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Man shot in head in Atlanta

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Police say a man is alert, conscious and breathing after being shot in the head in Atlanta late Wednesday.

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Police search for fugitive accused of trafficking methamphetamine

Clara Mendoza (Source: GBI) Clara Mendoza (Source: GBI)
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Police say they're looking for a woman accused of trafficking methamphetamine. Clara Mendoza, 32, is charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine.

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Protesters face judge after Georgia Tech riot

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Three protesters accused in Monday night’s violent riot on the campus of Georgia Tech faced a judge Wednesday for a formal reading of their charges.

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Police: No one in danger, despite shelter in place alert from Emory

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According to the Emory University Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response Twitter account, there is a police emergency occurring on Emory's main campus and students have been ordered to shelter in place.  

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Man locks himself inside Gwinnett County hotel room

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Police say a man barricaded himself inside a hotel room in Gwinnett County. The incident is at a hotel at 5985 Oakbrook Parkway, according to a spokesperson with the Gwinnett County Police Department.

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3-year-old dies after being found in pool

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A 3-year-old child has died after being found in a pool outside a Hall County home. The child, identified as Kenlee Ward, of Dayton, Ohio,  was found just before 3 p.m. on Sept. 18 at a home in the Marina Bay subdivision of Hall County.

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Atlanta mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms

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For people of a certain age in Atlanta, there’s something oddly familiar about mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms. Something in the line of her face and the twinkle of her smile that makes them say, “Um, um, um, um, um, um.”  

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Jessica Colotl concerned about DACA renewal, work authorization Video included

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Often refereed to as the face of illegal immigration, Jessica Colotl may soon be at risk for deportation.

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Former MARTA Senior Director of Operations pleads guilty to orchestrating false invoice scheme, stealing $500k

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Joseph Erves, former MARTA Senior Director of Operations, pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday.

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Why traffic lights can't be protected from power outages Video included

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CBS46 is asking local governments why there's no back up energy source, for example, solar power.

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"Potluck and Pitch" aims to create better food choices in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Community Food Bank Source: Atlanta Community Food Bank
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The Atlanta Community Food Bank has teamed up with the Georgia Food Oasis-Atlanta in an effort to create affordable, fresh, and healthy food options for underserved Atlanta neighborhoods. 

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Atlanta man missing since September 8

Source: Atlanta Police Department Source: Atlanta Police Department
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Napoleon Veal has been missing since September 8 and he was last seen in the Grant Park area. 

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City of South Fulton appoints, confirms first municipal court judge

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Residents voted to make South Fulton a city November 2016, and less than a year later the City Council has appointed its first municipal court judge.

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Baby, subject of Amber Alert, could be heading through Georgia

Source: Haywood County NC Sheriff's Office Source: Haywood County NC Sheriff's Office
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A 3-month-old baby, who is the the subject of an Amber Alert in North Carolina, could be heading through Georgia. 

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Police rescue two from burning vehicle after crash under I-85

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Two people were rescued from a burning vehicle and taken to the hospital in serious condition following a crash on Cheshire Bridge Road in Atlanta early Wednesday morning.

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Johns Creek girl wows crowd in "AGT" finale

Source: America's Got Talent Instagram Source: America's Got Talent Instagram
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A new winner on "America's Got Talent" will soon be crowned and a Johns Creek girl is hoping to take home the top prize of $1 million dollars. 

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Smyrna woman found shot to death inside home, suspect on the loose

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Police are searching for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman at her home in Smyrna on Monday. 

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Naval hospital employee posts disturbing pictures of newborn babies

Source: Facebook Source: Facebook
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An employee at the Naval Hospital of Jacksonville has been removed from the facility after she posted disturbing pictures of her giving the finger to newborn babies in her care and using them as "puppets" to dance to music.

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Missing Norcross woman diagnosed with Alzheimer's found safe

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Norcross Police searching for a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease who was last seen on Monday evening have located her safely.

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Mattie's Call issued for missing Jonesboro woman

Source: Clayton County Police Source: Clayton County Police
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A Mattie's Call has been issued for a missing Jonesboro woman diagnosed with schizophrenia, last seen on Tuesday.

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Delivery driver shot in back, 3 suspects on the loose

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Police have one suspect in custody and are searching for three others after a man was shot while delivering food.

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Lilburn woman charged with murder in fatal shooting of stepfather

Source: Gwinnett County Police Source: Gwinnett County Police
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A Lilburn woman has been arrested and is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of her stepfather at their home on September 14. 

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Displaced animals placed in shelter after Irma

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In response to Hurricane Irma, the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division has received about 60 dogs and cats from a shelter in Glynn County.

