Local Asian Americans leery of rising crime against their community

Long, 21, has been charged with eight counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.Catherine Binuya, of Tucker, says, “I know friends and relatives that have been targeted, who have been victims of assault, who receive verbal threats, in terms of being identified in those communities as Asians and individuals not wanting them to be present there.” (Hyosub Shin / [email protected])Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJCCredit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJCThe March shootings have made Binuya and her family hyperaware of their environment and surroundings. They have begun to mentally and emotionally prepare to respond or react to any instances of anti-Asian hatred, Binuya said, while shopping in Chamblee this week.“I know friends and relatives that have been targeted, who have been victims of assault, who receive verbal threats, in terms of being identified in those communities as Asians and individuals not wanting them to be present there,” said Binuya, 49.ExploreFull coverage of the Atlanta spa shootingsThe increase of assaults against the Asian community within the past year has led people to speak out against injustices more than they were before, Binuya said.Traditionally the stereotype of the Asian community has been that of a silent minority, she said. “The expectation that we stay silent has been a detriment in terms of being recognized within the community here. People expect us to not stand up for ourselves, but we absolutely have to because we are part of the fabric of this community, from centuries back in history.”A poster for the Stop Anti-Asian rally is taped up outside Sweet Hut Bakery Cafe in Asian Square Plaza in Doraville. Nationwide, the group Stop AAPI Hate recorded almost 3,800 hate incidents against Asian Americans between March 2020 and February of this year. (Hyosub Shin / [email protected])Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJCCredit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJCYung Krall is also concerned about the implications the crime has on the Asian community and has noticed an increase in anti-Asian sentiment since the start of the pandemic. People have called her racial slurs and have made snide remarks about her identity, but she has never experienced violence.As for the spa shootings, she believes the link between the racial identities of the victims and the actions for which Long is accused was coincidental. Long was mentally disturbed, she said.“The massage parlor just happened to have Asian workers,” said Krall, 75, a retired public health worker living in Gwinnett County. “Unfortunately they got shot, but in my heart, I don’t believe that he targeted them. If they were white workers or Black workers, he would still shoot them.”Retired business owner Chung Mee Woo, who lives in Kennesaw, believes Robert Aaron Long’s sex addiction and mental health were the only motives for the shootings he is charged with carrying out. “He had an anger management issue. It was his personal problem that motivated it,” she said. (Hyosub Shin / [email protected])
Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJCCredit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJCRetired business owner Chung Mee Woo, who lives in Kennesaw, also believes Long’s sex addiction and mental health were the only motives for the shootings he is charged with carrying out.“He had an anger management issue. It was his personal problem that motivated it,” she said.Woo, 79, who immigrated to the United States from South Korea when she was 4 years old, said she has never experienced racism firsthand and has not received different treatment during the pandemic. Koreans live a simple life, she said, and everyone has been very kind.Suwanee business owner Sean Kim is hesitant to identify the shootings as a hate crime. He thinks mental health played a significant role in the suspect’s actions because “one doesn’t walk in and shoot somebody like a rabbit.” (Hyosub Shin / [email protected])Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJCCredit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJCSuwanee business owner Sean Kim is also hesitant to identify the shootings as a hate crime. He thinks mental health played a significant role in the suspect’s actions because “one doesn’t walk in and shoot somebody like a rabbit.”The shootings affected Kim personally — he drives by one of the spas on his commute to work every day, and he has stopped by to drop off flowers in remembrance of the victims.Xenophobia toward the Asian community hasn’t necessarily intensified since the start of the pandemic because that racist behavior has always existed in the United States, said Kim, 42. People will always hate certain groups of people — the pandemic just brought this behavior to light.“We live with (racism), we just pass by because where we’re from has more hardship, so we say it’s worse over there, we should be happy with this,” Kim said.From the information she’s read so far, Ember Lei, of Kennesaw, believes the shootings were racially motivated. “People coop up during the pandemic, they have no place to release themselves, and this is not right,” Lei said. “They might take some stupid actions that hurt themselves and hurt people too.” (Hyosub Shin / [email protected])Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJCCredit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJCEmber Lei has lived in the United States for 20 years, and did not experience racism firsthand until a real estate lawyer came into a business she worked in and asked her if she’d traveled to China at the start of the pandemic.She credits former President Donald Trump’s frequent description of COVID-19 as “the China virus” for people acting on false beliefs about the Asian community. The spa shootings are another example of that, said Lei, 48, a housewife in Kennesaw. From the information she’s read so far, Lei believes the shootings were racially motivated.The group Stop AAPI Hate recorded almost 3,800 hate incidents across the country against Asian Americans between March 2020 and February. More than two-thirds of those instances involved verbal harassment, and more than a third of the of the incidents occurred in a business setting.“People coop up during the pandemic, they have no place to release themselves, and this is not right,” Lei said. “They might take some stupid actions that hurt themselves and hurt people too.”Peter Cheng, a 17-year-old student visiting from California, says the spa shootings were a part of a larger problem of violent crimes against the Asian community since the start of the pandemic. “Historically, Asians never had support from any side of the political party. … In the future, I think Asian Americans need to start standing up.” (Hyosub Shin / [email protected])Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJCCredit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJCA large portion of the American public has not registered that the spread of the virus is not the fault of the Chinese people, but instead the actions of the Chinese government, said Peter Cheng, 17. These misconceptions are fueling the rising anti-Asian sentiment, and Cheng believes Asian Americans need to begin speaking up for themselves.Cheng is a high school student in Los Angeles and founder of the Chinese American Volunteering Association. He was in Atlanta visiting this week. Cheng is adamant that the spa shootings were a part of a larger problem of violent crimes against the Asian community since the start of the pandemic. Although Cheng is not from the Atlanta area, his organization sponsored a candlelight vigil for the victims of the shooting and other violent crimes in Eastvale, California.“Historically, Asians never had support from any side of the political party,” Cheng said. “ … We never really got involved in the political system. In the future, I think Asian Americans need to start standing up. We need to work, we can’t stand silent.”n”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/johnjspink/status/1375437022295433226″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616765868249},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”INE7GB3EUVH3FEFEHM2TQC6UGA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616765868250},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The American Red Cross was also called in and a makeshift shelter was being set up at Evans Middle School for those whose homes were damaged, Terrell said. Crews were planning to go to each home in the hardest-hit areas to make sure everyone was safe.”},{“_id”:”4OZCASCUUVDKDMNEMTVQDEHO6U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616765868251},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Lord, we just pray that they are well and continue to get better,” Coweta Sheriff Lenn Wood said of those who may be injured and waiting for help.”},{“_id”:”NERLKPQK2BGTPD46QMKGNBLI34″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616765868252},”type”:”text”,”content”:”All Coweta schools were closed on Friday. 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Of that, some $5 billion is slated to go to disadvantaged farmers, about a quarter of whom are Black.”},{“_id”:”ARFGVNIP4VBNVHE52PGQNUQRGE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616699358955},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“You’ve got this systemic racism that basically put these people behind and they’ve never caught up,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “This is the beginning of addressing that issue.””},{“_id”:”AWUKUTPTYVEOXNWFNFURE6BQCY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615911732686},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Most of the money will go toward covering outstanding debt and offering training, education and technical assistance. A racial equity commission also will be formed to root out discrimination at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And historically Black colleges and land grant universities will receive financial support for research and education.”},{“_id”:”LQKXGHTP3VCSXNK6CHFOCHT6CY”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”CC4BGKEH6ZE73FV6ICY3OKM7TA”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”content”:”From 2018: Black farmers in Georgia reclaiming agricultural roots”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/blog/talk-town/black-farmers-georgia-reclaiming-agricultural-roots/WM20O5kYme6c7MtsCjgSnL/”},{“_id”:”VEL6B3RA6RG6FBCMUDGIGL4KEQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615909666315},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“There has been discrimination,” said U.S. Rep. David Scott, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. “And, while we have to be able to provide the money to pay down the debts, we also have to provide the training and support so they do not fall into this situation anymore.””