First Slice 8/12/14: Investigation opened into Atlanta councilmember's questionable expenses

Robin Williams dies, Ferguson conflict continues, APD LGBT liaison named, and more


City Hall's ethics department has launched an investigation into Councilman Michael Julian Bond's questionable use of public money that he spent on high school reunion party favors, a trip to attend a family reunion, and math tutoring. "The ethics office has opened an investigation to determine the facts and secondly to determine whether the facts will constitute a violation of the ethics code," Ethics Officer Nina Hickson tells 11Alive. "The reporting would suggest that there are some questions regarding the spending of city funds, and so certainly that's an area that is covered under the Atlanta code of ethics."

Alabama U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller, who faces charges for allegedly assaulting his wife this past weekend in their Ritz Carlton hotel room in Atlanta, has been released from jail on $5,000 bond.

Three masked men reportedly robbed Benihana's in Buckhead, attacking the restaurant's manager and stealing close to $10,000 in cash, late on Sunday night.

The Atlanta Police Department has named Eric King, who joined the force six years ago, as a LGBT liaison.

What ever happened to former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney? She's apparently now a blogger for a Venezuelan state-run media network.

R.I.P. Robin Williams, the iconic comedic Hollywood actor who yesterday died in a suspected suicide.

In another night of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the tragic death of Michael Brown police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at residents, elected officials, and reporters. "What you gonna do, kill us all? This ain't the south," one man screamed at authorities in riot gear. "All you motherfuckers, this ain't the south."

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