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  1. Atlanta Falcons' new stadium will offer $2 hot dogs and $5 beerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    When the team's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens in 2017, the prices of hot dogs and soda will be the lowest in the NFL at just $2 each. In fact, across all four major sports leagues, only two Major League Baseball teams have cheaper prices for sodas and hot dogs.


  2. Atlanta colleges look into Twitter rape claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 5 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Two Atlanta colleges are investigating an anonymous rape claim that has drawn widespread attention since it was shared on social media. Students from Morehouse and Spelman colleges rallied in support of a Twitter user who shared the allegations in a stream of tweets Monday.


  3. Dueling groups to rally at Confederate landmarkRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    It's a paid day off for some, a time to contemplate the South's complicated history for others and a holiday that many Georgians haven't even heard of. One group plans to usher in the day of Civil War remembrance on Saturday with a "pro-white" rally at a prominent landmark of the Confederacy, Stone Mountain Park. 1492 comments

  4. NBA roundup: Spurs dominate Grizzlies once againRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Patty Mills scored 16 points off the bench as the San Antonio Spurs made things look easy from the opening tip and shellacked the Memphis Grizzlies 94-68 Tuesday in Game 2 of the two teams' Western Conference quarterfinal playoff series. The Spurs own a 2-0 lead in best-of-seven series, which moves to Memphis for Game 3 on Friday and Game 4 on Sunday.


  5. Few Latino-owned businesses get venture capital fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Only about 1% of all Latino-owned businesses created between 2007 and 2012 in the U.S. received venture capital or angel investments, according to a report by the Stanford Graduate School of Business that surveyed roughly 1,800 businesses. One big reason: Very few Latino-owned firms are even walking through the doors of venture capital firms to begin with.


  6. Patient at Emory has Lassa fever, CDC confirmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2016 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    A Lassa fever diagnosis has been confirmed for a patient at Emory University Hospital, a CDC spokesman told CNN on Sunday. Test results for the patient "were positive for Lassa fever," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Benjamin Hayes said.


  7. American with suspected Lassa fever coming to USRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    An American physician assistant suspected of having Lassa fever is being transported from West Africa to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment, the hospital said Friday. "The diagnosis has not yet been confirmed," a statement from Emory said.


  8. Jimmy Carter no longer needs cancer treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2016 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    The former President first announced last August that a deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma, which was first found in his liver, had spread to his brain. Carter initially said he thought he had only weeks to live when he first learned of the diagnosis.


  9. Device aims to give everyone access to a toiletRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    "It's shocking that this basic necessity is unavailable to nearly half of the world," said Jasmine Burton, founder and president of Atlanta-based Wish for WASH. Burton, 23, was a freshman at Georgia Institute of Technology when she learned that as many as 2.5 billion people don't have access to a toilet.


  10. Unarmed aviation police: We need gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Hundreds of police officers at one of the country's busiest airports say in the case of an active shooter, they are instructed to run and hide. But these nearly 300 aviation police officers, also known as aviation security officers, are not allowed to carry guns at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports.


  11. Meet the dogs that can sniff out cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Lucy, a cross between a Labrador retriever and an Irish water spaniel, failed miserably at guide dog school. Curious and easily excitable, random scents distracted Lucy from her master's path, and it wasn't long before she was unceremoniously kicked out.


  12. Jimmy Carter gets optimistic update on cancer treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Former President Jimmy Carter has cancer that has spread from his liver to other parts of his body, he announced Wednesday. Take a look the life and career of the 39th president of United States. 2 comments

  13. TB vs. ATL Week 8 Cameron BrateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearly melted down again, but rookie quarterback Jameis Winston and an opportunistic defense saved the day. Winston accounted for two touchdowns and set up Connor Barth's chip-shot field goal in overtime, leading the Buccaneers to a 23-20 win over the Falcons on Sunday at the Georgia Dome.


  14. Stone Mountain to be topped by MLK tributeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Georgia's Stone Mountain, a site that once hosted Ku Klux Klan cross-burnings and remains a home for Confederate tributes, will soon be adding a very different symbol: a tower in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. According to CNN affiliate WSB, the tower will feature a replica of the Liberty Bell and give literal representation to a line from King's "I Have a Dream" speech: "Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia."


  15. Prosecutor: 'Patriot' put pipe bombs in parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    That was what Michael Sibley told investigators in March, more than four months after he left two partially assembled pipe bombs by a tree perched on a hill in a park in an Atlanta suburb, according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court. The devices were inside a backpack that, among other things, included copies of the Quran and the book, "The Rape of Kuwait."


  16. Fan dies from fall at Braves-Yankees gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    A man who fell from the upper deck of Atlanta's Turner Field during the Braves-Yankees game has died, the Atlanta Braves said. The man tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game Saturday night as the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez was walking to home plate.


  17. Is activist Shaun King lying about race?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    King has said in interviews that he's biracial, with a white mother and a black father. But this week websites, including and the Daily Beast, alleged that King's father is white.


  18. Confederate flags found at MLK's churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center in Atlanta, police and church officials said. Ebenezer Baptist Church is best known as the church where the Rev.


  19. COSBY Bill and Camille Cosby fileRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Spelman College, a historically black women's school in Atlanta, has officially terminated a professorship endowed by actor Bill Cosby and his wife Camille. While the university did not cite a reason, the move comes one week after CNN obtained a copy of a decade-old deposition in which Cosby admitted he procured drugs to give to women with whom he wanted to have sex.


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