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Delta announces $1 billion quarterly profit


ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines reported $1 billion in adjusted net income, or $1.27 per share, during the second quarter, the company announced Wednesday.

That profit, based on lower-than-expected fuel prices and other operational savings, was 22% higher than the same months of April, May and June in 2014. The company returned $1 billion to shareholders through dividends and share buybacks.

"Delta's record results have allowed the company to invest in its employees through higher wage rates and profit sharing; improve the experience for our customers through new aircraft and innovative partnerships with global carriers; and uniquely deliver value for our shareholders by accelerating our capital returns while also paying down debt," CEO Richard Anderson said in a statement.

Bomb-making materials found in arrested teen's home


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HAPEVILLE, Ga. -- A teenager was arrested, Wednesday, after being caught stealing mercury switches from an abandoned Hapeville warehouse.

When police searched the suspect's home, they discovered materials that can be used to make bombs.

Alexander Heath Mason, 18, was taken into custody Wednesday evening on a trespassing charge.

After Alexander's arrest, Atlanta and Hapeville police officers searched his house near Rainey and Virginia avenues, just north of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. While police did not specify what was removed from the home, the teen's father, Allen Mason, said investigators took chemicals.

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


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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.

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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.