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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

Couple indicted, accused of killing Publix employee and leaving her near Waffle House

A couple accused of killing a Publix employee and leaving her body behind a Waffle House in south Fulton County last year has been indicted on murder charges, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office said in a statement Friday. Jared Kemp, 19, and girlfriend De'asia Page, 18, each face charges

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-23 21:50:33

Bobby V being investigated for rape in metro Atlanta

R&B crooner Bobby V has gotten entangled in another odious sexual scandal, and this time law enforcement officials in suburban Atlanta are investigating him for allegations of rape. According to TMZ, the alleged sexual assault took place last weekend in Cobb County, Georgia, a suburban area immediat

ROLLINGOUT.COM - 2018-03-23 11:57:18

Fight led to deadly Clayton County motel shooting, cops say

Authorities arrested a man in connection with a deadly shopting Friday night outside a motel in Jonesboro, Clayton County police said. The shooting occurred at the The Woods Motel in the 7800 block of Main Street, Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury said in a statement. Marbury said a fight

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-24 03:23:38

APD admits mishandling case of missing airport worker later found in the Yellow River

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Atlanta Police Department is admitting it mishandled the missing persons case of an airport worker with autism later found dead in the Yellow River. The last known video of Shanequa Sullivan alive shows her apparently trying, but failing, to enter the airport MARTA station at th

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-24 00:11:00

Michael Vick finds new way to earn extra cash after 'Atlanta' cameo

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick during pregame before the Falcons game against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome. (USA Today Sports via Reuters) An appearance on FX's hit show "Atlanta" has given former NFL superstar Michael Vick a new way of earning some cash. Vick briefl

FOXNEWS - 2018-03-23 12:26:01

APD will no longer respond to shoplifting calls in parts of Atlanta

ATLANTA - A new move by the Atlanta Police Department has many small businesses feeling vulnerable. The department announced earlier this week that due to a recent uptick in crimes across Zone 2, which encompasses the Buckhead area, the department will not be dispatching officers to shoplifting cal

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-03-24 00:55:08

VIDEO: Alpharetta police seek 2 vehicles in Chick-fil-A shooting

Alpharetta police are seeking two vehicles in connection with Thursday's shooting in the parking lot of a Chick-fil-A restaurant on Old Milton Parkway. A spokesman also offered some details on what they called an "isolated" incident. "It appears that an altercation took place between two parties, wh

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-23 18:24:16

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


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

Cyber attack hits Atlanta computers | 'Everyone who has done business' with city may be at risk

ATLANTA - In a story first reported by 11Alive, city of Atlanta computers have been cyber attacked by ransomware that has encrypted some personal and financial data. "We don't know the extent of the attack," said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in a Thursday afternoon press conference. New Atlant

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-22 18:31:00

Cobb cops: Atlanta R&B singer Bobby V suspected of rape

Cobb County police confirmed Thursday that Atlanta R&B singer Bobby V is a suspect in a rape investigation. Sgt. Wayne Delk, county police spokesman, said the report came in early Monday accusing the singer, whose real name is Bobby Wilson. READ | White Instagram star from Cobb who claims to be blac


1,000 tires dumped behind metro Atlanta subdivision, police say

Police are searching for a man they say dumped more than 1,000 tires behind a Union City subdivision where homes run as high as $500,000. Several warrants have been issued across metro Atlanta for the arrest of 34-year-old Donald Leverette, Channel 2 Action News reported. According to the news stat


BREAKING: Man killed in hit-and-run in southeast Atlanta

Inmate who escaped work detail captured in Henry County by Raisa Habersham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Georgia Department of Corrections captured an inmate who walked away from work detail Wednesday. Stephen Delaney, 29, was on a supervised work detail at the Harris County Cemetery when

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-23 00:48:18

Cops: Woman robs Gwinnett cell phone store using steak knife

Gwinnett County police are searching for a woman they say robbed a Boost Mobile store using a steak knife. The woman walked into the cell phone store on S. Norcross Tucker Road around 3:15 p.m. on March 18. She walked around the store for about 50 minutes before asking an employee to see an iPhone


'Taxi Cab Bandit' bank robber gets 14 years in prison

ATLANTA - A bank robber was sentenced to 14 years in prison for robbing five metro-Atlanta banks. During the metro-Atlanta robberies, Rondell Muwwakkil would pass notes to the tellers demanding they give him small bills. "Muwwakkil never cared about the terror he caused when robbing these banks," sa


Inmate found dead in jail had to be restrained to chair during arrest, police say

Nine days before a Rockdale County inmate was found dead in his cell, Conyers police officers were forced to wrestle him to the ground and restrain him to a chair, according to an incident report. Shali Tilson, 22, asked one of the officers: "Why didn't you shoot me?" He was found dead in his cell


Felon convicted of killing man outside Atlanta gas station

A Cobb County man was convicted of murder Wednesday n an armed robbery at a northwest Atlanta gas station, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. Authorities say Corey Demetrius Green, 35 of Smyrna, fatally shot Christopher Peek at the Shell gas station on the 3100 block


Sketches released of police poser accused of sexually assaulting women

Police are trying to figure out if both acts were committed by the same man. COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The Cobb County Police Department believe they now have identified the face of a man accused of impersonating a police officer, then sexually assaulting the women he pulled over. This past weekend, a wo


Police: Man who took Maine girl killed himself as cops enter Cobb home

A man who allegedly took a 14-year-old girl from Maine shot and killed himself in a Cobb County home Tuesday as Smyrna police closed in on him. Sgt. Louis Defense, spokesman for Smyrna police, said cops executed a search warrant at 8 a.m. at a home on Parks Edge Drive near Campbell High School. Afte