Ashley Thompson, Atlanta News First

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Past articles by Ashley:

Minors escorted from Atlantic Station after fighting

ATLANTA (CBS46) — Atlanta police escorted a group of minors from Atlantic Station in midtown on Saturday night. Video posted to the online social media account ATLScoop shows officers in → Read More

'We will not become Chicago': State senators support Buckhead cityhood

ATLANTA (CBS46) -- Several lawmakers met Wednesday morning at Loudermilk Park in Buckhead to sign a bill that would put the question of Buckhead cityhood on the November ballot next → Read More

'It’s so discouraging': Homebuyers facing mounting challenges amid low inventory

ATLANTA (CBS46) -- Searching for a home can bring out a range of emotions and for many prospective buyers right now, the word discouraged comes to mind. → Read More

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children ages 5-11

ATLANTA (CBS46) -- Younger children may soon be eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccine. On Monday, Pfizer announced its trial of its vaccine in kids 5 to 11 showed positive → Read More

Alleged killer of Atlanta bartender has long criminal history

ATLANTA (CBS46) — Atlanta Police continue to investigate the shocking kidnapping and murder of 27-year-old Mariam Abdulrab. → Read More

Family devastated after teen dies from fentanyl overdose, a warning to parents

GWINNETT County, Ga. (CBS46 ) -- A Gwinnett County family has been devastated by the loss of a bright, funny teenager. → Read More

Solving crime one sketch at a time

ATLANTA (CBS46) -“I feel a heavy responsibility on my shoulders, being that I’m the only forensic artist charged with covering the entire state of Georgia.” → Read More

Community activist wants officer fired after altercation

A heated quarrel – captured on video. → Read More

Dozens arrested as police break up drug "grocery store"

South Fulton Police broke up what's being described as an illegal “drug grocery store” while also arresting dozens of people. → Read More

Community mourns father who drowned trying to save son

A beloved father who sacrificed his life for his son’s. That is how 26-year-old Stephon Hunt-O’Neal is being remembered. → Read More

Mercedes-Benz Stadium becomes largest mass vaccination site in southeast

A major collaboration between federal and local agencies and Mercedes-Benz Stadium will drastically increase vaccinations starting tomorrow. → Read More

Cherokee Co. official under fire for press conference remarks and social media post

Officials said 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long confessed to killing eight people at metro Atlanta massage parlors. On Wednesday, Captain Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office went viral for → Read More

Stacey Abrams on proposed election restrictions

Republican lawmakers in Georgia are working on sweeping election reform following major political losses in recent months. → Read More

Supreme Court sides with student in first amendment case against Georgia Gwinnett College

Back in 2016, one Georgia Gwinnett College student was shocked when school officials told him that he could only publicly share his faith in designated areas and that he needed → Read More

Historic Krispy Kreme in Atlanta burns, but vows to come back

Just about everyone in Atlanta has a story about the Krispy Kreme on Ponce De Leon Avenue. → Read More

Coweta school board member under fire for claiming to have attended Capitol riot

One Coweta County School Board member, Linda Menk, appeared to have posted on Facebook that she had attended the January 6 Trump rally that culminated with a siege of the → Read More

Delta unveils contact tracing initiative for travelers

On Thursday, Delta Airlines introduced a new contact tracing initiative for travelers returning to the United States. Starting December 15th, customers will be asked to voluntarily provide five pieces of → Read More

Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective

Early trial data for Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine shows it is 94.5% effective. It’s welcomed news for Emory University doctors Nadine Rouphael and Colleen Kelley, both principal investigators for the vaccine. → Read More

Trump's health puts him at higher risk of COVID-19 complications

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Doctors say Trump's age and his obesity both put the president at a higher risk of problems from COVID-19. → Read More

Students party, gather as colleges reopen amid the pandemic

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Photos snapped on Saturday show a lack of social distancing at The University of Georgia’s Tate Center. → Read More