What's behind the increase in gun violence? | Here's what psychologists say

ATLANTA — You may be wondering what's behind a recent increase in violence in Metro Atlanta, especially on the weekends. Psychologists believe stress and anxiety may be contributing to it, in addition to a lack of conflict resolution. Instead of people talking about issues, they're seeing a rise of people turning to gun violence to solve those problems.
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Mothers join forces to march against gun violence in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Taking back the community was the theme of the Mother's Against Gang Violence March in southwest Atlanta Saturday. A group of activists, including mothers who lost their children to violence, gathered at the Juvenile Court to kick off the march to Cleophas Johnson Park. One of the...

Law enforcement in Paulding County dispel rumor of serial killer

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — Law enforcement agencies in Paulding County took to social media on Saturday to dispel a rumor of a serial killer in the area. The Paulding County Sheriff's Office highlighted a post that had evidently been posted to a popular area marketplace page, stating there was a "serial killer or abductor who is currently hunting in Paulding."

3 fatal shootings happen in 1 south Atlanta neighborhood within 24 hours | Residents raise concerns

ATLANTA — People living in south Atlanta are concerned after three fatal shootings took place over a span of 24 hours. A young man was shot at a birthday party on Lakewood Avenue Wednesday night. Earlier that same day, a woman was shot and killed on McWilliams Road. Thursday afternoon, the suspect in the case was involved in a police chase near University Avenue and Pryor Road.

Supreme Court looking at overturning affirmative action precedent

ATLANTA, Georgia — The Supreme Court of the United States is preparing to hear oral arguments in two major cases that could affect student admissions. The cases involve race-based affirmative action at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. The court's ruling could affect schools across the country.

Rome High School football players pull woman from smoking car, witness says

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — Heroism can often come in many shapes and sizes. Six Rome High School football players displayed their courage on Friday morning after a woman, who a witness believed was in her 50s, was trapped in her car following an accident in the middle of an intersection, according to a viral Facebook post from Luis Goya.

Georgia State University officer accused of rape, arrested

ATLANTA — A Georgia State University Police Department officer has turned himself in on rape and kidnapping charges Friday, according to authorities. Terry Payne, 59, reported to the Gwinnett Detention Center, police said. Gwinnett Police Department detectives said a person went to a hospital on Aug. 6 and reported...

Atlanta has already seen 100 homicides in 2022

ATLANTA — Atlanta has already seen 100 homicides this year. Atlanta Police Department officials confirmed that as of Aug. 11, its officers have handled at least 100 homicide cases, marking the third year in a row that Atlanta's homicide rate has increased. To note, APD hit this milestone slightly...