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Poor conditions and ADA concerns plague downtown garage

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Crumbling stairwells---broken elevators---what appears to be human waste---just some of the pictures sent to the Bulldog investigative team by regulars at a downtown Atlanta parking garage, across from the Fulton County building.  

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"Functional" doctors advertise illness reversals for big bucks Video included

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The disclaimers are in the fine print.  But oftentimes--desperate patients have shelled out thousand of dollars before they've realized what they've signed up for.  

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CBS46 Bulldog confronts candidate dodging questions of campaign eligibility

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On Wednesday night, in response to our reporting questioning her eligibility to run, Harris released a statement to supporters, claiming she made a "terrible" mistake when she was 19. But she didn't share the full details of her legal troubles.

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Candidate under fire for eligibility responds to Bulldog investigation

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The Secretary of State's office says they are continuing to investigate the eligibility of a candidate for state office, following a Bulldog investigation.  CBS46 gave Deanna Harris multiple attempts to clear up the confusion yesterday, calling, emailing and visiting her listed home and work addresses.  She released a statement that didn't address our questions directly. Tonight, she released another statement to her supporters, pointing to a statute that she says allows ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Candidate's candidacy in question after Bulldog obtains arrest records Video included

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Deanna Harris is the GOP's candidate for State House District 41, spanning Smyrna to Marietta.

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Cobb D.A. to re-examine bullying case, following Bulldog report Video included

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The Cobb County District Attorney announced Friday, he is re-examining the case of a bullied teen facing criminal charges for fighting back against his attackers. 

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Bullied teen says Cobb County Schools ignored his right to self defense

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Questions are being raised in Cobb County after a bullied teen fights back against his attackers, and is then criminally charged. And more so, the teen's family says his legal right to defend himself was ignored by Cobb County Schools. 

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Questioning lead testing in metro schools Video included

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The Bulldog investigative team has learned a handful of major metro school districts may have unintentionally misidentified the real levels of lead in their drinking water. 

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EXCLUSIVE: High-level Georgia Tech administrators out after internal audit

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Four high-level administrators at Georgia Tech have either resigned or been forced out after an internal audit confirms an array of allegations of financial misuse and executive behavior violating university code or state law.

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EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of GA Tech students data leaked, threats of legal and federal action loom Video included

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The CBS46 Bulldog learned exclusively of an accidental breach of records at Georgia Tech involving everything from grades to home addresses. 

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Disgraced state lawmaker in hiding Video included

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Where is Representative Jason Spencer? He showed his backside on national TV, but doesn't have the guts to show his face. 

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CBS46 investigates: Unfair bonds Video included

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A cautionary tale about the legal system and how it can’t always protect victims of violent crime.

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EXCLUSIVE: Roswell officer who admits speeding, drinking let go during traffic stop

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Exclusive new video obtained Wednesday night by the CBS46 Bulldog shows in more raw detail a March traffic stop by Roswell police pulling over one of their own.

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EXCLUSIVE: Roswell officer pulled over, let go month before 'coin flip' incident Video included

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A March traffic stop by Roswell Police, involving another Roswell officer, is raising questions in light of the "coin flip" arrest currently under internal investigation, the CBS46 Bulldog has learned.

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City of Atlanta overspends millions on settlements Video included

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An exclusive CBS46 Bulldog investigation has revealed tens of millions of dollars have been spent by the city of Atlanta to settle lawsuits, and the city has blown its budget doing so.

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Broken elevators leave the elderly and disabled stranded, fixed after Bulldog shows up Video included

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The elevators at the Bethel Tower apartments in downtown Atlanta are so old, management didn't have the parts to fix them when they broke last week. 

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Tracking ambulance response in metro Atlanta

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"I just remember saying somebody call 911, my baby dying." Takesha Jacks cant get that horrible November night off her mind. "Where are they? What’s going on?" Her 16 year old daughter Jewell--shot in the head by a gun that inexplicably went off inside her Lithonia bedroom last fall. Police were first to respond--fire second--and the ambulance third. The family claims, "It took them forever." American Medical Response, or AMR. The ambulance co...

