Atlanta police say a web-based information sharing program has changed the way they investigate gang-related crime. Now the department is in discussions with agencies from neighboring jurisdictions about adopting the information sharing program.
Atlanta police say fireworks and static electricity likely led to a package igniting and burning a thrift store worker in Atlanta Tuesday afternoon. Officials say a man working in the store was burned on his hands and arms and was hospitalized with minor injuries.
The first of two funerals for the Atlanta police officers killed when their helicopter hit a power pole and crashed took place Friday. The funeral for the pilot, Officer Richard J. Halford, is set for 11 a.m. Friday at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church in Atlanta. A funeral for tactical flight officer Shawn A. Smiley is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Atlanta.