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Officer-involved shooting at Woodruff Park

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The Atlanta Police Department has confirmed an officer has been involved in a shooting at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta. More>>

Special election to replace DeKalb ex-official

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The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections is holding a special election to replace a member who resigned on Monday. Former Commissioner Elaine Boyer was granted $25,000 bond after appearing in court Tuesday for criminal charges accusing her of mail fraud conspiracy and wire fraud.
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Carrollton police: Fourth arrest made in 13-year-old's death Video included

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Three of the four suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old Carroll County teen are due in court Wednesday.
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CDC worker returns from West Africa, low-risk Ebola exposure

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Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that one of their staff members has returned from West Africa after low-risk exposure to the Ebola virus. More>>

Atlanta Police focus on busy Bowl events, festivals Video included

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Atlanta Police say they are preparing for a busy holiday weekend of events and activities. Thousands of visitors are expected to join the already busy downtown landscape for a host of events. More>>

Two arrested in DeKalb carjacking, grandfather fights back Video included

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Police say two men got into a shootout with a Lithonia grandfather, carjacked the driver of an AT&T van, then took Dekalb County Police on a chase on a major interstate. More>>

DeKalb Interim CEO promises transparency Video included

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Former DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer's sudden resignation and mounting legal problems are a black eye for DeKalb County at a time when taxpayer frustration is high and county support is low. DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May tells FOX 5's George Franco he's going to turn the county around. More>>

Former DeKalb commissioner to plead guilty Video included

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Former Commissioner Elaine Boyer was granted $25,000 bond after appearing in court for criminal charges accusing her of mail fraud conspiracy and wire fraud. More>>

Happy National Dog Day!

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Happy National Dog Day! Also known as National Dog Appreciation Day, the holiday has been celebrated every year on August 26 since 2004. More>>

Gwinnett Co. schools confirm molestation investigation Video included

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A mother tells FOX 5 her first grader was molested by an older student at a Gwinnett County elementary school. More>>

Michigan teen found in Gwinnett Co. hotel

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A missing Michigan teenager has been found in metro Atlanta. More>>

Police search for Metropolitan Parkway burglars Video included

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Police are searching for thieves suspected of carrying out a series of burglaries along Metropolitan Parkway. More>>

Domestic dispute leads to firefighter arrest

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Police confirm a Cobb County firefighter has been arrested after a domestic dispute that happened over the weekend. More>>

Thieves use stolen forklift to steal ATM Video included

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Police are investigating an incident in Fayetteville where they say several thieves stole an ATM with a stolen forklift. More>>

Judge mulling sanctions related to ethics trial Video included

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A judge is deciding whether to sanction the Georgia attorney general's office, the state ethics commission and the commission's director for not releasing certain documents in a whistleblower trial. More>>

3 people, including toddler, found dead in home Video included

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Paulding County deputies say a father shot his wife and 21-month-old child, then shot himself. More>>

Clerk gunned down outside Atlanta store Video included

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Atlanta detectives looking for the killer of a convenience store clerk. The victim was gunned down late Sunday evening at the Big Brother 2 Food Mart on Norwood Road in southeast Atlanta. More>>

Bond denied for woman accused in Dalton store killing Video included

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A woman accused of murdering a Dalton convenience store clerk appeared in a Whitfield County courtroom on Monday. More>>

Woman delivers baby on I-285 Video included

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Two parents welcomed their baby boy in a very unique way over the weekend. More>>

Zoo Atlanta's female panda turns 17

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It was a happy birthday on Monday for Lun Lun, one of Zoo Atlanta's giant pandas. More>>

Fireball spotted over north Georgia's night sky

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A lot of people across north Georgia and metro Atlanta messaged the FOX 5 newsroom this weekend about a bright flash across the night sky on Saturday. More>>

Controversial Hindu preacher found guilty Video included

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A federal jury in Atlanta returned a guilty verdict on all 34 counts against a ?controversial Hindu preacher?. More>>

Smyrna man sentenced in $5 million tax fraud

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Federal prosecutors say a metro Atlanta man has been sentenced to 20 years in an identity theft and tax fraud scheme. More>>

Deal looks to allow computing as core requirement

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas. More>>

Suspect pleads guilty in Ohioan's 1987 stabbing

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A woman arrested last year in Georgia for a 1987 Ohio stabbing has pleaded guilty to a murder charge and been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. More>>

