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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Student spat on, punched suspect before GSU dorm stabbing, police say
 A Georgia State University student walked up to another student, spat on him and punched him before the suspect stabbed him multiple times in a university dorm, the school’s police chief said Thursday. University and Atlanta police responded to a call about the fight Tuesday in Piedmont North, GSU police chief Joe Spillane said. Nakia...

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A Georgia State University student walked up to another student, spat on him and punched him before the suspect stabbed him multiple times in a university dorm, the school’s police chief said Thursday. University and Atlanta police responded to a call about the fight Tuesday in Piedmont North, GSU police chief Joe Spillane said. Nakia...
2 killed in Georgia truck crashes
 Authorities are investigating two deadly truck crashes that happened less than 24 hours apart. Both accidents occurred in Pike County, about 48 miles south of downtown Atlanta. In the first, a commercial logging truck overturned while traveling eastbound on Ga. 18 just before 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. The driver, Ricky Lovejoy of Greenville, died...

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Authorities are investigating two deadly truck crashes that happened less than 24 hours apart. Both accidents occurred in Pike County, about 48 miles south of downtown Atlanta. In the first, a commercial logging truck overturned while traveling eastbound on Ga. 18 just before 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. The driver, Ricky Lovejoy of Greenville, died...
Man shot, killed with children in car in possible case of road rage
 A man was shot and killed early Thursday in a possible case of road rage in Georgia, police said. Investigators were at the entrance of the Brighton Village subdivision in Dekalb County on Thursday morning, where the man’s body was found in a car after at least three shots were fired. The DeKalb County Medical Examiner&rsquo...

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A man was shot and killed early Thursday in a possible case of road rage in Georgia, police said. Investigators were at the entrance of the Brighton Village subdivision in Dekalb County on Thursday morning, where the man’s body was found in a car after at least three shots were fired. The DeKalb County Medical Examiner&rsquo...
Atlanta breaks record high
 Today: Partly cloudy. High: 79 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 63 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 78 Atlanta has broken a record high set 15 years ago, and the city is expected to do more than just break it. “I expect we are going to shatter that record by about 5 degrees,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz...

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Today: Partly cloudy. High: 79 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 63 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 78 Atlanta has broken a record high set 15 years ago, and the city is expected to do more than just break it. “I expect we are going to shatter that record by about 5 degrees,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz...
UPDATE: Atlanta police officer hits car while responding to 911 call
 An Atlanta police officer hit a car while responding to a 911 call, authorities said. The officer’s emergency lights were on at the time of the crash, according to the Georgia State Patrol. However, it’s unclear if her sirens were activated. The incident happened about 11:35 p.m. Wednesday. Officer Dejoira Phillips,...

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An Atlanta police officer hit a car while responding to a 911 call, authorities said. The officer’s emergency lights were on at the time of the crash, according to the Georgia State Patrol. However, it’s unclear if her sirens were activated. The incident happened about 11:35 p.m. Wednesday. Officer Dejoira Phillips,...
Man shot, killed in front of wife and children
 A father was killed in front of his wife and children early Thursday after someone opened fire on their car as they pulled into their DeKalb County subdivision, police said. According to Channel 2 Action News, the victim, his wife, his two children and another adult had just arrived at the Brighton Village subdivision on Flat Shoals...

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A father was killed in front of his wife and children early Thursday after someone opened fire on their car as they pulled into their DeKalb County subdivision, police said. According to Channel 2 Action News, the victim, his wife, his two children and another adult had just arrived at the Brighton Village subdivision on Flat Shoals...
2 drivers shot in separate incidents just miles apart
 Two drivers were injured early Thursday in two random shootings just miles apart, Atlanta police said. The first occurred about 12:15 a.m. east of Hamilton E. Holmes Drive on I-20 West, Officer Donald Hannah said. A driver was shot multiple times in that incident. “The victim stated that as he was traveling westbound on I-20, a silver...

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Two drivers were injured early Thursday in two random shootings just miles apart, Atlanta police said. The first occurred about 12:15 a.m. east of Hamilton E. Holmes Drive on I-20 West, Officer Donald Hannah said. A driver was shot multiple times in that incident. “The victim stated that as he was traveling westbound on I-20, a silver...
Atlanta has record-breaking day 
 Today: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. High: 77 Tonight: More rain possible. Low: 64 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 79 It’s been a record-breaking  day in Atlanta. The city hit 77 degrees Wednesday afternoon, eclipsing the previous record high of 75, set in 1976, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Earlier, Atlanta...

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Today: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. High: 77 Tonight: More rain possible. Low: 64 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 79 It’s been a record-breaking day in Atlanta. The city hit 77 degrees Wednesday afternoon, eclipsing the previous record high of 75, set in 1976, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Earlier, Atlanta...
Atlanta police officer crashes into power pole responding to stolen vehicle call
 An Atlanta police officer was injured early Wednesday when his patrol car spun out, crashed into a power pole and went down a wooded embankment. The officer was responding to a stolen vehicle call when he “lost traction while traveling along the curve on Joseph E. Boone near Westchester Boulevard and left the roadway,” Atlanta...

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An Atlanta police officer was injured early Wednesday when his patrol car spun out, crashed into a power pole and went down a wooded embankment. The officer was responding to a stolen vehicle call when he “lost traction while traveling along the curve on Joseph E. Boone near Westchester Boulevard and left the roadway,” Atlanta...
NEW: Man wrapped in plastic had been shot multiple times, police say 
 A day after a sanitation worker found a man’s body wrapped in plastic in DeKalb County, new details were released Wednesday about how the man died. DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that the man died of multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities have not released the...

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A day after a sanitation worker found a man’s body wrapped in plastic in DeKalb County, new details were released Wednesday about how the man died. DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that the man died of multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities have not released the...
Warming trend to continue through week 
 Today: Warm with fog. High: 76 Tonight: Patchy fog. Low: 59 Tomorrow: Warm streak continues. High: 76 For the second day in a row, Atlanta came close to a record high, according to Channel 2 Action News. The record, set in 1986, was 78 degrees. Atlanta hit 75. The average high this time of year is 58 degrees, Channel 2 meteorologist...

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Today: Warm with fog. High: 76 Tonight: Patchy fog. Low: 59 Tomorrow: Warm streak continues. High: 76 For the second day in a row, Atlanta came close to a record high, according to Channel 2 Action News. The record, set in 1986, was 78 degrees. Atlanta hit 75. The average high this time of year is 58 degrees, Channel 2 meteorologist...