Nick Wiltgen (Photo courtesy The Weather Channel)
Nick Wiltgen (Photo courtesy The Weather Channel)

UPDATE: The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that the death of Weather Channel meteorologist Nicholas Wiltgen was by suicide. Atlanta Police and local police initially reported that Wiltgen had died after suffering a heart attack and crashing his car through a wall at the parking deck at Colony Square in Midtown on Sunday. According to CBS46, witnesses said the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed before hitting the wall. The vehicle broke through the wall and ended up in the W Hotel storage area, where it hit another person. The examiner’s report said Wiltgen, 39, died from brain and head trauma from the crash.

MARTA held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at its Brady Facility — a $50 million, state-of-the-art construction project to house Mobility (paratransit) vehicles in addition to more than 400 employees, 15 repair bays, five fueling stations, three vehicle-washing bays and an employee wellness center. When the facility was built in 1974, it served as MARTA’s base for bus and maintenance operations. In 1997, the site was converted for MARTA’s Mobility vehicles and has not had any substantial renovations in nearly 20 years. The facility is located on the Westside, not far from the Westside Provisions District.

The Atlanta City Council’s Transportation Committee will hold its third and final meeting regarding the city’s on-street parking management operation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Martin Luther King, Sr. Community Resources Complex, 101 Jackson Street NE. The city is currently contracting with PARKatlanta, a private vendor, for on-street parking enforcement services but is considering issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for companies that want the city’s business when PARKatlanta’s contract expires this year or taking over management again. Residents who can’t make the meeting are encouraged to submit questions and concerns via  email to atlantacouncil@atlantaga.gov; via Twitter to @ATLCouncil using hashtag #parkatlanta2016; via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/atlantacitycouncil; or by calling (404) 330-6823 or (404) 330-6775.

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.