Liza Lucas, 11Alive Atlanta

Liza Lucas

11Alive Atlanta

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by liza:

'Peace Bell' to ring for former President Jimmy Carter's 98th birthday

With its dedication, the bell inside will toll for the first time in years. → Read More

Family creates radiation countdown calendars for kids in daughter's memory

Cancer treatments can be particularly rough for kids, so Celeste and Jeff Podojil use their daughter's legacy to help kids and fund critical research. → Read More

Yes, it's illegal in Georgia to take a picture of your completed ballot while inside a polling location

A Cherokee County voter says the question arose during a recent county board of elections meeting. → Read More

Nursing shortage | How local schools are meeting the need

Georgia needs more nurses. Yet, longtime obstacles, including a lack of space for training, have often hindered nursing schools' ability to help meet that need. → Read More

Woman who makes free wigs for kids in need of help after fire destroys home

A Lithia Springs mom who spent the last four years giving her time and talent to help kids in crisis feel their best is now dealing with a crisis of her own. → Read More

Local school district turns to license plate readers for added security

The district plans to immediately start installing license plate readers in of its schools following board approval. → Read More

Experts say some kids need two doses of the flu vaccine. What parents need to know

Experts urge families not to delay getting a flu shot as soon as it's available, which is especially important for kids who may need two doses. → Read More

No, a new Georgia governor could not solely overturn the controversial 'heartbeat law.'

Verify sources confirm Georgia's governor does not have sole power to repeal a law already on the books, but the governor does have influence. → Read More

Doraville community seeks to preserve story of historically Black neighborhood of Carver Hills

The city of Doraville will hold a 5k on Saturday to raise money for a plaque commemorating the neighborhood's history. → Read More

Food banks worry how families will cope once emergency SNAP benefits expire

Starting June 1, SNAP benefits will go back to the way they were before the pandemic. Emergency benefits end for Georgians who received extra funding towards food. → Read More

60 days after launch, Athens-sanctioned homeless encampment shares progress

It's been just over 60 days since the launch of Athens-Clarke county's sanctioned encampment, and organizers said there are already early signs of success. → Read More

Supply chain shortages hitting Georgia hospital

The latest shortage affects critical medical tests like CT scans. → Read More

How Atlanta's guaranteed income program is helping this mother of 4 further her career, take care of her family

The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is behind the program that gives $500 to 300 residents every month for a year. One mother said she already sees it helping. → Read More

New nurse looks forward to joining sister's side at Northside

Jenny Andris has worked for a decade as a nurse at Northside Hospital. Now, her younger sister joins her side. → Read More

Toddler receives first altruistic liver transplant at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

At only one-year-old, Ashtyn Rainey has been through a lot. → Read More

Teen creates 'Tiny Hugs' for NICU babies

She kicked off a special project to bring comfort to the tiniest of patients and their families. → Read More

Georgia prepares for July launch of 988 crisis line

The hope is a three-digit number will be more easily remembers and thus, more likely to be recalled in a crisis. → Read More

Yes, Republican and Democratic primary ballots have differing advisory questions for voters to consider

Only political parties are allowed to submit such questions during primaries. The questions, however, are non binding, meaning they're for information gathering. → Read More

Atlanta startup launches new A.I. technology to detect trauma in kids

The AI technology uses a short voice sample to help therapists diagnose kids who may be suffering in silence. → Read More

Tuition-free school focused on helping kids experiencing homelessness

"What makes [the Ansley School] special and different from other schools is we provide wraparound services for family, not just the child." → Read More