Our network

Starbucks opens first juice store

Starbucks opens first juice store

SEATTLE -- Starbucks Corp. is pushing beyond coffee with the opening of its first Evolution Fresh Inc. juice store, the company said Monday.

Starbucks, which is looking for new businesses in which to grow, purchased the California-based juice maker in November for $30 million. The new Evolution Fresh store is in Bellevue, Wash.

Aside from juices, Evolution Fresh shops will have wraps, soups, salads, and vegetarian and vegan options.

Starbucks said Evolution Fresh drinks, already available in grocery stores, will make their way into Starbucks' company-owned stores later this year.

Cocktail-infused cupcakes will guarantee a sweet weekend

Cocktail-infused cupcakes will guarantee a sweet weekend

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Spring is almost here! Why not celebrate with cocktails and cupcakes? Or, better yet, why not combine the two and feast on some cocktail-infused cupcakes?

Cupcake on the Rocks is offering a sweet deal for DealChicken members -- two dozen cupcakes for $24 instead of the usual $84. Some of the delicious boozy flavors include Margarita, Strawberry Daiquiri, Lemon Drop and White Russian, and all are infused with real alcohol.

Drinking a cupcake doesn't appeal to you? Cupcake on the Rocks also offers several "normal" flavors, including Red Velvet, Chocolate, Banana Pudding, Vanilla Bean and even PB & J.

DE John Abraham re-signs with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with veteran defensive end John Abraham. 

According to sources, Abraham signed a three-year deal on Friday afternoon; the team has not released details of the deal. 

According to ESPN, the 33-year-old defensive end finished the 2011 season with 35 tackles and 9.5 sacks. 

Abraham was was drafted by the New York Jets in the 2000 NFL Draft and he played college football at the University of South Carolina; this will be his seventh season with the Falcons organization. 

WEEKEND EVENTS | More than St. Patricks Day --

ATLANTA -- The Empire City of the South is heating up and dwellers are crawling out from their winter hibernation. The weekend forecast calls for bright skies and Atlantans all over the metro will be out soaking up the sun. Check out some of the events being held around the city. 

Fernbank Museum is hosting their weekly 'Martinis and IMAX' event for the young and modern crowd. This weekly kickback claims to offer an alternative to the "so last year" bar scene, every Friday from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Purchase tickets online or by phone at 404-929-6400. 

Bill would revoke bonuses for teachers caught cheating

Bill would revoke bonuses for teachers caught cheating

ATLANTA -- A Senate committee has passed a bill that would revoke bonuses for Georgia teachers who cheat on standardized tests.

The Democratic-backed legislation was approved unanimously by the Senate education committee Monday. It now goes to the full Senate for a vote before heading to the governor's desk.

Under current policy, teachers can receive bonuses or incentive pay based on the standardized test scores of their students.

The bill stems from last year's cheating scandal in Atlanta Public Schools.

A state investigation in July revealed widespread cheating by educators in nearly half of the Atlanta's 100 schools dating to 2001. In all, nearly 180 teachers and principals were accused of giving answers to students or changing responses once the tests had been completed.

Man arrested for child pornography

Man arrested for child pornography

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A Hall County man was arrested Monday for having child pornography on his computer.

Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested 40-year-old Tim Carlton Quick after obtaining evidence of his peer-to-peer sharing of the child porn.

Members of the GBI's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force performed a forensic preview of Quick's computer at the suspect's home on Sundial Avenue in Flowery Branch. They located "multiple files of suspected child pornography," according to GBI spokesman John Bankhead.

Quick is charged with one count of child pornography. He is being held in the Hall County Jail.

Crazy Blue Line, What is it??

Crazy Blue Line, What is it??

First and foremost we have strong storms across N Georgia tonight. As of 1am nothing is severe, but don't be surprised if another warning pops up tonight..... That last storm in Forsyth and Hall was on its way down when the NWS issued the warning, I doubt there will be any reports of damage from it. We can expect storms to continue to propagate towards the south tonight, but the main source of energy is now gone.... Which is what this blog is all about.

Gust Front / Outflow Boundary