Articles Tagged with Atlanta

Can Anything Stop ‘The Walking Dead’?

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The Walking Dead features a ragtag group of everyday nobodies struggling for survival against a seemingly unstoppable zombie hoard. Now, in its fifth season, the AMC juggernaut is the unstoppable force, and the rest of the networks are the ones struggling to fight them off. As recently reported by Forbes, The Walking Dead recently beat… Read more »

New Secret Service Breach: Armed Felon In Elevator With Obama

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Secret Service protocols were violated earlier this month when an armed felon was allowed into an elevator with President Obama, a situation that could have potentially put his life in danger. According to The Washington Post, an armed security contractor with three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President… Read more »

TB Outbreak In Atlanta, Georgia: 47 Infected, 3 Dead

Tuberculosis outbreak rages through homeless shelters in Atlanta, Georgia.

With the entire world on edge about Ebola, people are remaining vigilant about their health. Vigilance, in some cases, is even replaced with out-right paranoia. A doctor infected with Ebola was transported to Atlanta, Georgia recently. The transportation of the patient caused fear to tear through the population despite the CDC assuring citizens that there… Read more »

Ebola-Infected Doctor Arrives In Georgia, Evoking Fear In U.S. Citizens

Dr. Kent Brantly said to be doing better after being transferred to Emory Hospital in Atlanta

Reports on the Ebola outbreak in Africa have been flooding news sources since the very beginning. Ebola causes viral hemorrhagic fever which is a virus group that affects several organ systems and is accompanied by bleeding. Symptoms of Ebola infection include fever, weakness, headaches, sore throat, and muscle pain. In more severe cases of Ebola,… Read more »

Smallpox Virus Vials Found In Unsecured Government Storage Room

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Forgotten vials of the Smallpox virus were found in an unsecured government lab storage room in the Washington, D.C. area. Workers cleaning out the old research center storage room were quite shocked when they stumbled across several old vials of Smallpox inside a cardboard box. Since the vials of the deadly disease were left at… Read more »

Atlanta Bomb Threat: Downtown On Lockdown [Breaking]

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A bomb threat in Atlanta forced the downtown area into lockdown as the bomb squad investigates. Just after 4 a.m. this morning a heavy police presence was evident in the area of Underground Atlanta. Witnesses are now reporting hearing an explosion. Fox News breaking reports indicate that the sounds likely stem from the bomb squad… Read more »

Atlanta Courthouse Shooting [Breaking]

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An Atlanta courthouse shooting occurred this morning, leaving one Forsyth Sheriff Deputy injured, if breaking news reports on CNN are accurate. Deputies responded to a shots fired called in at the Forsyth County Courthouse just after 10 am. Witnesses around the building report hearing “two or three pops.” The scene is now believed to be… Read more »

Southwest Fined Again For Inaccurate Ads

A Southwest airplane in flight.

You’ve probably seen Southwest’s ads showing popular destinations and promising low fares. You may have even thought “That sounds too good to be true”, and you may have been right. According to an Associated Press article posted by ABC News, the Department of Transportation hit Southwest with a whopping $200,000 in fines this week for… Read more »

FedEx Shooting Witnesses: Suspect Armed ‘Like He Was Rambo’

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In the wake of the shooting spree at an Atlanta FedEx warehouse yesterday, witnesses are coming forward saying that the gunman arrived at the plant looking “like he was heading into war.” The shooter – identified as 19-year-old Geddy L Kramer, a baggage handler from Acworth, Ga. – arrived at the 500,000 square foot FedEx… Read more »

Students Pepper Sprayed By Classmates, High School Evacuated

High School evacuated after children spray classmates with pepper spray.

On Wednesday morning during a class change at Douglas County High School (roughly 20-miles from Atlanta), students sprayed pepper spray in the hallways. Around 10:15 people began showing symptoms of the pepper spray affecting them. “I feel like this air like a wood chipper is going down my throat and I’m coughing like crazy and… Read more »

Delta Airlines Plane Loses Wing Access Panel Midflight, Lands Safely

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Passengers and crew travelling inside a Delta Airlines flight from Orlando to Atlanta had a few anxious moments when one of the plane’s wing access panels got dislodged midflight. The Delta Airlines Flight 2412 with 179 passengers and six crew members landed safely at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport following the dislodgement, CNN reports. The plane… Read more »

Supermarket Shooting In Georgia As Panicked Residents Stock Up For Storm

Supermarket shooting site in Georgia

A supermarket shooting in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, Georgia, left two women wounded as they shopped. Residents still traumatized by a freak winter snowstorm in late January were rushing to stock up for Winter Storm Pax, expected to wallop the Deep South today and Wednesday when the shooting sent the Kroger supermarket into a… Read more »

Wedding Reception Canceled, Donated To The Homeless

Wedding reception canceled, donated to Atlanta homeless

A wedding reception was canceled and donated to the homeless in Atlanta. Normally a wedding reception is a joyous event where the newlywed couple shares a public display of affection for all of their friends and relatives. This particular reception ended up being joyous for a totally different reason. The couple in question canceled the… Read more »

‘Take Down Flag,’ Homeowners Association Tells US Veteran

'Take Down Flag,' HOA Tells Decorated US Vet

A “take down flag” order has been given to decorated US veteran Jim Lowe of Atlanta, but this is one directive the former Marine has no intention of following, according to a recent report from Fox 5 Atlanta. Lowe, a resident of Atlanta’s Sun City Community, flies two flags in front of his home —… Read more »

Jesse Hill, Jr., Civil Rights Leader, Dies At 86

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Legendary civil rights pioneer and activist Jesse Hill, Jr., has died at the age of 86. The cause of death has not been released. The Associated Press reports that the news of the activist’s death came Sunday from David Stokes of the Atlanta Inquirer. Stokes, Deputy Editor for the newspaper, was given the news on… Read more »

Blaque’s Natina Reed, 32, Hit By Car And Killed In Atlanta

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The girl-group Blaque’s Natina Reed, who also starred in the 90s hit Bring It On, was killed early today in what was initially reported to be a hit-and-run accident in Atlanta, Georgia. Natina Reed’s 33rd birthday would have been tomorrow, but the R&B star’s former bandmates have confirmed her death after the accident at approximately… Read more »

New York Pub Plans To Honor Nemesis Chipper Jones, Renames Bar

New York Bar Honors Chipper Jones

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has announced that this season will be his last, something that no doubt came as a relief to fans of the New York Mets, the Braves’ perennial division rival. While New York fans may hate Chipper Jones for all the grief he’s caused them, they also respect him, and… Read more »