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UGA unveils memorial to honor slaves’ legacy on campus

The University of Georgia on Friday made its most overt acknowledgement to date of its historic links to slavery when officials unveiled a granite memorial to honor individuals whose remains were unearthed in 2015 at a former slave burial site on campus. The ceremony to dedicate the memorial on the front lawn of Baldwin Hall came after three years of controversy and missteps by the university...


MARTA scrambling to hire police ahead of Super Bowl

MARTA scrambling to hire police ahead of Super Bowl

MARTA is scrambling to hire the police officers it needs to cope with the huge crowds expected to descend on Atlanta for the Super Bowl in less than three months. The agency is about 40 police officers short of full staffing as it prepares for the big game on Feb. 3, MARTA said in response to questions from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News.
Former council member’s $137k City Hall job violated Atlanta charter

Former council member’s $137k City Hall job violated Atlanta charter

When Keisha Lance Bottoms was sworn in as Atlanta’s 60th mayor, she promised that her administration would “re-inspire confidence in our city government” with the most “sweeping ethics and transparency reform package in our city’s history.
Peachtree DeKalb Airport master planning underway

Peachtree DeKalb Airport master planning underway

A workshop will be held tonight as part of the Peachtree DeKalb Airport master planning process. The general-aviation facility is owned by DeKalb County and averages 230,000 takeoffs and landings annually. Formally, its name is the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport.
Gwinnett’s historic MARTA referendum is officially on

Gwinnett’s historic MARTA referendum is officially on

In the middle of Tuesday’s long, sometimes contentious Gwinnett County election board meeting, there was a moment that on any other day would’ve been, well, momentous.  The board formally called for a special election to be held March 19 — an election in which the sole question before voters will be if they want to officially join MARTA.
Atlanta eyes regulation of booming electric scooter business

Atlanta eyes regulation of booming electric scooter business

To supporters, they’re an inventive, convenient way to get around the city without much of a carbon footprint. To critics, they’re critters that litter Atlanta’s sidewalks, posing a danger to pedestrians, drivers and the people who use them.
Fulton County tells judge rebilling property taxes is unnecessary

Fulton County tells judge rebilling property taxes is unnecessary

In DeKalb County court Tuesday, an attorney for the state Department of Revenue argued that Fulton County residents — who already paid their 2017 property taxes — need to be billed a second time. Last year, Fulton leaders took illegal actions when they froze most residential property values at 2016 levels, attorney Alex Sponseller said.
Gwinnett counts provisional ballots

Gwinnett counts provisional ballots

UPDATE: At 10:30 p.m., more than eight hours after it originally convened, the Gwinnett County elections board voted to formally accept nearly 2,000 provisional ballots. Those included enough to pull Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux more than 300 votes closer to Republican incumbent Rob Woodall in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District.
Report: Amazon chooses N.Y. and Va. for new headquarters

Report: Amazon chooses N.Y. and Va. for new headquarters

The New York City and Washington D.C. metro areas are splitting Amazon’s planned second headquarters project, according to a Wall Street Journal report Monday night. The official announcement could be made as soon as Tuesday, the media outlet said, citing unnamed “people familiar with the matter.
Despite Eagle’s Landing defeat, Stockbridge mayor presses court fight

Despite Eagle’s Landing defeat, Stockbridge mayor presses court fight

Despite defeating the Eagle’s Landing secession plan at the ballot box last week, Stockbridge Mayor Anthony Ford wants to continue the fight in court. The unprecedented attempt to break away from an existing city to start a new one had drawn statewide interest in the Eagle’s Landing ballot issue.
Georgia Olympic wrestling official investigated over predator coach

Georgia Olympic wrestling official investigated over predator coach

A year after a popular Cobb wrestling coach was convicted in Pennsylvania of sexually abusing young athletes, Georgia wrestling officials and school leaders have offered no explanation about why Ron Gorman was allowed to continue coaching despite warnings he was a predator.
Fulton County will go to court Tuesday to defend property value freeze