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BOLO issued for Henry County teen

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Chloe Attaway was last seen September 18 around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Greenview Drive in McDonough. 

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Historic Fourth Ward Park holds million dollar secret Video included

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A secret hidden inside a popular new park may have been exposed by Hurricane Irma last week.

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Rioters torch Georgia Tech police car after vigil for student killed by officer; GBI releases officer's name

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Rioters torched a Georgia Tech police car Monday night as students protested the death of 21-year-old Scout Schultz, who was shot and killed by a Georgia Tech police officer Saturday night.

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GBI releases new information after Georgia Tech student shot, killed by officer

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A 21-year-old Georgia Tech student was shot and killed by a Georgia Tech police officer late Saturday.

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"The Great Xscape Tour" kicks off in November with New Year's Eve stop in Atlanta

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The tour kicks off November 22 at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia and is expected to make a stop in Atlanta at Philips's Arena, December 31.

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Vehicle of man accused of killing 3-month-old baby found at airport

Source: Gwinnett County Police Department Source: Gwinnett County Police Department
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Police searching for a man accused of causing fatal injuries to his 3 month-old baby have found his vehicle at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

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Men accused of killing corrections officers officially indicted

Source: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Source: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
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The two men accused of killing two corrections officers before leading police on a multi-state manhunt have officially been indicted by a Grand Jury.

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Vehicle of woman who mysteriously disappeared found

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The vehicle of a woman who mysteriously disappeared in mid August has been found but there's still no information on her whereabouts. 

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Atlanta City Council votes to transfer Streetcar operations to MARTA

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The Atlanta City Council has voted to transfer all assets and operations of the Atlanta Streetcar to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). 

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Missing Roswell woman located safely

Source: Roswell Police Source: Roswell Police
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Constance Murdock was located in Atlanta and is safe.

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Beloved Shiloh HS assistant principal passes away

Source: Shiloh High School Source: Shiloh High School
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Joe Paul, the assistant principal at Shiloh High School in Snellville, passed away on Sunday.

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Thieves wearing wigs bust open mailboxes with screwdriver

Source: Dunwoody Police Department Source: Dunwoody Police Department
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Dunwoody Police are trying to find three people accused of breaking open several mailboxes with a screwdriver and stealing the contents inside.

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Man makes off with over $1,000 worth of cigarettes from Walmart

Source: Henry County Police Source: Henry County Police
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Police are searching for a man accused of stealing over $1,000 worth of cigarettes from a Henry County Walmart location in late August. 

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Is politics playing role in revival of marijuana ordinance in Atlanta?

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Atlanta city councilman and mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall is calling for a vote on a stalled proposal on the decriminalization of marijuana and some are saying his urgency may be politically motivated. 

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Can Atlanta afford Amazon?

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Your tax dollars could be on the line for bringing a huge new corporate headquarters to town. 

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Parents of child who drowned at camp to file civil suit in case

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The family of a 5 year-old boy who drowned at a Fulton County camp are preparing to file a civil suit against the owners of the camp and the city in which it was located. 

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Bloomberg: Equifax hacked twice, kept first one a secret Video included

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We now know Equifax was the victim of cyber crimes two different times this year. Bloomberg just announced Equifax knew it had a security breach as early as March, but they tried to deal with it quietly.

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Woman downloads parking App, gets booted instead

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Lenna Deshazior saw a report about a new online app. She download the app and headed to downtown Atlanta, but once she parked in a private parking lot, the app wouldn’t allow her to pay.

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Senate approves $700 billion defense policy bill

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The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion Pentagon budget.

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2 killed after crash in Forsyth County

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Two people were killed in a Forsyth County crash Monday involving a dump truck and a sanitation truck. 

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Hostage situation on Meadow View Dr. over; suspect in custody Video included

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The hostage situation on Meadow View Drive in Atlanta is over. 

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Construction worker crushed by falling equipment in Atlanta Video included

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A construction worker was killed Friday on the roof of a construction site in Midtown Atlanta. 

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Man shot to death in DeKalb County

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A 30-year-old man is dead after he was fatally shot in DeKalb County early Monday morning.

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Domestic violence call leads to huge marijuana growing operation

Source: Clayton County Sheriff's Office Source: Clayton County Sheriff's Office
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A woman who called police saying her son was threatening to shoot her led deputies to a huge marijuana growing operation in Clayton County.

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SLIDESHOW

20 Fattest Cities in the United States

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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Website WalletHub has released a list of what they're calling the "Fattest Cities in the United States" and the news isn't good for the southeast. 

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Rep. Waites resigns from Georgia General Assembly

Source: Rep. Keisha Waites Source: Rep. Keisha Waites
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State Representative Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta) announced her resignation from the Georgia House of Representatives.

