Atlanta people and places

Dallas police on heightened alert after threat 

7:43 pm Jul. 9, 2016

DALLAS – Police have hurriedly blocked off streets surrounding department headquarters after receiving a “credible” threat.

Authorities aren’t releasing details but rapidly established a perimeter of several blocks around the department.

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T.I. takes part in Atlanta protests

7:49 am Jul. 9, 2016

Rapper-actor-entrepreneur T.I. took part in Atlanta protests Friday night, marching with hundreds of people who gathered to express outrage about police-involved shooting deaths of African Americans.

The crowd gathered at the National Center for Civil and Human

Crowds line up to hug police officers in Dallas

2:43 pm Jul. 8, 2016

DALLAS – Police Chief David Brown received a long and loud round of a applause before he spoke at a midday, citywide prayer service here. Police work is a job where you seldom hear the words “Thank

Grieving Dallas pulls together after police shootings

1:00 pm Jul. 8, 2016

DALLAS, Tex. – This hurting city is bleeding blue today.

“We feel this today,” Dallas Police Chief David Brown during a citywide prayer service. “This is something that you’ve shown us, that you really do care.”

He spoke

U.S. Capitol on lockdown briefly

9:37 am Jul. 8, 2016

The U.S. Capitol was on lockdown and employees were instructed to shelter in place following reports of a person with a gun.

“The Senate sergeant at arms … had earlier issued a lockdown alert for the building