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Nation's biggest production studio under one roof in Norcross Video included

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Action! Hollywood has adopted Georgia as one of its top production spots. To meet the demand, there's now a new supply spot that happens to be the biggest production studio under one roof in the nation.
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Young woman honored in fight against cancer Video included

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Runners will hit the streets in Brookhaven this weekend to raise money to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fight cancer. And 24-year-old Alex Hawkins will be honored there. More>>

New Peachtree Sports Festival Aims To Inspire Kids Video included

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It's a first-time event that aims to inspire kids to participate in youth athletics -- and if your child is searching for his or her perfect sport, this might be the place to find it.   
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Good Day Atlanta Viewer Information Story: April 24, 2015

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Vintage Racing Event Takes Over Road Atlanta Video included

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Race fans will take the fast track to memory lane this weekend, thanks to one of the biggest vintage racing events in the country. The The Classic Motorsports Mitty drives in to Baselton's Road Atlanta this weekend, from April 24th through April 26th. The Historic Spor More>>

Rescued puppy makes Good Day debut Video included

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It took seven hours for DeKalb County crews to rescue a puppy, but it was all worth it when the dog was reunited with a little girl. More>>

Tax refund: spend or save? Video included

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The IRS predicts that many taxpayers will get refunds this year... More>>

Georgia Power recognizes linemen Video included

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Georgia Power is recognizing a group of its employees. More>>

Vidalia Onion Festival featured recipes

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The Vidalia onion is Georgia's official state vegetable and if you've lived here long enough you know there are hundreds of ways to fry, saute and roast them. More>>

Hottest spring looks showcased at LOOKBOOK Live Video included

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Spring is here, which means it's time to update your wardrobe.  And if you're looking for the latest in spring fashions, an event at Lenox Square this weekend is the place to be. More>>

Casting Call: April 22 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of April 22.  More>>

How to eat to boost your chances of having a baby Video included

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If you're trying to have a baby, your diet is important. Tweaking how you are eating can boost your chances of getting pregnant.  More>>

Pet of the Day: April 21, 2015 Video included

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Good Day Atlanta's Pet of the Day featured an extra-special pup Tuesday in need of a forever home. More>>

Good Day Atlanta Viewer Atlanta: April 21, 2015

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Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

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Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.  More>>

Girl Scouts Of Greater Atlanta 'zip' into camp season Video included

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The weather is warming up -- and that means young women around North Georgia are gearing up for some unforgettable summer camp experiences. More>>

Easy ways to lower your home insurance costs

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It's a must-have that can save you thousands of dollars when the unexpected strikes, but you may not pay much attention to your renter's or home owner's insurance. Real estate expert John Adams shows us ways you can save on your home insurance bill. More>>

FOX 5's Joanne Feldman sings about sunshine on Good Day Atlanta

Many people are happy to hear we have a sunny forecast Tuesday, especially the Good Day Atlanta team. Joanne Feldman is so pumped up she even sang about it on air! Good Day Atlanta's Buck Lanford asked Joanne to sing a sunshine song to him, so she chose “It's a Sunshine Day” from the Brady Bunch. Watch the video above… you won't be sorry!

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Can massage help breast cancer fatigue? Video included

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Many cancer survivors live with fatigue, long after their treatment is over. But at Emory University researchers are testing a new approach to fighting that tired-to-the-bone feeling: massage!  More>>

Rein in vacation food costs Video included

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Vacation is certainly fun, but fun comes at a cost! The FOX 5 I-Team's Dana Fowle says a big way to cut your vacationing budget it to think about how you eat.  More>>

Local company 'experiments' with science fun Video included

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The idea of sitting in a classroom and reading from a science book might not appeal to everyone -- but watching amazing experiments bring science to life is something just about every kid enjoys. More>>

PHOTOS: Ugly dog contest

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Dog contests are a great way to show off your pup and all of the tricks they can do, but a contest on Sunday in California crowned a different kind of canine. More>>

Americans: piling on debt - again Video included

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We have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the economy is improving. The bad news is that we are racking up credit card debt again. It's like Americans have no memory of the market crash, the job losses and the struggle last time to pay off those cards. More>>

Atlanta Hawks prepare for playoff game Sunday Video included

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The Atlanta Hawks open up their first round playoff series Sunday against former Hawk Joe Johnson and the Brooklyn Nets. Making the playoffs is nothing new for the Hawks, in fact they've now done that a franchise record eight straight years, but there's something different about this 2014-15 version of the Hawks.  More>>

