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Trip to Waffle House turns into math lesson for kids

We profiled students at the Global Village Project in Decatur. CBS46 investigative reporter Sally Sears spent last Christmas with the refugee girls to learn how a trip to Waffle House turned into a math lesson. 

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DeKalb County man responsible for slaughtering goats speaks out

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Concerned about their community, several Stone Mountain homeowners dressed in red Tuesday to alert county officials at a Board of Commissioners meeting about one of their neighbors, Atiba Jones, and his treatment of animals.

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Goats slaughtered in DeKalb County neighborhood

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A man accused of slaughtering goats in his neighborhood and processing the meat for consumption says it was part of a religious holiday. 

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DeKalb County fined $294K for not reporting sewer spills

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The Environmental Protection Agency took action against  DeKalb County this week for problems associated with a number of sanitary sewer spills.

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DeKalb County responds to major sewer spills

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DeKalb County Watershed workers responded to the scene of a major sewer spill on Melanie Court in Decatur Thursday. They cleaned up the mess about 24 hours after CBS46 exposed the problem.

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Major sewer spill threatens DeKalb County homeowners

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Some metro Atlanta homeowners are fed up with raw sewage flowing into their yards every time it rains hard.

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Foul odor surfaces inside Atlanta grocery store

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A foul odor surfaced at a metro Atlanta grocery store this week which disgusted many customers. It’s not the Kroger shopping experience Claudia Knight and others have become accustomed to.

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One of metro Atlanta's worst eyesores still standing

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It’s one of the worst eyesores in metro Atlanta and Ray Richardson works next door to it in DeKalb County. “It’s so big and it’s the first thing you see.  You don’t see everything else around it after you look at it,” Richardson said.

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Suspected Penske gunman not able to stand trial

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On a beautiful day in June, Josh and Amanda Holbrook shared a moment outside together, but a cloud has been hanging over Josh’s life for the past seven years. “I pray for justice all the time, just anything to give us some closure,” Holbrook said.

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Mercedes Benz Stadium roof closes for first time

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The excitement is building for sports fans who made a special trip to Mercedes Benz Stadium on Monday to see the new retractable roof.

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Mercedes Benz Stadium on track to open in August

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Atlanta sports fans are just weeks away from experiencing a one-of-a kind stadium in downtown Atlanta

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Political sign vandals caught on camera

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Jessica Killingsworth could not believe it when her home surveillance camera in Doraville captured a woman pulling up a political sign in her front yard and trashing it.

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City of Conyers clears path to new outdoor trails

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More than 20 miles east of Atlanta, some 15,000 people live in the city of Conyers. This historic town is home to the Georgia International Horse Park and more than 20 miles of outdoor trails.

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The Monastery of the Holy Spirit attracts visitors to Conyers

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For more than 70 years, the Monastery of the Holy Spirit has been a place of peace.

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Cell phone buy back company ordered to reimburse consumers $42 million

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Two years after CBS46 first exposed Cash For iPhones and their questionable business practices, A federal judge in Atlanta has ordered the now defunct cell phone buy back company to reimburse consumers more than $42 million for taking their phones and failing to pay them in full.

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Teens, Trauma & Trouble

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For the past year, our cameras have had unprecedented access in some metro area juvenile courtrooms, watching as youth charged with armed-robbery, gang violence and, in some cases, murder, are processed through the system.

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DeKalb County sheriff under investigation following arrest for indecency

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For the second day in a row, DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann did not report to work. And he has not been seen publicly since his arrest near Piedmont Park over the weekend.

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The legend of the Iron Horse

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The city of Athens is home to the University of Georgia and everything red and black. And when students come to the school, they quickly learn it’s not all about the Dawgs.

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Portable classrooms in Dunwoody not inspected

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Robert Miller began looking into the overcrowding issue a decade ago when his children were forced to learn in trailers. Then he learned the portable classrooms weren't being inspected.

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DeKalb County Code Enforcement cracks down on blight

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DeKalb County Code Enforcement took action against blighted properties on Wednesday issuing 158 citations.

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Nearest fire station unable to respond to I-85 emergency call

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Less than 10 minutes after the 911 call came in about a fire underneath I-85, first responders arrived on scene.

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Storm knocks down tree, killing homeowner in Jackson County

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Caution tape marks the spot of Wednesday night’s lone tragedy caused by severe weather in Georgia. Steve Meredith was just a few doors down when a tree fell on top of a home nearby, killing 29-year-old Jason Combs.

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Roofing company goes out of business after customers stuck with liens

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A metro Atlanta roofing company suddenly went out of business after CBS46 exposed a series of customer complaints two weeks ago.

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Iconic Atlanta restaurant loses its key ingredient

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If you dine at one of Atlanta's most iconic restaurants, you can expect to see some changes. Since 1945, Mary Mac's Tea Room has been setting the standard for southern cooking and hospitality. 

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Eyewitness describes murder of man using Letgo app

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Anthony Foster won’t soon forget the sound of a deadly shooting which rocked his DeKalb County neighborhood.

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Atlanta mayoral candidate may be in violation of state ethics rule

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Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall declared his run for mayor January 20, but according to state ethics rules, Hall hasn't filed all the routine paperwork to stay within ethical guidelines. 

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Gangs becoming massive problem that can't be ignored

Law enforcement tells me gangs in the suburbs have become a massive problem that can no longer be ignored. 

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