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Ouch! Owner needs to fix broken, dangerous signs Video included

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My Sunday ended with a stroll through beautiful Village Place in Brookhaven. 

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EXCLUSIVE: City Hall employee placed on leave, HR investigation launched after Bulldog report

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Two days after an explosive CBS46 Bulldog investigation exposed a sexual harassment scandal inside Atlanta City Hall, the mayor's office announced this morning employee Mark Henderson, the subject of sexual harassment allegations, has been placed on leave and the city has launched a new internal investigation.

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Police up training as interaction with mentally ill rises Video included

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It was a desperate 911 call. A woman telling the operator her 36-year-old sister was bipolar, off medication and waving a knife.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sex harassment scandal at Atlanta city hall

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Emails CBS46 obtained show city leaders scrambled to create a new, lesser position for him, even when one wasn't available, and even after an HR investigation concluded he was in violation of sexual harassment policies.

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Airport promises to move records from under parking deck, covers them with tarp instead Video included

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Two weeks after the CBS46 Bulldog exposed boxes upon boxes of airport records stored in disarray below a terminal parking deck at Atlanta's airport--we've found--they are still there. 

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Asbestos found in Fulton Co. school, cleanup begins

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A concern about asbestos in a Fulton County school, leads to the CBS46 Bulldog getting answers for parents and students. 

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EXCLUSIVE: Acting Lithonia PD Chief on probation when hired Video included

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Records obtained by the CBS46 Bulldog show that acting Lithonia Police Chief Pserda Dickerson was on probation with the State Police when he was hired by the Lithonia Police Department in 2015.

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Airport receipts kept for audit thrown under parking deck

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It was a mess of a mystery. But we solved it. Piles of boxes stacked high--some marked "documents"--many of them crushed and in disarray. 

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Atlanta officials deny requests for records amid cyber attack Video included

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It has been more than two months since the City of Atlanta was crippled by a massive cyber attack. While some city services have recovered, other departments have not. The city continues to pay millions of dollars to outside contractors to help with the response.

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Tased inmate: 'I was begging him to stop' Video included

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A Polk County inmate, seen on video tasered while under restraints, claims he was unfairly tortured. Now, he is talking exclusively to the CBS46 Bulldog.  

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EXCLUSIVE: Fired Lithonia police chief failed 'to be completely candid' in landing Fulton Co. job Video included

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There were tough questions for the Fulton County Solicitor General's office Friday after The Bulldog broke the news that the fired Lithonia police chief currently under state review was hired there only days later.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Lithonia PD Chief talks to CBS46, resigns Fulton Co. job after Bulldog questions

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The ousted police chief of Lithonia talked exclusively to the CBS46 Bulldog Thursday night about allegations of missing or stolen evidence during his tenure at the small DeKalb County department.

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Exclusive: Allegations of evidence theft date back years at Lithonia PD, GBI investigating other matter

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A day after we reported on guns and evidence taken from the Lithonia Police Department evidence room, investigators believe it was an inside job. And state law enforcement confirms they have been called in.

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Guns stolen from evidence room of Lithonia police department Video included

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A small DeKalb County police department is dealing with a serious internal theft.

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Clayton County Schools to shave $50M from budget

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The state's fifth largest school district is in financial turmoil, but the Superintendent refused to talk about it today. "I just want you to know that I've been very transparent, and will always be, because we've got nothing to hide," he said in a YouTube video to staff and students. But he refused to speak with the CBS46 Bulldog to answer detailed questions about how the district's finances are managed. An apparent improper balancing of budgets, has led Clayton County P...

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Decatur fights back against immigration review board decision

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Decatur's mayor isn't going down without a fight. The state immigration enforcement review board, effectively called Decatur a Sanctuary City, accusing them of "falsely reporting compliance with Georgia's immigration laws." 

