Raisa Habersham

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

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8 students injured in DeKalb school bus crash on I-285
 Eight students were injured Monday afternoon in a school bus crash on I-285 in DeKalb County, school officials confirmed.  The district said 19 students were on board the bus at the time when a tractor-trailer “made contact” with it. Students from Cedar Grove Middle School and Champion Theme School were aboard. The students...

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Eight students were injured Monday afternoon in a school bus crash on I-285 in DeKalb County, school officials confirmed.  The district said 19 students were on board the bus at the time when a tractor-trailer “made contact” with it. Students from Cedar Grove Middle School and Champion Theme School were aboard. The students...
Shot fired outside Mays High School
 At least one shot was fired Monday afternoon in the parking lot of Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta, officials said. “A female student got into a verbal altercation with a male acquaintance, who is not a Mays student, that resulted in the male breaking a car window and the student receiving cuts from the broken glass...

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At least one shot was fired Monday afternoon in the parking lot of Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta, officials said. “A female student got into a verbal altercation with a male acquaintance, who is not a Mays student, that resulted in the male breaking a car window and the student receiving cuts from the broken glass...
Teacher removed from Atlanta school after alleged fight with student
 A teacher was removed from the classroom Friday following an alleged fight with a student, Atlanta Public Schools confirmed.   The fight happened at Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta, APS spokesman Ian Smith said.  Smith said the teacher was temporarily removed from the school pending an investigation. The teacher&rsquo...

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A teacher was removed from the classroom Friday following an alleged fight with a student, Atlanta Public Schools confirmed.   The fight happened at Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta, APS spokesman Ian Smith said.  Smith said the teacher was temporarily removed from the school pending an investigation. The teacher&rsquo...
2 more arrested in alleged armed robbery, gambling house on KSU campus
 It was supposed to be a friendly wager over a game of NBA 2K18.  Instead, what transpired was an armed robbery at an illegal gambling house operated out of a Kennesaw State University football player’s on-campus apartment. After a week-long investigation, authorities arrested two more people — Justin “Pimp Juice&rdquo...

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It was supposed to be a friendly wager over a game of NBA 2K18.  Instead, what transpired was an armed robbery at an illegal gambling house operated out of a Kennesaw State University football player’s on-campus apartment. After a week-long investigation, authorities arrested two more people — Justin “Pimp Juice&rdquo...
Cops: ‘Irate’ man shot at woman who cut in front of him on I-20 in DeKalb
 Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly shot at a woman police say cut in front of him on I-20 West in DeKalb County.  The suspect and victim were merging onto the interstate from the Columbia Drive exit when the woman passed him in her Nissan Altima, DeKalb police Lt. Lonzy Robertson said.  “The suspect became irate...

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Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly shot at a woman police say cut in front of him on I-20 West in DeKalb County.  The suspect and victim were merging onto the interstate from the Columbia Drive exit when the woman passed him in her Nissan Altima, DeKalb police Lt. Lonzy Robertson said.  “The suspect became irate...
Man convicted of murder flees courtroom before verdict 
 A man accused of killing a 19-year-old nearly seven years ago fled the Fulton County courthouse before the verdict was read, the district attorney’s office said.  Verlaine Laguerre, 26, disappeared Friday afternoon before jurors convicted him of killing Matthew Hardeman, Fulton district attorney spokesman Chris Hopper said in a...

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A man accused of killing a 19-year-old nearly seven years ago fled the Fulton County courthouse before the verdict was read, the district attorney’s office said.  Verlaine Laguerre, 26, disappeared Friday afternoon before jurors convicted him of killing Matthew Hardeman, Fulton district attorney spokesman Chris Hopper said in a...
Uber Eats driver arrested in mentally disabled man’s rape 
 An Uber Eats driver accused of raping a disabled man at his job last month was arrested, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Todd Barron, 54, fled to California after the March 25 rape, but was caught when authorities discovered he booked a flight back to Atlanta, police told Channel 2.  RELATED: Mentally disabled man raped in...

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An Uber Eats driver accused of raping a disabled man at his job last month was arrested, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Todd Barron, 54, fled to California after the March 25 rape, but was caught when authorities discovered he booked a flight back to Atlanta, police told Channel 2.  RELATED: Mentally disabled man raped in...
Cops: 13-year-old shot, killed in Clayton County home
 A 13-year-old boy was found Tuesday evening lying face-down and suffering from a gunshot wound inside a Riverdale home, Clayton County police said. Emergency services officials arrived at the Brookview Drive home to assess and treat the boy, but he died at the scene, Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury said.  Two days later police...

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A 13-year-old boy was found Tuesday evening lying face-down and suffering from a gunshot wound inside a Riverdale home, Clayton County police said. Emergency services officials arrived at the Brookview Drive home to assess and treat the boy, but he died at the scene, Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury said.  Two days later police...
Officials: Atlanta rapper had 440 pounds of pot on private plane
 An Atlanta rapper connected to a  federal raid in southwest Atlanta on Wednesday flew into the city last weekend with 440 pounds of marijuana — worth $840,000 — on a private plane, officials told Channel 2 Action News.  Terrell Davis, whose stage name is Ralo, faces two counts of conspiracy to distribute marijuana after...

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An Atlanta rapper connected to a federal raid in southwest Atlanta on Wednesday flew into the city last weekend with 440 pounds of marijuana — worth $840,000 — on a private plane, officials told Channel 2 Action News.  Terrell Davis, whose stage name is Ralo, faces two counts of conspiracy to distribute marijuana after...
2 KSU football players kicked off team after campus armed robbery
 Two Kennesaw State University football players have been dismissed from the team amid their alleged involvement in an on-campus armed robbery, according to school officials.  One of the athletes, Akebren Ralls, is also accused of running an illegal gambling house, according to Cobb County jail records. Ralls and teammate Jai’len...

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Two Kennesaw State University football players have been dismissed from the team amid their alleged involvement in an on-campus armed robbery, according to school officials.  One of the athletes, Akebren Ralls, is also accused of running an illegal gambling house, according to Cobb County jail records. Ralls and teammate Jai’len...
Man hid in downtown Atlanta library, sexually assaulted security guard
 A security guard was sexually assaulted inside the downtown Atlanta library after a man held scissors to her throat, according to a police report.  The suspect hid in the Central Library for hours Sunday and waited until the building closed to attack, Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News.  According to the report, the victim...

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A security guard was sexually assaulted inside the downtown Atlanta library after a man held scissors to her throat, according to a police report.  The suspect hid in the Central Library for hours Sunday and waited until the building closed to attack, Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News.  According to the report, the victim...