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Democrats make history while Republicans head to runoff

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The polls are closed and the results are in for the 2018 Georgia primary election. 

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High school coach commits suicide after alleged sexual relationship with student

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Authorities allege Michael Slaughter was sexually involved with a female student while not on school property.

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Women making history across the nation this political season

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Women across the country are making history this political season. 

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Marietta man convicted of shooting another man

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Jason Lamont Townes was found guilty of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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Dogs vs. snakes: Protecting your pets Video included

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In Cobb County several people have reported their dogs being bit.

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Official: Most of City of Atlanta's online network back up and running after cyberattack Video included

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We are less than seventy days into the ongoing Atlanta cyberattack and city officials say the crisis finally appears to be just about over. 

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Massive tire dump to be cleaned up Video included

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Linda Rice never imagined a massive tire dump in her community would still be a problem months after exposing the eyesore. 

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Woman claims she was injured during rough arrest Video included

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An Atlanta Police officer is now under investigation, accused of roughing up women during their arrest at a Buckhead restaurant. 

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Tex McIver prepares for sentencing after being found guilty of murdering wife Video included

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Tex McIver has been in the Fulton County Jail since last month when a jury found him guilty of felony murder.

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Fuel thief brutally attacks gas station owner Video included

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Earlier this month police say the man had five transactions over two days at the same pump at the Sun Petro station on Senoia Road.

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City of Winder newest city hit with cyber-attack

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The City of Winder is the latest municipality dealing with a cyber-attack. A city spokesperson has confirmed the city was hit with a virus on Monday that is currently affecting the city’s servers.

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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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Police arrest alleged gunman in Columbia Drive murder

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The family of a man shot outside a gas station is pleading for justice.

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Hartsfield-Jackson airport looking to minimize wait times for Memorial Day Weekend Video included

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Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are making efforts to keep lines moving over the Memorial Day Holiday.

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No decision on trial for former DeKalb Co. officer in fatal shooting of Air Force vet, to reconvene in two weeks

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The former DeKalb County police officer charged with murder was back in court on Tuesday for day two of the hearing to determine if a trial will move forward or if the charges will be dropped.

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Medical examiner rules CDC researcher Timothy Cunningham's death suicide by drowning

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The Fulton County Medical Examiner released the cause and manner of death for Timothy Cunningham, the CDS researcher who was found in the Chattahoochee River in early May. 

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Two cameras, two different sides of Snellville seafood restaurant confrontation

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According to a Facebook post averaging hundreds of thousands of views per day, the owner of Doos Seafood near Snellville "hit" an employee for making a mistake. 

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Woman dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound near polling location in northwest Atlanta

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CBS46 has learned that police are investigating a deadly shooting near a polling location in northwest Atlanta.

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Tropics on Watch, Wet Weekend Ahead Video included

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The National Hurricane Center has given a cluster of storms in the Caribbean a 40 percent chance of becoming the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season in the next five days.

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Henry County PD investigating suspicious death in Stockbridge

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The Henry County Police Dept. is investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in the wood line near Highland Drive and Highway 42 in Stockbridge.

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Latina candidate disqualified before primary

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A candidate for a Georgia house race has been disqualified before Primary Day because of state rules.

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Two Coweta Co. schools locked down after man with a gun reported in the area

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Northgate High School and Canongate Elementary School were placed under a security lock down as a precaution after reports of a man with a gun in the area.

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Pilot dies in plane crash near Commerce

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The pilot of a small aircraft is dead after crashing in a wooded area near Commerce Monday night.

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Mattie's Call issued for teen diagnosed with bi-polar disorder

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The Clayton County Police Department is searching for a missing teen diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and a Mattie's Call has been issued as a result. 

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Better Call Harry: When using Thumbtack, do your research Video included

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Using Thumbtack? Do some research, too. How do you find a good handyman? 

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Mother of 7 shot multiple times in South Fulton

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A mother of seven is fighting for her life after being shot several times in South Fulton late Monday night.

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Governor candidates to be decided during Primary Day

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Tuesday is Primary Day as voters will narrow the field in a number of local, state and federal elections.

