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Op-Ed: Safety of First Family a national embarrassment

Regardless of your politics, the safety of our nation's president and the First Family should be, without question, the paramount duty of our Secret Service. Since 2009, the agency has been hit with a continuing escalation of breeches and mishaps.

Yahoo News hacker tweets about Ebola outbreak in Atlanta

Some Yahoo News users panicked after hearing about an Ebola outbreak in Atlanta. Apparently a hacker got into a major Twitter account for the company and sent this information out as a joke.

75 lab workers at the CDC may be infected with anthrax

Atlanta - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Thursday that around 75 lab workers in Atlanta may have been infected with anthrax. An investigation into the incident is apparently ongoing.

Op-Ed: Real Housewives Of Atlanta -Top 5 reasons to be #TeamPorsha

When you take a David vs. Goliath match-up and add in the one of the highest rated reality shows ever, you have viewing gold! A look at the recent Real Housewives of Atlanta show.

Inmate masterminded revenge kidnapping from behind bars, FBI says

Wake Forest - A gang member serving life without parole in a maximum-security prison allegedly used a contraband cell phone to organize a kidnapping plot that spanned two states, officials say.

Atlanta firm invests in 14 Tampa-based Arby’s stores

Tampa - The economy seems to be looking good in Tampa, FL, at least in the eyes of some investors. An Atlanta-based investment firm, Mosaic Investments Inc., recently purchased 14 company operated Arby’s stores in the greater Tampa area.

State of Emergency issued as snow hits Metro Atlanta Special

Atlanta - It’s Snowmageddon! Governor Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for Georgia as a winter storm rolled through the state at rush hour yesterday. Today, Metro Atlanta is still at a frozen solid stand still.

Georgia couple donates wedding dinner to homeless

Atlanta - The food from a wedding dinner was donated to the homeless in Atlanta, Georgia, after a couple's wedding was cancelled. Willie and Carol Fowler had planned a lavish reception planned for Tamara, their daughter, before the cancellation.

Rapper Meek Mill prevents fight between 50 Cent and Trav

Atlanta - On Saturday night, rapper 50 Cent almost brawled with his former G-Unit affiliate Trav. Luckily, Meek Mill was there to prevent things from escalating.

Op-Ed: Atlanta public school cheating scandal indictments

Atlanta - No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is aimed at improving the quality of education for public school students. All public schools receiving federal funding must administer standardized tests to students.

14-year-old shot at Atlanta middle school

Atlanta - A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head Thursday at a Georgia middle school. He is alive and at hospital. A suspect has been taken into custody.

Free ticket today for the 2013 Atlanta Boat Show

Atlanta - Looking for fun this weekend and in the Atlanta area, head on down to the Progressive Atlanta Boat Show, and check below for a link to the Marine Trade Association of Metro Atlanta who are sponsoring Family Day today for a free ticket.

Search for missing child turns tragic for Atlanta police

Atlanta - What started out as a routine aerial search for a missing 9 year-old Atlanta boy quickly turned into tragedy for the Atlanta Police Department and community.

Lions, tigers and bears — Oh my, they're 'brothers'

Locust Grove - A new email about an old story is making its rounds through cyberspace, chronicling the story of Leo the lion, Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear.

Occupy activist, police join together to help retired detective

Fayetteville - Putting past conflicts aside, Occupy Atlanta members and police stood side by side on Monday in a show of support for retired Atlanta Police Detective Jaqueline Barber.

Atlanta jewelry store offers rifle with purchase of diamond

Atlanta - An Atlanta jeweler's new promotion allows diamond purchasers to get more bang for their buck, offering a voucher for a free hunting rifle to anyone that buys a diamond valued at $2,499 or more.

Op-Ed: Atlanta still talks about Margaret Mitchell

Atlanta - The world would have never heard of the city of Atlanta if it wasn't for the popularity of the book, 'Gone With The Wind' and the author, Margaret Mitchell. It was 63 years ago this week that Ms. Mitchell was run over and killed crossing the street.