Tropical Storm Cristobal to move away from Bahamas

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Tropical Storm Cristobal is moving erratically north-northeastward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast. More>>

Arrest made in murder of Norcross cab driver

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Officials say they have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a taxi cab driver in the parking lot of the Spring Lake apartments in Norcross. More>>

Police investigate middle school theft Video included

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More than $200,000 in school electronic equipment has been stolen from an Atlanta middle school. Investigators say the thieves triggered an alarm at Brown Middle School, but there was an unexplained delay in response. More>>

Police: Father Took Sleeping Children, Lit House on Fire Video included

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It was a terrifying wake-up call. Not only was a Douglasville woman's house on fire, but as she rushed to get her 3-year-old daughter and her 1-year-old son out of their beds and safely out of the house; she realized her children were gone.
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GBI investigates deadly Clayton shooting Video included

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Lake City Police have called in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to help investigate a deadly shooting that happened over the weekend. More>>

EPA to host youth symposium in Atlanta

A youth symposium planned by the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to bring students, educators and other environmental stakeholders together in Atlanta next month. More>>

Lawmakers discuss government's role in education

A group of Georgia lawmakers is planning a meeting to discuss the federal government's role in public education. More>>

State Senate group to discuss school discipline

A Georgia state senate committee is hosting a hearing this week to discuss the findings of a study on school discipline strategies. More>>

Ga. Department of Juvenile Justice hosts job fairs

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is hosting two recruitment events in the metro Atlanta area for military veterans and the general public. More>>

Former UGA tennis coach Dan Magill dies at 93 Video included

Former University of Georgia tennis coach and sports historian Dan Magill has died at the age of 93. More>>

Ga. officials concerned with refugee resettlement

The director of a program that helps refugees resettle in the Athens area says he's optimistic about the program's future despite concerns from local leaders. More>>

GA, AL among states participating in DUI campaign

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Law enforcement officials in six states are launching their 23rd annual "Hands Across the Border" campaign aimed at catching motorists driving under the influence. More>>

Grantham elected State Transportation Board chair

Augusta business owner Don Grantham has been elected chair of the State Transportation Board, which oversees the Georgia Department of Transportation. More>>

GBI: Drug overdose deaths declined in 2013

Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say an analysis shows the number of deaths they handled in 2013 involving drug overdoses was lower than in each of the previous five years. More>>

UGA to tear down aging structures around the state

The University of Georgia is set to tear down as many as 155 aging and surplus structures around the state in an effort to cut costs. More>>

Barrow, Allen both target Obama in early TV ads

Early campaign ads by Democratic Rep. John Barrow and the Republican challenger for his east Georgia congressional seat are focused on the same target: President Barack Obama. More>>

Democrats to vote on 2016 primary calendar plan

Leaders of the Democratic Party are preparing to approve a plan that sets the 2016 presidential calendar. More>>

Valdosta speed limit to increase to 70mph on I-75

Motorists cruising through Valdosta on Interstate 75 will soon be able to mash the gas a little harder. More>>

Moody AFB to train Afghan pilots on light plane

The Air Force has chosen its base in south Georgia to train Afghan pilots and maintenance crews on a light attack and reconnaissance plane. More>>

FBI agents searching for Americans with ISIS ties

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FBI Director James Comey is warning the public of Americans recruited to join terrorist groups, such as ISIS. Comey spoke in Atlanta Friday and says agents are tracking Americans joining ISIS, and then traveling back into the United States. More>>

FBI Director: Michael Brown investigation will be fair Video included

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The calls for justice are intensifying across the country and now the FBI has stepped in to conduct a separate investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown.
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Police: body found in Hapeville dumpster

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Hapeville police confirm they are investigating the death of a person whose body was found in a dumpster. More>>

Police warn about crimes near Ga. Tech Video included

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Police are warning Georgia Tech students about violent, armed robberies reported near the campus. More>>

Police search for arsonist, thief in Gwinnett County Video included

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Lawrenceville police are searching for a man after a series of fires and thefts at one apartment complex. More>>

DeKalb police using chopper to find copper thieves Video included

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A recent rash of copper thefts at DeKalb County Schools have led DeKalb County Police to a different approach in looking for the thieves.
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Gwinnett police chase caught on camera Video included

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Police have released dramatic video of a police chase tearing through the streets of Gwinnett County. More>>

Educators test system that allows non-verbal autistic student to 'talk' Video included

