-old girl who died after ingesting Oxycodone, the opioid pain killer.  Aubree Hendrix of Norcross consumed the drug sometime on March 7 or 8 at the father’s Stone Mountain home, according to warrants released Monday.  The child later suffered cardiac arrest. Jazea Lyles, 20, of Norcross and Jalen Hendrix...
Suwanee opens applications for Citizens Police Academy

Suwanee opens applications for Citizens Police Academy

Want to learn some of the skills it takes to be a Suwanee police officer? The city’s police department has a course for you. The Suwanee Police Department has opened applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The 10-week course will put participants through training similar to that of a professional officer. Active shooter response, narcotics identification and traffic stops are just some...
6th District: Cobb elections official refuses to certify Handel win

6th District: Cobb elections official refuses to certify Handel win

A member of the Cobb County Board of Elections, Jessica Brooks, abstained Monday from the vote to certify Rep. Karen Handel’s victory over Jon Ossoff in the sixth district congressional race. The motion to certify the results still carried with three ‘yes’ votes, and one other member absent, according to Elections Board Director Janine Eveler.  Brooks was appointed by the Democratic...
Man sentenced to 25 years after robbing banks in Cobb, Fulton

Man sentenced to 25 years after robbing banks in Cobb, Fulton

A Marietta man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison after robbing six banks last year. Kevin Ray Williamson, 52, pleaded guilty to six counts of armed robbery and one count of using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence in February. He was sentenced Monday. “Williamson’s violent crime spree put citizens in our community on edge for months, especially bank employees...
Atlanta Streetcar won’t tap existing MARTA funds

Atlanta Streetcar won’t tap existing MARTA funds

When MARTA takes over operations of the Atlanta Streetcar, it won’t create a financial burden on the rest of the public transit system. Sales taxes paid by residents of Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton counties will continue to be dedicated to existing rail and bus operations, according to the city of Atlanta. Future funding for the 2.7-mile streetcar, which cost $99 million to build, will come...
New Hawks community basketball courts at Center of Hope at Coan Park

New Hawks community basketball courts at Center of Hope at Coan Park

Two new Atlanta Hawks community basketball courts were unveiled recently at the Center of Hope at Coan Park. Funded by the Atlanta Hawks Foundation and Verizon, the Coan Park full outdoor basketball court and adjacent wheelchair accessible basketball court features the Atlanta Hawks logo and colors. “Investing in the young people of Atlanta to help them realize their full potential is a moral...
Armed carjacking reported at Publix in DeKalb

Armed carjacking reported at Publix in DeKalb

DeKalb County police are searching for three suspects accused of an armed carjacking and robbery at a Publix. The crew pulled into the parking lot at 3469 Flakes Mills Road off Flat Shoals Parkway in a black Honda Pilot early last Sunday, police said. Immediately one of the suspects pointed a gun with a laser sight at one of the victims. The victims were with two cars, parked side-by-side, according...
Major work by contemporary artist Kara Walker acquired by High Museum

Major work by contemporary artist Kara Walker acquired by High Museum

Contemporary artist Kara Walker grew up in the shadow of Stone Mountain, one of the largest memorials celebrating the heroes of the Confederacy, and she recently discussed how that monument has affected her own cut-paper art. “I make work that’s historical, that’s profiled, that’s cut out,” she told Vulture.com. “There was a moment, looking up at it, where...
Alpharetta to address future of North Point area

Alpharetta to address future of North Point area

Alpharetta is launching an eight-month project to update and clarify its vision for what city officials call the North Point Activity Center, a mostly commercial district centered on the North Point Mall shopping center. “This is an exciting opportunity for Alpharetta residents and property owners to work directly with our team to make the North Point area more inviting, walkable and lively...
Forest Park OKs police vehicle purchases

Forest Park OKs police vehicle purchases

The Forest Park City Council recently voted to authorize the city manager to use SPLOST funds for the purchase of five 2017 Chevy Tahoe Police Performance vehicles through Enterprise Fleet Management for $160,200.95. In addition, the council approved entering a contract with the company Combined Services for restroom renovations of City Hall council chambers. Combined Services was the lowest bidder...
Forsyth County plans meetings for Coal Mountain district

Forsyth County plans meetings for Coal Mountain district

Two upcoming public hearings are set on changes in the Forsyth County Unified Development Code in part of northern Forsyth. The hearings on upgraded standards for the Coal Mountain Overlay District are set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday before the Forsyth County Planning Commission and before the full Forsyth County Commission at 5 p.m. July 6. Both meetings will be held at the Forsyth County Administration...
Hall County man shot in head while seated in car