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Traffic stop in Georgia leads to seizure of $3.2M of meth

Source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation Source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation
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Authorities say a traffic stop in Georgia has disrupted a methamphetamine trafficking ring and prompted the seizure of more than $3 million of meth.

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Juveniles crash stolen vehicle into police cruiser, fire shots

Source: Clayton County Police Source: Clayton County Police
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Two juveniles are in custody after they allegedly stole a vehicle, crashed it into a police cruiser and fired shots at officers in an attempt to escape. 

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PICTURES

CBS46 at Fiesta Patrias

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CBS46 anchors and reporters joined media partners from Univision Atlanta for Fiesta Patrias, the celebration of Mexico's independence from Spain.  

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Stone Mountain native wins Emmy for best lead actor

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A Stone Mountain native did something at Sunday night's Emmy Awards that a person of color hasn't done in over 30 years, won the award for best lead actor. 

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Wrestling Hall of Famer Bobby "the Brain" Heenan dead at 73

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Wrestling organization WWE announced that Hall of Famer Bobby "the Brain" Heenan passed away Sunday night at the age of 73. 

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Firefighters climb Stone Mountain to honor American heroes

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The Fayetteville Fire Department climbed to the top of Stone Mountain on Sunday, to honor American heroes who lost their lives on 9-11. 

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Meeting scheduled on future of Confederate monument in Decatur

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Decatur city leaders will meet in hopes of diffusing a racially charged issue regarding the Confederate monument at Decatur City Square. 

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Suspects captured following collision with police

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Two suspects were captured in Clayton County after their vehicle collided with police. 

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House fire that killed woman, child ruled accidental

Source: Office of Commissioner of Insurance Source: Office of Commissioner of Insurance
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A Camden County fire that killed a woman and a child has been ruled accidental, according to officials. 

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Police: Man attempts to steal car by 'forcefully' removing driver from car

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The Peachtree City Police Department has released video of a man who they say attempted to steal a car by removing the driver from the vehicle. 

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Thieves target restaurant manager, employee

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Authorities are on the hunt for two suspects accused of robbing a restaurant manager and an employee late Saturday night. 

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Truck overturns in Cobb County

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A truck overturned in Cobb County Sunday morning. 

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Georgia teen hopes to compete in Rubik's Cube big leagues

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A Georgia teenager is putting in two hours of practice a day to prepare for his first Rubik's Cube competition.

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$100K worth of equipment stolen from Norcross company helping Hurricane Harvey victims Video included

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A local company who deployed to Houston to help victims of Hurricane Harvey became victims of a Texas-sized crime while in the Lone Star State. 

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Police: Struggle between 2 men in car leads to shooting

Source: Atlanta Police Department Source: Atlanta Police Department
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A man is in serious condition after a struggle with another man inside a vehicle, according to police.

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Argument in street leads to deadly shooting

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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One man is dead and another was injured during an argument early Saturday morning in Covington. 

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Record crowd sees Atlanta's 3-3 draw with Orlando

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In front of the largest crowd to attend a stand-alone MLS match, Josef Martinez had his second hat trick in a row and his third of the season to help Atlanta United hold on for a 3-3 draw against Orlando City on Saturday.

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Broadrick gives up Georgia House seat, citing health

Source: Georgia House of Representatives website Source: Georgia House of Representatives website

There's a vacancy in the Georgia House of Representatives.

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Rookie Sean Newcomb's 8 strikeouts help Braves edge Mets 3-2

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb (51) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Atlanta. The Braves won 3-2. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb (51) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Atlanta. The Braves won 3-2. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Sean Newcomb recorded eight strikeouts, including five straight, and the Atlanta Braves beat Rafael Montero and the New York Mets 3-2 on Friday night.

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Everything you need to know about the Equifax data breach

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The Equifax breach didn't just expose sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans — it underscored the huge vulnerabilities that make widespread identity theft possible. 

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Bound employees held hostage free themselves, thwart armed robbery

Source: Clayton County Police Source: Clayton County Police
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A man is in custody after two employees that were tied up during an armed robbery were able to free themselves and call police. 

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Dozens of young people become U.S. citizens in DeKalb County

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67 teenagers and young adults from 40 different countries were in one room Saturday morning to become U.S. citizens.

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UGA, KSU, GSU in action, Jackets game canceled

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Three of the four area college football teams are in action Saturday while Georgia Tech's game in Orlando against Central Florida University has been canceled.

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Father dresses as referee to surprise son, daughter at football game

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A military father who recently returned home from Kuwait gave his son and daughter the surprise of a lifetime during a football game at their high school in Connecticut on Friday. 

