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Atlanta bans right turns on red at some intersections, officials say move will foster ‘sense of community’

Atlanta lawmakers have approved a new city ordinance banning right turns at red stoplights in certain neighborhoods. The Atlanta City Council met Monday and passed the new traffic ordinance in a vote of 10-3, FOX 5 Atlanta reported.  “We did it! Thank you to my colleagues for adopting my legislation prohibiting turns at red lights in central Atlanta!” Councilman Jason Dozier said. “Pedestrian safety and…

Georgia man arrested for printing, using counterfeit $100 bills

A Georgia man is charged after allegedly printing and using counterfeit $100 bills across metro Atlanta and other states. David Gragg was arrested on several charges, including forgery and possession of tools for the commission of a crime, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. “We’ve had a lot of washed-out ones that have been re-printed to look like $20s, but this is the first time $100…

Biggest takeaways after wild 2-day hearing on Fani Willis affair: ‘What’s done is done’

The second and final day of a court hearing of evidence in allegations that Georgia prosecutor Fani Wills had an “improper” affair with her colleague has concluded, but the judge will still review testimony in a closed-door meeting.  After a bombshell admission by the defense’s key witness, Terrence Bradley, who avoided answering certain questions citing attorney client privilege, Judge Scott McAfee said he would hold…

Trump calls ‘badly tainted’ Fulton County case ‘a scam’ after DA Fani Willis’ courtroom drama

EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump says the charges against him Fulton County, Georgia, “have to be dropped,” telling Fox News Digital that the case is a “scam” while District Attorney Fani Willis testified publicly about an allegedly “improper” affair she had with special prosecutor Nathan Wade. Willis took the stand in Georgia Thursday to defend her relationship with Wade, whom she hired in 2021 to help prosecute the…

Georgia judge set to hear evidence against DA Fani Willis in Trump case that could disqualify her

The Georgia judge overseeing the sweeping racketeering case against former president Donald Trump is set to hear evidence Thursday related to allegations that district attorney Fani Willis is having an “improper” affair and should be disqualified from the case.  Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee will hold an evidentiary hearing on Thursday starting at 9:30 a.m. and into Friday on allegations first brought by co-defendant…

Georgia suspect leads police on high-speed chase over misunderstanding, wrecks motorcycle

A Georgia man was recently arrested after police said he led them on a destructive, high-speed chase believing they had a warrant out for him – even though they didn’t. Cornelia resident Codey Wayne Shoemake, 33, was charged with felony-level fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, according to FOX 5 Atlanta. He was also charged with a reckless driving misdemeanor. At 2:40 a.m….

Georgia police officers allegedly sickened by substance on papers, suspect arrested

A Georgia man was arrested after a substance on papers he gave to two police officers allegedly left them feeling dizzy and struggling to breathe, according to a report.  Little Gaston Stone, 51, was charged with aggravated assault after he entered the Smyrna Police Department with the paperwork while complaining about Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and recording the interaction, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.  The…

Nuclear reactor in Georgia delayed due to vibrations in cooling system

Georgia Power Co. said Thursday that vibrations found in a cooling system of its second new nuclear reactor will delay when the unit begins generating power. Plant Vogtle’s Unit 4 now will not start commercial operation until sometime in the second quarter of 2024, or between April 1 and June 30, the largest subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. announced. The utility said in a filing…

Georgia police arrest man wanted out of Pennsylvania after firing shots at driver who rear-ended him

A man wanted for a firearms violation in Pennsylvania was arrested in Georgia on Tuesday after firing a dozen gunshots at a driver following a minor traffic collision. The Chamblee Police Department released footage of the incident on Thursday after obtaining doorbell video from a home near the intersection of Shallowford Road and Dresden Drive, where the incident took place last weekend. In the video,…

Georgia girl, 3, dies after spending 11 hours in frozen woods with mother, who faces murder charge

The mother of a three-year-old girl who died after spending more than 11 hours in the woods in freezing weather has been arrested, authorities in Georgia said. Uriha Ridge, 35, faces multiple counts of cruelty to children and one count of felony murder, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.  Deputies responded to the Foxhall Resort before noon on January 16 in reference to a…

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