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Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol Video included

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Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now. More>>

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Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99

In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, is interviewed at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, is interviewed at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.
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Evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham has died at his home in North Carolina at age 99, according to his spokesman. 

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Newnan man diagnosed with dementia missing since Sunday

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The Coweta County's Sheriff's office is asking for the community's help in locating an elderly who hasn't been seen since leaving his home Sunday night. 

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Woman charged with arson after several Hiram homes destroyed by fire Video included

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Police have arrested a woman and charged her with 14 counts of arson after multiple homes in a Hiram community were destroyed by a Sunday morning fire.

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Early burst of spring aggravates allergy sufferers

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Before most people even notice buds on the trees, seasonal allergy sufferers feel it. Allergy season is here, and these warm days we're experiencing only make conditions worse.

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"Moms Demand Action" protest on steps of Capitol

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As the debate on gun legislation continues to dominate conversation after a school shooting in Florida left 17 dead, the group "Moms Demand Action" hit the steps of the state capitol in protest on Wednesday.

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Former President Jimmy Carter releases statement on passing of Rev. Billy Graham Video included

In a Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) In a Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter issued a statement on Wednesday after the passing of Rev. Billy Graham.

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APD officer in stable condition after crashing vehicle during chase

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An Atlanta Police officer is hospitalized after he crashed his cruiser into a utility pole Wednesday morning during a chase involving a stolen vehicle. 

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Man fatally struck by vehicle while running across highway

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A man is dead after being struck while walking along I-285 in DeKalb County early Wednesday morning.

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Atlanta aims to remove title of "sex trafficking capital of the U.S."

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Over a million children, between the ages of 12 and 14, are sold into sex trafficking operations every year. 

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Governor proposes slashing taxes after federal 'windfall'

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal
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The governor and lawmakers have announced a proposal to slash income taxes in Georgia in response to federal tax changes passed in December. 

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Man's body recovered from Chattahoochee River

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The search for a missing man in Sandy Springs has been called off after his body was recovered from the Chattahoochee River Tuesday morning.

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Cobb Co. plan to house homeless vets getting blow back from residents

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Residents in Smyrna are at odds with a plan in Cobb County to provide temporary housing for homeless veterans, saying they weren't even consulted about the plan. 

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Fluent in Spanish and need a job? Head to Gwinnett County

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If you're fluent in Spanish and are looking for a job, you're in luck! The first of several events to hire Spanish-speaking poll workers for the upcoming election kicks off.  

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Uber Eats driver accused of fatally shooting man in Buckhead surrenders to police, in custody Video included

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A 30-year-old man has died after being shot several times following a dispute with an Uber Eats driver on Saturday in Buckhead.

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Floyd County schools debate arming teachers

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The Floyd County school board is researching a pitch that would allow teachers to carry guns on campus. 

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Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

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Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls. More>>

Van smashes into cement outcrop; Why you need collision coverage Video included

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At least four drivers sustained serious damage to their cars when they collided with a cement outcrop in the middle of a Lilburn shopping center parking lot. 

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Psychologist accused of inappropriately touching a little girl

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Southern Psychological Associates is closed until further notice because it’s clinical director and co-owner is in jail. 

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Homicide suspect caught on surveillance

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The suspect in this case was seen running from the scene and is considered armed and dangerous. 

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Coca Cola CEO pulls Atlanta's business elite together in 1964 to honor Dr. King

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It's hard to believe the city's rich history of inclusion and integration was in jeopardy in 1964. Today's skyline might look very different if it weren't for executives at the Coca Cola Company.

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Wild hogs to be trapped or hunted

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Licensed bow hunter Scott Sellers knows a thing or two about feral pigs. 

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700+ DeKalb County, APS students see Black Panther Video included

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The Movie Tavern in Tucker transformed into an African nation on Tuesday for more than 700 students from Dekalb County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools.  

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Senate votes to move Stockbridge split to House Video included

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The proposal to split Stockbridge is moving ahead in the state capital. State lawmakers voted for the issue to pass and move to the House, Tuesday.  

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Teen fatally shot as he walks with friends through church parking lot Video included

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A 19-year-old is dead after he was shot Monday night as he walked with three friends through a church parking lot to a convenience store.

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Atlanta mayor transfers deeds to APS Video included

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Dozens of schools that were in the hands of the City of Atlanta are returning to the Atlanta Public School System. 

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Fergie says 'tried my best' after national anthem blowback

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Fergie tried something a little different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering. More>>

Feral pigs run hog wild in Decatur Video included

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Feral animals have been running hog wild in their neighborhood for the past six weeks and it’s all caught on video. 

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Marijuana and AR-15 rifles found in trunk during traffic stop

Marques Chavez. (Source: Butt's County Sheriff's Office0 Marques Chavez. (Source: Butt's County Sheriff's Office0
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Following a vehicle search, one pound of marijuana and two AR-15 rifles were located in the trunk.

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Suspect in custody after shots fired during standoff

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Police have a man in custody following a standoff at a Lamar County apartment complex early Tuesday morning. 

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Body found wrapped in plastic along DeKalb County roadway

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Police are trying to determine the identity of a body found wrapped in plastic along a DeKalb County roadway early Tuesday morning. 

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Florida homicide suspect surrenders in Alpharetta

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A nationwide manhunt is over after a suspect in a Florida homicide surrendered himself to authorities in Alpharetta on Monday.

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Bulletproof backpacks the reality for students in 2018 America

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Student safety is forcing parents to consider all actions to ensure their children are safe when heading off to school, and that includes buying bulletproof backpacks.

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House party turns deadly in DeKalb County

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The homeowner was having a birthday party attended by more than 70 people in the 2300 block of Clifton Springs Manor. 

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Confrontation between GSU students leads to stabbing

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One Georgia State University student is hospitalized while another has been arrested following a confrontation at a GSU student housing building in northeast Atlanta. 

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Georgia lawmakers looking to adopt hate crime legislation

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As Georgia remains one of the only states in the U.S. without hate crime legislation, lawmakers are looking to change that with two bills currently being debated at the state capitol. 

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