70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Funeral services set for Georgia girl killed

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Japan's foreign minister says he feels "deep emotion" about the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Japan's surprise attack on December 7, 1941 brought the U.S. into war. The anniversary typically gets little attention in Japan as authorities don't want to highlight the country's past military aggression.  Japan does however commemorate the atomic bombings by the U.S. of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 that came just before Japan surrendered.

Auburn police have yet to release the identity of a man found dead on the side of I-85 yesterday. His body was discovered mid-morning near the South College street exit. Police have now revealed he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers say the 54-year-old man was found a few feet away from an SUV believed to be his.

Services have been set for a 7-year-old Georgia girl who police say was abducted and killed. Jorelys Rivera's funeral service will be held this Saturday at First Baptist in Canton. Police believe she was abducted near a playground last Friday, taken to a vacant apartment nearby and attacked. She was sexually assaulted, stabbed and beaten and her body dumped in a trash bin.  Investigators say they feel strongly that someone who lives in those apartments is responsible for her death.

We hope you'll join us for the news at noon.

Cheryl Renee