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Grand jury rules shooting not authorized Video included

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A grand jury ruled Tuesday that a Euharlee police officer was not authorized in a recent shooting that took the life of a 17-year-old boy. The officer claimed the teen had a gun, but the boy’s family said it was a video game controller. Christopher Roupe was shot and killed on February 14. The Bartow County Grand Jury found that Euharlee Police Officer Beth Gatney was not authorized to use deadly force. More>>

Same-sex couples file lawsuit over marriage equality Video included

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Gay and lesbian couples are upset over Georgia’s new same sex marriage ban and are now suing over the decision. Gay and lesbian couples filed a 48-page class action lawsuit Tuesday morning that they hope will grant them the freedom to marry in Georgia.
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Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

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A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
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Rockdale Sheriff's Office seeking help in cold case

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The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying a body found in the woods several years ago. More>>

Agents find marijuana, firearms and exotic animals in Woodstock home

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Cherokee authorities arrested 2 people after finding drugs, firearms, and exotic animals in their home.
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Cobb man attacked by dogs while getting mail Video included

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A Cobb county man is recovering after he claims he was attacked by two dogs while he got his mail. Scott Hess says he was walking to his mailbox Saturday afternoon when a car honked at him.
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Verdicts handed down in Jonesboro day care death Video included

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Verdicts were handed down Friday in the death of two-year-old Jazmin Green. More>>

Family appreciates 'Prayers for Lily' Video included

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Millions of People around the country have heard the story of Lily Tinney. Tinney is a 16-month-old Shapesburg child who is dying from a rare disease.
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Witness: Goose on the loose with arrow through head Video included

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An eyewitness claims to have seen this goose wandering in northern Cobb County with an arrow through its head! More>>

Car salesman threatened at gunpoint Video included

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They say the customer is always right. One Dalton car salesman might tell you otherwise. More>>

Mayor Reed speaks out against Water Management raises

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The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management is coming under fire over recent pay raises for its high ranking staff members. A $15,000 raise was recently given to the security chief even though over More>>

'Hostage scammers' steal hundreds from Atlanta residents Video included

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Scammers preying on fear are stealing hundreds of dollars from Atlanta victims. A Northeast Atlanta family was the latest victim in this scam. 
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Family of Dawsonville child makes plea for kidney match Video included

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A Dawsonville family needs the community's help in finding a kidney match for their two and half year old little boy.
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Police: Locker-room thief spent $4,000 on stolen credit cards

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Duluth police are on the lookout for a man who stole another man's credit card at an LA Fitness.
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Boy Scouts plea for return of stolen trailer Video included

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A local chapter of the Boy Scouts says their utility trailer was recently stolen - and they are pleading for its return. More>>

Man awarded $6K for helping police solve deadly crime Video included

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The man who struck and killed a police officer in 2012 is now behind bars, thanks in part to an alert citizen.
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Spinal cord injury won't slow this young ballerina Video included

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The small dance classroom is filled with about a dozen eager children. And, right out of the gate, it's pretty obvious Jenna Proctor is no wallflower.
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Major League Soccer comes to Atlanta Video included

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Atlanta soccer fans are rejoicing as a brand new soccer team is coming to the city.Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced the approval of the new Major League Soccer Team at a press conference Wednesday More>>

'Tater' the dog survives being impaled while chasing squirrel Video included

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Tater was impaled. The half-inch rod cut straight through his body. His owner knew if he pulled Tater off the rod, he might bleed to death. More>>

Fallen Atlanta fireman gets hero's welcome Video included

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The widow of a fallen Atlanta firefighter credits her three young daughters with helping her handle her husband's tragic death. More>>

911 operator helps two women escape fire Video included

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Clayton County authorities credit a 911 operator with saving the lives of a 77-year-old grandmother and her granddaughter who were trapped in their burning home. More>>

8 creative (and funny) responses to our beef prices story

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Over the weekend we reported the news that beef prices are again on the rise. As we shared the news on Facebook, our southern friends weighed-in with some practical solutions to the beef problem.
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Pollen count hits extremely high level Video included

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Spring: the time of year that every allergy sufferer dreads.
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Local school reacts to Pittsburgh stabbing Video included

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While police in Pennsylvania sort through the details of a school stabbing, an Atlanta-area school is taking a hard look at how to ensure students' safety. More>>

Jimmy Carter speaks out against abuse towards women Video included

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Jimmy Carter is speaking out against female inequality. The former president's new Book "A Call To Action," discusses some of the worst abuses that women have to face in America.
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Website ranks East Point 'most dangerous suburb' in America Video included

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East Point has been named number one in America, but in this case it's not exactly something to be proud of.
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PHOTOS: Braves home opening day Video included

