Maniac hijacks Georgia commuter bus with 17 people on board, fatally shoots hostage during wild police chase

A passenger was shot and killed after a gunman hijacked a downtown Atlanta commuter bus with 17 people on board and put a gun to the bus driver’s head, police say. Atlanta police received three separate 911 calls starting at 4:30 p.m. reporting that a man was holding hostages on a Gwinnett County Transit bus … Read more

Atlanta: Gunman injures 3 people in food court before being shot by officer

ATLANTA (AP) — A gunman fatally shot three people in a downtown Atlanta food court before being fatally shot by a police officer Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. All four people shot in the Peachtree Center food court are expected to survive, including the suspect, according to Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum. At a news conference, … Read more

Person shot and killed in Atlanta bus hijacking leads to police chase

Atlanta police said a person was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon on a commuter bus that led officers on a chase for miles from the city to nearby suburbs, with television footage showing the bus speeds into rush hour traffic and hits several vehicles. News helicopters followed the dramatic pursuit of the Gwinnett County Transit … Read more

Water begins flowing again in downtown Atlanta after production begins Friday

ATLANTA (AP) — Water pressure was returning to downtown Atlanta and nearby neighborhoods Sunday after a two day water outage shut down businesses and left the taps dry in many homes. Much of the city remained under order to boil water before drinking it, but Mayor Andre Dickens said at a news conference Saturday night … Read more

Atlanta Water Main Break Causes Major Disruption, Shutdowns

Water service has been restored to several major Atlanta buildings after corroded pipes burst across Downtown and Midtown, forcing many businesses and attractions to close and affecting water service to homes across the city. region, officials said. By Sunday morning, crews had made enough repairs that service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was fully restored, … Read more

Water service in downtown Atlanta is disrupted, leading to business closures and a boil water advisory

Atlanta authorities were slowly cracking down on the city’s water system Saturday after corroded water pipes burst in Downtown and Midtown, forcing many businesses and attractions to close and affecting water service to area homes. The city was distributing cases of water and installing portable toilets at several fire stations and first responders were checking … Read more