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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As massive DeKalb apartment fire raged, fire hydrants wouldn’t work
 The fires — two of them — tore through the apartments in the dark early Friday. One man awoke to smoke in his bedroom, then found flames in the living room and decided to jump from the balcony. Others did the same. One woman worried the fall would be worse than the fire, only to be encouraged by a 14-year-old boy on the ground...

Posted: 25 days ago

The fires — two of them — tore through the apartments in the dark early Friday. One man awoke to smoke in his bedroom, then found flames in the living room and decided to jump from the balcony. Others did the same. One woman worried the fall would be worse than the fire, only to be encouraged by a 14-year-old boy on the ground...
Sex offender accused of killing ex-wife after human remains found on his property
 A registered sex offender has been accused of killing his ex-wife after remains believed to be hers were found on his property. Charles Michael Patrick was arrested Thursday in the disappearance of Drusilla Patrick, according to the GBI. He was charged with murder.  An autopsy was performed Friday. “The cause of death was determined...

Posted: 25 days ago

A registered sex offender has been accused of killing his ex-wife after remains believed to be hers were found on his property. Charles Michael Patrick was arrested Thursday in the disappearance of Drusilla Patrick, according to the GBI. He was charged with murder.  An autopsy was performed Friday. “The cause of death was determined...
Man boards MARTA bus with gunshot wound
 DeKalb County police are investigating after a man boarded a MARTA bus with a gunshot wound to the leg, the spokeswoman for the agency said. The unidentified man got on bus No. 1412 just after 6 a.m. Friday  at Glenwood Avenue and Candler Road and said he had been shot,  Stephany Fisher told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  The bus...

Posted: 25 days ago

DeKalb County police are investigating after a man boarded a MARTA bus with a gunshot wound to the leg, the spokeswoman for the agency said. The unidentified man got on bus No. 1412 just after 6 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Avenue and Candler Road and said he had been shot, Stephany Fisher told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  The bus...
The 70s are here for a while — and maybe the 80s
 Today: Early fog, then some clouds. High: 72 Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 50 Tomorrow: Sunny. High: 75 Get comfortable, Atlanta.  The 70s are forecast to last through next week and temperatures may reach the 80s, according to Channel 2 Action News.  The  the high for the day was 71 in Atlanta. The current temperature is 64. &ldquo...

Posted: 25 days ago

Today: Early fog, then some clouds. High: 72 Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 50 Tomorrow: Sunny. High: 75 Get comfortable, Atlanta.  The 70s are forecast to last through next week and temperatures may reach the 80s, according to Channel 2 Action News.  The the high for the day was 71 in Atlanta. The current temperature is 64. &ldquo...
‘Just jump’: Teen catches neighbor moments before burning building collapses
 As two fast-moving fires ripped through apartments and condos in DeKalb County early Friday, a 14-year-old boy ran toward the building and told a woman trapped on a third floor balcony to jump. “Come on, baby,” Antonio Senior told the woman. “Just jump. I got you.” Antonio is credited with saving that woman, who was...

Posted: 25 days ago

As two fast-moving fires ripped through apartments and condos in DeKalb County early Friday, a 14-year-old boy ran toward the building and told a woman trapped on a third floor balcony to jump. “Come on, baby,” Antonio Senior told the woman. “Just jump. I got you.” Antonio is credited with saving that woman, who was...
Man severely burned pumping gas
 A man was severely burned on most of his body when he caught fire pumping gas at an Atlanta station Thursday.   The man suffered burns on 80 percent of his body and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta fire Sgt. Cortez Stafford said. He remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon.  The incident was reported...

Posted: 26 days ago

A man was severely burned on most of his body when he caught fire pumping gas at an Atlanta station Thursday.   The man suffered burns on 80 percent of his body and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta fire Sgt. Cortez Stafford said. He remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon.  The incident was reported...
2 killed in wrong-way crash
 Two people were killed Thursday morning in a wrong-way crash in Carroll County, according to the Georgia State Patrol. A 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by  Linda Word,  was heading east on the wrong side of Ga. 166 when it approached two vehicles heading west on the highway in the left lane. Word’s vehicle hit  Oddie Lewis’...

Posted: 26 days ago

Two people were killed Thursday morning in a wrong-way crash in Carroll County, according to the Georgia State Patrol. A 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Linda Word, was heading east on the wrong side of Ga. 166 when it approached two vehicles heading west on the highway in the left lane. Word’s vehicle hit Oddie Lewis’...
Man accused of ramming 2 police vehicles shot twice
 A man shot twice by a Villa Rica officer had crashed into two police vehicles and led authorities on a chase, GBI officials  said during a news conference Thursday morning. The Athens man, identified as 30-year-old Daniel Daigle, also turned out to be wanted on a failure to appear and forgery charge as well as a felony warrant on a methamphetamine...

Posted: 27 days ago

A man shot twice by a Villa Rica officer had crashed into two police vehicles and led authorities on a chase, GBI officials said during a news conference Thursday morning. The Athens man, identified as 30-year-old Daniel Daigle, also turned out to be wanted on a failure to appear and forgery charge as well as a felony warrant on a methamphetamine...
Shoppers want change after 2 recent attacks at Camp Creek Marketplace 
 After a vicious attack and a car theft, shoppers at a popular East Point shopping plaza are asking for something to be done about an uptick in crime in the area, according to Channel 2 Action News. A 41-year-old woman, who asked not to be identified, ended up with a traumatic brain injury after she was beaten and carjacked Jan. 20 at Camp...

Posted: 27 days ago

After a vicious attack and a car theft, shoppers at a popular East Point shopping plaza are asking for something to be done about an uptick in crime in the area, according to Channel 2 Action News. A 41-year-old woman, who asked not to be identified, ended up with a traumatic brain injury after she was beaten and carjacked Jan. 20 at Camp...
Charges reduced for woman accused of starting massive Paulding fire
 A  woman accused of starting a fire that destroyed or damaged 20 homes in her Paulding County neighborhood has been indicted on reduced charges. RELATED: Homes destroyed, damaged after arsonist sets fires in Paulding Adrienne Satterly originally faced 14 counts of first-degree arson, three counts of aggravated animal cruelty and...

Posted: 26 days ago

A woman accused of starting a fire that destroyed or damaged 20 homes in her Paulding County neighborhood has been indicted on reduced charges. RELATED: Homes destroyed, damaged after arsonist sets fires in Paulding Adrienne Satterly originally faced 14 counts of first-degree arson, three counts of aggravated animal cruelty and...
Warm weather to return Friday
 Today: Severe storms possible. High: 66 Tonight: Rain tapers off. Low: 55 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 70 Any spotty showers lingering from the afternoon have long gone.  And Friday should be bring warm weather to the metro area.   The expected high is 71 degrees, according to Channel 2 Action News, marking the...

Posted: 26 days ago

Today: Severe storms possible. High: 66 Tonight: Rain tapers off. Low: 55 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 70 Any spotty showers lingering from the afternoon have long gone.  And Friday should be bring warm weather to the metro area.   The expected high is 71 degrees, according to Channel 2 Action News, marking the...