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State immigration board operates under the radar

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For seven years, the Immigration Enforcement Review Board (IERB) has been meeting on state grounds, but most people don't even know the board exists. 

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DA probing Douglas Co. coroner at center of CBS46 Bulldog investigation

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Days after an exclusive CBS46 Bulldog investigation exposed how your tax dollars are being spent in rural Douglas County, we've confirmed that the District Attorney there is investigating.

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Parents blind-sided by changes to special needs program Video included

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Parents in Henry County are questioning moves made by the county school board. The plan includes moving students and teachers around the county-- a plan parents say is discriminatory and unfair.  

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Hidden Harassment: Complaints at state Capitol self policed in secrecy

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Under the capitol dome, is a small army of tax-payer paid lawmakers and staff. Who's actions we've learned, are more often than not, self policed, and cloaked in secrecy. 

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Student with no legs performs in marching band

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Sixteen-year-old Jahkee Johnson is the most unlikely member of a high school marching band.

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City leaders who approved Reed bonuses received bonus

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When some--including the president of the City Council questioned if the Kasim Reed bonus payouts were legal, Reed responded with a statement, justifying its legality. Through a spokesman, he said in a written post, "Mayor Reed consulted with the Departments of Law, Finance, and Human Resources before awarding the bonuses." But when taking a close look at the bonus list, we found, the heads of all those departments were the recipients of the largest bonuses given. Meaning...

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City Hall bonuses actually cost the taxpayers over $800K Video included

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Documents obtained by the CBS46 Bulldog show bonuses handed out to Atlanta City Hall staffers at the end of the former mayor Kasim Reed's administration cost taxpayers $811,000, or roughly $300,000 more than previously reported.

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UPS identifies leaker in trade secrets scandal

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Last fall, UPS discovered a breach. An employee wrongfully obtained what the company called a highly confidential strategic plan about their aircraft fleet. 

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Library guard assaulted two months after CBS46 investigation into security

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Just months after an exclusive CBS Bulldog investigation exposing incidents of sex and assault at Atlanta's central library, it has happened again. Police say on Sunday night, a man held scissors to the throat of a female security guard and demanded oral sex. 

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Questions swirl after Gwinnett deputy fired Video included

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A sheriff's deputy in Gwinnett County was fired, accused of meeting multiple women for sex while on duty.

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Police: Still waiting on Omega Psi Phi to provide evidence in embezzlement case

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Two weeks ago, an exclusive Bulldog investigation exposed an internal embezzlement scandal within the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, one of the largest and oldest in the country. 

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Cyber attack calls MARTA vulnerabilities into question Video included

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One day after the CBS46 Bulldog exposed an audit showing the city of Atlanta was warned it was vulnerable to a cyber attack, city officials are responding to that report. 

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Exclusive: Audit shows city was warned of cyber vulnerabilities Video included

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Last summer, the city of Atlanta was told their IT department was on life support. They had months to fix the problems before the city became a victim of a cyber attack last week. 

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Holding leaders accountable in cyber attack

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Just months into her term, Mayor Bottoms' city is being held hostage. If she's sweating it, she wasn't showing it this morning when we caught up with her. "No," was the answer when asked if she knew when the hack threat would be over. Later in the day, we again pressed the basic question that remains unanswered: how was this allowed to happen and who dropped the ball. Especially when the nation--and Amazon--are watching.    When asked, "What can you say to...

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Exclusive: Two more deaths at Fulton Co. Jail following Bulldog investigation

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Two more inmates have died at the Fulton County Jail, in just the new year, the CBS46 Bulldog learned exclusively Tuesday. 

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Investigation widens into Fulton County Jail deaths

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An out-of-state contracting firm, and the Morehouse School of Medicine -- which provided doctors and nurses -- were both fired after an investigation into five deaths at the Fulton County Jail. 

