First Slice 7/15/15: Metze, Gilligan, Price win Gold Dome seats; Bennett and Davis advance to runoff

Stadium neighborhoods study, Emory professor faces child porn charges, and mom shoots child in Pittsburgh


There will be some new faces inside the Gold Dome in 2016 following yesterday's special elections. Retired educator Marie Robinson Metze will take over for longtime state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta; conservative activist Sheri Gilligan will fill the seat of former state Rep. Mark Hamilton, R-Cumming; and former Roswell Councilwoman Betty Price (and wife of Congressman Tom Price) will replace the late state Rep. Harry Geisinger, R-Rowell. The race to succeed former Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, will head to a runoff between former Georgia Tech quarterback Taylor Bennett and former Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis.

Family law attorney Mereda Davis Johnson, wife of longtime Congressman Hank Johnson, is now a DeKalb County commissioner.

Blackstone is planning to sell about 1,300 homes in Atlanta that don't fit into the company's plan to hold properties in areas with higher rents and top-improving schools.

An upcoming $125,000 study will look at how the city should include communities near the Atlanta Falcons stadium in tackling code enforcement and flooding problems.

Richard Rose, president of Atlanta's NAACP chapter, wants the massive Stone Mountain carving that pays tribute to Confederate leaders removed.

Emory University public health professor Kevin Sullivan is facing child pornography charges after finding authorities found images of children on his computer.

Why did a mom shoot her four-year-old son in their apartment in Pittsburgh? APD is looking for details.

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has told Georgia officials to brace for the effects of Congress' failure to reach a long-term solution. It could lead to the state's highway fund going insolvent.

New York City officials have reached a $5.9 million settlement with the family of fatal police-choking victim Eric Garner.

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