Raisa Habersham

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

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California man arrested with 67 kilos of cocaine in car on I-85, GSP says
 A California man wanted on drug charges was arrested after authorities found 67 kilos of cocaine in his car on I-85 in Coweta County, according to a police report.  Carlos Miguel Montelongo-Guzman, 32, remains in jail without bond on charges of trafficking cocaine, speeding and following too closely, the Coweta County Sheriff&rsquo...

Posted: 14 hours ago

A California man wanted on drug charges was arrested after authorities found 67 kilos of cocaine in his car on I-85 in Coweta County, according to a police report.  Carlos Miguel Montelongo-Guzman, 32, remains in jail without bond on charges of trafficking cocaine, speeding and following too closely, the Coweta County Sheriff&rsquo...
Cops: Drunken Atlanta man had kids in car when he slammed into police car 
 An Atlanta man faces more than a dozen charges after he led Cobb County police on a chase with two children in the back seat of his car, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Police initially attempted to pull over Alhagi Jagne on South Cobb Drive on Thursday afternoon  for driving with a suspended license, Channel 2 reported. But police...

Posted: 14 hours ago

An Atlanta man faces more than a dozen charges after he led Cobb County police on a chase with two children in the back seat of his car, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Police initially attempted to pull over Alhagi Jagne on South Cobb Drive on Thursday afternoon for driving with a suspended license, Channel 2 reported. But police...
Florida airport shooter gets life for killing Marietta woman, 4 others
 The man who opened fire at a South Florida airport early last year, killing five people including a Marietta woman, was sentenced to life in prison Friday. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom ordered Esteban Santiago to serve five consecutive life sentences, with 120 additional years to serve for the other six people injured in the shooting at...

Posted: 15 hours ago

The man who opened fire at a South Florida airport early last year, killing five people including a Marietta woman, was sentenced to life in prison Friday. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom ordered Esteban Santiago to serve five consecutive life sentences, with 120 additional years to serve for the other six people injured in the shooting at...
Second tattoo released of woman found dismembered in landfill; tip line created
 After a  woman’s dismembered body was dumped at a recycling plant last week and later found at a Bartow County landfill, authorities are asking anyone who was at the Cedar Creek Collection Center on Saturday afternoon to give the sheriff’s office a call.  Hundreds of tips flooded the sheriff’s office...

Posted: 17 hours ago

After a woman’s dismembered body was dumped at a recycling plant last week and later found at a Bartow County landfill, authorities are asking anyone who was at the Cedar Creek Collection Center on Saturday afternoon to give the sheriff’s office a call.  Hundreds of tips flooded the sheriff’s office...
Woman hits 3 vehicles on busy Peachtree Street following chase, GSP says
 A  woman pulled over by Capitol police Friday morning led authorities on a chase through East Point and downtown Atlanta before hitting three vehicles on busy Peachtree Street, the Georgia State Patrol said. Authorities initially stopped Ashlea Baumann, 38, of Snellville, about 9 a.m. on Northside Drive near Markham Street  for a tag infraction...

Posted: 20 hours ago

A woman pulled over by Capitol police Friday morning led authorities on a chase through East Point and downtown Atlanta before hitting three vehicles on busy Peachtree Street, the Georgia State Patrol said. Authorities initially stopped Ashlea Baumann, 38, of Snellville, about 9 a.m. on Northside Drive near Markham Street for a tag infraction...
Cobb couple accused of hiding $400K of heroin in child’s bedroom
 A Cobb County couple  faces drug and reckless conduct charges after police say they kept nearly 8 kilos of heroin in their 2-year-old child’s bedroom. The drugs are worth $400,000, according to Channel 2 Action News.  Police told the news station the couple, Reyna Velez-Romero and Juan DeJesus Torres, ran the heroin operation...

Posted: a day ago

A Cobb County couple faces drug and reckless conduct charges after police say they kept nearly 8 kilos of heroin in their 2-year-old child’s bedroom. The drugs are worth $400,000, according to Channel 2 Action News.  Police told the news station the couple, Reyna Velez-Romero and Juan DeJesus Torres, ran the heroin operation...
Coroner confirms Atlanta airport employee was killed, then dumped in river 
 The Newton County coroner on Thursday confirmed that Shanequa Sullivan, an Atlanta airport employee whose body was found in a river nearly 40 miles from her job, died of “homicidal violence” before she was dumped.  But exactly how Sullivan was killed has not been released.  It’s yet another mystery in the...

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The Newton County coroner on Thursday confirmed that Shanequa Sullivan, an Atlanta airport employee whose body was found in a river nearly 40 miles from her job, died of “homicidal violence” before she was dumped.  But exactly how Sullivan was killed has not been released.  It’s yet another mystery in the...
Dog killed during apparent burglary at Coweta County home 
 Cardina Bock-Martinez last saw her dog when she took him outside her Newnan home and placed him near the basement door early Aug. 8.  By the time she returned home about 3:45 p.m., her children found the dog lying in the basement floor, “not moving much,” the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said in an incident report...

Posted: a day ago

Cardina Bock-Martinez last saw her dog when she took him outside her Newnan home and placed him near the basement door early Aug. 8.  By the time she returned home about 3:45 p.m., her children found the dog lying in the basement floor, “not moving much,” the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said in an incident report...
Judge calls molester of 4 girls a ‘predator with a dark soul,’ sentences him to 60 years
 A 65-year-old Marietta man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury convicted him of nine counts of child molestation involving four young girls, according to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office.  In court Thursday morning, Cobb Superior Court Judge Ann Harris called Gustodio Arellano “an opportunistic...

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A 65-year-old Marietta man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury convicted him of nine counts of child molestation involving four young girls, according to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office.  In court Thursday morning, Cobb Superior Court Judge Ann Harris called Gustodio Arellano “an opportunistic...
GBI: Father runs from car as police find baby dead inside
 A father was arrested after he fled a traffic stop, leaving authorities to find his 10-month-old daughter dead in the back seat of the car.  Cameron Ramon Reese, 22, faces charges of aggravated assault and concealing the death of another after he ran from police during a traffic stop early Wednesday in Greenville, GBI spokeswoman Nelly...

Posted: 2 days ago

A father was arrested after he fled a traffic stop, leaving authorities to find his 10-month-old daughter dead in the back seat of the car.  Cameron Ramon Reese, 22, faces charges of aggravated assault and concealing the death of another after he ran from police during a traffic stop early Wednesday in Greenville, GBI spokeswoman Nelly...
Suspect arrested, accused of killing man found in shopping cart
 A man accused of killing a man found in a shopping cart last month was arrested Wednesday, Atlanta police and jail records confirmed.  Details on Landus McBride’s arrest were not released.  Atlanta police identified McBride, 42, of Atlanta, earlier this week in the death of Thomas Hall.  RELATED: Police ID suspect...

Posted: 2 days ago

A man accused of killing a man found in a shopping cart last month was arrested Wednesday, Atlanta police and jail records confirmed.  Details on Landus McBride’s arrest were not released.  Atlanta police identified McBride, 42, of Atlanta, earlier this week in the death of Thomas Hall.  RELATED: Police ID suspect...