Fulton County will go to court Tuesday to defend property value freeze

Fulton County will go to court Tuesday to justify a 2017 decision to freeze most residential property values at the previous year’s levels following an outcry from residents. The county has filed suit against the state revenue commissioner, who still hasn’t approved the county’s 2017 tax digest.
Reed pension plan a giveaway to insiders, critics say

Reed pension plan a giveaway to insiders, critics say

Just before former Mayor Kasim Reed left office, the city of Atlanta unveiled a short list of employees who were eligible for the retirement deal of a lifetime: a pension check until the end of their years. It was a delightful opportunity, especially for high-ranking employees.
At Fulton County election board, concern that every vote is counted

At Fulton County election board, concern that every vote is counted

More than 100 people attended the Fulton County election board’s meeting Thursday, armed with stories about Election Day snafus and concerns that thousands would be disenfranchised unless officials worked diligently to count every vote before certifying the election.
Thousands of provisional ballots remain uncounted in Fulton County

Thousands of provisional ballots remain uncounted in Fulton County

Fulton County could have as many as 4,700 votes left to count as several hotly contested Georgia races remain too close to call. Richard Barron, the county’s director of registration and elections, said Wednesday that employees are researching about 3,700 provisional ballots that were cast on Tuesday. Additionally, there are about 1,000 overseas ballots that are outstanding.
Stockbridge ready to heal after Eagle’s Landing cityhood defeat

Stockbridge ready to heal after Eagle’s Landing cityhood defeat

Stockbridge Mayor Anthony Ford had one thing on his mind Wednesday morning, just hours after voters in his city rejected a referendum that would have allowed the community of Eagle’s Landing to break away and incorporate. Healing.
Two suburban Atlanta congressional races too close to call

Two suburban Atlanta congressional races too close to call

A pair of congressional races in suburban Atlanta remained in limbo early Wednesday morning with razor-thin vote margins separating the candidates. In Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, Democrat challenger Lucy McBath held a slim lead over incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Karen Handel.
Fulton County reports 100 percent of votes at 2 a.m.

Fulton County reports 100 percent of votes at 2 a.m.

At 2:01 a.m., the votes in Fulton County were counted. Vote tallies were delayed as the county waited for voting cards to come in from three precincts that were kept open past 7 p.m. following a court order, Jessica Corbitt, a county spokesperson, said. The Pittman Park Recreation Center closed at 9 p.m., while the Booker T.
Fulton property tax measures are approved by voters

Fulton property tax measures are approved by voters

Voters in Atlanta and across Fulton County approved a number of local property tax measures Tuesday that were intended to appease residents upset over rising tax bills. All the measures were approved overwhelmingly. They will go into effect in 2019, and will be reflected in property assessments and on residents’ tax bills after they are implemented.
Metro Atlanta counties slow to report election results

Metro Atlanta counties slow to report election results

Several of metro Atlanta’s largest counties struggled to report election results Tuesday night, even as residents watched on television and their social media feeds as results came in from across the country. More than two hours after Georgia’s polls closed, Fulton and Cobb counties hadn’t reported results. Fulton first posted partial results at 9:22 p.m.
Eagle’s Landing secession attempt from Stockbridge defeated by voters

Eagle’s Landing secession attempt from Stockbridge defeated by voters

UPDATE: A controversial referendum to make Eagle’s Landing Henry County’s fifth city was defeated on Tuesday. The proposal would have created the town, in part, by de-annexing about half of Stockbridge. The de-annexation question was also defeated.
Voting hours extended at three Fulton County locations in Atlanta

Voting hours extended at three Fulton County locations in Atlanta

Three Fulton County polling precincts stayed open past 7 p.m. The Pittman Park Recreation Center location was open until 9 p.m. after voters encountered long lines on Election Day because of too few machines. Booker T. Washington High School and Archer Hall at Morehouse College both stayed open until 10 p.m.
Gulch bonds approval head to Invest Atlanta next

