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Police searching for man they say groped 3 people around GSU campus

Georgia State University police are searching for a man they say groped three women around campus. 

Channel 2's Audrey Washington is live on the Georgia State University Campus in downtown Atlanta where she spoke to students who learned about the assaults through a university alert. 

GSU police sent Washington surveillance photos of the man they believe is the suspect. It is unclear whether he is a student. 

We'll have a LIVE report from the GSU campus for Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

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Atlanta Braves tickets for NLDS now on sale

The Atlanta Braves are fighting to win their division, but playoff tickets are officially on sale today. 

Fans can now purchase tickets for the National League Division Series, which begins Thursday Oct. 4. 

The Braves currently sit 5.5 games ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East and their magic number to clinch the division is seven. 

The Braves will host the Phillies for their final home series of the regular season starting Thursday. 

We're talking to fans excited for the team's first postseason appearance in 5 years on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

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Police searching for man they say groped 3 people around GSU campus

Georgia State University police are searching for a man they say groped three women around campus. 

Channel 2's Audrey Washington is live on the Georgia State University Campus in downtown Atlanta where she spoke to students who learned about the assaults through a university alert. 

GSU police sent Washington surveillance photos of the man they believe is the suspect. It is unclear whether he is a student. 

We'll have a LIVE report from the GSU campus for Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

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1 killed in crash on I-85 North in Gwinnett

One person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash that gridlocked I-85 in Gwinnett County for hours during the Wednesday morning commute. 

All lanes of I-85 North near Pleasant Hill Road were reopened just before 10 a.m. after authorities wrapped up their investigation. Multiple lanes of the interstate were shut down shortly before 7 a.m., impacting traffic in both directions, according to Triple Team Traffic. 

We're working to learn more about the accident for updates on Channel 2 Action News.

At the peak of the morning rush, only one HOT lane was getting by.

Gwinnett police were leading the investigation into the cause of the crash. Police have not identified the victim.
GCFD has confirmed that there is 1 fatality in this crash. Details about how this crash happened is still being investigated. https://t.co/mkJg8j0Zmt — Gwinnett Police Dept (@GwinnettPd) September 19, 2018

At the peak of the morning rush, only one HOT lane was getting by. 

Northbound traffic is still recovering. Delays stretch back to I-285, according to the Triple Team Traffic. 

 

Two Atlanta businesses among America's best companies to work for, report says

When it comes to employee satisfaction, not all companies are on the same playing field. 

In fact, according to analysts over at 24/7 Wall St., “while employee satisfaction should be the cornerstone of every serious company’s business model, only a handful of businesses excel at maintaining high employee morale.”

To determine the nation’s best companies to work for, researchers at the finance site independently pooled together employee ratings and testimonials from Glassdoor.com, honing in on American companies with a minimum of 2,000 reviews on the recruitment database.

The 24/7 Wall St. report only included businesses with ratings of 4.1 or higher. And of the 18 companies on the list, two Atlanta-based businesses made the cut.

Boston-based Bain & Company, a consulting firm known to prioritize a work-life balance, was deemed the most beloved among employees.

In addition to offering workers high salaries, Bain & Company’s global impact and professional development, plus high approval ratings for leadership, all added to employee morale.

Tech giants Facebook and Google, both headquartered in California, rounded out the top three.

The two Atlanta businesses on the list — Delta Air Lines and Insight Global— ranked 13th and 15th respectively.

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Approximately 85 percent of the airline’s employees said they would recommend Delta as a workplace, and 79 percent of Insight Global employees felt the same way about their staffing company.

This isn’t the first time Delta Air Lines has been in the spotlight for winning over the hearts of their employees. Last year, Indeed.com ranked it the 11th best place to work in the country. Before that, the Atlanta company was recognized among Forbes’ best employers in America list.

Insight Global also earned high honors last year when Comparably.com ranked it one of the best American employers for women based on anonymous employee sentiment ratings.

Here are the 18 top-scoring companies on 24/7 Wall St.’s analysis:
  1. Bain & Company (Boston)
  2. Facebook (Menlo Park, California)
  3. Google (Mountain View, California)
  4. LinkedIn (Sunnyvale, California)
  5. Salesforce (San Francisco)
  6. McKinsey & Company (New York)
  7. Manpower (Milwaukee)
  8. Uber (San Francisco)
  9. VMware (Palo Alto, California)
  10. Intuit (Palo Alto, California)
  11. Adobe (Mountain View, California)
  12. Vector Marketing (Olean, New York)
  13. Delta Air Lines (Atlanta)
  14. Microsoft (Redmond, Washington)
  15. Insight Global (Atlanta)
  16. H-E-B (San Antonio)
  17. Keller Williams (Austin, Texas)
  18. Trader Joe’s (Monrovia, California)

Explore the full ranking at 247wallst.com .

This article was written by Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Two Atlanta businesses among America's best companies to work for, report says

When it comes to employee satisfaction, not all companies are on the same playing field. 

In fact, according to analysts over at 24/7 Wall St., “while employee satisfaction should be the cornerstone of every serious company’s business model, only a handful of businesses excel at maintaining high employee morale.”