FOX 5's Buck Lanford hits the course as a caddie Video included

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Good Day Atlanta's Buck Lanford had the opportunity to caddie for 1987 Masters champion Larry Mize.  More>>

Sweetwater 420 Fest brings music superstars to Centennial Olympic Park Video included

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It's the 11th anniversary of SweetWater 420 Fest, and this year a diverse lineup of musical acts will help fans celebrate good beer, good music, and being good to the environment. More>>

Family helps others cope with Crohn's disease Video included

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Good Day Atlanta's Ron Gant shares the story of a brother and sister who are helping other children face their fight.  More>>

WATCH: unmanned rocket fails landing Video included

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SpaceX's unmanned rocket, Falcon 9, continues to have a rocky time returning to Earth. More>>

Cars, trucks, bikes and more celebrated at Atlanta Motorama Video included

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It's the event that celebrates "anything with a motor in it" -- and that means there's going to be some noisy fun this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. More>>

Diverging diamond proposed near Atlanta's airport Video included

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In March, the third Diverging Diamond Interchange opened up in metro Atlanta. Now, attention is turning to another busy South Fulton County interchange that could use some help. More>>

New regulations mean water heaters will cost more Video included

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New federal regulations for water heaters officially are here.  More>>

Casting Call: April 15 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of April 15!  More>>

Drumroll, please: World's Fastest Drummer contest comes to Atlanta Video included

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The drumsticks will be flying in Atlanta this week as the 2015 World's Fastest Drummer Southeast Championship comes to town!  More>>

Late hours at Atlanta post offices for last minute filers

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Post offices in metro Atlanta will be staying open late to help out last minute tax filers Wednesday. More>>

2015 Tax Day freebies and deals

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Check out these deals and freebies being offered on Tax Day this year!  More>>

Celebrities crowd the green in White County for fundraiser Video included

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It's a tradition in White County, drawing dozens of celebrities from sports and entertainment history. More>>

Add some sugar to Tax Day with this freebie

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Tax Day will be here before we know it! In honor of the day, Great American Cookies has a sweet deal for you. More>>

Understanding Celiac Disease: what you need to know Video included

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Atlanta gastroenterologist Dr. Cynthia Rudert has one of the largest celiac disease practices in the South.  She's following more than a thousand Georgians with the disorder.  More>>

Shepherd's Men run 911 miles for injured veterans Video included

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One in five of the almost 300,000 service men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan need treatment for post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.  More>>

Exclusive: pilot describes near-miss with drone Video included

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Drones are in the news. Amazon wants to use them to deliver packages. One recently landed on the White House lawn. But the FOX 5 I-Team's Dana Fowle says what you haven't heard yet are about the pilots who have reported drones in their airspace right here in Georgia.  More>>

Sprinkles celebrates 10th anniversary with freebie

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Sprinkles Cupcakes is celebrating its 10th anniversary with free cupcakes! More>>

Your tax questions answered Video included

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You plan to get your tax return in early but there's always that one nagging question you have to sort out before you send it.  More>>

Good Day Atlanta Checks Out Zoo Atlanta's 'Scaly Slimy Spectacular' Video included

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It's been years in the making, and now amphibians and reptiles have a new home at Zoo Atlanta. More>>

Special needs student wins prom king

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On one of the biggest nights of his high school career, a special needs student in Missouri was given an honor very few students receive. More>>

Man discovers trick for making infant fall asleep in 40 seconds

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Nathan Dailo figured out the secret on how to get an infant to sleep in under a minute, and all you need is a tissue. More>>

Atlanta Dogwood Festival hosts hot-dog eating regional qualifier Video included

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You've seen it on television, and no doubt you've asked yourself, "How do they do that?" Now, you can find out by seeing it in-person at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. More>>

Atlanta Braves host Mets in home opener Video included

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The Atlanta Braves home opener is Friday night! They will take on the New York Mets, who are in town for a three-game weekend series. More>>

Happy National Sibling Day!

