Melissa Stern, Atlanta News First

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Past articles by Melissa:

Petition calls for Atlanta law enforcement to bring back 'bait cars'

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- A petition is circulating in metro-Atlanta hoping to hold brazen thieves accountable for their actions. → Read More

Family gets new wheelchair accessible van after thieves steal the first one

TUCKER, Ga. (CBS46) -- Back in April, we introduced you to a local family who had their wheelchair accessible van stolen from their Decatur apartment complex. → Read More

Mother’s Day brunch honors mothers who lost children to violence

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- A local nonprofit held its annual Mother’s Day brunch honoring mothers who lost children to violence or unforeseen circumstances. → Read More

Gwinnett County man shot in broad daylight outside of a convenience store

A Gwinnett County man in his early 20s was shot in broad daylight outside of a convenience store Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Marietta City Schools loosening Covid-19 safety protocols in classrooms

MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Marietta City Schools are loosening Covid-19 safety protocols in classrooms. → Read More

Metro-Atlanta and national leaders to hold candid conversations on police interaction and people of color

Tensions are high in Minneapolis after someone fired at National Guard members early Sunday morning. → Read More

What to eat before and after COVID-19 vaccine, experts weigh in

In Georgia, any adult over the age of 16 is eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine. If you haven’t yet received it, you might be curious how to best prepare. → Read More

Could Buckhead become its own city?

The legal process has begun to separate Buckhead into its own city. → Read More

MLK Jr.'s loved ones speak out against new voting law on 53rd anniversary of assassination

In commemoration of the 53rd Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, a wreath laying ceremony was held on Easter Sunday. → Read More

New television and movie production studios are coming to metro-Atlanta

New state-of-the-art television and movie production studios are coming to metro-Atlanta. → Read More

Local neighborhood shocked to find Nazi stickers on flags and signs in front yards

One Athens-Clarke County neighborhood is shocked to find Nazi stickers on flags and signs in their front yard. → Read More

Atlanta spa shootings and the dehumanization of Asian women

Police have said the suspect’s motivation behind the Atlanta spa shootings was due to a potential sex addiction. But activists and experts say it’s not a coincidence that six of → Read More

Thousands of vaccine slots open at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Georgia was off to a slow start administering COVID-19 vaccines, but finally, more appointments are coming to the community. → Read More

Atlanta Public School bands reducing risk of Covid-19 as the music plays on

Students and teachers alike never thought weeks of virtual learning would turn into months. → Read More

Tax hike coming for some property owners along Atlanta Beltline

Taxes will go up along Atlanta's Beltline trail starting this fall. → Read More

Proposed property tax hike for Atlanta's Beltline causing concern

Atlanta City Council is meeting Monday to discuss the establishment and funding of the Beltline Special Services District (SSD). → Read More

Moratoriums on evictions help tenants, but landlords feel they're being unfairly punished

As health and government officials try to minimize the impact of Covid-19 on tenants by placing moratoriums on evictions, landlords feel they are being unfairly punished. → Read More

International Women’s Day: #ChooseToChallenge

It’s International Women’s Day and this year’s theme – worldwide – is #choosetochallenge. → Read More

Georgia Teachers eligible to get vaccinated starting Monday

Teachers in the state of Georgia are eligible to get vaccinated starting Monday, and many are saying, “it’s about time.” → Read More

Ponce City Market planning major expansion

While thousands of people have closed their doors due to the pandemic amid an economic crisis, one Midtown Atlanta dining and shopping destination has plans for a major expansion. → Read More