Hall County man shot in head while seated in car

Hall County deputies are looking for a suspect after a 24-year-old man was shot in the head and killed Monday morning. Cornelius Gordon was seated in a car outside 2241 Barnes Drive in Gainesville when someone walked over and shot him about 2 a.m., Hall County sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Scott Ware said in a news release.  Gordon’s friends drove him to Northeast Georgia Medical Center...
Fayette High getting new auditorium

Fayette High getting new auditorium

Fayette County High School will soon lose its dubious distinction of being the only high school in the county without its own auditorium. The Board of Education recently voted 5-0 to proceed with plans to build an $8.4 million addition that will house both an auditorium and a new band and orchestra room. Currently, students must use Sams Auditorium across the street in the LaFayette Educational Center...
Krog Street Tunnel a setting for art, community bonds

Krog Street Tunnel a setting for art, community bonds

Q: What is the history of Atlanta’s graffiti-covered Krog Street Tunnel? A: Connecting the Cabbagetown and Inman Park neighborhoods of Atlanta, the Krog Street Tunnel is a continually evolving canvas updated by graffiti artists. Constructed in 1912, the tunnel runs under Hulsey Yard and has two lanes for traffic, as well as pedestrian walkways. The tunnel runs between DeKalb Avenue on the Inman...
Cops: 65-year-old charged after stabbing outside N. Fulton laundromat

Cops: 65-year-old charged after stabbing outside N. Fulton laundromat

A brawl outside of a laundromat in Roswell last week left one man in the hospital and another in jail. The incident occurred on Thursday, June 22 after unkind words were exchanged between a few people and Ronnie “Buggy” Evans outside the Roswell Coin Laundry on Alpharetta Street, witnesses and police told Channel 2 Action News. Evans ended the brawl when he took out a box cutter and...
5 jailed after $1 million meth lab busted in Barrow County

5 jailed after $1 million meth lab busted in Barrow County

Five men are facing charges after Barrow County deputies found 19 one-gallon buckets of liquid methamphetamine in a bedroom closet earlier this month.  Catarino Lopez, Sergio Lopez, Arturo Lopez-Torres, Jhonnathan Ulivi Vergara and Julio Moreno-Nieto were arrested June 14 in connection with an alleged meth lab being run out of a home at 1625 Sedgefield Trail in Bethlehem, Barrow County sheriff&rsquo...
Loganville city hall moving to former elementary school

Loganville city hall moving to former elementary school

Loganville is relocating city government offices under one roof to the former Loganville Elementary School and will open for business July 17. The current city hall at 4385 Pecan St. has been home to the city’s government since January 2000 but has become too small. The elementary school campus at 4303 Lawrenceville Highway became vacant a year ago when the Walton County School District opened...
Smyrna’s Reed House nearing completion as event center

Smyrna’s Reed House nearing completion as event center

The Reed House renovation in Smyrna is getting closer to completion as an event center. A contract for almost $246,845 was awarded recently to Tucker Grading and Hauling by the Smyrna City Council for the parking area. The city also is accepting donations on loan of quality period furniture or pieces and artwork by contacting Richard Garland, the city’s parks and recreation director, at 678-631-5397...
Sandy Springs OKs FY2018 budget

Sandy Springs OKs FY2018 budget

The Sandy Springs City Council has voted unanimously to approve its fiscal 2018 budget, with a balanced general fund totaling $106 million and the budgets for all operating, capital and special revenues totaling $426.5 million. Mayor Rusty Paul said in a prepared statement that the budget is based on the city’s established planning priorities “and continues the conservative fiscal principles...
North Fork Peachtree Creek Watershed assessments begin

North Fork Peachtree Creek Watershed assessments begin

As part of the city of Brookhaven’s North Fork Peachtree Creek Watershed Improvement Plan project, professionals from Sustainable Water Planning & Engineering will be walking in and along streams and waterbodies beginning this week. They will be assessing the habitat conditions and identifying future improvement project opportunities. The timeline is for two weeks of planned field work and several...
Piedmont Park's Climbing Magnolia has been replaced with something new

Piedmont Park's Climbing Magnolia has been replaced with something new

Many locals and visitors who had photographed, climbed on or simply appreciated the "Climbing Magnolia" of Piedmont Park, a beloved Midtown landmark, were saddened when it fell in July. But there’s cause to rejoice. The old tree, which is believed to date back to 1895, has been replaced by a 20-foot magnolia. The nonprofit Piedmont Park Conservancy announced...
Third candidate announces for Decatur’s District One commission seat

