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Scaly Slimy Spectacular slithers to Zoo Atlanta — ATLANTA -- After nearly two years of construction, Zoo Atlanta's new reptile and amphibian exhibit will soon welcome its first visitors. Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience replaces the zoo's old World of Reptiles Building. It houses about 100 animals representing more than 70 species found around the world.

Thief steals brownies from Atlanta restaurant — ATLANTA -- A few small desserts were the only items reported missing after a restaurant break-in in northeast Atlanta Thursday morning. Someone used a brick to smash a window at Little Azio Pizza & Pasta in the 740 block of Moreland Avenue. Atlanta Police said the thief stole four to six brownies.

Amy's recalls organic meals because of listeria concerns — Amy's Kitchen of Petaluma, Calif., said a source for its spinach may have received contaminated produce. Although no one has complained of illness, the private company is recalling nearly 74,000 cases of lasagnas, pizzas, enchiladas, wraps and scrambles. Signs of a listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Amy's Kitchen products recalled over listeria concerns — (WXIA) -- Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled a number of its frozen meals over the possible presence of listeria. The Petaluma, Calif.-based company said one of its organic spinach providers may have received spinach contaminated by the organism. Although no one has complained of any illnesses, Amy's Kitchen still recalled nearly 74,000 cases of certain products as a precaution.

Peachtree City police chief resigns — PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- More than two months after accidentally shooting his former wife while she slept, Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom has stepped down. "It was my pleasure to serve with the men and women of the Peachtree City Police Department in the capacity of assistant chief and chief," McCollom said in a statement posted to the city's website.

Trial begins in death of film crew member — (WXIA) -- Three film studio executives will appear before a Georgia judge Monday to face charges in the death of a camera assistant from Atlanta. Sarah Jones, 27, was killed by a train in southeast Georgia last February.

Ga.'s female death row inmate's last meal request — GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- The only female prisoner on Georgia's death row has made her last meal request. Kelly Renee Gissendaner is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

Georgia's only female death row inmate to be executed — GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County judge has signed an execution order for Kelly Renee Gissendaner, Georgia's only female death row inmate. The order, which was issued Monday, requests Gissendaner be executed on a date between Feb. 25 and Mar. 4.

State of the City: Atlanta 'a place of prosperity' — ATLANTA -- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said in Wednesday's State of the City address that he hopes to see Atlanta become a world-class city where talented people from all walks of life choose to plant their roots. Reed delivered his speech, "Bring and Build Your Dreams in Atlanta," during a breakfast event at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Church thief takes selfies with stolen iPad — ATLANTA -- Atlanta police have a very important clue that may help them track down a thief -- clear selfies of the suspect. The man is accused of stealing electronic equipment and an iPad from the media room at Church of the Apostles in the 3500 block of Northside Parkway in Buckhead.
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Apr 01, 2015

Judge Baxter: This is the most diligent jury I've seen ... whatever you verdict is, I'll defend it 'til I die. #APS #11Alive

Apr 01, 2015

ICYMI: Legalizing #medicalmarijuana in Georgia means 5-year-old Haleigh Cox can finally come home #HaleighsHope

Apr 01, 2015

I ran out of toothpaste (how does that happen?!) the other day. I totally need one of these: #AtlantaAlive

Mar 31, 2015

Our #ATLtraffic nightmare: Overturned truck on the Buford Spring Connector.

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