Gulch bonds approval head to Invest Atlanta next

The next step toward turning 40 acres of weedy parking lots and rail lines into one of the largest redevelopments in the city’s history could be taken this week. The Atlanta City Council Monday night approved $1.
Consumers could be at risk from Fulton firm’s juices, FDA warns

Consumers could be at risk from Fulton firm’s juices, FDA warns

Elixirs sold by a Fulton County business seem to hold the promise of fighting disease and restoring health. There’s a “cold curing, immune boosting, inflammation fighting” elixir made with turmeric, ginger, lemon and cayenne. An “infection healing, allergy reducing, system rebooting” so-called antibiotic made with water, lemon, ginger, garlic and oil of oregano.
MARTA may seek new operator for paratransit service

MARTA may seek new operator for paratransit service

The company that runs MARTA’s paratransit service for the elderly and the disabled could lose the job because of concerns over minority contracting. Last week the MARTA Board of Directors voted to allow CEO Jeffrey Parker to search for a new company to operate its paratransit service, which is currently run by Dallas-based MV Transportation.
City Hall bribery target Bickers pleads not guilty in new charge

City Hall bribery target Bickers pleads not guilty in new charge

A central figure in the bribery probe at Atlanta City Hall waived her appearance during an arraignment on a fresh charge Monday in federal court downtown. Mitzi Bickers, who prosecutors allege helped contractors win millions of dollars in city of Atlanta business, had been called before U.S.
More than 200,000 people voted early in Fulton County

More than 200,000 people voted early in Fulton County

Nearly 225,000 Fulton County voters cast their ballots early ahead of Tuesday’s election, the highest number of early votes in the county for a gubernatorial contest. In 2014, about 88,000 people voted early for the governor’s race. In the 2016 presidential contest, more than 250,000 people voted early.
A guide to Metro Atlanta’s 2018 local races

A guide to Metro Atlanta’s 2018 local races

Voters across Georgia will cast their votes on Election Day Tuesday. The governor’s race, state and Congressional contests have garnered much of the attention, but many voters in metro Atlanta will elect county commissioners and school board members as well as vote on local ballot questions.
Passage of Gulch plan a test for Atlanta mayor’s young administration

Passage of Gulch plan a test for Atlanta mayor’s young administration

But upon taking office in January, Bottoms walked into a government in crisis. New indictments in a federal corruption investigation loomed. A cyberattack  nearly crippled city operations. She also had to absorb the fallout from accusations city employees systematically violated the state’s open records laws.
Sheriff: As thousands mourned cop, Gwinnett official cursed deputies

Sheriff: As thousands mourned cop, Gwinnett official cursed deputies

On Oct. 24, as thousands of local residents and Georgia law enforcement officers lined the streets of Gwinnett County for a funeral procession to honor slain police officer Antwan Toney, one local elected official had no time to wait and confronted deputies to get out of his way, according to witness statements.
ARC: More than half of Fulton residents would pay for more transit

ARC: More than half of Fulton residents would pay for more transit

More than half of Fulton County residents are willing to pay more in taxes to fund transit expansion, a new survey by the Atlanta Regional Commission shows. The survey, released Friday, is a public opinion survey that covers the thoughts of metro Atlanta residents on everything from transportation to art and culture.
No help for tenants sickened by mold in their homes

No help for tenants sickened by mold in their homes

Water poured into Madrika Gray’s apartment from a busted pipe last December, ruining her furniture and puddling onto the worn tiles. Then there was mold, which grew in dark, fine-haired blots on her furniture and made her clothes smell no matter how much she washed them. Now Gray and her children wake up with piercing headaches. A throat and lung infection forced her to the emergency room.
Half of Cobb residents say they would pay higher taxes for transit

Half of Cobb residents say they would pay higher taxes for transit

Transportation was the top concern for Cobb residents who took an Atlanta Regional Commission survey, with half saying they would be willing to pay more in taxes to fund regional transit expansion.  Nearly fifty percent of those surveyed from Cobb said expanding transit was the best long-term solution to the metro area’s traffic problems.
New Gwinnett I-85 toll lanes open Saturday: What you need to know

