The Better Business Bureau says product and labor shortages are driving more consumers to shop online for the holidays. As a result, the agency says more online purchase scams are growing. They shared a few tips to make sure folks "Shop Safe and Shop Smart" this holiday season.
Policing Alternative Diversion Initiative Partnering With 311 For Non-EmergenciesA new service has been launched for Atlanta residents to call for non-emergency situations, as opposed to 911. Atlanta's 311 is partnering with these agencies to cut down on arrests and to provide resources to those in need.
MARTA Working To Attract New Officers To Transit Police ForceThe transit agency says new hires and existing officers will receive salaries of up to $47,000. MARTA said they plan a job fair in February as part of their plan to search for new officers for the agency's police force.
Atlanta BeltLine Launches Digital Map Measuring Equity, InclusionOfficials say they hope the new digital map will help ensure equity and inclusion along the 22-mile-long loop through the city. It is key, officials said, to help pay down property taxes for those families so they can stay in those communities.
State House Democrats Levy Charges of Racism in Gwinnett Redistricting MapsHouse Democrats verbally attacked Republican representatives on Monday, following moves to push through a redistricting map that Democratic House members say would unfairly segregate Black residents of the suburban Atlanta county, diluting their voting power.
Local Pharmacies To Begin Distributing Free N95 MasksDoctors and medical experts say the N95 masks provide the best protection against the COVID-19 virus and Omicron variant.
NACA Takes Fight For Emergency Rental Assistance To The StreetsThe state's new mortgage assistance program said they plan to help homeowners with emergency rental funding across Georgia, however, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) says more needs to be done.
Georgia Secretary of State Speaks About Election Integrity MeasuresIn a Norcross speech Monday, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said integrity measures in the state's new election laws include accountability requirements that keep lines shorter than one hour.
National School Choice Week Showcased At Metro Area Charter SchoolsOrganizers of the 12th annual National School Choice Week are encouraging parents to look at options in the midst of the pandemic. They are working this week to raise awareness of what charter schools around the nation have to offer.
Nourish + Bloom Market, World's First Black-Owned Autonomous Grocery Store, Opens In FayettevilleNourish + Bloom Market holds its grand opening in Fayetteville on January 21, 2022.
Family Of Vincent Truitt Files $150 Million Lawsuit Against Cobb County, Police OfficerThe family of Vincent Truitt, 17, filed a $150 million lawsuit against Cobb County and the officer involved in his death. They say the county and district attorney have failed to hold the officer accountable for what they call an unjustified shooting.
Atlanta Prepares For Homeless Point-In-Time CountAtlanta joins other cities and local counties doing Point-In-Time counts. The data is used to track efforts to end homelessness and provide resources.
One Year Since Senators Warnock and Ossoff Were Sworn InOn the one-year anniversary of their swearing in, CW69's Deidre Johnson takes a look at the impact and work of Georgia Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in the wake of their historic election last year.
APD Hosting Leadership Training ConferenceThe Atlanta Police Department is hosting a regional leadership training conference this week. They are collaborating with multiple agencies to come up with training challenges for rank and file officers.
New Website For Free At-Home COVID Tests Goes LiveEvery household is eligible to order four rapid antigen COVID-19 tests for free, to be delivered by the US Postal Service.
More Wintry Driving Is Expected Next Weekend; Officials Remain PreparedLocal officials are advising motorists to remain prepared for black ice on Metro Atlanta area roadways, especially with more wintry weather expected this coming weekend.
‘We’re Ready’: Atlanta Officials Say City Is Prepared For Wintry WeatherWith wintry weather on the way this weekend, Atlanta city officials say dangerous road conditions are a potential threat across North Georgia and in the Metro area. They shared how the city prepared to handle possible snow and ice.
Atlanta Mayor Unveils Plans For New Buckhead Police PrecinctAtlanta Mayor Andre Dickens unveiled plans for a new police precinct in Buckhead on Thursday. The new precinct -- which is set to open by this summer -- will primarily handle traffic calls in the busy community. Critics say it is not enough to stem the amount of crime in the area.
Gov. Brian Kemp Presents His State of the State AddressGeorgia Gov. Brian Kemp delivered his State of the State address before the Georgia General Assembly on Thursday, focusing on the economy, saying the state is open for business and emphasizing record levels of jobs and investments. Democrats countered, saying that lawmakers should not put their heads in the sand during the pandemic.
Atlanta Public Schools Fighting Human TraffickingThe Atlanta Public Schools are working to keep students safe and prevent them from becoming human trafficking victims. The school board is collaborating with the juvenile justice system to focus on intervention.
Zadok Williams Rally For Justice Held In DeKalb CountyNearly 40,000 people have signed a petition demanding that the DeKalb County District Attorney prosecute all officers involved in the shooting of Zadok Williams last April. Supporters gathered on Wednesday for a rally to reiterate their demands.
Congressional Leaders Join Biden, Harris on Atlanta VisitTraveling with President Biden in Georgia were Sen. Raphael Warnock and members of the state's congressional delegation, as well as former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. The group discussed voting rights issues facing the nation in the home of John Lewis -- the late Atlanta congressman and civil rights icon for whom one of the bills is named.
Biden, Harris Bring Push For Federal Voting Rights Laws To AtlantaPresident Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon to bring attention to voting rights.
Incoming Atlanta Public School Board Members Inaugurated In CeremonyThe Atlanta Public Schools held the inauguration for its new board members on Monday. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens spoke about the partnership between the city and the school district at the ceremony.
COVID-19 Mega-Testing Sites Open in DeKalb, Cobb CountiesAs the spike in COVID-19 continues in Georgia, the State Department of Health has opened new COVID-19 Mega Testing sites in Cobb and DeKalb Counties.