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A grandmother and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Hotels.com said it had temporarily removed the hotel from its site while it conducted an investigation.S3studio/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after flagging problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A grandmother and her six-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving...
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A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Helen, Georgia, is located close to Yonah Mountain.SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA that a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after she flagged problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving a three-star review, a report by the local n...
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Georgia, Hotel, Retail, Wyndham, Hospitality, Hotels.com, Baymont Inn Suites, Baymont, WXIA, Leger, William Barrett, Vyas, Helen Georgia


Mom of Georgia man, 24, who refused vaccine then needed a lung transplant because of COVID-19 begs people to get their shots

Blake Bargatze. WXIA A man who refused a coronavirus vaccine was infected and needed a lung transplant, his mom said. Blake Bargatze, 24, has been hospitalized since April and got a double lung transplant in June. His mom urged people to get vaccinated, saying "I just don't want anyone else to go through this." See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Georgia needed a double lung transplant after refusing a coronavirus vaccine and then getting infected.His suffering p...
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Mom of Georgia man, 24, who refused vaccine then needed a lung transplant because of COVID begs people to get their shot

Blake Bargatze in a video still. WXIA A man who refused a coronavirus vaccine was infected and needed a lung transplant, his mom said. Blake Bargatze, 24, has been hospitalized since April, and got a double lung transplant in June. His mom urged people to get vaccinated, saying "I just don't want anyone else to go through this." See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Georgia needed a double lung transplant after refusing a coronavirus vaccine and then getting infect...
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A 24-year-old man who had a double lung transplant after getting COVID-19 said he regretted not getting the vaccine

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images A 24-year-old who was unvaccinated contracted COVID-19 and needed a double lung transplant. Blake Bargatze told his family he was worried about side effects, but that he regretted not getting the shot. Now he and his family are encouraging others to get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. The family of a 24-year-old man who underwent a double lung transplant after getting sick with COVID-19 said he regretted not getting the s...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Georgia, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Toledo Ohio, WXIA, Frederic J Brown, Vaccine Hesitancy, Bargatze, Coronavirus, COVID-19


What we know about the laptop that was stolen from Nancy Pelosi's aide during the Capitol siege

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sanitizes the gavel after Vice President Mike Pence walked off the dais during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 election results on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. Erin Schaff/Pool via REUTERS Since the deadly siege on the US Capitol, lawmakers have reported various items stolen from their offices. Misinformation surrounding the items has already started to spread. A laptop that belonged to an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelos...
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Accused 'dead' voter is alive and speaking out

In his continued attempts to delegitimize the election, President Trump tweeted that late veteran James Blalock was a victim of voter fraud. CNN affiliate WXIA's reporter Brendan Keefe looked into this claim, finding that it was not James Blalock who voted in the 2020 election, but his wife.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Trump, WXIA, Brendan Keefe, James Blalock


Shaq donates home to Atlanta boy paralyzed by shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has donated a home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was shot at a school football game and paralyzed from the chest down. O’Neal tells WXIA-TV that Isaiah Payton’s family was living in a one-bedroom apartment that wasn’t accessible for people with disabilities, but they […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Atlanta, Ap, Nation, Shaq, O Neal, WXIA, Isaiah Payton, Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O Neal


Police: 3 dead as ‘everybody lost’ in gunfight near Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — An attempted robbery at an apartment complex near Atlanta turned into a grisly scene when the robber and two victims were all killed in a gun battle. As Capt. A.W. Ford with the DeKalb County Police puts it, “There was a gun fight and everybody lost.” WXIA-TV reports that police believe two […]
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Sheriff: Deputy shot, killed man holding woman at gunpoint

SALACOA, Ga. (AP) — The sheriff’s office of Cherokee County, Georgia, says one of its deputies has fatally shot a man who was holding a woman at gunpoint. WXIA-TV reports the sheriff’s office says deputies responding to a report of a domestic dispute Monday evening found the man holding a gun to the woman’s head. […]
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Tweet by girl with 31 college acceptances goes viral

FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia high-school senior’s tweet about being accepted by 31 colleges and universities has gone viral. Kayla Willis said she applied to so many schools to show others that someone with good grades can make it, even with average scores on standardized tests, WXIA-TV reported . She said her SAT score […]
Tags: News, Georgia, Ap, Nation, WXIA, FAIRBURN Ga, Kayla Willis


Shootings in northern Georgia leave 4 dead, 1 wounded

ROCKMART, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say four people have been killed and one wounded in two shootings in northern Georgia. News outlets report the Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the shootings occurred Thursday night in Rockmart. The sheriff says there are two crime scenes. WXIA-TV reports that authorities initially said six people had been shot […]
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Police: Georgia officer shoots, seriously wounds armed man

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a DeKalb County police officer has shot and seriously wounded a man who refused to drop a weapon. WXIA-TV reports Police Chief James Conroy says the man is hospitalized in serious condition. Conroy says a deputy was responding to a report of a suspicious person at […]
Tags: News, Georgia, Dekalb County, WXIA, Conroy, Nation & World, James Conroy, STONE MOUNTAIN Ga AP


Caught on camera: Officer tells citizen to 'suck my ----!'

