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Man gets extra year in Atlanta federal prison camp after birthday escape

Federal inmate Fernando Settles was already serving 20 years as a result of August 2009 drug trafficking conviction. He was scheduled to be released July 29, 2025. Now he can add another year and three months to that sentence after he escaped from an Atlanta prison camp to celebrate his birthday, ac

MYAJC.COM - 2017-09-20 20:12:32

Delivery driver returns fire after armed robbery attempt in northeast Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A delivery driver and a robbery suspect are both recovering after an attempted robbery that turned into a shootout. Atlanta police said the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Mellrich Avenue and Wisteria Way - the northeastern edge of the Kirkwood neighborhood. Police

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-20 05:18:10

Suspect in deadly Atlanta apartment shooting arrested in South Carolina

A month after Atlanta police found Deante Benton's body outside an apartment complex, authorities arrested the suspected shooter at a home in Marion, S.C. Mariol Rawls was arrested Aug. 17 by the United States Marshals service, according to a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constituti

MYAJC.COM - 2017-09-20 21:28:12

Aftermath of Hurricane Maria hits close to home in Atlanta

Hurricane Maria is on her way to the Dominican Republic as a category 2 storm, but earlier today, it pummeled Puerto Rico as a strong category 4 storm. Maria left 100 percent of the island without power and sent people scrambling for safety. 11Alive's Joe Henke spoke to multiple people with Atlanta

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-21 02:33:41

Petit Le Mans brings fast cars to Road Atlanta for 20th year

The iconic race was first held on Oct. 10, 1998, and pays homage to the 24 Hours of Le Mans held every June at Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. Cars race for 10 hours straight as a test of endurance. When: Oct. 4-7 Where: Road Atlanta, 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton How much: $50-$85; parkin

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-21 01:33:00

'It's not always about catching bad guys,' Atlanta cop says after fiery crash rescue

When Atlanta police officers found a car engulfed in flames and two men trapped inside, they had no time to coordinate a plan. The intense and quickly-spreading fire was starting to burn the driver and passenger in the vehicle early Wednesday. A car was removed from the scene of a fiery crash at Che


Woman Found Shot Dead On Northwest Atlanta Street

ATLANTA, GA -- Police in Atlanta are investigating after they found a body in the street early Thursday in northwest Atlanta. The body has been identified as a woman who suffered gunshot wounds, according to news reports. The shooting took place near Hortense Place in the northwestern part of the ci

PATCH - 2017-09-21 14:18:26

Metro Atlanta sets record for total jobs with 2.76 million

Updated: Sep 21, 2017 - 8:06 AMATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta has set a record for total jobs, reaching 2.76 million for the first time. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler on Thursday announced the record-setting number for August. Butler said the August unemployment rat

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-21 12:06:06

Accenture bringing 800 new jobs to Atlanta

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Gov. Nathan Deal made the announcement Wednesday, along with officials from Accenture. WXIA-TV reports the company plans to open an Innovation Hub that will expand its presence in Midtown's Technology Square. The company is recruiting candidates with skills for its strat

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-21 08:07:41

Atlanta police charity to demolish vacant property for officer homes

The Alanta Police Foundation will demolition vacant property in English Avenue in preparation to build homes for Atlanta police officers and legacy residents. A dedication ceremony featuring APF, the Atlanta Police Department, city of Atlanta officials, members of the Arthur M. Blank Foundation and

MYAJC.COM - 2017-09-20 18:44:10

Police search for runaway teen in southwest Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Police in Atlanta need your help finding a missing teen who they believe ran away from a Division of Family and Children's Services office Wednesday afternoon. Lakeria Goodwin was last seen around 5 p.m. at 515 Fairburn Rd. SW where police said she ran away from staff. Authorities said Go

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-20 23:04:55

MARTA takes over Atlanta Streetcar

MARTA is taking control of the $99 million Atlanta Streetcar, which has been plagued by plummeting ridership under the City of Atlanta's rule. An ordinance approved by the city council Monday authorizes Mayor Kasim Reed to transfer all Atlanta Streetcar assets and operations, including, without limi

TOPIX - 2017-09-20 21:15:00

Atlanta United rolls to another home romp

ATLANTA - Yamil Asad scored twice, Josef Martinez had his 17th goal, and Atlanta United cruised past the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-0 on Wednesday night. Atlanta (13-8-7) scored three goals in seven minutes for a 3-0 lead midway through the first half and cruised in the second half to extend its home unbe

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 02:01:00

Class-action Equifax lawsuit filed in Atlanta federal court

ATLANTA - A class-action lawsuit was filed Wednesday in an Atlanta federal court on behalf of about 28 million American small businesses over the latest Equifax data breach. The lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of Georgia/Atlanta division by the Doss firm. The plaintiffs named in the compl

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-20 18:19:20

Atlanta study examines why Parkinson's patients struggle with sleep

Gunther Eichler can't fall asleep at night and fights to stay awake during the day. "I can be sitting here talking to you, and my eyes will close and I can fall asleep," Eichler told 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 14 years ago but just recently began struggling

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-20 10:56:26

Inmate gets more prison time after escaping from Atlanta prison camp to celebrate his birthday

A federal inmate received an additional year and three months in prison as punishment for escaping from the U.S. Penitentiary's minimum-security camp in Atlanta, Georgia to celebrate his birthday, according to a news release. Fernando A. Settles, 36, of Augusta, Georgia, escaped from the prison at a

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 16:55:23

Gwinnett, rest of metro Atlanta under Air Quality Alert for Thursday

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert Wednesday for metro Atlanta - including Gwinnett County - and warned residents with sensitive breathing issues to take precautions. The alert was issued through the National Weather Service and covers the anticipate

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2017-09-20 14:01:00

Atlanta 2nd grader shares a few laughs to change lives

ATLANTA, GA. - A local second grader at Holy Spirit Preparatory School is sharing a few laughs to change lives. Shaun Michael Mooney is teaming up with the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation to release three joke books this fall. Cool Jokes for Summer, Sweets, Treats & Eats, and Holidays, Celeb

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-20 12:16:20

"National African-American Women's Conversation" To Be Held In Atlanta

The National African American Women's Movement LLC (NAAWM) will host a solutions-focused interactive conference called "The National African-American Women's Conversation" on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel (4711 Best Road, Atlanta, GA 30337). It fills the gap in soci

SAVANNAHTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-20 09:16:18

Starr's Mill plane crash couple blames FAA, sues for damages

The couple involved in an October 2014 plane crash on a practice field at Starr's Mill High School is suing federal agencies for negligence and asking for damages. Filed Aug. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the suit names the U.S. Department of Transportation and

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 18:30:17