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Atlanta council orders review of funds spent on Bottoms’ campaign staff

The Atlanta City Council on Monday called for an independent investigation to determine whether payments from the city to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ campaign staff violated city code, state law, the state constitution or Federal Aviation Administration regulations.


Eva Marcille’s Husband Michael Sterling Involved in Million Dollar Lawsuit

What better way to celebrate the season finale of Real Housewives of Atlanta than with the elaborate wedding of Eva Marcille and now husband, Michael Todd Sterling. While the two officially tied the knot on October 7, 2018, fans of the Bravo reality show will get an inside look at what BET reports w


Atlanta-native leaves American Idol judge head-over-heels

19-year-old model Katie Belle performs The Beatles' 'Golden Slumbers' for judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie during her 2019 American Idol audition. The judges were so enamored with the Atlanta-native that all three of them were in love with her -- including Katy Perry who started singi


Truck hits historic covered bridge again

COBB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - It's becoming a frequent occurrence in Cobb County. In fact, it happens so often, Cobb County officials have coined it “The U-Haul Driver Hall of Shame."


Clark Howard: The future of car buying is online

ATLANTA - Channel 2 Consumer Adviser Clark Howard believes the future of car buying is online. According to a recent study by Accenture, one in six people have already bought a car online.


Trial begins in Tara Grinstead murder case

WILCOX COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The trial began Monday morning for the man accused of helping cover up the death of former beauty queen and teacher Tara Grinstead. Bo Dukes is charged with concealing Grinstead's death, hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal, and lying to Georgia Bur


When the Kids Are Away, Let the Public Play

George Dusenbury, State Director for The Trust for Public Land in Georgia. Rachel Sprecher, Executive Director in the Office of Partnerships and Development, Atlanta Public Schools.


‘Baby Shark’: Kenya Moore Shows Baby Daly’s First Day of Swim Classes, Leaves Fans Swooning

Kenya Moore never ceases to amaze fans with adorable videos of her 4-month-old daughter. Just last week, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” veteran posted a clip of her daughter trying to talk and now the infant is taking her first swim lesson. The first-time mother took to Instagram on Saturday, Marc


Video games are now a legitimate high school sport

Atlanta (CNN Business) — Competitive video game playing, also known as esports, is now a high school varsity sport in eight states. It began with Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island in the fall of 2018. A few months later, the National Federation of State High School Asso


Man awaiting first appearance in Alpharetta bank parking lot shooting

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The man accused of killing a woman who he knew in a bank parking lot remained in jail Monday. The Alpharetta man faces a murder charge for the weekend shooting death.


The Black Woman Who Helped Turn Trap Music Into A Museum

When T.I.’s manager and business partner Douglas Peterson first contacted music video producer Antwanette McLaughlin to present her with an idea for a pop-up experience, she had no clue what he was talking about. His plan was to convert an abandoned shack on the west side of Atlanta into “Escape the


Deputies find rattlesnakes and pot plants in Cherokee County home

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Snakes! Not your average garden variety, but rattlers found inside a Canton home. Cherokee County Sheriff's deputies walked into the Goodwin Road home and straight into a den of snakes.


More funeral arrangements announced for Atlanta Student Movement leader King

More funeral arrangements have been announced regarding the funeral for civil rights activist Lonnie King Jr., who died March 5, reportedly of heart problems. The 82-year-old's graveside service and internment was held March 18 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, and a memorial service will take


Cynthia Bailey Predicts That She Will Marry Mike Hill Next Year

Real Housewives of Atlanta fans watched Cynthia Bailey wed Peter Thomas on camera. Cynthia had plenty of reservations about walking down the aisle with Peter. Maybe she should have had second thoughts about the museum where they wed as well. Nothing spells romance like a canopy of dinosaur bones. Cy


Two-time Purple Heart recipient dies in Monday morning blaze

A 71-year-old, two-time Purple Heart recipient who survived being “blown up by a couple of grenades” and shot “multiple times” in the Vietnam War died in a fire at his Bethlehem home Monday morning.


Decorated Vietnam veteran dies in house fire

BARROW COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A decorated veteran who twice survived being wounded in the Vietnam War died early Monday morning in a house fire. Barrow County firefighters said 71-year-old Duane Downey wasn’t able to escape from his second-floor bedroom when his home caught fire.


Prominent Election Lawyers Regroup at Political Law Firm After Boutique's Closing

Frank Strickland said several developments precipitated the partners' law firm switch, including their desire to sharpen their focus on political law. High-profile political law and litigation boutique Strickland Brockington Lewis is shutting its doors after 18 years as the the principals make a tra


Eddie Long’s Son, Edward, Finds His Calling in Radio

For years Edward Long, son of the late Bishop Eddie Long, dropped by the downtown Atlanta office of "Hurricane" Dave Smith, vice president of programming and operations at Radio One. He often left his phone number, flyers, demos and notes requesting a meeting with Smith.


More mothers are ending up behind bars. Meeting the needs of their children is becoming a bigger priority

Atlanta (CNN) — It's just before sunrise on a Saturday morning, and the first few children are slowly trickling in. They've arrived at an office space that could easily be mistaken for a cheerful elementary school classroom, with its bright primary colors and cubbies along the wall. The teenagers sl


Fayetteville eyes outdoor drinking in new entertainment districts

Downtown Fayetteville and Pinewood Forest could become designated areas for consuming alcohol outdoors if the City Council approves the measure on March 21. The first reading of an amendment to the alcohol ordinance was held at the March 7 meeting.