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Updated: Fri, 02 May 2014 05:15:31 EST


Ga. man questioned in parents' stabbing deaths

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Atlanta man suspected of stabbing his parents to death with a samurai sword has been arrested and is being questioned by police.

DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish says the bodies of a 73-year-old woman and her 75-year-old husband were found by a relative who visited their house Thursday afternoon.

Parish says the couple's 39-year-old son was identified as a suspect and was found at a nearby park less than two hours after his parents' deaths were reported.

Parish says authorities have not filed formal charges against the man, and the victims' identities haven't been released.

Parish said investigators were awaiting a warrant to search the rest of the victims' house Thursday evening.


Shotgun shells found in car of FedEx shooter

ATLANTA (AP) — A court document says a can containing 55 12-gauge shotgun shells was found in the car driven by a man who shot six coworkers at a FedEx facility near Atlanta.

Other things found in the car driven by Geddy Kramer included maps and a Post-it note, but the document didn't indicate whether anything was written on the note. The items were listed on a court document filed by a Cobb County police officer who carried out a search warrant on the burgundy 2006 Honda, which was parked in the facility's parking lot.

Authorities say Kramer arrived at the FedEx facility in Kennesaw early Tuesday morning and shot six coworkers before fatally shooting himself.

A 28-year-old security guard who was the first person shot and the most seriously injured was in serious condition Thursday. Two others were also still in the hospital and three had been released.


Ga. child falls from window, hospitalized

(Information in the following story is from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, )

FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) — Police in suburban Atlanta say a 1-year-old child was airlifted to a local hospital after falling from a second-story window.

Fulton County Police Lt. Scott McBride tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the child was at home in Fairburn at the time of the accident. Fairburn is about 20 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.

McBride says the child was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Information on the child's condition and identity wasn't immediately available.


Ga. university probed for Title IX compliance

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education says it's reviewing the way Emory University responds to complaints of sexual violence and harassment.

The Department's Office for Civil Rights on Thursday named Emory as one of 55 colleges nationwide being probed for Title IX compliance and enforcement.

In a statement, Emory University officials said the department is reviewing the school's sexual assault prevention, outreach, support and education programs.

Emory spokeswoman Beverly Cox Clark says the school works to build a safe community and takes all complaints and accusations of sexual misconduct seriously. Clarks says the federal review isn't linked to any specific case or complaint.

The Department of Education's Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon says officials hope publishing the list of schools under investigation will prompt community discussions on the issue.


MLK estate withdraws request to disqualify lawyer

ATLANTA (AP) — The estate of Martin Luther King Jr. has withdrawn a request to disqualify a lawyer for his daughter from participating in a dispute over the ownership of King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

The slain civil rights icon's estate, controlled by his sons, is locked in a legal dispute with his daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, over ownership of the items.

Each side had sought to disqualify the other side's lawyers. A judge ruled that the estate's original lawyer and his firm had to be disqualified because the lawyer had been appointed by another judge to help resolve a similar 2008 dispute between the King children and the entities they control.

The estate's new lawyers last week withdrew the motion to disqualify Bernice's lawyer Eric Barnum and his firm.


Feds say more than 316,500 Georgians picked plans

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that more than 316,500 Georgians have picked plans through the federally operated health insurance marketplace.

The report released Thursday says about 57 percent of Georgia consumers who picked plans were women, and roughly 31 percent of consumers who picked plans were between the ages of 18 and 34.

The report says Georgians between the ages of 45 and 54 represented the second largest enrollment group, at 23 percent.

The most popular plan Georgia consumers chose was the second-tier option, called Silver. Seventy-one percent of people who picked plans chose that option.


South Ga. company creates 100 manufacturing jobs

NASHVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A company that manufactures parts for boats is planning to create 100 jobs in south Georgia over the next two years.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Coyote MFG Co. is planning to invest $2.5 million into a manufacturing facility in Nashville, which is about 35 miles north of Valdosta.

Deal says the company is planning to open a 109,000 square-foot facility that will manufacture steel and aluminum boat trailers, arches, leaning posts and more.

Berrien County Development Authority Chairman Paul Hamilton says county officials are excited that the locally-owned company is building a new facility, and Deal says the company has already started hiring for available positions.

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