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Hackers are holding the city of Atlanta's computer systems for ransom, causing massive outages - and anyone who has conducted business with the city is at risk

A ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta's government created outages for many consumer-facing and internal applications, putting "everyone who has done business" with the city at risk, according to a report from NBC's Atlanta affiliate WXIA.The hackers are demanding a bitcoin payment of $6,800 to

BUSINESSINSIDER.SG - 2018-03-23 16:14:39

Teen charged with elder abuse

CCSO Bianca L. Campbell A Carrollton teen remains out on bond after she allegedly pushed her great grandmother into some cabinets causing injuries and bruising to the elderly woman's thumb and arm. Bianca Campbell, 19, was charged with one count of elder abuse neglect and exploitation and one co

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-23 12:21:00

Man suffering life-threatening injuries after being hit by 18 wheeler

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - Birmingham Police say a man has life-threatening injuries after he was hit by an 18-wheeler Friday afternoon. According to Lt. Pete Williston, the man was working on his car at the I-59 SB Tallapoosa St exit when an 18-wheeler struck him. Williston says the man has been tra

CBS42.COM - 2018-03-23 18:41:17

57-year-old man dies in Carroll County fire

A 57-year-old man died in a residential fire in Carroll County, the fire chief told Channel 2 Action News. The victim, who was not identified, was inside the residence on Holiday Drive in Carrollton, Chief Scott Blue said. No one else was in the structure. No other details, including official cause


Authorities: Suspects ran illegal care home, threatened and abused disabled residents

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. -- Deputies in Rockdale County are on the lookout for two people they believe were running an illegal personal care home to exploit disabled women. According to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, 45-year-old Tomeka Moses Williams is wanted for running the home at 323 Rodgers

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-22 18:18:00

Man dies in house fire

A Carroll County man died late Wednesday night after being pulled from a burning home. Firefighters battled the flames at a mobile home on Holiday Drive off Highway 166 and extinguished the fire but were not able to revive the victim, whose name has not yet been released. "It was about 9 p.m. [Wedne

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM - 2018-03-23 03:58:00

Woman added to Atlanta police 'most wanted' list for alleged robbery

A woman was recently added to the Atlanta Police Department's "most wanted" list on a robbery charge related to an alleged confrontation with another woman last year. The victim told APD that her vehicle and purse had been taken by her child's father's new girlfriend after a physical dispute, accor


Trial in stabbing death of woman goes to jury

A man on trial for murder in the death of his former girlfriend meant to "scar her even in death," the prosecutor told the jury Thursday in Carroll County Superior Court. The jury is expected to return its verdict this morning in the case of William Denzel Thornton, who is accused of stabbing Jullis

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM - 2018-03-23 03:59:00

Cedartown man indicted, jailed on cemetery murder charges

A man who was arrested and later released last year on gun charges during the investigation of a 2017 murder is now in jail and indicted by the grand jury. Roe Dale Bowman, who last May was jailed and later released on a felony gun charge, is almost a year later facing malice murder, felony murder,

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 23:00:00

Woman charged with possession of meth

A Rome woman has been arrested after being caught with meth and drug relat-ed items, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Audrey Lynn Cochran, 47, of 215 Hasty Road, was arrested at her home Tuesday night where police found a glass pipe with meth residue, bags used to package drug


Villa Rica's reverse-angle parking experiment appears over

Villa Rica officials will recommend the end of the reverse-angle parking experiment on West Wilson Street, in favor of a one-way street with additional conventional parking spaces. City Engineer Bobby Elliott on Monday told a group of merchants and other residents that he would make that recommendat

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM - 2018-03-23 03:57:00

Restaurant Inspections: Black Mold, Slime, Expired Food

BURGER KING (Cass White Road) (Food Service Inspections)* 981 CASS WHITE RD CARTERSVILLE, GA 30121 View inspections: March 19, 2018 Score: 87, Grade: B COUNTRY PRIDE (Food Service Inspections)* 981 CASS WHITE RD CARTERSVILLE, GA 30121 View inspections: March 19, 2018 Score: 100, Grade: A DOMINOS PIZ


Mitchell stepping down at Bowdon

Stephen Mitchell announced on Wednesday morning that he is stepping down from his post as the head softball coach at Bowdon High School in order to take the same position at Union County High School in Blairsville. Mitchell led the Red Devilettes to back-to-back trips to the elite eight in Columbus


Teen forces young girls to send nude photos

NEWNAN, Ga. - Police said the list keeps growing as more girls come forward accusing a now former Newnan High School student of forcing them to send explicit photos. "We had 17 victims, but today I had four more come forward and I believe that list will continue to grow," Newnan Police Sergeant Jim


Reverse-angle parking experiment appears over

Villa Rica officials will recommend the end of the reverse-angle parking experiment on West Wilson Street, in favor of a one-way street with additional, conventional parking spaces. City Engineer Bobby Elliott on Monday told a group of merchants and other citizens that he would make that recommendat


Neighbors speak out about Poplar annexation

Residents of Yeager Road came to Tuesday's Coweta County Board of Commissioners meeting to express their opposition to a proposed annexation of property at Yeager and Poplar roads by the city of Newnan. The annexation proposal from the Blackburn family is for 596 homes and a small commercial area on

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-22 14:19:00

Upside-down American flag at Georgia McDonald's goes viral

A Facebook post showing an upside-down American flag outside a Villa Rica, Ga., McDonald's has gone viral, sparking social media debate over patriotism and politics. Jay Randall said he was visiting the Highway 61 McDonald's on Tuesday when he saw the upside-down flag outside the restaurant. Accordi


Man who attacked, threatened former girlfriend and another man with a knife sentenced

A Rome man pleaded guilty to threatening to stab a man and his former girlfriend at a motel room off Martha Berry Highway in September. Derek Ryan Hooper, 21, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, terroristic threats, stalking and third-degree cruelty to children charges and was sentenced to five ye


Man dies in fire in Carroll County

CARROLLTON, Ga. - Firefighters say a man has died from a fire at a home in Carroll County. The fire broke out Wednesday night at the home along Holiday Drive in Carrollton. All that is left of the home is a burned out shell. Investigators said the man was 57-year-old and likely died from smoke inh


Schools placed on lockdown during search for suspects

Three Douglas County schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious vehicle was spotted near them, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Around 1:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the area of Turner Middle School, Annette W