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Police: NFL Player's Playbook Is Stolen

But the Tampa Bay Buccaneers say that didn't happen

(Newser) - An NFL running back got a little surprise Saturday when he opened his SUV and saw his team-issued tablet was gone, WSB-TV reports. Petyon Barber of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had left his vehicle parked outside a friend's place in Atlanta overnight. Police say playbook information was on the... More »

Bow Wow Busted After Fight

Rapper charged with battery after altercation with woman; lawyer says she was 'out of control'

(Newser) - One Shad Moss was arrested early Saturday on misdemeanor battery charges in Atlanta, reports CNN . Better known as rapper Bow Wow, the charges stem from a fight with a woman, Leslie Holden, who was also charged with battery after "officers were unable to determine the primary aggressor of the... More »

Stranger Moves Into Home When Family Leaves on Trip

Cops near Atlanta say Nathaniel Nuckols wouldn't let homeowners back in upon return

(Newser) - An Atlanta-area family says they returned home from holiday travel to find someone else living in their house. WSB-TV quotes Janice Henson as saying the key wouldn't turn when they returned Wednesday. A man who came to the door told her to leave and said it was his home... More »

Tyler Perry Just Gave the Best Gift to Lots of Walmart Patrons

Filmmaker pays off layaways at 2 Atlanta-area stores

(Newser) - This isn't quite a Madea Christmas, but it just may be better. "I was trying to do this anonymously, but … y'all know how nothing stays secret these days," Tyler Perry, the star of the Madea franchise, confessed in a short video on Twitter Thursday, letting... More »

Cocaine and Bribes: How Atlanta Letter Carriers Went 'Corrupt'

16 USPS employees sentenced in drug trafficking scheme

(Newser) - Federal officials say postal workers in metro Atlanta weren't just delivering mail but also cocaine on behalf of drug traffickers in exchange for bribes as low as $250. When the gavel came down Tuesday, a mail clerk and 15 letter carriers had been sentenced to between three and nine... More »

Looking for Love? Try These Places

WalletHub's 10 best (and worst) picks for singles

(Newser) - They don't call it "Hotlanta" for nothing. The Georgia capital has attained the No. 1 spot on WalletHub's best cities for singles , based on the site's look at more than 180 metropolitan areas. The metrics considered everything from how much dating activities cost—from cocktail prices... More »

If You Live Near Atlanta and Spot Roaming Cows, Call Police

Overturned livestock truck dumps dozens of bovines onto a highway cloverleaf; half are missing

(Newser) - An overturned livestock truck spilled a herd of cows onto a highway cloverleaf north of Atlanta on Monday, causing traffic chaos, including wrecks that killed several cows and injured a driver. Sgt. Sam Worsham of the Sandy Springs Police Department said the wreck happened about 3am Monday on the Cobb... More »

He Raped Her at Gunpoint. 6 Years Later, Revenge

Spotted by victim at subway, Antonio White gets life in prison

(Newser) - A woman raped in 2007 had the jarring experience of spotting her rapist six years later in an Atlanta subway station, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution . At that point, she didn't think much about what to do next. "She was overcome by the moment and began to yell... More »

Mom Pushed Onto Train Tracks; Daughter Risks Life to Save Her

28-year-old Katie Wenszell was seriously injured

(Newser) - The husband of a woman who was pushed in front of an oncoming train in Atlanta says his wife would be dead if his daughter had not jumped on the tracks to keep her mother from getting run over, the AP reports. Jerry Wenszell tells WSB-TV that Sue Wenszell "... More »

Chick-fil-A Makes Big Leap in a Fast-Food First

Chain will do 12-week trial run of meal kits in Atlanta

(Newser) - Meal kits are all the rage: The $2.2 billion business supplying consumers with fresh ingredients to be turned into a delicious dish at home is likely to see 25% to 30% annual growth over the next five years, USA Today reports, citing food industry consulting firm Pentallect. Now, Chick-fil-A... More »

