Police: Drunk driver without license hits, kills bicyclist
Police said a drunk driver has been taken into custody after a bicyclist was struck and killed in Sandy Springs Wednesday morning.
It happened around 5 a.m. on Roswell Road near Trowbridge Road.
According to police, a woman who was driving without a license struck and killed Marten Bijvank, 29, as he was pedaling on Roswell Road.Read the full article
Police: Gas station argument ends in gunfire
A man is in the hospital after a shooting outside a gas station in southeast Atlanta.
Atlanta police said just after midnight Wednesday morning, two vehicles pulled into the Exxon on Jonesboro Road outside the Perimeter in southeast Atlanta. Investigators said surveillance video shows after some type of exchange between the people in the vehicles, someone from one of the groups pulled a gun and starting firing.
Several shots rang out and one of those rounds struck a man in the stomach.Read the full article
Health officials: 5 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease after staying at downtown Atlanta hotel
Georgia health officials said Tuesday the number of cases of people who have contracted Legionnaires' disease during their stay at a downtown Atlanta hotel has risen to five.
Health officials confirmed the five cases but stressed that while each patient stayed at Sheraton Atlanta hotel, they do not yet have evidence directly linking the hotel as the source.
“It may not be the Sheraton, but this could happen anywhere,” said Dr. Zandraetta Tims-Cook, infectious disease specialist.Read the full article
A judge in Atlanta has ruled against, Nick Gordon, the one-tme boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown's. The ruling means Gordon is now legally-but not criminally responsible--for the 22 year old's death. The ruling came after Gordon missed his second court hearing in the matter and seemingly ignored numerous legal requests in the case.
"I've given him more chances to respond to discovery in this case," Judge T. Jackson Bedford said from the bench in his Fulton County Superior Courtroom.
Judge Bedford signed an order September 16 saying Gordon repeatedly failed to meet court deadlines in the case in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by her estate. The order states that the conservator of her estate wins the civil suit by default.
Brown, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome in January 2015. She died about six months later in hospice care. In August 2015, her family filed the civil suit. The plaintiffs claimed Gordon injected Bobi Kristina with a toxic mixture and left her in the bathtub after an altercation. The suit also claims Gordon was abusive and siphoned $11,000 from her account into his while she was in a coma.
Judge Beford was clearly irritated as he made his ruling following Gordon's second missed court appearance.
"It's intentional. It's reprehensible and it's clear that this thumbing his nose at the court," the judge said in open court.
The judge's order states a jury trial will be set to determine how much Gordon will be required to pay in damages.
Online court records did not list an attorney for Gordon.
Gordon has not been charged with a crime. His attorney, Randy Kessler, declined to comment about the judge's ruling or Gordon's whereabouts.