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Poor conditions and ADA concerns plague downtown garage

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

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

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

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CBS46 Bulldog confronts candidate dodging questions of campaign eligibility

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

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Candidate under fire for eligibility responds to Bulldog investigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Questioning lead testing in metro schools Video included

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

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

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

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

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

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Disgraced state lawmaker in hiding Video included

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

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

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

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

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

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City of Atlanta overspends millions on settlements Video included

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

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

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

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Tracking ambulance response in metro Atlanta

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

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

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

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

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

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Police up training as interaction with mentally ill rises Video included

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

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EXCLUSIVE: Sex harassment scandal at Atlanta city hall

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

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

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

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Asbestos found in Fulton Co. school, cleanup begins

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

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

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

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Airport receipts kept for audit thrown under parking deck

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

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Atlanta officials deny requests for records amid cyber attack Video included

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Guns stolen from evidence room of Lithonia police department Video included

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

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Clayton County Schools to shave $50M from budget

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

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Decatur fights back against immigration review board decision

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

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State immigration board operates under the radar

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

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

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

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Hidden Harassment: Complaints at state Capitol self policed in secrecy

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

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City leaders who approved Reed bonuses received bonus

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

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

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

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UPS identifies leaker in trade secrets scandal

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

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Library guard assaulted two months after CBS46 investigation into security

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

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Questions swirl after Gwinnett deputy fired Video included

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

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

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

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Cyber attack calls MARTA vulnerabilities into question Video included

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

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

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

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Holding leaders accountable in cyber attack

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

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

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

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Investigation widens into Fulton County Jail deaths

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

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Fulton Co. DA aware of Nick Gordon incidents in FL

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

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Former Equifax Exec. Indicted

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

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KSU administrative scandal revealed Video included

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The findings from an internal investigation are startling. 

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What happens when someone suffers medical emergency at Atlanta Airport?

What happens when someone suffers a medical emergency at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport? 

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Fulton Co. launches review of security protocol following Bulldog investigation

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

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Federal prison bans visitors after Bulldog report on supervision

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

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

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

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Where are the plows?

Drivers all over metro Atlanta woke up to many roads still covered in snow, leading some to ask where were the plows? 

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

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

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Questions over why KSU prez will be paid after departure

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

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Pressure mounts for KSU's Olens

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

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

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

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Roy Moore still has his supporters in rural Alabama

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

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Owner fails to provide water for Midtown tenants

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

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Search for missing TN family leads to GA

The CBS46 BullDog breaks case wide open

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UPS reeling after trade secrets leaked

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

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