The training for recreation workers was mandated by a city ordinance in the wake of the death six years ago of a young football player. The mandate includes water vessels in each of the city's parks.
Preparing for the annual AJC Peachtree Road RaceAtlanta is home to the world's largest 10K road race each year, and after a multi-day event due to the pandemic, the race is back to its traditional home on the 4th of July. Race director Rich Keenan talks with CW69 News about what to look for this year.
Delta pilots protest for new contracts, more pay ahead of July 4 weekendPilots for Delta Air Lines picketed in the carrier's home of Atlanta as well as at airports nationwide on Thursday, protesting the gridlock of their contract negotiations, as the airline battles ongoing staffing shortages and flight cancellations. Pilots have taken an unprecedented step in pressuring management for changes.
Fulton DA drops charges against man attacked by Alpharetta K9 during an arrestFulton County District Attorney Fani Willis dropped the criminal charges against Travis Moya, nearly one year after he was attacked by a K9 with the Alpharetta Police Department. Moya and his attorneys said that despite this, they are still fighting for justice.
New Atlanta Police precinct opened in BuckheadMayor Andre Dickens and Ga. Gov. Brian Kemp cut the ribbon on a new police precinct in Buckhead on Wednesday, but everyone wasn't celebrating. Supporters of the Buckhead City Movement protested, saying the new precinct is not enough to stem an increase in crime in the busy shopping and business area of Atlanta.
Staying safe with fireworks during holiday seasonWith Independence Day upon us, everyone is reminded to celebrate safely. Handling fireworks properly and disposing of spent fireworks is something that should be top of mind when it comes to celebrating. Be safe and enjoy the season!
Judge halts construction of recycling plant in StonecrestA DeKalb County judge has ordered the stop of construction on a recycling plant in Stonecrest. Residents of a subdivision adjacent to the plant strongly opposed the location of the facility.
Georgia Democrats and Republicans are calling each other out over Roe v. Wade decisionBoth sides of the political aisle are viewing the controversial overturning of the landmark abortion rights decision as a rallying cry for voters in the upcoming midterm elections, less than six months away.
Georgia abortion rights advocates vow to continue fighting in wake of decisionAbortion rights advocates across Georgia said they plan to keep fighting in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion rights case.
Georgia's anti-abortion advocates celebrate Dobbs ruling overturning Roe V. WadeThe Dobbs ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade is drawing support from anti-abortionists in Georgia. All eyes are now on a Georgia anti-abortion Heartbeat Law that was placed on hold pending the outcome of this ruling.
American Red Cross encouraging folks to donate bloodDonations of blood are about 21 percent lower during holiday periods. As a result, people are encouraged to take the time to donate blood to the Red Cross.
Air travel tips to navigate flight cancellations and delaysFlight cancellations and long delays have become the norm at airports around the country, as staff shortages continue.
Work and play continues across Atlanta, despite the sweltering heatWorkers are continuing their jobs across the metro area, despite the triple-digit temperatures, while parents are still taking young ones out to enjoy the outdoors. However, everyone is taking precautions to remain cool.
ART Therapy providing much needed relief for mental health crisis faced during pandemicTrauma, stress and anxiety are all part of a growing mental health crisis that has been made worse by COVID-19. Accelerated Resolution Therapy provides much needed relief for many patients.
Local doctors are urging parents to get younger children vaccinated against COVIDAccording to the CDC and medical professionals, it can take up to three months for children between 6 months and 6 years to reach full immunity after receiving the vaccines, so they urge getting vaccinated now.
Introducing new GSU men's head basketball coach Jonas HayesThe Jonas Hayes Era gets underway at Georgia State University. Here's a one-on-one with the Panthers' new men's head basketball coach Jonas Hayes.
'Presence' exhibit at Zucot Gallery in Castleberry Hill honors JuneteenthThe new art exhibit was timed to open around Father's Day and Juneteenth and focuses on Black fatherhood. It runs through August.
Shaq, Henry Co. Sheriff's Office host first Sports Spectacular campShaquille O’Neal and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office are hosting a camp called Sports Spectacular 2022, where they’re giving kids the tools to succeed in both sports and life.
Big Ideas Summit explores calls to action on police reform, voting rightsElected officials and community leaders have come together from around the country for a call to action and solutions at the Big Ideas Summit in Atlanta.
DeKalb, other Metro areas open cooling shelters in response to extreme heatWith a heat index of 105 degrees, people in DeKalb County found plenty of ways to stay cool.
DeKalb Sheriff's Office tackles outstanding warrantsMore than 65 outstanding warrants were cleared from the books of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday as part of Operation Safe Summer. The operation included dozens of contacts and arrests across the county.
INFLCR NIL Summit at College Football Hall of FameThe NIL Summit provides information and connections for student-athletes and their families with brands and other entities across the nation. The summit is taking place in downtown Atlanta through June 15.
Gwinnett K9 Officer Kai greets crowd of cheering officers after leaving animal hospitalGwinnett K9 Officer Kai checked out of the animal hospital on Tuesday afternoon to a cheering crowd of happy officers.
Fulton County relaunches community CourtWatch programA program allowing the public to engage in Fulton County’s court system is back up and running following the pandemic. Local officials are urging residents to sign up.
Atlanta celebrates restoration of African American Burial Grounds at Oakland CemeteryAfter five years of hard work and raising $600,000, the Historic Oakland Foundation and City of Atlanta have completed the restoration of the African American Burial Grounds.