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Student with stolen gun in class arrested after fleeing on foot

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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A student at Newton High School in Covington was arrested Friday after he had a stolen gun inside a classroom. 

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Area fuel pumps shut down on reports of contamination from Irma

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Several area pumps have been shut down after reports that fuel has been contaminated by water directly related to Hurricane Irma. 

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Woodstock HS cheerleader killed in crash laid to rest on Friday

Source: Poole Funeral Home Source: Poole Funeral Home
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A Woodstock High School cheerleader killed in an automobile crash on September 8 was laid to rest on Friday. 

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Lawsuit claims psychiatric hospital negligent in teen's rape

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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A woman says her teenage daughter was raped by another patient at an Atlanta area psychiatric facility where the teen was receiving treatment following a previous sexual assault.

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Police search for 2 after fatal shooting in Fulton County

Police describe these individuals as persons of interests. (Source: Fulton County police) Police describe these individuals as persons of interests. (Source: Fulton County police)
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Police say they're searching for two people after the fatal shooting of a man in Fulton County Thursday.

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EXCLUSIVE

Jewel thief Doris Payne talks with CBS46 as she leaves jail Video included

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CBS46 is talking with a career criminal known for swiping jewels. A judge ordered Doris Payne be released from the DeKalb County Jail, saying there wasn't enough evidence to keep her.

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Atlanta mayoral candidate hesitates on police profiling question

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All polls indicate that Mary Norwood has a commanding lead in the race for Atlanta mayor. But at the Georgia Stand Up candidates forum, she made what many believe was a serious strategic mistake when she hesitated in her answer about whether or not police profile minorities.

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2 Equifax executives retire following data breach

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Two executives have retired from Equifax days after the company suffered a data breach. Since news of the breach broke, some executives have sold stock and the company has lawyered up.

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Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91

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Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at age 91.

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Newton High School student arrested after gun found on campus

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Newton High School was briefly locked down on Friday morning after an anonymous tip about a gun on campus.

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Preliminary autopsy report shows elevated blood alcohol, presence of THC in Roswell college student

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A college student from Roswell is dead and police are investigating his death as a possible fraternity hazing incident. It happened on the LSU campus overnight Wednesday.

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Police searching for two suspects after 2 shot dead in SW Atlanta

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Police are searching for two suspects after two people were shot in Southwest Atlanta on Sunday night.

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GA's longest-serving statewide official dies at age 88

Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture
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Tommy Irvin, who served as Georgia's Commissioner of Agriculture for over 40 years, has passed away at the age of 88.

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Well-known Atlanta attorney to defend Equifax after data breach

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As three executives are accused of selling company stock just days after the Equifax data breach, CBS46 is learning the company is lawyering up.

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Mother, baby evacuating Irma killed while walking in downtown Woodstock

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A mother and her 3 month-old baby were killed after they were struck by a vehicle while walking in Cherokee County. 

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Suspect puts gun to clerk's head in brazen robbery

Source: Walton County Sheriff's Office Source: Walton County Sheriff's Office
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Police are searching for a man who put a gun to the back of the head of a clerk during a robbery at a gas station in Walton County on Thursday.

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Man in custody following SWAT situation in Atlanta

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A man who initially refused to surrender to police was taken into custody early Friday morning after SWAT officers stormed a home in Atlanta's West End community.

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2 women charged in death of Cartersville man, 74, found bludgeoned

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Two women face murder and armed robbery charges in connection with the death of a 74-year-old Cartersville man. 

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Windshields smashed after rocks thrown at vehicles in Paulding County

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The Paulding County Sheriff's Department is looking for the people responsible for throwing rocks at two vehicles during the early morning hours on Thursday. 

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Missing Canton teen located in Colorado

Source: Canton Police Source: Canton Police
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A teen who was last seen leaving her home in Canton in late August has been located in Colorado. 

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Roswell teen dies in possible hazing incident at LSU

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A college student from Roswell is dead and police are investigating his death as a possible fraternity hazing incident. It happened on the LSU campus overnight Wednesday.

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Driver checking into motel accidentally drives car into pool

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A Florida couple checking into a motel in Acworth accidentally drove their car into a swimming pool.

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Homeowners confused about responsibility after downed trees

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Thousands of trees fell down after Irma swept through Georgia, leaving homeowners confused about what they are responsible for.

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INVESTIGATES

Georgia's agriculture impacted by Irma

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CBS46 has shown you power outages and downed trees due to Irma. But now we're seeing new devastation to Georgia's agriculture.

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Should brawl between gas station owners, Comcast employee result in arrests?