Op-Ed: Forget tax hikes and stop tax fraud

Woo hoo, Boo Boo! Houston just made another Top 5 list! Okay, maybe we should say “boo hoo” instead, because it's the list of US cities most likely to have big-time identity thieves stealing billions of dollars by filing fraudulent tax returns.

Op-Ed: London 2012 forgets Atlanta 1996

Atlanta - I was perplexed after watching the opening ceremonies of the London Summer Olympics. It was nice. It’s always nice. But something was missing. Oh dear! I think the Brits forgot my city.

Georgia woman receives $9,000 water bill

Atlanta - A Georgia woman was shocked to find she was billed $9,000 for water usage. The Atlanta homeowner had been battling the city for over a year over high bills, so part of this is an accumulated bill, but new charges were listed as being about $6,000.

Let's Pizza lets you order pizza from a vending machine in U.S.

Atlanta - Would you eat a pizza from a vending machine? Let's Pizza, based out of Netherlands, is establishing a headquarters in Atlanta and starting to set up pizza vending machines in malls, restaurants and bus stations.

Record-setting pollen count in Atlanta Special

Atlanta - It's bad news for allergy sufferers in Atlanta as the pollen count reached record highs this past Monday. The original record was set in 1999 at 6,103 particles per cubic meter.

NBA: Johnson powers Hawks over Raptors Special

Toronto - After coming off a winning road trip, the Toronto Raptors returned home, but playing in front of its own fans was not enough to help rally against a deep Atlanta Hawks team. In fact, it wasn’t even close and the game was already out of hand by halftime.

Gun goes off in carry-on bag at Atlanta airport

Atlanta - On Sunday morning a gun accidentally went off in a passenger's carry-on bag inside the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. No serious injuries have been reported, but an officer was grazed by the bullet when the firearm went off.

Woman, 103, won't be evicted from her home after all

Atlanta - A 103-year-old woman and her daughter will not have to leave their home after all. In what has been an ongoing battle for the last few years, Deutsche Bank had planned to remove the two women from their home on Nov. 29.

‘Struggling’ Atlanta mother stabs 4-year-old to death

A mother living in Northwest Atlanta was found by police in the process of stabbing her 4-year old daughter to death. According to reports, the woman had been “struggling". The incident occurred yesterday.

Op-Ed: Occupy Atlanta - Strike Three! Are They Out?

Atlanta - City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed had extended an order to allow the Occupy Atlanta protesters to remain in Woodruff Park through the next city council meeting on November 7th.

They're back! 'American Reunion' set to hit screens next spring

Atlanta - It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The American Pie crew are returning for their fourth (excluding direct-to-DVD spin-offs) installment of the scantily clad, idiotic, award-winning comedy.

Winnipeg's True North fires GM, sells out season ticket drive

True North Sports & Entertainment, the new owner of the Atlanta Thrashers, has announced it has reached its goal of selling 13,000 season tickets prior to the June 21 meeting of the NHL's board of governors.

True North announces Thrashers purchase, team to move to Winnipeg

It's official - True North Sports & Entertainment has announced that it has purchased the Atlanta Thrashers from Atlanta Spirit, LLC.
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Kenya repeatedly taunted Porsha with a BULLHORN and SCEPTRE prior to the altercation.
Kenya repeatedly taunted Porsha with a BULLHORN and SCEPTRE prior to the altercation.
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A car sits in a ditch along with other abandoned cars after running off the roadway due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014
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CDC officials are fine and Ebola patients are doing well. No outbreak has happened.
CDC officials are fine and Ebola patients are doing well. No outbreak has happened.
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Atlanta Braves manager, Bobby Cox
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Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association conference on youth marketing
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Atlanta home in the Spring
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Billboard advertising D. Geller and Son promotion.
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Confederate Memorial, Stone Mountain Park GA
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People rest at the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014
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December Prison fire blamed on homemade hooch
December Prison fire blamed on homemade hooch
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