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Fulton Co. DA aware of Nick Gordon incidents in FL

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The Fulton County District Attorney is monitoring the recent domestic violence accusations and arrests of Nick Gordon in Florida.   This, as the CBS46 Bulldog has obtained the police reports and 911 calls on Gordon's latest troubles, and explains why Gordon's actions there, are under the microscope here. Nick Gordon you may remember was the boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown--daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. Her unexplained death at her Roswell home three years ago ...

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Former Equifax Exec. Indicted

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A former executive at Equifax has been indicted for insider trading, accused of pocketing nearly a million dollars in stock he cashed in, days before the company announced a massive data breach. Its alleged he knew of last summer's breach, and knew the stock would plummet as soon as the breach was announced. Jun Ying, Equifax’s chief information officer was based in Atlanta, and is a married father of two. He was not home at his listed address when CBS46 visited today. Someon... More>>

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KSU administrative scandal revealed Video included

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The findings from an internal investigation are startling. 

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Fulton Co. launches review of security protocol following Bulldog investigation

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The Fulton County Manager has called for a review of security protocols, and has instructed the Fulton County Police Department to review incident reports.

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Federal prison bans visitors after Bulldog report on supervision

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The federal prison in Atlanta has suspended visitor access until further notice, due to concerns over supervision.

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Federal inmate admits to murder on Facebook from Atlanta prison cell Video included

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A dangerous convict---conducting a 'Facebook Live' from inside his jail cell at a federal prison in Atlanta. 

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Feds: Guns bought on 'dark web' posing security threat in 2018

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A covert operation by the federal government finds--buying illegal firearms on the dark web--is easier than first thought.      The new report--in the wake of a series of mass shootings--comes on the heels of a CBS46 probe, showcasing the problem in Atlanta. With legitimate gun sellers unwilling to sell to prohibited buyers., those seeking automatic weapons are going dark, the government audit found. It details a frightening ATF agent sting. The feds were able to pur... More>>

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Questions over why KSU prez will be paid after departure

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In his resignation letter to students, outgoing KSU president Sam Olens said, "I have decided that new leadership will be required for KSU..." Or---it was decided for him. We will never really know. But what we now know; the state agreed to give him something to go quietly. The state plans to pay out his one year contract through June of this year. Even though Olens won't work past February 15th. Digging deeper, we obtained Olens' employment agreement, and did some math. ... More>>

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Pressure mounts for KSU's Olens

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Pressure is mounting on the president of Kennesaw State University in the wake of the kneeling scandal there.   The Board of Regents is meeting in days, his future in the balance. We have also learned, he may be looking to leave on his own. We have been pressing the president for answers for months. Phone calls, emails, written interview requests have not addressed specific questions, nor has he agreed to answer questions on camera. We visited his office today to ask about the... More>>

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Guns seizures rise at ATL, Congress questions how many go undetected

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For the 20th consecutive year, Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport is holding its place as the world's busiest. 

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Roy Moore still has his supporters in rural Alabama

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The lunchtime roll of the freight train is the loudest thing you'll hear in small town Cleburne County Alabama. 

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Owner fails to provide water for Midtown tenants

Twelve families at the Belmere in Midtown were left in the dark about the whole thing and without water.

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Search for missing TN family leads to GA

The CBS46 BullDog breaks case wide open

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Failing to protect the vulnerable

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CBS46 were there as Trevor Wilson checked himself out of Signature Healthcare of Buckhead, a nursing home and rehab center that was cited for, among other things, "offensive odors" on multiple floors and failing to maintain a sanitary facility.

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UPS reeling after trade secrets leaked

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The Atlanta based company is accusing a pilot of wrongfully obtaining what they call highly confidential strategic plans

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Law enforcement officers among 5 charged in connection to murder from 1983

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A 34-year-old cold case was busted wide open when five people were charged in connection to a brutal murder from 1983. 

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Warning issued on high tech credit card scam called shimming

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The Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning on a new high tech credit card scam called shimming. 