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Less than 24 hours after CBS46 first exposed a brawl between two gas station owners and a now former Comcast employee, Duluth police are taking a deeper look into the incident.

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Cirque Du Solei show continues in Atlantic Station through Nov 19

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Cirque Du Soleil has brought its touring show, LUZIA, to Atlantic Station.

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U.S. States With the Lowest Average Hourly Pay Rate

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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Did you realize that the average worker in Alaska makes 20 percent more money per hour than the average worker in Georgia? Check out where our state ranks nationally!

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Hall Co. woman arrested, charged with meth possession after traffic stop

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A Cleveland, Georgia woman was arrested in Hall County on Thursday morning and charged with possession of methamphetamine.

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Police looking for teen who escaped DFACS custody

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Canton Police are trying to locate a missing teen girl who escaped the custody of DFACS on September 9. 

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When's my power back on? A surprising answer Video included

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Georgia Power tells CBS46 they hope to have 95 percent of power restored by Sunday.

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15 year-old steals beer from Walmart, leads police on chase

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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A 15 year-old is in custody after allegedly stealing beer from a Walmart location in Monroe and then leading police on a chase. 

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Man crashes car at Bojangles, arrested after fleeing on foot

Source: Walton County Sheriff's Office Source: Walton County Sheriff's Office
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A man is in custody after he crashed his vehicle at a Bojangles location after leading police on a high speed chase through the streets of Monroe before fleeing on foot.

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Teen robbery suspect fatally shot by victim, another remains on the loose

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A suspect in an attempted robbery is dead after being fatally shot by the victim in DeKalb County. 

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Woman missing for over a week located safe

Source: Douglas County Sheriff's Office Source: Douglas County Sheriff's Office
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A Douglas County woman who was reported missing over a week ago has been located and is safe.

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Clemency hearing set for inmate set for execution this month

Source: Georgia Department of Corrections Source: Georgia Department of Corrections
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Georgia's parole board plans to consider clemency for an inmate scheduled to be executed later this month.

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Fulton, DeKalb counties under state of emergency

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Two metro Atlanta counties have declared a state of emergency after Irma ripped through the region, causing widespread damage and left over a million and a half customers in the dark.

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Inmate who escaped after emergency procedure back in custody

Source: Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office Source: Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office
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An inmate who escaped custody while undergoing an emergency medical procedure at Northeast Medical Center in Gainesville has been caught.

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Family makes it out on time as fire rips through Hall County home

Source: Hall County Fire Services Source: Hall County Fire Services
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A family of five is thankful after escaping a fire that destroyed their Hall County home on Wednesday.

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DeKalb, Fulton counties declare local state of emergency after Irma damage

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Two metro Atlanta counties have declared a state of emergency after Irma ripped through the region, causing widespread damage and left over a million and a half customers in the dark.

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Comcast employee caught on cam fighting with owners of gas station Video included

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Inn Ja Yi, 60, gets emotional talking about her recent violent encounter with a now former Comcast employee.

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Couple survives Hurricane Irma in St. Martin, evacuates to Atlanta

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What was supposed to be a month in paradise turned into a fight for survival due to Hurricane Irma. 

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Police: 2 teens hit by stolen vehicle in Atlanta

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Police say two teens were hit by a stolen vehicle in Atlanta on Wednesday. The incident occurred in the 400 block of Collier Ridge.

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Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry sustains strained right tricep

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Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry has sustained a strained right tricep.  

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City of Fayetteville Police offer free meals to residents without power

Source: City of Fayetteville Police via Facebook Source: City of Fayetteville Police via Facebook
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Georgia Power has restored more than 300,000 metro Atlanta customers following the storm; however, close to 150,000 customers still remain without power. 

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Woman wanted for murder arrested by FBI

Source: Atlanta Police Department Source: Atlanta Police Department
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Michelle Hightower, 50, was wanted in connection to the murder of 62-year-old Michael Magee which occurred August 6, 2017. 

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Woman, toddler killed in Cobb County crash

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A woman and a one year-old toddler were killed in a Cobb County crash Tuesday, according to a spokesperson with the Cobb County Police Department.

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Savannah police lieutenant rescues flag from Irma flooding

Source: Facebook Source: Facebook
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A Savannah-Chatham Police lieutenant was captured on video rescuing a flag from the flooding of Irma on Patriot Day. 

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How to report damage to your home to GEMA

Source: Facebook Source: Facebook
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Those who have sustained damage to their homes comes self report assessments to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency by filling out a form and submitting it online.

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ESPN anchor unleashes Twitter tirade against President Trump

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An anchor and reporter on ESPN network is under fire after calling President Donald Trump a white supremacist on Twitter, also claiming if he wasn't white, he wouldn't have been elected. 