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An autistic boy who has never been able to talk can now speak his mind by typing. The FOX Medical Team's Beth Galvin shows us why his school system is now putting this method to the test.
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Douglas Co. dad sues to take gun to school Video included

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A Douglas County father says it is his right to bring his gun to his daughter's school. He has filed suit after he says the principal told him to leave his weapon at home. More>>

Police search for gunman after officer-involved shooting Video included

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Police continue to search for a man accused of shooting at an officer Thursday evening. More>>

GA man gets life sentence in teen's shooting death

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Fulton County prosecutors say a man who claimed self-defense in a teen's shooting death has been sentenced to life in prison. More>>

Police investigate deadly Riverdale shooting

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Police south of Atlanta are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another man wounded. More>>

Gwinnett man dies in scooter accident

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A Gwinnett County man was killed Thursday night in a deadly collision in Forsyth County, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.
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Mother calls for answers in daughter’s murder Video included

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It's been two weeks since a woman was shot and killed inside her DeKalb County home and her family is asking anyone with information to come forward. More>>

Dr. Commander cries on witness stand Video included

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The man who claims to have thousands of Hindu followers around the world took the witness stand in his federal money laundering trial and broke down in tears. More>>

Nunn ramps up attacks on Perdue at Senate forum Video included

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Democrat Michelle Nunn on Thursday ramped up her attacks on Republican David Perdue in Georgia's closely watched Senate race, portraying her opponent as an obstructionist who would continue gridlock in Washington. More>>

4 charged in University Avenue deadly shooting

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Police have arrested four suspects in connection with a deadly shooting that happened on University Avenue. More>>

Ga. BOE votes on snacks in school Video included

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The Georgia Board of Education voted 9-1 Thursday in favor of an exemption to national snack food guidelines. More>>

Is the discharge of two American Ebola patients safe? Doctor says yes Video included

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Dr. Kent Brantly walked into Thursday's press conference showing no signs of his almost month-long battle with the deadly Ebola virus.
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DNR search and rescue training Video included

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DNR rangers conducted their annual search and rescue helicopter training Thursday at Tallulah Gorge State Park. 
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Dalton police investigate overnight stabbing

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The Dalton Police Department is investigating a stabbing attack that happened early Thursday morning. More>>

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Both American Ebola patients released from Emory University Hospital Video included

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"Today is a miraculous day. I'm reunited with my family" Dr. Kent Brantly stated to a room full of international media, doctors, and family. Brantly is one of two patients now released after recovery of the Ebola virus.
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4 arrested in Cherokee Co. drug bust

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The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office confirms four arrests have been made in a drug bust at a Canton home. More>>

Strong storms leave damage across the metro Video included

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Severe thunderstorms moved through metro Atlanta Wednesday, leaving behind damage. More>>

Group rallies in West End Park to protest Mo. shooting

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A group of demonstrators gathered in Atlanta to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in Ferguson, Missouri. More>>

Developer: Kenerly never asked for bribe Video included

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Prosecutors considered him their key witness, a longtime Gwinnett developer given immunity to spill what he knew about corruption inside county government. David Jenkins testified before a Gwinnett grand jury in 2010. He also met multiple times with prosecutors. Those interviews were videotaped. Four years later, prosecutors agreed to a no contest plea bargain with former commissioner Kevin Kenerly on one count of bribery. He will serve 10 years on probation and pay a $10,000 fine.
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Police: hundreds of accounts breached

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Hundreds of card numbers have been stolen by a group of thieves in Henry County. More>>

McDonough family furious over plea deal Video included

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A family is furious over a plea deal in the murder case of their daughter. More>>

Teen found with bullets at school faces charges

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Atlanta police say a 15-year-old boy who was found with bullets at a high school is facing criminal charges. More>>

Thieves pretend to be from Georgia Power Video included

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Authorities have issued numerous warnings about a scam, yet a Buckhead business was taken for nearly $1,000. More>>

Police: domestic fight leads to SWAT standoff Video included

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Police in Cobb County say a man barricaded himself inside a home early Wednesday, forcing a SWAT unit to respond. It happened at home on Spring Mountain Lane and Lost Mountain Road.
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Suspected DUI driver strikes officer's car

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An Atlanta Police officer was hurt after his squad car was struck by a suspected drunk driver.
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Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

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A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County. More>>

Atlanta City Councilman's expenditures reviewed Video included

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Atlanta City Councilman Michael Bond's travel expenses are being investigated by ethics officers. More>>

