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Powerball jumps to record number of $1.3B

Saturday night millions watched to see if their lucky numbers were the winning numbers for the $900 million Powerball jackpot. But to the entire world’s surprise, no one won and the entire jackpot rolled over to an unprecedented $1.3 BILLION …

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Drunk driver saved from plunging 40 feet from parking deck

A drunk driver’s car was saved Thursday night by safety cables from falling from the fourth floor of a parking deck on Piedmont Road.  The driver was able to exit the car safely, but was later arrested for DUI.

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DeKalb DA to indict charges against cop who shot unarmed vet

Office Robert Olsen of the DeKalb County Police Department will indict charges against him relating to the shooting death of Afghanistan War veteran, Anthony Hill, who was running around naked and unarmed in a North DeKalb community in March of …

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Hostage situation ends with 2-year-old child dead

The Gwinnett County hostage situation with a 2-year-old child at risk has come to an end with the child and the alleged father killing himself and the child. Thy Anh Ho, 43, originally held several people hostage before allowing them …

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Teen killed in South DeKalb drive-by shooting

Two males walking down the South DeKalb street of Ember Drive was the victims of what DeKalb County Police are calling a random shooting. One of the two males, a 15-year-old teenager, was killed, and the second, a 27-year-old, survived …

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Former Governor Roy Barnes’s daughter running for Cobb County State Court

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that former Governor Roy Barnes’s daughter, Allison Barnes Salter, has announced her candidacy to run for an open Cobb County State Court bench. Salter is a partner of the law firm, Barnes Law Group,  that …

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Atlanta Police looking for shooter in an Old 4th Ward murder

The Atlanta Police Department spent Wednesday’s early morning hours looking for clues to a shooting in the Old 4th Ward that killed one man. The man’s death happened near the newly redeveloped Ponce City Market and the popular new Beltline. …

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Gwinnett County man holds his two year old son hostage

An overnight standoff with a Gwinnett County man continues on as he holds his two year old son hostage. The standoff is taking place in a Buford neighborhood around, Beyers Landing Drive, and the Gwinnett County Police have placed the …

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Suicide jumper snarls I-85 traffic

A woman has been confirmed to have jump off of the Indian Trail overpass of I-85 in Norcross on Tuesday. Five of the six southbound lanes of I-85 was shutdown, but they reopened by 1:30. More information will be posted …

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11 kids safe after hostage situation

Overnight Tuesday morning In South DeKalb County, DeKalb Police responded to a domestic dispute that turned into a hostage situation involving 11 children and woman. The children ranging in age as young as seven months old to as old as …

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