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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>>

Good Day Atlanta Viewer Information April 1, 2015

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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>>

Spring workout safety tips from former olympian Video included

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When it comes to our workouts, a lot of us have spent the winter in hibernation mode. How can you get back on your game? The FOX Medical Team's Beth Galvin has some spring workout tips!  More>>

Good Day Atlanta Viewer Information: March 31, 2015

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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>>

Atlanta Man blind for decades sees shapes, light thanks to bionic eye Video included

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The gift of sight is one thing an Atlanta man will not take for granted. He's testing new technology that allows him to see for the first time in decades.  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>>

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>>

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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Freeze Warning Tonight

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The FOX 5 Storm Team is tracking the rain moving out and the cold coming in. Get ready for a chilly weekend with temperatures tumbling to winter-like levels Friday night into Saturday morning. More>>

Seafood Fridays: Marietta Fish Market Video included

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This month, we've been celebrating seafood on Fridays -- and this week, we're taking a little trip to one of the area's most popular seafood restaurants, Marietta Fish Market. More>>

Start a successful container garden

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

Score a free pizza for a good deed

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If you like pizza, then you will LOVE this! For one day only, Marco's Pizza will celebrate the launch of their new Grilled Chicken Florentine Pizza with a great giveaway. More>>

Sandy Springs Society hosts a tossed out treasure-hunt Video included

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Are you the kind of person who loves the thrill of the hunt -- and lives for finding that perfect bargain at a thrift store?  Then an event this weekend is perfect for you! More>>

Potholes, rough roads along southside of I-285 Video included

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There's no doubt I-285 is one of the most traveled interstate in metro Atlanta. Since tractor trailers can only go into Atlanta for deliveries, those heavy trucks make up a good percentage of the traffic moving around the perimeter at any time of the day.     More>>

BaconFest 2015 sizzles up this weekend

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If you're looking for something to do this weekend, there's an event in Atlanta that will both satisfy your taste buds and ensure a great time! 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>>

How to choose your birth team Video included

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Jana Patel is just three weeks away from the birth of her second baby, a boy.  And, she's chosen North Atlanta OBGYN's Dr. Meera Garcia to deliver her son.   More>>

Casting Call: March 25 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of March 25!  More>>

How the Hawks 'Pacman' logo came to life Video included

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Before there was Pacman, there was the Hawks "Pacman" logo.In 1972, Bob Wages was a newlywed and a night student at Georgia State University. Among his first assignments after taking his first professional job at advertising agency McDonald and Little, was to design the logo for the Atlanta Hawks. More>>

Auto Show brings hundreds of new cars to Atlanta Video included

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Whether you're in the market for a new car, or you just like to browse what's on the market -- the Atlanta International Auto Show is a perfect weekend spot to see what's hot in the world of motor vehicles.  More>>

How a 7-foot snow kidney named Kevin saved a life Video included

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When Jim Gorbunow was growing up, he loved building snowmen and the occasional snow fort in his front yard. However, he never imagined building a 7-foot snow kidney named “Kevin” would eventually save his life. 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>>

Probiotics may help keep you, your gut healthy Video included

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If you've never heard of probiotics, you're not alone. So that's where we'll start with Atlanta gastroenterologist Cynthia Rudert
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Pen pals finally meet after 60 years Video included

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Two pen pals have finally had the chance to meet after more than 60 years of exchanging letters. More>>

Officers help deliver baby

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A couple in Pennsylvania was just a few miles from the hospital when their baby decided it was her time. More>>

Officer helps runner cross finish line

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In a race the most important thing is to cross the finish line and with a little help from a police officer, one Louisville runner is proud to say she did just that. More>>

Tyrone woman climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro for second time Video included

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A Tyrone, Georgia woman just returned from climbing to the top of Africa's highest mountain and this isn't the first time she's done it! More>>

State launching new commuter credit program Video included

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The State Road and Tollway Authority recently launched a new program to encourage drivers along I-85 in Gwinnett County to try out public transit. More>>

Beloved Varsity employee retires Video included

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A familiar face will be missing from a downtown Atlanta landmark. General Manager Joe Shalabi is retiring from The Varsity.  More>>