Reality TV Star Todd Chrisley faces tough questions Video included

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It's one of the hottest reality TV shows in the country and it stars an Atlanta millionaire.It's called "Chrisley Knows Best" and Todd Chrisley is the flamboyant lead.But Senior I-team reporter Dale Russell has been digging through court records and says "reality" means something different to people who have done business with Chrisley. More>>

Police arrest 3 suspects after Best Buy shoplifting Video included

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The Acworth Police Department is investigating a shoplifting incident in Cobb County that led to the arrest of three people. More>>

Oconee Co. officers save inmate Video included

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Two Oconee County sheriff's deputies are being credited for saving the life of an inmate who was having a heart attack. More>>

Rider records knife attack at MARTA station Video included

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MARTA Police are urging their riders to use Marta's new "See and Say" app to report suspicious activity. The reminder comes after someone posted disturbing video of an August 9 knife attack at the Ashby Road MARTA station. More>>

Family: County won't pay medical bills for baby 'Bou Bou' Video included

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A toddler hit by a SWAT team's flash-bang grenade is doing much better, but his family says they have been stuck with mounting medical bills. More>>

McNair Academy hero turns tragedy into triumph Video included

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The woman credited for saving her students from an enraged gunman a year ago has turned a potential tragedy into triumph. More>>

Thousands gather in Atlanta to protest Missouri shooting Video included

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Thousands of people packed the streets of downtown Atlanta Monday night to call for justice in the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. More>>

Henry Co. police search for shoplifters Video included

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Police are searching for a group of shoplifters after a man was caught stealing electronics from a Walmart in Henry County.
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Atlanta city employees oppose cash payouts to senior staffers Video included

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Several city of Atlanta employees are expressing outrage over cash payouts to some of the city's senior staffers, including Chief of Police George Turner. More>>

GBI investigates accidental shooting death in Helen Video included

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released new information Monday on shooting and death of a woman in Helen late Saturday night. More>>

DeKalb Safety Director returns from Ferguson

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DeKalb County's Public Safety Director has returned home from Ferguson, Missouri and describes the situation as volatile.
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Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson Video included

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People protest Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People protest Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo.
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Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.


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Welcome home party for Griffin soldier Video included

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Army Specialist Samuel Austin Strickland is back from a tour of duty in Afghanistan and Friday was his birthday. More>>

Tech Check: Cyber Monday

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The Monday after Black Friday is traditionally called Cyber Monday in the retail world. That is the busiest online shopping day of the year. More>>

Tech Check: Back-to-school apps

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A smartphone won't do your student's homework for them, but it might help.  In fact, there are a few apps that both students and parents might want to consider this school year. More>>

Tech Check: Tablet vs. Laptop for back-to-school

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It is a debate between what type of technology you need to get for your student. The question now, should you get a laptop or a tablet? More>>

Tech Check: Pet Check

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This week's "Tech Check" could easily be renamed "Pet Check." Man's best friend has apps of the canine kind. More>>

Tech Check: Red Cross Hurricane app

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While keeping an eye on Isaac, this week's Tech Check presents a new mobile app from the American Red Cross that could help families safe and in touch during natural disasters. More>>

Tech Check: Rumor has it

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It is rumor and reality in this week's Tech Check. More>>

Tech Check: iPhone 5 Fever

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The big news in the tech world this week has been and probably will continue to be the iPhone 5 announcement. Apple is expected to roll out the newest installment to the iFamily this week. More>>

Tech Check: A private Big Brother or chance for big deals?

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What if a company acted like Big Brother so they could get you a good discount on your next purchase? Would you be willing to give up a little privacy to get a best deal that are relevant to you? More>>

Tech Check: Gangnam Style

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Does the Gangnam Style video hold the key to helping your fussy child calm down quickly?
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Tech Check: Loyalty rewards app Video included

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Are you a fan of loyalty cards? The cards a business give you which may punch a hole for each visit or purchase? How many times have you forgotten those cards when you go somewhere? More>>

Tech Check: iPad 3

The internet is wild with rumors of the next iPad. More>>

Tech Check: Kindle Fire

In this Tech Check, FOX 5's Doug Evans reports that the Kindle Fire has apparently done what no other tablet had done before: take a bite out of Apple. More>>

Tech Check: Google Earth

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Google Earth is fascinating, and you've probably used it to spy down on your house from space. Now there are claims that with Google Earth, new pyramids have been discovered in Egypt. Could that be true? More>>

