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The Sunrise Report: Georgians search for gas

The Sunrise Report: Georgians search for gas

As Georgia begins the slow recovery from last week's gas shortage, you can expect some delays at local gas stations this week. The hacked pipeline is running again, but last week's gas hoarding has caused shortages at many gas stations. It may take a few days for the supply to return to normal. If you were enjoying the weather or time with your family this weekend, the gas shortage was the big news story. Here is more information about it along with other headlines you may have missed over the weekend. First, here's what Georgians were saying about the gas…
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The Sunrise Report: New laws start to take shape

The Sunrise Report: New laws start to take shape

Good morning, Georgia! State lawmakers passed a flurry of bills yesterday in one of the two busiest days of the legislative session. Yesterday was known as Crossover Day, the last day a bill can be voted on in one chamber to cross over to the other chamber -- it is also a day that gives a good indicator of what new laws will go into effect on July 1. Let's take a look at some of the highlights from your elected officials yesterday. Health Care Reform: The house passed HB 454, unanimously. The bill would require insurance companies to continue to…
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The Sunrise Report: Happy Birthday, Georgia

The Sunrise Report: Happy Birthday, Georgia

Good morning, Georgians! It is Friday and we're heading into the Valentine's Day weekend. Today marks Day Four of the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Here is some of the news you might be interested in today. Headlines: Tom the Turkey had another run-in with The Kennesaw Police Department. The feisty fowl does not keep a low profile.Two 14-year-olds were arrested in Atlanta. Police say they attempted a carjacking.In Bibb County, a police chase involving a stolen truck ended in an arrest.Lawmakers in the state Senate passed two bills to protect victims of human trafficking in Georgia.Coronavirus vaccines will…
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The Sunrise Report: It’s the anniversary of Snowmageddon

The Sunrise Report: It’s the anniversary of Snowmageddon

Good Morning, Georgia! Here's what you need to know as you start your day today. Headlines: Marjorie Taylor Greene may face expulsion from Congress after responses to social media posts surfaced where she appeared to show support for executing top Democrats.In Coronavirus news, Georgia's number of cases and deaths continues to trend downward.In Dunwoody, police are asking for your help identifying a suspect in a string of townhome burglaries.The Biden administration is sending Georgia 25,000 more coronavirus vaccines per week.A tragic early morning house fire claimed three lives in Athens yesterday. Weather: Not gonna lie, it's cold today. In North…
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The Sunrise Report: Tornado warnings cause early wake-up call

The Sunrise Report: Tornado warnings cause early wake-up call

Residents of Cobb, Paulding and Cherokee Counties woke early Tuesday morning at about 2:30 a.m. to tornado sirens and weather alerts as a strong storm passed from Alabama into Georgia, bringing with it high winds, thunder and the possibility of tornados. The tornado warning expired within an hour, but the tornado watch lasted until 5 a.m. Time will tell how much storm damage occurred as a result of the inclement weather. If you slept through it, now you know. Here are some other news items you may not want to miss. Headlines: A 12-year-old Athens boy who went missing Monday…
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The Sunrise Report: A look back at Inauguration Day

The Sunrise Report: A look back at Inauguration Day

Yesterday was a historic day from just the mere fact of a presidential inauguration to the measures taken to ensure safety from coronavirus and potential violent protests, to the role Georgians played in the day. Here's a look at some of the headlines you may have missed that marked the historic day. A Georgia fire captain led the Pledge of Allegiance during the inauguration. She also included sign language.Georgia's two democratic senators were also sworn in yesterday.Georgia's leaders wished President Joe Biden well as he took office.Once taking office, Biden worked through his ambitious day one agenda. In Other News:…
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The Sunrise Report: It’s Election Day in Georgia

The Sunrise Report: It’s Election Day in Georgia

Good morning! Today is Jan. 5 and Georgia is in the midst of a tumultuous runoff election that will determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. It will also put an end to all those mailers and text messages you've been bombarded with. Here is what you need to know today. Headlines: Donald Trump and Joe Biden were both in Georgia yesterday to campaign with Georgia's candidates for senate.Election officials in Georgia -- all republicans -- were actively debunking Trump's claims of voter fraud yesterday in an effort to try to convince republicans to vote in today's election.Republicans…
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The Sunrise Report: News you missed during Christmas

