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Militia Barbie: Going inside armed security force Video included

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There are more than 500 armed militia groups in the U.S. CBS46 wanted to break through the stereotypes and find out what a typical militia group believes.

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Bloomberg: Uber pays ransom to hide theft of driver, passenger personal info

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Uber says hackers got the personal information of all their drivers and passengers. That means the names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and driver's license numbers of more than 57 million people were exposed.

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Driver ticketed over 3 ft. stop sign; Can Better Call Harry raise it? Video included

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Better Call Harry is trying to help a man who just got his first traffic citation. The ticket is for running a stop sign, but there is something about this stop, and many others that got him thinking he'd Better Call Harry.

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Baby AJ to get kidney Wednesday; Tyler Perry buys family new car

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Baby AJ’s mom, Carmellia Burgess, has been depending on the kindness of friends and relatives to get her son to his dialysis treatments three times a week, for three hours a day. 

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Mayor Reed: "Ceasar Mitchell supporting Mary Norwood is one man, one woman, two losers" Video included

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed didn't mince words when CBS46 asked him how he felt about City Council President Ceasar Mitchell endorsing Mary Norwood. 

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Big difference for school in one year

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New high quality teachers and a new principal start with learning to read. Last year 90 percent of 3rd graders were already behind.  

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Medical ID app helps first responders during holiday season

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With the holidays approaching, it's travel season. With that first responders will see an increase in emergency calls, but new technology can make their job a little bit easier.

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Board of Regents completes review of KSU following cheerleading controversy

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The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has completed their review of Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens' actions, as well as that of the school, following the controversial episode involving five cheerleaders who kneeled during the national anthem.

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Two attorneys quit McIver case Video included

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The next time Tex McIver walks into court, attorneys William Hill and Steve Maples wont be there to greet him.

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Young girl struck during shootout in SE Atlanta Video included

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An 8 year-old girl is recovering after being struck by a stray bullet during a shootout in southeast Atlanta on Tuesday. 

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Two arrested, one at large for internet scheme

Nicholas Gates, Tiesha Dunbar, Natiya Pope (Source: Gwinnett County Police Department) Nicholas Gates, Tiesha Dunbar, Natiya Pope (Source: Gwinnett County Police Department)
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Tiesha Dunbar and Nicholas Gates were arrested during a sting operation set up by the victim and South Precinct. A third person involved in the scheme, Natiya Pope, is at large. 

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Surveillance video released in Barcelona Wine Bar fatal shooting, reward increased Video included

Chelsea Beller (Source: Facebook) Chelsea Beller (Source: Facebook)
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Authorities say three men entered Barcelona Wine Bar around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday and tied up employees with electrical tape. 

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MARTA bus just in time to block view of GA Dome implosion

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The driver of a MARTA bus that inconveniently pulled in front of a camera that was livestreaming the implosion of the Georgia Dome is making the rounds on social media.

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Interview with Atlanta mayoral candidate cut short by fight

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An interview with Atlanta mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms on Newsmakers Live was came to an abrupt end after a fight broke out in the audience Monday night.

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Search called off for missing woman with altered mental state

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Police have called off the search for a missing woman who walked away from her home on Friday and hasn't been seen since have.

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Possible foodborne illness sickens attendees at catered event

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Two people have been hospitalized and officials believe many others may have been affected by a suspected foodborne illness at a catered event in Bartow County last week. 

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New ad aims to connect Atlanta mayoral candidate with President Trump

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At a southwest Atlanta forum Monday night, Atlanta mayoral candidates were pitching to a packed room of senior citizens about affordable housing, transportation, food and financial stability. 

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Elephants seen grazing along highway near Georgia-Tennessee border

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It was quite a surprise for drivers along I-24 near the Georgia-Tennessee border early Monday morning as three elephants were seen grazing along the side of the highway. 

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Man accused of fatally shooting woman inside vehicle in police custody

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Justin Cox is believed to still be armed with a handgun and is not yet in custody.

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2 teens accused of fatally shooting 1 teen, injuring another

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A 16-year-old and a 14-year-old face charges including murder after police say they shot two other teens in an Atlanta suburb, killing one of them. 

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Man convicted in deadly home invasion gets life in prison

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Prosecutors say a Georgia man convicted in a deadly home invasion was sentenced to serve life in prison without parole.

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Dry cleaners complete loss after fire

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A dry cleaners caught fire in northeast Atlanta on Monday. The fire occurred at the cleaners in the 1500 block of Monroe Drive NE.

