• Atlanta Oct 18, 2019

    Shaq Donates Year's Rent to a Paralyzed Atlanta Boy

    Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has donated a year’s rent in a new home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was paralyzed in a shooting at a football game.

  • social media Aug 21, 2019

    4 Students Shot Outside Library Near Clark Atlanta University

    Four college students were wounded when a gunman opened fire into a crowd of 200 people outside a library near Clark Atlanta University and then escaped in the chaos, authorities said. All four injured women were in stable condition after the gunfire, which happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. None of their injuries were life-threatening, Atlanta police said. The shooter...

  • NBC Oct 8, 2018

    Concertgoers Injured After Gunshot Rumor Causes Panic During Lil Wayne Show

    Lil Wayne ended a performance early after rumors of gunshots caused panic at the A3C Festival in Atlanta.

  • NBC Jul 13, 2018

    Video Shows Cops Using Coin Flip to Decide Whether to Arrest

    Heads, you’re under arrest. Tails, you’re free to go. Body camera video shows Georgia police officers laughing as they use a coin-flip app to decide whether to detain a woman during a traffic stop in April. The video obtained by WXIA-TV shows Roswell police Officer Courtney Brown asking Sarah Webb whether she knew how fast she was going. Webb apologizes,...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Dec 21, 2017

    Long Lost Brothers Reunited

    Two college students who attend the same university in Georgia just made an interesting discovery: they’re biological brothers who had been searching for each other for years. WXIA’s Neima Abdulahi reports.

  • NBC Nov 29, 2017

    TV Station: Video Shows Nurses Laughing as 89-Year-Old WWII Vet Dies

    Two nurses lost their licenses after an NBC television station in Georgia persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care. The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can’t breathe. It also shows the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as...

  • judge Oct 18, 2017

    87-Year-Old Jewel Thief Dodges Jail in Shoplifting Case

    A notorious jewel thief recently arrested at a Georgia Walmart store got no jail time during her latest court appearance. Doris Payne, at 87, has stolen about $2 million in jewels over the last six decades. She was arrested July 17 for a misdemeanor shoplifting charge after a Walmart employee said she tried to leave the suburban Atlanta store with...

  • judge Mar 29, 2017

    86-Year-Old Jewel Thief Pleads Guilty to Shoplifting Charge

    A notorious 86-year-old jewel thief has pleaded guilty to a felony shoplifting charge. The charge stems from Doris Payne’s December arrest at a mall just outside Atlanta. Police said she put a $2,000 necklace in her back pocket and tried to leave a Von Maur department store. WXIA-TV reports that Payne entered the plea Wednesday. A DeKalb County Superior Court...

  • NBC Jun 1, 2015

    Hooters Waitress, Customer Doing Well After Transplant

    Doctors say a waitress at a Georgia Hooters and a longtime regular customer at the restaurant are both doing well after a successful kidney transplant.
    WXIA-TV reports that 22-year-old Mariana Villareal gave one of her kidneys to 72-year-old Donald Thomas on Friday at the Piedmont Transplant Institute.

  • NBC May 29, 2015

    Georgia Hooters Waitress Donates Kidney to Longtime Regular

    A waitress at a Hooters in Georgia will donate her kidney to a longtime regular customer of the restaurant. NBC affiliate WXIA-TV reports Don Thomas is a frequent patron of the Hooters in Roswell who lost both of his kidneys to cancer. Waitress Mariana Villarreal recently offered to donate him one of hers. The pair is scheduled for surgery Friday.

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