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Baseball season is finally here and the Atlanta Braves will be hosting their first home game of the season Tuesday night. The braves have a few tips for anyone looking to attend the game. More>>

Police search for hit-and-run driver in deadly accident Video included

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Police are working hard to solve a tragedy. Two young children were run over by a driver during a hit-and-run accident. More>>

Austell mayor helps mother facing foreclosure Video included

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Good Samaritans come to the aid of a single mother who risked losing her home when a bank threatened foreclosure and with two wheelchair-bound daughters, the Cobb County mother says she was terrified about where they would live. More>>

Bus en route to Atlanta involved in fatal Florida crash

A fatal accident just before midnight Friday created a five car pileup involving a Greyhound bus on route to Atlanta from Tampa. More>>

Atlanta archbishop expected to decide on mansion Video included

The Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta expects to soon decide whether to keep or sell a $2.2 million mansion built for his use. More>>

Jury rules in favor of former ethics director Video included

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A resounding victory for the former director of the state ethics commission on Friday. More>>

Dog dies after being shot in leg Video included

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Community members are furious and want answers about what happened to a black Labrador. More>>

Robbers Steal Donated Playset From Forsyth Co. Church Video included

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Father Barnabas of the Saints Raphael was shocked when he discovered that the Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming had been robbed Sunday morning.
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Braves step up technology at Turner Field Video included

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Braves fans will be happy to know that Turner Field is keeping up with the latest technology. More>>

911 operator saves her own father's life on first day of work Video included

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A DeKalb County 911 Operator spent months training, but never imagined she would get a call from her own family just four hours into her first day working alone. More>>

Milton couple charged in murder Video included

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Police said parents Shaun Jewell and Altair Murphy Hubbard killed their own child by neglecting her. More>>

I85/GA400 ramps open to Atlanta drivers Video included

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The wait is over for drivers awaiting relief for traffic on 400 and I-85. The long awaited flyover ramps connecting I-85 South to GA 400 north and GA 400 south to I-85 north opened to traffic Monday afternoon. More>>

Atlanta street workers botch Buckhead road striping Video included

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Buckhead residents sent photos to our FOX 5 Facebook Page, concerned about a botched street paint job completed by a City of Atlanta crew. More>>

Prayers Needed: Baby diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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Baby Autumn hasn't even reached the halfway point to her first birthday and she has had to fight for every one of those moment in her short life. More>>

City code forces CJ's Hot Dogs to remove patriotic flags Video included

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Many people see Darren Miller as a true patriot. If you don't remember Miller's face, you may remember his hot dogs. Last year Miller was involved in a controversy over his McDonough restaurant.
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Girl, 6, a 'pro' at managing her hard contact lenses Video included

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When Briana was four, she wanted to put in her contacts on her own. So, that's what she does. More>>

Family asking for prayers for Lily Video included

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Lily Tinney has a rare and fatal disease. Her family has countered the prognosis with prayer. Their simply request for prayer on our FOX 5 Atlanta Facebook page has generated a huge outpouring and for that this sweet, humble family is grateful. More>>

Fatal shooting on Columbus State University campus Video included

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University officials said the man who was killed after an exchange of gunfire with police during an incident at an apartment complex on the campus of Columbus State University on Sunday was prompted by a report that the man was seen loading a gun. More>>

Profiling the life of Evelyn Gibson Lowery Video included

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As Women's History Month draws to a close, we honor the late wife of Civil Rights pioneer Rev. Joseph Lowery. More>>

Reality TV stars claim daughter's birthday was almost ruined Video included

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Two stars of reality TV show "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" claim their daughter's birthday was almost ruined. More>>

Miracle: Toddler ejected onto I-85 released from hospital Video included

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It is nothing short of a miracle. A toddler who was ejected from a vehicle onto busy Interstate 85 on Friday walked away with just a few scratches. More>>

Wedding given to couple after devastating diagnosis Video included

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A young couple who has been through an emotionally devastating year finally has reason to celebrate. It is all thanks to the generosity of FOX 5 viewers. The couple was with family and friends celebrating their wedding on Sunday. More>>

Police warn of unsolicited service calls Video included

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Police in two metro Atlanta cities are warning that some unsolicited service calls might be out to try to scam you. More>>

Man tried to lure boy after getting off school bus Video included

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Cherokee County police are asking the public to be on the lookout tonight after a man driving a truck tried to lure a young boy. More>>

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  • Grand jury rules shooting not authorized