New Gwinnett I-85 toll lanes open Saturday: What you need to know

Georgia’s plans for a 120-mile network of toll lanes across metro Atlanta will be more than halfway complete with Saturday’s opening of new lanes on I-85 in Gwinnett County. The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to open a 10-mile extension of the I-85 express lanes early Saturday morning. They’ll get their first rush-hour test Monday.
Fulton County commissioner talks workforce training at White House

Fulton County commissioner talks workforce training at White House

Liz Hausmann, a Fulton County commissioner, went to the White House this week as part of a delegation that discussed workforce training. Hausmann, who represents north Fulton, was the only participant from Georgia in the program.
DeKalb commissioners lean toward booting regulation, not ban

DeKalb commissioners lean toward booting regulation, not ban

Booting is back on the menu in DeKalb County, where commissioners have revised an ordinance that would regulate the use of immobilization devices for vehicles that parked where they weren’t supposed to. When the Board of Commissioners first began discussing the issue, some members wondered whether booting should be banned outright as other counties in Metro Atlanta have.
Gwinnett sheriff’s forfeiture spending costs taxpayers

Gwinnett sheriff’s forfeiture spending costs taxpayers

The federal review triggered in July by Gwinnett Sheriff Butch Conway’s purchase of a high-powered muscle car has already identified close to $100,000 in misused asset forfeiture funds, according to records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as Department of Justice officials continue to examine expenditures.
Woman accuses University of Colorado Hospital of removing 2 healthy kidneys

Woman accuses University of Colorado Hospital of removing 2 healthy kidneys

A 73-year-old Colorado grandmother is considering legal action after doctors at the University of Colorado Hospital removed both of her healthy kidneys in May, KDVR reported. >> Read more trending news  Linda Woolley, of Englewood, said doctors told her surgery was necessary because she likely had kidney cancer, the television station reported.
Florida 'masseuse' steals $60K from casino patron, police say

Florida 'masseuse' steals $60K from casino patron, police say

A South Florida casino patron expecting a massage got rubbed the wrong way when the “masseuse” left his hotel room with more than $60,000 in cash, casino chips and valuables, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
Indiana mom: Son was left strapped in school bus for 2 hours

Indiana mom: Son was left strapped in school bus for 2 hours

A 3-year-old Indiana boy was left stranded on a school bus for more than an hour Tuesday, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported. >> Read more trending news  Luke Collin was left at the School Town of Munster bus barn, his mother, Lauren Collin, told the newspaper. “I didn't know if I'd ever see him again,” Collin said.
Officials: Dead dolphin that washed ashore on California beach was shot

Officials: Dead dolphin that washed ashore on California beach was shot

A dolphin that washed onto a California beach last week died from a gunshot wound, KNBC reported. Marine Animal Rescue posted a $5,000 reward to its Facebook page on Friday after a necropsy confirmed the animal had been shot. Peter Wallerstein, founder and president of the rescue group, received a call about the dolphin in the surf on the morning of Nov. 8, NBC News reported.
Election 2018: Panthers QB Cam Newton gets 11 write-in votes

Election 2018: Panthers QB Cam Newton gets 11 write-in votes

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton received 11 write-in votes for an election in North Carolina, officials said. >> Read more trending news  Newton’s name was written in for the Mecklenburg County Soil and Water Conservation district position, according to the Board of Elections. The two people who won received more than 100,000 votes each.
Family dog swallows Michigan woman's wedding ring

Family dog swallows Michigan woman's wedding ring

As a veterinarian, Kristopher Sharpe said he has removed many items from a pet’s stomach. >> Read more trending news  But a woman’s wedding ring? That was a new one. A labradoodle belonging to a Michigan couple swallowed a wedding ring belonging to Cindy McCombs, WZZM reported. Bella, a 1-year-old Lab, was the culprit, Sharpe told the television station.
Minnesota mom convicted of murder now helps raise mental health awareness