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Forsyth County man charged with sex crimes against juvenile runaway

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A Forsyth County man has been arrested and is charged with several sex-related crimes involving an underage runaway from DeKalb County. 

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Pedestrian killed after being struck by vehicle in Clayton County

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A pedestrian has been killed after being struck by a vehicle in Clayton County early Tuesday morning. 

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DeKalb Co. poll workers dismissed from duties

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On the eve of election day, Brenda Spurley sounded off on the DeKalb County Board of Elections.

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Cadi finds a forever home

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Cadi the dog has a forever home after being abandoned by her owner and dropped off at the Atlanta Dog Spa.

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How to Guide: VA benefits for veterans and their families

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The vast information on VA.gov can be overwhelming but CBS46 found out most of the info you need is there under the benefits tab.

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Businesses push for extended nightlife hours during Super Bowl

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The Atlanta Nightlife Alliance wants establishments to be allowed to stay open open 24 hours during the week of the big game. 

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Man attempts to lure woman into vehicle

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A woman working at a Roswell Publix narrowly escaped a man attempting to lure her away in the grocery store parking lot. 

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Police: Deceased person found in Gwinnett County park

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The body of an adult male was located in Pinckneyville Park, an area in unincorporated Norcross, just before noon on Monday.

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Teen shot, killed on Lake Valley Road

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Police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed near the intersection of Lake Valley Road and Hemphill School Road.

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Latina candidate disqualified from race

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For months she's been campaigning to be the next Representative of House District 29 but on Friday Maria Palacios learned she'd been disqualified from the race.

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Student struck by vehicle while walking to school

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Authorities say the incident occurred at the crosswalk of Jonesboro Road and Highway 138 at 8:36 a.m

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Judge to decide if former DeKalb Co. officer will face trial in 2015 shooting death of Air Force vet Video included

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A judge could decide if the case of a former DeKalb County officer who shot and killed an Air Force veteran in 2015 can move forward.

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31-year-old man charged with sex trafficking

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Matthew Humphries is charged with trafficking in sexual servitude, interference with child custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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Choosing the right summer camp Video included

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Most Atlanta-area students start their summer vacation this week.

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Hands Across the Border kicks off Monday Video included

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As the busy travel season begins, law enforcement officers are reaching across state lines in an attempt to keep travelers safe.

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Sylvan Ridge Road SWAT situation ends peacefully, one man in custody

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A SWAT situation is over and a man is in custody.

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Jumper Cable Jerry Video included

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For more than a decade, people living in one Metro Atlanta community said they’ve been taken advantage of by a man claiming to be their neighbor in need of help.

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Two people arrested in drug bust

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Dean Moss, 51, is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and 24-year-old P'Tia Moss is charged with possession of heroin.

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Man dies in single-car collision

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Police say the 31-year-old male victim was traveling northeast on Powder Springs Road in a silver 2002 Chevrolet Suburban when he struck a utility pole.

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Police: Suspect fires police gun, two suspect arrested and one injured

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The suspects, 22-year-old Yasmeen Griffin and 19-year-old Samuel Taylor, were both arrested at the scene.

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Students hold gun violence vigil

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The Georgia Student Alliance for Social Justice wants to see change, and with candles lit, they stood and spoke in the shadows of the capitol.

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Woman suing county, fired from polling job

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A metro Atlanta woman suing DeKalb County for alleged sexual harassment involving a county commissioner now believes the county is retaliating against her.

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Man killed in DeKalb County wreck

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A man was killed Saturday after a wreck in DeKalb County.

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2 arrested after fatal shooting in high school parking lot

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Two people were arrested after a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a Clayton County high school late Friday.

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Deceased male found in South Fulton embankment

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South Fulton Police are investigating a dead body that was found in an embankment off Old National Highway Saturday morning.

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Royal Wedding is marker of representation, diversity

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About 30 women got dressed up for the affair and met before the sun came up. It was a much anticipated event for the ladies, who were eager to see Meghan Markle, a bi-racial American, marry into royalty.

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Gwinnett judge candidate resigns from job over courthouse violations

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According to sources, and information independently confirmed by CBS46, some of the alleged violations are minor, and others are not so minor.

