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Four-year-old hit by vehicle in Clarkston Video included

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Police have identified the victim as 4-year-old Lun Thang.

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Part of Buford Highway closed in Chamblee due to water main break Video included

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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All lanes of Buford Highway just south of Beverly Hills Drive are closed in Chamblee due to emergency road repairs.

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Bid for Amazon headquarters has its perks, but could cost residents peace of mind

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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The state has not revealed what possible tax breaks or special consideration Amazon would get if it chooses Atlanta, but citizens are already concerned about the impacts of bringing the headquarters to the city.

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Life sentence issued for shooter who killed Decatur man

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A DeKalb judge has ruled that Derrick Deonata will spend the rest of his life behind bars, the decision comes a little over a year after he fatally shot his enemy Timothy Hobbs at a Decatur apartment. DeKalb County Superior Judge Linda Hunter sentenced the 27-year-old to life Oct. 13 after a jury returned guilty verdicts.

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Walmart employee shot while collecting shopping carts in DeKalb County

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Police say a Walmart employee was shot in the parking lot of the store late Wednesday.

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Arrest made in connection to fatal shooting of man during home invasion

Source: Stone Mountain Police Source: Stone Mountain Police
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Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the fatal shooting of a man was shot and killed during a home invasion in DeKalb County.

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Residents fed up with booting in downtown Decatur

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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If you visit downtown Decatur, you know parking can be a challenge and costly if you don't watch out. Some DeKalb County residents told CBS46 that booting companies are out to get you if you don't read the signs.

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Battle brewing in Decatur over Dearborn Park

A densely wooded area on private property has always been considered an unofficial extension of Decatur's Dearborn Park A densely wooded area on private property has always been considered an unofficial extension of Decatur's Dearborn Park
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If a land developer has his way, the winding walk running through Decatur's Dearborn Park will be replaced with a paved street, and all the trees west of the path will be cut down to build million dollar homes.

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Former Emory police officer files discrimination complaint against university

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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A former Emory University police officer is speaking out only to CBS46 as he makes serious allegations against his former employer with a 13-page complaint full of discrimination allegations. 

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Resident calls out DeKalb County for clogged drain causing constant flooding

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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When it rains, it pours for one metro Atlanta homeowner living near a clogged county drain. The flooding happened multiple times on Rose Ridge in DeKalb County and nothing has been done to permanently solve the problem.

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Decision could soon be made on controversial removal of Confederate monument

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Should it be moved or should it be left alone? That question could be answered soon as DeKalb County officials debate the controversial issue of the removal of the Confederate monument in Decatur Square.

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Police: Woman charged with murdering daughter's fiance

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Police say a 57-year-old woman was arrested after being accused of shooting and killing her daughter's fiance.

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DeKalb Co. leaders looking to make county premier Hollywood destination

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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When it comes to making blockbuster movies, metro Atlanta is the new Hollywood. 

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Fatal shooting investigation leads to huge drug, counterfeit cash bust

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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Police investigating a fatal double shooting in Chamblee uncovered much more after finding a huge amount of drugs and counterfeit cash at the scene. 

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Metro Atlanta braces for high winds from Nate Video included

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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As Hurricane Nate makes landfall, families in metro Atlanta are watching closely – especially those whose homes lost electricity for several days last month because of Irma.

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Residents fear sewage spills as Tropical Storm Nate nears

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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With Tropical Storm Nate headed toward metro Atlanta, many people living in DeKalb County are already anticipating more sewer spills in their neighborhood. 

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Citizens advised to prepare for Tropical Storm Nate in DeKalb Co.

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Tropical Storm Nate has yet to make land fall in Georgia and potential impacts remain unknown, but county officials and residents are preparing for the worst. 

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Police: Male intruder still at large in DeKalb Co.

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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The Ridge Creek community in Clarkston is on high alert after an intruder climbed through the window of a condominium where a 22-year-old woman was sleeping.

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Parents upset school days will be 20 minutes longer until Oct. 31

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Parents of students with DeKalb County Schools are upset school days will be 20 minutes longer to recoup time lost when Tropical Storm Irma battered metro Atlanta on Sept. 11.

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Stonecrest makes unique pitch to Amazon by proposing city named after retail giant

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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City officials in Stonecrest are asking the DeKalb County legislative delegation for permission to create the city of Amazon within a portion of its own limits in hopes of luring the retail giant to town. 

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19-year-old fatally shot at apartment complex

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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DeKalb County Police are investigating after a teen was found dead at the Mountain Crest Apartments in Stone Mountain.

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Snapping turtle relocated after officer finds it on side of the road

Source: City of Decatur Police Source: City of Decatur Police
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A City of Decatur Police Officer met an unlikely visitor on the side of the road, Monday afternoon.

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Emory acquires letter that served as Kerouac inspiration

Source: Emory University via Facebook Source: Emory University via Facebook

Emory University has acquired a 60-year-old letter that author Jack Kerouac served as the inspiration for the novel "On the Road."

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Student with no legs performs in marching band Video included

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Sixteen-year-old Jahkee Johnson is the most unlikely member of a high school marching band.

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Raccoon tests positive for rabies in DeKalb County

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A raccoon captured in DeKalb County on Monday has tested positive for rabies.

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Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in DeKalb County

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A pedestrian is dead after being fatally struck by a vehicle in front of a gas station in DeKalb County Thursday morning. 

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Rapper Young Thug arrested for possession of several narcotics

Source: DeKalb County Jail Source: DeKalb County Jail
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Rapper Young Thug found himself on the wrong side of the law Sunday while driving in Brookhaven. 

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Council votes to revoke DeKalb Co. Sheriff's certification after arrest

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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The Georgia POST Council has unanimously voted to revoke the certification of DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann.

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Confederate monument debate heats up in DeKalb County

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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One by one, opponents of the confederate monument in downtown Decatur sounded off to DeKalb County commissioners on Tuesday.

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Man in critical condition after Decatur shooting

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A man is listed in critical condition following a shooting in Decatur, Sunday night. 

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More than 37,000 gallons of raw sewage spills in DeKalb County

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More than 37,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled behind another DeKalb County neighborhood causing concern for many homeowners. 

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