APD unveils brand new squad cars, announces take-home program for officers

APD unveils brand new squad cars, announces take-home program for officers

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – For 20 years, the Atlanta Police Department has used the same dark blue squad cars, but new Chief Darin Schierbaum saw the need for an update. The department announced its deployment of a new fleet Wednesday morning. Chief Schierbaum said the cars will now be a sleek black color … Read more

Canton grill restaurant scene of massive fire Sunday morning

Canton grill restaurant scene of massive fire Sunday morning

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – A barbecue restaurant in Cherokee County caught fire early Sunday morning, according to fire officials. Cherokee County firefighters responded to Williamson Bros Bar-BQ around 1 a.m. off Marietta Highway in Canton. Officials tell Atlanta News First that firefighters made an aggressive interior attack on the fire while conducting … Read more

‘It must stop’ | Parents accuse the coach of improperly recruiting players

‘It must stop’ |  Parents accuse the coach of improperly recruiting players

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – Any parent of an athlete knows how competitive high school sports can be and how frustrating it can be when your child doesn’t get playing time. But parents at one Atlanta high school said their football program is recruiting and playing athletes who don’t even live in the … Read more

Contractor cashes $131K insurance check, never does the work

Contractor cashes $131K insurance check, never does the work

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – Over the years, Atlanta News First Consumer Investigator Better Call Harry has held home contractors accountable for not holding up their end of the bargain. Some did not finish the work; others didn’t do it right. This time, the contractor took the money — more than $100,000 — and … Read more

Truck driver found shot to death on I-285 WB

Truck driver found shot to death on I-285 WB

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – All lanes along I-285 westbound near Moreland Avenue were immediately shut down Tuesday afternoon after a man was found shot to death. WATCH LIVE DeKalb County police say they responded to calls about a crash in the area. Investigators found the man, believed to be in his 40s, shot … Read more

Thousands Turn Out for 2022 Atlanta Pride Parade and Festival

Thousands Turn Out for 2022 Atlanta Pride Parade and Festival

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – The Atlanta Pride Festival is back after two years of cancellations. Thousands of people from all over the country and the world have come together for this year’s celebration! PeachtreeTV and the Atlanta News First team bring you LIVE coverage! PHOTOS: Atlanta Pride Parade 2022 | 9 October 2022 … Read more

Woman loses eye after being tased by deputies

Woman loses eye after being tased by deputies

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – A woman being held at a prison in central Georgia is now blind in her right eye after being tortured. The deputy responsible is not facing criminal charges because police say Ashanti Walls lunged at them. However, Walls’ attorney claims his client’s mental health medication was withheld and … Read more

Georgia deputy suffers fatal heart attack while breaking up high school fight

Georgia deputy suffers fatal heart attack while breaking up high school fight

ADEL, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – A sheriff’s deputy from South Georgia has died after suffering a heart attack while breaking up a fight at a high school. According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Captain Terry Arnold, also known as “turtle”, suffered an apparent fatal heart attack after breaking up a fight between two … Read more

Dacula family displaced after smoke alarm ‘failed to alert’ them to fire

Dacula family displaced after smoke alarm ‘failed to alert’ them to fire

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – An investigation is underway after a massive fire damaged a two-story home in Dacula, displacing six residents Saturday night. Fire crews responded to the 100 block of River Pass Court NE after a 9-1-1 caller said their neighbor’s home was on fire. Dacula fire officials confirmed to Atlanta News … Read more

Georgia’s cash assistance program runs into errors

Georgia’s cash assistance program runs into errors

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – A statewide cash assistance program designed to support thousands of needy Georgians is more of a hindrance than a help. The Department of Human Services acknowledged a technical glitch with its system this week that prevented some recipients from accessing the funds. Joe Petro was thrilled after receiving a … Read more