Third candidate announces for Decatur’s District One commission seat

On Monday a third candidate announced he’s running for the Decatur District One commission seat that Fred Boykin’s retiring from. Tim Martin, a Decatur resident since 1999, joins Kelly Walsh and Melissa Manrow who earlier announced intentions to run on Nov. 7. With two months remaining before qualifying there’s likely more on the way. “I guess I’m not surprised a lot...
Single lane closures to slow drivers on State Route 20 in Sugar Hill

Single lane closures to slow drivers on State Route 20 in Sugar Hill

Georgia DOT will continue the widening of State Route 20 this week by adding fiber optic cable for communication between the corridor’s traffic signals. Construction will result in single lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through June 28 on S.R. 20 between Sugar Hill Road and James Burgess Road in Sugar Hill. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction intermittently and is expected...
Lilburn plans to repeat property tax rate for 2017

Lilburn plans to repeat property tax rate for 2017

Lilburn is scheduled to adopt the 2017 property tax rate at 7:30 p.m. July 10 in council chambers at Lilburn City Hall, 340 Main St. The city is proposing to keep the property tax rate the same at 4.43 mills. At this rate, the city anticipates collecting $1,829,589, which is 5.68 percent more than last year. This estimate includes changes in the assessed value of properties, pending appeals, as well...
Nurse training prompts Fayette County debate

Nurse training prompts Fayette County debate

A recent training session for school nurses in Fayette County prompted nearly 90 minutes of often emotional public comment at a recent Board of Education meeting. Nearly 30 people spoke to support or object to a recent program arranged by School Health Services Coordinator Debbie King at the request of her staff. The training, called “Understanding Gender and Supporting Transgender Students...
Smyrna will buy four trucks for nearly $304K

Smyrna will buy four trucks for nearly $304K

Four trucks will be bought for Smyrna, following approval by the Smyrna City Council. Three F-450 small dump trucks will replace three 2001 dump trucks. For all three, state contract pricing will be $181,143 through Wade Ford which will use a local vendor to install the dump bodies. Also, a rear-loader garbage truck will be bought for $122,810 from the lowest bidder Peach State Truck Center.
Man claims self-defense in teen’s shooting death, faces murder charge

Man claims self-defense in teen’s shooting death, faces murder charge

Despite his claim of self-defense, a man has been charged with murder in the weekend shooting death of a teenager, officials said. Jalen Breon Brown and Rayquann Deonte Jernigan got in a fight Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Riverview Apartments in Athens, Athens-Clarke police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said. It’s not clear why they were fighting. At some point...
No injuries reported in truck fire on I-285 in N. Fulton

No injuries reported in truck fire on I-285 in N. Fulton

If you saw a black cloud of smoke hanging above Atlanta on Monday morning, don’t worry, another bridge didn’t catch fire. A tractor-trailer fire caused traffic delays on I-285, but firefighters extinguished the flames quickly and moved the truck off to the shoulder. There were no injuries. The incident began at 9 :22 a.m., according to the hero unit that responded to the call. The driver...
Police: Alien (no, seriously) pulled over in N. Fulton

Police: Alien (no, seriously) pulled over in N. Fulton

Police in Alpharetta had an extraterrestrial encounter on Sunday. When officers pulled over a car for speeding and approached the passenger side window, they saw a big-eyed, still, pale figure riding shotgun. As it turned out, the passenger was not of this planet. Police got a laugh and snapped some photos when they discovered it was a life-size alien doll. For good measure, the driver even buckled...
Atlanta named the best city in the nation to ring in the 4th of July

Atlanta named the best city in the nation to ring in the 4th of July

Of the nation’s 100 most populated cities, only one was deemed the best of the best for Fourth of July: Atlanta. Based on five key dimensions (celebrations; affordability; attractions and activities; safety and accessibility and Fourth of July weather forecast), analysts at personal finance site WalletHub named our very own metro the top city in the nation to celebrate Independence Day...
Ronald Reagan Parkway face lift (and related lane closures) have begun

Ronald Reagan Parkway face lift (and related lane closures) have begun

Work has begun on the $3.2-million face lift of Gwinnett’s Ronald Reagan Parkway — meaning overnight road closures will be here for a few months, too.  County officials said the resurfacing project, which will cover the road’s entire seven-mile stretch between Snellville and Lilburn, began Sunday night. Crews started repaving on one westbound lane near Presidential Circle...
Charlotte teen found alive in Gwinnett County a year after disappearance

Charlotte teen found alive in Gwinnett County a year after disappearance

A 17-year-old girl was found alive in metro Atlanta more than a year after she disappeared from her Charlotte home, the FBI said. Hailey Burns had not had any contact with family or friends since May 23, 2016, according to the agency. A reward was offered for information about her whereabouts. A special agent in Charlotte received information that she might be in metro Atlanta, the FBI...
Witness describes violent collision that killed Marietta man

