1 injured after Atlanta parking deck collapses again
ATLANTA — One person was injured Saturday after an Atlanta parking garage collapsed for the second day in a row, officials said.Crews responded to the deck at the intersection of West Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue in Midtown shortly after 1 p.m., Atlanta police spokeswoman Marla Jean Rooker told AJC.com.One person was trapped in the collapse, officials said. They were rescued and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with leg injuries.“We believe there was only one person injured,” Rooker said. “Everybody else is accounted for.”The deck, which is under construction, also collapsed Friday, inju...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Par Funding threatened violence, trashed reputations after businesses took out loans at brutal interest rates, borrowers say
When two beefy men cornered Dwayne Stewart in a Wawa parking lot in Pennsauken, N.J. last year, he was worried. But he never dreamed it could be related to his business loan.In 2019, he and his partner had borrowed roughly $50,000 from a Philadelphia cash-advance lender, Par Funding, to keep their small transportation business afloat.When the lender said they fell behind in payment, the firm declared them in default and unexpectedly froze $29,000 in his partner’s business bank account. Sums of $200 to $300 a day began disappearing from Stewart’s own accounts, withdrawn by Par Funding without h...
The Philadelphia Inquirer