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Atlanta residents in a survey reported adequate traffic signs for motorists, ample street lighting, and high-visibility crosswalks are the most implemented safety features in the city.
In a consumer perception study 77 percent of those who work or live in Atlanta said they feel the city is safe for pedestrians; nearly 89 percent of Atlanta pedestrians agree that the city is active in ensuring their safety.

Top 10 safest U.S. cities for pedestrians

Atlanta ranks No. 10 among the Top 15 safest U.S. cities for pedestrians

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 21: Dr. Bruce Ribner (R) announces the release of Ebola patient, Dr. Kent Brantly (2L) with wife, Amber, during a press conference on August 21, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Brantly and another patient, Nancy Writebol, were released from Emory Hospital after receiving treatment for Ebola that they both contracted while working as medical missionaries in Liberia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Fmr. Ebola patient delivers testimony before Senate committee

Full testimony of Dr. Kent Brantly

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New ordinance allows police to ban smelly people from city buildings

The city of Burien, Washington, is raising a stink over people who smell bad. Last month, the city passed a new “trespassing ordinance” that bans a variety of behaviors, including hostile language, not enough clothes covering the body and bodily hygiene or scent in public places including parks, the King ...


Report: Man arrested for popping balloon

It’s one of those stories that sounds like a bunch of hot air. A Georgia man was arrested last week for allegedly popping a balloon, according to a Virginia newspaper. But this wasn’t just any balloon. It was part of a balloon sculpture estimated to cost between $350 to $500, ...

081814 Atlanta: Antonio Terry, Atlanta, raises his hands and shouts " hands up don't shoot" during a rally for Mike Brown and Ferguson outside the CNN Center on Monday, August 18, 2014, in Atlanta.  CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Ferguson, Mo., shooting rally in Atlanta

A 50-year-old elephant that had spent much of his life shackled in chains, wept when he was finally freed from captivity. "Raju" had tears streaming down his face, as wildlife rescuers released him from his confinement in India last week.

Freed elephant weeps tears after rescue

Raju the elephant hadn’t really known a life away from the chains that made it difficult for him to walk and left him with wounds in his powerful legs. It was not known how many of his 50 years had been spent in chains, but a wildlife rescue group believes ...

Foster Farms chicken recalled after salmonella concerns

Forster Farms is recalling chicken with a “use or freeze by” date range of March 21 through March 29, 2014 because of a salmonella contamination risk. The voluntary recall comes after a request from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Click here to see a complete list of the Foster Farms products ...

Little girl asks Google to give her daddy time

Little Katie had seen enough. It was summer. It was her father’s birthday and he always seemed to be working. So armed with a crayon, Katie decide it was time to take action. In a crayon-written letter to Google Senior Design Manager Daniel Shiplacoff, little Katie asked that her father ...

Jimmy Aaron Wilkerson was last seen with white Maltese May 11 at Little Vine Church Road in Villa Rica. He may be traveling with his white Maltese.

Police: Loyal dog found alive next to missing deceased owner

After disappearing nearly a month ago, the body of an 80-year-old man was found in Douglas County, Georgia. His dog was alive and by his side according to police. The body of Jimmy Aaron Wilkerson was found adjacent to a logging road and power line, Capt. Jeff Richards with the ...

Cathy Ann Norton (center), originally from Jamaica, and her mother Euvaline (left) are sworn in as U.S. citizens on May 22, 2014, at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in suburban West Palm Beach. Immediately following the ceremony, her family rushed her to the South Florida Fairgrounds, where she graduated from Wellington High School. In response to being sworn in and graduating on the same day, Norton said, “It’s surreal. It’s an overwhelming feeling.”

Teen becomes US citizen, high school grad on same day

To describe May 22 as one of the biggest days of Cathy Ann Norton’s life might be an understatement. In the morning, the Wellington—located in Southeast Florida—teen joined nearly 100 others in becoming naturalized United States citizens. Hours later, she graduated from high school, walking across the stage at the ...

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