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Woman killed after stabbing in Atlanta

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A woman was killed late Monday after a stabbing in Atlanta.

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What's next after implosion of Georgia Dome?

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Now that the Georgia Dome is gone, CBS46 is looking at what's next. We know the site where it once stood will become a new place for sports fans and other visitors to enjoy the city.

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Smyrna delays vote on strict hands-free phone call law

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The Smyrna city council has postponed their vote on a new hands-free driving rule to December 5.

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Atlanta-based news site uncovers new evidence in Facebook, Russian hacker scandal that could redirect criminal investigation

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Facebook has responded to a CBS46 investigation into the Russian hacker scandal. 

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Nonprofits given citations for feeding homeless in downtown Atlanta

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Some nonprofits say they were given citations for feeding the homeless in downtown Atlanta. According to one group organizer, police warned them that they needed a permit from the city to do so.

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Georgia Dome imploded after 25 years of memories

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The Georgia Dome is now a distant memory after the stadium was imploded early Monday morning.

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Another cheating investigation for Atlanta Public Schools Video included

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Another cheating investigating is hurting Atlanta Public Schools, but this time it's not the teachers or the principals. 

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Study: Murder rates down in Atlanta compared to 2016

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Crime and murder is the reality of any major city. But a new study found so far less murders are happening in Atlanta in 2017 compared to 2016. 

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Man accused of Craiglist killing to spend life in prison

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A Marietta man who killed a college student responding to a Craigslist ad has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

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Pair sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping, shooting of two people

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A Cobb County judge sentenced two people to life in prison for their involvement in the kidnapping and shooting of two people in 2016. 

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Man shot in thigh; cellphone stolen by gunmen

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Atlanta Police are investigating after a 22-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the thigh November 1. 

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SLIDESHOW

Memorable moments in Georgia Dome history

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The Georgia Dome is now a passing memory after it was imploded Monday morning, closing out 25 years of history. 

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First Congregational Church celebrates 150 years Video included

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The First Congregational Church in Metro Atlanta is celebrating 150 years of ministry and service. 

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Georgia Dome just a memory after implosion

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The impact of the Georgia Dome coming down started before daybreak. MARTA customers at the Hamilton E. Holmes station and Bankhead station had to catch shuttle buses into town because the rail lines were shut down for safety during the implosion. 

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INVESTIGATES

Questions remain for KSU president as cheerleaders go back on the field

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For weeks, pressure has been mounting on the president of KSU. The Board of Regents is closing in on completing their investigation into his version of events leading up to the benching of five cheerleaders who kneeled during the national anthem. 

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Family receives special memento before Georgia Dome implosion Video included

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As residents in Atlanta prepared to say goodbye to the Georgia Dome, we're hearing about special memories from inside the 25-year-old stadium.  

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Exclusive: Unprecedented effort underway to solve iconic cold case Video included

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For the first time in decades, a large team is assembled in an attempt to solve the case of Mary Shotwell Little.

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CBS46, Salvation Army partner for Angel Tree program

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As the holidays draw near, those in need are feeling added stress. This holiday season, we want you to join CBS46 and the Salvation Army in our angel tree program. 

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GA congressional delegation overwhelmingly takes money from Gun lobby

Two of the five deadliest mass shootings happened in the last 35 days, and the same familiar debate rages online.

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Person critically injured after being struck by MARTA train

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A pedestrian is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a MARTA train in Chamblee early Monday morning. 

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Remembering famous stadium demolitions

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After the Georgia Dome was imploded Monday morning, CBS46 wanted to take a look at stadiums throughout the U.S. that have been imploded to make way for a new one.

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Georgia Dome implosion impacts traffic, MARTA Video included

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The time finally came for the city of Atlanta to say farewell to the Georgia Dome. The stadium was imploded at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning.

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Donna Brazile in Atlanta for book tour

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The former campaign manager was promoting her new book, "Hacks, the Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House."

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Georgia food bank gets surprise $10,000 check to feed hungry

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One of Georgia's largest food banks has received a surprise donation of $10,000.

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Suddenly black: Woman discovers her African ancestry

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In the weeks waiting for her Ancestry DNA Test results to come back to the house, the Henry County wife and mom was spending quiet moments on the couch doing research on that "Native American notion" she'd heard and believed.

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First black Emory University student selected as Rhodes Scholar

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Overall Chelsea Jackson is the 20th Emory student to join the list of scholars who have studied abroad at the University of Oxford in England. 