},{“_id”:”CQBXMQLIHZGCLGIRR5W3UZPKUA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615931927469},”type”:”text”,”content”:”That involves teaching minority farmers how to recognize and understand the discriminatory practices that have hurt them, Scott said, “so they can make money and have the same doors open in the marketplace to sell their products as the white farmers do.””},{“level”:2,”_id”:”EZQLOMMDIRBXTD3S2GU4WIMTIQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:”QCEFME524BGQPFT3QE67WAW64Y”},”type”:”header”,”content”:”Righting century-old wrongs”},{“_id”:”TTQ4EX3425ANBKZNTYDOOW3K6U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615908343707},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Throughout Georgia, Black farmers are hailing the legislation as groundbreaking. For many, the financial boost could mean the difference in failing or surviving.”},{“_id”:”XLH5D6NH5RB6TMYKHNJ5YW6K3U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615931927474},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Under the Trump administration, the billions of dollars in bailout money meant to help farmers suffering from the effects of the trade war with China primarily went to large operators, most of whom are white, according to USDA data. And Secretary Vilsack said Black farmers got only a tiny fraction — 0.1% — of Trump’s coronavirus relief for American farmers.”},{“_id”:”FNHNV6D3BRHMXIY3TSLGA2J3XY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615909666321},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Black farmers don’t want and need another loan,” said 67-year-old Alford Greenlee, who farms 52 acres in Dougherty County. “Letting farmers understand the difference between a loan and a forgiveness loan is important because most of us are struggling already.””},{“_id”:”TTQ4EX3425ANBKZNTYDOOW3K6U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615908343707},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The legislation represents a step toward righting century-old wrongs, advocates for Black farmers say.”},{“_id”:”IOXKZLEM5BDGXME5XP6ZGSZZF4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615908343710},”type”:”text”,”content”:”But not everyone is pleased.”},{“_id”:”ADOK7QK4VZHK5FENY3UOKTHSUE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615908343711},”type”:”text”,”content”:”No Republican voted for Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. And U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Athens, said the specific aid to disadvantaged farmers is racist.”},{“_id”:”LITUCTYK5BGVRK7EQRE6QL4OPI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615908343712},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“This provision should be a clear violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” Clyde railed in a speech on the House floor. “It is shameful and, in my opinion, illegal. I cannot justify conditioning relief aid based on race and ethnicity. This is not equality under the law. Federal aid dollars should be colorblind.””},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{“locality”:”Fort Valley”,”region”:”Gerogia”},”caption”:”Ralph Noble, dean of the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology at Fort Valley State University stands near rows of peach trees on the university’s farmland in Fort Valley. 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One man appeared to be wearing white and black sneakers and the other wore gray pants and a black hoodie, according to Atlanta police. They were last seen in a silver Nissan Sentra that was built between 2014 and 2017.”},{“_id”:”LXVKOJAOWFAAPDEDZDMECC36DQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616713124410},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A $2,000 reward has been offered for information leading to arrests in the case. Anyone who recognizes the suspects or knows their whereabouts is asked to contact Atlanta police. 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Officers took Marley into custody as he left the bathroom and discovered six guns in his possession, authorities said.”},{“_id”:”YRNFVTVJFBG2ZBMAUCDQF7UPS4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616703154896},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“As I was walking through the left front door and entered the store, the accused was coming around the corner from the restroom from a few feet away from me,” the officer wrote, adding that Marley appeared surprised when he realized police were closing in on him with their guns drawn. “I immediately ordered the accused to put his hands up and don’t move, to which he complied.””},{“_id”:”GLQNMRULRNHBPOMTGP7MDK4EQA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616703154897},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The weapons seized included an AR-15, a 12-gauge shotgun, four handguns and several magazines. All six guns were loaded and had rounds in the chambers, authorities said. The handguns — three semi-automatic pistols and a chrome revolver — were concealed on his person, according to police. The long guns were found inside a bag.”},{“_id”:”CQB3EJJPZJG25IJHNQBRWI7RMI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616703154898},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Russell, the witness who spotted Marley in the bathroom, told Channel 2 Action News the man was wearing a white T-shirt and black pants. At the time of his arrest, however, the Atlanta man was wearing body armor, police said. A ski mask was also recovered at the scene.”},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”syndication”:{},”caption”:”Police said the man took a rifle, a shotgun, four handguns and several magazines inside the Atlantic Station Publix.”,”source”:{“system”:”photo center”,”name”:”AJC”,”edit_url”:”https://ajc.arcpublishing.com/photo/HDUH33J4UFAPRK4HBAREPROKIQ”,”source_type”:”staff”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”taxonomy”:{“associated_tasks”:[]},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/HDUH33J4UFAPRK4HBAREPROKIQ.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”Atlanta Police Department”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“name”:”Atlanta Police Department”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”Atlanta Police Department”}]},”subtitle”:”Weapons”,”width”:992,”creditIPTC”:”Atlanta Police Department”,”_id”:”HDUH33J4UFAPRK4HBAREPROKIQ”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/BEpM9ubtDlEy14SMrdswzn4dNck=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/HDUH33J4UFAPRK4HBAREPROKIQ.jpg”,”owner”:”[email protected]”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/BEpM9ubtDlEy14SMrdswzn4dNck=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/HDUH33J4UFAPRK4HBAREPROKIQ.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/HDUH33J4UFAPRK4HBAREPROKIQ.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/BEpM9ubtDlEy14SMrdswzn4dNck=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/HDUH33J4UFAPRK4HBAREPROKIQ.jpg”,”ingestionMethod”:”manual”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/1HRF2-MjxvuBTL9WUwv7uMDsIJU=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/HDUH33J4UFAPRK4HBAREPROKIQ.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”Weapons.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”template_id”:594,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”EPLIIXP6BNAPRIUYP2WABT54PU”},”created_date”:”2021-03-25T19:01:59Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-03-25T19:01:59Z”,”height”:558,”image_type”:”photograph”},{“_id”:”7CSXTHIAWNBJJIWJIMVS6GNIXU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616699036855},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The seized items were turned over to members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives task force, which responded to the grocery store, according to the incident report.”},{“_id”:”4JWSH2S54BBRTPTNNBMBKXIWNU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616703154901},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Investigators have not said why Marley had so many guns inside the Publix or what he planned to do with them. Wednesday’s arrest came just two days after a gunman opened fire inside a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket, killing 10 people, including store employees, shoppers and a police officer.”},{“_id”:”VQMAWF57IFGUFEPU34KX5RQLOA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616703154902},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Atlanta police declined to answer questions about a possible motive Thursday or release the officers’ body camera footage, citing the ongoing investigation.”},{“_id”:”TEFFQJFKRZEI3ENKRJPNIBARQ4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616694853295},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Marley faces 11 charges, including five counts of criminal attempt to commit a felony and six counts of possessing a weapon during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies. He will remain held at the Fulton County Jail without bond until his next court appearance, which has yet to be scheduled, authorities said.”},{“_id”:”5ZX2CPLLAREQLIYCBR5UVV5TTY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616703154904},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Jail records show Marley was arrested by Chamblee police on a simple assault charge in January 2018. The incident was domestic related and court records indicate Marley threw a bowl of food at a relative’s head during an argument, Channel 2 reported. He was arrested again four months later on a theft by receiving stolen property charge in DeKalb County, court records show. It wasn’t immediately clear what happened with those charges, but he does not appear to have any open court cases, according to his Fulton County pretrial report.”},{“_id”:”VMKTHCE3MZBP3PPOAYXIVVPRTU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616703154905},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Several streets inside Atlantic Station were shut down Wednesday afternoon as police investigated a “suspicious package” that was found in the parking garage after Marley’s arrest. 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About 90 million payments were set to begin hitting bank accounts on March 17, but some still have not received their stimulus payouts.”