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TSA demonstrates proper way to fly with firearms — ATLANTA -- Air travelers are allowed to bring firearms on planes, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. The TSA said the number of firearms discovered at airport checkpoints is on the rise. Last year, a record 2,212 guns were found in carry-on luggage at America's airports.

Girl battling cancer treated to the best of Atlanta — ATLANTA -- Atlanta is opening its arms wide this weekend to welcome a 7-year-old girl fighting terminal cancer. Grace White is getting a VIP tour of the city, seeing some of the best Atlanta has to offer. When you get a diagnosis like Grace's, you quickly realize it's not about the time or the quantity, but the quality.

Bomb-making materials found in arrested teen's home — HAPEVILLE, Ga. -- A teenager was arrested after being caught stealing mercury switches from an abandoned Hapeville warehouse. When police searched the young man's home, they discovered materials that can be used to make bombs. The teen, whose name was not released, was taken into custody overnight.

Henry County man to sculpt MLK statue for Ga. Capitol — ATLANTA -- Henry County-based sculptor Andy Davis has been selected to create a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the Georgia Capitol grounds, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday. Davis has worked as a full-time sculptor since 1999, and forms his creations at the Andy Davis Studio inside the Hood Street Art Center in McDonough.

Ga. unveils medical marijuana registry — ATLANTA -- Patients who are eligible for medical marijuana can now legally receive it in Georgia. Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Public Health will unveil its Low THC Oil Registry, a secure database of people authorized to have cannabinoid oil.

Bus stop murder suspect expected to plead guilty — DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The man accused of gunning down a woman at a MARTA bus stop last year is expected to plead guilty. Christopher Merritt faces the death penalty for the murder of 19-year-old Marcaysia Dawkins. He will appear in DeKalb County court Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Dawkins died Nov.
Jun 09, 2015

MARTA bus stop murder suspect Christopher Merritt expected to plead guilty today; faces death penalty #11Alive

Prison guard sentenced for smuggling drugs to inmates — ATLANTA -- A former corrections officer at Atlanta's federal prison has been sentenced for accepting bribes to smuggle contraband to inmates. Dirk Antonious Engram Jr., 27, pleaded guilty in March to the charges against him. He was sentenced to two years and four months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
Jun 05, 2015

RT @CopCrime: GA: Prison guard sentenced for smuggling drugs to inmates Story by @BethWXIA @11alivenews

Ga. Supreme Court to decide homeless shelter's fate — ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next week from nine appeals relating to the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, the shelter at the corner of Peachtree and Pine streets. The Task Force and its executive director, Anita Beaty, have been involved in litigation in Fulton County for nearly five years.
May 29, 2015

How long for P'tree & Pine? Ga. Supreme Court to decide homeless shelter's fate

Gwinnett Braves player charged with rape in Ohio — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gwinnett Braves shortstop Elmer Reyes was arrested in Ohio over the weekend on rape and kidnapping charges. According to a report from Franklin County (Ohio) Municipal Court, the victim met Reyes, 24, while attending a minor league baseball game at Huntington Park in Columbus on May 22.

Georgia Mystery: Was drowning death suicide or murder? — SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- A coastal Georgia commissioner was found dead after playing poker with friends. His death was ruled a suicide, even though his hands were bound. Loved ones refuse to accept that Tom Sublett would kill himself. His case remains a Georgia mystery.
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Jul 31, 2015

My #AvGeek story du jour: The future of flying -- replacing boarding passes with fingerprints: @AlaskaAir

Jul 31, 2015

Yes, soda is garbage. No, it will not immediately destroy your body. #AtlantaAlive

Jul 31, 2015

"Why didn't you cover (x)? This is why I don't watch local news!" If you don't watch, how do you know what we did/didn't cover?

Jul 30, 2015

My new favorite thing: Greeting @jcarnes11alive with a Tom Haverford-style "Damn, Jerry!" @parksandrecnbc

Jul 30, 2015

RT @Atlanta_Traffic: ATL AIRPORT ADVISORY: LONG LINE through DOMESTIC Security this morning. 45+ min #ATLairport #ATLtraffic

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