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Two in custody after fleeing police following crash that killed toddler

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Two men are in custody after fleeing the scene of a fatal crash along I-75 in Henry County on Tuesday. 

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Possible flooding over I-75 could affect returning evacuees

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The Florida Department of Transportation is closely monitoring water levels near a small bridge over I-75 that they say could flood and close the roadway. 

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Police search for bank robbery suspect

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Atlanta Police need help from the public finding the man they say robbed a SunTrust Bank, September 8, 2017. 

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Power restored at Southwest Atlanta senior living facility Video included

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As now-downgraded Tropical Depression Irma continues to move through Georgia, CBS46 found that a senior center in Atlanta has gone without power and employees.

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Man killed in DeKalb County house fire

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A man is dead following a fire at a DeKalb County home early Wednesday morning.

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Crashes on I-20 leave traffic at standstill

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Two separate crashes along the eastbound lanes of I-20 in Fulton County stalled commuters Wednesday morning.

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Johns Creek girl vying to move on to finals of "America's Got Talent"

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Voting is currently underway as contestants hope to advance to the finals of "America's Got Talent" and a local girl needs your vote to send her through. 

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List of road closures across the area

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After trees toppled down and rain caused immense flooding due to the remnants of Irma, a number of roads are currently closed. Here is an updated list of closures.

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Dairy Queen owner defends 'politically incorrect' sign

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A Dairy Queen owner is defending a sign describing his restaurant as "politically incorrect" for its unabashed support for "God and country." 

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What you should do at traffic lights when power is out

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Traffic lights are still out in many places in metro Atlanta after Tropical Storm Irma moved through Georgia, which is creating a real danger at busy intersections.

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Metro Atlanta residents struggle with aftermath of Irma

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The aftermath of Irma has plenty of people in metro Atlanta trying to get back to a sense of normalcy.

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DeKalb County schools hit hard by Irma Video included

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One of the school districts in metro Atlanta with the longest road to recovery after Irma is DeKalb County. More than 50 schools are in the dark and dozens of others suffered severe damage.

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59-year-old killed in Sandy Springs due to Irma

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Tropical Storm Irma proved to be deadly in metro Atlanta, killing one man in Sandy Springs.

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Several local schools remain closed Wednesday

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Several area schools will remain closed in the aftermath of Irma.

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal discusses Irma's aftermath Video included

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal stands in his office with the heads of major state agencies by his side. He stresses this was a storm not commonly seen in the state. 

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Colony Square atrium opens as co-working space

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Colony Square has opened its atrium for people in need of power and internet access following damage to the area during Irma. 

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Irma rips through SE Georgia

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Southeast Georgia is cleaning up after bearing the brunt of Irma's path through the state. Take a look at recent damage photos!

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Thieves steal cigarettes, wine from neighborhood Walgreens Video included

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Employees at a local Walgreens are cleaning debris and broken glass after looters shattered the front door and stole several items. 

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World's busiest airport feels Irma's wrath

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Despite its downgrade from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irma was still disrupting air travel over a wide swath of the Southeast. 

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Irma leaves trail of devastation in Metro Atlanta Video included

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Monster storm Irma showed no mercy in Metro Atlanta on Monday, with strong winds felling trees in dozens of neighborhoods.

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Metro Atlanta cleans up after storms

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Well over a million people are waking up in the dark and will be cleaning up Tuesday after the remnants of Irma blew through Georgia. Check out pictures of widespread damage across the area.

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Three dead in Georgia following storms Video included

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Three people have reportedly been killed after the remnants of Tropical Storm Irma blew through metro Atlanta on Monday.

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Multiple DeKalb Co. streets closed due to downed trees, wires

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A number of roads are closed in DeKalb County after Hurricane Irma downed trees and powerlines in the county. 

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Gwinnett County announces weather-related closings for Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Due to severe weather forecast for Tuesday, September 12, Gwinnett County trials and hearings are cancelled. In general, other Gwinnett County Government offices, including the Tax Commissioner’s Office, will be open during normal business hours from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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Uber to resume operations in Atlanta Tuesday

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UPDATE: Uber will resume services on Tuesday morning, Sept. 12. 

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Storm damage across metro Atlanta Video included

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CBS46 has crews across metro Atlanta gathering photos and videos of storm damage caused by Irma.

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MARTA resumes limited service Tuesday

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MARTA will resume limited bus, paratransit and rail services on Tuesday, beginning at 7 a.m.

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Child who evacuated Florida dies after being struck by vehicle in DeKalb Co.