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Man calls EMS after being shot in the chest

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Authorities say the man was shot in the chest Sunday morning at a residence on the 160 block of Nathan Road SW.

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Couple arrested, involved in shoot out with police

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Authorities said officers responded to a 911 call for a suspicious man at the Burger King on Athens Street who was engaged in a domestic dispute with a woman.

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Man shot to death on porch after returning home from work Video included

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Police are searching for a shooter who killed a man overnight as he returned home from work.

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One dead in Norcross, suspect on the loose

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The Gwinnett County Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 18.

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Chubb, Michel lead No. 7 Georgia to 42-13 win over Kentucky

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Nick Chubb and Sony Michel led a dominant running game and No. 7 Georgia bounced back from its first loss of the season, wearing down Kentucky for a 42-13 victory Saturday.

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Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans; 2nd row seat may tip

The company says a software glitch may prevent the electronic parking brakes from engaging if it is applied immediately after turning the ignition off. (Source: CNN) The company says a software glitch may prevent the electronic parking brakes from engaging if it is applied immediately after turning the ignition off. (Source: CNN)
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Honda is recalling about 800,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the United States because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched.

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UGA student leads police on high speed chase, Snapchats the entire pursuit

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Just before 3 a.m. Thursday morning, Athens-Clarke County Police were in pursuit of a pick up truck tearing down South Milledge Avenue, reaching speeds over 100 miles an hour. 

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Body of Atlanta trap rapper found Video included

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Authorities say the body of 29-year-old Edward Reeves, who also went by Bambino Gold, was found Friday evening in a wooded area.

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Deputy taken to hospital, hit by driver on GA 400

Depouty Rod Reeve's patrol car. (Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office) Depouty Rod Reeve's patrol car. (Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office)
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 Authorities say Deputy First Class Rod Reeves was sitting in his patrol car near Majors Road working traffic enforcement. 

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Health insurance rates soar Video included

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Right now people signing up for  health care coverage face high monthly premiums through the affordable care act.

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Famed AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has passed

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 Young's family said he passed away Saturday with his family by his side.

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Loans up to $2 million available for Georgia small businesses

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The loans are available through the United States Small Business Administration for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organization in counties throughout the state. 

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MARTA officer involved in car crash

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CBS46 has learned a MARTA officer has been involved in a car crash at Fairburn Road near Thompson Drive. 

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Proposed $3M settlement reached in school search lawsuit

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A legal advocacy group says a proposed $3 million settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against a suspended Georgia sheriff who also faces criminal charges over a drug search at a high school.

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AJ's father to begin psychological counseling Video included

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CBS46 has learned the father of a child in need of kidneys is set to begin psychological counseling Monday. 

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Georgia's Attorney General sues dealer over customer complaints; Can Harry help? Video included

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Over the past year, Better Call Harry has gotten many complaints about a Duluth car dealership. Georgia's Attorney General has since filed a lawsuit against Gwinnett Mitsubishi and its sister dealership, Gwinnett Suzuki.

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Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

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Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking...

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Two children killed when sheriff's vehicle hits pedestrians in Los Angeles

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Two children were killed when they were accidentally struck by a Los Angeles County sheriff's vehicle Thursday evening, authorities said. 

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Al Franken cancels Atlanta appearance after kissing, groping allegations

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has canceled an upcoming appearance at an Atlanta book festival after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour. 

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Two facing aggravated assault charges for attack on motorist

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A man and woman are facing felony charges of aggravated assault following an attack on a motorist in September. 

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Man arrested after flipping off officer, reaching for knife

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A man has been arrested after he flipped off a police officer and allegedly tried to pull a knife on him during a traffic stop in Duluth. 

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Video shows brother hugging little sister after tough day at school

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A video showing a young boy embracing his little sister after getting off his school bus  is melting hearts across the worldwide web.

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4 indicted in multistate health care fraud case

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Four people have been indicted on multiple counts of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and aggravated identity theft related to fraudulent claims filed with Medicaid programs in Georgia, Florida and Louisiana.

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Student told to change 'Fake News Network' shirt while touring CNN

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A metro Atlanta student was forced to change his shirt during a school field trip. The shirt had the words "Fake News Network" written on it, and the field trip was a tour of CNN. Peachtree Charter Middle School.

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911 dispatcher fired after arrest for DUI

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A 911 dispatcher was fired from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department following an arrest for driving under the influence.

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Some Atlanta Public Schools employees to stay home without pay during holiday

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How about a Thanksgiving holiday without pay for a lot of Atlanta school workers? Fulton County’s problems assessing property taxes means a cash crisis for Fulton County and Atlanta Public Schools. 

