1. House leaders push to vote on healthcare. In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. [Read here]
2. Son locked away for 2 years wants parents to stay in prison. For two years, Mitch Comer had been locked in a bedroom of his Paulding County home with little food. It was his parents’ idea of discipline, the couple’s attorneys later said. Now, nearly five years after his mother and stepfather were sentenced to 15 years in prison as part of a plea deal, the two could be up for parole. Mitch said Thursday he doesn’t want that to happen. [Read here]
3. Plaza Theatre damage moves some Atlanta Film Festival events. How’s this for dramatic timing: right before Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre was due to host the Atlanta Film Festival, damage caused during a previous private party is forcing a few last-minute changes. The theater didn’t spell out a lot of details, saying only that “damage caused by a third party during a private event rental on March 18″ was to blame. [Read here]
4. Warm weather to return to metro Atlanta. Expect clouds but no rain Friday in metro Atlanta. Current temps are 57 degrees in Atlanta, 50 in Blairsville and 57 in Griffin. Highs will reach 71 degrees in Atlanta, 63 in Blairsville and 72 in Griffin. [Read here]
5. Internet site with child porn sends Gwinnett man to prison. A Gwinnett County man who provided an internet site where people could download child pornography is headed to prison, officials said. Thomas Scot Edvalson’s computers were seized in September 2012, after officials got a tip that he was distributing illegal images of children, Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Dan Mayfield said in a news release. [Read here]
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