},{“_id”:”G3JFMWG2LFBJHMDHQKNZRHZQVQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295774},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The stimulus checks, which total $242.2 billion, began electronically arriving for many last week as a part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which offers financial relief to individuals and businesses as the pandemic continues. About 150,000 payments have been sent so far in the form of paper checks. Still, some are awaiting their payments via direct deposit nearly a week after the first checks were issued. Additional payments were sent on Wednesday, March 24, according to a CBS News report.”},{“_id”:”5G5ZYUHJC5GN7C7GA4UM5QMA4M”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”V75I7LE7ZFCKTEE4HOPLO32I34″},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/when-could-third-stimulus-be-on-its-way/37ANTIHMZBDWHBTOMERM64UABY/”,”content”:”What to know about third stimulus”},{“_id”:”2D54V7AMZZDJZO53BO4JNJVDDI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295776},”type”:”text”,”content”:”As of Thursday, about 127 million payments or $325 billion in checks had been distributed via mail, direct deposit or via debit card, according to the Treasury Department, IRS and Bureau of the Fiscal Service. That still leaves more than $120 billion in payments unpaid to millions of Americans. Wednesday’s batch of payments included his new batch included about 37 million direct payments totaling almost $83 billion, according to a report by CNBC.”},{“_id”:”BRKTK74NTNGY7KHV6RXFDGGJ3Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The payments were always slated to take weeks to get to each of the eligible recipients. Earlier this month, IRS and Treasury officials announced plans to send about 100 million payments within the first 10 days of distribution for the third round of stimulus payments. Some of those citizens who may not yet have their payments could be those receiving Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board and Veterans Administration benefits, according to the IRS.”},{“_id”:”SB7Q4Z3T6VEBTDFIWSCMPPWARM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295777},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The House Ways and Means Committee has sent a letter to the IRS asking about reported delays in sending payments to Social Security, Veterans Affairs and Railroad Retirement Board benefit recipients.”},{“_id”:”CPV6VGXZNFCGXK2U4CXWTMQ4ZI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295778},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Some of our most vulnerable seniors and persons with disabilities, including veterans who served our country with honor, are unable to pay for basic necessities while they wait for their overdue payments,” lawmakers on the panel wrote.”},{“_id”:”V64OFZE3DZHABAE2TTGVV5DTHQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295779},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In a statement Monday, the IRS said “more information about when these payments will be made will be provided on IRS.gov as soon as it becomes available.””},{“_id”:”M64OP5NGKRDKJMV3YANNCQLFAY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295780},”type”:”text”,”content”:”That delay affects several older Americans, and some of those folks went online to ask New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker about the delays.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616697038721}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/BHPIII13/status/1374052484147216393?s=20″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”L2K2H5JGSJDATGIOTIOXWSFWY4″,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Bruno Hugo”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/BHPIII13/status/1374052484147216393″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/BHPIII13″,”width”:550,”html”:”Why haven't most people on Social Security received their $1400 stimulus money?Their is no set date to advise us, the IRS website keeps saying "there is no additional information at this time"Those on Social Security as their only source of income are in dire need. PLEASE HELP— Bruno Hugo (@BHPIII13) March 22, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/BHPIII13/status/1374052484147216393?s=20″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616697038721},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616697038722}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/ManuelA79170548/status/1374403026128015360?s=20″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”JO7V2ITNABGI7BJO7MFQ4K6LZI”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Manuel Arias”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/ManuelA79170548/status/1374403026128015360″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/ManuelA79170548″,”width”:550,”html”:”Yes…as a ssdi recipient, I really need my $1400 for basic necessitiesMy question is if I am receiving my $1400 stimulus Wednesday March 24??— Manuel Arias (@ManuelA79170548) March 23, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/ManuelA79170548/status/1374403026128015360?s=20″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616697038722},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”CYRRZSMOGFFZVOLUZSRTWBEEDQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295783},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The issue has been persistent for Social Security recipients since the first coronavirus stimulus was issued last spring. A “large number” of those payments will be mailed, so, by default, they will take longer than the direct deposit payments. Though the “Get My Payment” tool is available on the IRS.gov site, it does not always provide the latest update on the estimated arrival of stimulus payments.”},{“_id”:”CX5ZNNHTUNE4ZBENR37A5FYUFI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295784},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Even so, for those still awaiting their payment, here are a few things to know:”},{“list_type”:”ordered”,”_id”:”S3WSF6MPJZHQ5K6F2YJLIEE56I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”list”,”items”:[{“_id”:”MZR5XMSN6FHFRD733HTQLH3HKU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”block_properties”:{},”content”:”Visit https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment to check on the status”},{“_id”:”FXFAGPQVNFHOXIUUOD3Z2L6HMI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”block_properties”:{},”content”:”Expect to see the following payment status messages:”}]},{“_id”:”TFTVAY2ZW5BLHAXMVPRCJMO7F4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295786},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Your payment has been processed and it will be sent on the date shown by direct deposit or mail. If your payment is by mail, you will receive an EIP Card (debit card) or a check. The amount of your third Economic Impact Payment is not shown.”},{“_id”:”2DAI2YWCO5BWBFD5AAWX2ZW7TU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295787},”type”:”text”,”content”:”You’re eligible, but a payment has not been processed and a payment date isn’t available yet.”},{“_id”:”YO3BBDGVGFDA5JH64GZEPTLX5I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295788},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Payment Status Not Available: We haven’t yet determined your eligibility or you’re not eligible for a payment.”},{“_id”:”WOORY3IYURFOFJ7Z2HX7BHQZPE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295789},”type”:”text”,”content”:”3. Expect to get your payment via direct deposit, check or debit card”},{“_id”:”34TXOXHS7NBDZDJP75C6CWRNVI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295790},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”JCNIS3VDDVHNJCGTYCUZIZEY5Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616532295791},”type”:”text”,”content”:””}],”display_date”:”2021-03-25T18:44:15.702Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Where’s my stimulus check? 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The Alabama native died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Pelham, Alabama, home, the Shelby County Coroner’s Office confirmed to USA Today. The 28-year-old’s girlfriend confirmed his death on her Facebook page Wednesday.”},{“_id”:”VTRQBLLFYRBZ3GXBWJWGLTCJGM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616685062153},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I’ve never experienced a hurt like this before. I feel numb, I feel defeated, I feel lost. I feel empty,” Charity Robertson wrote on her Facebook page. “My heart is absolutely shattered,” she captioned several pictures of the couple Tuesday. “My sweet, sweet baby.. Our time together was one of the best experiences of my life. I’ll miss your big heart, caring spirit, infectious laughter, & oh man could the list go on. I love your smart mouth, your ‘i’m always right’ attitude… your hugs, your kisses, your touch.. Just YOU!””},{“_id”:”EJAB77YLNVBMJLQLCSXFUZ7VMI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616685062154},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Tumlin’s sole screen role was in the NASCAR-themed film as Walker Bobby alongside Grayson Russell, who played his little brother Texas Ranger Bobby. The two slick-tongued kids were known for their hilarious one-liners and popular dinner scene with their father Ricky Bobby, played by Will Ferrell. Tumlin stole the scene with his ripping comments that received as many laughs as Ferrell, the film’s star. “},{“_id”:”CNOX6SXVDRFK5FTGAJKBFW3WIM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616685062155},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In February, Tumlin reminisced on his Instagram page about his on-screen brotherhood with Russell.”},{“_id”:”LUCEQVTHXNGO7BQXLNSURCEN54″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”65CTECW5XZDXZDJZZVDSTXUAVE”},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Houston Tumlin (@_tumlin_) “},{“_id”:”WHH2TRP7DVAOXL7B2HCEPAKTJE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616685062157},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Tumlin did not leave a note behind, but Shelby County Coroner Lina Evans told NBC News that the former actor, who served in the armed forces, suffered from PTSD and depression.”},{“_id”:”AWQLCEOOAZFPLKTHLN3TK63SIM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616685062158},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Some on social media paid tribute to Tumlin on Wednesday after the news of his death broke.”},{“_id”:”S7YGFLP6CNAHHNSE5YD6YUQGTE”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”LG6WKS3UCBGCFEPNIJVEDVC6GI”},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:” View this post on Instagram A post shared by 93.9 LITE FM Chicago (@litefmchicago) “},{“_id”:”NMVGSIPQTVHODJWXPDNETBA7VE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616685062160},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Geoff Carmichael, a man who said he served in the Army with Tumlin, said he recalled his “positive energy” and commitment to work.