Tech Check: Health and Fitness Apps

Your smart phone just might be the key to good health and fitness in 2012. If healthy living through exercise was your goal in the New Year, there may be apps that might help you get the job done. More>>

Tech Check: Protective Cases

If you’re giving a tech gift this Christmas like an iPhone or iPad, you might consider an additional stocking stuffer to go along with it. More>>

Tech Check: Pandora Christmas Music

In this Tech Check, FOX 5's Doug Evans found an app that could bring a little extra cheer to your holiday season!  And, the price is right-- Pandora is free! More>>

Tech Check: Battery Life

The number one complaint among smart phone users is dropped calls, number two is dead batteries. But, you might be able to help your smartphone battery last a little longer with this Tech Check. More>>

Tech Check: iHospital Opens in Atlanta

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but that’s not true at the iHospital. In this Tech Check, FOX 5’s Doug Evans reports on the new hospital that has opened its doors for broken Apple products. More>>

Tech Check: Photo Apps for Smartphones

It seems like more people these days are taking pictures with their phones than with cameras. So which apps are the best for your photos? More>>

Tech Check: Social Media and Severe Storms

In the wake of last week's deadly tornado outbreak, a Facebook page has been set up and dedicated to the thousands of pictures and personal items found all over the southeast after the storms. In this Tech Check, Fox 5's... More>>

Tech Check: The tablet size war

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Suddenly size matters in the tablet wars and it is all about the 7-inch tablet. While the iPad is the undisputed king of the tablet wars, its screen measures 9.7 inches while several others are offering a size that might be a better fit. More>>

Tech Check: Devices change the face of summer reading

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Are you deep into your summer reading?  Is it a book made of paper or an eBook? More>>

Tech Check: How to find a lost smart phone

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You've searched for it everywhere: in your kitchen, the bathroom, in between the couch cushions, under you bed, and even in your car. Did you leave it at work? How do you find it? More>>

Tech Check: Military PTSD app

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Georgia welcomed home some of its brave men and women at Fort Benning on Saturday after being deployed in Afghanistan for nearly two years. More>>

Tech Check: Cycle Atlanta

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The city of Atlanta is getting into the mobile app business and its first venture is for cyclists. There is a new app designed to improve and promote cycling in the city. More>>

Tech Check: Windows 8 premiers with little fanfare

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Remember when the launch of a new windows operating system was a really big deal? Remember when Microsoft ruled the headlines of the tech world? More>>

Tech Check: Live TV on your smart phone

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Are you away from your television for longer periods of time, but want to be able to see the latest shows, news, and weather coverage on FOX 5? More>>

Tech Check: Ultraviolet light germ-killing devices

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Ultraviolet Light is being used to kill germs and there are several products on the market right now that make claims to do just that using UV. The idea has been a big hit with moms. More>>

Tech Check: What to look for in a tablet

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There are a mind-boggling number of choices this year if you are in the market to buy a tablet. But don't worry: choice is good and there are people that can help. More>>

Tech Check: Fernbank Museum app

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What if you could make a museum exhibit come to life? It sounds like a movie plot, but for one museum in metro Atlanta, it's becoming closer to a reality. More>>

Tech Check: The Texting Revolution

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It was 20 years ago this week when the first text message was ever sent. Texting has significantly changed our world, but the text message is still just 160 characters. More>>

Tech Check: The Touchscreen PC

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If you are looking to purchase a laptop or desktop computer for Christmas, consider getting a touchscreen. More>>

Tech Check: Buying the right smart phone

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Buying a smart phone this Christmas? Trying to navigate through the overwhelming choices can be hard, but it will be easier knowing how to buy one. More>>

Tech Check: Getting gifts for moms

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Shopping for the women in your life can be tough when it comes to technology especially for mothers. More>>

Tech Check: Super Bowl TV buying tips

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The Falcons are ONE WIN from the Super Bowl—and you know you'll need a new TV to watch that big game!  Every year, the stores are set for big sales around Super Bowl time, and we've got what you need to know to make the right choice. More>>

Tech Check: Cases for iDevices

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Did you get a new iPad for Christmas? Have you thought about a case for it? More>>

Tech Check: Favorite smart phone gadgets

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It is amazing what a smart phone can do and the list keeps growing longer and longer every day. More>>

Tech Check: Fitness tech

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Is fitness your goal for the New Year? There's an app for that! More>>