Minnesota mom convicted of murder now helps raise mental health awareness

Fifteen years after tossing her twins off a bridge into the Mississippi River, a Minnesota woman is using her story to raise awareness about mental illness, KARE reported. >> Read more trending news  Naomi Gaines was 24 when she threw her 14-month-old sons, Sincere Understanding Allah and Supreme Knowledge Allah, into the river near St.
Two homeless men rescue unconscious driver from burning car

Two homeless men rescue unconscious driver from burning car

Two California men living in a homeless camp acted swiftly to save a driver whose vehicle was involved in an accident with a truck, KSBW reported. >> Read more trending news  On Tuesday, a truck driver lost control of his vehicle in Santa Cruz and slammed into a car, the television station reported.
New Mexico author sues hospital for reviving her 

New Mexico author sues hospital for reviving her 

A lawsuit filed on behalf of a New Mexico author alleges that a Santa Fe hospital revived the woman in violation of her “do not resuscitate” directive while she was in the facility’s care in 2016, the Albuquerque Journal reported. >> Read more trending news  The lawsuit filed in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe's Christus St.
How Hallmark's movie marathons become a holiday tradition

How Hallmark's movie marathons become a holiday tradition

There’s something predictable and comforting about the holiday season. The familiarity of favorite carols, Nana’s homemade desserts, the neighbor’s holiday lights and the huge Christmas tree that nightly illuminates the town square are customs many look forward to year after year.
Photo of Utah police officer cradling baby goes viral

Photo of Utah police officer cradling baby goes viral

A photograph of a Utah police officer cradling a baby while the infant’s mother filed a domestic violence report has gone viral, KUTV reported. >> Read more trending news  One of the clerks at the West Jordan Police Department snapped a photo of Officer R. Lofgran holding and bottle feeding the baby and caring for the woman’s other young children, KSTU reported.
Deer wanders into Fort Worth children's clinic

Deer wanders into Fort Worth children's clinic

Workers at a children’s urgent care clinic in Texas were startled when a deer walked into the facility, WFAA reported. >> Read more trending news  The 2-year-old buck wandered into the Cook Children’s facility in Fort Worth on Nov. 10, the television station reported.
Homeless man dives into dumpster to retrieve lottery ticket worth $4.82M

Homeless man dives into dumpster to retrieve lottery ticket worth $4.82M

A homeless Michigan man who realized he won the state’s Lotto 47 game dived into a dumpster to retrieve the winning ticket, WFMY reported.  The man, who chose to remain anonymous, was one of two people who split the $9.64 million jackpot with the winning $1 ticket he bought for the Oct. 10 drawing, the television station reported. He bought the winning ticket, worth $4.
Influential Leapfrog Group jumps in to rate 5,600 surgery centers

Influential Leapfrog Group jumps in to rate 5,600 surgery centers

The influential Leapfrog Group, which grades nearly 2,000 U.S. hospitals, is launching a national survey to evaluate the safety and quality of up to 5,600 surgery centers that perform millions of outpatient procedures every year.
Counting fetal kicks can help prevent stillbirths

Counting fetal kicks can help prevent stillbirths

Emily Eekhoff was in the 33rd week of her second pregnancy when she made an unsettling discovery. As she had with her first baby, Liam, Eekhoff had been religiously keeping track of the number of kicks her unborn baby delivered during the third trimester. This baby had been consistent, kicking about 10 times in a 10-minute period.
Deer carcasses left on cars outside Minnesota YMCA

Deer carcasses left on cars outside Minnesota YMCA

Minnesota police are trying to find out who put deer carcasses on the hoods of two cars parked outside a YMCA in St. Cloud on Wednesday night, WCCO reported. >> Read more trending news  Ali Abdullahi, a Somali interpreter who owned one of the cars, said he smelled something foul when he came out of the YMCA, the television station reported.
Georgia inmates send heartfelt letter to sheriff after officer's death