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Rash of car break-ins continues

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Police say 28 cars were broken into or vandalized Saturday morning in the 1000 block of Lenox Park Boulevard.

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Construction workers safe after scaffolding snaps on Atlanta building Video included

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Two construction workers are safe after hanging from a building in midtown Atlanta when a scaffolding snapped early Friday evening.

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New measurement system shows some of state's best schools not making the grade Video included

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Georgia education leaders are grading schools just like teachers grade students, but a new measurement called Beating the Odds shows some of the state’s best schools not making the grade.

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Annual lacrosse fundraiser raises money for veterans Video included

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It's an event that raises tens of thousands of dollars for America's heroes. But it also does more. It links the community with local veterans, all through lacrosse. 

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Elderly pet owners having hard time caring for animals Video included

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When you get old and can no longer take care of your pet, what do you do?

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Blue Ridge granny reigns as "Burger Queen" Video included

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Last year, Margaret Goddard lost her brother and before that her husband of 51 years, and now she's passing her time as "Burger Queen."  

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'Hamilton' #HAM4HAM ticket lottery opens in Atlanta May 20

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Broadway Atlanta announced on Twitter that the "Hamilton" #HAM4HAm ticket lottery is coming to Atlanta. 

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It's graduation time: What you need to know

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If you're planning to attend a graduation ceremony at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, CBS46 has everything you need to know for the occasion. 

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Police: Body found near intersection in DeKalb County

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DeKalb County Police are investigating a body found near an intersection in Lithonia. The deceased person was found near Thompson Mill Road and Rock Springs Road. 

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Couple claims excessive force in Cobb County traffic stop, incident report suggests otherwise

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It’s a video that is making the rounds on social media, and many have questions about what happened.

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Fatal shooting at DeKalb County gas station

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The shooting took place at a Citgo in the 2500 block of Columbia Drive.

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Middle school student dies after school bus with several students aboard collides with vehicle

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A Dawson County Middle School student is dead and many people were hospitalized following a crash involving a school bus with several students aboard in Hall County.

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Local photographers changing way young girls see their natural hair

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Two local photographers are changing the way young girls see their natural hair. Through their Afro-Art series, a campaign which celebrates curls and other natural hairstyles, the owners of Creative Soul Photography are receiving worldwide recognition. 

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Woman shot in parking lot of Buckhead lounge

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Atlanta Police are investigating a shooting that left a 24-year-old woman injured Friday morning. 

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As enrollment increases, Gwinnett County school district approves $2.2 billion budget

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The Gwinnett County school system approved a huge new budget Thursday night with plans to increase your child's safety.

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Neighbors say predator on loose in Sandy Springs, Atlanta

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Parts of Sandy Springs and Atlanta are on edge after neighbors say there is a suspected predator on the loose. 

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Suspects in custody after leading police on high speed chase

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Two people are in custody after leading police on a high speed chase through two metro Atlanta counties early Friday morning. 

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Arrest made after fatal shooting in Bartow County

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Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Bartow County Thursday afternoon. 

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GBI employee on leave after arrest

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An employee with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is on administrative leave following his arrest. 

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Veteran struggling after VA massively reduces monthly disability check

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A Veteran and his wife are struggling after the VA massively reduced his monthly disability check.

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10 cows killed after truck overturns in Cobb County

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If the morning commute in metro Atlanta isn't already bad enough, it was extremely difficult for drivers on I-75 in northern Cobb County early Thursday morning.

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New tool removes excuse of poverty from failing schools

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A powerful new tool is removing the excuse of poverty from failing schools across Georgia.

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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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Six teens charged with intimidation of witnesses in case involving coach accused of sexual battery

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Six teens have been charged after police say they vandalized the homes of two students who accused a high school coach of sexual battery.

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Fulton County Schools Police investigating after bullet found in classroom at Alpharetta High School

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The Fulton County Schools Police Dept. is investigating after a bullet was found in a classroom at Alpharetta High School.

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Youth Villages helps treat childhood trauma

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Youth Villages serves children across 15 states, including here in Douglasville which helped close to 450 youth and families last year. 