Witness describes violent collision that killed Marietta man

A Marietta man is dead after a collision between a car and a pickup truck Sunday afternoon. The crash happened about 12:17 p.m. on South Cobb Drive at Appleton Road, Cobb County police spokeswoman Officer Alicia Chilton said.  Bruce Barker, 66, was killed when his Ford Ranger collided with a Ford Mustang driven by 21-year old Jabriel Wooden of Marietta, Chilton said. Witness Corey Youngblood...
Drug-sniffing dog may patrol middle, high schools in Hall County

Drug-sniffing dog may patrol middle, high schools in Hall County

Middle school and high school students in Hall County could have canine company when they return to classes this fall.  The Hall County Board of Education unanimously approved its 2018 budget in which $50,000 was requested by the school system “to further the district’s efforts in eliminating the presence of illegal drugs in our schools,” spokesman Gordon Higgins said...
87-year-old trapped at home after tree hits house

87-year-old trapped at home after tree hits house

Julia May Preston was home with her son when a massive tree fell on her house, trapping her on her property indefinitely, she says. Preston, 87, lives in northwest Atlanta, where several days of wet weather has softened ground and contributed to trees uprooting, Channel 2 Action News reported. Her son, Thomas Turner, described the sounds as the tree crashed into the Arcadia Circle home about 9 p.m...
VIDEO: Food stand owner’s nose broken, daughter beaten over food order

VIDEO: Food stand owner’s nose broken, daughter beaten over food order

Police in Appling County are looking for two people in connection with an aggravated assault on a food stand owner and her 15-year-old daughter. Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha M. Smith are wanted on aggravated assault and cruelty to children charges in connection with Thursday’s attack after they were allegedly infuriated over a food order.  Jeannette Norris, who owns the Qwik Chick takeout...
Sunshine, below average temps expected

Sunshine, below average temps expected

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. High 84 Tonight: Partly cloudy skies. Low 62 Tomorrow: Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 85 While some rain sprinkles hover above Northeast Georgia skies, metro Atlantans can expect to see the sun this afternoon, meteorologists say. Rain chances are low as that moisture is drying up before it...
Trump sounds off after 3 CNN employees resign over retracted Russia story

Trump sounds off after 3 CNN employees resign over retracted Russia story

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Tuesday to sound off after three employees on CNN’s new investigative unit resigned Monday over a retracted online story regarding the Senate’s Russia investigation. "Wow, CNN had to retract big story on 'Russia,' with 3 employees forced to resign," he wrote. "What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!"...
Man watching pornography on McDonald’s Wi-Fi arrested: police

Man watching pornography on McDonald’s Wi-Fi arrested: police

Police arrested a man last week at a Pennsylvania McDonald’s after they said he refused to stop watching pornography on the restaurant’s Wi-Fi, according to multiple reports. Employees at the McDonald’s in West Hanover Township told police that they had previously confronted 61-year-old Todd McMillan, of Bay Shore, New York, for watching pornography on the fast-food establishment&rsquo...
Nintendo: Super NES Classic Edition with 21 games will hit stores in September

Nintendo: Super NES Classic Edition with 21 games will hit stores in September

More than 25 years after the Super Nintendo Entertainment System hit store shelves and two months after Nintendo stopped production on its revamped NES Classic Edition, the company announced Monday that the Super NES will be back in a mini version slated for a September release. The Super NES Classic Edition will come with 21 classic games installed, including Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy III...
Supreme Court to hear arguments over Trump travel ban

Supreme Court to hear arguments over Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court on Monday announced that it would listen to arguments surrounding President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban during its October sitting.
Janet Jackson loving motherhood as she gets back into her music, producer says

Janet Jackson loving motherhood as she gets back into her music, producer says

Janet Jackson welcomed her very first child, son Eissa, in January and is having a great time being a mom! “She’s so happy,” her longtime producer, Jimmy Jam, told Entertainment Tonight. “I get FaceTime [calls] at like two in the morning, usually when I’m wrapping up in the studio. It’s always just Isa [on FaceTime], she’s in the background somewhere. He&rsquo...
California woman finds frog in her salad

California woman finds frog in her salad

A California woman found an unpleasant addition to her salad earlier this month, as she uncovered a dead frog nestled inside the lettuce. >> Read more trending news  Shawna Cepeda was dining at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in West Covina and noticed her salad had a bitter taste, according to a Yelp review she posted on June 13. She began stirring the salad and found the frog...
Infant needing transplant aided by Arkansas T-shirt company

