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DEALCHICKEN: $5 for $10 at SunO Dessert

DEALCHICKEN: $5 for $10 at SunO Dessert

DECATUR, Ga. -- Summer is over, but it's never too late to indulge in a little ice cream, especially when it's low in fat -- and price.

Monday's DealChicken Atlanta deal is a half-price treat from SunO Dessert. For only $5, DealChicken members can indulge in $10 worth of SunO's signature dessert, which involves freezing ice cream in a block of ice and then shaving it into a fluffy pile of snow, or other goodies from the popular shop.

This deal is good for the Decatur SunO Dessert location at 2144 North Decatur Road only. It expires on July 10, 2012.

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ADOPT A PET: Meet Max

ADOPT A PET: Meet Max

 

DECATUR, Ga. - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a "companion" for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

DEKALB | Pit bull owner due to report to jail

DECATUR, Ga. -- Twyann Vaugh is supposed to report to the DeKalb County Jail by 8 a.m. on Monday to begin serving a 16-month sentence for violating Georgia's Vicious Dog Act.

She was convicted last week of six misdemeanor counts in the March 2010 attack that left Erin Ingram, now 10, with severe injuries.

"I thought I was gonna die," said Ingram during testimony last week. Ingram's arm had to be amputated after the attack.

Vaughn had two pit bulls that knocked down Ingram and bit her repeatedly on her arms and legs during the attack outside her Lithonia home.

"My family has been having hard times since the accident," the little girl said in court. "I have nightmares about everything over and over, and I cannot sleep."

A DeKalb County State Court jury found Vaughn guilty on two counts of reckless conduct, two counts of a failure to obtain rabies inoculation and two counts of violating the Vicious Dog Act.

Thick fog blankets much of state Monday morning

Thick fog blankets much of state Monday morning

ATLANTA -- Thick fog reduced visibility across central and north Georgia, leading to a dense fog advisory for much of the state.

The National Weather Service said the dense fog advisory was in effect through 10 a.m. Monday.

The advisory covered most of the state, including all of metro Atlanta.

Cities included in the advisory included Rome, Dalton, Dahlonega and Blairsville in the northern part of the state. Officials said the advisory also covered Americus, Athens, Columbus, Dublin, LaGrange, Macon and Vidalia.

The weather service said visibility would be reduced to less than a quarter-mile, and rapid drops in visibility would make travel treacherous on roads.

Save your Christmas tree for the Chipper

Save your Christmas tree for the Chipper

ATLANTA -- Now that Christmas is over, it's time to think of ditching your tree.  Georgia's tree recycling program is hoping you'll keep them in mind this weekend.

Bring One for the Chipper has recycled millions of trees over the past two decades.  

Mulch from the trees has been used on playgrounds, beautification projects and private lawns across the state.

For details on where to donate your tree or get free mulch after Christmas, check Keep Georgia Beautiful's website.

DECATUR | Pit bull owner sentenced to 16 months in jail on attack of girl

DECATUR, Ga. -- The owner of a pit bull was sentenced to 16 months of jail Friday in the case of a dog attack on a 10-year-old girl.

DECATUR | 3 shot, wounded while sitting in car

DECATUR (WXIA) - Police said three people were shot while sitting in a car in Decatur Friday afternoon.

DeKalb County Police spokesperson Mekka Parrish says two of the victims are listed in critical condition, with the third in serious condition at a local hospital.

GALLERY | 3 shot, wounded while sitting in car

The shooting happened on Glenfair Road behind the Olde English Inn at about 3 p.m. Police said four people were in the car when someone fired on the car from outside. Two of the victims were able to get out of the car to call police.

Police said they do not have a description of the shooting suspect or suspects and there is no indication of a motive at this point.