City council kicks marijuana decriminalization back to committee

City council kicks marijuana decriminalization back to committee

The Atlanta City Council voted Monday to refer legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana back to the public safety committee. The legislation proposed by Councilmember Kwanza Hall would have made possession of less than an ounce marijuana a non-arrestable offense with a $75 fine. While most of the council seemed amenable to […]

News Briefs: MARTA shooting; Braves opening day; anti-displacement tax fund

News Briefs: MARTA shooting; Braves opening day; anti-displacement tax fund

A man was fatally shot and three other passengers injured at West Lake MARTA station just before 5 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, according to police reports. According to a statement from MARTA Police Chief Wanda Dunham, the shooting was believed to be “targeted, isolated” incident. The name of the deceased is Zachariah Hunnicutt. MARTA Police […]

Update: Arrest made in murder of lawyer in Midtown crosswalk

Update: Arrest made in murder of lawyer in Midtown crosswalk

A suspect has been arrested for the shooting death of Trinh Huynh, an Atlanta lawyer gunned down in a Midtown crosswalk on Monday morning. Atlanta Police arrested Raylon Browning, 39, on Monday afternoon. He is also charged with two counts of aggravated assault after stabbing two people on April 2 on West Peachtree Street. According […]

News Briefs: East Lake crime; Fuqua development; airport renovation

News Briefs: East Lake crime; Fuqua development; airport renovation

A recent rash of carjackings and a home invasion in East Lake has put the community on high alert, according to a report from Decaturish. The East Lake Security Patrol said there have been at least six incidents in the last two weeks. Kroger is in talks with Fuqua Development to anchor a retail center […]

News Briefs: Midtown robbery; city resident survey; LGBT liaison officer

News Briefs: Midtown robbery; city resident survey; LGBT liaison officer

A woman had to receive 17 stitches after a man cut her throat during a robbery at a pay station in a Midtown parking lot. According to CBS46, the incident occurred along Juniper Street near 5th Street on March 25. The victim was attempting to pay for her parking spot when she felt someone grab her […]

City Council repeals outdated ‘quality of life’ ordinances

City Council repeals outdated ‘quality of life’ ordinances

The Atlanta City Council passed Councilmember Kwanza Hall’s legislation at its March 20 meeting that would repeal 40 of the 96 sections in the Atlanta Municipal Code’s “Quality of Life Chapter” that are unconstitutional or that are pre-empted by state law. The original legislation introduced last year would have repealed the entire Chapter of so-called […]

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