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Protestors want DeKalb Police Officer fired for using excessive force

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Community activists demanded that DeKalb County Police fire one of their officers on Friday. They protested the actions of Officer P.J. Larscheid seen on video striking a homeless woman with a baton more than a dozen times last month.

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Sanitation director to retire after crashing county vehicles

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The search is on for a new director of sanitation in DeKalb County. County officials confirmed that current Director Billy Malone will step down on August 31 after 18 years of service. 

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Gwinnett prisoner accused of ordering gang hit with secret cell phone

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CBS46 investigative reporter, Sally Sears has been shining the light for months on inmates sneaking cell phones into Georgia prisons with help from guards, and using them to run elaborate money-making telephone scams.

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Prison teacher confesses to smuggling cellphones in underwear

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An elderly woman is facing criminal charges after being caught smuggling cell phones into a prison where she was a teacher but it's where officers found the phones that will shock you.

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Trial for doctor blamed in patients' deaths postponed because of bankruptcy filing

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Two women went under the knife to lose weight and lost their lives. Now the families seeking closure may not get it. More>>

Crime wave hits DeKalb County community hard

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Local law enforcement officers held a news conference Tuesday to shed light on a crime wave that has hit one DeKalb County community hard. 

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New prison commissioner blocks inmate interviews

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Is secrecy part of a new policy with a new commissioner at the Department of Corrections?

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Governor supports idea of eliminating DeKalb Co. CEO position

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Big changes could be coming to the DeKalb County government in the near future. More>>

DeKalb Co. sanitation director's accident cost taxpayers thousands

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Problems continue to mount for DeKalb County Sanitation Director Billy Malone.  More>>

DeKalb Co. sanitation director's driving record exposed

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CBS46 uncovered more troubling information pertaining to DeKalb County’s sanitation director. More>>

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Union rep has concerns after sanitation director admits to wrecking county vehicles

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Disturbing details emerged Wednesday regarding the director of the DeKalb County Sanitation Department. More>>

Sanitation workers without proper driving credentials slowly return to work

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More than two dozen DeKalb County sanitation workers ran into trouble after a CBS46 investigation revealed that they were driving their garbage trucks without proper credentials. More>>

DeKalb CEO a no show at county meeting

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DeKalb County commissioners tossed around a slew of ideas that they believe will address accusations of government corruption and ultimately restore public trust, but taxpayers weren’t buying it. More>>

DeKalb County CEO omits Brookhaven, Dunwoody from town hall meetings

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Some taxpayers in northwest DeKalb County said Monday they're convinced that the head of the county is avoiding a face-to-face meeting with them as he fends off accusations of corruption. More>>

DeKalb County sanitation worker fired for DUI then rehired

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CBS46 uncovered some questionable actions by the DeKalb County Sanitation Department following the release of a county corruption report. More>>

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Criminals with access to Facebook in Georgia's toughest prisons

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CBS46 has learned of an almost unbelievable story about dangerous criminals who have internet access and Facebook pages inside Georgia's toughest prisons. More>>

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DOC: half of all contraband cell phones make it into prisons

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CBS46 uncovered the shocking truth about a prison problem that's out of control.  More>>

Georgia postpones 2 executions due to issues with drug

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The execution of Kelly Gissendaner is on hold indefinitely after concerns about the lethal drug being used. The execution of Keith Terrell, scheduled for Mar. 10, was also postponed. More>>

Gissendaner's attorneys want full investigation into failed execution attempt

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The legal team for Kelly Gissendaner said that her constitutional rights were violated during a failed attempt to execute her on Mar. 2. More>>

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Thousands of untested rape kits discovered in police evidence rooms, hospital

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Advocates of sexual assault victims said the findings of a CBS46 investigation into untested rape kits are "very upsetting." More>>

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Elderly couple complains after traffic stop turns into drug interrogation

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A routine traffic stop turned into a drug interrogation for an elderly couple in Walton County. More>>

Teen death exposes failure of state insurance laws

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If you're a parent you know how it feels to send your child off to school. You worry about their safety, especially when they go off to college, but you never dream something bad will happen.
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Con artist targets bridal store

