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Friday, May 31, 2013

First Slice 5/31/13: Reed fires back at first responders over pay raise talks

Owners of the Loring Heights shooting range that's divided some residents will continue to work toward opening despite recent legislation passed by Atlanta City Council. "It has been and remains my belief that we have started the process well in advance of this new ordinance," Stoddard's co-owner Michael Halbreich told 11 Alive. "As such we should be grandfathered under the existing law. We are hopefully proceeding with that in mind."

Metro Atlanta gun control activists are currently pushing their congressmen to support expanding background checks.

Mayor Kasim Reed isn't too happy with the billboards that first responders put up around the city calling for a higher raise than what's currently being offered by the city. "I'm the guy you're putting up billboards up on?" Reed said. And when you were getting kicked in your face and going without a pay increase for six years, I addressed all those issues and you pick me? You've gotta be kidding me."

Alpharetta is now the sixth-fastest growing city in the United States.

State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta, called yesterday the federal fraud charges filed against him "unethical."

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