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Police: Gunman targeting homeless people in Atlanta


ATLANTA -- Someone is targeting homeless people and killing them while they sleep on the street, according to police. Two men are dead in two days, and both were shot multiple times.

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Group holds Ferguson rally in downtown Atlanta


ATLANTA – Protesters rallying in Atlanta against the Ferguson grand jury decision continued their movement on Wednesday.

A small group gathered at Phillips Arena to demonstrate inside and out during the Hawks against Toronto.

Despite being drowned out by basketball fans, members of the group vowed to get their message across.

Mayor defends Atlanta police response during protests


ATLANTA -- Mayor Kasim Reed is defending the response of Atlanta police during protests on Tuesday night.

Protesters rallying against the grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo. police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed took to the streets of several cities across the U.S. on Tuesday.

In Atlanta, a group of protesters briefly blocked traffic on the Downtown Connector and marched through the city's streets. Police said 24 people were arrested, mainly on disorderly conduct charges.

Safety tips for turkey thawing

Safety tips for turkey thawing

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Turkeys can be purchased fresh or frozen.  Fulton County Cooperative Extension encourages residents to think “safety” while preparing for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. The Center for Disease Control estimates that each year roughly 1 out of 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.

“We believe that following proper food safety techniques for thawing poultry will help minimize the potential for a food borne illness,” states Menia Chester, Director for Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “Properly thawing out a turkey is very important.”

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Atlanta leaders react to Ferguson decision


ATLANTA -- Moments after the nation learned there would be no indictment from the grand jury in the shooting death of Michael Brown, local Metro Atlanta leaders reacted.

"This evening, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. This announcement is likely to spark understandable feelings of frustration, not only in Ferguson, but across the country.

Fire Chief suspended after publishing anti-gay comments

Fire Chief suspended after publishing anti-gay comments

ATLANTA -- Atlanta's fire chief is suspended without pay after publishing a book calling homosexuality "unclean", "a sexual perversion", "vulgar", and "inappropriate".

The book titled Who Told You That You Were Naked? is on sale at Amazon.com. It was authored by Atlanta's Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran. The summary of the book refers to God's words to Adam in the Bible:

From God's perspective nakedness meant so much more. It meant condemnation and deprivation to his most precious creation-mankind. Though He reconciled Adam's condition by clothing him in coats of lambs' skin, Adam never got over what he had done. Condemnation has dominated ever since. Now we have a more permanent solution. We have been clothed with Christ! Redeemed men who carry the curse of condemnation and deprivation cannot fulfill their purpose as husbands, fathers, community and business leaders-world changers!

Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces December programming

Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces December programming

ATLANTA -- It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is celebrating with merry programming all month long! Families can look forward to a variety of interactive, hands-on learning opportunities featuring holidays around the world and more.

From decking the halls with festive crafts for December’s “Boxes and Bows” theme for the Outside the Box exhibit to learning about African American heritage and culture for Meet The Holidays: Kwanzaa, children can get into the spirit of the season through the power of play.\

Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for December 2014.

 

Feature Exhibit: Outside the Box:

Available through January 25, 2015*