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Suspicious package found near Capitol building confirmed as weather balloon

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Police are currently investigating a suspicious package near the Capitol building in downtown Atlanta.

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Residents say rats as big as cats are taking over apartment complex Video included

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Residents of an Atlanta apartment complex say they're being overrun by rats as big as cats and they've asked CBS46 to hold management accountable.  

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Community mourns loss of teacher killed in car crash

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New details involving a fatal crash that claimed the life of a beloved teacher in the Paulding County school district.

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APS employee, youth baseball coach charged with child molestation

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An Atlanta Public Schools employee and youth baseball coach has been charged with sex crimes against a child.

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Atlanta watch parties for Royal Wedding of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

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More than 3 billion people around the world will tune in Saturday morning to watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Cell phone video lands 3 high school students in jail

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Recording video of everything happening around them and posting it on the internet is a popular pastime amongst high school students, but this time, three teens were arrested for a video they made.

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Substitute charged after accidentally bringing gun to elementary school

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A substitute teacher was sent home Wednesday after she brought a handgun to an elementary school.

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Gun found in child's book bag at school

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Police say a gun was found in a student's book bag in Marietta Wednesday.

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Police investigating rash of carjackings in Midtown Atlanta Video included

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Police believe four carjackings and two armed robberies could be connected.

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Related to royalty

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Dr. Paul Dabney and Meghan Markle are third cousins three times removed, which means they share at least one set of great-great-great grandparents.

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Police release sketch of home invasion suspect

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He is described as a black male in his late 40s with short to medium length curly black hair, short beard with gray hairs in it, and has a thin but muscular build.

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APD: issues with fleet shortage and old patrol cars

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Councilman Dustin Hillis says his priority going into this budget season is advocating for public safety officers.

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Consumer Report: Do you know if your car is under recall

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You hear about major auto recalls in the news. But did you know there are hundreds of auto recalls every year, even for older models? 

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Rapper T.I. arrested in Henry County on assault, disorderly charges Video included

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Rapper T.I. is out of jail after posting bond following his arrest in Henry County early Wednesday morning.

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Pair restrained with duct tape inside home during home invasion

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Cobb County Police are investigating following a home invasion on May 4. The incident occurred in the 100 block of Kay Road in Marietta.  

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Flash Flood Warning in effect for Cobb, Douglas and Fulton counties

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood WARNING for Cobb, Douglas and Fulton counties until 3:30 p.m. 

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Teen critically injured in shooting at gas station

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A 19 year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot several times at a gas station in South Fulton early Wednesday morning.

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Former UGA, NFL star Andy Johnson passes away at age 65

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Andy Johnson, a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame who played quarterback for the University of Georgia before several years with the New England Patriots in the NFL, has died at the age of 65.

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Hapeville Police searching for child molestation suspect

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Police in Hapeville are searching for a man accused of committing sex crimes against children. 

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Police searching for three children allegedly abducted by mother's boyfriend

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Police are currently searching for three children from Locust Grove who were allegedly abducted by their mother's boyfriend. 

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Pharmacy robbery in DeKalb County caught on camera

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The owner of a DeKalb County pharmacy turned the tables on three woman attempting to rob his business.

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Legislative records dominate Democratic gubernatorial debate

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Two Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls have squared off in a heated debate as they make their final appeals to voters. 

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Better Call Harry gets some relief for sweltering tenant Video included

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It’s getting too hot to be without a working air conditioner.

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Zuberi the giraffe passes after accident at Zoo Atlanta Video included

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Zoo officials say 7-year-old Zuberi died unexpectedly after his neck became wedged between in a space between a metal railing.

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Police: Woman's body found hanging from tree outside Walmart

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A disturbing discovery as police say a woman's body was found hanging from a tree outside a Walmart location in South Fulton early Monday morning.

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Vicious fight between girls recorded in bathroom during gym class Video included

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The video clip shows two young ladies swinging wildly at each other as several others watch and encourage the violence. Teachers are nowhere nearby.

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Dog abandoned at dog spa looking for forever home

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A man dropped off his dog at a dog spa in Atlanta, but he never came back to pick her up.

