Liza Lucas, 11Alive Atlanta

Liza Lucas

11Alive Atlanta

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by liza:

Cobb County high school students transform to firefighters-in-training

A new partnership with Cobb Fire and Osborne High School is giving students a detour from sitting at the desk every day to explore a potential career in firefighting → Read More

Apprenticeship program launches at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

The new career development initiative will first focus in the area of facilities maintenance. → Read More

VERIFY | Are texts about locked Amazon accounts a scam?

Many have said they've gotten the text alert multiple times in the same day. → Read More

Taking students to the skies | New program aims to increase diversity in aviation

A brand new effort is happening in metro Atlanta to increase diversity in the aviation industry, offering students a chance to test their skills in the skies. → Read More

Feel the love: DeKalb high school offers students hugs to start the day

On Wednesdays, there's something special waiting for students. Classmates and staff line the sidewalks ready to greet teens with a hug. → Read More

Metro Atlanta school districts pilot new crisis alert system

Georgia lawmakers could vote on a bill that would require school districts to have a mobile panic alert system capable of connecting to first responders. → Read More

'These are not your grandmother's quilts'

For more than 20 years, the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild has united in a special mission; to preserve the art, craft and history of African American quilting. → Read More

Henry County neighborhood shaken after gunfire breaks out at teen party

Police said there are no reports anyone was hurt in the gunfire. → Read More

Gwinnett health centers to offer Narcan for free

The health district has more than 5,000 free emergency Narcan kits available for anyone 18 and older. → Read More

Georgia Senate bill aims to include churches in 'safe haven' law

The law currently allows mothers to drop off a newborn infant at medical facilities, fire stations and police stations. → Read More

Lawmakers push to stop housing foster kids in hotels

Senators on the new children and families committee have been laser focused on this issue. → Read More

Parents push for easier childcare access in Georgia

While cost and access have long been barriers to quality childcare, advocates say the pandemic has further stressed the system, and parents are desperate for help. → Read More

With scams on the rise, efforts are underway to get SNAP families their money back

Under a new law, SNAP recipients who had benefits stolen since October 1 can be reimbursed for up two months of payments. → Read More

Hey! Hydrate! helps Atlanta 'water boys' turn into teen entrepreneurs

The teens now sell their own 'Hey! Hydrate! bottled water at a downtown kiosk → Read More

Atlanta doctors focus on bringing awareness to gun safety, preventing youth violence

Last year, 1,672 children and teenagers under 17 were killed by gun violence, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive. → Read More

Georgia advocates push to eliminate sales tax on diapers

Helping Mamas provides families in need with such basics and other baby items. The nonprofit is working with the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students. → Read More

Schools are stocking up on Narcan | Which metro Atlanta districts have the medication

Narcan, or naloxone, can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. 11Alive surveyed more than 15 school districts to find out which have the medication on hand → Read More

Yes, some families may see a drop in SNAP benefits after getting an increase in Social Security payments

SNAP is based on income, and the increased Social Security payment can push families into a higher income bracket, reducing the food benefits they qualify for. → Read More

Drop-in Center offering support to youth experiencing homelessness

There are an estimated 3,372 youth experiencing homelessness in the metro-Atlanta area, according to a survey from Georgia State University. → Read More

'I think we're pretty fortunate' | Austell neighbors say damage is bad, but could be worse

More than 20 homes were damaged. NWS will survey the area Saturday to determine if a tornado did go through the area. → Read More