News Roundup | 4.19.17

I-20 Restored After Highway Buckle

ATLANTA — The westbound side of I-20 was temporarily closed April 17 after a portion of the two left lanes buckled between Gresham and Candler Roads, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Police initially reported that a damaged gas line caused the buckle, but DeKalb County Police spokesman Maj. Stephen Fore later reported that there is no evidence of a gas leak. Two right lanes on the highway were reopened Monday evening, and the remaining two left lanes were repaired yesterday morning, according to 11Alive.

 

Buford Highway Reopens after Bridge Fire

ATLANTA— A debris fire started under Peachtree Creek Bridge around 9:30 p.m. April 17, causing the affected portion of the highway between North Druid Hills and West Druid Hills to close while firefighters verified the highway’s structural integrity, WSB-TV reported. The firefighters verified the highway’s structural integrity, and the bridge reopened shortly before midnight that evening.

 

Man Killed in Facebook Live Video Shooting

CLEVELAND— Steve Stevens, 37, shot Robert Godwin Sr., 74, in a Facebook Live video Sunday, according to The New York Times. Stevens was spotted April 18 in Pennsylvania, after which he shot himself following his car spinning out of control during a police pursuit, The Guardian reported. The incident sparked debate over Facebook’s role in crimes committed over live video, and Facebook Vice President of Global Operations and Media Partnerships Justin Osofsky stated “We know we need to do better” in a public post addressing Facebook users’ ability to report such videos, The Times reported.  

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