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Georgia gubernatorial candidate announces "Deportation Bus" tour Video included

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Georgia gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams announced on Tuesday he will be touring sanctuary cities in the Metro Atlanta area in his “Deportation Bus.”

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Amazon's Alexa becomes resource for Johns Creek

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The goal is to increase transparency and to also help entrepreneurs and business owners.

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South Fulton police equipment agreement

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In April, 85 officers were sworn in to the city's police department, yet those officers say they do not have certain equipment to keep the public safe.

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Teenager charged in fatal pedestrian accident

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She is charged with second degree vehicular homicide, distracted driving, vehicular homicide, failure to yield to pedestrian in the roadway and use of electronic communication device under the age of 18.

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Carolyn Young, family release update on Andrew Young after hospital stay

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Carolyn Young, the wife of Ambassador Andrew Young, along with her family released an update on Ambassador Young's condition after he was hospitalized over one week ago.  

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Eggs sold at several grocery stores, including Publix subject of recall

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A recall has been issued for eggs sold at several grocery stores as they could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

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Identities released of cousins killed in overnight fire in Douglas County Video included

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Police have released the identities of a woman and child killed in a fire at a home in Douglas County early Tuesday morning.

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Two men involved in road rage incident in Gwinnett County facing charges

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A suspect who allegedly stabbed a driver during a road rage incident in Gwinnett County last week has turned himself in to police and now both men involved are facing charges.

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Dacula residents concerned about students' risky behavior in getting to school

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Shocking pictures showing students who attend Dacula High School climbing over and crawling under train cars just to get to school. 

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Woman sentenced in fatal stabbing of step-cousin in 2015

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A Cobb County woman will spend the next 20 years behind bars after being sentenced in the fatal stabbing of her step-cousin in 2015. 

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Several evacuated after fire at Midtown Atlanta high rise Video included

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Fire ripped through a high rise building in Midtown Atlanta early Tuesday morning, evacuating residents and forcing the closure of West Peachtree Street. 

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Teen illness prompts vaping shop regulations in Cumming Video included

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The vaping business is under the microscope in Forsyth County after several teens have gotten sick from vaping juices that go in the popular e-cigarettes. 

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Parents push back against changes to Henry County special needs program Video included

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A Hail Mary effort to block the transfer of about 100 special needs students to new schools falls flat in Henry County. 

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Miller Grove Middle School without air conditioning on record hot day Video included

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It couldn't have been worse timing for a Dekalb County middle school, with record high temperatures, the air conditioning at Miller Grove stopped working.

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Veteran says VA won't reimburse for outside costs following surgery

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A veteran says following surgery, the VA was unsupportive with necessary follow-up care, and wouldn't reimburse him for additional costs associated with the surgery. 

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Marietta man arrested on drug charges

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Deputies say the 27-year-old was found in possession of synthetic cannabinoids and a drug-related object.

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Fire officials warn against leaving grills unattended while cooking Video included

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Gwinnett County firefighters are urging people to use caution when firing up the grill after a devastating house fire on Mother's Day. 

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New traffic signals may ease congestion in Gwinnett County

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To help the growing traffic problems, the county transportation department is adding smart signals to local roads.

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City of Atlanta officials meet to discuss public transportation limitations Video included

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Monday, community leaders came together to discuss the area's infrastructure problems and come up with solutions for people like Fredrick White who depend on public transportation.

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Supreme Court opens doors for sports gambling

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On Monday the court struck down the 1992 Professional Sports and Amateur Protection Act that barred sports gambling.

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New speed zone signs slow down drivers by schools Video included

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New dynamic speed display signs are now in place to alert drivers of their speed in this school zone.

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Alpharetta man drowns on Lake Lanier

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An Alpheretta man is dead after his body was found in Lake Lanier early Sunday morning. 

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Rome teen drowns at Little River Canyon National Preserve

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Officials say a 14-year-old Georgia boy has drowned at Little River Canyon National Preserve in Alabama. 

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Police in Sandy Springs shoot man wanted in South Carolina

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Authorities say a man wanted in South Carolina was shot by police in Sandy Springs.

