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Georgia Supreme Court bans adult businesses in Sandy Springs from selling alcohol

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On Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, there are several adult entertainment businesses that have been operating for decades.  

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Animal bites on the rise in Georgia

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The Georgia Poison Center wants people to be aware of animal bites and the possibility of rabies. 

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Jury selection begins in torturous murder of black man in 1983

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Jury selection will begin Monday for two men accused in the brutal murder of a black man in rural Spalding County 35 years ago.

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Cobb County residents could be hit with higher taxes

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Folks who live in Cobb County may soon get hit with higher taxes. With a $453 million budget, the chairman wants to increase taxes to save some major services in the county. 

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Jeezy, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms mentor boys at Steve Harvey's annual camp

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Television personality Steve Harvey spent this Father's Day mentoring to hundreds of teen boys. 

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Iconic Atlanta Varsity restaurant celebrates 90th anniversary

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An iconic Atlanta eatery is celebrating a milestone. The Varsity, known for its hot dogs and chili cheese burgers is turning 90 years old.  

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First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

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First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border, hopes country is one that 'governs with heart'. More>>

Standoff at DeKalb County motel comes to an end, suspect in custody Video included

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A standoff at a DeKalb County hotel has come to an end after police took a robbery suspect that had holed himself up inside a room at the hotel into custody.

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Grandma attacked, kills bobcat with bare hands

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A north Georgia grandma killed a rabid bobcat with her bare hands. She was attacked in her driveway as her 5-year-old granddaughter slept inside. 

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Four injured in fire at Family Dollar in DeKalb County

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Crews battled a blaze that injured four people at a Family Dollar location in DeKalb County.

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Atlanta man, Cartersville man both drown in separate incidents off Florida Panhandle beach

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Two Georgia men drowned in separate incidents off a Florida Panhandle beach. 

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Ceiling crashes down onto children at DeKalb Co. apartment

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The entire ceiling of a DeKalb County apartment came crashing down onto several children attending a birthday party inside the unit. 

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Clayton County PD searching for serial rapist Video included

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A serial rapist is on the loose in Metro Atlanta. 

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Michael Jackson’s elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo

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An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo. 

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Two children killed at South Creek Mud Boggin'

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A driver competing in the South Creek Mud Boggin' on Saturday may be facing charges after losing control of his vehicle and killing two children. 

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Deceased woman found in vehicle in South Fulton

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The 22-year-old woman was located in the 1000 block of Buckhurst Drive at 1:10 a.m.

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Couple defends themselves against armed attackers at Kroger

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Three people were shot near the Kroger grocery store on Wesley Chapel Road.

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Restaurant Report Card: Olive Bistro scores 58; Smoke House BBQ wins Golden Spatula

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Here in the south, we love our BBQ and I found some of the best in the entire state.

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Developers uncover one of Atlanta's oldest cemeteries Video included

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Planners trying to make Atlanta a more walkable and connected city have stumbled across a piece of history. They are now rethinking how they'll use an old green space in Buckhead in order to preserve one of the city's oldest cemeteries. 

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Metro Atlanta Boys and Girls Club prepares kids for success

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At the Thomasville Boys and Girls club in southeast Atlanta, young children are learning to become successful young adults.

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Cobb Co. NAACP preps for Juneteenth celebration Video included

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For 15 years, there's been a Juneteenth celebration in Cobb County. But organizers say many people still don't know the meaning behind it.  

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Cobb County launches hands-free awareness campaign Video included

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Georgia's new hands free law is set to take effect July 1 and local law enforcement is getting the word out, so you won't get a ticket.

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New scooter company wants Atlanta residents to get "Muving" Video included

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People in Atlanta will soon see a new electric scooter on the streets.

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Atlanta animator creates superheroes with disabilities Video included

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From 'Black Panther' to 'A Wrinkle in Time' film studios have shown a recent commitment to diversity in cast and characters.  

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Protesters gather outside Waffle House HQ demanding apology Video included

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Protesters marched to the Waffle House headquarters in Gwinnett County Friday and gathered at the main gates, demanding an apology from the restaurant chain after recent arrests which they claim were racially motivated.

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Gwinnett County man charged with murder of woman found dead in Gwinnett Place Mall

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The Gwinnett County Police Homicide Unit have charged a 21-year-old man in the death of 19-year-old Silling Man, the former Georgia State University student found dead in the Gwinnett Place Mall on Dec. 21, 2017.

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Man convicted of child molestation sentenced to 30 years in prison

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A Paulding County man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison as part of a plea deal after being convicted of child molestation. 

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Mayor, city officials unveil plan to revitalize Atlanta's west side

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is joined by other city leaders for the "Transform Westside Summit" Friday morning detailing a plan to help revitalize the city's west side.

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"Baby Daddy" card causing serious backlash

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Father's Day is right around the corner and millions of cards will be delivered. But one card in particular has mothers outraged. 

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Family still fights for closure 18 years after Father's Day crash kills son, paralyzes mother

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This Father's Day weekend marks 18 years since a terrible car crash claimed the life of a teenager from Cherokee County and investigators say the man who hit the family's car was in this country illegally. 

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Baby mauled to death by family dog in Forest Park

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A mother is reeling after her 5 month-old baby was mauled to death by the family dog. 

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DeKalb commissioner guilty of sexual harassment declares #MenToo movement

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DeKalb County District 7 Commissioner, Gregory Adams, ended Tuesday's public meeting with some stunning announcements that took everyone by surprise.

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Woman fatally struck and killed by DUI driver while getting mail from mailbox

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A woman who was getting mail from her roadside mailbox is dead after she was struck and killed by a vehicle. 

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Man fatally shot after firing at deputies at Hall County mobile home park

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A man was shot and killed by Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies after firing on them at a mobile home park near Gainesville early Thursday morning. 

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