First Slice 1-3-16: Marietta should lower 40 shirtless men from a big box next NYE

Plus, Buckhead escorts pursue robbers

Marietta decided to drop a shirtless man from a mystery cube on New Year’s Eve, confusing many people in the process. It was hilarious. Apparently many people would prefer to see the Big Chicken get lowered from the box next year instead of the so-called “dude drop.” 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into why police officers shot a man accused of trying to light a propane tank on fire in Cobb County and leading them on a chase that ended outside Piedmont Hospital. 

Don’t rob Buckhead escorts. Or any escorts. Ever.

President Barack Obama plans to ask Attorney General Loretta Lynch for options he can take — perhaps without Congress — on gun control.

Saudi Arabia’s execution of Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shi’ite cleric and critic of the royal family, and dozens of al Qaeda members sparked protests in the country and rebukes from leaders in Iran and Iraq.

Another day, another group of armed militia members taking over a federal building

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