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'Hostage scammers' steal hundreds from Atlanta residents

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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

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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>>

Goatnapped: Did someone steal baby Lidya? Video included

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The East Lake Community Learning center is looking for someone who kidnapped one of their baby goats.
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Strong winds cause trees to fall on roadways; home Video included

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Powerful wind gusts have brought down trees across the metro. Several roadways have been closed due to massive fallen trees and downed power lines.
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'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>>

Captain Herb Emory passes away

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Captain Herb Emory who helped Atlantans navigate traffic for over forty years passed away Saturday More>>

Walker County elementary student struck and killed by bus

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A Walker County elementary school student was struck and killed Monday morning by a bus at the school. 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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Atlanta fireman dies in accident in New Orleans Video included

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An Atlanta firefighter has been killed in New Orleans after being hit by a car. More>>

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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Police: 2 women leave their children home alone 'to go clubbing' Video included

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Two Marietta women are in trouble after they allegedly left their children home alone while they went out to a club. 
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Amazon offers unhappy employees money to leave

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Would your boss pay you to quit if you were unhappy? That's what Amazon is offering for its workers at fulfillment centers across the country. More>>

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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  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:52:46 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...
  • IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

    IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:40:54 GMT
    A new government report says the Internal Revenue Service audits less than 1 percent of large partnerships, drawing criticism from Congress.
    A new government report says the Internal Revenue Service audits less than 1 percent of large partnerships, drawing criticism from Congress.
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

    Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:31:47 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
    Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.
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