First Slice 5/12/15: Department of Defense pays Falcons $1 million for 'federally funded feel-good moments' honoring troops

APD to install body cameras this summer, new Georgia House majority leader named, and more


Thanks U.S. Department of Defense! It's wonderful that you're spending $1 million in taxpayer dollars on military advertising with the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons received the most out of 14 teams in the NFL for what one senator described as “federally funded feel-good moments.”

Atlanta Police could start wearing body cameras by the end of the summer. “We’ve found that body cams keep everyone honest and provide for greater transparency within the department,” APD spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy tells WABE-FM (90.1).

State Rep. John Burns, R-Newington, is the Gold Dome's new House majority leader. He beat out state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, who sponsored the state's medical marijuana legislation, for the gig.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials are looking for suspects in the hanging of a 43-year-old African American man in Greensboro, Ga.

A 25-year-old man visiting his mom for Mother's Day in Atlanta was shot and killed last night in northwest Atlanta.

Did Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter cross the line with a high school newspaper interview about the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial sentencing?

Why won't banks accept more than $3 billion in annual revenue from American pot retailers who are legally selling the drug?

File under bizarre presidential campaign trail moments: One of Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's aides licked an opposition researcher's camera at a New Hampshire event.

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