Sept. 15: News Briefs & Crime Blotter



Mayor Bottoms announces phase II of reopening

On Sept. 11, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that the City of Atlanta will return back to phase two of reopening the city. In July, Atlanta was in phase one of reopening, but COVID-19 cases soon increased. There are three phases. According to the White House website, phase two is assigned to “states and regions with no evidence of a rebound and that satisfy the gating criteria a second time.” 


Wildfires burn across the west 

According to USA Today, more than 4.5 million acres of land have burned between California, Oregon and Washington. Thousands of homes have been destroyed, tens of thousands of people have been evacuated, and some people are missing. As of Sept. 10, a total of 23 people have died in California, Washington and Oregon due to the wildfires. The air pollution from the wildfires also has a negative effect on COVID-19 cases. 



Kim Jong Un visits a region hit by a flood

Rumors about North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un’s death circulated on the internet since the year began. After undergoing open-heart surgery, the public believed that Kim Jong-un was either dead or in a vegetative state. When he wasn’t present at North Korea’s national holiday celebration, Kim Yo Jong, Kim’s sister, was rumored to take his place. On the week of Sept. 1, Kim was seen for the third time in a month. He visited the Hwanghae province to provide flood relief.


Sept. 4

It’s 5:00 somewhere!

At 11:16 a.m., a non-Georgia State offender was arrested for a liquor law violation.

Sept. 4

“I needed a key to get in the dorm?!”

At 5:58 p.m., a Georgia State student criminally trespassed the University Commons. The case was exceptionally cleared.

Sept. 5

“Does that say N or out?”

A Georgia State student was a victim of attempted theft from a vehicle at 4:56 a.m. on the N Parking Deck. The case is still active. 

Sept. 8

Rise & Shank!

A Georgia State student was a victim of a simple assault at 9:27 a.m. on John Wesley Dobbs. The case is still active.

Sept. 9

You had all day to find a dd.

At 11:19 p.m., a non-Georgia State offender was driving under the influence on Piedmont Avenue. The case was cleared.

Sept. 9

Aww! Hope you don’t commute.

A Georgia State student was a victim of larceny and motor vehicle theft at 8:48 p.m. The case is still active.