Tech Check: Weather radio app

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The tornado outbreak affecting north Georgia this week is a cautionary tale for the rest of Georgia as we head into the time of year that more powerful storms might move into the state. More>>

Tech Check: Valentine's Day

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There is usually nothing romantic about a smart phone, but with Valentine's Day coming up, it is a necessity. More>>

Tech Check: Selling used cars online only

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What is the most expensive thing you have ever bought online? How about a car? More>>

Tech Check: Iris home controls

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Imagine having a remote control for everything you own in your home. You can have that in the palm of your hands, or rather in your smart phone. More>>

Tech Check: Cutting the (phone) cord

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More and more people are cutting the cord, ditching their traditional home phones and going wireless. More>>

Tech Check: March Madness

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March Madness is coming and this year you don't need to waste paper or time checking your brackets. There's an app for that. More>>

Tech Check: Graduation gifts

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Shopping for graduation gifts can be a headache, especially when the graduate in your life may be asking for the latest, greatest gadget. More>>

Tech Check: Sayroom app

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Students from Georgia State University are behind a new social media app that helps you speak your mind-- literally.  It's called Sayroom, and we've got details in this week's Tech Check. More>>

Tech Check: Belkin net cam

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In this Tech Check, we're thinking about working parents who might like to keep a little closer eye on their kids while they're at home this summer. More>>

Tech Check: Father's Day buys

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Father's Day is coming up fast and if you don't have present for your father, but don't want to get him another tie, we have a few suggestions. More>>

Tech Check: ES12 golf device Video included

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A new device can track the distance of your golf ball, help you improve your swing and even become your virtual caddy. Did we mention it also keeps score all through your smart device? More>>

Tech Check: Front Flip app

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The loyalty cards on customer's key chains may be going out of fashion making way for the loyalty apps. There is a new one that has hit Atlanta called Front Flip. More>>

Tech Check: Clinical trials apps

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Several apps have been created to help cancer patients find clinical studies and learn more about their disease. More>>

Tech Check: New iPhone rumors

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There seems to be a lot of agreement among the online tech sites that the replacement for the iPhone 5 will not be revolutionary. More>>

Tech Check: Smart phone storm prep

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If the recent rash of rain has you worried about your family's safety, you may want to start thinking of different ways your smartphone can actually help you in severe weather situations. More>>

Tech Check: Jawbone fitness band

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Imagine a device that you can wear that will track your vital signs including how much you exercise, sleep and the movements you make. More>>

Tech Check: Back-to-school and tablet choices

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It's back-to-school time, and Georgia's tax-free holiday happens August 9 and 10.  Now might be the time to include a tablet on that shopping list, but don't worry—you don't have to spend big bucks.  This week, you might actually save big bucks instead! More>>

Tech Check: Back-to-school apps

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More students than ever before will be bringing their own technology to school this year.  Here are some apps to help your students use their tablets or smartphones to stay organized. More>>

Tech Check: Pet tech

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These are the dog days of summer, even if it doesn't feel like it because of all the rain. And we thought it would be nice to profile technology to keep your pets safe, healthy and happy. More>>

Tech Check: Google Glass

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In case you haven't heard the buzz about it, Google Glass is wearable technology that may just promise to take smart devices to the next level, but through all the buzz there is some controversy. More>>

Forsyth County fugitive captured

He has been on the run for years from Forysth County detectives, but finally they have their man. Kenneth Dustin Grant is accused of drugging young girls and assaulting them.
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Families receive help getting back to school

In just a few weeks, children will be heading back to school. This means they will need school supplies and other necessities, but what about those children who are less fortunate? FOX 5's Cory McGinnis has more on how Hosea Feed the Hungry is stepping in to help.
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  • Officer-involved shooting at Woodruff Park

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    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:41:32 GMT
    The Atlanta Police Department has confirmed an officer has been involved in a shooting at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta.
    The Atlanta Police Department has confirmed an officer has been involved in a shooting at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta.
  • Special election to replace DeKalb ex-official

    Special election to replace DeKalb ex-official

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:43:32 GMT
    The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections is holding a special election to replace a member who resigned on Monday. Former Commissioner Elaine Boyer was granted $25,000 bond after appearing in court Tuesday for criminal charges accusing her of mail fraud conspiracy and wire fraud.
    The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections is holding a special election to replace a member who resigned on Monday. Former Commissioner Elaine Boyer was granted $25,000 bond after appearing in court Tuesday for criminal charges accusing her of mail fraud conspiracy and wire fraud.
  • Carrollton police: Fourth arrest made in 13-year-old's death

