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🌱 Teen Fatally Shot + Local Missing Woman + Atlanta Traffic Stats

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Hello, Atlanta! I’m here in your inbox today to tell you everything you need to know about what’s going on in town. In today’s issue, you’ll find…

  • Teenager fatally shot near skating rink
  • Police searching for missing woman with dementia who left her care facility in southwest Atlanta
  • Atlanta drivers spent over 70 hours waiting in traffic last year

But first, today’s weather:

Decreasing clouds and breezy. High: 48 Low: 28.


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Here are the top four stories in Atlanta today:

  1. A teenager was fatally shot on Saturday night near the Cascade Family Skating Rink. Atlanta police officers found 13-year-old Deshon DuBose with multiple gunshot wounds; DuBose was pronounced dead at Grady Hospital. Homicide detectives are currently investigating the shooting. (11Alive.com WXIA)
  2. Zoo Atlanta is now accepting reservations for its “Wild at Heart” Valentine’s Day Dinner. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Feb. 14, guests can enjoy an elegant dinner overlooking the Zoo Savanna, followed by animal presentations and dancing. To learn more or get your tickets, visit the Zoo Atlanta website. (Gwinnettdailypost.com)
  3. Police are looking for a woman with dementia who went missing yesterday from her care facility in southwest Atlanta. Rosa Tate was last seen around the Capitol View area in a black jacket, green shirt, camouflage-print leggings, and white shoes, and is still missing as of Sunday evening. Anyone who has seen Tate or has information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Atlanta Police Department’s homicide/missing persons unit at 404-546-4235.(FOX 5 Atlanta)
  4. Atlanta drivers waited in traffic for over 70 hours on average last year, according to a new report from Inrix. The north and east sides of I-285 were marked as significant “trouble spots.” The author notes that the city has not yet reached pre-pandemic levels of travel, meaning that time spent on the road could increase this year. (FOX 5 Atlanta)

Today in Atlanta:


From my notebook:

  • Wondering what to do this week? Fill your calendar with upcoming metro Atlanta events, from ice skating at Pullman Yards to wild encounters at Zoo Atlanta. (FOX 5 Atlanta)
  • Calling all house hunters: Five new houses have just hit the Atlanta metro housing market, including 951 Delmar Avenue SE, a gorgeous 3,954 sq. ft. property with six bedrooms and five bathrooms. Get the full details in Patch’s latest real estate roundup. (Atlanta Patch)

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Lauren Kubiak

About me: Lauren is a freelance copywriter for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. She graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She is a full-time editor at an association management firm, editing peer-reviewed nursing journals, textbooks, and newsletters.


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