The Sunrise Report: News you missed during Christmas

We've now entered the last week of the year. For some, that means another week of vacation and for others it means a return to work until New Year's. Here is a quick rundown of stories and headlines you probably missed while you were celebrating the holidays last week. Headlines: The big story over the weekend was the RV explosion in Nashville. According to police, the explosion was intentional and was outside an AT&T building.The Cobb County teacher who was hospitalized for coronavirus died Christmas morning.The 7-year-old girl who was shot outside Phipps Plaza while riding in a car with…
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The Sunrise Report: T’was the weekend before Christmas

The Sunrise Report: T’was the weekend before Christmas

I know it seems like it should still be April or May, but we've arrived at the weekend before Christmas. It is a time for Christmas traditions and family. The daily headlines probably aren't at the top of your list of priorities, but here they are anyway for those of you who are interested. Today's Featured Stories: Christmas Feature: Find out how you can use a Southern staple like Sweet Tea to liven up your food this Christmas.Parents, teachers and students in Harris County are mourning the unexpected loss of a first grade teacher.ByoPlanet is expanding and will be bringing…
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The Sunrise Report: Today’s top news stories

The Sunrise Report: Today’s top news stories

Today is Friday, December 18. That means we are just one week until Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, the forecast shows a small chance of snow on Christmas Day. It is too early to get your hopes up, but it is also 2020 -- which means maybe we should expect a Christmas Day blizzard. Here are today's top headlines. The News: Gov. Brian Kemp is promising to supply more staff to strained hospitals.The Home Depot was smacked with a record fine for lead paint violations. The Atlanta-based retailer will pay $20 million.A SWAT team shot and killed a Smyrna man while…
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The Sunrise Report: Coronavirus vaccines are here

The Sunrise Report: Coronavirus vaccines are here

The past 24 hours have been packed with news about the coronavirus and the election. Here are some happenings you need to know about as you start your day. Headlines: Georgia will be auditing signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in Cobb County after allegations that Cobb did not properly verify absentee ballots.The coronavirus vaccine arrived in the Peach State yesterday. It'll be a while before the majority of people can get it, but the vaccines are here.Georgia's democratic slate of electors met yesterday at the State Capitol and formally cast Georgia's 16 electoral votes for Joe Biden.Georgia authorities are asking…
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The Sunrise Report: Georgia hits grim coronavirus milestone

The Sunrise Report: Georgia hits grim coronavirus milestone

Good morning, Georgia and welcome to the weekend! Christmas is 13 days away. You don't have much time left to get those Amazon packages shipped in time for Christmas. Here's what you need to know today. Headlines: The expression "Don't mess with Texas" didn't deter the Supreme Court from rejecting a lawsuit filed by Texas that attempted to overturn the election results in several swing states in an attempt to hand the election to Donald Trump. The court, three of whom were Trump appointees, dismissed the case.Remember the mother who jumped out of her car with her baby during a…
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The Sunrise Report: Georgia grapples with the role of voters

The Sunrise Report: Georgia grapples with the role of voters

Happy Friday, Georgia! Hanukkah began last night and lasts until Dec. 18. We are also just 14 days away from Christmas. Here are the news stories you need to be aware of today. Top Headlines: Coronavirus isn't slowing down for the holidays. Georgia had almost 8,000 new cases yesterday, setting a daily record for the state.Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston, upset that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger did not attend a hearing on Georgia's voting system yesterday, is now asking for a constitutional amendment allowing the state legislature to choose the secretary of state instead of the voters.At…
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The Sunrise Report: Coronavirus surges as Christmas nears

The Sunrise Report: Coronavirus surges as Christmas nears

Good morning! Today is known as the "safe harbor" day for electoral votes to be certified by the states. States must certify their votes -- and their electors -- today to ensure Congress counts them. Also today, the United Kingdom has started vaccinating citizens against the coronavirus. Headlines you may have missed: Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in Georgia. It is estimated that 1 in 20 Georgians have now had coronavirus.The Secretary of State's office continues to debunk unsupported claims of voter fraud. The latest concerns voting machines in Ware County. If you're interested in verifiable facts, you ought to…
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The Sunrise Report: Trump, Kemp and Senate debates

The Sunrise Report: Trump, Kemp and Senate debates

Happy Monday Morning, Georgia! There are 18 days until Christmas, but the news in Georgia hasn't slowed down. Here's your rundown of what's new under the Georgia sun. You may have missed: Catch up on these stories you may have missed over the weekend. Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock had a senate debate last night. John Ossoff debated an empty podium after Sen. David Perdue declined the invitation to debate.Brian Kemp won't call the Georgia legislature into a special session at Donald Trump's request. Here's why.On Saturday, there were gunshots at Lenox Mall. Turns out there was no active shooting,…
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