FBI ID's Chemicals That Sickened Cops in Motel

Police outside Atlanta said three officers will recover

(Newser) - The FBI has identified the chemicals that made three Atlanta-area cops sick in a motel room where a body was found Saturday. Per WSB-TV , the police officers were sickened by a combination of household cleaning agents, though they were not specified. The DeKalb County police said Sunday that the officers... More »

Boy, 3, Dead After Gunman Fires at Mom's Moving Car

Police in Atlanta have no motive yet

(Newser) - A 3-year-old has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Georgia. DeKalb County Police Department Chief James Conroy tells WXIA-TV that the child's mother was driving near Atlanta about 11:30pm Sunday when someone shot into the car. A gray Dodge Charger pulled up next to the woman's... More »

Atlanta's Computers Held Hostage, With a $50K Ransom

'This really is an attack on our government,' Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says of major hack

(Newser) - Atlanta is being held hostage, by computer hackers who want more than $50,000 in bitcoin to stop their siege. "This is much bigger than a ransomware attack, this really is an attack on our government," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said at a Monday presser about the e-attack,... More »

Shoe Store Freak Accident Kills 'Adorable' Little Girl

Ifrah Siddique was apparently killed by a mirror in a Payless outside Atlanta.

(Newser) - Payless Shoes is offering condolences to the family of a 2-year-old girl who died after a mirror inside one of its suburban Atlanta stores fell on top of the girl, the AP reports. Riverdale police Lt. Nicole Rabel told news outlets that Ifrah Siddique was found severely injured Friday... More »

Before Vanishing, CDC Doctor Made Odd Request to Neighbor

Timothy Cunningham learned why he wouldn't be promoted at last sighting

(Newser) - The Harvard-educated doctor missing for more than two weeks had recently been denied a promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with an explanation provided to him on the day he was last seen. After arriving at work on Feb. 12, Timothy Cunningham met with his supervisor, who... More »

Delta Cut Ties With NRA. Now Republicans May Penalize Delta

Georgia lawmakers want to kill tax break

(Newser) - Now that Delta Air Lines has ceased offering discounted fares to National Rifle Association members, some Republican lawmakers in Georgia say the airline should be punished. The group of Republicans, led by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the frontrunner in this year's gubernatorial election, have threatened to torpedo a measure... More »

CDC Employee Missing Since Leaving Work Sick 11 Days Ago

Friends say disappearance of Timothy Cunningham is 'shocking'

(Newser) - An employee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta left work Feb. 12 because he wasn't feeling well, ABC News reports. He hasn't been seen since. According to NBC News , 35-year-old Timothy Cunningham is a US Public Health Service commander who has been part of... More »

Late-Night Uber Eats Delivery Ends With Dead Customer

Driver is charged with murder as lawyer claims self-defense in Saturday shooting in Atlanta

(Newser) - An Uber Eats driver claims he was acting in self-defense when he killed a customer during his first week on the job. Robert Bivines, 36, arrived at the Atlanta condominium of 30-year-old Ryan Thornton around 11:30pm Saturday after a $27 food order was placed at Tin Lizzy's through... More »

The First Call Began With 'Fake News.' Then the Threats Came

19-year-old Brandon Griesemer of Mich. arrested after 22 calls over 2 days to CNN's Atlanta headquarters

(Newser) - A Michigan man has been arrested after authorities say he threatened to travel to Atlanta and kill people at CNN headquarters. Federal court documents filed in Michigan say 19-year-old Brandon Griesemer of Novi began calling CNN on Jan. 9, per the AP . He allegedly told a CNN operator in one... More »

It Took 11 Hours to Restore Power at World's Busiest Airport

Fire blamed for massive Atlanta outage

(Newser) - Power was finally restored to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport just after midnight Sunday—some 11 hours after the lights went out in the world's busiest airport . The massive power outage caused the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights, including 900 Delta flights, Business Insider reports. The airline... More »

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