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50th Atlanta Pride Celebration to be held virtually

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- The 2020 Pride Festival will be held as a virtual event in October due to the ongoing pandemic the Atlanta Pride Committee announced Wednesday. → Read More

Judge grants $500K bond for ex-officer who shot Rayshard Brooks

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- A Fulton County judge granted bond Tuesday for Garrett Rolfe, the ex-Atlanta police officer who fired the shots that killed Rayshard Brooks on June 12 in → Read More

Cobb DA announces murder indictments on 3 men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (CBS46) – Three men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were indicted Wednesday afternoon on multiple charges, Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes said during a press → Read More

MARTA bus hit, kills woman

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- A woman has died after she was hit by a MARTA bus Sunday afternoon. → Read More

WATCH: Atlanta officers fired after AUC students tased, pulled from car Saturday night

Two Atlanta police officers who tased and pulled two Atlanta University Center students from a car on Saturday night have been terminated. → Read More

Police searching for Butts County inmate who escaped during work detail

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- The Butts County Sheriff's office is searching for an inmate who escaped while he was on work detail. → Read More

Delta: Several major routes return, both U.S. domestic and international

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Delta Air Lines announced on Monday that customers will see the return of several major routes, both U.S. domestic and international, that were previously suspended amid → Read More

Kroger’s Atlanta division hires 7,800 workers; 500 still needed

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Kroger has hired more than 7,800 new workers in its Atlanta division – which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina – to help provide customers → Read More

DeKalb County School District names new superintendent

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- The DeKalb County Board of Education named Dr. Rudy Crew as its new superintendent on Thursday. → Read More

Gov. Kemp: Georgia businesses to reopen, with restrictions

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Governor Brian Kemp on Monday gave the green light for most businesses in Georgia to reopen with restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Fulton to release 500 non-violent offenders amid coronavirus outbreak

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. on Wednesday announced plans to release non-violent offenders in an effort to lower the jail population during the → Read More

Tyler Perry leaves $21k tip for restaurant workers

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Media mogul Tyler Perry left a generous tip to show his appreciation for restaurant workers over the weekend. → Read More

COVID-19 patient refused to self-quarantine; exposed girlfriend ignored court order to stay inside

TALLAPOOSA, Ga. (CBS46) -- A person who tested positive for coronavirus refused to self-quarantine and is now hospitalized, according to the Haralson County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

WATCH: Douglasville police deliver doughnuts to hospital workers

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (CBS46) -- Douglasville police officers came together to give back by delivering doughnuts to Douglas Wellstar Hospital on Sunday. → Read More

Officials will start enforcing social distancing at parks, lakes

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Governor Brian Kemp and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams on Sunday said officials will start enforcing social distancing at parks and lakes in all → Read More

Help Wanted: Despite coronavirus, some Atlanta businesses need workers now

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – While the coronavirus outbreak is causing many companies to close and lay off workers, some essential businesses are looking for extra help to accommodate overwhelming demand. → Read More

1 dead after Cobb homeowner shoots 2 burglary suspects

MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- One burglary suspect is dead and another is injured after a homeowner opened fire on the two Sunday night. → Read More

Are coronavirus fears causing a spike in gun sales?

SMYRNA, Ga. (CBS46) – One metro Atlanta gun store reports that business is up 400 percent. → Read More

TSA worker tests positive for COVID-19

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- A Transportation Security Administration worker has tested positive for coronavirus the TSA announced on Monday. → Read More

City of Brookhaven suspends dine-in service at all restaurants, bars

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (CBS46) -- The City of Brookhaven on Monday suspended dine-in service at restaurants and bars. Take-out and delivery is still available and still encouraged at this time. → Read More