Raisa Habersham

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

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Emory gets $29 million grant from Wounded Warrior Project 
 Veterans hoping for more mental health services may soon get it in the form of a $29.2 million grant given to the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program.  The Wounded Warrior Project awarded the program with the five-year grant at Monday night’s Braves game. The grant will allow the project to expand its space and treatment of veterans...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Veterans hoping for more mental health services may soon get it in the form of a $29.2 million grant given to the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program.  The Wounded Warrior Project awarded the program with the five-year grant at Monday night’s Braves game. The grant will allow the project to expand its space and treatment of veterans...
DeKalb man assaulted driver after three hijackings, cops say 
 In two days, Azoumana Diarra managed to steal three cars, assault one of the drivers and bring a minor along for the crimes, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said.  Roughly three weeks later, authorities arrested Diarra after he ran from them outside a Stone Mountain business Monday.  RELATED:  Man fatally stabbed cousin...

Posted: 12 hours ago

In two days, Azoumana Diarra managed to steal three cars, assault one of the drivers and bring a minor along for the crimes, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said.  Roughly three weeks later, authorities arrested Diarra after he ran from them outside a Stone Mountain business Monday.  RELATED:  Man fatally stabbed cousin...
JOB ALERT: WorkSource DeKalb holding job fair at New Birth Church
 Polish that resume and pull out that business suit.  Recruiters will be searching for prospective hires at WorkSource DeKalb’s job fair at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.  Job seekers can register for the free event online and must create a profile on the WorkSource...

Posted: 15 hours ago

Polish that resume and pull out that business suit.  Recruiters will be searching for prospective hires at WorkSource DeKalb’s job fair at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.  Job seekers can register for the free event online and must create a profile on the WorkSource...
Free food, giveaways at fall harvest festival in DeKalb
 As fall settles in, DeKalb residents can enjoy a day of free food and family fun at The DeKalb County Mobile Farmers Market fall harvest festival.  The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept 29 at the DeKalb County Extension Office on 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur.  RELATED: Attendees can purchase discounted...

Posted: a day ago

As fall settles in, DeKalb residents can enjoy a day of free food and family fun at The DeKalb County Mobile Farmers Market fall harvest festival.  The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept 29 at the DeKalb County Extension Office on 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur.  RELATED: Attendees can purchase discounted...
Free ‘Brookhaven Alert’ app now gives you a heads-up on emergencies
 Bad weather, terrible crashes and emergency alerts will soon be at Brookhaven residents’ fingertips thanks to Smart911.  The smartphone application company has created Brookhaven Alert, a free service that allows residents to sign up for notifications sent from local and state authorities.  RELATED: Residents can...

Posted: a day ago

Bad weather, terrible crashes and emergency alerts will soon be at Brookhaven residents’ fingertips thanks to Smart911.  The smartphone application company has created Brookhaven Alert, a free service that allows residents to sign up for notifications sent from local and state authorities.  RELATED: Residents can...
Election 2018: Where to vote early in DeKalb County 
 DeKalb County will open 10 early voter polling locations next month for residents hoping to avoid long lines on Election Day, Nov. 6.  Voters can cast ballots between Oct. 15 and Nov. 2 at the following locations:  The Voter Registration and Election Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 in Decatur (this location includes an exclusive...

Posted: a day ago

DeKalb County will open 10 early voter polling locations next month for residents hoping to avoid long lines on Election Day, Nov. 6.  Voters can cast ballots between Oct. 15 and Nov. 2 at the following locations:  The Voter Registration and Election Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 in Decatur (this location includes an exclusive...
Smoke shop owner faces felonies after ‘unknown drug substance’ sent 5 to hospital
 The owner of a smoke shop is in custody after law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel encountered an “unknown drug substance” at the Pickens County business, sending five to the hospital, authorities said. While executing a search warrant, a detective was immediately taken to the hospital after he came in contact...

Posted: 4 days ago

The owner of a smoke shop is in custody after law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel encountered an “unknown drug substance” at the Pickens County business, sending five to the hospital, authorities said. While executing a search warrant, a detective was immediately taken to the hospital after he came in contact...
GSP searching for driver, vehicle involved in deadly hit-and-run 
 Nearly a month after a hit-and-run crash killed a pedestrian in Newton County, officials are still searching for the driver.  And with scant information on the type of car, the Georgia State Patrol has little to work with and are turning to the public for help.  Here is what officials know: On Aug. 18, between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a...

Posted: 4 days ago

Nearly a month after a hit-and-run crash killed a pedestrian in Newton County, officials are still searching for the driver.  And with scant information on the type of car, the Georgia State Patrol has little to work with and are turning to the public for help.  Here is what officials know: On Aug. 18, between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a...
Man charged in DeKalb crash that killed ex-National Guard member 
 A man has been accused of murder, DUI and other charges nearly two weeks after a former member of the National Guard was killed when she was ejected from a car during a chase involving Atlanta police and the Georgia State Patrol.  Jaron Hester, 30, of Tifton, was booked into the DeKalb County Jail on Friday morning  in connection with...

Posted: 4 days ago

A man has been accused of murder, DUI and other charges nearly two weeks after a former member of the National Guard was killed when she was ejected from a car during a chase involving Atlanta police and the Georgia State Patrol.  Jaron Hester, 30, of Tifton, was booked into the DeKalb County Jail on Friday morning in connection with...
Man fatally stabbed cousin, then called an Uber, cops say 
 Uber driver Joanne Ward pulled up to a Decatur apartment  expecting to pick up a customer. But when she arrived at the Thicket Way complex Tuesday afternoon, she found a man lying face down in the grass near a breezeway outside building 14, according to a DeKalb County police report  obtained Friday by AJC.com.  Ward could not see that...

Posted: 4 days ago

Uber driver Joanne Ward pulled up to a Decatur apartment expecting to pick up a customer. But when she arrived at the Thicket Way complex Tuesday afternoon, she found a man lying face down in the grass near a breezeway outside building 14, according to a DeKalb County police report obtained Friday by AJC.com.  Ward could not see that...
Shooter in deadly DeKalb crime spree pleads guilty
 For two days, Santavious Jerome Hurley went on a violent crime spree, killing one man and injuring three others.  On Wednesday, Hurley pleaded guilty to the crimes during a pre-trial hearing, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. His case was scheduled to go to trial next week.  Authorities said...

Posted: 5 days ago

For two days, Santavious Jerome Hurley went on a violent crime spree, killing one man and injuring three others.  On Wednesday, Hurley pleaded guilty to the crimes during a pre-trial hearing, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. His case was scheduled to go to trial next week.  Authorities said...