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Networking event wants to help white people 'Come Meet a Black Person'

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A networking event in Gwinnett County offers an interesting twist: a chance to meet a black person.

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Standing on Georgia highways can have fatal consequences

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Georgia's highways can be dangerous for drivers, but even more so for people who are standing on interstates, sometimes with fatal consequences.

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Why is Georgia Dome being imploded on a Monday?

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All this talk about imploding the Georgia Dome, which sit just a few feet away from the brand new, billion-dollar Mercedes-Benz Stadium, has become a bit comical for resident Jimmy Mack. He and others want to know why Monday?

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Pastor shoots intruder who was trying to enter his home Video included

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Investigators do not plan to file charges against a pastor who shot an intruder Thursday morning as the man was breaking into his house, authorities said.

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Suddenly Black: White people discover their African ancestry Video included

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We’re 12 days away from Thanksgiving, the celebration of family. But how much do you really know about your roots, your ancestors; the people responsible for what you look like, your DNA? 

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Man killed in third fatal pedestrian crash in Atlanta in less than week

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A man was killed late Wednesday after he was hit by a vehicle on I-20 early Thursday morning, the third fatal crash on Atlanta highways in less than a week.

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Fire breaks out at abandoned apartment complex

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Crews are on the scene of a fire at an abandoned apartment complex in DeKalb County. 

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Georgia state Rep. Amy Carter announces resignation

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State Rep. Amy Carter is resigning to take a position with the Technical College System of Georgia. 

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Husband gets 10 years for attacking wife

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A man who beat his wife in an argument has been sentenced to a decade in prison for the crime. 

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Grassroots organization starts petition to recall Georgia Sec. of State Brian Kemp Video included

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A grassroots petition drive is trying to do something that has never happened in Georgia history: recall the secretary of state. 

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Young girl struck by stray bullet while sleeping

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A young girl is recovering after she was struck by a stray bullet while sleeping early Thursday morning. 

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Atlanta Mayoral run-off debate to be held Thursday morning

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One of two high-profile events in the run-off race to become the next mayor of the city of Atlanta will take place Thursday morning. 

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WATCH: High-speed chase reaches 155 mph in Alpharetta Video included

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Caught on an Alpharetta police officer’s dash cam was a quarter million-dollar sports car flying up Georgia 400 at the fastest speed even veteran officers can remember.

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Report: Lawsuit considered after R. Kelly accuses Autistic fan of being under influence

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TMZ says the family of an Autistic man who met singer R. Kelly has now met with an attorney after Kelly allegedly accused the fan of being "high" after the fan sung one of Kelly's songs for him. 

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Man has $20,000 artwork stolen from Atlanta studio

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For more than 50 years, Gilbert Young has let his artwork tell the story. But on this day, he had no other choice but to tell the story himself. 

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Mayors push to save room for public transportation

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A new effort to reduce crushing traffic on the top end of the perimeter is led by an unlikely bunch of people.

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Study: Metro Atlanta lacks access to early childhood care for thousands

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A new study found 90,000 children in metro Atlanta don't have access to early childhood care. 

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Man arrested in Underground quadruple shooting

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Jonathan Bautista, 23, was arrested and charged with two counts of murder and two counts of aggravated assault that took place at the Masquerade Club Sunday, November 12. 

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3 killed after fiery crash near Canton

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The driver and two passengers in a car are dead after a fiery crash near Canton.

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Fight between Rockdale County teacher, student caught on camera Video included

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A fight between a teacher and student is caught on camera and posted on social media. 

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Removing Confederate monuments, changing street names could prove to be costly measure

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As a special committee makes recommendations to the mayor and city council of Atlanta on the removal and renaming of Confederate monuments and streets, the cost of making it all happen is moving to the forefront.

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Couple uses infant's stroller in Best Buy shoplifting spree

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Police are asking for the community's help in finding a man and a woman accused of using a baby stroller to shoplift items from a Best Buy location in Henry County. 

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Free food for 1 year off the table after Chick-fil-A catering van found

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The Chick-fil-A location in Cartersville was offering free food for a year for information leading to the arrest of a suspect accused of stealing a catering van from the restaurant on Sunday but the offer is no longer valid.

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Students evacuated after pipe bursts in school cafeteria Video included

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Students at a Fulton County elementary school have been evacuated following a burst pipe inside the cafeteria early Wednesday morning.

