Weekly news briefs: Nov. 16


Hit and run leaves woman on the scene

Tracy Mitchell, owner of a DeKalb County taqueria, was arrested Nov. 11 on charges of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and hit and run, according to Atlanta Eater. Mitchell, who cooks and runs Bad Dog Taqueria in DeKalb’s Emory Village, is alleged to have struck and killed a woman with her vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Mitchell turned herself in to DeKalb police on Wednesday evening.



Smokers beware! Smoking at home is threatened by a federal ban

Public housing nationwide could soon fall victim to a smoking prohibition, according to Independent. Federal legislation introduced Nov. 12 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development suggests nearly a million homes across the country should be barred from smoking cigarettes — or anything else. But this has reasonably upset smokers and others who don’t feel the government, which aims to suppress secondhand exposure, has any business poking into their at-home behavior.



Islamic State terrorizes Paris

Three teams of Islamic State terrorists attacked Paris, France on Friday leaving more than 120 people dead in their wake, according to the Associated Press. Attackers stormed Paris’ Bataclan concert hall, where they killed 89 hostages before the assailants were killed. Elsewhere in northern Paris, the other terror squads detonated suicide bombs near a France versus Germany soccer match. At least 350 people are still injured from the attacks and French President Francois Hollande has promised to wage “merciless” war on ISIS.