Georgia inmates send heartfelt letter to sheriff after officer's death

A group of Georgia inmates are opening up about a heartfelt letter they sent to the sheriff in the wake of an officer's death in the line of duty.  >> Read more trending news  Officer Antwan Toney, 30, was shot and killed by a suspect while responding to a call on Oct. 21. The suspect was later killed by police.
Woman who needed soap cleans up with $200K lottery win

Woman who needed soap cleans up with $200K lottery win

A North Carolina woman who forgot to buy soap while shopping decided to buy a lottery ticket when she walked back into the store. >> Read more trending news  Doralee Preston-Price cleaned up big time, winning $200,000 on a holiday scratch-off ticket, WRAL reported.
Police: Toddler dies after shooting himself while parent slept

Police: Toddler dies after shooting himself while parent slept

A Georgia toddler allegedly shot and killed himself Thursday, police said. Investigators said they were called to a residence in Jonesboro around noon Thursday about the shooting. Police said the child’s father, Johnathan Butler, 31, was asleep in his bed when the 2-year-old climbed into bed with him.
Dallas airport workers find fossils more than 11,000 years old

Dallas airport workers find fossils more than 11,000 years old

Fossils believed to be more than 11,000 years old were found by two employees of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, KXAS reported. >> Read more trending news  Pieces of a mammoth’s tooth and a bison thigh bone were found in a creek at the airport, WFAA reported.
Connecticut mom upset after son's hair lit on fire at school

Connecticut mom upset after son's hair lit on fire at school

A Connecticut mother is angry after she said her 17-year-old son’s hair was set on fire, WTNH reported.  >> Read more trending news  Vivian Mabry, the teen’s mother, said the alleged attack occurred Oct. 26 at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School in New Haven, the television station reported.
Dog steps on drug needle in Milwaukee neighborhood

Dog steps on drug needle in Milwaukee neighborhood

A Wisconsin woman walking her dog Tuesday morning had to remove a drug syringe from the animal’s paw when he stepped on it, WISN reported. >> Read more trending news  Christina Lawrence and her fiance were walking Jack Daniels, a chocolate lab-golden retriever, when the dog yelped, the television station reported.
Massachusetts man uses machete to defend himself during home invasion

Massachusetts man uses machete to defend himself during home invasion

A Massachusetts man was listening to a meditation app in his bedroom when suddenly, things took a chaotic turn with a home invasion. >> Read more trending news  Two armed teenagers broke into Evan Luongo's home in Lynn. But what they didn't realize is that Luongo, a 37-year-old who keeps a machete under his bed, was fully prepared to defend himself.
MInnesota great-grandma marries boyfriend she rebuffed in 1954

MInnesota great-grandma marries boyfriend she rebuffed in 1954

It took more than six decades, but a Minnesota great-grandmother finally wed her teenage sweetheart. >> Read more trending news  Janet Skillingstad, 82, married Gene Ertel, 81, on Oct. 26 -- 64 years after she broke off their engagement, KARE reported. “Not too many people get a second chance,” Ertel told the television station.
Debate settled: This is the right time to put up your Christmas tree

Debate settled: This is the right time to put up your Christmas tree

While it may never reach the level of controversy of how to hang the toilet paper roll or which way to load the dishwasher, the right time to put up the Christmas tree is a heavily-debated household topic. There are answers to this question that depend on everything from Prince Albert to the opinion of tree growers to something called Adelaide Pageant Day.
CMA Awards 2018: Complete winners list from star-studded Nashville event 

CMA Awards 2018: Complete winners list from star-studded Nashville event 

The stars were shining in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night for the 52nd annual Country Music Association awards. >> Read more trending news  The star-studded event draws the top talent in country music, including classic bands, favorites singers and new artists.
Pink’s husband Carey Hart threatens to shoot wildfire looters in Malibu

