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Falcons 2014-2015 schedule released

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The NFL has released the 2014-2015 season schedules and the Atlanta Falcons slate of games provides plenty of intrigue. Here are a few items of interest. Week 1 will be a rematch of last year’s season opener, only this time, the New Orleans Saints come to the Georgia Dome. The Falcons play the Detroit Lions in London in Week 8. It’s a game fans will have to get up early to watch. It airs at 9:30 a.m. EST. More>>

GBI issues amber alert for two-year old girl

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued a Levi’s Call, Georgia’s Amber Alert. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is on the lookout for 2 year old Maliah Harris. Harris is believed to have been abducted in from Caledonia Mississippi Wednesday morning. Harris is described as a white two-year-old female with blonde hair. Authorities said Harris was possibly abducted by Donald Boyd Harris. Boyd is described as a 34-year old 5’11” white male with brown hair and blue eyes. Authorities believe th... More>>

Police identify suspected gym 'locker thief'

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Peachtree City Police say they have identified a man wanted for stealing wallets in at least three local gyms in metro Atlanta. .Police say Brian Gordon had almost a perfect cover story.
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Man leads Rockdale Deputies on 100mph chase

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A South Carolina man fleeing from deputies crashed his car and had to be pulled from the wreckage after it burst into flames. More>>

Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

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Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat. More>>

Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen Video included

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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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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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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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    Falcons 2014-2015 schedule released

    Falcons 2014-2015 schedule released

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:13:59 GMT
    The NFL has released the 2014-2015 season schedules and the Atlanta Falcons slate of games provides plenty of intrigue. Here are a few items of interest. Week 1 will be a rematch of last year’s season opener, only this time, the New Orleans Saints come to the Georgia Dome. The Falcons play the Detroit Lions in London in Week 8. It’s a game fans will have to get up early to watch. It airs at 9:30 a.m. EST.
    The NFL has released the 2014-2015 season schedules and the Atlanta Falcons slate of games provides plenty of intrigue. Here are a few items of interest. Week 1 will be a rematch of last year’s season opener, only this time, the New Orleans Saints come to the Georgia Dome. The Falcons play the Detroit Lions in London in Week 8. It’s a game fans will have to get up early to watch. It airs at 9:30 a.m. EST.
  • GBI issues amber alert for two-year old girl

    GBI issues amber alert for two-year old girl

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:51 GMT
    Maliah Harris Maliah Harris
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued a Levi’s Call, Georgia’s Amber Alert. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is on the lookout for 2 year old Maliah Harris. Harris is believed to have been abducted in from Caledonia Mississippi Wednesday morning. Harris is described as a white two-year-old female with blonde hair. Authorities said Harris was possibly abducted by Donald Boyd Harris. Boyd is described as a 34-year old 5’11” white male with brown hair and blue eyes. Authorities believe th...
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued a Levi’s Call, Georgia’s Amber Alert. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is on the lookout for 2 year old Maliah Harris. Harris is believed to have been abducted in from Caledonia Mississippi Wednesday morning. Harris is described as a white two-year-old female with blonde hair. Authorities said Harris was possibly abducted by Donald Boyd Harris. Boyd is described as a 34-year old 5’11” white male with brown hair and blue eyes. Authorities believe th...
  • Governor signs controversial gun bill into law

    Governor signs controversial gun bill into law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:12:43 GMT
    A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered for Wednesday's bill signing in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.
    A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered for Wednesday's bill signing in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.
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  • Viral video shows TSA agents patting down young children

    Viral video shows TSA agents patting down young children

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:13:13 GMT
    In a video that is quickly going viral, a shocked father recorded TSA agents giving his young children full-body pat-downs. His son was just two years old, while his daughter was six years old.
    In a video that is quickly going viral, a shocked father recorded TSA agents giving his young children full-body pat-downs. His son was just two years old, while his daughter was six years old.
  • IRS employees with tax and conduct issues still receive awards, watchdog report finds

    IRS employees with tax and conduct issues still receive awards, watchdog report finds

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:20:07 GMT
    IRS employees who had been disciplined for tax and conduct issues were nonetheless rewarded with monetary awards or time off, according to a watchdog report released Tuesday. The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that while for the most part the reward program for IRS workers complied with federal regulations, employees who had themselves failed to pay their federal taxes and had d...
    IRS employees who had been disciplined for tax and conduct issues were nonetheless rewarded with monetary awards or time off, according to a watchdog report released Tuesday. The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that while for the most part the reward program for IRS workers complied with federal regulations, employees who had themselves failed to pay their federal taxes and had d...
  • Second-grader says teacher took away Bible during reading time

    Second-grader says teacher took away Bible during reading time

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:41:16 GMT
    The family of a second-grade student at a Texas elementary school says their daughter's teacher took her Bible away during a "read to myself" session. The Liberty Institute, a nonprofit legal group specializing in religious liberty cases, says the family reached out for assistance after a teacher at Hamilton Elementary in Cypress allegedly told the girl not to bring the Bible back to school again.The teacher reported...
    The family of a second-grade student at a Texas elementary school says their daughter's teacher took her Bible away during a "read to myself" session. The Liberty Institute, a nonprofit legal group specializing in religious liberty cases, says the family reached out for assistance after a teacher at Hamilton Elementary in Cypress allegedly told the girl not to bring the Bible back to school again.The teacher reported...
  • Gattis' double helps Braves top Marlins 3-1

    Gattis' double helps Braves top Marlins 3-1

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:01:44 GMT
    Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games. Aaron Harang allowed one run and six hits in six innings with 11 strikeouts and one walk, raising his ERA from 0.70 to 0.85. Pulled from his previous start against the New York Mets after six hitless innings and 101 pitches, he stretched his streak of hitless innings to eight before Adeiny Hechavarria singled le...
    Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games. Aaron Harang allowed one run and six hits in six innings with 11 strikeouts and one walk, raising his ERA from 0.70 to 0.85. Pulled from his previous start against the New York Mets after six hitless innings and 101 pitches, he stretched his streak of hitless innings to eight before Adeiny Hechavarria singled le...
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