5 things to know today: Trump tells Deal of speed in approving storm aid


1. Trump talks with Deal. President Donald Trump hasn't been in office for a week, and he's already talked twice to Gov. Nathan Deal about the deadly storms that struck south Georgia over the weekend. The governor said Wednesday he talked to Trump a second time as he was touring a trailer park in this Georgia town where seven people were killed. [Read here] 

2. Mom of ex-'Love & Hip Hop' star kidnapped, cops say. Police are searching for the mother of a former Atlanta reality TV star they suspect was kidnapped from her house in DeKalb County. Officers say they found the home of Kimberly Moore ransacked with both the back and front doors open Wednesday. [Read here] 

3. Emphatic win for Jackets over No. 6 Florida State. An unexpected result to nearly all save the most optimistic supporter, Georgia Tech dropped an anvil on Florida State Wednesday night. Powered by a first half that was played with precision and energy on defense, the Yellow Jackets ran the No. 6 Seminoles out of McCamish Pavilion with a 78-56 win. [Read here]

4. Key figure in Atlanta City Hall bribery case pleads guilty. Prominent Atlanta contractor Elvin "E.R." Mitchell Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday for his role in a bribery and money laundering scheme involving city of Atlanta contracts. Mitchell, 63, the principal of E.R. Mitchell Co., is expected to be a key witness in the investigation. Last week, federal authorities accused Mitchell of being part of conspiracy to pay more than $1 million in bribes over several years to win city contracts. [Read here] 

5. Cold front moving through metro Atlanta. What a difference a day makes. After springlike weather and pollen on Wednesday, a cold front started moving through metro Atlanta early Thursday. [Read here]