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Truck Plunges Into Motel Pool in Canton

Canton, Ga. - Canton Police were quick to respond about 9:00 p.m. Friday night when a truck plunged into a motel pool at 101 Juniper St.  The truck carrying a man and a 12 year old girl, left the road, went through a fence, and into the Days Inn pool.

Canton Police Spokewoman Sergeant Stacy Bailey says the water in the truck was up to the necks of the two victims when four Canton officers jumped in and helped pull them from the vehicle.

She says the girl suffered a small cut and the driver will be okay.

Bailey says the driver of the vehicle reportedly had a history of seizures and she says he suffered a seizure at the time of the accident. There were no other injuries.  

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CANTON | 2 more arrested in beating of Ala. man

CANTON, Ga. -- Cherokee County Police say two additional arrests have been made in a recent case involving a man who was beaten and stuffed into the trunk of a car.

U.S. Marshals arrested 24-year-old Will Cortez Robinson and 22-year-old Robert Silva Jr., both of Atlanta, on Thursday.

The two suspects have been charged with battery, assault and kidnapping in the beating of Alabama resident Lyndon Baines Smith.

Smith was recovered from the trunk of 22-year-old Melvin Floyd's car earlier this month. The Cleburne County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office contacted the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office to say that Floyd had been pulled over while driving through the county.

The victim was taken to an Alabama hospital with multiple facial and rib fractures.

Atlanta breaks another pollen count record

ATLANTA -- Friday marks the 15th consecutive day Atlanta's pollen count has topped 1000, a new record. Friday's figure is 1275, high for mulberry, oak, pine and sycamore trees.

Metro unemployment exceeds Cherokee rate in Feb.

Metro unemployment exceeds Cherokee rate in Feb.

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate declined to nine percent in February.

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.1 percent in January.

In Cherokee County, the jobless rate was 7.6 percent in February.

Statewide, Georgia's February seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the seventh consecutive month to 9.1 percent -- the lowest rate since March of 2009, when it was also 9.1 percent.

Metro Dalton had the state's highest area unemployment rate at 12.3 percent. Metro Athens had the lowest area rate at seven percent.

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What would you do with $500M?

What would you do with $500M?

ATLANTA -- We're still reeling over the Georgia Lottery's announcement that Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $500 million.

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And it got us thinking -- what would you do with the money if you won? Half a billion dollars is almost unfathomable -- do you know what you'd do with all that money?

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race participant lottery were announced Monday.

If you weren't chosen, you still have plenty of other opportunities to run, jog, walk and enjoy a race day in the next few months.