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Driver crashes into mail truck, residential home in DeKalb Co.

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The DeKalb County home owner returned home to quite the surprise Saturday evening. 

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Vote is made official in Atlanta mayor's race: Bottoms wins Video included

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Election officials have certified the results of Atlanta's mayoral election runoff, finally making the numbers official in Keisha Lance Bottoms' victory over Mary Norwood. 

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Uber driver accused of rape makes first appearance in court

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The Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old went before a judge Saturday morning. 

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Six Flags Over Georgia sets world record for most Christmas pickle ornaments placed on Christmas tree

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Six Flags Over Georgia set a new world record for the Most Christmas Pickle Ornaments placed on Christmas Trees during the park's 4th annual Holiday in the Park wintertime celebration. 

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Kemp back in LA, Gonzalez out in 5-player deal with Braves

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Matt Kemp is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves that includes cash.

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Georgia theme park offers free tickets for eating crickets

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A Georgia theme park is offering guests a free ticket if they eat a cricket.

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2 kids killed in Butts County fire after rescue attempts fail

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Two children were killed in a house fire in Butts County Friday after attempts to rescue them failed.

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Police: Man shot while in his apartment

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He opened the door, two black males shot him, took $80 and fled the scene.

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1 dead, police looking to identify five men seen near crime scene

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Police say the shooting occurred Nov. 3 just before midnight on Martin Luther King Boulevard. 

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Mayor of Georgia town demands cemetery be desegregated

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The mayor of a south Georgia town has joined protesters who are demanding a cemetery be desegregated in the town of mostly African Americans. 

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State troopers talk UGA security detail

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The march to the championship will be a thrill for coaches, players and fans of the University of Georgia on New Year's Day. Not to mention a couple of state troopers who serve as security detail for the coaching staff and team.

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Washington D.C. post office headquarters asks Metro-Atlanta mail customers to report late deliveries Video included

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If you're expecting Christmas cards or letters that should have gotten to you days ago, you are not alone. 

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Couple launches foundation to help families of transplant patients

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The Cumming couple launched a foundation in their son's honor that provides free apartments to families to make sure they can be close to their loved one and the hospital. 

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Child caught stealing expensive handbag from Versace store

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A young girl is caught on camera stealing a handbag from a high-end store at Phipps Plaza. 

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UPS worker struck by tractor-trailer at loading dock

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According to the DeKalb County Police, a UPS worker was struck by a tractor-trailer backing into a loading dock at the UPS facility in Doraville.  

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Jeezy talks to CBS 46 about new album, 'Pressure' Video included

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Rapper Jeezy is making the rounds to promote his new album, “Pressure.” 

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North Carolina suspect connected to fatal drive-by shooting arrested in Georgia

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Malcolm Artis, 22, was arrested by Special Agents at a home in Lithia Springs, December 14.

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Former Uber driver turns himself in after fatally striking crossing guard Video included

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Cobb County Police have arrested a man they say fatally struck a crossing guard who was helping children get to school. 

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Amazon donates $15,000 of essential items and toys to HOPE Atlanta

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Amazon hand-delivered thousands of dollars worth of toys, clothes, and essential items to children and families at HOPE Atlanta, December 14. 

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Uber driver arrested in rape of 16-year-old girl

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An Uber driver faces a rape charge after investigators say he attacked an intoxicated 16-year-old passenger.

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Two in custody after shots fired following argument with parking attendant

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Two men have been arrested after a dispute with a parking attendant near a bar in Buckhead early Friday morning.

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Drivers sentenced in crash that killed three children

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Two people involved in a crash that killed three children on Moreland Avenue in Atlanta more than two years ago are headed to prison. 

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Recount doesn't significantly alter Atlanta mayoral race

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A recount in the Atlanta mayoral election runoff hasn't altered results significantly. Election officials in two counties that include parts of Atlanta on Thursday recounted the ballots cast on Dec. 5.

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UGA bus driver arrested in campus carry mix up

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It's the first example of a person with a concealed carry permit getting arrested on one of Georgia's college campuses since new laws were enacted in July.

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Bakery manager fulfills sweet pastry order for UGA football legend

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The march to the championship gets sweeter by the day for UGA fans. The manager of a local bakery is a fourth-generation Bulldog who fulfilled a super sweet pastry order for a Georgia football legend.

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On run for years before capture, man convicted in slaying

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A man who spent nearly eight years on the run after a slaying in Atlanta has been convicted and sentenced to prison.

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KSU President Sam Olens to step down effective Feb. 15, 2018 Video included

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According to the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens announced he will step down as president effective Feb. 15, 2018. 

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Men posing as police accused of armed home invasion in Marietta

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An alarming wake up call occurred for four people near the Mills Creek Court neighborhood in Marietta after four people in a home say men posing as police kicked in their door, tied them up and robbed them in a home invasion.

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Child injured after school bus crash in Hall County

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A child was injured after a crash involving a loaded school bus in Hall County Thursday. The accident occurred on McEver Road at Vineyard Way.

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Gwinnett County woman becomes first Latina to win Miss Georgia Video included

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As is tradition in Latino culture, I was welcomed into Marianny Egurrola’s home with something to drink. 

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