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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

First Slice 11/6/13: Suburban Plaza Walmart moves ahead following dismissed lawsuit

Selig Enterprises plans to move forward with Suburban Plaza Walmart's development after a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Good Growth DeKalb.

Gov. Nathan Deal commented again on state's prospects for potentially expanding its Medicaid program: "I am not inclined to change my mind at this point in time. This is a changing landscape, however. I think Congress is going to be forced to reexamine the issue and set different parameters for eligibility for either federal assistance or the Medicaid program itself. But under the present context, I don't think it would be a wise move for the state of Georgia."

Plenty of unanswered questions linger in the case of Emani Moss, a 10-year-old metro Atlanta girl who may have been starved before her recent death. Authorities this week found her body in a garbage can in Gwinnett County.

A couple hundred Atlanta Public Schools maintenance staffers want their boss to be disciplined for wrecking two schools-owned vehicles. So they've signed an all-powerful petition!

A bear sighting forced three metro Atlanta schools into a lockdown yesterday morning.

Workers at a major government contractor's Duluth facility claim that their manager has tried to break up attempts to form a union.

Weaver D's, the iconic Athens eatery that lent its slogan to a R.E.M. album title, will close its doors later this month.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits to smoking crack after denying recent reports. "I wasn't lying," he said. You didn't ask the correct questions." But he won't be stepping down.

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