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Braves bounce back with win, but suffer a critical injury in the process

After losing four of five to the Mets over the weekend, the Braves desperately needed to bounce back with a win in the series opener at Fenway Park. It wasn’t easy, but they were able to get the job done in the extra innings, thanks to this Austin Riley base knock and some incredible base-running by Ronald Acuña.
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Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey, T.I., Rick Ross & More Shut Down Atlanta for Invest Fest

The biggest financial literacy podcast, Earn Your Leisure, returned to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for their second annual Invest Fest. This year’s festival brought out more than 12,000 people for the weekend-long assortment of activities and expert-led discussions focused on investing, entrepreneurship, real estate, and financial literacy. Speakers included billionaire Dan T. Cathy (chairman of Chick-fil-A), billionaire real estate entrepreneur Donahue Peebles, T.I., Dame Dash, Terrence J, DJ Envy, Angela Yee and many more.

Lawyer: Giuliani won't testify Tuesday in Ga. election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta that’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, his lawyer said. A judge last month had ordered Giuliani, a Trump lawyer and former New York City mayor, to appear before the special grand jury Tuesday. But Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello, told The Associated Press on Monday that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who’s overseeing the special grand jury, had excused Giuliani for the day. Nothing in publicly available court documents indicates that Giuliani is excused from appearing, but McBurney has scheduled a hearing for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to hear arguments on a court filing from Giuliani seeking to delay his appearance. In a court filing Monday, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis asked the judge to deny Giuliani’s request for a delay and to instruct him to appear before the special grand jury as ordered.

Police: 2 people dead, 4 injured after mass shooting at Georgia park

ATLANTA — (CNN) -- A shooting during a ballgame at an Atlanta park Sunday left two people dead and four wounded, including a 6-year-old who was in critical condition, Atlanta police said. The violence began during a baseball or softball game at Dunbar Recreational Center inside Rosa L. Burney...
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Police Officer Shoots Armed Man After Altercation; Suspect In Critical Condition

State authorities in Georgia are investigating a police officer after shooting a man who allegedly attempted to point a handgun at them during an investigation. Members of the Atlanta Police Department (APD) encountered a rented U-Haul truck at the intersection of Woodward Drive and Gibson Street shortly past 12:40 p.m. Tuesday while responding to a report of a sexual assault that occurred at an apartment, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said in a statement.

Police: Woman robs man at gunpoint at Cobb shopping center

A Marietta woman was arrested Friday and charged with robbing a man at gunpoint at the Brookwood Square shopping center in south Cobb. According to a warrant, Alana Watson approached Walkesie Butts at 3999 Austell Road, near Piedmont Urgent Care of Austell, Thursday at around 11:15 p.m. Watson, 35, reportedly pulled out a gun, showing it to Butts and demanding his money. When Butts was discovered to have no money, Watson snatched his Apple AirPod headphones, fleeing the scene once officers arrived, according to the warrant. Watson is charged with one count of armed robbery, one count of aggravated assault with intent to rob, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. She is being held at the Cobb County Jail on a $9,000 bond.

Braves: Vaughn Grissom Provides Leverage in Dansby Swanson Talks

While the Atlanta Braves will try their best to bring back shortstop Dansby Swanson, the emergence of Vaughn Grissom provides some leverage. Dansby Swanson is in the middle of his best season in the big leagues and is set to become a free agent this offseason, leaving the Atlanta Braves with a big hole at shortstop.

Police: Canton man placed cameras in bathroom to spy on girlfriend

A man was arrested Sunday after authorities say he hid cameras in a bathroom in a Canton home to watch his girlfriend without her knowledge. Antonio Williams, 47, of Canton, is charged with a felony charge of unlawful eavesdropping or surveillance and a misdemeanor charge of simple battery family violence. In his arrest warrant, Canton police say Williams placed cameras in hidden locations in the bathroom to spy on the woman. Williams is also charged with assaulting his girlfriend by “placing his arm around her neck” to retrieve an item from the victim during a struggle, per the warrant, “causing physical pain and harm.” As of Tuesday afternoon, Williams remained in custody with a bond of $4,000, according to Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Capt. Jay Baker.

Falcons' fury shines through in scrimmage

BRIMFIELD TWP. — Right before Field's opening scrimmage against Kenmore-Garfield, a storm struck Kenneth W. Lohr Stadium, sending a torrent of rain across the Falcons' home field as refs and parents alike huddled in their cars. Then, the rain ceased and a different kind of storm struck. From the...

Police: Driver chased down, shot on SW Atlanta street

ATLANTA - Police are searching for a gunman accused of chasing down and shooting a driver on a southwest Atlanta road. Officials say the shooting happened shortly before 10 p.m. Monday around the 500 block of McDaniel Street. After the man was shot, he sped away and pulled up to...