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NCAA Women's Basketball Player Charged With Murder

Kamiyah Street was arrested for alleged role in July murder

(Newser) - NCAA women's basketball player Kamiyah Street was arrested Thursday and charged with murder, CBS Sports reports. The star point guard for Georgia's Kennesaw State University is one of five people accused in what police say was a "targeted shooting" of a 21-year-old man, Nashiem Hubbard-Etienne, who was... More »

Atlanta Paper's Editor Takes Issue With New Eastwood Film

'Richard Jewell' has inaccuracies about coverage of wrongfully accused bombing suspect: Kevin Riley

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood's newest movie, Richard Jewell, about the Atlanta security guard falsely suspected of planting a bomb at the 1996 Olympics when he actually saved lives during the chaos, is not getting rave reviews from the hometown paper. In an emailed statement to Fox News and the Wrap , Kevin... More »

Here Are the 'Darkest Corners of America'

Trying to be good? Don't go to these 'sinful' cities IDed by WalletHub

(Newser) - A little bit of hedonism never hurt anybody—but in what WalletHub calls "the darkest corners of America," some of our worst vices are in overdrive. The site examined more than three dozens indicators of "evil deeds" in upward of 180 US cities, broken out into seven... More »

Kaepernick Workout Doesn't Go So Smoothly

The ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback changed venues at the last minute

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick's much-publicized workout for at least 10 NFL teams ran into trouble Saturday and nearly didn't happen, TMZ reports. The quarterback-turned-activist had a noon workout scheduled at the Atlanta Falcons facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, but his reps said the NFL asked him to sign an "... More »

Kaepernick Gets an NFL Invite, but Some Are Skeptical

All teams are invited to watch free agent at private workout on Saturday, but conditions give pause

(Newser) - Will Colin Kaepernick soon be back in the game? ESPN got its hands on an NFL memo Tuesday inviting all 32 teams to attend a private workout for the out-of-work quarterback this Saturday in Atlanta, an event that will offer an interview with the 32-year-old and a chance to see... More »

Police: Roommate and Her Boyfriend Strangled Student

Both are charged with murder in the death of Alexis Crawford

(Newser) - Investigators have pieced together the final moments of the Atlanta student whose body was found last week . Alexis Crawford was choked, strangled with a trash bag, and smothered, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Authorities say the 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University senior had recently returned from buying alcohol with her roommate,... More »

Days After Sexual Assault Complaint, a Body

Georgia college student Alexis Crawford found dead; roommate, roommate's BF are suspects

(Newser) - The search for a missing Georgia student has ended with sad news. WRDW reports the body of 21-year-old Alexis Crawford, a student at Clark Atlanta University who last spoke with her sister on Oct. 30, was found Friday in a DeKalb County park. Per CNN , Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields... More »

2 Dead After Plane Crashes Into Townhome

Pilot, passenger killed in incident near Atlanta

(Newser) - A small plane crashed into a townhome Wednesday morning in a leafy Atlanta-area neighborhood near a major interstate, killing two people and tearing off the home's brick exterior, authorities said. The crash scattered wreckage and shook up nearby residents. Both the pilot and a passenger died, but there were... More »

Thief's Patience Is Worth $13K in Jewelry

Atlanta-area authorities are asking for people's help

(Newser) - A patient thief managed to make off with $13,000 in jewelry from a Costco after it closed, Fox 5 Atlanta reports. Investigators say the man cased the Atlanta-area store Oct 10, came back a few hours later, hid behind a display by the front wall, and waited there for... More »

Thieves Swipe Georgia's Statewide Voter Data

They 'stole a whole lot more than they thought' when they made off with computers

(Newser) - Thieves have made off with computers containing the details of every voter in Georgia—but it's not clear if they know what they have. Officials say the password-protected computers, containing the names, addresses, birthdates, and driver’s license information of every state voter, were taken in a break-in Monday... More »

Lightning Strikes 6 at Tour Championship

'It was just a flash out of the corner of the eye,' says bystander Brad Uhl

(Newser) - Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of storms in... More »

Shock Waves in Atlanta Over Murders in Prominent Family

Mom Marsha Edwards allegedly killed her adult kids, herself

(Newser) - Shock waves in Atlanta over a suspected murder-suicide involving a well-known family. Marsha Edwards, 58—founder of medical equipment supply company MME Enterprises as well as the ex-wife of local civic leader and orthopedic surgeon Chris Edwards—is believed to have killed her two adult children and herself. Cobb County... More »

Man Flashes Housekeeper, Plunges From Hotel Balcony

He fell to his death at Hyatt Regency Atlanta

(Newser) - Police say a man flashed a housekeeper at an Atlanta hotel and died trying to escape security by leaping between balconies. Atlanta police Investigator James White tells reporters that the man died at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel early Monday. White says the housekeeper reported the man to security and... More »

1 Dead, 11 Sickened in Legionnaires' Outbreak Linked to Ga. Hotel

Officials say 61 other cases could be linked to Atlanta Sheraton

(Newser) - A 49-year-old woman is the first person whose death has been linked to an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease at an Atlanta hotel. Cameo Garrett, who attended a conference at the Sheraton Atlanta, died of coronary heart disease, but DeKalb County Medical Examiner Pat Bailey says the Legionella bacteria may... More »

Boy, 2, Swept Away Down Airport Conveyor Belt

Toddler got behind an unstaffed airline counter and onto the luggage belt

(Newser) - A terrifying few minutes for a mother in Atlanta Monday afternoon—as well as for her 2-year-old son, who spent those five minutes or so getting swept away by a baggage conveyor belt at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Edith Vega says she set Lorenzo down for just a moment... More »

Cop Fired After $500 Goes Missing From Homicide Victim

Atlanta Police Department does not confirm whether fired officer actually took the cash

(Newser) - An Atlanta police officer is out of a job after being accused of lifting $500 off the victim of a fatal shooting. Keisha Richburg was investigated after Jamel Harris was shot in the head June 19, CBS 46 reports. A passerby, Leilani Collier, found Harris lying in the street and... More »

10 Best, Worst Cities to Celebrate July 4

The Big Apple promises the best time, while San Bernardino falls last

(Newser) - Tomorrow is Independence Day, meaning you still have time to get to where the best celebrations are going to be. WalletHub tries to suss those out for you, looking at the 100 most populous cities in the nation across five major categories: affordability, attractions and activities, safety and accessibility, the... More »

First-Time Home Buyers Should Look Here

First American locates 10 most affordable cities for the group

(Newser) - Americans looking to buy their first home should consider the Midwest and South, according to insurance firm First American . The company uses its own calculations, saying "any affordability metric that includes existing homeowners is wildly misleading to first-time homebuyers" since the former group can already afford a home, per... More »

10 Best US Cities for Business Startups

Orlando tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - Anyone stuck in a cubicle at a dead-end job has dreamed of either hitting it big in the lottery or of starting a business—and for the latter, there are certain US cities that may be just the ticket to making that dream become reality. WalletHub examined startup opportunities in... More »

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Escapes Bullets in Studio

Police say 3 men shot into Atlanta facility, injuring one person

(Newser) - The rap world nearly had a second fatal shooting days after the slaying of Nipsey Hussle . Waka Flocka Flame had to dodge bullets while in an Atlanta recording studio when three men fired shots into the building, police tell WSB-TV . The incident took place in the early morning hours of... More »

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