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616694605059}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/geoffcarmichael/status/1374791776985358337?s=20″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”VVB3ZU27XZCDVADQAGWMNN7CH4″,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Geoff Carmichael”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/geoffcarmichael/status/1374791776985358337″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/geoffcarmichael”,”width”:550,”html”:”SGT Houston Tumlin came to me as PVT Tumlin. He showed a lot of spirit, promise, positive energy and was (hands down) one of my best Soldiers in my company. Came ready to work.Please check on each other. Get help if you need it. We need you. https://t.co/iEXNb8cf9f pic.twitter.com/i6lTsk2rq0— Geoff Carmichael (@geoffcarmichael) March 24, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/geoffcarmichael/status/1374791776985358337?s=20″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616694605059},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”}],”display_date”:”2021-03-25T17:57:59.549Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”‘Talladega Nights’ star Houston Tumlin dies by suicide at age 28″},”first_publish_date”:”2021-03-25T15:02:16.702Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”_id”:”/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”BottomNav”:null,”TopNavRedesign”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”SectionMap”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”LoggedOutMenu”:null,”TopNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”site”:{“site_url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/”,”section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”site_title”:”Atlanta GA News | Top News Page”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”ajc”,”name”:”News”,”Sponsor”:{“sponsor_url_open_new_tab”:”true”,”sponsor_desktop_banner”:””,”sponsor_mobile_banner”:””,”sponsor_url”:””},”_id”:”/news”,”ancestors”:{“default”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”BottomNav”:[],”TopNavRedesign”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”LoggedOutMenu”:[]},”order”:{“default”:1001,”TopNavRedesign”:1001,”SectionMap”:1015,”TopNav”:1001,”ComposerNav”:1165}}},”_website_section_id”:”ajc./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”tags”:[{“text”:”ccd”},{“text”:”natworld.ajc”},{“text”:”ccd-st”},{“text”:”celebrity-buzz.ajc”},{“text”:”georgia-news.ajc”}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”/news”,”name”:”News”}},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-03-25T17:57:59.723Z”,”canonical_url”:”/news/talladega-nights-star-houston-tumlin-dies-by-suicide-at-age-28/KURGFDV4PBBYNHCUHOOTDPMRXY/”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“credits”:{“affiliation”:[]},”subtitle”:”‘Talladega Nights’ actor dies by suicide at age 28″,”width”:537,”type”:”image”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/E7VATE42U5F53OSPI5BV2UP5AE.JPG”,”height”:315}},”_id”:”KURGFDV4PBBYNHCUHOOTDPMRXY”},{“content_elements”:[{“_id”:”XHRARZNHZJGKTJQMP7K6ETU4BA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1593365483154},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A Kennesaw man already serving 20 years for child molestation was sentenced to 25 more years for similar crimes in Cobb County, the District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.”},{“_id”:”4JQ3PYE2XBDDHKKUJXMELBKDYE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616689786350},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Kevin Owen Dean, 70, pleaded guilty Wednesday to eight counts of child molestation and three counts of aggravated child molestation for acts committed beginning in 2000 when the girl was 4 years old, the DA’s office said. Dean abused the girl until she was 14, according to investigators, and the molestation escalated over the years.”},{“_id”:”DBATLT2QQBE5RMBK3W6Y2G2XSY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616689786351},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 2010, the victim disclosed the abuse, and her mother contacted Cobb police. In a forensic interview, the teen told investigators Dean had abused her at two residences in Cobb and at his Marietta office, the DA’s office said.”},{“_id”:”ISJAKYGIQFHR7CVC6XIZBPVHAQ”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”FTXH5HNQOJAEHF2PMZXRLEDQ3I”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-austell-police-officer-charged-with-child-molestation/OCW2WX3MHNC4FFMXZW3EQBUJG4/”,”content”:”Austell police officer charged with child molestation”},{“_id”:”6LCB7CA7DRHOVOFL3OGVM6UIHY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616689786352},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Dean initially denied everything, but eventually admitted to investigators that he had shown pornography to the victim and given and received oral sex with her, according to prosecutors. Dean also stated he was a former teacher and should have known better.”},{“_id”:”67UTI372KZAX7BVE5J44DDPEZA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616689786353},”type”:”text”,”content”:”At Dean’s home, investigators found toys and videos the victim had described. In September 2010, Dean was charged with numerous counts of child molestation and sexual battery, records show.”},{“_id”:”PPPJ2RZWQ5AXVNXBXWOEOHYLLY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”When the investigation revealed Dean also abused the victim in a Cartersville office, he was also charged in Bartow County.”},{“_id”:”RACDBGTDSZDDNPW7FBC73KK4MI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616689786354},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 2012 while awaiting trial in both counties, Dean cut off his ankle monitor and fled the country, the Cobb DA’s office said. He evaded capture for seven years until U.S. marshals caught up with him in Mexico in 2019 and he was returned to the United States.”},{“_id”:”KYHJMEUIJZG65FECY2QWT7REBY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616689786355},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Later that year, Dean pleaded guilty to child molestation in Bartow. 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Dean was then a church pastor, a principal, and ran a summer camp, according to the Cobb DA’s office.”},{“_id”:”4HEFKDLWG5FFBCXEST7MX2QR2M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616689786358},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The victims addressed the court Wednesday before Dean was sentenced, with one of the California victims calling the Cobb victim “a hero” for speaking up.”},{“_id”:”7WTDY4FQYRF5VFTFRUSALUTUMA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616689786359},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Cobb Superior Court Judge Ann Harris sentenced Dean to 25 years to serve in prison without the possibility of parole, plus life on probation.”},{“_id”:”PT6M6XCH7NCF3LGVNZNJS3RND4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616689786360},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We are thankful for the bravery of the victims who came forward to finally hold Kevin Dean accountable and to ensure he will never hurt another child again,” Senior ADA Lindsay Raynor said.”}],”display_date”:”2021-03-25T16:52:15.945Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Ex-principal and serial molester gets additional 25-year sentence in Cobb”},”first_publish_date”:”2021-03-25T16:52:15.945Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”_id”:”/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”BottomNav”:null,”TopNavRedesign”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”SectionMap”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”LoggedOutMenu”:null,”TopNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”site”:{“site_url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/”,”section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”site_title”:”Atlanta GA News | Top News Page”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”ajc”,”name”:”News”,”Sponsor”:{“sponsor_url_open_new_tab”:”true”,”sponsor_desktop_banner”:””,”sponsor_mobile_banner”:””,”sponsor_url”:””},”_id”:”/news”,”ancestors”:{“default”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”BottomNav”:[],”TopNavRedesign”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”LoggedOutMenu”:[]},”order”:{“default”:1001,”TopNavRedesign”:1001,”SectionMap”:1015,”TopNav”:1001,”ComposerNav”:1165}}},”_website_section_id”:”ajc./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”tags”:[{“text”:”breaking-news.ajc”},{“text”:”crime-news.ajc”},{“text”:”publicsafety.ajc”},{“text”:”atlanta-now”},{“text”:”cobb county”},{“text”:”bartow county”}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”/news”,”name”:”News”}},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-03-25T16:52:16.148Z”,”canonical_url”:”/news/ex-principal-and-serial-molester-gets-additional-25-year-sentence-in-cobb/WWMLD742BVA2TK5DXMLHDUSU2E/”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”Cobb County Sheriff’s Office”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“name”:”Cobb County Sheriff’s Office”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”Cobb County Sheriff’s Office”}]},”subtitle”:”Serial molester gets additional 25 years”,”width”:1000,”caption”:”Kevin Owen Dean, 70, was sentenced to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole.”,”type”:”image”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/4DJ35X2VGVAYBMHKZ7UVYR7TNY.jpg”,”height”:563}},”_id”:”WWMLD742BVA2TK5DXMLHDUSU2E”},{“content_elements”:[{“_id”:”AFQ63BGBD5GGDGLPBYYQVRUOAY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1593365483154},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Police are investigating a shootout involving two vehicles outside of Cumberland Mall that left four people injured, officials said.”},{“_id”:”J6BZRJ4ZCRGYNOKVMTLW3S2NC4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616541902483},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Investigators initially said two people, including a child, were injured Tuesday night when people in two vehicles began firing at each other. 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The three who were shot had wounds in the leg, foot and back.”},{“_id”:”OXMUYRTTDBHATGEK3C5J7XZI4A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616686084289},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It was not clear if any of the victims were the intended targets of the gunfire.”},{“_id”:”DTJQIHH6PFBGZHSHYGN24XT3VM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616686084290},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“This appears to be the aftermath of a shooting between at least two separate suspect vehicles that already left the scene,” police Sgt. 