5 things to know today: 6th District race could set new spending record


1. Georgia's 6th District race could set epic new spending record. The ad blitz in the race for Georgia's 6th District started up anew on Thursday as outside groups began to pour millions more into winning what could become the most expensive U.S. House election in the nation's history. [Read here] 

2. Child critical after triple shooting during birthday party. Fulton County police are searching for the person who opened fire during a child's birthday party and injured a 3-year-old boy, a 5-year-old girl and an adult. [Read here]

3. Fourth lawsuit against Dunwoody cop settled for $52,000. For the fourth time in less than a year, a lawsuit was settled against a Dunwoody police officer, this time for allegedly searching a man's car without probable cause and accusing him of smoking marijuana. [Read here] 

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4. Metro Atlanta to get a taste of summer. It's going to feel like summer, metro Atlanta. Atlanta's expected high is 85 degrees, and some spots could get near 90. [Read here]

5. Fans remember Prince on the anniversary of his death. For Prince fans who attended the singer's last public concerts at Fox Theatre last year, their memories of the show serve as a snapshot of one of the pop icon's final public moments. The singer died of an opioid overdose one year ago today, just one week after the two Atlanta concerts. [Read here]