11 Things You Need to Know for Thursday, August 8

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(WXIA) -- Each day, 11Alive News gives you a list of the top stories making local and national headlines. Use these links to be in the know for Thursday, August 8. 

1. Victor Hill opening statements

Opening statements are scheduled to begin Thursday in the corruption trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. The prosecution and defense decided upon the trial's 12 jurors and two alternates Wednesday.

2. Deadly shooting at local Zaxby's

One person died Wednesday night after a shooting at a Zaxby's restaurant.

3. Police ID possible witness in Gwinnett murder

Gwinnett County Police would like to speak with a woman who may be a witness in a recent homicide case.The woman was spotted on surveillance video.

4. Record rainfall in Atlanta 

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City recorded a record rainfall of 2.66 inches in Atlanta Wednesday.

5. Three Powerball wins

Powerball officials say there are three winning tickets in Wednesday night's $448 million jackpot.

6. Arthur Zulberger, Jr. says New York Times not for sale 

"Will our family seek to sell the Times? The answer to that is no," Sulzberger said.

7. Obama cancels talks with Putin ahead of G-20 summit

Obama will still attend a G-20 summit in St. Petersburg in early September, but now will go to Sweden beforehand instead of stopping in Moscow to meet with Putin, the White House announced.

8. Andrea Sneiderman - timeline of what she knew when 

BLOG: During opening statements, ADA Kellie Hill told jurors they would lay out their case (mostly) in a chronological fashion. Today, they paid close attention to the timing of events on the days surrounding Rusty Sneiderman's murder.

9. PGA Championship begins

The PGA Championship begins Thursday at Oak Hill in suburban Rochester, N.Y.

10. More rain on the way?

Check out the hour-by-hour forecast for Thursday.

11. Things to do in Atlanta

If you want to attend a local event Thursday evening, our events calendar can help! 

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