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Atlanta taxicab drivers are suing Uber, a popular ride-sharing service that connects passengers with drivers through a smartphone app. According to a report in the AJC, in a lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior Court, the drivers claim the company is operating as a taxicab service without a license.

Atlanta police are investigating a kidnapping and robbery Thursday morning in Buckhead, according to a report from our media affiliate CBS46. Police said a 35-year-old man came home from work on Mathieson Road in Atlanta and noticed three men get out of their car and approach him. The men, one of them carrying a shotgun, forced him into an orange Dodge Neon and drove him to two bank ATMs and two gas station ATMs and made him withdraw a total of $700. According to police, the victim was then brought back to his house where the men ransacked it. Nothing of value was found at the home, but they made the victim write a check for $2,5000 to someone. The men then left the home with the victim once more and dropped him off on Peachtree Road, about a mile from his home. The men took the victim’s car, a dark green 2000 Honda Civic with Georgia tag # BUJ 0596.

The City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA) had given $65,000 to Zoo Atlanta for three projects: $22,000 towards a bio-filtration system for the otters exhibit; $18,000 towards a bio-filtration system for the flamingos exhibit; and $25,000 for upgrades to the picnic area. The bio-filtration systems for the flamingos and otters exhibits more effectively skims particulate matter in the water for cleaner water quality and clearer water clarity, allowing for more healthy habitats for the animals. Upgrades to the picnic area include ground and drainage improvements to help with future stormwater management.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.