Atlanta people and places

Super Bowl security: from protests to prostitution, authorities are ready

3:00 pm Feb. 1, 2017

HOUSTON – Fans headed to the Super Bowl should expect to see lots of strict security measures and a flood of law enforcement personnel, but the measures they don’t see are just as key.

“We hope you don’t see us this week,” Perrye K. Turner, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Houston Division, said during a join news conference with local and federal officials, “but have no doubt we are

We asked Erin Andrews who’d win DWTS: Matt Ryan or Tom Brady?

7:03 am Feb. 1, 2017

HOUSTON – One of this week’s Super Bowl events here was a chance for the media to interview itself.

Specifically, a shot at the Fox broadcast team that’ll provide commentary and analysis during the game: Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson..

And Erin Andrews. We got a minute with the Renaissance woman who works the sidelines but also hosts “Dancing With the Stars.” Naturally we asked who’d win DWTS: Atlanta Falcons QB Matt

Who was Sam Houston?

1:38 pm Jan. 31, 2017

This week seemed like a good time to do a little research.

Houston was born March 2, 1793, near Lexington, Va., the fifth of nine children. His father, Maj. Samuel Houston, fought in the Revolutionary War

Why Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is cheering for the Patriots

8:58 am Jan. 31, 2017

HOUSTON – This is Olympian Simone Biles’ hometown, and we caught up with the gold medalist on opening day of Super Bowl week.

When we spotted America’s most decorated gymnast wearing red and black, he figured for for sure she was a Falcons fan.

Not so fast, we found out..

Video by Ryon Horne.

MORE: Comic actor JB Smoove had more fun than anyone at Super Bowl opening night

Check out Lady Gaga’s end zone moves


Check out Lady Gaga’s end zone dance!

5:30 am Jan. 31, 2017

HOUSTON – Lady Gaga performs at halftime during Super Bowl 51, and she’s already perfected her end zone dance.

Sunday’s showcase performance follows her impressive rendition of the National Anthem at the 2016 game.

She’s been giving fans an idea of her pregame prep via social media posts.

“Time to go. It’s showtime. And it’s the one you’ve always been dreaming of,” she tweeted, helpfully adding the hashtages #SB51

Comic actor JB Smoove is having more fun than anybody at Super Bowl opening night 

9:57 pm Jan. 30, 2017

HOUSTON – Falcons and Patriots players, media pundits and fancy sports figures are all here at Minute Maid Park for Super Bowl Opening Night.

Dedicated fans eager for a glimpse of (and perhaps a selfie with?) their sports heroes have filed into the stands while journalists mill around trying for a word with this guy or that. A concert and fireworks are coming next and judging from the vat of earplugs