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Police have said he was found with 5 but there appears to be one more handgun. Intentions of the suspect are still unknown. https://t.co/gMZBvbwWT8 pic.twitter.com/kQG9VgSfOx— Matt Johnson (@MattWSB) March 25, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/MattWSB/status/1374884641472180225″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616704807684},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”Y45VCSY6OFEZ7MT2JXFVZEFMLM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616616567386},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“A witness observed the male and alerted store management, who then notified police,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.”},{“_id”:”F3H4GRMIE5DBBIHSQVNIZC4KTM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616625520715},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Officers at the scene spotted the man leaving the bathroom and quickly took him into custody. 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It wasn’t clear if the incidents were related, but Atlantic Station’s management shut down several interior streets as well as the parking deck at the request of Atlanta police.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616704807692}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/AtlanticStation/status/1374854419611840524″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”EHUSR6COUFGZBHZ3HSMMDTYMGQ”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Atlantic Station”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/AtlanticStation/status/1374854419611840524″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/AtlanticStation”,”width”:550,”html”:”At the request of the APD, we have shut down the interior shopping district streets at Atlantic Station and the parking deck to ensure the safety of the community as authorities investigate the suspicious package found onsite. 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Most of those at Atlantic Station appeared unaware of the situation at the Publix as nearby restaurants served guests on patios and shops remained open.”},{“_id”:”4K7SUUYPIREZ5LHYUIJRBWKKPY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616627942275},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It was an unusual day for attorney Matthew Wilson, who received two email alerts that security was locking the doors to the Wells Fargo building where he works. The first alert came in about 3:15 p.m. after someone was shot on the northbound platform of the Arts Center MARTA station.”},{“_id”:”DYDIN3FWPVDALMMXN2FUP2DMEA”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”GYOZKLQEERB4FHRUC7ETUN6KXM”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-shooting-closes-midtown-marta-station-suspect-in-custody/75Q4PW6JXBCTLNHLB3LRQINUKE/”,”content”:”Suspect in custody after shooting at MARTA Arts Center station”},{“_id”:”YE3EGZUCFZHWFBRYHR3VGFGMUA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616627942277},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“They said we were locking the doors to the building in case the individual decided to come inside,” Wilson said.”},{“_id”:”Y2XPXF3XXRHWPPHHETESPIQ6EU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616627942278},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The second alert came in about two hours later after authorities discovered the suspicious package. Tenants were told the doors to the building would be locked again, along with the exits to the parking garage.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616704807706}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/gunrwilson/status/1374839077158158344″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”BKX666CCP5GEPFCYQUYDOMPX64″,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Wilson”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/gunrwilson/status/1374839077158158344″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/gunrwilson”,”width”:550,”html”:”A day in @MidtownATL… At 3p my building was locked down due to a shooting and at 530 it was locked down again for a “suspicious package.” @AtlanticStation #springfever pic.twitter.com/nGf54wwgBi— Wilson (@gunrwilson) March 24, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/gunrwilson/status/1374839077158158344″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616704807706},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”U2JHK6ADT5AMRGG7M4URF7UXAE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616618740989},”type”:”text”,”content”:”— Please return to AJC.com for updates.”}],”display_date”:”2021-03-25T14:22:07.448Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Man took 6 guns, body armor into Publix at Atlantic Station, cops say”},”first_publish_date”:”2021-03-24T20:16:05.438Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”_id”:”/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”BottomNav”:null,”TopNavRedesign”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”SectionMap”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”LoggedOutMenu”:null,”TopNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”site”:{“site_url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/”,”section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”site_title”:”Atlanta GA News | Top News Page”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”ajc”,”name”:”News”,”Sponsor”:{“sponsor_url_open_new_tab”:”true”,”sponsor_desktop_banner”:””,”sponsor_mobile_banner”:””,”sponsor_url”:””},”_id”:”/news”,”ancestors”:{“default”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”BottomNav”:[],”TopNavRedesign”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”LoggedOutMenu”:[]},”order”:{“default”:1001,”TopNavRedesign”:1001,”SectionMap”:1015,”TopNav”:1001,”ComposerNav”:1165}}},”_website_section_id”:”ajc./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”tags”:[{“text”:”breaking-news.ajc”},{“text”:”crime-news.ajc”},{“text”:”publicsafety.ajc”},{“text”:”atlanta-now”},{“text”:”intown atlanta”},{“text”:”ajc top news”}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”/news”,”name”:”News”}},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-03-25T20:42:04.880Z”,”canonical_url”:”/news/man-took-6-guns-body-armor-into-publix-at-atlantic-station-cops-say/44Y6FBBM4FDVDJQABYQTBOADBU/”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“credits”:{“affiliation”:[],”by”:[{“name”:”Fulton County Sheriff’s Office”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”Fulton County Sheriff’s Office”}]},”subtitle”:”rico marley”,”width”:1000,”caption”:”Rico Marley is accused of walking into a Publix at Atlantic Station armed with two long guns and four pistols. 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Smith’s tweet had received more than 4,000 likes and was retweeted 2,000 times by Wednesday evening.”},{“_id”:”5G2V3PXAURHZXFRIQV7RL6UOBE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616626459874},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Many of the responses refuted Smith’s opinion that vitamin D could serve as the antidote to the virus that has killed more than 2.7 million people.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616626459875}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/llawgep/status/1374845934568230916?s=20″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”2BTA2JSQ5REPVELZKII22VC47I”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”NursePeg 500,000 Lost-PLEASE wear a mask”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/llawgep/status/1374845934568230916″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/llawgep”,”width”:550,”html”:”Exercise, vitamins, low stress and diet, although good for you, will not prevent you from contracting or spreading a virus. 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It can also involve learning how to raise a ladder in order to make a rescue at a great height or simple duties such as knot-tying.”},{“_id”:”EMA2LNURXRD27IQJQLQE6G7LBE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616534430900},”type”:”text”,”content”:”And that’s just getting started.”},{“_id”:”YN5YKYAEGZCHRJPAYFIXLEPRV4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616012881315},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“For any call there’s a lot of things you need to know how to do,” Brown said of the job. “It actually could take years — maybe 10 or 12 years — to become an effective firefighter.””},{“_id”:”MEWTPSFT3BC7PNGHEMPLPA4PYE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616012881322},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Those drawn to the profession often refer to it as a calling. DeKalb Batallion Chief Maurice Gates, who became a firefighter in 1994, said he first dreamed of donning the uniform when he was a small boy.”},{“_id”:”LFROHPGKKNBHVKBNCWKI3VFVJE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616530830864},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I still have a Christmas picture of when I was a child, with a fire hat on and a fire truck,” he said.”},{“_id”:”BFZ2JXGSI5EOJOPXQBSCUJATJ4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616534430904},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He probably never dreamed of the equipment he uses today: heat-sensing cameras, oxygen masks, flame-proof gloves. 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The damaged wall was directly above the girl’s crib and the tree’s limbs blocked the door.”},{“_id”:”6EWDUZMK35CITA34AMEQ2W4HYE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616012881319},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“They used a hacksaw — I don’t know, some type of electronic tool — to cut my door open and went in and got my baby,” Ashlee Johnson said following her daughter’s rescue.”},{“_id”:”E26D2PMQIRFMZLIMRKU3RSC4XI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616012881320},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I’m thankful to the DeKalb County fire department for getting her and giving me my baby.””},{“content_elements”:[{“additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”_id”:”E2FYU6KWXNABZE2EAY7GBRRX3I”,”type”:”text”,”content”:”“They’re seeing people when they are facing the worst. 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Two residents were burned, and one woman went into labor during the commotion.”},{“_id”:”V2DS7WNPINGOPPRZMYFEWHZ4FQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616522307439},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In February, Atlanta fire crews raced to tamp out a blaze at the famed Krispy Kreme that had stood on Ponce de Leon Avenue for nearly 60 years, and in Cobb County, a deadly 16-vehicle crash on I-75 caused a fire that scorched the pavement of the interstate, requiring more than seven hours of cleanup.”