Infant needing transplant aided by Arkansas T-shirt company

An 8-month old baby from Arkansas in need of a liver transplant is being helped by a T-shirt manufacturer who is raising money to help cover expenses. >> Read more trending news  Amelia Fowler was diagnosed with biliary atresia four days after her birth, KTHV reported. Doctors told Amelia’s parents, Jack and Mary Lu Fowler, that a liver transplant  was the child’s...
Wisconsin boy burned after park slide 'explodes'

Wisconsin boy burned after park slide 'explodes'

A Wisconsin boy suffered second-degree burns on a slide in a park, WISN reported. >> Read more trending news  The family of Giuseppe Storniolo, 9, of West Allis, said the slide “exploded” after spontaneously bubbling. “I was about to get off and it just started to happen and it came up shaking,” Storniolo said. “I never saw any cracks on it or no...
London tower blocks evacuated over fire concerns

London tower blocks evacuated over fire concerns

Thousands of residents in a north London housing complex were evacuated from their apartments Friday night after fire checks revealed the buildings were unsafe, Reuters reported. >> Read more trending news The checks were done in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14. Residents, along with their children and pets were removed from five tower blocks and headed to a local sports center...
Hugh Grant offering reward for WWII vet's lost medals

Hugh Grant offering reward for WWII vet's lost medals

Actor Hugh Grant is offering a $1,100 reward for the return of a blind British World War II veterans medals after the 95-year-old man lost them at a service station. >> Read more trending news D-Day veteran Alfred Barlow landed on Sword Beach on June 6, 1944. Barlow, who was a corporal when Allied forces attacked the French coast, attended this year’s Memorial in Normandy, the Manchester...
'Flower man' steals the show at Wisconsin wedding

'Flower man' steals the show at Wisconsin wedding

Traditional weddings usually include a flower girl and a ring bearer. But nuptials last week in Wisconsin included a flower man -- and he did his job so well, he nearly stole the attention from the bride. >> Read more trending news Andria Farthing got married in Madison on June 17. For her flower girl, she chose her 28-year-old cousin, Patrick Casey. The two relatives were close as children...
2 arrested in 30-person brawl after N.Y. high school graduation

2 arrested in 30-person brawl after N.Y. high school graduation

A high school graduation ceremony in upstate New York ended with a brawl that injured one police officer and led to the arrest of two teenagers, the Albany Times Union reported. >> Read more trending news The brawl outside Watervliet High School in suburban Albany on Thursday night required four police agencies to respond before it was under control, police said. Police arrested 18-year-old...
Nebraska mom begs thieves to return Porsche tires used for memorial

Nebraska mom begs thieves to return Porsche tires used for memorial

A Nebraska woman is making an appeal to thieves who stole the Porsche tires she had built as a memorial to her late son. >> Read more trending news Angel Pike and her son Ben built the memorial in April to honor Mike Pike, who died in his sleep four years ago, KETV reported.  The stone in Pike’s front yard in Omaha reads “Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the...
Human toe stolen from Yukon bar returned, with apology

Human toe stolen from Yukon bar returned, with apology

There’s good news afoot -- the toe stolen from the Downtown Hotel Sourdough Saloon in the Yukon has been returned to its rightful owner, along with a letter of apology. >> Read more trending news “We’re happy as clams about it,” Sue Taylor told the Alaska Dispatch News.Taylor is a “toe captain” at the bar in Dawson City. The mummified human toe that...
TV crew's SUV stolen while they filmed story about crime

TV crew's SUV stolen while they filmed story about crime

A television news crew in New Mexico, gathering footage for a story about crime, became part of the story Friday when a thief stole the station’s SUV, the Albuquerque Journal reported. >> Read more trending news KOB news director Michelle Donaldson said her crew was filming in downtown Albuquerque and watched as the vehicle was stolen. The story the crew was shooting footage for was about...
Colorado fire department honors 5-year-old who saved mom’s life

Colorado fire department honors 5-year-old who saved mom’s life

A 5-year-old Colorado boy was made an honorary member of his local fire department Wednesday after he dialed 911 when his mother needed medical attention, the Journal-Advocate reported. >> Read more trending news Xander Carpenter was given a special tour of the Sterling Fire Department, was given his own special uniform for the inspection,  took a ride in Tower 18 and also helped put out...
BET Awards 2017: What time, what channel, who is nominated, performing

BET Awards 2017: What time, what channel, who is nominated, performing

Some of the biggest artists in rap, hip hop, pop, R&B, movies and TV will be at the BET Awards on Sunday. Remy Ma, DJ Khaled, New Edition and more  are scheduled to be at the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  Here’s what you need to know before the show: What time: 8 p.m. ET What channel: BET, with live streams on BET.com and YouTube.  A backstage live stream will...
TSA agent stole from passenger's belongings, police say