To determine the nation’s best companies to work for, researchers at the finance site independently pooled together employee ratings and testimonials from Glassdoor.com, honing in on American companies with a minimum of 2,000 reviews on the recruitment database.

The 24/7 Wall St. report only included businesses with ratings of 4.1 or higher. And of the 18 companies on the list, two Atlanta-based businesses made the cut.

Boston-based Bain & Company, a consulting firm known to prioritize a work-life balance, was deemed the most beloved among employees.

In addition to offering workers high salaries, Bain & Company’s global impact and professional development, plus high approval ratings for leadership, all added to employee morale.

Tech giants Facebook and Google, both headquartered in California, rounded out the top three.

The two Atlanta businesses on the list — Delta Air Lines and Insight Global— ranked 13th and 15th respectively.

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Approximately 85 percent of the airline’s employees said they would recommend Delta as a workplace, and 79 percent of Insight Global employees felt the same way about their staffing company.

This isn’t the first time Delta Air Lines has been in the spotlight for winning over the hearts of their employees. Last year, Indeed.com ranked it the 11th best place to work in the country. Before that, the Atlanta company was recognized among Forbes’ best employers in America list.

Insight Global also earned high honors last year when Comparably.com ranked it one of the best American employers for women based on anonymous employee sentiment ratings.

Here are the 18 top-scoring companies on 24/7 Wall St.’s analysis:
  1. Bain & Company (Boston)
  2. Facebook (Menlo Park, California)
  3. Google (Mountain View, California)
  4. LinkedIn (Sunnyvale, California)
  5. Salesforce (San Francisco)
  6. McKinsey & Company (New York)
  7. Manpower (Milwaukee)
  8. Uber (San Francisco)
  9. VMware (Palo Alto, California)
  10. Intuit (Palo Alto, California)
  11. Adobe (Mountain View, California)
  12. Vector Marketing (Olean, New York)
  13. Delta Air Lines (Atlanta)
  14. Microsoft (Redmond, Washington)
  15. Insight Global (Atlanta)
  16. H-E-B (San Antonio)
  17. Keller Williams (Austin, Texas)
  18. Trader Joe’s (Monrovia, California)

Explore the full ranking at 247wallst.com .

This article was written by Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

DeKalb Senate candidate claims people voted after polls closed

A DeKalb Senate candidate who lost is suing after she claims people voted even after polls closed.

Sabrina McKenzie is suing DeKalb County elections officials over her defeat in the May primary.

She lost by 111 votes to Senate minority leader Steve Henson.

She claims people in at least one precinct were allowed to vote after polls closed.

She also says some voters got the wrong ballots.

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Two Atlanta businesses among America's best companies to work for, report says High school student charged with exposing himself, assaulting female classmate Man accused of killing golfer made disturbing comments before her death, police say

 

DeKalb Senate candidate claims people voted after polls closed

A DeKalb Senate candidate who lost is suing after she claims people voted even after polls closed.

Sabrina McKenzie is suing DeKalb County elections officials over her defeat in the May primary.

She lost by 111 votes to Senate minority leader Steve Henson.

She claims people in at least one precinct were allowed to vote after polls closed.

She also says some voters got the wrong ballots.

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Two Atlanta businesses among America's best companies to work for, report says High school student charged with exposing himself, assaulting female classmate Man accused of killing golfer made disturbing comments before her death, police say

 

FBI: Armed robber hitting business in morning, late evening hours likely to strike again

Federal agents are looking for a man they say robbed local businesses in the morning with shoppers just feet away and they fear he will do it again.

Authorities said the robber hit stores in Clayton, Fulton and Rockdale counties within a 9-day period.

Hear from the FBI about how he commits the crimes, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning.

Video captured the man robbing a Dollar General. 

Authorities said the crimes have happened in the mornings and late evenings.   

High school student charged with exposing himself, assaulting female classmate

A North Cobb High School student is facing serious charges for alleged sex crimes on campus.

Brian Salinas, 17, was arrested Monday morning because school police said he exposed himself last Tuesday in the hallways.

An arrest warrant Channel 2 Action News obtained outlines disturbing allegations made against Salinas.

School police said the teen also grabbed a girl "by the arm and dragged her into a boys' bathroom," where the girl was forced to touch him.

Local parents Channel 2's Matt Johnson spoke with said they were bothered by the allegations and wondered how it could happen during school hours.

"I'm shocked. It's disturbing, to say the least," Shondra Pruitt said. "I would want to think that teachers and faculty can look out for things. It all comes from home first."

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Another student notified school officials when he saw both students inside of the boys' bathroom.

School police investigated and charged Salinas as an adult last Thursday with misdemeanor public indecency and simple battery.

Some parents hope the charges are a way to continue the conversation about sexual conduct on school campuses.

"That type of thing has no place in a school building, in a school atmosphere," Pruitt said.

Salinas bonded out of jail Monday.

Johnson reached out to Salinas' family to try and get an understanding of his state of mind during the alleged crimes.

They said they do not wish to give any information at this time.

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