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CANTON | Ryan Brunn hanged himself with sweatshirt, GBI says

DECATUR, Ga. -- Ryan Brunn, the man who confessed to killing seven-year-old Jorelys Rivera, hanged himself with a sweatshirt in his cell at the Jackson State Prison, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement emailed to 11Alive News.

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An autopsy on Brunn's body was performed Friday at the GBI Crime Lab in DeKalb County, less than a day after Brunn was found dead in his prison cell.

"The ongoing investigation by agents from the GBI's Milledgeville Regional Office has not uncovered any evidence to indicate Brunn's death was anything other than a suicide," a GBI statement said.

Need a vacation? Get 69 percent off a trip to Pigeon Forge

Need a vacation? Get 69 percent off a trip to Pigeon Forge

ATLANTA -- If the kids are getting restless and screaming for a family vacation, this weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal was made for you.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can pay $99 for a weekend getaway to Pigeon Forge in Tennessee's beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.

This exclusive offer, valued at $328, is good for two adults and up to three children, and includes one night at the James Manor hotel, in the heart of all the action; $100 worth of dining certificates; a gift basket upon arrival; and five passes to the Lazer Port Fun Center.

DECATUR | 4 FAMU students arrested for hazing

LEON COUNTY, Fla. -- Four Florida A&M University students were arrested Thursday and charged with hazing.

A warrant obtained by 11Alive News says that Denise Bailey, Brandon Benson, Hakeem Birch and Anthony Mingo were suspected of hazing five fellow members of the Marching 100 who pledged a band sub-group known as the "Clones."

The defendants "punched, prepped (slapped with both hands on back) and paddled" the five pledges, according to the warrant.

RELATED | FAMU trustees will create anti-hazing committee

This reported abuse occurred four days before DeKalb County native Robert Champion died as a result of hazing. Champion was not named anywhere in the warrant.

Time to register for winter sports leagues

Baseball & Softball Registration begins Dec. 4, 2011 to March 10, 2012 The season will start Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Where: Redan Recreation Center (1839 Phillips Road, Lithonia GA 30058).
When: Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.     Soccer Registration begins Dec. 12, 2011 to Feb. 13, 2012 Register at any DeKalb County Recreation Center.     Flag Football Registration begins Dec. 4, 2011 to March 10, 2012 Where: Redan Recreation Center (1839 Phillips Road, Lithonia GA 30058).
When: Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.

Free tickets to 'Red Tails' at select Walmart stores

ATLANTA -- If you want to check out new docu-pic Red Tails, Walmart is offering free tickets to the Atlanta community. The film, inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen, opens nationwide on Friday. 

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Select Walmart stores in the metro area will be provide complimentary tickets to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

The tickets will be available on Friday, January 20, starting at 8 a.m. at the following locations: 

1801 Howell Mill Road NW in the Westside Provisions District 

1785 Cobb Parkway in Marietta. 

3580 Memorial Drive in Decatur. 

2427 Gresham Road SE in East Atlanta. 

6149 Old National Highway in College Park. 

A Flight To Remember: Red Tails

Check it out as we interview one of the real Tuskegee Airmen (Red Tails) Val Archer. The movie is a George Lucas masterpiece but watch as Val tells us the true story about what was going on. Why does Val say he had to be twice as good as everyone else? Watch and find out!

Check out a Red Tails premiere Photo Gallery here!

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DEKALB | Ex-cop indicted for aiding drug dealers

DEKALB | Ex-cop indicted for aiding drug dealers

ATLANTA -- A former DeKalb County police officer has been indicted after prosecutors say he tipped off drug dealers to a pending federal search warrant.

Prosecutors say 39-year-old Gabriel Hoskins III of Atlanta was arrested and arraigned Thursday.

Hoskins, who was most recently a Clarkston reserve patrolman, was the courtesy officer at an Atlanta apartment complex, according to reports. While working there, he befriended people who prosecutors say were trafficking marijuana.

Prosecutors say Hoskins used his law enforcement position to run names and vehicle tags through an FBI database for the traffickers. In June of last year, Hoskins reportedly learned federal agents were going to search his friends' apartment and shared the information with them.

Hoskins couldn't immediately be reached for comment.