First Slice 3-31-15: Grady Health System, Blue Cross and Blue Shield end insurance impasse

Plus, more arrests at the city’s watershed department


Grady Health System and Blue Cross and Blue Shield have reached an agreement to end a months-long standoff that prevented some people from receiving health-care services at Georgia’s largest hospital.

The fallout of Atlanta’s watershed department’s theft scandal continues with another four employees arrested.

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill that will allow students who completed high school, but failed the Georgia High School Graduation Test, which was eliminated in 2011 but didn’t apply retroactively to former students, to obtain their diploma.

Sgt. Kenneth Owens, a veteran Smyrna police officer, has been identified as the person responsible for Nicholas Thomas’ death.

Georgia State University basketball star R.J. Hunter will leave college behind and enter the NBA draft.

Clarence Harrison, who received $1 million from the state for his wrongful conviction, has struggled to find his footing during life after prison. “Ain’t no justice in my release if I’m going through what I’m going through,” he said.

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