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A CBS46 undercover investigation catches a business man making a suspicious deal with a local bridal shop, prompting police to make an arrest. More>>

Sinkhole threatens Atlanta family's home, city denies responsibility

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It's a modern day story of David versus Goliath. A local homeowner decided to take on the city of Atlanta over a drainage dispute in his yard that is now a serious safety concern.
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CBS46 Investigation catches people driving illegally, putting others at risk

Drunk driver without a license crashes into Gwinnett Police car. Drunk driver without a license crashes into Gwinnett Police car.
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A CBS46 investigation reveals that you may not be as safe as you think behind the wheel of your car. In the past two years, there have been nearly 17,000 people driving illegally.
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Money to popular nonprofit festivals may not be going to charity

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A nonprofit organization that hosts a dozen festivals across Atlanta won't reveal details of who contributes to and benefits from the charity. More>>

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CBS46 finds fire chief submits fake degree, mayor shrugs it off

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CBS46 has found the chief of the Fairburn Fire Department doesn't have the qualifications for the job he's held since 2005.
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Selling your smartphone? Personal pictures, data thought erased can be retrieved

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If you hand over your phone before properly erasing it, everything from that naked selfie to financial information could be recovered. More>>

Short deal between suspended GA doc and hospital worth $31,000

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A copy of the contract between Dr. Nedra Dodds and the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital in St. Croix reveals the short two month deal was worth $31,000. More>>

Vehicles totaled after trip through metro ATL oil change chain

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Over the last few weeks dozens of you have reached out with examples of how you felt victimized by Havoline Xpress Lube shops.  A few even lost cars to major damage. More>>

CBS46 investigates the age of school bus tires

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Tire failures are a primary cause of automobile wrecks in Georgia. There have been close to 2,500 crashes in two years alone. More>>

College student "Catfished," photos used to lure new victims

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An old scam, is being reinvented via social media and it's defrauding thousands of new victims. Eighteen-year-old Andie Cafferatta's one of them.
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Doggie deception: Vague laws have some defrauding the system

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You see service dogs everywhere. Federal laws allow them entry to help those with physical and emotional disabilities, but some of those dogs could be imposters. More>>

Douglasville family's dog could cost them their home

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A Douglasville apartment complex may be violating federal law if it ends a woman's lease because of her dog.

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Record year for vehicle recalls, some slow to make repairs

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2014 is turning into a record year for vehicle recalls. General Motors alone recalled more than 14 million vehicles by July - more cars than it sold in the past five years.
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Digital tools alert used car buyers to unfixed recalls

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Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety call shopping used vehicles, some with safety recalls sitting on the sales lot, "recalled used car roulette." More>>

Medical equipment seized from Kennesaw med spa

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A metro Atlanta doctor who recently had her license suspended ran into more problems Tuesday. This time, Dr. Nedra Dodds and Opulence Aesthetic Medicine encountered financial trouble. More>>

MARTA bus drivers still parking in road, leaving buses unattended

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A CBS46 investigation uncovered an ongoing issue with MARTA buses parking in traffic while drivers take breaks. More>>

Georgia charities owed unclaimed property

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About 224,000 Georgians are owed unclaimed property from the state of Georgia, and several nonprofit agencies are on the list that could really use the money. More>>

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Federal inmates post video reports from prison

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CBS46 News revealed inmates in federal prison this week using smuggled cell phones to communicate on social media. More>>

MARTA drivers abandoning buses, endangering public

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We recently found a bus parked in a lane of traffic on Marietta Boulevard with the door open and the engine running. More>>

Falcons' new stadium project drops the ball with minority workers

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Next to one of the poorest communities in Atlanta, you'll find the city's most expensive construction project. Yet jobs are still hard to come by for hundreds of locals interested in stadium jobs. More>>

MARTA officials pledge to address buses parked in traffic, unattended

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MARTA officials speak out about a CBS46 exclusive investigation into MARTA drivers parking their buses in traffic and leaving them unattended. More>>

