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Concerns after weapon found on middle school campus

Music teacher Ian Kellen wants what others want for McNair Middle School in DeKalb County after a weapon was found on campus Tuesday morning, safety. “I decided to be a teacher because it’s hard, it’s difficult,” said Ian Kellen. WATCH: Teacher and parent express concern over weapon found on middle school campus He said teaching is a challenge he tries ...

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Air Force Veteran killed by police officer remember 2 years later

It’s been two years since an Air Force Veteran was shot and killed by a DeKalb County Police Officer; his family is currently awaiting trial while his case is on appeal at the Georgia Supreme Court. Anthony Hill, whose family said suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, was seen running naked through an apartment complex on March 9, 2015. Former Officer ...

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Fire rips through Hall County house

Hall County firefighters are working to contain an early morning house fire. The fire broke out at a home on Silver Brook Lane in the Harbor Point subdivision off Dawsonville Highway. When crews arrived, they found the 5,000 square foot two story home in flames. Heavy smoke and fire could been seen shooting from the home. No one was injured. ...

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Video: Thieves hijack flower delivery truck in 38 seconds

The businesses victimized by a crew of car thieves tell FOX 5, they are baffled by their latest target: a flower delivery truck. An independent contractor delivering flowers for Midtown Atlanta-based company Peachtree Petals got a frightening surprise, when she walked away from her truck parked for a quick drop-off in a client’s driveway; the video shows, 38 seconds later, ...

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Square dancers at odds with city

The Kennesaw Square Dealers have been spinning and swinging their partners since the 90’s. For the past several years the square dancers have had a deal with the city of Kennesaw. They have been using the local community center for a nominal fee, and in return, they give dance lessons one night a week and appear in local parades and ...

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Friday morning storms to give way to cold weekend

Severe storms rumbled through north Georgia early Friday morning, bringing damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and big downpours. Now, clearing skies and a breezy day will be the rule for the rest of Friday before bigger weekend changes take hold. MORE: Strong storms do damage in north Georgia Afternoon temperatures will be in the 60s for most spots, although cooler ...

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DeKalb County firefighter suffers injuries while battling apartment fire

A firefighter suffered minor injuries while battling an apartment fire that broke out late Thursday night, according to DeKalb County Fire and Rescue. Flames tore through a vacant building at the Hidden Villas apartments in Decatur. Captain Eric Jackson said the firefighter fell through a top floor and had to be rescued by other crews. He was taken to the ...

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Powerful storms Friday morning leave damage across metro Atlanta

Strong storms quickly rolled through north Georgia early Friday morning, bringing down trees and power lines. The storms, which brought thunder, heavy rains, hail and high winds, cleared rapidly from northwest Georgia through metro Atlanta. VIDEO: Rain, lightning and thunder right now in North Druid Hills, GA. @FOX5Atlanta @FOX5StormTeam @fox5atl #severeweather pic.twitter.com/HPPmh5nnB1 — Billy Heath III (@BillyHeathFOX5) March 10, 2017 ...

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Meet Justin Tanner, Former Obama White House Appointee

Justin Tanner is a seasoned business development, government relations and public policy professional.  A career public servant, he has spent nearly a decade designing and implementing key programs and policies at every level of government. In 2015, Mr. Tanner was appointed by President Barack Obama as Associate Director for Legislative, Education & Intergovernmental Affairs at the United States Department of Commerce, ...

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Tennessee school bus driver indicted in deaths of 6 children

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A Chattanooga school bus driver has been indicted on six counts of vehicular manslaughter in a crash last November that killed a half-dozen children. The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/2n01TAy ) reported Wednesday that 24-year-old Johnthony Walker also was charged by a grand jury with four counts of reckless aggravated assault, one count of reckless endangerment, ...

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