The Greyhound bus station in Downtown Atlanta was evacuated early this morning after a hand grenade fell out of a box being shipped, according to a report from CBS46. Several hundred people were pulled off buses and told to leave the station at about 5 a.m. Forsyth and Garnett Streets was roped off for more than hour Atlanta police said the grenade was real, but was hallowed out and posed no threat.
The group People for Bikes picked Atlanta and five other cites as part of its Green Lane Project, according to a report from WABE. The goal is to help the city build protected bike lanes, which are separated from traffic by curbs, parked cars or plastic posts. As part of the Green Lane Project, Atlanta will receive some small grants and help building and designing bike lanes.
Are more traffic patrols the answer to curbing burglaries and robberies in Buckhead? The Atlanta Police Department’s Maj. Van Hobbs, who oversees Zone 2, thinks so and had some statistics to share at Thursday night’s Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods meeting. Hobbs said the new traffic team had issued 958 citations during the week of March 3 alone and recovered three stolen cars. He hopes to get 10 to 20 more officers in Zone 2 this summer and many of them will be put on traffic patrol and on bikes to patrol neighborhoods. Read the full story at Reporter Newspapers.