},{“_id”:”QNMWG2AGV5BZ7LDHQHKEE2SOM4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616522307441},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In March, DeKalb firefighters learned that a 68-year-old woman had died at the hospital after they had managed to pull her from the second story of a burning home.”},{“_id”:”EZRKN5HPOVFD7IIEHDRXG2YEJ4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616618176423},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The latest happened Wednesday, when crews battled a blaze at a Sandy Springs apartment complex that left 17 people displaced. Since the start of the year, hundreds of metro residents, in homes and apartments, have been left without a place to live because of fires.”},{“_id”:”L2QQ6HYDTNALBCEM6XS4NM6MGA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616618176424},”type”:”text”,”content”:”For firefighters, it’s all part of a long day’s work.”},{“_id”:”RFZKUVF7OBAOLBYYDQCJBDGZAA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616012881323},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“They’re seeing people when they are facing the worst,” Fullum said of his crews. “A fire is probably the worst thing a person will experience beyond death, because you are losing everything. You are losing all of your memories, your belongings, your everything.””},{“_id”:”DUE7ANH2OZFELGB4T3CQT2H7ZI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616669454484},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Mentally and physically demanding”},{“_id”:”IYZ6TPNSTBG2LP47HQSHREPVTE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616012881325},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It’s easy to take the job home with you, said DeKalb fire Capt. Adrianne Ziyad. She often finds herself reliving her crew’s calls from that day with her husband, a retired firefighter.”},{“_id”:”AKI3U6TVPNHMTOS5B2GRBK2XHM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616012881316},”type”:”text”,”content”:”But some memories are more painful than others. Like the cold, December night shortly after Ziyad joined the department, when three children died in a house fire.”},{“_id”:”UCEY3OV4K5APBNTXRTQVLOKOQU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616012881328},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I learned I’m an emotional person, so sometimes things stay with me longer,” she said. “I find myself thinking about my patient and wondering, ‘Did their condition change? Are they doing better?’””},{“_id”:”LBOOECKJJVA3XB3VPUKFJVYRU4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616012881333},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The demands of the job test firefighters mentally and physically. 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Hairston Blvd. NW on Friday morning, Jan. 17, 2020 where they found heavy fire throughout the structure. Battalion Chief Shawn Manns said crews took a Òdefensive positionÓ until getting a knockdown on the fire, and then teams were sent in for primary and secondary searches which were negative. Manns said the bulk of the fire was in the attic. There were not any initial reports of persons being in the unoccupied residence, but Manns said they are mindful of that with every dispatch. The cause of the fire is under investigation With the weather turning colder, and even colder beginning Sunday night, Chief Mann recommended to the public to ÒPlease be careful with candles, space heaters and fireplaces. Make sure you use fireplace screens so embers donÕt escape. Put out candles before going to bed. And remember our ÒClose Door Campaign.Ó Before you go to sleep, close your bedroom door. JOHN SPINK/[email protected]”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/ARRLAORNEFDHHMV2ZJ63DKCI7M.jpg”},{“caption”:”March 4, 2021 Atlanta: Atlanta fire captain Michael Williams moves resident Carrie Louise Sims – 77 out of the way from equipment as firefighters evacuated the fifth floor of a senior living community Thursday morning, March 4, 2021 after a fire broke out inside an apartment, officials said. The fire occurred at the Lakewood Christian Manor off Springdale Road in southwest Atlanta, battalion Chief Tony Terrell said at the scene. “The sprinkler system kept it in check,” and firefighters were able to get inside and extinguish the blaze, Terrell said, but crews were forced to evacuate residents on that floor because of water damage. Fire officials said it appears the small blaze began inside a closet. “We had a basket of clothes and laundry burning inside the closet,” Terrell said, adding that the fifth floor of the high-rise sustained water damage from the apartment’s sprinkler system. No injuries were reported, but seven residents have been displaced. Your donation helps The Atlanta Journal-Constitution provide essential public health journalism during the COVID-19 pandemic. We press on together. Donate today. While fires at senior living complexes aren’t common, Terrell said the biggest challenge is evacuating residents who are unable to get out on their own. The building is nine stories tall and houses hundreds of residents, most of whom are older or disabled. “The rest of the residents were allowed to shelter in place because we only had smoke in the hallway where we had the fire,” he said. Volunteers from the American Red Cross are on their way to the scene to assist the residents who were displaced. In addition, a company was called in to remove the water and repair damaged units. “They’re going to have to wait until all the water is cleaned up before they can return to their apartments,” Terrell said. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/P7V4YLOF6V53S2I3VYZWZBJACE.jpg”},{“caption”:”March 2, 2021 Gwinnett County: A Gwinnett County day care and two gas stations were evacuated Tuesday morning, March 2, 2021 after a gasoline tanker crashed in an intersection, spilling fuel onto the road. A hazmat team is working to contain the fuel leak, which happened on Braselton Highway at Hamilton Mill Road near I-85 about 5:30 a.m., according to Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge. The Discovery Point Daycare and the nearby QuikTrip and BP stations were evacuated while crews tend to the situation. The tanker overturned in the intersection and leaked fuel onto the road, Rutledge said. The vehicle was carrying about 8,500 gallons of fuel and about 3,000 of it spilled, he said. “There were two points of impact, what we will call ‘leak points’ on the tractor-trailer,” Rutledge said. “There was one at the actual top of the dome itself, and then there’s a second point of impact at the rear of the carriage unit.” Some of the fuel went into a nearby storm drain, but authorities have not determined how much. “Firefighters have a 500-foot hot zone perimeter established and are working to identify the amount of product that has entered the nearby storm drain,” Rutledge said. Equipment was put down to absorb the fuel to prevent more of it from spilling into the storm drain, officials said. However, some of it spilled into a nearby pond. “Visible fuel is on top of the pond, with the fuel being lighter than water itself,” Rutledge said. The area’s sewage system is not impacted, he said. The driver was evaluated by paramedics at the scene of the crash and is expected to be OK. No other injuries have been reported, and no other vehicles were involved. Crews are working to determine how to siphon off the remaining 5,000 gallons of gasoline in the fuel truck. Hamilton Mill Road at Braselton Highway is shut down in all directions due to the incident, and police are diverting traffic in the area. (John Spink / John.S”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/QNVWF6N367JSGCEUS2VDCH5FZU.jpg”},{“caption”:”March 5, 2021 Brookhaven: A Brookhaven apartment building was already empty Friday morning, March 5, 2021 when a massive fire broke out, sending smoke and flames shooting through the roof. Hours earlier, authorities evacuated the same building at the MAA Brookhaven complex off Caldwell Road when a smaller fire started on the ground floor just before midnight. The fire Friday morning was more destructive but did not result in any injuries, according to DeKalb County fire spokesman Capt. Dion Bentley. Investigators are looking into the possibility the two fires are related. “It could be a lot of reasons or causes, but it’s too early for us to give any details as to why we responded back,” Dion said. The second fire was reported just before 7 a.m. Kalyn Kolaski said she woke up for work and heard a distraught woman talking on the phone outside her door. She later realized she was calling 911. Kolaski’s apartment is 20 feet from the building that burned, she said. She was not evacuated Thursday night, but she said Friday’s blaze threatened her home. “I started hearing all these fire trucks,” she said. “That’s when I went and ran outside and that’s when I saw — it was huge. I just kept standing outside and it just kept spreading, and the roof collapses.” Bentley said the fire had broken through the roof when the first fire crews arrived. The building, which contained 24 units, was significantly damaged, he said. He was not sure if any pets were left behind. “Thankfully they got it under control, because I can’t imagine losing everything,” Kolaski said. “So many people just lost everything they owned.” The displaced residents were expected to receive help from the American Red Cross. It was unknown how many lost their homes Friday. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/4YTTVDMQFJXTNQXCICAAK4TYPU.jpg”},{“caption”:”March 9, 2021 Atlanta: There were traffic backups on the southside of Atlanta at Lakewood Avenue and McDonough Blvd. which were closed most of the morning and afternoon Tuesday, March 9, 2021 as Atlanta firefighters battled a large salvage yard fire. Battalion Chief Greg Gray said arriving crews found a large fire coming from the rubble of the all metal recycling center on arrival just before 10:30 am. “Our biggest concern was exposure issues and the 10-15 mph wind,” he said. Fire crews set up a defensive operation concentrating master streams into the rubble to contain the fire. The Norfolk Southern Railroad was shut down for a short while until it was determined safe to resume operations. No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/5GANL7EG2TFOFYGHGDGW2AIMWM.jpg”},{“caption”:”March 5, 2021 Brookhaven: A Brookhaven apartment building was already empty Friday morning, March 5, 2021 when a massive fire broke out, sending smoke and flames shooting through the roof. Hours earlier, authorities evacuated the same building at the MAA Brookhaven complex off Caldwell Road when a smaller fire started on the ground floor just before midnight. The fire Friday morning was more destructive but did not result in any injuries, according to DeKalb County fire spokesman Capt. Dion Bentley. Investigators are looking into the possibility the two fires are related. “It could be a lot of reasons or causes, but it’s too early for us to give any details as to why we responded back,” Dion said. The second fire was reported just before 7 a.m. Kalyn Kolaski said she woke up for work and heard a distraught woman talking on the phone outside her door. She later realized she was calling 911. Kolaski’s apartment is 20 feet from the building that burned, she said. She was not evacuated Thursday night, but she said Friday’s blaze threatened her home. “I started hearing all these fire trucks,” she said. “That’s when I went and ran outside and that’s when I saw — it was huge. I just kept standing outside and it just kept spreading, and the roof collapses.” Bentley said the fire had broken through the roof when the first fire crews arrived. The building, which contained 24 units, was significantly damaged, he said. He was not sure if any pets were left behind. “Thankfully they got it under control, because I can’t imagine losing everything,” Kolaski said. “So many people just lost everything they owned.” The displaced residents were expected to receive help from the American Red Cross. It was unknown how many lost their homes Friday. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/TFWULJOFAZF5CWYBIFHDCOMQZI.jpg”},{“caption”:”December 15, 2020 Atlanta: A vacant apartment building went up in flames Tuesday morning, Dec. 15, 2020 in northwest Atlanta. Fire was raging at the two-story structure at the corner of Hollywood Road and Brooks Avenue when Atlanta fire crews arrived, according to Battalion Chief Shawn Manns. The building was believed to be unoccupied, and Manns said crews had to focus their efforts on containing the flames. “We just placed lines around the building and a ladder pipe and set up for a defensive operation,” Manns told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the scene. “We had fire throughout, so at this time we’re just trying to get a good knockdown on it, and we should be able to get a primary (search) a little bit later in the day.” Firefighters likely won’t make their way into the building until the fire is out and they have the benefit of daylight, he said. Manns said cold weather like on Tuesday morning can sometimes hamper firefighting efforts. Temperatures dipped down into the 30s before the sun came up. “The main thing is just trying to stay dry and warm,” he said. “It’s cold, but I’ve seen a lot colder. This is not too, too bad.” The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Manns said there have not been any other fires at abandoned structures in the area that would suggest a pattern. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/KGUUUY5QL3OPXBZTMP2B44ZPKY.jpg”},{“caption”:”Neighborhood resident, Jasmine Rozier, left, delivers Dunkin donuts to firefighters after a fast-moving fire broke out about 1 a.m at the landmark Krispy Kreme on Ponce de Leon Avenue early Wednesday morning, Feb. 10, 2021. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/MDMT3VV7QCRDBRTNL2ZFOCPYBI.jpg”},{“caption”:”January 15, 2021 DeKalb County: Steam rises from the head of DeKalb County firefighter, Shawrice Bassett after she exited the burning structure after DeKalb County firefighters were called to a vacant building fire just after 7:30 a.m. on Friday morning, Jan. 15, 2021 located next door to the Century Lake office Park on Century Boulevard in Chamblee. DeKalb County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief, Kenneth McKinney said fire crew went defensive until all the exits could be cleared because of a VPS (vacant property security) system installed by the landlord. ÒClairmont Road was closed to get the water supply across the street,Ó McKinney said. Deborah Legan who works for MTNT that operates the Century Lake Office Park said, ÒFor a year to year and a half weÕve had homeless people camping out there. They set up residence and ran long electrical lines to our office park for their heaters and grills. A week ago the landlord there set up barricades. Two or three days later they returned and began having food delivered. I guess they mustÕve caught something on fire. No one was hurt. The fire is under investigation. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/DPM7PHOQRXDP4ZBQANX7RRM3UE.jpg”},{“caption”:”March 5, 2021 Brookhaven: A Brookhaven apartment building was already empty Friday morning, March 5, 2021 when a massive fire broke out, sending smoke and flames shooting through the roof. Hours earlier, authorities evacuated the same building at the MAA Brookhaven complex off Caldwell Road when a smaller fire started on the ground floor just before midnight. The fire Friday morning was more destructive but did not result in any injuries, according to DeKalb County fire spokesman Capt. Dion Bentley. Investigators are looking into the possibility the two fires are related. “It could be a lot of reasons or causes, but it’s too early for us to give any details as to why we responded back,” Dion said. The second fire was reported just before 7 a.m. Kalyn Kolaski said she woke up for work and heard a distraught woman talking on the phone outside her door. She later realized she was calling 911. Kolaski’s apartment is 20 feet from the building that burned, she said. She was not evacuated Thursday night, but she said Friday’s blaze threatened her home. “I started hearing all these fire trucks,” she said. “That’s when I went and ran outside and that’s when I saw — it was huge. I just kept standing outside and it just kept spreading, and the roof collapses.” Bentley said the fire had broken through the roof when the first fire crews arrived. The building, which contained 24 units, was significantly damaged, he said. He was not sure if any pets were left behind. “Thankfully they got it under control, because I can’t imagine losing everything,” Kolaski said. “So many people just lost everything they owned.” The displaced residents were expected to receive help from the American Red Cross. It was unknown how many lost their homes Friday. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/6SKWRGXFJD2DXDGVA4XYC57L4U.jpg”},{“caption”:”February 25, 2021 Atlanta: MARTA service was delayed for about an hour Thursday morning as Atlanta firefighters removed a man from underneath a train, officials said. The delays began shortly after 10 a.m. when the man was discovered on the eastbound track at the Georgia World Congress Center/CNN Center station, the agency said in a tweet. It’s unclear why the man was on the track or how long he had been there. Atlanta firefighters were called to the station and pulled him out from underneath the train about 10:30 a.m., spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said. It didn’t appear he was struck by the train, but authorities said he may have been intoxicated when he found his way onto the tracks. The man was treated on the platform before being placed on a stretcher and loaded into a waiting ambulance outside. Train service resumed just before 11 a.m. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/SS5KC7FJW7X2B6LR5EEPNAWEVY.jpg”},{“caption”:”March 2, 2021 Gwinnett County: A woman died Tuesday morning, March 2, 2021 after a fire broke out at her Gwinnett County home and trapped her inside. The woman’s caretaker and a man who lived at the home both survived the blaze at the home on Whitney Park Drive in Duluth, officials said. Firefighters were sent to the house just before 1 a.m., according to Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge. While en route, crews learned that a woman was still inside the structure and couldn’t get out. Smoke and heavy flames were swirling out of the home when they arrived, Rutledge said. “The two-story home (was) engulfed in flames on the back side,” Rutledge said. “There was heavy fire showing from the back.” The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but officials said it started on the home’s covered back porch and spread to the roof. The man and the caretaker were both outside of the house, but the woman was trapped inside a bedroom in the back of the home.rFirefighters entered the house and climbed up a stairwell, Rutledge said. They were immediately met with intense flames, scorching heat and dense smoke. “They were able to use a hose line to push back the flames enough to get into that back bedroom to do a primary search,” Rutledge said. After battling the flames, firefighters found the woman and pulled her from the bedroom, he said. She was taken to a hospital but died of her injuries. Her name was not released. The caretaker was evaluated by paramedics at the scene. No other injuries were reported. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/YQLZ3P2XXH3MFEN5E3L66N7QYI.jpg”},{“caption”:”February 26, 2021 Atlanta: Two adults and their pets were fortunate to escape a fire from their Southeast Atlanta home on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 after a neighbor broke a window to wake them up. Atlanta firefighters were dispatched to the 600 block of Blake Avenue at 6 am and arrived to find heavy fire on the front side of the home. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said firefighters were concerned initially finding two cars parked in the driveway of the home thinking occupants may still be inside but were informed by neighbors they had gotten out. Firefighters then spoke with the owners of the home who said they were both asleep at the time of the fire. “It’s great that you have neighbors who were up and who saw the fire and took the time out to check on their neighbors and were able to actually throw a rock through one of the windows to get them outside where they saw the fire,” Stafford said. Firefighters heard no smoke detector alarms going off when entering the home according to Stafford. No one was hurt and the home suffered extensive damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/Y7LGD4IADP62FHVIKTARSQHAWQ.jpg”},{“caption”:”January 26, 2021 Cobb County: Marietta Firefighters helped some residents out of their burned apartments with their belongings. Authorities in Cobb County are working to help 50 people who were displaced by a massive fire at a Marietta apartment complex on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.. Firefighters were called to a burning building at the Park on Windy Hill Apartments shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to Marietta Fire Department Chief Tim Milligan. When the first crews arrived at the complex on Windy Hill Road, they saw fire rising from the building’s roof. A total of 13 crews from both the Marietta and Cobb fire departments worked to bring the blaze under control, Cobb fire spokesman Stephen Bennett said. Crews managed to tamp out the flames, but 24 units were impacted by the fire, Bennett said. No injuries were reported. Investigators are still working to determine how the fire started, Milligan said. Volunteers from the American Red Cross are working to aid the affected families, according to spokeswoman Ruby Ramirez. “Along with emotional support, volunteers are prepared to help with immediate emergency needs for essentials, such as temporary lodging, food, clothing, personal items, and health-related needs,” she said. “Caseworkers will work with the families impacted in the days ahead to help them get back on their feet and begin the recovery process.” (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/AOC62XLAIEUWYFWNGMNL374UBU.jpg”},{“caption”:”An Atlanta firefighter battles a blaze on Blake Avenue.”