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One dead, 3 others found shot after 14th officer-involved shooting in 15 days in GA Video included

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One person is dead and three others were found shot inside a home in the 14th officer-involved shooting in Georgia in the past 15 days.

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Motorcyclist dead after crash in Gwinnett County

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A motorcyclist is dead after colliding with a vehicle in Gwinnett County early Monday morning.

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Man shot, killed by off-duty officer in Clayton County

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A man was shot and killed Sunday by an off-duty police officer in Clayton County Sunday.

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Woman believed to have been kidnapped in Newnan

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Police say they're looking for a woman believed to have been kidnapped in Newnan.

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Alleged gang members burglarize electronics store

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Police say two juveniles and one adult were seen wearing "gang" colors while stealing merchandise from the store early Sunday morning.

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Fatal shooting on Donald Lee Hollowell, search for suspect continues

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The shooting occurred just before 2 a.m. near Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Woods Drive. 

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Officers released from hospital after responding to reports of dead body in room

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A spokesperson for the DeKalb County Police Department says the only chemical substance found in the room was that of household cleaning solutions.

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Son attacks mother, kills brother following dispute

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The suspect was later found in his vehicle near Southeast Clarke Park. He was arrested without incident and facing charges of murder and aggravated assault.

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Lowe’s kitchen remodel drags on for 8 months

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A Dunwoody homeowner paid Lowe’s more than $53,000 for a kitchen and bathroom renovation. From the beginning, it was a nightmare.

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Employees treated after train catches fire at Six Flags Over Georgia

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Two employees were injured Saturday after a train caught fire at Six Flags over Georgia just outside Atlanta.

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Suspect shot in hand by officers in Sandy Springs

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A suspect was shot in the hand by Sandy Springs police officers late Friday after they say he drove a vehicle towards them.

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Teen girls say fake cop targeted them in Gwinnett County

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A fake cop put a real scare into some Gwinnett County high schoolers. Someone rolled up on two girls with flashing lights and told them he was an officer. But they knew better. 

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Wife of Andrew Young says he's resting, receiving treatment after falling ill

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The wife of former Atlanta mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young says he's continuing to rest and receive medical treatment after he fell ill and was admitted to the hospital. 

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Police track down suspect who stole items from former UGA, NFL star

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Less than one week after University of Georgia memorabilia was stolen out of the car of former football star Roquan Smith, police have made an arrest.

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Georgia State says graduation won't be rescheduled following weather interruption

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Georgia State University students were supposed to walk across the stage Thursday and accept their diplomas, marking four years of hard work. But their graduation ceremony was cut short. 

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Oklahoma governor signs adoption law opposed by LGBT groups

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a law that gay rights advocates say will allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and non-Christians in placing children.

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Atlanta Hawks hire 76ers assistant as new head coach

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The Atlanta Hawks announced Friday that they've hired Lloyd Pierce as their new head coach.

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Art program empowers homeless teens

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ChopArt is a unique nonprofit helping homeless teens find hope and confidence through art. 

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Preservationist group wants to save Atlanta Civic Center from demolition Video included

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An Atlanta preservationist group wants to see the Atlanta Civic Center be re-used though the Atlanta Housing Authority has re-development plans for the property that include affordable housing. 

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Navy mixes up Marines' files Video included

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Steven Davis of Brookhaven says he was shocked when he received a letter from the Department of the U.S. Navy eight years ago describing him as someone else. 

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CAUGHT ON CAM: Alpharetta officer resigns after video shows him manhandling woman Video included

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An Alpharetta police officer who was been suspended after he was caught manhandling a 65-year-old woman on dashcam video has resigned.

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New 30-mile stretch of express lanes to open this summer Video included

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A similar express lane opened last year in Henry County and averages 164,000 drivers each month. 

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Fannin County to allow teachers to carry guns in classrooms Video included

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Another Georgia county will let teachers carry guns in the classroom. School board members in Fannin County made the unanimous decision Thursday night.

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Elementary kids compete in Worlds Robotics Competition Robotics Video included

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The robot they designed, built and programmed competed against 400 other teams in the international competition, bringing home second place in the competition.