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There is something incredibly special about the bond between siblings.  More>>

Mother of 6 boys finally expecting a baby girl

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A mother of six boys in North Carolina is finally getting a baby girl. More>>

Roswell Police save the day with 'Pollen Patrol'

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The pollen count has been extremely high this week and many of us can't stop sneezing and sniffling because of that. Well, in the midst of all this yellow stuff falling everywhere, we have some good news to report. More>>

Help for springtime allergies: stop sniffling, sneezing Video included

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If you have mild spring allergies, the drugstore is a good place to start. There are over-the-count can help, whether you're itching and sneezing, or you're all stuffed up.  More>>

'Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful' works to clean up county Video included

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One group in Gwinnett County is trying to give their community a facelift. Last year, volunteers for Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful picked up more than 100,000 pounds of trash off the side of the road. More>>

Hard Rock Atlanta lets guests 'Sing For Your Supper' Video included

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It's safe to say Tax Day isn't a favorite for many people -- but here's a reason to get excited about April 15th.  More>>

Double-decker freeway among ideas to unclog Atlanta traffic

Georgia transportation planners say converting Atlanta's Downtown Connector into a double-decked superhighway -- or creating tunnels beneath or parallel to it -- are the types of ideas they want explored. More>>

Buck Lanford catches up with two-time Masters champion Video included

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Good Day Atlanta's Buck Lanford caught up with a Masters winner to talk about what makes the tournament so special. More>>

Extra special delivery for Minnesota sheep

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There was a very special delivery from a sheep in Minnesota as she gave birth to not one, not two… but eight baby lambs! More>>

Sabra hummus nationwide recall

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Today Sabra Dipping Co., LLC announced that it is voluntarily recalling30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. More>>

Casting tips: get started acting

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If it's your child's dream to be part of a Hollywood movie, there's plenty of opportunity to get work on projects filming in Atlanta. More>>

90-year-old woman graduates from cosmetology school

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A Tennessee woman proves you're never too old to accomplish your goals. More>>

Spring hair trends from Keri Gold Salon Video included

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Spring is finally here and for many that means freshening up their look, whether with makeup or a new do! Good Day Atlanta's Gurvir Dhindsa visited Keri Gold Salon to find out what's “in” this year. More>>

Campaign could land Rosa Parks, other women on the $20 bill

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Should Rosa Parks be on the 20 dollar bill? A nonprofit campaign called "Women on 20's", is trying to put the face of a woman on the $20 bill by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted the right to vote to women in the United States. More>>

Man reunites with class ring 36 years after losing it Video included

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An 82-year-old woman discovered something incredible in her Gwinnett County yard! More>>

Leukemia patient signs contract with Atlanta Hawks

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A very special Atlanta Hawks fan will receive the V.I.P treatment at Tuesday night's game. More>>

Woman reunites lost dogs with families

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Facebook is helping one Texas woman reunite families and their missing pets. More>>

Happy National Beer Day!

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Happy National Beer Day! April 7 marks the official day prohibition on beer was lifted in 1933, thanks to the Cullen-Harrison Act.  More>>

Get ready for spring selling season

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In today's real estate market, it usually takes a lot more than putting a “for sale” sign in the front yard to obtain a buyer willing to pay a fair price for your home. In fact, there is a lot of work involved.  More>>

Older Georgians discovering, embracing fitness Video included

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A lot of us tend to slow down as we get older, but one Atlanta woman is bucking that trend in a big way.  More>>

SIXTREME BMX Stunt Show visits Good Day Atlanta Video included

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Six Flags Over Georgia is sure to be a busy place this Spring Break, and aside from the usual attractions, there's something special for crowds to enjoy.  More>>

Major expansion at Kennesaw State University Video included

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Kennesaw State University is in the midst of a major expansion. More>>

Masters week in Augusta

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It's that time of year again... Thousands of people will travel to Augusta this week for the Masters! More>>

Man walks across Utah carrying cross

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To get to know a man, you must first walk a mile in his shoes.  More>>

'Sweet' upgrade offered on National Caramel Corn Day

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Monday is a great day to sit back, relax and give in to your sweet tooth!  More>>

Seafood Friday with The Oceanaire Seafood Room

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On Good Friday Chef Chris Murphy from The Oceanaire Seafood Room restaurant stopped by Good Day Atlanta with a delicious grilled halibut steak recipe. More>>

AAA trying to reach out to teens Video included

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The next few months are the most dangerous for teen drivers. That's why AAA is trying to help keep them focused on safety. They're traveling to local schools with powerful messages about dangerous driving. More>>

