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New technology tackles concussion threat for football players

The maker of Guardian Caps says they reduce the impact of hits on the football field by 33 percent. NORCROSS, Ga. - High school football players across Georgia are gearing up for a new season, and some of them will hit the field with new technology designed to protect them from concussions. Some would argue that when it comes to football, concussions are about as common as cleats, pads, or even the pigskins themselves. Stuart Johnson, a senior, plays defensive end and offensive end at Wesleyan High School in Norcross.  He's seen first-hand what a concussion can do.  A teammate took a nasty hit...

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Car dealer faces charges after complaints

Cartersville police say Terry Spruell, 64, took money from numerous customers, but didn't give them the vehicle titles. CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -Cartersville police are looking for a car dealer they say took money from both investors and customers of his dealership, but didn't make good on payments or titles for the vehicles. North Georgia Financing is at the center of an expanding investigation into its owner. Cartersville police say Terry Spruell, 64, took money from numerous customers of the used car business, but didn't give them the vehicle titles. "We started getting calls that people weren't getting titles to their cars on time, couldn't get...

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Cory Monteith, star of hit show ‘Glee,’ found dead

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Cory Monteith, the heartthrob actor who became an overnight star as a high school quarterback-turned-singer in the hit TV series "Glee" but had battled addiction since his teenage years, was found dead of undisclosed causes in a hotel room, Vancouver police said. He was 31. Police said Sunday that an autopsy is expected to take place Monday to determine the cause of death. Acting Vancouver Police Chief Doug LePard said late Saturday there was no indication of foul play. The Canadian-born actor, who played Finn Hudson on the Fox TV series about a high school glee club,...

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Police release photos of suspect in Kroger shooting

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -DeKalb County police have released photos of a man they believe is responsible for shooting a 2-year-old child outside of a Kroger store on Wednesday.  The search continues for the suspect, and investigators are asking for help from the public in finding him. At a news conference on Thursday morning, authorities said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.  Photos they released were taken from surveillance video from inside the store. Chief Cedric Alexander said police are desperately looking for the man, who is about 6'0" tall with a slim build.  He's believed to be in his early...

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How to Find an Experienced Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Do you have a legal issue that requires the services of a good lawyer? This is the best place to be if you are trying to select an attorney. Continue reading to learn how to select a lawyer for your case. A lawyer is a must if you're charged with a crime. Do not take it upon yourself to handle the legal proceedings; you may end up in more trouble than before. Lawyers have the experience necessary to take care of your situation. If you don't feel comfortable with a particular lawyer, keep looking for a better option. This goes for the...

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Where are they now? Ted Hall uses Atlanta news anchor position to raise

Ted Hall is a TV news anchor in Atlanta who used to be in Knoxville. But it’s not his career or awards that have made him well known. It’s the attention he gives a son who’s had an unusual cancer and his efforts to raise awareness of cancer-support groups. Hall, morning anchor at 11Alive at WXIA, left WBIR-TV Channel 10 as evening anchor in 2006. Both stations are owned by the Gannett Co. His youngest son, Keaton, 16, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, oliodendroglioma, around the time Hall went to Atlanta. Keaton had surgery then and again in May when a...

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Huge tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb, kills 51 – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

By TIM TALLEY Associated Press MOORE, Okla. (AP) - A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise. The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, a community of 41,000 people about 10 miles south of the city. Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken...

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2-year-old girl found safe in Arkansas, father arrested – Atlanta News … – MyFox Atlanta

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - A 2-year-old girl allegedly abducted by her father in Sandy Springs was found in Arkansas on Friday, police said.According to police, Sorelle Torrez was taken from her mother at the Chastain Apartments on Roswell Road just after 8 a.m. Friday.Sandy Springs police say the girl's father, 30-year-old Zeb Lockett, approached her mother, Natalie Torrez, while she was dropping her child off at her babysitter's apartment complex.  They say he pushed the mother from her vehicle and fled with the little girl inside.  "He ran behind me, pushed me in the car, pushed me on the floor of...

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Part 2: CBS Atlanta News reveals hospital bill secrets – WGCL Atlanta

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) - Insured or not, you could pay the price the next time you check into a hospital. Opening your bill after receiving treatment can be a tough pill to swallow. High hospital bills impact all of us. Even if you have insurance, there's a good chance you're going to get socked with a hefty bill and be responsible for part of it. Leslie Whaley was diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis, an autoimmune disease that affects her kidneys, and once a month she receives treatment at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. "My first treatment when I received a bill tells me it was $ ...

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