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/NU5OC3UZ2FBVJKYXSGUIQH2LGQ.JPG”},{“caption”:”Firefighters work blaze on Blake”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/XNEASILWNFHADMRMODLUE2BQR4.JPG”},{“caption”:”February 19, 2021 Atlanta: A crane teetering outside a 31-story office tower in Midtown is in danger of falling and could take up to two days to secure, fire officials said on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Several nearby businesses and apartment buildings were evacuated Friday morning as Atlanta fire crews worked to stabilize the leaning crane outside the high-rise building. No injuries were reported in the construction mishap, which occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at West Peachtree and 13th streets, Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said. Several streets in the area have been blocked off, but more roads could be closed if authorities decide to expand the evacuation zone surrounding the crane, officials said. “Upon speaking with the construction workers and construction managers at the site, we were informed that in the process of taking down the tower crane, there was a mechanical failure with one of the hydraulic cylinders,” Stafford said. “That (caused) the top of the crane to start to lean.” Stafford said the crane is still in danger of falling and damaging surrounding buildings. “Therefore, we’re taking all the precautions and evacuating a number of buildings surrounding the crane, the construction site and in the adjacent area,” Stafford said, adding that the crane operator was able to get out safely. So far, fire crews have evacuated three apartment buildings and two parking decks. They also encouraged several surrounding restaurants not to open for lunch until the situation is under control. Additional cranes and an engineer have been called in to help dismantle the machinery outside the office building, but that could take up to 48 hours, officials said. Construction on the office tower at 1105 West Peachtree is nearly complete, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last month. The 410-foot building is set to include 675,000 square feet of office space with two confirmed major tenants, Google and the law firm Smith, Gambrell & Russell. De”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/G5BYXJISBXFAWAFPUCMTE7HNWU.jpg”},{“caption”:”February 18, 2021 Chamblee: A family was forced to flee their Chamblee home after it went up in flames Thursday morning, Feb.18, 2021 officials said. Two adults were taken to a hospital with injuries, and a baby DeKalb County fire crews initially feared was trapped inside the Shallowford Road home made it out safely. Not all of the family’s six pets have been accounted for, according to DeKalb fire spokesman Capt. Dion Bentley. Crews are still at the scene working to make the structure safe enough to search. Shallowford Road was shut down near Chamblee Tucker Road while firefighting efforts were underway. The road was reopened about 10:30 a.m. Fire crews and officers from the Chamblee police department were sent to the home about 7 a.m., Bentley told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the scene. “Once they arrived on scene, Chamblee PD was already on scene and informed us that we did have a victim outside with burns,” he said. Authorities called for medical personnel to treat the burned woman and took her to a hospital, Bentley said. A man was also taken to the hospital, but the extent of his injuries is not clear. Authorities worked to determine if anyone else was in the house. They were able to confirm initial reports of a baby trapped by the blaze were incorrect. “The child was outside the building, thank God,” Bentley said. “As a firefighter, when you hear ‘a child inside,’ all of our hearts sink.” Crews then turned their attention to the blaze. About half of the house was in flames, and crews worried that the home next to it would also catch on fire. “We focused on hand lines to protect the home that was not on fire,” Bentley said. “Then we started to commence our attack on the fire.” At least one of the family’s pets escaped the burning house before fire crews arrived, he said. Crews have not been able to enter the home to conduct a thorough search due to the dangerous conditions. “Visibility was real poor because of the weathe”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/6EDFW2RY3BDT5QMTDGVC4WLIKM.jpg”},{“caption”:”A fast-moving fire broke out about 1 a.m at the landmark Krispy Kreme on Ponce de Leon Avenue early Wednesday morning, Feb. 10, 2021. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/HETSXFRTKI3SK6X5KKTM25DXPU.jpg”},{“caption”:”February 17, 2020 Atlanta: With reports of entrapment, Atlanta firefighters arrived just before 6 a.m. to a home in the 300 block of Sunset Avenue NW where they found a large volume of heavy fire coming from the roof and the rear of the home Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2020 Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said. Firefighters following up on a report of someone missing found the homeowner in the rear of the home with minor smoke inhalation. He refused treatment at the scene. There were 5 family members who escaped the burning homer before firefighters arrived. At one point during firefighting operations, the family dog reentered the burning structure where firefighters had to coax the dog back out and into a safe area. Family member, 11-year old Isabella Foster said, ���My family grew up in this house. It���s been in my family for generations, since my great grandmother. It���s very devastating for this to happen to this house. I���m sickened.��� Stafford said the house, ���appears to be a total loss.��� The fire is under investigation. 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For the longtime educator, that meant dressing in a variety of colorful dress suits, hats signature of the proverbial church lady and, in some cases, even a bedazzled face shield.”},{“_id”:”UGSMYZXCFJEZ5DSYI4BW25NIPM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616602307191},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I just decided at that point I’m just going to get dressed as if I was going to church, so I would not get into the habit of just slouching around,” she said.”},{“_id”:”F72A3UQYYFHCFHSC3QQF2ONIZI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616602307192},”type”:”text”,”content”:”She posted each look on her Facebook page, and she noticed the positive response right away. 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It’s like she gives you a sermon before service even starts. It gives you something to focus on,” Huff said. “And, you know, of course the dressing up, it made my kids get dressed,” Huff told the station.”},{“_id”:”C4ROJ5OVMBHBHOPPP3V3KXQNII”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616602307198},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Huff said he looks forward to inviting churchgoers back to the sanctuary. Metropolitan, like hundreds of churches across the country, had to change course due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Pew Research, one-third of U.S. adults had watched religious services online or on television as of last summer, and a little over half of them say they began doing this for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. 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Officials said the site will be open most days and as late as 10 p.m. two nights a week, likely Mondays and Wednesdays. The later hours are primarily to help people with trouble getting child care to set up appointments during the day. Read more”},{“_id”:”FXWWAOLOONA7NDSAOSFGEIW3CI”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”RRLHZ52LFZB3VDDW5YWK6UMYFY”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/politics/all-georgia-adults-will-be-eligible-for-coronavirus-vaccines-on-thursday/S2TLG4G3CBDNJBUPPRROV5ROSI/”,”content”:”All Georgia adults will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines starting Thursday”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”caption”:”Some of the 222 U.S. Army troops gear up at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as operations get underway for the facility to become the largest Community Vaccination Center in the southeast serving an average of 42,000 citizens a week on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Atlanta. 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No walk-up vaccines are available. Appointments are available at gta-vras.powerappsportals.us or 888-457-0186. The community vaccination center with expanded vaccine availability is scheduled through May 19.”},{“_id”:”AJSS3SSOTZGZPH4JKKIAFCT2HU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616604025377},”type”:”text”,”content”:”By car: Free parking is available at the Silver, Orange and Red decks, adjacent to Mercedes Benz Stadium. 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Health officials have said they plan to administer 6,000 vaccines a day at the site.”},{“_id”:”KTIKOL47ABGI3GEUCDYHH3CE4Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616355368101},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“But wait, there’s more! Free parking, tons of staff with smiling faces, a totally dope facility, and the largest vaccination location in Georgia,” Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management said Saturday in a Facebook post.”},{“_id”:”GX2M56FKDBABZJ7ESZXZEJVFQA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616355368102},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Vaccines are free and available to anyone in Georgia. 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