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Dramatic changes coming to Midtown, Downtown bridges

ATLANTA -- In about a year, people who drive along the Downtown connector through Atlanta will see a new look to some of the bridges spanning overhead. The bridges are getting a makeover, and many drivers say it's about time. 

Suspicious package investigated in downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA – An all-clear was given after a suspicious package was investigated Tuesday at the State Capitol complex in downtown Atlanta.

Traffic going south down Piedmont Avenue from MLK Jr. Drive was blocked as the bomb squad checked out the package.

Georgia State Patrol, Atlanta Police and Atlanta Fire Rescue were all on the scene in front of the James H. "Sloppy" Floyd Veterans Memorial Building.

The container, which had a liquid inside of it, was not a danger to the public, authorities said.

Bernie Sanders speaks at packed Fox Theatre

ATLANTA – Blue warriors in a red state were on fire for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Monday night in Atlanta.

A standing room-only crowd of mostly college age voters packed the Fox Theater, to show their support for Sanders and the political revolution they believe he represents.

Sanders, a Democratic Senator from Vermont, promised a host of government programs for the poor and middle class, such as universal health care, and free public colleges.

"We will guarantee to all of our people the great promise -- the birthright of America -- which is freedom and justice," Sanders said.  "Every kid in this country who studies hard, who takes school seriously, will be able to get a college education regardless of income."

WWE Survivor series battles on despite threat alert; fans respond

ATLANTA -- One day after a group calling itself Anonymous claimed to uncover an ISIS hit list involving Atlanta, the WWE event on that list went on as scheduled.

Atlanta Mayor enacts Joint Task Force in response to possible terrorist threats

ATLANTA -- Mayor Kasim Reed said Sunday that various city authorities have joined the move to offer increased security after a purported terrorist threat to Atlanta made public Saturday.

The alleged threats from the terrorist organization ISIS were leaked by a Twitter account claiming affiliation with the hacker group Anonymous. The group made a public declaration of cyber war against the Islamic State after attacks on Paris on Nov. 13.

FBI Atlanta concerned about ISIS sympathizers

ATLANTA -- The FBI in Atlanta said there is no specific information that ISIS is targeting this state, but Georgians need to be more aware of things going on around them.

A new video released on Monday by ISIS warns of attacks on the United States. Britt Johnson, the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Atlanta said public awareness is more important today than ever before.

Ga. Aquarium won't appeal after losing battle to import belugas

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Aquarium has decided not to appeal a federal judge's ruling that effectively prevents it from importing 18 beluga whales from Russia.
U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg ruled in September that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service properly applied the Marine Mammal Protection Act in denying the aquarium's permit to import the belugas.
The federal agency argued the aquarium's application failed to meet some requirements of the 1972 law. But both a government attorney and one representing several environmental groups argue the aquarium would hurt efforts to protect marine animals.