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Firefighters rescue three cats from burning home

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Firefighters in Clayton County went above and beyond the call of duty after rescuing three cats from a house fire early Tuesday morning. 

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Officer buys groceries, toys for mother struggling with two crying children

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A Kennesaw Police officer is being hailed as a hero after he came to the rescue of a mother who was struggling with her two children. 

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Taylor Swift draws a crowd at Nashville Target location

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Pop icon Taylor Swift surprised several customers at a Nashville Target location after she walked in to buy a few items. 

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Man accused of exposing himself to diner at Taco Mac

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Police are searching for a man accused of exposing himself to a woman as she ate at a Taco Mac restaurant in Henry County on Halloween. 

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Man driving over 150 mph arrested for DUI

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A man is behind bars after he led police on a high speed chase while allegedly driving under the influence early Sunday morning. 

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Mother accused of killing two toddler sons in hot oven expected in court

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A woman accused of killing her two sons by putting them in a hot oven is expected to appear in court on Wednesday. 

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SUV veers off road in Cherokee Co., three dead

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Three deaths have been confirmed in a single car accident on I-75 in Cherokee County.

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Police: Woman hit by multiple vehicles on Downtown Connector

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Police say a woman was hit by multiple vehicles on the Downtown Connector in Atlanta late Tuesday.

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Tucker residents say church is violating noise ordinance Video included

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People living in Tucker say the Holy Cross church is violating a noise ordinance. Holy Cross Catholic Church calls its congregation to prayer with nothing but bells for 15 minutes.

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Alcohol serving times could get shorter in DeKalb County

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A proposed ordinance in DeKalb County would force certain bars and restaurants who serve alcohol to have an earlier cut-off time. 

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Georgia Tech basketball players suspended after rules violations

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Two Georgia Tech basketball players have been suspended after rules violations, according to the school. The violations were self-reported to the NCAA in October.

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More problems arise at Kennesaw off-campus apartment complex

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One day after we showed you a Kennesaw apartment with apparent mold, CBS 46 is uncovering more problems at the Kennesaw complex that rents to students.

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Where to put millions headed for Atlanta?

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Where are we going to put the millions of newcomers headed for Atlanta? Crowded streets and rising house prices make adding 2.5 million people in the next 20 years seem pretty scary to those of us already here.

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KSU student complains of mold, water leaks in off-campus apartment

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The Blake Apartment Complex is in walking distance to KSU's campus but some people who live there tell CBS46 that is the only good thing about the complex. 

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Former exec pleads guilty to embezzling $2.4 million

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 Authorities say West allegedly began making payments to a third party company in 2011, but the embezzlement scheme resulted in much of the funds being transferred back to her.

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Search continues for missing Roswell teen Video included

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She was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and red Nike sport sandals while walking on the 1200 block of Terramont Drive in Roswell.

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Watch out for holiday job scams Video included

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Scammers don't take the holidays off. 

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Nearly 2,000 students to change schools in district reshuffle

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A metro Atlanta school board has voted to move students in an effort to relieve overcrowding at some schools in the district. 

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Suspect scuffles with officer before crashing in attempt to flee scene

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A man is in custody after he fought with an officer during a traffic stop before leading police on a chase down I-75 in an incident that was caught on dash cam. 

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Confederate monuments, street names could be thing of past in Atlanta

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After the controversy over Confederate monuments heated up across the state this summer, a special committee in Atlanta is making a recommendation about their future in the city. 

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Group aims to recall Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp

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A grass-roots petition drive is hoping to recall Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, an effort which is the first of its kind in the state. 

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WATCH: Bus driver dubbed hero after fiery crash Video included

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Newly-released video shows why a Douglas County school bus driver is being called a hero.

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Atlanta Braves hire Anthopoulos as new GM

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The Atlanta Braves have hired former Toronto Blue Jays top man Alex Anthopoulos as the team's new general manager following John Coppolella's decision to resign in early October.

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Man sentenced in Barney Simms' murder trial

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A man has plead guilty in the murder case of community leader Barney Simms.

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Man escapes from house fire through back window

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A man was able to escape from a house fire in Atlanta Monday. The man escaped from the home through a back window with the help of fire crews.

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Candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms on runoff for Atlanta's next mayor

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CBS46 talked with candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms for the first in a series of in-depth conversations. For Bottoms, winning against an unprecedented crowd of qualified candidates for mayor was a herculean task, but beating Mary Norwood will be just as hard.