State investigates electrician's $10,000 insurance claim

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When severe weather strikes, storm damage can lead to a flood of insurance claims. Georgia ranks sixth in the nation for questionable claims. Now the state is investigating an electrician's $10,000 insurance claim.
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Career criminal finally evicted after living rent-free for 5 years

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A CBS46 investigation into a career criminal led to her eviction in Cherokee County on Wednesday. 
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Exclusive: Georgia does little to connect people with unclaimed property

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A CBS46 investigation found Georgia's efforts to increase the public's awareness of forgotten funds fails in comparison to those of other states. More>>

Ga Dept. of Revenue quiet on plans to fix unclaimed property website

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The website that allows Georgians to search for unclaimed property has not worked properly for at least the past 24 hours, according to inquiries conducted by CBS46 staff and viewers.
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Convicted felon asks judge to step down from her eviction case

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Phyllis Peterson, 47, of Canton, asked Cherokee County Superior Court Judge David Cannon to recuse himself from the civil case in which he is being asked to evict Peterson.
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Cobb Commissioners voted to change names of roads around Six Flags

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Cobb County Commissioners voted Tuesday on a plan to rename four of five roads named after Six Flags over Georgia.
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EXCLUSIVE: Accused squatter indicted on additional charges

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An accused squatter, exposed by a CBS46 investigation last year, has been indicted on six charges.
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Career criminal accused of living in home rent-free for 5 years

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A convicted felon has lived rent-free for nearly five years in a half-million dollar home, according to court records and neighbors in the upscale Cherokee County community.
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Students can save money by avoiding schools that advertise heavily

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For-profit colleges, many of which advertise heavily for students, are coming under increased scrutiny for alleged predator student lending.
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CBS46 finds government agencies fail to collect missing money

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Government leaders never seem to have enough money and they sure know how to find taxpayers when they need more of it.  But CBS46 has found potentially millions of government dollars that federal, state More>>

Police: International Nigerian crime ring operates from Atlanta suburbs

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More than hundred members of an international crime ring operate out of the Atlanta suburbs, according to police in Gwinnett County. More>>

Top I-85 HOT lane violator owes $17k, has Peach Pass

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The biggest offender of the I-85 HOT Lanes has racked up 570 violations and owes $17,032 in tolls and fines, according to State Road and Tollway records obtained by CBS46 News.
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Revenue commissioner: We do 'adequate job' running unclaimed property program

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Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie claimed the Department of Revenue is doing a fair job in operating the unclaimed property division despite a CBS46 investigation which found the department does little to raise awareness of the unclaimed funds among Georgians. More>>

Film studio losing money, costing taxpayers millions

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A CBS46 investigation found a film studio built by the Paulding County Industrial Building Authority is losing money and costing taxpayers.
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GA State Bar investigating controversial debt-collecting attorney

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The State Bar of Georgia is investigating a controversial debt-collecting attorney in Cobb County for possible violations of the Bar's professional rules of conduct. CBS46 News obtained a letter from the More>>

Taxpayers: County is wasting $22m on 'needless' road widening

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The debate over whether a two-lane road in Forsyth County should be widened continues as a CBS46 investigation finds there isn't enough traffic on the road to justify the $22 million project.
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CBS46 investigates invisible danger striking firefighters

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Firefighting is clearly a dangerous job but a new study confirms a hidden danger is putting our brave firefighters at a greater risk of developing cancer.
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Judge: Cobb law firm was wrong in collecting wages from former debtor

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A federal lawsuit that alleges controversial law firm Frederick J. Hanna & Associates violated federal debt collection laws by garnishing wages to which it wasn't entitled, will likely continue. More>>

U.S. consumer bureau sues Cobb Co. 'lawsuit mill,' seeks compensation

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has sued Frederick J. Hanna & Associates and its partners for operating what it called a "debt collection lawsuit mill."
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Federal bureau advises consumers file complaints if wronged by 'lawsuit mill'

