ATLANTA -- As we head into the weekend, here are the top local and national stories that will keep you in the know for Friday, July 12. Start your day being informed on today's news.
1. Cobb officer shooting leads to manhunt for suspect
An officer was shot early Friday morning, and a manhunt for the suspect broke out through Smyrna following the incident.
2. 3 killed, 5 injured in Gainesville wreck
Three people were killed and five were injured in a crash in Gainesville.
3. Votes bring success for Freddie Freeman!
After votes poured in for Freddie, the first baseman was named to the National League roster Thursday afternoon.
4. Two dachshunds, once abused, now thriving
Sometimes there are good endings to bad beginnings - this is the case for two canine brothers.
5. An animal trio known as "BLT"
Of the 1,200 animals at Noah's Ark, there are three that are getting worldwide attention.
6. Families come together at Southern Belle Farm
Southern Belle has been open to the public for eight years, but it's been in the Carter family for 75 years. And the Carters know their berries.
7. 'Miracle man' cheer coach recovering after major brain injury
It is hard to look at photos of the way Chris Gage used to look, mainly because of how he looks now.
8. Another city neighborhood hit by violent crimes
Midtown residents are being warned about a recent rash of street robberies. Six people have been robbed at gunpoint in five separate incidents and they all happened in the past few days.
9. Norman the Scooter Dog has record-breaking ride
Our local friend Norman the Scooter Dog has done it - he broke the world record. He had to make the ride in less than 30 seconds, and he finished in just under 21.
10. Your weekend weather
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11. Get up and get moving!
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