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11 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, August 7

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(WXIA) -- As your week continues, use our list of top local and national headlines to be in the know on news. These are the top stories being talked about today! 

1. Back-to-School!

It's day one for school in Atlanta. There are some changes the new academic year brings. 

2. Train hits tractor trailer in Coweta County

A tractor trailer was hit by a CSX train in northern Coweta County Wednesday morning.

3. Usher's son hurt in pool accident

Papers were filed on Tuesday afternoon at the Fulton County Superior Court, on behalf of Tameka Raymond, and a Friday afternoon custody hearing has been scheduled.

4. Flash Flood Warnings issued in north Ga. and metro area

Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for some counties in north Ga. and in the metro Atlanta area.

5. Andrea Sneiderman Day 2

There's nothing that wakes up a jury at 9:00 a.m. like dropping the F-bomb. It was the first sign day two of the Andrea Sneiderman trial would be rated PG-13.

6. Man shot at Stone Mountain hotel

DeKalb County Police are investigating a shooting at an extended stay hotel Wednesday morning.

7. Ariel Castro's home to be demolished 

The Cleveland home where Ariel Castro held three young women for more than a decade will begin to be demolished Wednesday morning. The demolition comes less than a week after he was sentenced.

8. Chinese baby return to mom after OB scandal

Chinese health authorities have promised an overhaul in hospitals across the country following the arrest of an obstetrician for allegedly selling newborns to human traffickers.

9. Massive fire at Kenya airport 

Firefighters are battling a large blaze raging at Kenya's main international airport.

10. Pa. mass shooting takes local pastor's father 

As many woke up Tuesday morning to news of another senseless mass shooting, a Conyers pastor found out the news hit right at home.

11. Wednesday events in and around Atlanta

The first day of school is often thought of the day before homework assignments begin. If this is the case for your kids, check out some things to do around Atlanta.

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