TSA agent stole from passenger's belongings, police say

A Transportation Security Administration agent has been arrested after he was accused of stealing money from a passenger at Orlando International Airport in Florida, Orlando police said. Alexander Shae Johnson, 22, was arrested Thursday night. Passenger Kathleen Duddleston entered the TSA checkpoint and was stopped for additional screening, police said. While she was patted down, Duddleston told TSA...
Police investigate video of man kicking cat off cliff

Police investigate video of man kicking cat off cliff

Police in North Carolina are investigating a viral video that appears to show a Charlotte man gleefully kick a cat off a steep hill. The man apparently recorded himself abusing the animal and then posted the video to Facebook. As the man appears to kick the cat like a football, he can be heard exclaiming, “In the hole you go.” After thousands of people shared the post and the video racked...
Watch: Zola the gorilla dancing like a ‘Maniac’

Watch: Zola the gorilla dancing like a ‘Maniac’

Zola the gorilla is at it again. And he’s dancing like he’s never danced before. >> Read more trending news  The gorilla was caught on video dancing, spinning and splashing in a tub at the Dallas Zoo, and one viewer decided to overlay the song “Maniac” from the movie “Flashdance,” over the clip, Mashable reported. Zola has attracted attention...
Queen Elizabeth II reported to police for not wearing seat belt

Queen Elizabeth II reported to police for not wearing seat belt

A sharp-eyed observer noticed that Queen Elizabeth II, riding in a car en route to the State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday, was not wearing a seat belt. So the person decided to dial 999, which is Great Britain’s emergency telephone line, The Telegraph reported. >> Read more trending news  The call was taken by the West Yorkshire Police Customer Contact Centre, according...
Police considering manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire

Police considering manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire

Police said Friday that they are considering manslaughter charges in the Grenfell Tower fire in London, adding that the blaze started in a refrigerator freezer, the BBC reported. >> Read more trending news  The police investigation is focusing on how the fire began, how it spread and who should be held responsible, Detective Chief Superintendent Fiona McCormack told a press briefing...
Johnny Depp: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president’

Johnny Depp: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president’

Johnny Depp knew his comments to his British audience were going to spark controversy, even as he said them. The actor was speaking to an audience in a British theater Thursday when he made a vague reference to John Wilkes Booth assassinating a president, The Telegraph reported. >> Read more trending news  Depp was taking questions at the Cinemageddon at the Glastonbury Festival after...
Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: ‘It broke me’

Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: ‘It broke me’

The “Daily Show” detoured from comedy on Wednesday, as Trevor Noah talked frankly and emotionally about the released dashcam footage in which a Minnesota man was killed by police last year during a traffic stop. >> Read more trending news “It broke me,” Noah said, saying he was moved by the final part of the footage showing the death of Philando Castile. In that...
Couple win nearly $1 million in penny slots

Couple win nearly $1 million in penny slots

This was better than a golden ticket. >> Read more trending news  A couple from Arizona gambling on a Willy Wonka-themed penny slot machine at a Las Vegas casino won nearly $1 million over the weekend, KMPH reported. According to Caesars Entertainment, Nicholas Blaskowski and Nicole Perry, of Phoenix, hit the jackpot at Harrah's Las Vegas on Sunday while playing Willy Wonka: World of Wonka...
Report: Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

Report: Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

Russian warships fired six missiles at ISIS targets in Syria on Friday, according to the country’s state media. According to CNN, a statement from Russia’s Defense Ministry that was posted to RIA said that the missiles were fired  from the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. The Cailber missiles were fired from the frigates “Admiral Essen,” “Admiral Grigorovich...
Oreo to unveil candy canes for Christmas

Oreo to unveil candy canes for Christmas

It is still six months until Christmas, but Oreo cookies could be part of your holiday tree decorations. >> Read more trending news The cookie maker is unveiling candy canes for Christmas, Country Living reported. The Candy Hunting Instagram account revealed that Oreo Cookies & Creme Candy Canes will be available in time for Christmas. However, Nabisco, the parent company for Oreo...
Ellen DeGeneres calls out audience member for dishonesty

Ellen DeGeneres calls out audience member for dishonesty

Ellen DeGeneres tested the honesty of her audience in a recent show, and most of them passed. The one woman who didn’t was embarrassed with a reprimand on national television. >> Read more trending news  With “Ellen” in its 14th season, DeGeneres gave her audience members the chance to choose one item from the Ellen Shop, the Huffington Post reported. What the...
Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of Iraqis in Michigan

Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of Iraqis in Michigan

A federal judge granted a 14-day stay of removal Thursday, blocking the deportation  of more than 100 Iraqis living in Michigan, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news The temporary stay allows any of the men and women detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to appear before an immigration judge and make their case for remaining in the United States. ICE has arrested...
‘Baby Driver’ cast talks heart-pounding, toe-tapping summer action flick

‘Baby Driver’ cast talks heart-pounding, toe-tapping summer action flick

Actor Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx star in the summer’s most anticipated action movie, and it’s equal parts heart-pounding thrills and toe-tapping musical. Car crashes, romance and a musical backdrop make “Baby Driver” a genre-bending adrenaline kick from writer/director Edgar Wright. “We had a very good blueprint to work with from Edgar,” Jon Hamm told...
Man charged with rape of 7-year-old six weeks after serving sexual battery sentence

Man charged with rape of 7-year-old six weeks after serving sexual battery sentence

Authorities in Kansas arrested a man last week on suspicion of strangling and sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl just six weeks after he left jail following a prior sexual battery conviction, according to multiple reports. Corbin Breitenbach, 23, was charged June 15 with attempted capital murder, aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated burglary in the June 11 attack, KSNW reported. Court...
’Downton Abbey’ the movie in the works, production to start next year

’Downton Abbey’ the movie in the works, production to start next year

“Downton Abbey” the movie is in the works, with production scheduled to begin next year. The popular, award-winning PBS television drama, which ended in 2015, focused on the lives of an aristocratic British family, the Granthams, and their family of servants. The historical TV series, starring Dame Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern, among others, was written by Julian Fellowes,...
Trump doesn't have Comey tapes

Trump doesn't have Comey tapes

After President Donald Trump first hinted that he might have recordings of his private conversations with fired FBI director James Comey, he admitted Thursday on Twitter that he had no such tapes. “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea ... whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations...
Memorial for slain Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen set on fire, suspect arrested

Memorial for slain Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen set on fire, suspect arrested

A man has been arrested after setting a fire on the memorial for Nabra Hassanen, a Muslim teen killed near a Mosque in Virginia during a suspected road-rage incident. The 17-year-old was walking to a mosque early Sunday with a group of friends. WTTG reported that DC Fire responded to a scene at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and were able to extinguish the fire. Police said that Jonathon Soloman, 24...
Airport police officer stabbed in possible terror attack

Airport police officer stabbed in possible terror attack

An airport police officer in Flint, Michigan, was stabbed Wednesday morning, prompting officials to evacuate the airport and launch an investigation into whether the attack was terror-related. Officials at Bishop International Airport said an officer was in stable condition after he was stabbed at the airport Wednesday morning. Michigan State Police earlier said he was taken to a hospital in critical...
Florida teen killed in Craigslist robbery gone wrong

Florida teen killed in Craigslist robbery gone wrong

A South Florida teen was gunned down after getting into an argument with a man he allegedly met on Craigslist, police said.  Brian Brown, 19, met with Ed Lamarre, 22, near a North Miami-Dade home on June 14 when a transaction went wrong, according to the Miami Herald.  Craig Brown, Brian’s father, claims his son was meeting a man from Craigslist who wanted to buy his son&rsquo...
Batman thwarts would-be thief

Batman thwarts would-be thief

A police officer dressed as Batman stopped a would-be thief in Texas on Saturday after the man attempted to nab four DVDs from a Walmart store, including the Lego Batman movie. “You cannot steal my movie,” Forth Worth police Officer Damon Cole joked to KDFW. “Come on.” Cole was off-duty and dressed as Batman for a kids’ safety fair Saturday when he was alerted to...
Vase was likely mass produced in 1940s

Vase was likely mass produced in 1940s

Dear Helaine and Joe: This pretty little vase was my mother’s, but I wonder if it was first her mother’s. Most of the things my mother had were midcentury modern, but this little vase stands out as being different. It is 5 1/2 inches tall and 5 inches across. It has a delicate white flower on the front with green leaves with some gold. There is some damage to one of the petals. The bottom...
A redesigned 500-square-foot rowhouse strives to make less more

A redesigned 500-square-foot rowhouse strives to make less more

BALTIMORE — Tiny homes are giving new meaning to the phrase “less is more.” The less square footage, the fewer things you own, says Greg Cantori, a volunteer tiny-house consultant for Baltimore nonprofit Civic Works. The fewer things you own, the less “junk purchases” you make. And fewer such purchases free up time and money. “We spend so much time buying, moving...
Heron Hall: one of the greenest buildings ever, and home

Heron Hall: one of the greenest buildings ever, and home

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — The first sign was tangible: “Lot for sale,” it read, all nonchalantly, in handwritten letters — as if this weren’t the site of a zillion future superlatives. Architect Jason F. McLennan notices signs. This time, he and his family were in the market for a promising lot on Bainbridge Island; had been for a couple of years. And this lot, so close...
Fennel, queen of arid herb gardens