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A 10-year-old child who came to Georgia after evacuating now Tropical Storm Irma in Florida is dead after being struck by a vehicle in DeKalb County early Monday morning.

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City of Atlanta opens emergency shelters in response to Tropical Storm Irma

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In an effort to ensure the safety of residents and displaced individuals, the City of Atlanta is working with local partners to open emergency shelters. 

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Storm damage in Brunswick as Irma blows through

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Take a look at these photos posted by the Brunswick Police Department of devastation caused by now Tropical Storm Irma, as it slams into Georgia. 

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Photo released of auto parts robbery suspect

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Fulton County Police have released a photo of one of the men they say robbed an auto parts store in South Fulton County,September 9. 

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Southwest Airlines cancels all Atlanta flights after 1 p.m.

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Severe weather due to Tropical Storm Irma has caused damage across metro Atlanta, and airlines are taking precautions to insure the safety of their employees and passengers. 

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GDOT urging people to stay off roadways as Irma approaches

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As the now downgraded tropical storm Irma heads through the state, the Georgia Department of Transportation is urging people to stay off the roadways. 

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Tropical Storm Irma causes chaos across Glynn County Video included

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In Brunswick, buildings are boarded up, streets are shut down and cars are abandoned in parking lots.

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Photos from Southeast Georgia

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Over 100,000 Georgia Power customers are without electricity in the southeastern part of the state as Tropical Storm Irma rips through. Check out a slideshow of pictures!

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Oconee County Sheriff's Office: avoid the 'stupid factor'

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The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is offering advice to anyone planning on doing anything out of the ordinary as Tropical Storm Irma moves its way through the state, avoid the "stupid factor".

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Atlanta residents prepare as Irma tracks into Georgia Video included

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Grocery store parking lots are full, gas prices are soaring and some local schools are closing already ahead of now Tropical Storm Irma.

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State, city of Atlanta prepare as Irma sets sights on Georgia Video included

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The entire state of Georgia is under a state of emergency, and it’s also the first time in the history of Atlanta that the city is under a tropical storm warning.

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Southwest Georgia braces for powerful Hurricane Irma Video included

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As Irma moves north, it’s beginning to threaten South Georgia with every passing hour. 

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Athens Transit System to run reduced schedule on Monday

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The Athens Transit System has announced it will be running on a "break", or reduced transit service, schedule on Monday because of the impact of Hurricane Irma.  

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Airbnb offers free housing for Irma evacuees

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Airbnb hosts in several regions are opening their home from September 6 through September 28. 

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DFCS issues food stamp benefits early to support residents affected by Hurricane Irma

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The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) has released September’s allotment of food stamp benefits to all Georgia residents in an effort to help low-income families affected by Hurricane Irma. 

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Georgia Muslims release expanded list of shelter Mosques Video included

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Georgia's Muslim community has released an updated and expanded list of mosques serving as shelters for hurricane evacuees. 

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Weather alerts in metro Atlanta

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Hurricane Irma is expected to bring rain and strong winds to north Georgia and metro Atlanta starting Monday. Here are the current alerts for metro Atlanta. 

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Tracking Irma's path; Atlanta gets 1st ever tropical storm warning Video included

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For the first time, a tropical storm warning has been issued for the city of Atlanta as Hurricane Irma continues to churn its way toward Georgia.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. teams with sheriff's office to highlight dangers of distracted driving

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Decorated NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. has teamed with a local sheriff's office for a campaign on the dangers of distracted driving in hopes of winning a scholarship. 

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FEMA offers safety tips, resources in preparation of Hurricane Irma

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As Hurricane Irma slams Florida and heads up the Gulf Coast towards Georgia, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering tips and resources to help out.

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Dunwoody family hosts 53 rescue dogs

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Thousands of metro Atlanta families are opening their homes to Hurricane Irma evacuees – and not just the human ones.

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ACC announces football scheduling changes

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The Miami at Florida State and the Georgia Tech at Miami games will be rescheduled for Saturday, October 7, and Saturday, October 14, respectively.  

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Georgia Aquarium receives 53 rescued turtles from Florida

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The turtles arrived Thursday night from Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. 

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Judge blocks Elliott's 6-game suspension over domestic case

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A federal judge has blocked Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over a domestic violence case, setting the stage for a potentially lengthy legal fight with the NFL.

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Troy Gentry of country duo Montgomery Gentry dies in crash

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The official website for Montgomery Gentry says Troy Gentry, half of the country duo, has died in a New Jersey helicopter crash.

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Hurricane season: the essentials to survival

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Only weeks after Hurricane Harvey makes devastation in Houston, Hurricanes Irma and Jose are already on their way into the U.S. In preparation for one of the country's largest hurricanes to date, here are some basic preparedness www.ready.gov has given a few tips. 

