Asia Simone Burns, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Past articles by Asia:

Judge grants motion by City of Atlanta, throws out part of $100 million taser verdict

Judge grants motion by City of Atlanta, throws out part of $100 million taser verdict in excessive force case. → Read More

Atlanta fringe group linked to Fayetteville home at center of deadly shooting

Atlanta fringe group Black Hammer Party linked to Fayetteville home at center of deadly shooting. 911 caller told authorities they had been kidnapped. Police believe gunshot wound was self-inflicted. → Read More

Man’s body still missing 3 years after Georgia medical examiner shipped it via FedEx

Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office can't explain why it sent a box containing Jeffrey Merriweather’s remains via FedEx, and FedEx can't explain where the remains are. → Read More

Miss Georgia, Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen winners crowned

The winners of the titles of Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen were announced during the 77th Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition late Saturday evening. → Read More

Former Georgia cop fired after sexual indiscretions loses congressional primary in Virginia

‘I’ll never give up’: Former Georgia cop Matthew Chappell fired after sexual indiscretions loses congressional GOP primary in Virginia → Read More

Man convicted of helping Cobb woman murder her live-in boyfriend

A man was convicted of helping a woman he was romantically involved with kill her live-in boyfriend. → Read More

1 dead after fiery crash involving moving truck on I-85

The man's body was found inside the burned-out moving truck. → Read More

Prison officer indicted in smuggling scheme never met co-defendants, lawyer says

Two inmates and a Bureau of Prisons employee have been indicted and accused of conspiring to smuggle contraband into a federal prison in Atlanta. → Read More

Police shootings in Georgia surpass 2020 total

When a 16-year-old allegedly fled from a traffic stop in Columbus and pulled out a gun when confronted by police, an officer pulled the trigger on a weapon of her own. → Read More

U.S. Ski Team member’s gear stolen in Atlanta weeks before Olympic qualifier

A U.S. National Ski Team member and Olympic hopeful is pleading for her sports equipment to be returned after her bags and skis were stolen from a vehicle in Atlanta less than a month before the qualifier. → Read More

‘He was loved’: Family seeks answers after man who disappeared found dead in Atlanta

Within months of his brother’s death, Jake Shorter’s family was sent reeling again when the 30-year-old was found dead in Atlanta after a monthslong search for him in his home state of Florida. → Read More

Man shot in Buckhead road-rage incident

A man was taken to a hospital Sunday afternoon after he was shot during a road-rage incident in Buckhead, according to police. → Read More

Christmas gifts, donations stolen from Atlanta community center

The gifts were intended to be donated to children at the John Lewis Invictus Academy. → Read More

Suspect sought after man shot in leg during gas station carjacking attempt

Police are working to find the person who tried to carjack a man at an Atlanta gas station over the weekend and then shot him in the leg when he didn’t comply. → Read More

Forsyth County high school the latest victim in rash of terroristic threats against schools

Arrest at Lambert High is one of nearly a half-dozen threats of violence that have been made against metro Atlanta schools in the past week. → Read More

BREAKING: 12-year-old charged with murder in Clayton shooting that killed 11-year-old

Less than 24 hours after an 11-year-old was fatally shot in Clayton County, police have arrested a 12-year-old they say was involved in the death. → Read More

Family of 18-year-old crushed to death by elevator sues apartment complex, prep school

The family of JauMarcus McFarland has filed a wrongful death suit after the teen was fatally injured in an elevator collapse. → Read More

2 charged with attacking Locust Grove McDonald’s employee over Splenda packet

The argument reportedly began with a dispute over a Splenda packet. → Read More

Convicted armed robber arrested, accused of shooting at joggers on Atlanta trail

The joggers ran in the opposite direction after hearing gunshots, but soon realized the person firing the shots was shooting toward them. → Read More

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash shuts down Ga. 400 South in Sandy Springs

Police said the crash involves a jack-knifed tractor-trailer. → Read More