    Carrollton police: Fourth arrest made in 13-year-old's death

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:20:19 GMT
    Three of the four suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old Carroll County teen are due in court Wednesday.
    Three of the four suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old Carroll County teen are due in court Wednesday.
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  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:09:04 GMT
    Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education...
    In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards...
  • Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

    Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:59:35 GMT
    One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers.
    One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. The move threw his policy into confusion and the strikes...
  • Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

    Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:59:34 GMT
    The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.
    The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.
  • 13-year-old Carrollton boy shot, killed

    13-year-old Carrollton boy shot, killed

    13-year-old Nizzear Rodriguez, described as an excellent student by his neighbors, was shot and killed in his own bed.
    13-year-old Nizzear Rodriguez, described as an excellent student by his neighbors, was shot and killed in his own bed.
  • Five injured in Dekalb Co. deck collapse

    Five injured in Dekalb Co. deck collapse

     Five people, including three children, were rushed to the hospital after a deck collapsed in Brookhaven. A neighbor came to the rescue after one child was trapped under chunks of concrete.
     Five people, including three children, were rushed to the hospital after a deck collapsed in Brookhaven. A neighbor came to the rescue after one child was trapped under chunks of concrete.
  • Tech Check: Back to school

    Tech Check: Back to school

    This time last year, we were still posing the question: Should you buy a laptop of a tablet for you school aged child? That debate appears to be over and the tablets have won.
    This time last year, we were still posing the question: Should you buy a laptop of a tablet for you school aged child? That debate appears to be over and the tablets have won.
  • Atlantans message to Ferguson, Mo.

    Atlantans message to Ferguson, Mo.

     People in Atlanta are voicing strong opinions on the tensions in Ferguson, Mo. Many are using their pocketbooks and music to send a message.
     People in Atlanta are voicing strong opinions on the tensions in Ferguson, Mo. Many are using their pocketbooks and music to send a message.

  • Officer gets a life-savng gift

    Officer gets a life-savng gift

     A law enforcement officer Raleigh Callaway will be getting a life-saving gift. A FOX 5 viewer has reached out to give him a new kidney.
     A law enforcement officer Raleigh Callaway will be getting a life-saving gift. A FOX 5 viewer has reached out to give him a new kidney.

  • Fulton Sheriff helps the homeless

    Fulton Sheriff helps the homeless

     The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is trying to reach out to those who need help the most. Saturday, they hit the streets to give back to the homeless.
     The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is trying to reach out to those who need help the most. Saturday, they hit the streets to give back to the homeless.
  • Remember fallen Griffin officer

    Remember fallen Griffin officer

    Friends and colleges paid tribute to Officer Kevin Jordan who was killed a few months ago. Riders took to their motorcycles on a mission to make sure the family had the support they need.
    Friends and colleges paid tribute to Officer Kevin Jordan who was killed a few months ago. Riders took to their motorcycles on a mission to make sure the family had the support they need.
  • Brother saves 3-year-old sister

    Brother saves 3-year-old sister

     It was nearly a wedding day tragedy for a bride and groom as their 3-year-old daughter almost drowned in a pool, but thanks to some quick think by her brother, she is alive.
     It was nearly a wedding day tragedy for a bride and groom as their 3-year-old daughter almost drowned in a pool, but thanks to some quick think by her brother, she is alive.

  • Braves almost in the Hall of Fame

    Braves almost in the Hall of Fame

    Sunday, former Braves manager Bobby Cox and his two pitchers, Tom Glavin and Greg Maddux will officially be members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
    Sunday, former Braves manager Bobby Cox and his two pitchers, Tom Glavin and Greg Maddux will officially be members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Police searching for suspect in deadly shooting

    Police searching for suspect in deadly shooting

    One man is dead after a brazen shooting on University Avenue on Saturday.
    One man is dead after a brazen shooting on University Avenue on Saturday.
  • Thieves steal 300 gallons of diesel from gas station

    Thieves steal 300 gallons of diesel from gas station

    It's a strange case of "pump and run." One store owner in Newton County says more than 300 gallons of diesel was swiped in the dead of night.
    It's a strange case of "pump and run." One store owner in Newton County says more than 300 gallons of diesel was swiped in the dead of night.
  • Atlanta police investigate sexual assault

