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It's the leading cause of death among children. Between 2019 to 2020, gun deaths jumped nearly 30 percent in those 1 to 19 years old, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. But experts say unintentional shootings can be prevented. "We often times have families who...
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It was a soggy weekend for southwest Idaho, showers remain in the forecast Monday

BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — What a storm! The trough of low pressure that moved into the Gem State Sunday brought significant precipitation to southwest Idaho. Much of the Treasure Valley saw anywhere from 0.75-1.25" of rain out of the storm system. Weather stations in the Boise Mountains picked up 1-2+ inches of rain with Pine, Idaho reporting 2.96". I'm not seeing any reports of significant flooding that occurred over the weekend in our region, however, the National Weather Service is reporting minor flooding along some rivers and streams in Custer and Blaine counties.
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‘Chrisley Knows Best’ stars convicted of committing fraud, tax crimes

Reality TV stars Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley have been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud banks out of more than $30 million in fraudulent loans, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. The Chrisleys and their accountant, Peter Tarantino, were also convicted of several tax crimes,...
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Voters give thumbs down to three proposed Cobb cities

ATLANTA -- Efforts to carve three new cities out of Cobb County failed Tuesday night after voters shot down ballot measures in the eastern, western and southern portions of the suburban Atlanta county. The proposed city of East Cobb failed by the largest margin with 5,900 in favor, good for...
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Rappers Young Thug, Gunna remain jailed in racketeering case

ATLANTA (AP) — Rappers Young Thug and Gunna remain jailed on racketeering charges in Atlanta following a court hearing in the wide-ranging gang case. A judge denied bond Monday for Gunna, whose given name is Sergio Kitchens, after the rapper pleaded not guilty at his arraignment. Fulton County prosecutors...
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Woman shoots man allegedly impersonating officer, claims self-defense

ATLANTA (WGCL/Gray News) - Police in Georgia are investigating after a man was shot several times Sunday by a woman claiming she was being followed. According to investigators with Atlanta police, the woman was driving for a ride-hailing company around 11:30 p.m. She had just dropped off a passenger when a man, later identified as 21-year-old Tyriq Qwadere Wiggins-Younger, attempted to use his vehicle to block her from leaving the area.
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Georgia teachers create new lesson plans to comply with culture war laws

ATLANTA — Georgia students will soon be trading their pencils and books for sunglasses and swimsuits after a busy school year. For teachers, the summer break is often a time for lesson planning and professional training. Tiffany Fannin, a social studies teacher who works with special education students, will...
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Largest post-pandemic Community Supervision Officers class graduates

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Community Supervision recently had its largest class of Community Supervision Officers to complete the Basic Community Supervision Officer Training since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020. Nineteen officers graduated from the BCSOT training program at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in...
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Former candidate Oxendine settles ethics battle

ATLANTA -- A former Georgia Republican candidate for governor accused of misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for his personal indulgences ended with a six-figure settlement with the State Ethics Commission. Ex-Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine agreed to pay the state $128,000 in leftover campaign donations without admitting...
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Early voting continues at record pace

ATLANTA — As the second week of early voting for Georgia’s 2022 primary election continues, Georgia voters are turning out in record numbers across the state. Through Wednesday, just under 270,000 people have early voted in Georgia — a 235% increase from the same point in the early voting period in the 2018 primary election and a 159% increase in the same point in the early voting period in the 2020 primary election. Georgia has had record early voting turnout since the first day of early voting this year, surging to nearly three times the number on the first day of primary voting in 2018 and double that of 2020, and has continued on that path since.
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GEMA announces new state communications executive director

ATLANTA — The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) has announced the appointment of Greg Whitaker as the Executive Director for the Georgia Emergency Communications Authority. He will begin his role on Monday. “We are delighted to have Greg join GEMA/HS and GECA,” GEMA/HS Director Chris Stallings...
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Legislation signed by Georgia governor furthers fight against human trafficking

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp signed SB 461 Wednesday, spearheaded by First Lady Marty Kemp and designed to further the fight against human trafficking in Georgia. The legislation adds human trafficking to the list of serious violent and sexual offenses that require a Superior Court judge to grant bail and builds on the work of the first lady, the GRACE Commission, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit under the purview of Attorney General Chris Carr.
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Maroon 5, Usher to play at Atlanta's Beloved Benefit

ATLANTA — The Beloved Benefit, a community impact event that organizers say galvanizes the city of Atlanta and aims to inspire positive change through greater economic mobility, announced three-time Grammy Award-winning pop band Maroon 5 and eight-time Grammy Award-winning artist Usher as the featured performers for the upcoming event.
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Parole board schedules meeting to consider clemency for Virgil Presnell Jr.

ATLANTA — The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a meeting for Monday to receive information for or against clemency for Virgil Delano Presnell Jr. The five-member Georgia Parole Board will begin its meeting with Presnell’s representatives at 9 a.m. to receive information in favor of commuting Presnell’s death sentence.
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Sustainable construction company to add 400 jobs in Laurens County

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp announced that Saint-Gobain ADFORS North America, a division of international light and sustainable construction company Saint-Gobain, will invest $28 million to expand its operations at its Dublin manufacturing facility, creating 400 new jobs over the next two years in Laurens County. “We are excited...
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State lottery generates $367.2 million in third-quarter profits

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp and the Georgia Lottery Corp. announced Thursday that it had raised $367,233,000 in profits for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2022, bringing the total transferred to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account since inception to more than $24.9 billion. “This strong...
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Georgia sees record turnout on first day of early primary voting

ATLANTA — Georgia saw record turnout and no lines on the first day of early voting for the 2022 primary election, according to a news release from the secretary of state’s office. Overall, 27,298 Georgians cast their ballots early, in-person, three times the number that turned out to...
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Governor signs freedom of speech bill for public higher ed campuses

ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp signed HB 1 (the Forming Open and Robust University Minds Act) into law Tuesday, a law state officials said will secure freedom of speech on Georgia's university and technical college system campuses by preventing the creation or elimination of any existing "Free Speech Zones" and designating all unrestricted outdoor areas of campus as public forums.
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Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas receives ACCG award

ATLANTA — The Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently honored Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas with the 2022 Emory Greene Leadership Award. Part of the ACCG annual Awards and Recognition Program, the Emory Greene Leadership Award is the highest level of recognition a government official can receive from the organization and is reflective of the leader’s achievements and impact during their time in office.
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