Love is in the air on March 20

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Hundreds of people around the country will be getting down on one knee Friday and “putting a ring on it.” That's because March 20 is National Proposal Day! More>>

Fish on Friday: Alma Cocina recipes

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It's a dish popular in Central and South America and uses citrus juices to cook the seafood. The chef from Alma Cocina stopped by Good Day Atlanta Friday morning with some great recipes as we continue our "Fish on Friday" series. More>>

Baby won't sleep? There's an app for that! Video included

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If you're a parent, you've probably experienced a late night where your little one won't go to sleep. Well, there's an app for that!  More>>

City revisits fence debate Video included

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A fence is dividing neighbors in more ways than one. After nearly nine months of back and forth, the city sent a code enforcement officer for a final re-inspection.  More>>

Time for spring annuals

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Spring has officially sprung! It's time to say goodbye to those winter pansies, and hello to spring annuals. More>>

Spring Atlanta Home Show Speaker Spotlights Adaptive Gardening Video included

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Georgia's largest home show is back -- and familiar face to local audiences is taking center stage this year. More>>

Are sweatpants and divorce related?

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What do you think the number one cause of divorce is? According to one celebrity, it apparently has to do with a certain piece of clothing.  More>>

Woman credits Dr. Pepper for long life

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Does a Doctor Pepper a day keep the doctor away? One elderly woman sure thinks so! More>>

Celebrating spring at Alpharetta's Scottsdale Farms Video included

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Spring officially begins Friday evening -- and that means many will spend the first weekend of the new season out in the yard. More>>

Honda adds 105,000 vehicles to driver's air bag recall

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Honda is adding nearly 105,000 vehicles to its growing U.S. recall of driver's side air bag inflators that can explode with too much force. More>>

Boy born without fingers gets 3D printer hand

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A 13-year-old Oregon boy was born without fingers on his left hand, but with the help of his new 3D printer hand a baseball team has signed him! More>>

Good Day Atlanta 'Empire' Finale EXCLUSIVES! Video included

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It's the night millions of viewers have been waiting for! The hottest show on television comes to a (temporary) end tonight, as "Empire" season one draws to a close. More>>

Casting Call: March 18 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of March 18.  More>>

Health trend brings patients, physicians together Video included

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It's becoming a first-Saturday of the month tradition: gather along the Lionel Hampton Trail in Southwest Atlanta at 9:00 a.m. to take a walk with a doc. More>>

A St. Patrick's Day 'fiesta' in Woodstock Video included

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There are a lot of places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day today -- but there's only one place that offers "Mexican with an Irish side." More>>

Finding unfixed recalls with MyCarFax app Video included

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It seems as if every other day, we're reporting a new car recall. Last year there were 60 million vehicles recalled for important safety problems but as SKYFOX Traffic's Katie Beasley explains, the real danger is that people aren't getting these serious issues fixed. More>>

St. Baldrick's Day milestone for 12-year-old boy Video included

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Every year, thousands of people celebrate Saint Patrick's Day by shaving their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research. More>>

PHOTOS: north Ga. wakes up to incredible sunrise

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Saint Patrick's Day has brought more than luck this year... it also delivered an incredible sunrise across north Georgia Tuesday morning! More>>

Woman celebrates 100th birthday in big way Video included

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A woman in South Africa proves you're never too old for an adventure.  More>>

Spring Break ideas in Georgia Video included

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Many Americans are going to be traveling overseas this year because of the strength of the dollar. If you are not among the 67 percent catching a flight, here are some things you might consider… More>>

A fence divides neighbors Video included

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A young couple just bought their first home and nearly immediately they were embroiled in a not-so-neighborly fight. More>>

Six Flags Over Georgia opens for 2015 season Video included

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It's that time of year again! Six Flags Over Georgia will open its gates this weekend for their 2015 season.  More>>

The blizzard of 1993: 22 years later

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This Friday the Thirteenth has brought some rainy weather, but at least we're not dealing with a foot of snow in north Georgia like we were 22 years ago! More>>

Tips to growing strawberries at home

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We're getting close to the official start of spring and that means it's time to think about planting strawberries!  More>>

'Iron Man' surprises boy in Georgia

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Just like Tony “Iron Man” Stark, Robert Downey Jr. is a part-time superhero, at least in the eyes of a 7-year-old Florida boy. The actor helped turn the child in need of an arm into a real life Iron Man last week in Georgia. More>>

Is your child Atlanta's most photogenic baby?

