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Airlines accused of intentionally keeping fares high

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether airlines, including Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, are colluding to grow at a slower pace in an effort to keep fares high.

According to the investigation, major airlines are working together to limit seating and eliminate unprofitable flights. This allows them to increase ticket prices and extra charges. Airfares have risen 13 percent since 2009.

The Department of Justice sent letters to four airlines, asking for copies of all communications between them. Investigators also want to see conversations among the airlines, Wall Street analysts and major shareholders about plans for passenger capacity.

After a series of mergers starting in 2008, four airlines -- American, Delta, Southwest and United -- now control more than 80 percent of seats in the U.S.

Motorist jailed after wrong-way crash kills 3


ATLANTA -- An Atlanta motorist is behind bars, Sunday night, charged with killing three people in a wrong way crash in the early morning hours.

Police said the driver was drunk when he hit the other car head-on while going the wrong way on I-75.

Atlanta police said the suspect was driving north in the southbound lanes of I-75 when he crashed into a car carrying three kids and two men.

Now 20-year-old Jorge Solis is sitting inside the Fulton County Jail charged with the death of three people including two little kids.

It was around 5:30 a.m. when this tragedy struck.

Delta flight returns to Atlanta due to engine problems

ATLANTA -- Delta Flight 509 was forced to return to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport shortly after takeoff Wednesday morning.

The Boeing MD--88 aircraft experienced an engine problem and had to land, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.

The flight was bound for Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. It departed at 9:45 a.m. and returned to Atlanta at 10:33 a.m.

According to a Delta spokesperson, there were 126 passengers on board, all of whom will board another aircraft to continue their flight.

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Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA


Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015

Porsche opens new headquarters in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Porsche held a grand opening for its new North American headquarters on Thursday.

The $100 million facility is located near the northeast corner of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The 27-acre campus is expected to house 400 employees – 100 of which will be new to Georgia.


Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal were on-hand for the grand opening.

The new headquarters isn't just office space; it also features the Porsche Experience that includes a test track, classic cars and a restaurant.

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- SNAP-Ed Food Talk sessions offered by Fulton County Cooperative Extension are designed to teach healthy eating on a budget for low-income parents (and other low-income individuals) who receive SNAP benefits. As the cornerstone of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the Nation among low-income individuals.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”