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Atlanta Weather | A Perfect Weekend

Atlanta Weather | A Perfect Weekend

The weekend is finally here and it is going to be a beauty! It seems like it has been one continuous week since we had tornadoes until last Saturday morning... Thankfully we don't have any of that mess in store for us this weekend.

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CANTON | Rabid kitten bites vet, dies

CANTON, Ga. -- A stray kitten that was taken in by a couple Good Samaritans has tested positive for rabies and died, but not before biting the hand that fed it.

According to North Georgia Health District officials, a young Canton woman found the gray-striped kitten near a Starbucks on the 1300 block of Riverstone Parkway last week. 

She took it home on Thursday, then in for a check up with veterinarian on Friday. The vet said the cat appeared to be in good health and took the cat into her own home in Lumpkin County on Saturday.

While the kitten was there, it bit the vet twice after being startled by her dogs.  

On Sunday, the vet found the cat dead. 

This week, the Georgia Public Health Lab determined the cat had rabies. 

CANTON | 1 killed in overnight wreck

CANTON, Ga. -- Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a two-car wreck that claimed the life of one person and seriously injured another.

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The wreck happened on East Cherokee Drive at Union Hill Road shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Authorities say 48-year-old James Allen Pressley of Canton was ejected from his car and pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver, 21-year-old Darrell Carl Smith of Canton, was transported to North Fulton Hospital with serious injuries. 

There were no passengers in either vehicle. The accident is still under investigation.

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CANTON | Church burns down, but wedding will still go on

CANTON, Ga. -- A fire that leveled an office complex in Canton early Monday had among its tenants, the River Baptist Church.

For two of its parishioners, the loss was especially devastating. They had planned to be married in the complex courtyard on May 18.

Alex Massey is a full-time student and waits tables to make extra cash. Her fiancé, Chris Benson, works full time at Starbucks and holds down two part time jobs.

Their May wedding was all set, but the fire put everything on hold.

"We were supposed to get married there, and I have no idea what we are going to do," Massey said. "I do have faith that it's going to work out somehow."

Within hours, 11Alive's Bill Liss found a way to get everything worked out for the bride and groom.

"What if I told you that you were going to get married at Chateau Élan?" Liss asked the couple.

"I'd probably cry," Massey said.

Gingrich wins Ga., Romney takes 6, Santorum lands 3

ATLANTA -- With a big win in his home state of Georgia, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich picks up at least 23 delegates. The remainder of Georgia's 76 delegates will be divided up under state party rules.

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Shortly after the announcement, Gingrich tweeted, "Thank you Georgia! It is gratifying to win my home state so decisively to launch our March Momentum. #MarchMo #250gas #SuperTuesday"

Top teams remain as the Final Four begins

ATLANTA -- The Milton boys and the McEachern girls remain the top teams in the latest Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net Super 25 poll for metro Atlanta, as the state basketball tournament heads for the Final Four.

Defending state champions Columbia and Miller Grove are 2 and 3 this week, with Westlake and Shiloh completing the boys top 5.

In the girls poll, defending state champions Wesleyan and Norcross are 2 and 3, with North Gwinnett and Hillgrove rounding out the top 5.

The Super25 polls for metro Atlanta are computer generated and produced by USA Today exclusively for Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net and 11Alive.com.