Planting tomatoes: everything you need to know

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A juicy, vine-ripened tomato can add the perfect burst of flavor to spring and summer recipes. Whether you prefer heirloom tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, here are some easy planting tips for harvesting your own homegrown tomatoes – ripe for the picking. More>>

Spring Break Adventures: Macon's Ocmulgee National Monument

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Good Day Atlanta's week of Spring Break adventures ends with a place that boasts a fascinating history stretching back thousands of years. More>>

How to dye your Easter eggs with rice Video included

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Decorating Easter eggs is always something fun to do with your children! Here's a unique method for dyeing the eggs that you can test out.  More>>

Fulton Co. first graders win national contest

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More than 100 Fulton County students are being honored for winning a national contest. More>>

Spring Break Adventures: Charlotte Motor Speedway Video included

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Race fans don't have to wait until the 10 Days of Thunder in May to get in on the NASCAR action at Charlotte Motor Speedway. More>>

Cook for Easter the Fox Bros. way

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Check out these recipes from Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q in Atlanta. They are perfect for your Easter meal this Sunday. More>>

Blind man pitches at Field of Dreams

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A blind man's dream came true at the Field of Dreams. More>>

Amazon now offering one-hour delivery in Atlanta

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Some people in the Atlanta area can now get packages delivered by Amazon in just one hour. More>>

Master the grill: easy oyster recipe for spring

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As the weather gets warmer, people will be firing up their grills.  More>>

Ga. students prep for test with 'Uptown Funk' parody

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A teacher at a Georgia elementary school decided to do something fun for her students as they prepare for a major statewide test. More>>

Casting Call: April 1 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of April 1!  More>>

Spring Break Adventures: cycling the Silver Comet Trail Video included

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It's Day 3 of our look at Spring Break adventure ideas, and today we're ditching our four wheels and settling for just two! More>>

Dog reunites family with Purple Heart

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A Colorado dog turned into a hero for one family.“Smuckers” the lab found a Purple Heart that had gone missing ten years ago.  More>>

Atlanta chef, 'Top Chef' favorite has new cookbook Video included

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Atlanta's Kevin Gillespie is well known for being crazy about pork. Now, he has written a whole book about it! More>>

Rapper, reality star Vanilla Ice stops by Good Day Atlanta Video included

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He was an original as a superstar rapper. No one had Vanilla Ice's style when it came to music and stage presence. Today, his style is what's making him a star once again. More>>

Spring Break Adventures: Johns Creek's Autrey Mill Nature Preserve Video included

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This week, we're in the mood for some Spring Break adventures -- and what better place than one which offers a Spring Break Camp?
 
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Burglar chooses wrong house to break into

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A Boston burglar chose the wrong day to break into a house. More>>

Former FOX 5 photojournalist, UGA professor Dan Keever dies Video included

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FOX 5 lost one of its veteran journalists over the weekend. Dan Keever was a photographer at FOX 5 for 33 years and later a professor at the University of Georgia. More>>

Move-it Monday: Get In Shape For Women Video included

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Good Day Atlanta's Gurvir Dhindsa checks out Get In Shape For Women on this week's “Move It Monday.” More>>

Spring Break Adventures: Treetop Quest In Dunwoody Video included

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If you're looking for a little adventure this Spring Break, but don't have the time for an out-of-town trip, a new spot in Dunwoody could be the perfect place. More>>

Fl. hotel wakes up spring breakers with 'Lion King' song

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Every year spring breakers flock to Panama City Beach, but the local Holiday Inn is becoming a hot spot for an unusual traditional that gets tired guests out of bed every morning. More>>

Good Day Viewer Information: March 30, 2015

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Start a successful container garden

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Container gardens are just as unique and diverse as regular gardens!  More>>

Man quickly cheers up after 'Get Well Soon' card

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No matter how bad you are feeling, winning $7 million would make anyone cheer up.J More>>

Students spend spring break giving back Video included

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It's the end of March and college students from across the country are traveling to coastal destinations for Spring Break. One group from Minnesota stopped in Atlanta to meet up with a group of veterans. More>>

Three hopeful signs of housing recovery

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Spring has arrived and with it, there are three glimmers of hope that the sluggish housing recovery may finally be preparing to reach some form of conclusion.What are these three signs? Real estate expert John Adams has the answers. More>>

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