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LIVE UPDATES: President Trump speaking at opioid summit in downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA - President Donald Trump is in Atlanta Wednesday to headline a summit on the opioid crisis. The president and first lady Melania Trump are addressing the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

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9 places to eat if you're moving to Decatur

Not only is the area New York Times certified as "trendsetting," it's peppered with eateries you won't be sorry to have in your backyard. »RELATED: Here are 86 women-owned metro Atlanta restaurants, food businesses.

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E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to Florida, Georgia

ATLANTA - At least 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants, federal officials said. Of the people infected so far, 20 have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. No deaths have been r

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Key Dates Left In Decatur City School Year

DECATUR, GA -- The 2018-19 school year is winding down with only about a month of school left before the final bell for summer. The remaining last few weeks will disappear quickly in a flurry of end-of-the-year activities.

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Georgia mom pleads guilty to killing husband, 4 children

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A suburban Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her husband and four children and seriously injuring another daughter. WSB-TV reports that 35-year-old Isabel Martinez pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday to five counts of murder and other charges. She was

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Family wants Atlanta cop fired after deadly officer-involved shooting

One by one, loved ones for Oscar Cain — the community activist killed in an officer-involved shooting last month — walked to the podium at the Atlanta City Council’s public safety meeting Tuesday and demanded the Atlanta Police Department fire Officer Marquee Kelley after he failed to turn on his bo

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Arrest made after 20-year-old woman is shot, killed blocks from AUC

ATLANTA - Police say a 20-year-old woman was shot and killed Tuesday just blocks from the Atlanta University Center, after a fight broke out between two women. Police said the shooting happened on Sells Avenue around 1:15 p.m. A woman who was found at the location with multiple gunshot wounds died l

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Enjoy spring at these community gardens in DeKalb County

Spring is the perfect time to get started with gardening for the year. But don’t worry if you don’t have a yard where you could show off your gardening skills. There are a number of great community gardens across DeKalb County that are prime for planting and growing, or for just visiting.

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Police: Atlanta man shot while going to meet woman he met online

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A middle of the night meet and greet turned dangerous in southwest Atlanta, resulting in an emergency stop at Grady Memorial Hospital. Someone shot a person inside a silver BMW mikes away from the hospital, at the intersection of Pegg and Springdale Roads.

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Construction Begins On Commerce Drive Cycle Track

DECATUR, GA -- Construction has begun on the new Commerce Drive Cycle Track and is expected to last up to a year. The city has awarded a contract to Lewallen Construction Company to complete the track.

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2 Dead After Motorcycle Crashes Into 18-Wheeler: Police

SANDY SPRINGS, GA — A man and a woman are dead after the motorcycle they were riding on Interstate 285 at Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs crashed into an 18-wheeler truck.

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He showed up to see a girl he met on Instagram. Instead, his friend ended up shot.

ATLANTA — Atlanta Police said that a man was shot Wednesday morning, after what seems to be a social media meet-up gone wrong. Captain William Ricker with Atlanta Police said the victim took his friend to meet with a woman he met on Instagram.

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Cardi B husband Offset hit with felony gun charge in Georgia traffic stop arrest: report

Offset is now reportedly facing a felony gun charge stemming from an arrest last year in Georgia. In July 2018, Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, was arrested after he was pulled over for allegedly making an improper lane change and police discovered the Migos rapper to be in possession of th

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Georgia prisoner sentenced for running drug operation behind bars

MORGAN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia inmate is sentenced to an additional 25-years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Edwin Murillo from Gwinnett County was communicating with people on the outside to distribute meth.

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UPDATE: Woman arrested after fight near Atlanta University Center turns deadly

A deadly shooting near the Atlanta University Center Tuesday afternoon started as an argument between two women, authorities said. Atlanta police officers called to the shooting the 900 block of Sells Avenue about 1:15 p.m. found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds, according to police spokesman Ja

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Giant potato turns into Airbnb rental

BOISE, Id. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The trendiest – and starchiest – new piece of real estate is a mammoth-sized potato. The 6-ton potato prop just finished touring the country promoting Idaho's staple crop.

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Not For Sale: Atlanta Sex Trafficker Sentenced To 21 Years

EDITOR'S NOTE: As Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta approached, Patch devoted exclusive coverage to the issue of human trafficking as it related to one of the world's biggest sporting events. Now that the game is over, Patch remains committed to covering this international plague with our continuing focus

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Lyft driver sexually assaulted on the job

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) From the moment Alicia Dukes became a Lyft driver, she’s had to deal with some crazy passengers. “This wasn’t the first time somebody asked me to come have drinks, but it was definitely the first time somebody decided they wanted to put their hands on me,” Dukes said.

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Man tries to stop carjacking outside gas station before gunman shoots him (Video)

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Morrow police are searching for an armed and dangerous man they say is responsible for an attempted carjacking outside of a Clayton County gas station. The attempted carjacking happened April 6 at the Chevron gas station on Mount Zion Road.

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'They took an innocent child': 7-year-old killed by stray bullet honored at vigil

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Dozens of balloons decorated the night sky in memory of a 7-year-old who died after a stray bullet hit her inside her foster home. She died in a hospital Monday, 10 days after the shooting. A vigil was held Tuesday night in honor of Mariasia Thomas.

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