Pink’s husband Carey Hart threatens to shoot wildfire looters in Malibu

Pop star Pink’s husband, former motocross star Carey Hart, is warning looters in Malibu-area neighborhoods ravaged by wildfires that he and others are prepared to shoot anyone caught looting. >> Read more trending news  He posted a photo on Instagram Tuesday showing a group of armed men wearing masks and dubbed the P.D.C.
Australian senator ‘changes gender’ in abortion clash

Australian senator ‘changes gender’ in abortion clash

An Australian member of Parliament told a conservative male colleague to “get his hands and his rosaries off my ovaries,” during a contentious debate about abortion, 9 News reported.
Men rescue shivering horse in backyard pool hiding from Camp Fire

Men rescue shivering horse in backyard pool hiding from Camp Fire

Two California men helped save a horse he found tangled in a backyard pool while trying to find a safe spot as the Camp Fire raged through the city, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. >> Read more trending news  Jeff Hill of Paradise was checking on a neighbor’s house Saturday when he found the horse, shivering and tangled in a pool cover.
Woman attacks McDonald's manager after requesting ketchup

Woman attacks McDonald's manager after requesting ketchup

Police are searching for a California woman who attacked a McDonald’s manager after she entered the back of the fast-food restaurant and asked for ketchup, KABC reported. >> Read more trending news  On Oct. 27 around 11 p.m., the woman entered the work area of a McDonald’s in Santa Ana and asked for ketchup.
Police: Woman accused of killing husband waited days before calling 911

Police: Woman accused of killing husband waited days before calling 911

Indiana police said a woman murdered her husband on Friday and did not report it until Monday morning, WXIN reported. >> Read more trending news  Sheila Ridenour, 55, was charged with murder and failure to report a body, the Indianapolis Star reported, citing an arrest report by police in Montgomery County. According to police, Ridenour called 911 at 3:24 a.m.
Man strips in Florida restaurant, eats ramen noodles and plays bongos

Man strips in Florida restaurant, eats ramen noodles and plays bongos

A homeless man was caught on surveillance camera sneaking into a Florida restaurant, exiting a bathroom naked, sitting at a picnic table eating ramen noodles and then playing the bongos, WFLA reported.  >> Read more trending news  It turns out the man plays guitar at the St. Petersburg restaurant and was just using the facilities after hours, the television station reported.
10 tips to create a great closet

10 tips to create a great closet

Let’s face it, closets can be messy! One of the main culprits often relates to a lack of proper organization. The key to a well-organized space is for everything to be in place and to have a place. When looking to create a closet that is organized and tidy, here are some tips to keep in mind. 1. Use boxes and bins.
4 décor tips to update your home

4 décor tips to update your home

Driving down a city alley the other day, a flash of fur caught my eye. Nope, it wasn’t another chimpanzee-sized rat. It was a formerly prized possession: a faux Moroccan Beni Ourain-style rug, pale and shaggy with a dark diamond pattern, a once-bold accent that had imbued its owner’s apartment with of-the-moment style. Until that moment passed. Or the dog had one accident too many.
What to consider before starting a bedroom remodel

What to consider before starting a bedroom remodel

Remodeling your bedroom is a great way to revive an outdated space and add value to your home. But like any major home improvement, it’s important to go in prepared — and to plan your budget and design before you get started. Good planning is key not only to saving money, but also to making sure your vision is realized once your project is complete.
Early Wonder camellia shakes the gardening world

Early Wonder camellia shakes the gardening world

At ‘The Garden Guy’s’ house a couple of Camellia sasanquas have started showing a little color while at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah they are already claiming the first Camellia japonica of the year. This is amazing because the Camellia japonica is normally a late winter and early spring bloomer.
A family home uses angles to capture brightness, sweeping views

A family home uses angles to capture brightness, sweeping views

EDMONDS, Wash. — Beth and Tom Sanger are not going anywhere. Well, except maybe to the Edmonds Arts Festival at the park directly across the street. Or to the handy kayak/paddleboard-launching beach just down the hill. Or — well, OK — also to the salon/spa that Beth owns, a mere two-block commute, on foot. Otherwise, though: This is it.
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