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Woman arrested after claiming she had her dead child inside vehicle

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A woman is in custody after leading police on a chase that ended in a crash, and it all started after she told another woman over the phone that she had her dead child in the trunk of her vehicle.

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Teens allegedly rob, carjack women at gunpoint

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Police have identified two suspects accused of robbing and carjacking two women at gunpoint in Henry County in early August.

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13 busted in ongoing meth investigation in north Georgia

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Thirteen people are in custody as an ongoing investigation into a methamphetamine distribution network in northern Georgia continues. 

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MARTA driver suffers medical emergency, crashes bus into ditch

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The driver of a MARTA bus is hospitalized after crashing into a pole, veering down an embankment and into a ditch on Friday.

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Mayor of Snellville indicted on 65 felonies

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A Gwinnett County Grand Jury indicted Snellville's mayor on 65 felony counts and one misdemeanor.

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Two suspects arrested in fatal Craigslist meet up

Vicente Cruz. (SOURCE: Atlanta Police) Vicente Cruz. (SOURCE: Atlanta Police)
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Two suspects are in custody in connection to the death of a man who tried to sell his pickup truck during a Craigslist meet up in early May.

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Officers confiscate cell phones disguised as cheese puffs, flip flops

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Officers at Baldwin State Prison in Milledgeville got quite a surprise when they found cell phones in a bag of cheese puffs and a pair of flip flops. 

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Man suspected of breaking into over 25 vehicles in one night

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The Douglas County Sheriff's office is looking for a man suspected of breaking into several vehicles in one night. 

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Man slips bank teller note, gives her 30 seconds to comply

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Police are searching for a man caught on surveillance video robbing a bank in Atlanta on Wednesday. 

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Police searching for suspects in convenience store robbery

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Police are searching for four suspects accused of robbing a southwest Atlanta convenience store at gunpoint early Friday morning. 

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State of emergency issued for 30 Georgia counties

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for six coastal counties on Wednesday ahead of Hurricane Irma. 

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Equifax breach exposes 143 million people to identity theft

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Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million Americans. 

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MARTA CEO leaves for Goodwill

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Keith Parker, a man thought to be responsible for MARTA's turnaround, is leaving the company to take a job as the head of Goodwill North Georgia. 

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Man critical after shooting in Atlanta

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Police say a man is in critical condition after being shot in southwest Atlanta.

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Marietta family stranded, couple's plans canceled in Caribbean due to Irma

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Hurricane Irma is leaving some metro Atlanta families stranded in the Caribbean with limited food and water, and no power. Irma's threat is also forcing big changes in Georgia for some who had life-changing plans this weekend.

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Evacuees renaming I-75 'highway to hell' as they try to leave Florida

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With thousands of people flooding roadways, Florida drivers trying to make it to Georgia are already getting stuck in traffic. 

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Tolls to be suspended on I-75 express lanes south of Atlanta

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Tolls will be suspended on the I-75 express lanes located south of Atlanta in Henry and Clayton counties to help accommodate residents driving to Georgia from Florida due to Hurricane Irma.

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NOBLE collecting donations for Harvey, Irma victims

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Relief for victims of both Harvey and Irma is coming from the Georgia Chapter of NOBLE, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. 

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Atlanta Braves offers free tickets to Florida evacuees

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The Atlanta Braves are extending an invitation to any Florida resident who has evacuated to Georgia to be their guests for the next four nights at SunTrust Park.

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Decatur officer busts several moves to celebrate reaching 2,000 likes

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A Decatur officer who promised to show off his dance moves if the department Facebook page reached 2,000 likes made good on his promise in a video posted to the page. 

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Tiger shot, killed in Henry County came from Ringling Bros. parent company

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A tiger that was spotted on the northbound lanes of I-75 early Wednesday morning is no longer on the loose after being shot by officers in a nearby neighborhood.

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APD chief issues statement on decision to close gay bars over Labor Day weekend

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Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields has issued a statement regarding the closure of four Midtown gay bars and restaurants over the Labor Day weekend. 

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Driver of street sweeper run over by own vehicle

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The driver of a street sweeper is dead after being run over while attempting to fix the vehicle at a gas station in Gwinnett County early Thursday morning.

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Georgia's Banned License Plates A-Z Part 2

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Have you ever had a creative idea for a personalized license plate, only to go to the DMV and get turned away because it was on the banned list? Take a look at some of the license plates that are banned by the DMV!

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Separate crashes snarl traffic on I-20

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Two separate crashes along the westbound lanes of I-20 in Fulton County had traffic at a stand still Thursday morning.

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