Crews leveled an Atlanta homeless camp. Here’s what happened to residents
Rudolph “Pops” Earley cried recalling how his life has changed in the last 15 months. The 69-year-old Army veteran had b...
Restaurant Report Card: Touchdown Wings fails with 51; Gocha’s Breakfast Bar earns 100
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Health inspectors flagged Touchdown Wings in Decatur this week for critical health violations. The DeKalb County restaurant on South Hairston Road scored 51 points and a “U” for unsatisfactory. The report says chicken, beef, and shrimp at unsafe temperatures, dirty soda nozzles...
Car plows through DeKalb County house, leaving behind massive amount of damage
A family is assessing the damage to their house after officials say a car plowed through the structure.
Suspect arrested after man shot dead at Zaxby's in DeKalb
Former Georgia DA on the case to disqualify Fani Willis
Former District Attorney for DeKalb County J. Tom Morgan joins The Lead.
Police looking for man who hasn’t been seen since checking out of downtown Atlanta hospital
Authorities are looking for a man who disappeared this week.
Missing Teen Madeline Soto’s Body Found
VIDEO: Investigators announced Friday night that they had located the body of missing 13-year-old Madeline Soto. (3/1/24) Fore more crime and trial news coverage, visit Court TV
Accused cult leader convicted of all counts, including rape, DeKalb County District Attorney’s office says
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - An accused cult leader was convicted of all counts, including rape, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Eligio Bishop, 40, was the leader of a polygamist group called “Carbon Nation” and claimed to be God. A former member said he raped her and posted nude photos of her online in revenge after she left, according to the attorney’s office.
Unexpected closure leaves local eatery owner in limbo
ATLANTA — A southeast Atlanta restaurant owner found himself abruptly out of business after being evicted from the Qommunity Food Hall. Ali Lemma, the owner of Ruki's Kitchen, who transitioned from a corporate career to pursue his passion for cooking, poured his heart and soul into Ruki's Kitchen, nestled within a vibrant food hall on Flat Shoals Avenue.
Viral Video Shows Mom Transporting Son In Moving Dodge Challenger Trunk
A mom in Georgia is facing charges of reckless conduct and a seat belt violation after reportedly driving down the road with her son in the open trunk of a Dodge Challenger. Shortly after a video of the incident went viral online, police tracked down the woman at her home. Law enforcement officers arrested her but she’s already out of jail and awaiting her trial date.
Metro Atlanta woman demands answers after police show up to wrong home, hold her at gunpoint
SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — A family is demanding someone inside the South Fulton Police Department be held accountable for a terrifying police encounter on the doorsteps of their own home. The family asked not to be identified but reached out to 11Alive for help. On Friday night, they provided...
New details being released about warrants out for 2 officers involved in deadly shooting
Former DeKalb police officer Russell Mathis and Officer Jordan Vance have until 5 p.m. on Friday to turn themselves in.
Dekalb County Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 80 Incidents and 55 Crime Stories
Dekalb County Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 80 Incidents and 55 Crime Stories. During the last week, Dekalb County reported a total of 80 crimes. The most frequently occurring crime was assault, with 32 instances, making up 40% of the total crimes reported. This was followed by theft and vandalism, with 20 and 15 cases respectively, accounting for 25% and 18.75% of the total crimes. Burglaries were less common, with only 5 reported instances, making up 6.25% of the total. Other types of crimes, including shootings, robberies, and arrests, were rare, with only 2 instances of shootings and robberies each, and a single arrest made. The severity of these crimes, particularly the high proportion of assaults, indicates a concerning level of violence in the area. These statistics underscore the need for increased vigilance and proactive measures to ensure the safety and security of the residents of Dekalb County.
First lady Dr. Jill Biden visits Atlanta to help rally women voters
Atlanta was the first stop on the first lady's "Women for Biden" tour across the country.
DeKalb man says squatters changed his house’s locks while he was away caring for sick wife
The homeowner says he placed an ad for the rental property online and believes the squatters saw it and took over.
Woman Arrested After Threatening Sheriff's Deputies in Standoff
A woman was arrested Thursday after she threatened to shoot Cobb County Sheriff’s Office deputies during a standoff with authorities at a Mableton home. The sheriff’s office said the standoff began around 3:50 p.m. Thursday, when members of the office’s Domestic Violence Unit went to 7266 Silverton Trail, just north of I-20, to serve a restraining order to a woman. When the deputies arrived to serve the order, the suspect,...
Decatur Feb 29 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, Decatur reported a total of 5 crime cases. The data suggests a diverse range of crime types with 2 arrests, and 1 each of other crimes, theft, and burglary. The 'other' category included a case of failure to register as a sex offender. The arrests were made on February 23, between the early hours of 4:55 AM and 7:00 AM. The burglary was reported on February 26 at 12:54 PM, and the theft took place on February 27 at 9:30 AM. The crime statistics for the last week show an equal distribution of crimes, excluding arrests which were slightly higher. This indicates a need for increased vigilance and effective policing strategies to curb crime in the place.
GA Smyrna's Most Loveable Dogs Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around smyrna.
Fentanyl overdose suspect in death of 20-year-old UGA student surrenders at jail, APD confirms
After a 20-year-old University of Georgia student from Atlanta died from a fentanyl overdose over the Thanksgiving holiday, his family was fighting for justice.
Man critical after being shot 3 times at townhouse in DeKalb County
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A man is fighting for his life after an early morning shooting in DeKalb County. It happened at a townhouse on the 400 block of Prince of Wales in Stone Mountain. DeKalb Police say the victim was shot three times and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.