Lauren Foreman

Lauren Foreman covers breaking news and weather for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is a convergence journalism graduate of the University of Missouri and has been a reporter for about five years.

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THE LATEST: Fire under Buckhead train trestle extinguished
 A fire under a Buckhead train trestle has been extinguished. The blaze, which occurred early Friday off Cheshire Bridge Road and Wellbourne Drive, did not impact traffic, according to Channel 2 Action News. It’s unclear what caused the fire. One year ago, there was another fire under the same train trestle. RELATED: Trains moving...

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A fire under a Buckhead train trestle has been extinguished. The blaze, which occurred early Friday off Cheshire Bridge Road and Wellbourne Drive, did not impact traffic, according to Channel 2 Action News. It’s unclear what caused the fire. One year ago, there was another fire under the same train trestle. RELATED: Trains moving...
Apartment fire displaces at least 19 people in Clayton County
 An apartment fire displaced at least 19 people in Clayton County. Authorities responded to the blaze about 11:06 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Run Apartment Homes in the 7800 block of North Main Street, fire spokeswoman Laura Richardson said.  The fire spread to eight units, and two of them were a total loss, officials said. Two other...

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An apartment fire displaced at least 19 people in Clayton County. Authorities responded to the blaze about 11:06 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Run Apartment Homes in the 7800 block of North Main Street, fire spokeswoman Laura Richardson said.  The fire spread to eight units, and two of them were a total loss, officials said. Two other...
‘Pleasant’ Friday and Saturday, wet on Sunday
 Today: Sunny and breezy. High: 69 Tonight: Clear. Low: 43 Tomorrow: Sunny. High: 71 It’s dry now, but that will change over the weekend, according to Channel 2 Action News. “We’re starting out on a chilly note today,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. “But it is going to be warming up for us through...

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Today: Sunny and breezy. High: 69 Tonight: Clear. Low: 43 Tomorrow: Sunny. High: 71 It’s dry now, but that will change over the weekend, according to Channel 2 Action News. “We’re starting out on a chilly note today,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. “But it is going to be warming up for us through...
Detectives renew calls for leads in deadly Gwinnett home invasion
 More than a month after a deadly home invasion in Gwinnett County, police on Thursday  renewed calls for tips from the public. “Detectives are asking anyone with information on this case or the occupants of the vehicle to please call,” Gwinnett police Cpl. Wilbert M. Rundles said in a statement. According to police, two armed...

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More than a month after a deadly home invasion in Gwinnett County, police on Thursday renewed calls for tips from the public. “Detectives are asking anyone with information on this case or the occupants of the vehicle to please call,” Gwinnett police Cpl. Wilbert M. Rundles said in a statement. According to police, two armed...
Man beaten to death at DeKalb motel
 A man has died in a brutal assault at a DeKalb County motel  and his attacker is on the run, police said. About 6 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a call about a fight at the United Inn and Suites on Memorial Drive. “Right now, we don’t know why the victim and the suspect got in some kind of physical altercation,” DeKalb...

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A man has died in a brutal assault at a DeKalb County motel and his attacker is on the run, police said. About 6 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a call about a fight at the United Inn and Suites on Memorial Drive. “Right now, we don’t know why the victim and the suspect got in some kind of physical altercation,” DeKalb...
2 Atlanta University Center students robbed at gunpoint
 Police are looking for robbers who produced handguns and demanded two Atlanta University Center students turn over their belongings, according to police. Officers responded just before 3 a.m. Thursday to Beckwith Street after getting a call about the robbery, Officer Lisa Bender said. The students told police they were walking home on Beckwith...

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Police are looking for robbers who produced handguns and demanded two Atlanta University Center students turn over their belongings, according to police. Officers responded just before 3 a.m. Thursday to Beckwith Street after getting a call about the robbery, Officer Lisa Bender said. The students told police they were walking home on Beckwith...
Sunny, warm temperatures forecast for Friday
 Today: Breezy and sunny. High: 67 Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 54 Tomorrow: Sunny. High: 69 The sunshine likely fooled a few, but Atlanta’s weather stayed breezy with temperatures reaching the 60s.  The city was roughly 15 to 20 degrees cooler than Wednesday’s high of 83, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said...

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Today: Breezy and sunny. High: 67 Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 54 Tomorrow: Sunny. High: 69 The sunshine likely fooled a few, but Atlanta’s weather stayed breezy with temperatures reaching the 60s.  The city was roughly 15 to 20 degrees cooler than Wednesday’s high of 83, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said...
Woman killed in apparent hit-and-run near the Downtown Connector   
 Atlanta police are investigating a woman’s death in an apparent hit-and-run  near the Downtown Connector. “Her injuries were consistent with being struck by a vehicle,” Officer Lisa Bender told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a statement. “The suspect vehicle did not remain on scene.” Officers responded to...

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Atlanta police are investigating a woman’s death in an apparent hit-and-run near the Downtown Connector. “Her injuries were consistent with being struck by a vehicle,” Officer Lisa Bender told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a statement. “The suspect vehicle did not remain on scene.” Officers responded to...
Breezy, cooler temperatures forecast for Thursday
 Today: Sunny and breezy. High: 81 Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 53 Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 65 Just as it was starting to feel like spring, temperatures are expected to dip into the 60s Thursday.  “A cold front is on the way to Georgia while high pressure moves to the Atlantic,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist...

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Today: Sunny and breezy. High: 81 Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 53 Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 65 Just as it was starting to feel like spring, temperatures are expected to dip into the 60s Thursday.  “A cold front is on the way to Georgia while high pressure moves to the Atlantic,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist...
Man shot and killed inside sheriff’s office after stabbing deputy, GBI says
 Late Tuesday, a man went to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in search of shelter. Within hours, he was dead after things spiraled out of control and a deputy was forced to shoot him inside the facility, officials said. According to the sheriff and the GBI, 32-year-old Justin Oakes first entered the lobby of the sheriff&rsquo...

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Late Tuesday, a man went to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in search of shelter. Within hours, he was dead after things spiraled out of control and a deputy was forced to shoot him inside the facility, officials said. According to the sheriff and the GBI, 32-year-old Justin Oakes first entered the lobby of the sheriff&rsquo...
Ex-Mercer teacher banned from restaurant after fight with pregnant service member
 An ex-Mercer University art teacher has been banned from a Middle Georgia restaurant after she was seen in a viral video appearing to slap a pregnant service member from metro Atlanta. Judy Tucker, 71, was arrested on a battery charge following Saturday’s confrontation with Treasure Sharpe at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in Macon...

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An ex-Mercer University art teacher has been banned from a Middle Georgia restaurant after she was seen in a viral video appearing to slap a pregnant service member from metro Atlanta. Judy Tucker, 71, was arrested on a battery charge following Saturday’s confrontation with Treasure Sharpe at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in Macon...