A Georgia officer has resigned after cameras captured what happened when he responded to custody dispute call.            [Author: WXIA]
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Georgia Tech student records as Sen. David Perdue appears to snatch his phone away

Perdue's spokesman said the senator thought the student wanted him to use his phone to take a selfie. The student said he may file charges.            [Author: WXIA]
Tags: News, Perdue, Georgia Tech, WXIA, David Perdue


Waffle House never closes. But ahead of Hurricane Michael, this one in Florida did

Waffle House – 'the restaurant that never closes' during natural disasters – closed a Panama City Beach location ahead of Hurricane Michael.            [Author: WXIA]
Tags: Florida, News, Waffle House, Panama City Beach, WXIA


U-Haul offers 30 days of free storage ahead of Hurricane Michael. Here's a list of locations.

Nearly 30 locations throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas are offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box containers to residents.            [Author: WXIA]
Tags: News, Carolinas, WXIA, Alabama Florida Georgia


Lil Wayne cuts show short after gunshot rumor causes panic

ATLANTA (AP) — Lil Wayne ended a performance early after rumors of gunshots caused panic at the A3C Festival in Atlanta. Police say the rapper was on stage Sunday when a person in the crowd yelled they heard gunshots. People tried to flee. WXIA-TV reports at least a dozen people were hurt with injuries ranging […]
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Cows escape, cause traffic problems after truck flips on Georgia interstate

Officials said there are cows roaming the road causing major delays after a crash on Interstate 285 in the Atlanta area.            [Author: WXIA]
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, WXIA, Interstate 285


Eggs sold in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee recalled over salmonella concerns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recalling Gravel Ridge Farms eggs sold in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee over salmonella fears.            [Author: WXIA]
Tags: News, Tennessee, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Alabama Georgia, WXIA, Alabama Georgia Tennessee, Gravel Ridge Farms


Bubblegum flavor Children's Advil recalled over overdose fears

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare says they are voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Children's Advil Suspension Bubble Gum flavor.            [Author: WXIA]
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Georgia police: GSU officers fired upon, suspect sought

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say police at a Georgia university were fired upon and a search for the suspect is underway. Georgia State University Police Chief Joseph Spillane tells WXIA-TV an officer approached a group of men near the downtown Atlanta campus Sunday night. He says one of the men then fired at the officer […]
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, GSU, WXIA, Nation & World, Georgia State University Police, Joseph Spillane


Migos’ Offset arrested on felony gun charges in Georgia

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Offset of the hip-hop group Migos is facing two felony gun charges after he and his bodyguard were pulled over outside of Atlanta. Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury tells WXIA-TV that an officer pulled over a Porsche 911 Friday afternoon for failing to maintain its lane. Police say Offset, whose […]
Tags: News, Georgia, Porsche, Migos, Ga AP, Jonesboro, WXIA, Nation & World, Atlanta Clayton County Police Sgt Ashanti Marbury


‘The End’: Care workers who mocked stroke victim in Snapchat video face charges

Police say they ignored a critically ill stroke patient who was supposed to be under their care and allegedly took a Snapchat video of that patient, mocking her condition, titling it, "The End."            [Author: WXIA-TV, Atlanta]
Tags: News, Atlanta, Snapchat, WXIA, WXIA-TV


Georgia sheriff’s deputy accused of stalking woman, daughter

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy near Atlanta has been accused of stalking a woman and her daughter. News outlets report Rockdale County Sheriff’s Deputy James Campbell was arrested and charged with stalking. WXIA-TV reports Campbell’s first court appearance was Sunday. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Yolande Lovingood-Moore says Campbell turned himself into jail and was […]
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Campbell, WXIA, James Campbell, Conyers Ga AP, Nation & World, Rockdale County, Yolande Lovingood Moore


At least 1 dead after graduation shooting in Georgia, police say

Police say an argument after a school graduation ceremony led to a shooting that killed at least one person in Georgia.            [Author: WXIA-TV]
Tags: News, Georgia, WXIA, WXIA-TV


Infant remains found in Georgia’s Greene County

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia’s Greene County are seeking help after the remains of a newborn baby were found in the White Plains area of the county. WXIA-TV reports sheriff’s deputies and agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation initially found out about the remains Tuesday and responded to the scene about 6:30 […]
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2nd hidden camera found in Georgia Starbucks bathroom

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a second camera has been found in a bathroom at a Starbucks in suburban Atlanta, weeks after the first camera was discovered. WXIA-TV reports an employee at the Starbucks in Alpharetta saw the camera Thursday under a changing table and pointed at the toilet. She called police. A woman […]
Tags: News, Atlanta, Starbucks, Ga AP, ALPHARETTA, WXIA, Nation & World, Georgia Starbucks


WATCH: Gun-Wielding Woman Threatens Chick-Fil-A Customer During Drive-Thru Dispute

Video footage captured the harrowing moment when a woman at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru got out of her car with a gun and threatened another customer. Officers were called to the scene thereafter. Witnesses told police that the suspects were seen outside a Chick-fil-A at 401 Bill Kennedy Way in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday at around 9:15 a.m., WXIA reported. 
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3-year-old boy killed in a drive-by shooting in Georgia

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A 3-year-old has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Georgia. DeKalb County Police Department Chief James Conroy tells WXIA-TV that the child’s mother was driving along Eastland Road near Atlanta at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday when someone shot into the car. He says a gray Dodge Charger pulled up next […]
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, DECATUR Ga AP, Dodge Charger, WXIA, Nation & World, James Conroy, Georgia DeKalb County Police Department, Eastland Road