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Roswell Hail Video

Check out this incredible hail video from Christine Sever in Roswell last night!

 

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'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse this Sunday

ATLANTA -- The difference between a regular eclipse and this one is the fact that only 94 percent of the sun will be covered up, leaving a ring of fire to be seen by millions of people.

RELATED | Wiz Army blog on Ring of Fire

Stanton's 2-run HR helps Marlins beat Braves, 8-4

ATLANTA (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and possibly saved two runs with a diving catch and the Miami Marlins beat the Braves 8-4 on Wednesday night, adding another win to their impressive May record.

Miami is 12-3 this month after a slow 8-14 start in April. The Marlins (20-17) moved three games over .500 for the first time this season.

The Marlins led 6-1 off struggling Braves left-hander Mike Minor before Atlanta scored three runs off Mark Buehrle in the sixth. Stanton's eighth homer, which drove in Kearns after his second double, pushed the lead to 8-4 in the seventh.

Buehrle (3-4) gave up four runs on six hits in six innings with the win in the first meeting of the season between the NL East rivals.

Austin Kearns and Emilio Bonifacio each had two hits and drove in two runs. Omar Infante had two hits and scored two runs.

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Wrecks clog interstates Downtown

ATLANTA -- Several people were hurt in a series of accidents that brought highway traffic to a standstill Downtown Thursday morning.

The first two were on eastbound Interstate 20 at the ramp to the southbound Downtown Connector.

A state trooper was investigating a minor wreck when his patrol car was hit by a black Dodge Dakota. The trooper was not inside the car and not hurt, but his car was totaled.

The driver of the Dodge was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital after complaining of injuries. He has been identified as 64-year-old Lee Arthur Jackson of Austell.

Seven people were hurt in a separate incident on the northbound Downtown Connector near Edgewood Avenue. Multiple vehicles were involved in the wreck, which blocked four lanes.

For the latest traffic updates, go to 11Alive.com/traffic.

 

ACLU wants better treatment for detained immigrants

ATLANTA -- The American Civil Liberties Union says for-profit detention centers are making money off immigrants pain.  

On Wednesday, the ACLU released a 182-page report outlining concerns it has about Georgia's four detention centers: Atlanta City in Atlanta, North Georgia in Gainesville, Irwin County in Ocilla and Stewart County in Lumpkin. Three of the detention centers are operated by private, for-profit companies.

The ACLU says it spent three years going through open records requests, made site visits and interviewed 68 detainees.  

At the conclusion of the investigation, the ACLU says taxpayers shell out more than $5 million dollars a day to detain illegal immigrants, but are not getting their money's worth.

Three years ago, President Obama promised to make immigration detention more "civil." 

Homeowners line up for mortgage help

ATLANTA -- Homeowners began lining up outside the Georgia World Congress Center at midnight Thursday for an opportunity to save their homes.

The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America began holding a free mortgage help event at the GWCC at 8 a.m. Thursday.

The event is geared toward homeowners whose mortgages have become unaffordable, but associates are also on hand to help people who want access to the NACA mortgage, which offers no down payment, closing costs or fees.

The homeowners event is free. For more information, visit www.naca.com.