    Atlanta police investigate sexual assault

    Police say they are taking a woman's complaint of a sexual assault seriously. She says she met her attacker outside a club on Metropolitan Parkway.
    Police say they are taking a woman's complaint of a sexual assault seriously. She says she met her attacker outside a club on Metropolitan Parkway.
  • Community mourns loss of coach

    Community mourns loss of coach

    Heavy hearts in one local community this weekend as students, staff and family mourn the loss of a popular teacher and coach. Bond Crosby passed away early Thursday from complications from a heart attack. He was just 28.
    Heavy hearts in one local community this weekend as students, staff and family mourn the loss of a popular teacher and coach. Bond Crosby passed away early Thursday from complications from a heart attack. He was just 28.
  • Mom: Child left on hot playground

    Mom: Child left on hot playground

    Police have opened an investigation into a local mom's shocking claims that her toddler was left alone on a hot playground for hours.
    Police have opened an investigation into a local mom's shocking claims that her toddler was left alone on a hot playground for hours.
  • "Selfie" helped get her arrested

    "Selfie" helped get her arrested

    Investigators say a woman's "selfie" helped land her behind bars for fraud. Tanya Monique Peel posted the photo to her Facebook page, but it landed her in jail.
    Investigators say a woman's "selfie" helped land her behind bars for fraud. Tanya Monique Peel posted the photo to her Facebook page, but it landed her in jail.
  • Man struck, killed by car on Atlanta roadway

    Man struck, killed by car on Atlanta roadway

    A young man has died after being hit by a car Sunday. Ken Hopps, 20, of Atlanta, was hit on Boat Rock Road moments after getting out of his car. Neighbors says it isn't the first tragedy has struck the road.
    A young man has died after being hit by a car Sunday. Ken Hopps, 20, of Atlanta, was hit on Boat Rock Road moments after getting out of his car. Neighbors says it isn't the first tragedy has struck the road.
  • The Big Hurt headed to Cooperstown

    The Big Hurt headed to Cooperstown

    Columbus, Georgia's Frank Thomas will be officially inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame next weekend. Known for his power at the plate, The Big Hurt hit 521 home runs during his 18-year career.
    Columbus, Georgia's Frank Thomas will be officially inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame next weekend. Known for his power at the plate, The Big Hurt hit 521 home runs during his 18-year career.
  • Saturday storms leave damage

    Saturday storms leave damage

    Saturday's storm dumped a lot of rain on parts of metro Atlanta and north Georgia for hours causing flooding and sending trees crashing down. Strong wings with those storms brought down a huge tree and on top of a car on Lindbergh Drive.
    Saturday's storm dumped a lot of rain on parts of metro Atlanta and north Georgia for hours causing flooding and sending trees crashing down. Strong wings with those storms brought down a huge tree and on top of a car on Lindbergh Drive.
  • Tree trapped two people in car

    Tree trapped two people in car

    Saturday's storm dumped a lot of rain on parts of metro Atlanta and north Georgia for hours causing flooding and sending trees crashing down. Strong wings with those storms brought down a huge tree and on top of a car on Lindbergh Drive.
    Saturday's storm dumped a lot of rain on parts of metro Atlanta and north Georgia for hours causing flooding and sending trees crashing down. Strong wings with those storms brought down a huge tree and on top of a car on Lindbergh Drive.
  • Emma Millican Park cleanup

    Emma Millican Park cleanup

    The heavy rain didn't stop volunteers from getting their hands dirty in a southwest Atlanta park. They spoke to FOX 5's Cory McGinnis about their passion for serving rain or shine.
    The heavy rain didn't stop volunteers from getting their hands dirty in a southwest Atlanta park. They spoke to FOX 5's Cory McGinnis about their passion for serving rain or shine.
  • CDC review hearing

    CDC review hearing

     Officials hold a review of Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after several security and exposure concerns. The FOX Medical Team's Beth Galvin explains in the video above.

     Officials hold a review of Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after several security and exposure concerns. The FOX Medical Team's Beth Galvin explains in the video above.

  • 3 shootings reported overnight

    3 shootings reported overnight

     

    Three different shootings were reported around the metro Atlanta area overnight.
  • Goose with arrow in neck captured

    Goose with arrow in neck captured

     The goose that was first featured on FOX 5 news in April has been captured. The bird, known to locals as Steve the Goose, has finally had the arrow removed and is recovering.


     The goose that was first featured on FOX 5 news in April has been captured. The bird, known to locals as Steve the Goose, has finally had the arrow removed and is recovering.



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