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DEALCHICKEN | Half-price PJs for Valentine's Day

DEALCHICKEN | Half-price PJs for Valentine's Day

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Judge hears argument to oust Obama from Georgia ballot

ATLANTA -- Will Georgians be able to vote for President Barack Obama in the March 6th primary?

Right now, that's still up in the air.

Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi did not issue following Thursday's hearing where plaintiffs presented a case that Mr. Obama is not a natural-born citizen and therefore ineligible to hold office as President of the Unite States.

Last week, Judge Malihi ordered the President to appear at Thursday's hearing, but his attorney Michael Jablonski said he would not be there. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp wrote to Jablonski on Wednesday that if Obama and his attorney don't show up, "you do so at your own peril."

Neither President Obama not his attorney attended Thursday's hearing.

Jablonski said Mr. Obama has long made his birth certificate and other documents proving his citizenship available to the public.

New faces appear in this week's Super 25 polls

ATLANTA -- Several teams are making their first apperances in the atlanta.highschoolsports.net Super 25 polls for this week.

The boys' teams from Osborne and Alexander join the Super 25 this week, while Carrollton appears in the girls' Super 25.

Milton continues to sit atop the boys' poll this week with Columbia, Douglas County, Shiloh and Westlake completing the top 5. McEachern still tops the girls' chart, with Wesleyan, Norcross, North Gwinnett and Parkview rounding out the top 5.

Metro unemployment exceeds Hall rate in Dec.

Metro unemployment exceeds Hall rate in Dec.

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's unadjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.4 percent in December 2011.

Hall County's unemployment rate was 8 percent.

Rates increased because of layoffs in construction, manufacturing, retail, administrative and support services, and accommodation and food services.

More Georgia labor market data is available at www.dol.state.ga.us.

FLOWERY BRANCH | Panel mulls merge of NFL concussion suits

FLOWERY BRANCH | Panel mulls merge of NFL concussion suits

MIAMI -- A federal judicial panel in Miami is considering whether to consolidate lawsuits filed around the country by more than 300 former NFL players seeking damages for concussions they suffered.

RELATED | Ex-NFL players blame league for brain injuries

The NFL has asked that the lawsuits be merged before a judge in Philadelphia. They have been filed in California, Florida, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

Plaintiffs include former stars Ottis Anderson, Mark Duper, Tony Dorsett, Jim McMahon, Lem Barney and others.

The lawsuits accuse the NFL of negligence and misconduct in how it responded to player complaints of health problems after suffering concussions. The league denies any wrongdoing and says safety has always been a top priority.

Top Ga. judge calls for juvenile system reform

Top Ga. judge calls for juvenile system reform

ATLANTA -- Georgia's top judge says the state should overhaul its juvenile justice system, as lawmakers turn their focus to criminal courts for adult offenders.

Chief Justice Carol Hunstein of the Georgia Supreme Court told the General Assembly on Wednesday that putting nonviolent youth offenders into juvenile prisons does not predict the public and makes those children more likely to commit crimes as adults.

She said nearly two-thirds of the more than 10,000 young people behind bars have substance abuse problems. More than one-third have been diagnosed with mental health problems.

Hunstein said she supported proposals from Gov. Nathan Deal and state lawmakers to create alternative courts focused on treating adult addicts and military veterans. But she said similar changes must also be made to the juvenile justice system.

ATLANTA WEATHER | Storms move through, tornado watch cancelled

ATLANTA -- The tornado watch has been cancelled for all of north Georgia Monday afternoon.

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"Rain will continue to push off to the south east and leave behind a cool and cloudy day," 11Alive Meteorologist Mike Francis wrote on the Weather Information Zone blog.