Fennel, queen of arid herb gardens

It’s said that fennel was old when Troy was new. The big bold Mediterranean herb has its roots in the ancient world, and yet is now as commonplace as any other potentially invasive plant in parts of California. Fennel loves the mild West Coast climate, and where other escapees fail during extended drought, it thrives as it has since long before the pharaohs. Although fennel is a culinary herb...
When downsizing means an upgrade

When downsizing means an upgrade

It started as a whim. My cousin Anne, who is a designer at Nell Hill’s, has three daughters who would soon be out of the nest. Why not sell their larger family home and downsize into a fixer-upper she could renovate? “It sounded so fun,” Anne remembers with an eye roll. “Looking at pictures and finding what you want is fun. But living through it isn’t as much fun,&rdquo...
How to make a small apartment seem bigger

How to make a small apartment seem bigger

When it comes to apartment-style living, maximizing space is often key. Depending on the size of your urban environment, furniture placement can especially be a challenge. From furniture size to colors and even materials, here are some tips you can follow to create an oasis in your urban environment. DO: Use light or neutral colors. Light colors will automatically help open up a space. Create a floor...
Florida mother attempts to give 2-year-old son away in restaurant parking lot

Florida mother attempts to give 2-year-old son away in restaurant parking lot

A Florida mother allegedly tried to give her son away to strangers in a restaurant parking lot. Amber Warner, 31, is accused of trying to give her 2-year-old son away in the parking lot of a Kountry Kitchen in Vero Beach, according to WPLG. Authorities say that Warner told the couple “I can’t do it,” before placing the child on the ground and driving off. She was later found...
Adele brings cake to Grenfell Tower firefighters in London 

Adele brings cake to Grenfell Tower firefighters in London 

Adele made a surprise visit to some of the firefighters who worked to battle the fire at the Grenfell Tower high rise in London last week. The fire killed at least 30 people when it breakout early Wednesday.  BBC News reported that Rob Petty, a fireman at Chelsea Fire Station, shared photos on Facebook of the singer posing with some of his colleagues on Monday. “Not everyday the wonderfully...
Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep dies at 42

Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep dies at 42

Rapper Albert Johnson, best known by his stage name Prodigy and as one-half of highly acclaimed rap duo Mobb Deep, died Tuesday, according to multiple reports. He was 42 years old. A publicist for Mobb Deep confirmed to XXL that he was found unconscious Tuesday morning and later died.
Twenty One Pilots rant means they won’t be headlining Coachella anytime soon

Twenty One Pilots rant means they won’t be headlining Coachella anytime soon

Twenty One Pilots took time out of their headlining set at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware Friday night to slam California’s popular music fest, Coachella, in what is now a viral moment. It’s probably safe to say that they won’t be getting a call to headline Coachella, let alone perform there, anytime soon.  Band front man Tyler Joseph told the crowd...
Update: Bob Barker ‘doing fine’ after fall

Update: Bob Barker ‘doing fine’ after fall

Update: Former game show host Bob Barker says he is doing fine after hit the back of his head during a fall last week. He was taken to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles by his housekeeper, a Barker representative told Entertainment Tonight. He has since been released and has returned home. Barker’s spokesperson told ET that he “has had some minor discomfort and pain, but is...
Tiger Woods says he’s getting ‘professional help’ following arrest

Tiger Woods says he’s getting ‘professional help’ following arrest

After a DUI arrest in May, and rumors spreading about rehab, Tiger Woods said Monday evening on Twitter that he is getting help for his problems. “I’m currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder,” the statement, which was also issued to The Associated Press, said. “I want to thank...
Tyra Banks’ baby boy makes his debut in an adorable Father’s Day photo

Tyra Banks’ baby boy makes his debut in an adorable Father’s Day photo

“America’s Got Talent” and “America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks has shared a first look at her son, York Banks Asla, in a new Instagram photo.  People reported that this is the first public photo of Banks’ son, who was born last January via gestational surrogate. The 16-month old boy is Banks’ first child with her boyfriend, photographer Erik...
Connection found between teen and his accused killers, police say

Connection found between teen and his accused killers, police say

Police said they have charged two people for killing a teen, then dumping his body near Macon. Alpharetta police told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik that the suspects knew the victim. Officers said that Deri Bonaventura-Flores, 19, and Hali Karlan, 20, were introduced to Elijah Smith, 16, through a friend. 6th District candidates make final push just 2 days away from Election Day Approaching cold...
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