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Cops: Subway Worker Killed Over Mayo Complaint

Woman in Atlanta was fatally shot and a co-worker wounded

(Newser) - A fatal shooting at a Subway restaurant in Atlanta comes with a hard-to-fathom quote from the shop's co-owner: "It breaks my heart to know that someone has the audacity to point a weapon and shoot someone for as little as too much mayonnaise on a sandwich," Willie...

Want to Get (and Stay) Married? Here's Where to Go

LawnStarter ranks the best US cities for wedded bliss

(Newser) - Maybe there actually is something to getting married in front of Cinderella Castle. Orlando, Fla., where the "happiest place on Earth" (Disney World) is located, is just one of the entries making up the top 10 in LawnStarter's ranking of the best US cities to get (and stay)...

These Are the 10 Most LGBTQ-Friendly US Cities

San Francisco ranks No. 1, per LawnStarter

(Newser) - June is Pride Month, and as LawnStarter notes, "Everyone wants the American dream—a home in a safe and supportive community—including LGBTQ people." That's why the site looked at 200 of the country's largest cities to see which ones qualify as LGBTQ-friendly, factoring in 19...

Police Who Tased Students in 2020 Won't Be Prosecuted

The prosecutor says officers 'acted within the scope of their legal authority'

(Newser) - In one of the more viral videos to emerge during nationwide protests in 2020 surrounding George Floyd’s death, two college students— Messiah Young and Taniyah Pilgrim —were tased and pulled from their car by Atlanta police. The very next day, then-Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms fired two officers and...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Places to Start a Career

Salt Lake City is where to head

(Newser) - It's graduation season, which means young adults are now earnestly seeking their first post-college jobs. WalletHub wanted to see which locations offer the best potential for jump-starting one's career, so the site looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities, examining two dozen-plus metrics in...

Young Thug Busted in Gang Indictment

He allegedly rented car used in murder, approved another murder attempt

(Newser) - Young Thug was arrested at his Atlanta home on Monday and is now in jail facing charges that he co-founded a criminal street gang. The 30-year-old Grammy-winning rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, is charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation...

'Pedal Pub' Driver Charged With DUI in Wreck

15 injured in Atlanta, though none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening

(Newser) - The driver of a so-called "pedal pub" was arrested Saturday night after the vehicle crashed with 15 passengers onboard, injuring all of them. The electric vehicles are "large-scale bikes," per 11 Alive , on which up to 15 people pedal as an operator in the front controls the...

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World's 10 Busiest Airports

Atlanta is once again No. 1

(Newser) - Atlanta has reclaimed bragging rights to having the world's busiest airport. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is No. 1 in new annual rankings from the trade group Airports Council International, reports CNN . The airport had lost its usual No. 1 spot to China's Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in...

'Life-Changer' Program Frees Inmates to Train Shelter Dogs

Canine CellMates' Beyond the Bars pretrial diversion program underway in Atlanta

(Newser) - A dog's love can change lives, as Susan Jacobs-Meadows, founder of Canine CellMates, well knows. Since 2013, the nonprofit has boosted spirits by placing shelter dogs inside the cells of some 400 male inmates at Atlanta's Fulton County Jail, who agree to train them for adoption , Today reports....

Bank Mistakes Black Panther Director for Bank Robber

Ryan Coogler tried to make discreet withdrawal from his Bank of America account

(Newser) - Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and two colleagues were briefly arrested after he was mistaken for a bank robber while trying to discreetly withdraw $12,000 from an Atlanta bank. According to a police report obtained by TMZ , the 35-year-old went to a Bank of America branch on Jan. 7,...

6-Month-Old Shot, Killed While Riding in Car in Atlanta

Car was caught in the crossfire

(Newser) - A 6-month-old baby was fatally shot Monday while riding in a car in Atlanta, the AP reports. The shooting happened near a convenience store and a school in northwest Atlanta, news outlets reported. The child's mother told WSB-TV that she was driving when she came upon a gunfight between...

Transportation CEO Steps In Front of Train to His Death

Jeffrey Parker, head of Atlanta's MARTA, died by suicide Friday

(Newser) - The CEO and general manager of MARTA, Atlanta's transportation service, has died by suicide, per CNN . Jeffrey Parker, who'd led the agency since 2018, stepped in front of an oncoming train in Decatur on Friday, according to local outlet Decaturish . Parker's death was confirmed in a statement...

Thieves Seize UPS Truck and Driver, Stealing Cargo

Company later uses GPS, finding employee unharmed

(Newser) - Thieves seized a loaded UPS tractor-trailer on an Atlanta street on Tuesday, tying up the driver and taking him with them. The driver was unharmed in the crime, NBC reports. The 18-wheeler was stopped at a traffic light about 3:30am when a gunman got into the cab and ordered...

Woman Murdered While Walking Dog Had 'F' 'A' 'T' Carved on Chest

Police have made no arrests in slaying of Katherine Janness

(Newser) - Update: The woman found slain in an Atlanta park in July had the letters "F" "A" "T" carved in her chest, authorities say. She had also been stabbed dozens of times, NBC News reports, citing the medical examiner's report. The murders of the woman and her...

Teen Shot While Waiting for School Bus Dies

Georgia boy, 16, was shot in head Tuesday morning

(Newser) - A 16-year-old Georgia boy is dead after he was shot in the head while waiting for his school bus Tuesday morning. Timothy Barnes Jr. was a sophomore at Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, about 30 miles from Atlanta. A 17-year-old student at the high school has been arrested and...

This Time, He Pleads Not Guilty to Fatal Spa Shootings

Robert Long faces death sentence in 4 cases; other 4 were handled in different county

(Newser) - Update: A man already sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting four people at a massage business outside Atlanta pleaded not guilty to shooting four others on the same day at two spas inside the city, per the AP . Robert Aaron Long, 22, appeared briefly...

Her Vehicle Shook. Then, 'a Lady Screaming'

Police say at least 2 injured after explosion at Atlanta-area apartment complex

(Newser) - An explosion collapsed part of a building Sunday at an apartment complex in suburban Atlanta, news outlets reported. The Dunwoody Police Department wrote on social media that they received a report of an explosion at Arrive Perimeter apartments shortly before 1:30pm. Photos from the scene show part of a...

World's Oldest Male Gorilla Has COVID

A dozen others in addition to Ozzie have also tested positive at Zoo Atlanta

(Newser) - The coronavirus has overtaken more than a dozen gorillas at Zoo Atlanta, officials say, including the oldest male gorilla in the world. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Ozzie —a 60-year-old, 350-pound silverback who's sired 12 gorillas at the zoo and is said to be a "terrific father"...

Nearing Retirement? This State Looks Tempting

4 Fla. cities, including Orlando, make WalletHub's top 10 list for the best places to retire

(Newser) - Whether you're decades away from retirement or right around the corner, where you head after you clock out for the last time may already be percolating. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of America's cities, analyzing metrics in four main categories: affordability (cost of living, taxpayer friendliness, and...

Atlanta Student Killed in Horrific Elevator Accident

Witnesses say football player was trapped when it went into free-fall

(Newser) - A student athlete in Atlanta was killed in a horrific accident involving an elevator that was apparently long overdue for inspection. Witnesses say three Champion Prep Academy football players boarded the elevator in an upper floor of an apartment building on their way to practice Tuesday afternoon, CBS 46 reports....

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