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If you think your little ones have mastered the perfect pose, you may want to be at the Mall of Georgia next weekend. More>>

Diabetes can lead to vision loss Video included

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Of 29 million diabetics in the U.S., about 1.5 million have experienced vision loss. More>>

Ga. historic site boasts amazing history, scenery Video included

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The 162-acre Hardman Farm is a new part of Georgia's State Historic Site system.  More>>

Pregnant woman's water breaks on flight to Atlanta

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A flight from Philadelphia to Atlanta was forced to make an emergency landing in North Carolina after a pregnant woman's water broke mid-flight. More>>

Atlanta Fair celebrates 35 years of fun & food Video included

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Back in 1980, it was the dream of three brothers from Kentucky. Today, the Atlanta Fair is a tradition for countless North Georgia families!  More>>

Casting Call: March 11 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of March 11!  More>>

Elderly victim of ID fraud forced to repay student loan Video included

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Meet a man who will make you laugh, but his story will make you mad.  More>>

Texas man refused service over tattoos

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A diner at a Houston restaurant was kicked out for having facial tattoos and now the eatery is apologizing. More>>

Waiter receives $25,000 tip for dental work

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A Kentucky man can't stop smiling after getting the gift of a lifetime. More>>

Good Day Atlanta catches up with Fifth Harmony Video included

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You saw its creation on the second season of "The X Factor."  Now, girl group Fifth Harmony is taking the charts by storm. More>>

Americans win UK Wife Carrying Championship Video included

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The eighth annual United Kingdom wife carrying championship has come to an end and this year, the winners are American. More>>

3 crucial questions for your real estate agent

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In Georgia, real estate agents can help you in a variety of ways as you search for a house. But every agent will ask you if you want them to be a buyers agent or a sellers agent. Why is that distinction important to you? More>>

New kind of house call in Griffin Video included

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Usually, when an ambulance arrives at a home it's because there is an emergency. However, in Griffin, EMS crews are making the rounds, no emergency required. More>>

Atlanta Hawks organist soars higher Video included

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He's already known to sports fans around the world and now, Atlanta Hawks organist Sir Foster is ready to soar to the next level. More>>

Man uses drone to propose to girlfriend Video included

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A true 21st century marriage proposal took place in southern California over the weekend. More>>

Spring forward with free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee

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Are you dragging after losing that hour of sleep this weekend? Would a FREE cup of coffee help out? More>>

'Must do' financial checklist before you say 'I do' Video included

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There are probably more than a few of you out there who got engaged on Valentine's Day. Congratulations. But, after your 'I Dos' you need to check off some financial 'Must Dos'. More>>

Risotto month at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead

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Here is the Scallop Risotto recipe from Executive Chef Franck Steigerwald at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. More>>

Beautify your landscape, satisfy your appetite

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The gardening climate in the south may not be tropical, but we can still grow an array of flavorful fruit! Whether you plant strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or applies, home-grown fruit is a safe food source and tastes better than store-bought fruit. More>>

Construction company builds new kind of office Video included

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Ah, the dreaded cubicle.  It's cramped, the walls are too high, and the office chair just never stays at the right level.  Sound familiar?  If so, you need to see what JE Dunn has done! More>>

Welcome to Atlanta Georgetown Cupcake!

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The new Buckhead Atlanta development just got a whole lot sweeter! Georgetown Cupcake is opening their sixth location in Buckhead on Saturday and offering a freebie to celebrate.  More>>

The importance of winter car washes Video included

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Some people wash their car to keep it pretty, but after last week's snow and ice, a car wash is essential to keeping your car healthy too. More>>

Behind-the-scenes at a 'whale' of a checkup Video included

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She's having a baby!  Maris, one of the beluga whales living at Georgia Aquarium, is pregnant -- and right now the Aquarium staff is beginning its constant monitoring and practice run-throughs of the birth. More>>

Not your grandfather's government agency Video included

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There is a new government agency in town that works for consumers and you may not be aware of it.  More>>

Flight Time Lang defies gravity on Good Day Atlanta Video included

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You know the theme song.  You know the tricks.  And this month, you can see the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters in action! More>>

