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Family of Baby Bou Bou stunned after not guilty verdict

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The press conference with the family of Bou Bou Phonesavanh started out before the verdict had come in, with smiles and a sense of optimism.

But halfway through, 11Alive gave them the news that the verdict against the former Habersham County deputy, Nikki Autry, was "not guilty."

The parents' immediate reaction was disbelief.

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School bus driver charged after fatal crash


GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A school bus driver has been charged after an accident that injured six children and killed another driver in Hall County on Tuesday.

The crash between the Hall County School bus and a Mitsubishi Galant happened around 3:00 Tuesday at Cleveland Highway and Whitmere Circle. 

Locksmith saves toddler bound in packing tape inside locked car

HALL COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA-TV) -- An 18-year-old mother is accused of taping up her toddler with packing tape and leaving him in a car for hours.

The toddler is OK, but the mother, Grace An, is now sitting in a Hall County jail cell.

Detectives and witnesses said An wrapped her 16-month-old son in cellophane packing tape. The tape was wrapped around his face -- covering his mouth -- and around his wrists and ankles. 

And then, investigators say, she left him in her car.

GOP hopeful Ben Carson visits Atlanta, accuses Democrats of perpetuating poverty.

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- A big political weekend wrapped up Sunday in metro Atlanta.

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Hall County responds to storm damage

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- For Drew Elrod, it was Sunday morning spent with chain saws and heavy lifting.

"It's been a blessing to get all this rain, but it's been pretty rough with all this wind on top of it," he said.

He and friends chopped up toppled trees, now wood that can be used for other purposes.

Red Cross gears up for tree damage as flooding, rain continue to batter Southeast

ATLANTA -- Red Cross officials and volunteers are ready to help, Sunday, as historic rainfall and flooding continue to unfold in the Southeast.

“Today, we’re still actively coordinating with state and local emergency partners, keeping a close eye on river levels, and making sure our volunteers and supplies are ready to go, ” Eric Corliss of Red Cross Disaster Officer for Georgia said.  “Once things stabilize in Georgia, we’ll release people and vehicles to help our hard-hit neighbors in the Carolinas and other states.”

Body found near Sunrise Cove Marina in Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The body of a "badly decomposed" white male was discovered in Lake Lanier Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the body was discovered near the Sunrise Cove Marina off of Flat Creek Road by a passerby. Deputies and investigators had begun their initial investigation at the time of the discovery.

The body has been transported a local hospital.