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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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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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Saga of Boston marathon suspect’s body drags on – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press BOSTON (AP) - Nineteen days after Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a gunbattle with police, cemeteries still refused to take his remains and government officials deflected questions about where he could be buried. On Wednesday, police in Worcester, west of Boston, pleaded for a resolution, saying they were spending tens of thousands of dollars to protect the funeral home where his body is being kept amid protests. "We are not barbarians," police Chief Gary Gemme said. "We bury the dead." Tsarnaev was fatally wounded in Watertown, just outside Boston, after police confronted him in a stolen car....

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Bride, 4 others die in limo fire on Calif. bridge – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

By JOHN S. MARSHALL Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A newlywed bride was celebrating a night out with friends when the limousine they were in erupted in flames on a San Francisco Bay bridge, killing the bride and four other women who were trapped inside and injuring four who escaped, authorities and her family said Sunday. The driver, who was not hurt, told investigators he was driving the women on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Saturday night when one of them complained of smoke inside the passenger compartment, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said. He said he pulled over, got out, and saw...

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US orders new visa reviews for arriving students – MyFox Atlanta

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents "effective immediately" to verify that every international student who arrives in the U.S. has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The new procedure is the government's first security change directly related to the Boston bombings. The order from a senior official at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, David J. Murphy, was circulated Thursday and came one day after the Obama administration acknowledged that a student from Kazakhstan accused of hiding evidence for one of the Boston bombing suspects...

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Henry Co. boy, 14, struck by police car while on bike – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a police car in metro Atlanta. A spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol tells FOX 5 News that a Henry County police officer hit Chandler Jacob Weems of McDonough with a patrol car as the teenager was exiting a driveway on his bicycle Saturday afternoon. Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith says the officer "could not avoid the accident," which happened as he was going on duty. Smith says the officer, identified as Denise Allyson Romano, is "very distraught." The injured boy was air-lifted to Children's...

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