Hundreds in metro Atlanta are walking to find a cure at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Hundreds in metro Atlanta are walking to find a cure at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – From start to finish, there was nothing but love, support and hope at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. For Harriet Watson and her family, this was far more than just another walk. Her brother was diagnosed when he was only 50. “I hated when he couldn’t remember a … Read more

‘Tiger King’s’ Joe Exotic describes Atlanta federal prison as ‘bottom of hell’

‘Tiger King’s’ Joe Exotic describes Atlanta federal prison as ‘bottom of hell’

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – Notorious reality TV star “Tiger King” Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is now serving time in a cage at the federal prison in Atlanta, and he’s not very happy about it . In social media posts, Joe says Senators (Jon) Ossoff and (Raphael) Warnock and (Herschel) … Read more

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

Man shot while pumping gas in southeast Atlanta

Man shot while pumping gas in southeast Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – A man was shot after getting into an argument with another driver at a southeast Atlanta gas station. It happened at the Texaco gas station in the 1800 block of Glenwood Avenue. The Atlanta Police Department says the victim was pumping gas when another vehicle approached him. Words were … 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