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Henry County Officer seen in video choking former NFL player fired Video included

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Felony charges have been dropped against a former NFL player arrested in December and the officer seen in a viral video choking him has been fired.

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Missing man with dementia may be traveling through Gwinnett County

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The Carrollton Police Department is searching for a missing man diagnosed with dementia and a Mattie's Call has been issued as a result. 

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One man dead, another injured in SW Atlanta shooting

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A man is dead and another injured following a shooting in southwest Atlanta late Thursday night. 

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Deputy saves baby's life in dramatic incident caught on dash cam

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A Florida deputy is being hailed as a hero after coming to the rescue of a 3 month-old baby who was unresponsive inside a vehicle. 

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Dr. Bernice King urging people to avoid Waffle House after another controversial incident

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More fallout for Atlanta-based restaurant chain Waffle House. Dr. Bernice King, daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., is urging people to stay away from the restaurant until the company has a more in-depth discussion on racism. 

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INVESTIGATES

Inmate deaths still plague Fulton County Jail

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As inmates kept dying at the Fulton County Jail, the GBI opened investigations and the county fired its medical provider. Families of those inside the jail's walls were assured a new contractor would lead to better care and oversight. But the new year came and inmates kept dying.

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18 major development projects being built in Atlanta

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High rises continue to rise in midtown Atlanta. In the past few days, two major new mixed-use, sky-soaring towers were announced. 

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Atlanta hospital named one of America's top 50

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A hospital in Atlanta has been named to a Top 50 list in the country.

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Veteran's job fair to be held in Cobb County Video included

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A unique event is taking place Thursday for veterans in metro Atlanta. Employment Seekers is partnering with dozens of businesses hosted a job fair for veterans.

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Contracts for new restaurants, shops put on hold at Atlanta airport Video included

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What sounds a little bit like paradise for some, is anything but at the world's busiest airport. 

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INVESTIGATES

Douglas County coroner spending in question Video included

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For about a year and a half now, Renee Godwin has been the elected coroner in Douglas County. And for almost as long, her spending has raised questions.

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Atlanta man convicted of murder, necrophilia after killing woman in 2013, sentenced to life plus 40 years

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An Atlanta man was convicted of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, necrophilia, burglary and tampering with evidence after he brutally beat and strangled a 60-year-old woman. 

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Better Homes and Gardens teams up with Walmart, releases new line of plants, accessories Video included

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Sponsored by: Better Homes & Gardens and Walmart

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Teen wanted in connection to fatal shooting of 6-year-old child taken into custody near I-20, Candler Rd. Video included

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Meshon Williams, the 17-year-old wanted in connection to the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy in DeKalb County has been taken into custody. 

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Family wants answers after police shoot, kill woman with knife

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A woman police described as a "demented person" was shot and killed by authorities Saturday morning.

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11-year-old child killed, 8 others ejected in crash on I-75 in Henry County

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A fatal crash on I-75 in Henry County forced the closure of all northbound lanes of the highway Thursday morning but all of the lanes have since reopened and traffic is moving through the area.

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Annual "Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive" to be held Saturday

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The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive,  the country's largest single-day food drive, will host its 26th annual event Saturday, May 12. Locally, a majority of the donations are given to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, with the rest going to area nonprofit feeding programs.

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Former NFLer arrested on burglary charges in Cobb County

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Former NFL player Anthony McDaniel has been arrested in Cobb County after allegedly stealing several items from his girlfriend's apartment.

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Driver killed, passenger makes it out of vehicle fire in Fulton County Video included

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One person is dead and another is hospitalized after a vehicle caught fire following a crash in south Fulton County early Thursday morning. 

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Governor candidate Brian Kemp ruffles more feathers with recent ad

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After his initial political ad had people talking Governor candidate Brian Kemp promises to ruffle more feathers with his latest commercial. 

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Police: Child attacked in women's restroom at Town Center Mall

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Cobb County Police are investigating after an 11-year-old was attacked while in a women's restroom at Town Center Mall. 

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Students injured after school bus accident in Atlanta

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Some students were taken to the hospital after they sustained minor injuries during a school bus accident in Atlanta Wednesday.

