ATLANTA (AP) — Homeless veterans and other chronically homeless people are being helped by the hundreds in Atlanta, a city that for years has struggled to keep people off the streets.
The city is well on its way to meeting its goal of finding homes for 800 people this year, with already more than 700 in homes.
Jake Maguire, communications director for the 100,000 Homes Campaign, says Atlanta is a true turnaround story that has made a great deal of progress in a short time frame. The campaign is a national group working to find permanent homes for 100,000 of the nation's most vulnerable homeless.
Veterans are getting help from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, too. Nationally, the VA is increasingly viewing homelessness as a permanent problem — not a temporary one.
PIERCE, Neb. (AP) — Car buffs from across the world have converged on a small northeast Nebraska town for the first day of a vintage Chevrolet auction, which includes about 50 with fewer than 20 miles on their odometers.
Bidding for the highest-profile vehicles was expected to begin around 11:30 a.m. Saturday in a field just west of Pierce. An estimated 10,000 people were expected to attend the weekend event.
The collection belonged to Ray Lambrecht and his wife, who ran the Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership from 1946 until their retirement in 1996.
Lambrecht rarely sold cars or pickups that were more than a year old.
While most dealers lowered prices to move inventory, Lambrecht assumed the older cars would appreciate over time, so he stashed them in warehouses, at his farm and other spots
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Officials say up to five people have died after a car spun out and burst into flames early Saturday morning in Burbank, Calif., trapping people inside.
There was one survivor found about 50 yards from the burning Nissan when police arrived on the scene around 4 a.m. Sergeant Darin Ryburn says the 18-year-old woman was taken to Los Angeles County Medical Center. Fire Battalion Chief Ron Barone said paramedics reported smelling alcohol on her breath. It's unclear how she ended up outside the vehicle.
Ryburn says speed appears to be a factor in the crash.
The flames from the fire spread to nearby trees and brush and Barone says they were doused within moments of firefighter's arriving.