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Gwinnett County looks to improve traffic

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Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and SR 120 can be a nightmare for some drivers. To reduce congestion, Gwinnett County commissioners recently approved plans to add dual left-turn lanes, re-time traffic lights and add sidewalks.

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After getting robbed, victims setup fake 'Letgo' account to catch suspect Video included

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In a bizarre turn of events, a pair of victims who were robbed after meeting a man through the Letgo app, created a fake account on the same app to catch the suspect, resulting in his arrest.

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Grady, Emory team up to crack down on auto accidents

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Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death in America. 

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Traffic accident in Gainesville sends 11 to hospital Video included

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At least seven vehicles were involved, and 11 people have been transported to a hospital, some in critical condition. 

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4 shot, 2 dead following shooting in Atlanta

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Atlanta Police are investigating after a shooting incident near Underground Atlanta on Sunday night.

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Man accidentally shoots stepchildren while cleaning gun

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A man is facing charges of reckless conduct after he accidentally shot his two stepchildren while cleaning his gun on Sunday. 

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Taylor Swift announces tour stop in Atlanta, presale tickets available

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Taylor Swift fans in Atlanta are in store for good news! 

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Traffic delays in Downtown LaGrange, crews working to repave streets

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 Crews will be paving Main Street, Byron Hurst Street, Cherry Street, and Bull Street starting at 2 p.m. 

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Georgia Tech player proposes to girlfriend after big win

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Not only did Georgia Tech linebacker Tre Jackson score a big victory on the football field on Saturday, he also scored a big victory in life.  

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Missing Clayton County firefighter found safe

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A Clayton County firefighter reported missing last week has been located and is safe.

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Fire destroys two Hall County homes

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Separate fires are to blame for destroying two houses in Hall County early Monday morning.

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KSU students complain about horrible conditions at apartment complex

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Mold and leaks are just some of the things students at Kennesaw State University are complaining about at an off-campus apartment complex. 

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Dense fog advisory in effect for much of metro Atlanta

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A dense fog advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. for several metro Atlanta counties. 

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Georgia Tech student struck by vehicle while walking across interstate

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 Authorities say 19-year-old Kaden Brown was attempting to cross the interstate when he was struck by an SUV around 11 p.m. Nov. 10.

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Officials: Fire caused by woman heating apartment with stove

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Early Sunday morning, fire crews were called to the Peachcrest Apartments in DeKalb County after a woman was trying to hear her apartment with her stove. 

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Lindsay Street Baptist Church commemorates Kathryn Johnston

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Sunday was Kathryn Johnston day at Lindsay Street Baptist Church, Sunday. 

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"Little Rock Nine" member in Atlanta

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A member of the "Little Rock Nine" was in Atlanta Sunday night. Ernest Green was one of the African-American students that enrolled a the all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957. 

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Georgia begins effort to turn around low-performing schools

Source: Georgia Department of Education via Facebook Source: Georgia Department of Education via Facebook

Georgia's board of education is considering how to improve the state's low-performing schools.

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Atlanta cybercrime experts investigating Equifax hack

Attacks launched by cybercriminals wreak havoc and cause disruption as more of everyday life moves online.

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KSU student arrested for rape

(Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office)
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The student, Benjamin Wainscott, has been arrested and charged with felony rape.

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Wounded Warrior Project helps veterans

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Clifford Lovejoy followed his dream of joining the United States Army at the age of 17.

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Mother of injured daughter hit by two vehicles speaks to CBS46

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Shun Monroe didn't think she'd still be inside Grady's Intensive Care Unit seven days after receiving one of the worst calls of her life.

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Students in local drumline prove they are the "new kings on the block" performing during Atlanta Falcons game

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 This season the drumline at Martin Luther King Jr. High School was named the official drumline to perform during halftime at home games for the “Dirty Birds.”

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Missing Clayton County firefighter found

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LillyBeth Stephenson was last seen Saturday morning around 7 a.m. as she was leaving home for work in Coweta County. 

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KSU cheerleaders return to field on Veteran's Day

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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At Saturday's Kennesaw State University football game, the game plan was not executed. No, not the actual football team, but rather, a group of KSU cheerleaders who pulled out of a protest at the last minute. 

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Elementary school playground damaged by fire

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Clayton County fire officials are investigating after a playground sustained fire damage. 

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Missing Gwinnett Co. couple found after Mattie's Call was issued

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Family members of Leatrice and Robert Bartholomew are asking the public to assist them in finding their loved ones who have been missing since Nov. 10.