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Servers mining cryptocurrency stolen from gubernatorial candidate's headquarters

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There was a huge theft in Hall County of more than a quarter-million dollars worth of computer equipment. All of it belonged to a Republican candidate for governor and was in the process of making him money.

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DNA leads to arrest in 15-year-old murder case

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Fifteen years after an Athens woman was brutally murdered, her killer has been captured.

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New bill, new rules for stopping for school buses

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Do drivers have to stop if they encounter a school bus stopped on the other side of a center turn lane? The answer to that question depends on how you interpret House Bill 978

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Campbellton residents growing concerned over crime increase

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A group recently came together for a community restoration meeting to talk about crime concerns, but just one day after that meeting, a shooting took place and shows crime is not slowing down in the area.

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Fugitive captured 22 years after allegedly committing murder

Hector Garay as he was released from El Salvador authorities to FBI Atlanta. (Source: FBI Atlanta) Hector Garay as he was released from El Salvador authorities to FBI Atlanta. (Source: FBI Atlanta)
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On Tuesday May 8, Hector Ulises Garay was flown from El Salvador to Atlanta. He was arrested for an unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

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Community living helps cut rising housing costs Video included

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One of those options is PadSplit, a company offering six homes with a total of 38 rooms around Atlanta.

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Man arrested, accused of trying to purchase female child for $200

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A Marietta man has been arrested and charged following an investigating that involved the suspect trying to purchase a female child for $200. 

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Driver hits work detail inmate with vehicle; arrested by police

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Gwinnett County Police have arrested a driver they say hit and killed an inmate while on work detail. 

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2 Metro Atlanta high schools place in U.S. News and World Report Top 100 High Schools

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Two Metro Atlanta high schools placed in the top 100 high schools nationally in the newest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. 

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Orkin lists Atlanta #1 in Top 50 mosquito cities

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Orkin released its 2018 Top Mosquitoes Cities list, and Atlanta was listed number one once again.

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Report: Millennials living with mom on the rise

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Mother's Day is just around the corner and a new Zillow report has found the number of millennials living with their mother or both parents has increased since 2005. 

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BOLO issued for Marshall's shoplifter

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The City of Fayette Police Department has issued a BOLO for a woman they say stole $400 worth of clothing from a Marshall's Department Store. 

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Doctor house calls make a comeback Video included

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An old idea is becoming new again – doctor house calls are making a comeback. 

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Mattie's Call: Jonesboro man reported missing by family

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A Mattie’s Call was issued for 44-year-old Ron Slaton after he was reported missing by family members.

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Warrant: Teen recorded students' sex act in school bathroom

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An Atlanta-area high school student is facing a felony charge after being accused of secretly recording a sex act between two other students in a school bathroom.

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Fatal crash snarls traffic on I-75 in Bartow County

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Traffic was at a standstill on the northbound lanes of I-75 in Bartow County due to a fatal crash early Wednesday morning but the roadway has since reopened.

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Investigation launched into Atlanta mayoral runoff race

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The Georgia Secretary of State Office has launched an investigation into December's runoff election in the race for mayor of Atlanta between Mary Norwood and eventual winner Keisha Lance Bottoms. 

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Governor Nathan Deal vetoes 21 legislative proposals

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Gov. Nathan Deal has vetoed 21 legislative proposals in what is likely his final set of vetoes as Georgia governor.

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Patients outraged by Anthem ER visit policy change

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This week The American College of Emergency Physicians put out a series of video criticizing Anthem Healthcare for scaling back it's emergency room coverage. 

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New mixed-use development could bring more traffic to Atlanta's westside Video included

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The project is set to bring a building, similar to Ponce City Market, to a space that's been vacant for years.

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CBS46 obtains body cam footage from controversial routine stop Video included

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According to the video, about six minutes into the stop, there seems to be confusion when a second officer makes a discovery. 

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Bird scooters dropped off in Atlanta

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Bird Electric Scooters are now available in midtown, tech square, downtown and on the west end. 

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New Details: Walmart employee describes being shot by paranoid customer

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We are now hearing the details about that strange encounter directly from the employee who was almost killed by a paranoid customer.

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