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Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 3:39 PM
— If you are traveling this holiday weekend you have probably already mapped out your route, but do you know the best time to leave so you can avoid the Thanksgiving rush?
With Thanksgiving being the most traveled holiday of the year, at times it can feel like everyone who is traveling is in front of you as you sit in slow-moving traffic.
So, when is the best time to leave to get a jump on traffic in your area? Google’s here to help. The search engine has designed a chart based on travel data collected during last year’s Thanksgiving holiday. It used the information to determine the best times to leave certain metropolitan areas to avoid the heaviest traffic.
Here are the best and the worst times to travel from major U.S. cities for Thanksgiving.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:02 PM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:02 PM
HOUSTON — Barbara Bush’s funeral arrangements are set for this weekend in Houston.
The public is invited to pay their respects at a public viewing for the former first lady from noon until midnight on Friday at St. Martin’s Church.
The private funeral service for Bush is set for Saturday at the Second Baptist Church in Houston. Attendance at the service is by invitation only.
President Donald Trump has ordered flags at the White House and on public and federal property around the United States flown at half staff this weekend in honor of Barbara Bush.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9:13 AM
COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — A small town in metro Atlanta is preparing for a controversial rally.
Authorities say they have spent nearly a month preparing for the rally since the National Socialist Movement applied for and received a permit from the city.
The Michigan-based "white civil rights organization" has been labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Somewhere between 50 and 100 members of the group will rally in the Greenville Street Park starting at 3 p.m. Authorities are urging residents to stay away from the area through 5 p.m.
Follow WSBTV.com for live updates throughout the day.
Sign that will greet white supremacists at rally in Newnan park this afternoon. Colorful messages left in chalk pic.twitter.com/1m6fD7nsaq— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) April 21, 2018
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 5:42 PM
— The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning to include all types of romaine lettuce. The warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine and salads and salad mixes containing romaine.
The CDC also asks consumers to “not buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.”
Additionally, the CDC suggests that consumers throw away any romaine lettuce in the home, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.
At least 31 people have been hospitalized, including three who developed a type of kidney failure, according to the CDC.
No deaths related to the outbreak have been reported.
The CDC has not yet identified the grower or a common brand, and is urging people not to eat chopped lettuce from the Yuma area.
Symptoms of an E. coli infection vary, but often include severe stomach cramps and diarrhea, which is often bloody. Most people get better in five to seven days. Infections can be mild, but can also be severe and even life-threatening.
People started reporting illnesses that are part of the outbreak between March 22 and March 31.
DNA fingerprinting is being used to identify illnesses that are part of the same outbreak. Some people might not be included in the CDC’s case count if officials weren’t able to get bacteria strains needed for DNA fingerprinting to link them to the outbreak.
To reduce your risk of an E. coli infection, you can:
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 11:49 PM
ATLANTA — A man convicted of murder Friday left a courthouse in Atlanta, before the verdict could be read.
Verlaine Laguerre, 26, was found guilty in the killing of Matthew Hardeman, who was 19 at the time of his death.
After a long legal battle, Laguerre and Prentice Baker were convicted of Hardeman’s murder Friday and sentenced to life in prison, plus five years. But Laguerre didn't show up to hear the verdict.
“I was just fearful. Just fearful. I just said, ‘Lord have mercy,’” Gloria Hardeman said.
She said that she still has faith that the system will bring complete justice for her and her family.
“I hope the system continues to work to capture him, that he won’t do no harm to himself or nobody else,” Hardeman said.
The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said Laguerre's whereabouts are unknown at this time and he is considered a fugitive.
After so many years of waiting, Hardeman said she will have to wait a little longer to see the man who killed her son behind bars where he belongs.
“It’s been a long time. Praying and crying. Praying and crying, but like I say, we held on,” Hardeman said.
On Oct. 15, 2011, Hardeman and Laguerre got into a physical fistfight outside Hardeman’s Lakewood Terrace home in southeast Atlanta.
Police said it all started because of "dirty looks" between the two. At the end of the fist fight, Laguerre took off, telling Hardeman he was coming back with his "red eye," referring to his gun.
Shortly after the fight, Laguerre came back with his accomplice, Prentice Baker. When Hardeman appeared, Baker opened fire, hitting him multiple times. Laguerre also shot Hardeman with an assault rifle. Police say a third man, who hasn't been identified yet, also fired shots. In total, Hardeman was shot 50 times. His family found him dead in the front yard of their home.
“He wasn’t just but 19, and he hadn’t begun to start his life, and it’s hurting me dearly," Gloria Hardeman said Friday night.
Matthew Hardeman made a name for himself as a high school football star at Avondale High School in DeKalb County. He then went to Cal State Fullerton on a football scholarship.