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Officer stops man for busted headlight, finds much more in the vehicle

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A simple traffic stop quickly turned into an arrest for 23-year-old Michael Middlebrook, who is now facing drug-related charges.

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Police: Possible murder-suicide leaves two people dead

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An investigation in underway in Powder Springs after officers responding to a 911 call discovered two bodies in a residence.

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Student helps save 18-year-old woman shot in face Video included

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A Georgia State student is being credited with saving the life of an 18-year-old woman who was shot in the face inside a student housing facility.

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Accident causes school bus to catch fire in Douglas County

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An accident caused a school bus to catch fire in Douglas County Friday. A truck ran a red light, causing another vehicle to be pushed under the school bus, according to a spokesperson with Douglas County Schools.

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Families displaced, dogs killed after apartment fire in DeKalb County Video included

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Officials say more than 20 people were displaced Friday after a fire at an apartment complex in DeKalb County. 

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Man arrested, accused of attempted rape in Atlanta

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Police say a man was arrested and charged after he allegedly tried to rape a woman in Atlanta early Friday.

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Forest Park holds Veterans Day tribute for the ages

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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A Clayton County community held a Veterans Day tribute for the ages. On a day meant to honor our Veterans, Vietnam Veteran Hallie Gray Jr. chose not to talk about the obvious.

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Shelter stops labeling dogs by their breed

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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There's a big change at an animal shelter that's no longer labeling dogs by their breed. Recent research shows that dogs labeled as pit bulls stayed in shelters longer.

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CBS46's Karyn Greer to moderate 'A Conversation with Tyler Perry'

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CBS46's Karyn Greer will take the stage Sunday at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta to moderate a conversation with Tyler Perry.

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Deal gone sour complicating efforts for affordable housing in Atlanta

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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A real estate deal gone sour is complicating Atlanta's efforts to build more affordable housing near downtown Atlanta.

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Motorcyclist killed in Clayton County accident

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A motorcyclist was killed Friday after an accident in Clayton County.

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12-year-old can’t get V.A. to accept donations; Better Call Harry delivers Video included

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An extraordinary young woman wanted to honor veterans, spending months working on a project. But when it came time to make the delivery, she couldn’t get anyone at the local VA to help.

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'Upper-west side' of Atlanta attracting plenty of new business

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Many living in neighborhoods along the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta's northwest corner have branded themselves as the "upper-west side." The label has bumped up housing prices and attracted plenty of new business. 

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Officer saves deer trapped in wrought iron fence

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Two homeowners are extremely grateful for the efforts of a Roswell Police officer who went above and beyond in freeing a deer that was stuck in a wrought iron fence. 

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Snack maker Little Debbie to discontinue popular treat

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So which one will it be? Snack maker Little Debbie says it is getting rid of one of its most popular items but didn't say exactly which one it would be. 

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DeKalb County woman is Georgia's only transgender elected official

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A woman from DeKalb County made history on Election Day after she was voted in as Doraville's first transgender city councilwoman. 

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Father of son in need of kidney to get several tests Friday

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The father of a toddler in desperate need of a kidney transplant will undergo a series of tests Friday. 

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Accident victim pronounced dead at scene resuscitated at hospital

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The driver of a tractor-trailer is in critical condition at Kennestone Hospital after he was involved in a crash while pulling a yacht on Wednesday. 

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SLIDESHOW

Georgia's unsolved murder cases

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Each year, many people lose their lives as victims of homicides and many of these cases go unsolved. Here is a list of some of the unsolved homicides in our state.

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2 injured after gun accidentally discharges at Fulton County school Video included

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Two students were injured after a gun accidentally discharged at a school in Fulton County Thursday.

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Man dies after being shot in the head

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A man is dead after being shot in the head outside a DeKalb County apartment complex Thursday night.

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Family says Newton County man reported missing found dead Video included

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A Newton County man who went missing under suspicious circumstances while fishing on the bridge at Conley Ditch Road has been found dead, according to his family.

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Teacher no longer with district after telling student he'd have a bullet in his head by 21

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A teacher is off the job after being caught on camera telling a student he'd have a bullet in his head by the age of 21.

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Postal employee robbed delivering mail after-hours in Fulton County

A mail carrier delivering to Pompey Drive SW is robbed at gunpoint of his mail. A mail carrier delivering to Pompey Drive SW is robbed at gunpoint of his mail.
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A letter carrier was robbed of his personal belongings and two crates of mail while delivering outside of normal business hours.