Priest hears confessions through app

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Instead of turning to church to confess your sins, could you instead turn to your phone? A Texas priest says he's offering confessions digitally for the first time through Snap Chat. More>>

Pet promotion brings luck to your home

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If you have ever considered adopting a pet, now is the time to do it! LifeLine Animal Project is helping bring luck to your home through a special promotion at DeKalb County Animal Services and Fulton County Animal Services. More>>

Atlanta cook competes on new season of 'Hell's Kitchen'

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It's one thing to be a great cook. It's another to put your skills to test on one of the most grueling reality shows on television. Atlanta resident and Hell's Kitchen Season 14 contestant T Gregoire stopped by Good Day Atlanta Tuesday morning and provided us with a delicious recipe. More>>

1991 Braves, 2015 Hawks compare and contrast Video included

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If you were in Atlanta in 1991 you, no doubt, remember the excitement when the Braves went from last place all the way to the World Series. Well, these days it's the Hawks that are taking the city by storm and if you think comparing these two teams and the impact on the city is a stretch… think again!
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Congestion and rough roads cost drivers big money Video included

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The average American spends 51 hours per year, sitting in traffic, that's more than two days! Congestion and rough roads cost you money.  More>>

Georgia's own 'Sleepy Hollow' a magical place for families Video included

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Every Monday, the dark world of "Sleepy Hollow" comes to life in the hit FOX series.  But did you know Georgia has its own Sleepy Hollow -- one that's not quite so scary? More>>

FOX 5 I-Team: Bill smashers warning Video included

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Getting behind on bills is a terrible feeling. So when an opportunity to get ahead comes, it's easy to jump on it. Sadly, South DeKalb residents took a jump into quicksand.  More>>

Fernbank exhibit explores 'The Power Of Poison' Video included

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It's something we learn about as little children, through timeless tales like "Snow White."  But do you really know the full story of poison? More>>

Icy conditions a concern in Cherokee County Video included

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The snow has stopped and now frozen roads are the concern as temperatures drop.  More>>

Atlanta Rollergirls return for 2015 season Video included

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If you think football players have it rough, imagine putting them all on roller skates and taking away the padded jerseys! More>>

Madison makes list of good retirement towns Video included

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Every year about 700,000 Americans move to a new town for retirement, according to “Where to Retire” magazine. One Georgia town is on the list: Madison!  More>>

How credit scores can be so wide ranging Video included

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Ever notice one reporting agency has your credit score at 750 and another at 680? It's confusing. The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection got a question from a taxpayer: How could there be a 200-point gap from one reported score to another?  It's a great question. So let's sort this out. More>>

Officers grab your attention with emergency siren you can feel Video included

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We all know there are distractions when you're behind the wheel. Maybe the radio's on, or you're on the cell phone, and sometimes you don't see that police cruiser approaching, until the last minute. Now, some local agencies are turning to a different police siren to grab your attention. More>>

Woman teaches puppy to paint Video included

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A painting puppy in Minnesota is getting national attention for how he is choosing to stay busy these long winter months. More>>

'Gunshow' recipe: Buttermilk whipped feta

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Gunshow Executive Chef Joey Ward stopped by Good Day Atlanta Monday with some delicious food options. More>>

Treasures fit for royalty found at 'Queen Of Hearts' Video included

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If you're a fan of the hunt -- the antique hunt, that is -- then a trip to one of the three Queen of Hearts Antiques and Interiors locations might be in your near future. More>>

The Roar Of Supercross Fills Dome For Two Weekends Video included

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It's one of the most popular events at the Georgia Dome every year -- and this time around, it's double the thrills. Monster Energy AMA Supercross is taking over the Dome for two weekends in a row, with shows on Saturday, February 21st and again on Saturday, February 28th. For t More>>

Good Day spends 'family time' with Flex & Shanice Video included

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Grammy-nominee Shanice and her husband, actor Flex Alexander, star in their own show on Oprah's network OWN -- but Thursday morning, they spent a little time on Good Day Atlanta!  More>>

Deaf actress performing at Alliance Theatre Video included

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One woman is turning heads on stage at the Alliance Theatre and not just because of her powerful performance. More>>

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