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Past articles by Veronica:

Local expert weighs in on how to climb out of 'Zoom gloom'

Work. Workouts. Happy hours. Birthday parties. In the coronavirus pandemic, videoconferencing was initially a boon--and then kind of a bomb. "At first, people were so thankful to have this tool to use, 'So I can be productive and work, and stay connected to family, and stay connected to friends,'" says Laura Morse, a licensed professional counselor in Atlanta. "And then, after a while, it… → Read More

Atlanta entrepreneur sees sales skyrocket amid coronavirus pandemic

It's not all doom and gloom on the small business front in the coronavirus pandemic. An Atlanta entrepreneur has seen average daily sales skyrocket more than 700% for her plant-based hair product company, Moisture Love, which specializes in care for curly hair. Jeannell Darden's good business fortune came as a result of timing, faith, and a firm business push. In the early weeks of the virus'… → Read More

Hilarious holiday photos: Why parents want their kids on the Naughty L

'Tis the season to be bawly. At photographer Jeff Roffman's Atlanta studio, tots' temper tantrums don't elicit lectures; they elicit laughs. Asher Powell, 1, sat stoically on Santa Clause's lap for the first part of his photo session. But as his face began to crumple, and he began to pout and cry, the adults gathered around watching smiled and chorused happily, "There we go!" Roffman's camera… → Read More

Thieves profit off of Cyber Monday with Porch Pirate Tuesday

"Let's not turn Cyber Monday into Porch Pirate Tuesday." That's the advice from Marietta Police spokesman Chuck McPhilamy, as the first weekday shopping day after Black Friday was expected to ring up more than $9 billion in online sales, according to Adobe Analytics. McPhilamy is urging buyers to send incoming packages to places other than their homes, if no one will be available to immediately… → Read More

Deployed at Thanksgiving: 'A different type of family'

For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time to gather 'round the table with family. A soldier from Atlanta is one of the many military members who has to celebrate far from home and family this year. "You have a different type of a family here," says Army Specialist Zachary Taylor. Taylor, an aircraft powerplant repairer with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, spends his duty hours rebuilding engines… → Read More

Porch Pirate Could Have Countless Victims

Technology helped track a prolific thief in Sandy Springs. Police believe Matthew Robert Brown, 34, may have unknown numbers of identity theft victims nationwide. On July 9, a Ring doorbell camera recorded video of a porch pirate tiptoeing away with someone's package from a neighborhood near Peachtree Dunwoody Road. Another resident's package was stolen from a house a little over a mile away.… → Read More

New judge takes the helm in murder trial of ex-DeKalb cop

DeKalb County, Ga. - A new judge is getting up to speed on the upcoming murder trial of former DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen. Olsen fatally shot 27-year-old Anthony Hill, an unarmed man and Afghanistan war veteran who had been meandering naked through his Chamblee apartment complex in 2015. The trial had been scheduled to start February 25, almost two weeks before the four-year… → Read More

Judge Adds New Charge Against Man Accused In Opera Nightclub Sex Assau

A Fulton County judge found probable cause Wednesday to send the case of the Opera Atlanta nightclub sex assault suspect to a grand jury for not just one--but two cases. Dominique Williams, 34, was arrested on a charge of aggravated sodomy in late January, after a woman who had been celebrating her birthday at Opera said that Williams assaulted her sexually twice there--once on the dance floor,… → Read More

Trial date set for woman accused of starving step-daughter to death

Gwinnett County, Ga. - The Gwinnett County woman accused of starving her stepdaughter to death and burning the 10-year-old’s body in 2013 has learned the date of her death penalty trial. Superior Court Judge George Hutchinson set the first phase of Tiffany Moss's jury selection and orientation for April 8, 2019. That's when the people who received jury summonses will be in hearings as they seek… → Read More

“Operation Say No More” lands 60+ metro Atlanta drug pushers in jail

Dangerous drugs, and dozens of people accused of selling them, are now off the street. Spalding County police are in the process of locking up 60+ offenders for selling and distributing methamphetamine and heroin across metro Atlanta, and out of Georgia into other states. Close “Operation Say No More” lands 60+ metro Atlanta drug pushers in jail Investigators say they obtained more than 100… → Read More

Scooter scheduling: Get a Bird delivered to your own nest

Dockless scooters dot sidewalks across Atlanta, but that is not always a guarantee that you can find one in a hurry. → Read More

Atlanta officer accused of exposing himself found not guilty of public

After deliberating less than 30 minutes, a jury found Atlanta Police Officer Jimmie Currie not guilty of public indecency. ____________________________________________________________ ORIGINAL STORY:It is a case of he said, he said. The trial begins today in Fulton County state court for a cop accused of exposing himself to a teenager two years ago. > A jury of 5 men, 1 woman is sworn in to… → Read More

Atlanta City Council approves raises for public safety officials

The Atlanta City Council has approved a plan that could fund much-needed raises for public safety officials. Councilman Michael Bond says it would entail the creation of a Public Safety Special Funding District. The district would allow for a not-yet-determined, but dedicated, revenue source to be tapped to fund public safety capital costs. The source for the money could come from a number of… → Read More

The FBI is hunting John Doe #40

John Doe #40 is the only name of the as-yet-unknown man that the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes may have critical information in a child sexual exploitation investigation. Almost all they have to go on right now is a grainy screen grab from a video which shows just the face of a pudgy man who appears to be lying down, which is especially disturbing, considering the nature of the probe.… → Read More

Former DeKalb County police officer loses bid for immunity

A former DeKalb County policeman loses his bid to have charges dropped against him in the 2015 shooting of a naked, unarmed Afghanistan war veteran. Robert Olsen, 56, claimed that he acted in self-defense when he shot Anthony Hill twice after responding to 911 calls about a nude man walking around a Chamblee apartment complex. A two-day hearing in May allowed Olsen to present evidence to sway a… → Read More

The 911 from 911 call centers

It is an intense, life-saving job. And with the unemployment rate dropping eight years in a row and counting – the nation's 911 call centers are struggling to stay fully staffed. When Destiny Davidson became Cobb County's 911 Director in 2016, they were short 20 dispatchers. “It was looking a little dismal,” Davidson tells WSB Radio through laughter. It is harder than ever, Davidson says, to… → Read More

Pickens County Police: A ‘lip sync challenge’ with a deeper meaning

As the latest law enforcement lip-sync challenge sweeps the Internet, police known for protecting and serving are taking time out for singing and dancing. In Pickens County, Georgia, the officers did both. The Pickens County Sheriff's Office video posted to Facebook on July 26 takes a fun project and turns it into a public service announcement about stopping family violence. The action is… → Read More

Fulton County looks to crack down on human trafficking

With the Super Bowl less than one year away, Fulton County looks to crack down on the nasty everyday business of human trafficking. In an area dotted with adult shops and strip clubs, on a busy thoroughfare with frequent tractor-trailer traffic, lawmakers and youth advocates met in front of a restaurant on Fulton Industrial Boulevard to boost an effort to alert victims where they can turn for… → Read More

Gun advocate sees potential customers in gun-control protesters

An Atlanta group planning a "die-in" Tuesday near the state Capitol canceled the demonstration due to the threat of bad weather. One would-be attendee disagrees with the call for stricter gun control, but came hoping to connect with the group on a different level. Tammy Jensen operates a business called Stunning Ladies, LLC, which specializes in non-lethal self-defense methods. While she was… → Read More

Property tax cuts are on the horizon for DeKalb homeowners

If you live in DeKalb County, your property tax bill is about to drop. → Read More