5 things to know today: Sally Yates to headline blockbuster hearing on Russia’s election meddling

Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Going Dark and data encryption in Washington on July  8, 2015.
Caption
Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Going Dark and data encryption in Washington on July  8, 2015.

Credit: Anadolu Agency

Credit: Anadolu Agency

1. Sally Yates to headline blockbuster hearing on Russia's election meddling. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates will speak publicly for the first time on Monday about her warnings to the Trump White House about ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn. [Read here]

2. DeKalb sheriff exposed himself, fled police, report says. Sheriff Jeffrey Mann was charged with two misdemeanors after an Atlanta police officer said the sheriff exposed himself late Saturday night at Piedmont Park and then attempted to evade arrest. [Read here]

3. Gridlock Guy: The I-85 bridge rebuild has been swift, but is it safe? What once was an astonishing void in middle of one of the busiest stretches of road in metro Atlanta is well on its way to completion again. GDOT sheds some insight on the material crews are using and why it works fast. [Read here]

Caption
VIDEO: 5 things to know today, May 8

4. After 44 years, Atlanta may elect a white mayor in 2017. As Atlanta's demographics continue to shift, Atlanta might be on the verge of following big cities that recently elected white mayors after decades of black leadership. [Read here]

5. Plenty of sunshine ahead. The cold front that pushed temps down to the 50s late last week is finally behind us. "If you like warm weather, you're going to like today," Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said. [Read here]

AND ALSO ...

Judge Jeanine to Clinton: ‘Get back in the woods’

Gov. Deal to sign a crush of bills as deadline approaches

Be Brave, spell these 9 players’ names

DeKalb ethics case heading to Ga. Supreme Court