    Grand jury rules shooting not authorized

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:39:55 GMT
    A grand jury ruled Tuesday that a Euharlee police officer was not authorized in a recent shooting that took the life of a 17-year-old boy. The officer claimed the teen had a gun, but the boy’s family said it was a video game controller. Christopher Roupe was shot and killed on February 14. The Bartow County Grand Jury found that Euharlee Police Officer Beth Gatney was not authorized to use deadly force.
    A grand jury ruled Tuesday that a Euharlee police officer was not authorized in a recent shooting that took the life of a 17-year-old boy. The officer claimed the teen had a gun, but the boy’s family said it was a video game controller. Christopher Roupe was shot and killed on February 14. The Bartow County Grand Jury found that Euharlee Police Officer Beth Gatney was not authorized to use deadly force.
  • Henry County teen wont give up fight to cure cancer

    Henry County teen wont give up fight to cure cancer

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:02:01 GMT
    A Henry County teenager is determined to do one thing in his life, cure cancer. When he's not getting ready for his high school graduation or playing a round of golf with his dad 17-year-old Tushar Mittal is working on the cure for cancer. Mittal moved to Georgia from India in 2004 and says that he didn’t show any interest into science until about five years ago. Now the teen is working on a new type of cancer research involving oregano oil. "It was actually 7th grade when I was introduced to...
    A Henry County teenager is determined to do one thing in his life, cure cancer. When he's not getting ready for his high school graduation or playing a round of golf with his dad 17-year-old Tushar Mittal is working on the cure for cancer. Mittal moved to Georgia from India in 2004 and says that he didn’t show any interest into science until about five years ago. Now the teen is working on a new type of cancer research involving oregano oil. "It was actually 7th grade when I was introduced to...
  • Same-sex couples file lawsuit over marriage equality

    Same-sex couples file lawsuit over marriage equality

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:58:21 GMT
    Gay and lesbian couples are upset over Georgia’s new same sex marriage ban and are now suing over the decision. Gay and lesbian couples filed a 48-page class action lawsuit Tuesday morning that they hope will grant them the freedom to marry in Georgia.
    Gay and lesbian couples are upset over Georgia’s new same sex marriage ban and are now suing over the decision. Gay and lesbian couples filed a 48-page class action lawsuit Tuesday morning that they hope will grant them the freedom to marry in Georgia.
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  • Humanist group suing school district over Pledge of Allegiance

    Humanist group suing school district over Pledge of Allegiance

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:34:41 GMT
    A humanist group is suing a New Jersey school district over the Pledge of Allegiance phrase “under God.” According to a Fox News report the group is suing on behalf of a New Jersey family that believes the phrase is discriminatory toward atheist children. The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District was announced Monday by the Washington D.C. based advocacy organization American Humanist Association. The group says the phrase "marginalizes atheist and humanist kids as som...
    A humanist group is suing a New Jersey school district over the Pledge of Allegiance phrase “under God.” According to a Fox News report the group is suing on behalf of a New Jersey family that believes the phrase is discriminatory toward atheist children. The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District was announced Monday by the Washington D.C. based advocacy organization American Humanist Association. The group says the phrase "marginalizes atheist and humanist kids as som...
  • Fox News Poll: Independents more likely to back anti-ObamaCare candidates

    Fox News Poll: Independents more likely to back anti-ObamaCare candidates

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:02:17 GMT
    Most voters say ObamaCare will play an important role in their vote in this year’s elections, and over half are more inclined to back the candidate who opposes the health care law. That’s according to a Fox News poll released Monday.The new poll asks voters what they would do if the only difference between two congressional candidates is that one promises to fight for the health care law and the other promises to fig...
    Most voters say ObamaCare will play an important role in their vote in this year’s elections, and over half are more inclined to back the candidate who opposes the health care law. That’s according to a Fox News poll released Monday.The new poll asks voters what they would do if the only difference between two congressional candidates is that one promises to fight for the health care law and the other promises to fig...
  • Humanist group sues school district over 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Humanist group sues school district over 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:31:03 GMT
    A national humanist group is suing a New Jersey school district on behalf of a family that believes the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is discriminatory toward atheist children.
    A national humanist group is suing a New Jersey school district on behalf of a family that believes the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is discriminatory toward atheist children.
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  • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:54:57 GMT
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
  • Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

    Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:15 GMT
    A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to...
    A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or...
  • Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

    Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:12 GMT
    A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
    A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
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  • Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

    Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:36:15 GMT
    Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of...
    Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of the...
  • Republican activists push party on gay marriage

    Republican activists push party on gay marriage

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:14:20 GMT
    Some Republicans are pushing for their party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage as public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly and the party tries to woo younger voters more supportive of gay unions.
    As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to...
  • California bill reignites affirmative action fight

    California bill reignites affirmative action fight

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:34:52 GMT
    Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal that could reinstate such affirmative action has sparked a backlash that forged a new...
    Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the...
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