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Wire Star Allegedly Attacked Bernie Fans, Is Arrested

Wendell Pierce is a Hillary Clinton supporter

(Newser) - Wendell Pierce, the actor best known for his roles in The Wire and Treme, was arrested early Sunday after what sources say was a late-night political argument in an Atlanta hotel. Sources tell TMZ that Pierce, a Hillary Clinton supporter, became enraged when he discovered a couple he was chatting... More »

The Carjackers Had a Gun, but She Fought Back—Hard

Scary incident was caught on video

(Newser) - An Atlanta woman's encounter with two would-be carjackers was caught on surveillance video Saturday. Jasmine Warren can be seen fighting off two armed men who tried to steal her car at a gas station, even as they hit her and one points his gun at her, 11 Alive reports.... More »

Patient Flees Ambulance, Is Hit and Killed in Traffic

He ran across 5 lanes of traffic, then back into traffic

(Newser) - A patient bolted from an ambulance, ran across five lanes of traffic, and was struck and killed by cars, shutting down early morning traffic Monday on one of metro Atlanta's busiest interstates. The ambulance was transporting the patient to Grady Memorial Hospital for an evaluation shortly before 4:45am... More »

Prince Hospitalized After Emergency Landing in Illinois

The musician has reportedly had the flu for weeks

(Newser) - Musical superstar Prince was rushed to the hospital early Friday morning after his private jet made an emergency landing in Illinois, TMZ reports. The 57-year-old musician had been suffering from the flu for weeks and had canceled two shows earlier this month but performed Thursday night in Atlanta despite still... More »

Traffic Reporter Gives Phife Dawg an Awesome Tribute

News anchor gets in on the action, too

(Newser) - A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg lived in Atlanta for more than a decade, and there are apparently at least a couple Quest fans at Atlanta's WSB-TV . After the rapper's death Wednesday , the station's traffic reporter, Mark Arum, worked an impressive number of Quest references into... More »

Woman's Body Found in Hotel's Walk-In Freezer

It appears she died after getting trapped in the freezer

(Newser) - A 61-year-old woman appears to have died after getting stuck inside a walk-in freezer at the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel in downtown Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Carolyn Robinson's family contacted police when she didn't return home from her shift on Monday. Police, reviewing surveillance footage, believe the... More »

Anti-Gay Bill Could Cost Atlanta a Super Bowl

NFL warns it will look at local, state laws to make sure they're non-discriminatory

(Newser) - The Atlanta Falcons have a new stadium under construction and hopes of landing future Super Bowls, but if Georgia House Bill 757 is signed into law, the Georgia capital may never nab the big game, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The so-called "Religious Freedom Bill," which would give religious... More »

Man Walks Up to 6-Year-Old Boy Riding Bike, Shoots Him

Ni-Shawn Moore will survive

(Newser) - Six-year-old Ni-Shawn Moore was riding his bike outside a birthday party in an Atlanta suburb Saturday night when a man walked up to him and shot him in the chest, point-blank. "He just heard a pow pow" and then blood appeared on his chest, the boy's grandmother tells... More »

In Search of a Fresh Start, Teen Vanishes

Family is searching for Morgan Bauer

(Newser) - Morgan Bauer "wanted to start a new life and she wanted to start her adulthood," her mother, Sherri Sichmeller, tells the Huffington Post . So the 19-year-old, with just $20 in cash, left Aberdeen, SD, for Atlanta on Feb. 12—and disappeared soon after. No one has heard from... More »

Women's Health Clinic Gets Death Threats Over Name

'One morning we woke up to news of a beheading…'

(Newser) - Over the past decade, "Isis" has "become synonymous with 'a better birth experience,'" Georgia's Isis Women's Health Care writes on its website . That's recently changed, for obvious reasons. "One morning we woke up to news of a beheading by a terrorist... More »

6 Killed in Atlanta Boarding House Fire

House 'collapsed in on itself'

(Newser) - A fierce fire roared through a boarding house in Atlanta early Monday, reports the AP , collapsing the house in on itself and killing six people, authorities said. The victims included four men and two women, Atlanta Fire Rescue spokesman Cortez Stafford said. Their names were not immediately available. Stafford said... More »

Weatherman's Dramatic Crash Ruled a Suicide

Nicholas Wiltgen drove through parking garage wall in Atlanta

(Newser) - "Millions read his work every week and were better for it." That's what the Weather Channel had to say after the death of a senior meteorologist in Atlanta. Nicholas Wiltgen, who worked at the company for 15 years, died Sunday when his vehicle drove through a wall... More »

Lost-Phone Apps Weirdly Keep Pointing to One House

The Atlanta couple who lives there is very confused

(Newser) - People keep showing up at Christina Lee and Michael Saba's Atlanta-area home at all hours of the day and night looking for their stolen phones—or even missing people, Fusion reports. "Three young men came by, really frantic," Lee recounts one occasion to the BBC . "They... More »

World's 'Busiest Airport' Welcomes 100 Millionth Passenger

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport say it's the busiest

(Newser) - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said it hit a major milestone Sunday. The airport that calls itself the world's busiest announced on its social media sites says it served its 100 millionth passenger this year. That makes it the first single airport to serve that number of passengers in one... More »

Coming to Atlanta: Hunger Games Theme Park

China is also getting a new 'Hunger Games' attraction

(Newser) - Hunger Games fans in the US and China may get to find out for themselves if the odds are forever in their favor. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. confirmed Monday that the blockbuster movie franchise has been licensed for development in a theme park in Atlanta and an indoor entertainment center... More »

Cops: 85-Year-Old Jewel Thief Strikes Again

She's in it for the game, not the money

(Newser) - Ten years ago, when she was 75 years old, Doris Payne swore she was done with a lifetime of pilfering jewels across two continents. Several arrests later, in 2013, she said again that she was leaving that life behind. But police say Payne, now 85, is at it again: She... More »

Confederate Flag Wavers Indicted on Terror Charges

They allegedly threatened guests, children at birthday party

(Newser) - Fifteen men and women were indicted on terror charges last Friday for allegedly driving by a largely black birthday party outside Atlanta in July while waving Confederate flags, brandishing weapons, using racial slurs, and threatening to kill the party's guests, CNN reports. The indicted—members of a group called... More »

Fast-Food Fantasy Come to Life? the 'McWhopper'

This could be happening if Burger King gets its wish to team up with McDonald's

(Newser) - Imagine Ronald McDonald and the Burger King monarch working the grill together for one glorious day. That's BK's proposal to its No. 1 rival, put forth on its McWhopper.com , which suggests the two fast-food foes team up on Sept. 21 to create a sandwich by that very... More »

Confederate Flags Placed Near Martin Luther King Church in Atlanta

Police have video of 2 white men, aren't ruling out hate-crime charges

(Newser) - Two white men who placed Confederate flags at landmarks linked to Martin Luther King in Atlanta might face serious jail time if caught. Police have surveillance video taken from Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the police chief isn't ruling out hate-crime charges, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . The flags were placed... More »

Behind Georgia Highway Crashes: an 'Optical Illusion'

Drivers appear to be tricked by a curve from I-285 southbound to I-20 eastbound

(Newser) - Between November and January, five trucks rolled over on a single highway ramp in Georgia's DeKalb County. "I'm not an engineer," says a WSB-TV traffic reporter, "but common sense says there's something wrong there." Now experts may be able to explain it. There... More »

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