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The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau recommends Georgians who believe they were wronged by troubled law firm, Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, file a complaint with the federal agency. 
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Firefighters with cancer don't get workers' compensation, other benefits in GA

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Firefighters in Georgia who contract cancer from their jobs rarely, if ever, receive workers' compensation benefits because of strict laws that make it nearly impossible for them to qualify. More>>

Squatter pleads guilty after CBS46 investigation exposes her tactics

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The focus of a CBS46 investigation pleaded guilty Friday for squatting in a home in DeKalb County. Daquisha Barber, 33, was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $7,800 restitution to the owner. More>>

Allegations of public corruption not investigated by GA attorney general

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CBS46 News has learned allegations of public corruption within the University System of Georgia have not been investigated by the office of Attorney General Sam Olens. More>>

Forsyth County commissioners face ethics complaints over road widening vote

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Two Forsyth County commissioners have been accused of ethics violations for votes they made to widen Castleberry Road to four lanes. 
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Hecht campaign blasts Attorney General Olens over CBS46 investigation

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The campaign for Greg Hecht, Democratic candidate for attorney general, blasted Attorney General Sam Olens Wednesday over a CBS46 investigation that found Olens ignored allegations of public corruption. More>>

Police use Taser on mentally disabled man, accused of racial profiling

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It was difficult enough for Vicky Yearby to care for her mentally disabled son, but when police used a Taser on him three years ago her job as caregiver got immeasurably tougher. More>>

CBS46 Investigates: Tollway Authority has no proof violators received notices

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Rebecca Bloomfield of Sandy Springs said she had no idea the registration on her BMW sedan had been suspended until a police officer pulled her over earlier this summer. More>>

CBS46 Investigates: Privacy laws block state investigators from identifying welfare cheats

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A CBS46 investigation has found federal privacy laws prevent investigators with Georgia's Department of Human Services from identifying those who misuse welfare money. More>>

Attempt to change course on road widening project fails in Forsyth

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The Forsyth County Commissioners voted down a motion Thursday night that would have put the brakes on a controversial plan to widen a 3-mile stretch of Castleberry Road. More>>

Locksmiths worry new key cutting app may put your home at risk

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A new key cutting app may make it easier for would-be thieves to break into our homes, according to local locksmiths. More>>

Group to count firefighter cancer cases in GA in response to CBS46 investigation

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The Georgia Fallen Firefighter Foundation has launched a statewide effort to count the number of firefighters in the state who have developed cancer. More>>

CBS46 Investigates: Veterans in debt after state agency approved questionable school

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Navy veteran Ryan Grant expected getting an education on the GI Bill would prepare him for the future. He never anticipated it would leave him, his wife and children homeless. 
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Suspended GA doctor hired by St. Croix hospital despite death investigations

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A Georgia doctor, stripped of her medical license earlier this year after the deaths of two patients in Cobb County, was hired and quickly fired from the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital. More>>

Campus debit cards may be fee traps for Georgia college students

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The company behind prepaid debit cards held by thousands of college students in Georgia is on the verge of settling a class action lawsuit alleging deceptive marketing. More>>

Expert: Selfies reveal personality traits that could turn off employers

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The selfies you take and post on social networking sites may reveal unflattering personality traits that could cost you a job.
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EXCLUSIVE

Firefighter fired while recovering from cancer possibly caused by job

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The city of Fairburn has terminated a firefighter recovering from cancer he may have contracted on the job.  "I do feel a little bit betrayed by the city," said Jason Trotter. More>>

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Undercover investigation exposes 'millionaire' accused of leaving clients broke

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A CBS46 undercover investigation exposed an Atlanta man accused of taking money from clients as far away as Chicago and Miami. 
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Group calls on Deal, Carter to support protections for sick firefighters

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A firefighters organization has called on Georgia gubernatorial candidates to announce their support for legislation that would provide financial protections to sick firefighters. 
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