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EXCLUSIVE

County commissioner speaks out after being accused of acting inappropriately with former staffer

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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A DeKalb County commissioner is speaking out for the first time since officials say he violated the county's sexual harassment policy. 

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Signs accusing students of rape posted a Spelman, Morehouse colleges

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Jarring signs were placed throughout the campuses of Spelman and Morehouse College Wednesday, accusing students of rape. Other signs accuse the schools of covering up sexual assaults, and it's all quickly moved online.

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Former candidate says Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed gave Bottoms, Norwood unfair advantage

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Former mayoral candidate John Eaves says Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood had unfair advantages that got them into the runoff -- current mayor Kasim Reed. 

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Spokesman for 'Sons of Confederate Veterans' say they're under attack over monuments

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The Sons of Confederate Veterans say they feel under attack about the fight over Confederate monuments. They're taking the battle to a new level. 

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Can city build public housing better than private developer?

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Does anybody think the city can do a better job building public housing than a private developer? That's the question behind a deal gone sour to help low income residents in Atlanta find a decent place to live.

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Police search for mom, daughter after altercation with student on school bus

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Police say they're looking for a mother and her adult daughter after they were involved in an altercation with a student on a school bus that resulted in the student being taken to the hospital.

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Bank robbery suspect who stopped to talk with CBS46 appears in court

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The man who stopped to talk with CBS46 News about MARTA expansion in Gwinnett County as he was allegedly in between bank robberies appeared in court Thursday morning. 

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Passengers evacuated at Hartsfield-Jackson Intl Airport after fuel spill

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Plane passengers and people waiting at three gates were evacuated at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after a fuel spill on Thursday morning.

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Kasim Reed under investigation for video touting Keisha Lance-Bottoms

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The Georgia Secretary of State has opened an investigation into a video posted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed touting mayoral run-off candidate Keisha Lance-Bottoms.

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Pedestrian struck and killed in fatal crash

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The eastbound lanes of I-20 were closed early Thursday morning after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle. 

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Thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes lifted from delivery truck

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Police are searching for two suspects accused of stealing over $8,000 worth of cigarettes off of a delivery truck in Dunwoody. 

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Men accused of using elderly woman's home for drug operation

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Three men have been arrested on drug charges and two are accused of using an elderly woman's home for illegal drug activity. 

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GBI investigating after Forest Park PD officers shot, suspect found dead Video included

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is investigating after two Forest Park Police officers were shot during an incident on Wednesday morning.

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Parts of YMCA shut down after possible Legionella cases

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Local health officials are looking into a possible outbreak of Legionella pneumonia at a YMCA facility in Gwinnett County.  

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Suspects rob man, carjack woman at gas station

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Police are looking for multiple suspects accused of robbing a man and then immediately carjacking a woman at an Atlanta gas station on Tuesday. 

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KSU cheerleaders back on field for anthem

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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The Kennesaw State University cheerleading squad will be back on the field Saturday after five of them took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice during a game on September 30. 

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GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Cobb County Video included

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According to Georgia Bureau of Investigations Public Information Officer Nelly Miles, the GBI has been called out to Cobb County to investigate an officer-involved shooting. 

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Lone survivor in triple-fatal crash talks with CBS46 News

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The sole survivor of a horrific car crash that took the life of three of his friends is speaking exclusively with CBS46 News. 

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Former APD officer charged with murder expected in court

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A former Atlanta Police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a man at an apartment complex last year is expected to appear in court Thursday. 

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Atlanta USPS mail carrier explains why deliveries are coming later and later

Some mail carriers are not finishing their routes until midnight Some mail carriers are not finishing their routes until midnight
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An anonymous mail carrier explained the problems in Atlanta post offices, and why it's causing mail to be delivered late

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INVESTIGATES

Former employee claims Atlanta used funds set aside for police cars to beef up SUV's for mayor

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CBS46 Investigates obtained the un-redacted purchase order for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's personal protection vehicles. What we found is angering watchdog groups.

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New Jersey murder suspect possibly in metro Atlanta

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Authorities believe Dennis M. Cunningham, aka Muhamad, 48, is hiding in metro Atlanta. 

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Man accused of Craigslist killing faces life in prison

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A Marietta man who killed a college student responding to a Craigslist ad has been convicted of murder and faces life in prison. 

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Duluth resident charged with arson

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A 23-year-old Duluth man has been charged by authorities for intentionally setting a fire in the bedroom of a former female acquaintance.  

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Police searching for armed bank robbery suspect

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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The search is on for a man accused of robbing a Hall County bank at gunpoint Wednesday morning. 

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