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Lawsuit That Brought GM Ignition Switch Defect To Light Settled For Second Time

The lawsuit filed by the family of a Georgia woman who died in a 2010 car accident that spurred the recall of 2.5 million General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches has been settled out of court. [More]

This device is not eligible for trade-in. Yet. (gilsonrome)

Police Use GPS Signal From “Dummy” Phone To Find $23K In Stolen AT&T Phones

Anyone who’s robbed a bank (or seen countless movies and TV shows about bank robbers) knows to expect that the bank might have put some sort of tracking device inside the stolen money to help police locate the loot. But it looks like phone retailers are using the same tactic to curb the theft of pricey smartphones from stores. [More]

Driver Ticketed For Eating McDonald’s While Driving

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Even though eating in your car is a time-honored tradition for many drivers, at least one police officer in Georgia believes that gulping down your McDonald’s double quarter-pounder with cheese while behind the wheel is enough of a safety risk to merit a ticket. [More]

FedEx Truck Crashes In Georgia, Spilling Packages On Highway

FedEx Truck Crashes In Georgia, Spilling Packages On Highway

Yesterday morning, a FedEx tractor-trailer crashed along a highway, holding up traffic and scattering packages at a busy time of year. No, this is not a rerun from Monday, when the same thing happened in New Jersey on FedEx’s biggest shipping day of the year. This crash occurred in Georgia, and the truck was carrying packages that contained regular consumer goods as well as grapefruit and consumer goods. [More]

Homeowner Loses Condo Because City Messed Up Address On $95 Tax Bill

Homeowner Loses Condo Because City Messed Up Address On $95 Tax Bill

For the last few years, a woman in Georgia has been living in her condo and paying her local tax bills — except for one $94.85 city tax bill she never received because the address on the notices was incorrect. But that error didn’t stop the city from auctioning off her home. [More]

Georgia Car Dealers Ask The State To Shut Down Tesla Store Because It Sold Too Many Cars

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It’s no secret that traditional car dealerships aren’t fans of Tesla for selling cars directly to consumers — we’ve seen quite a tussle in other states like New Jersey already, among other states — where officials have considered legislation banning direct sales. And now a group representing about 500 dealerships in Georgia wants the state to revoke Tesla’s license to sell there, too, because it’s sold too many cars already. [More]

If the money had been attached to an adorable dog, would you have turned it into the bank? (photo: Dan Century)

Woman Finds $1,000 At Bank Drive-Thru, Doesn’t Give Into Temptation

You pull up to the bank drive-thru to make a deposit, only to find a stack of cash sitting on the ground next to the drop slot. Some may be tempted to blow that money on… well, honestly $1,000 doesn’t go very far, but it’s still free cash, right? Not so, says one good samaritan from Georgia. [More]

$18 Million WIC And Food Stamps Fraud Scheme Used Pretend Grocery Stores

$18 Million WIC And Food Stamps Fraud Scheme Used Pretend Grocery Stores

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) are both federally-funded, state-administered programs with the simple goal of preventing Americans from going hungry. In Georgia, 54 people have been indicted for setting up pretend grocery stores that defrauded the programs of millions of dollars. [More]

Georgia City Sued Over Law Requiring Prescription To Buy Sex Toys

Georgia City Sued Over Law Requiring Prescription To Buy Sex Toys

A man and woman in Georgia have filed a lawsuit against the city of Sandy Springs, GA, attempting to challenge a city ordinance that requires a consumer get a prescription from a doctor in order to purchase sex toys. [More]

Bank Accidentally Deposits $31K In Account Of Teen, Who Promptly Spends It

Bank Accidentally Deposits $31K In Account Of Teen, Who Promptly Spends It

When you get the “Bank Error in Your Favor” card in Monopoly, there should be a subsequent “Criminal Investigation into Your Spending” card that follows. Maybe then kids today would know that it’s not wise to go on a spending spree when an employee at their bank goofs and accidentally deposits someone else’s $31,000 into their account. [More]

Truck Spills Massive Amount Of Beer On Same Ramp That Was Covered In Chicken A Week Ago

Truck Spills Massive Amount Of Beer On Same Ramp That Was Covered In Chicken A Week Ago

You may remember last week, when a truck overturned outside of Atlanta and spilled some 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken on the road. This morning, that same highway ramp was doused in beer after a very similar incident. [More]

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Wendy’s Employee Arrested After Dropping Joint In Customer’s Burger

It’s one thing to get caught smoking marijuana on the job. It’s another to be caught because a customer finds a partially smoked joint in her hamburger. [More]

Drunk Driver Must Really Hate Taco Bell, Rams Truck Into Building 3 Times

Drunk Driver Must Really Hate Taco Bell, Rams Truck Into Building 3 Times

An intoxicated 19-year-old in Georgia didn’t learn his lesson when his pickup truck collided with the side of a Taco Bell restaurant. No, it took two additional bumps against the building (and a police officer with a drawn weapon) to get him to stop acting like a drunk buffoon. [More]

McDonald’s Customer Arrested After Calling 9-1-1 About Mixed-Up Order

McDonald’s Customer Arrested After Calling 9-1-1 About Mixed-Up Order

A man in Georgia decided to call 9-1-1 after not receiving everything he ordered during a recent trip to his local McDonald’s. His plan backfired, however, when he was the one who ended up behind bars. [More]

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Family Not Terribly Freaked Out When 7-Foot-Tall KFC Bucket Ends Up In Front Yard

Most people don’t like pulling up to their houses and seeing fast food refuse sitting in the grass. But what about when that tossed-off trash is actually a mammoth bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken? [More]

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At Least One Hostess Plant Reopened, Prepping To Re-Snackify Store Shelves

It’s been many months since Twinkies, Drake’s Cakes, Ding Dongs and numerous other sugary sweet snacks vanished from stores following the shutdown of parent company Hostess Brands. Now comes a whiff of really good news for snack fans, as at least one of the shuttered plants is prepping to go back into production. [More]

McDonald's surveillance cameras caught the incident on tape.

Off-Duty Cop Gets Impatient At McDonald’s, Pulls Gun On Customer

When we write about customer disputes at fast food joints, it usually involves the cops showing up to put an end to things. But here’s a tale of an impatient police officer who has been accused of pulling his gun on the car in front of him at the McDonald’s drive-thru. [More]

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Bill That Would Have Banned Public Broadband In Georgia Has Failed

Remember that legislation in Georgia that would have forbidden municipalities from building public broadband networks if just a single person in a census block already had access to a so-so DSL connection? The lawmakers have voted — and said thank but no thanks. [More]