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  •  'Hello, officer. Yes, I'd like to report a bank robbery. I got a great look at the license plate on the getaway car. It's J-3-K-laughing face-red heart-woman with scissors cutting her hair-9-P.'     There's a bill in the Vermont House of Representatives right now that would let people use EMOJIS on their license plates.     They would be the first U.S. state to allow them if the bill passes.     Vermont's plan would let people choose from six emojis for their plates, but they didn't say which ones would make the list.     Last year, Queensland, Australia became the first place in the world to allow emojis on license plates. The five emojis they allowed are: The 'laugh out loud' face, the 'wink' face, the 'sunglasses' face, 'heart eyes,' and the 'smile' emoji.
  • 95.5 WSB’s Walter Reeves will be retiring as host of the radio station’s Saturday morning ‘Lawn and Garden Show’, a role he’s played for 26 years. Reeves will continue through the remainder of January on the 6am-to-9am show and will hand the reins to Ashley Frasca on February 1.  Frasca has been involved with the ‘Lawn and Garden Show’ as producer and fill-in host for eight years and will continue to bring gardening and lawn care information, advice, and trends to listeners each week. She will also continue in her weekday morning role as an anchor/reporter for ‘WSB Triple Team Traffic’ on both 95.5 WSB and on Channel 2 Action News. Listen to Walter Reeves announce his retirement as host of WSB’s Lawn and Garden Show below. Reeves will keep a presence on the weekly show in special guest segments with Frasca and will continue to post advice and ‘green thumb’ guidance on walterreeves.com. You can listen to Walter and Ashley Saturday early mornings on 95.5 WSB, AM 750, and on the WSB Radio App.
  • After achieving his bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mike pursued a career in commodities trading with Archer Daniels Midland in Chicago. Recognizing a desire to work with investments and individual clients, Mike founded what is now known as Talon Wealth Management in 1998. Mike Lester and his seasoned team at Talon Wealth Management continue to grow while maintaining a commitment to personalized client service. Mike’s many years in the industry have given him the experience and market knowledge needed to guide clients toward financial security and freedom.
  • Scott Slade pulls back the curtain to offer you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at notes he takes every day, hosting Atlanta’s Morning News: KOREA SUMMIT: Kim Jong Un sends his right-hand man to Washington. And the Wall St Journal reports the U.S. is DEFERRING launching major new sanctions... The latest signs a North Korea summit is ON. BROAD report on the economy: S&P 500 companies: corp. profits up over 24% and 78% are beating expectations.  GAS PRICES MAY HAVE PEAKED: TRIPLE A says we should catch a break soon from rising gas prices after Russia and Saudi Arabia express interest in raising oil supply. CRUDE OIL prices have dropped enough to amount to a discount of at least 10 cents at the pump in the short term.  Americans spend BILLIONS on supplements like vitamins with no real idea on whether they're getting anything for their money.  WSB NEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH: THE MOST COMMON VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS DO YOU NO HARM, RESEARCHERS SAY BUT THEY DON'T DO YOU MUCH GOOD EITHER. SCIENTISTS IN CANADA SAY IT SURPRISED THEM TO FIND SO FEW POSITIVE EFFECTS FROM VITAMINS C, D, MULTI-VITAMINS AND CALCIUM. THEY SHOW NO ADVANTAGE IN PREVENTING HEART ATTACK OR STROKE. FOLIC ACID AND B-VITAMINS WITH FOLIC ACID DO REGISTER A SLIGHT HEALTH BENEFIT.  Starbucks stores close at 230 PM nationwide today for diversity training.  Watching to see if the roof at Mercedes Benz stadium cranks open today; it's supposed to open for the next 10 days for final construction, including Saturday's ATL United Game.  Delta Airlines rolls out new uniforms for flight attendants and ground crews.  The president travels to Nashville to raise campaign cash for Rep. Marsha Blackburn this evening, the GOP's leading Senate hopeful in Tennessee, and headline a rally.  Tuesday, May. 29 10:30 AM Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, First Lady Sandra Deal, and Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy Jacobs hold a news conference reminding parents, caregivers, and the public about the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles (LOOK AGAIN campaign)  I wonder if this will come up THE VIEW on Channel 2 this morning? You know John McCain's daughter Meghan is one of the hosts. Comes out last night during the premiere of the new HBO Doc. JOHN MCCAIN FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS she had a screaming match with the senator just days after his brain cancer surgery to prevent him from flying back to Washington to vote on the GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare. He told her to stand down, snapping at her that 'IT's My Life and it's my choice.
  • Headlines: Trump listening to outside advisers, not insiders, on fight with DOJ  Report: U.S., China Agree on Terms to Lift Restrictions on ZTE  Starbucks Says Drug Use, Sleeping Unacceptable as It Clarifies Guest Policy  Spotify Turns to Far-Left Activist Groups to Censor Music as They Clap Down on 'Hate Content'  Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond  Humans Are Just 0.01% of Life on Earth  Brett Favre reveals he went to rehab three times during playing career  Bill Crane In Studio:  2018 Primary Election Results  More Headlines:  Putin's 'unlimited range' nuclear missile crashed after 22 miles, US intelligence sources claim  China to Cut Import Duty on Cars to 15% After Truce With Trump  Treasury Department unveils sanctions on 5 Iranians  Orlando Police Testing Amazon's Real-Time Facial Recognition  Pope's reported comment to a gay man may indicate a new level of acceptance of homosexuality  Judge orders man, 30, out of parents' home after months-long battle: 'I want you out'  NFL weighs 15-yard penalties for kneeling during national anthem: report  Kendrick Lamar kicks white fan offstage for rapping N-word  From Studio B1:  Roger Goodell wants Congress to create uniform betting standards  Charlize Theron To Play Megyn Kelly In Fox News Movie At Annapurna  'American Idol' finale drives angry fans to social media to complain about the results  Proud mom orders ‘Summa Cum Laude’ cake online. Publix censors it: Summa … Laude.  Florida city warns residents of power outage, zombies  Interstellar asteroid found orbiting Jupiter backwards  Today’s Trump Dump:  Trump: Kim summit ‘may not work out’ in June  DHS secretary pushes back on assessment that Russia meddled to help Trump  Schumer calls for removal of North Korean leader’s face from commemorative coin  Trump's iPhone use reportedly ignores 'inconvenient' security advice  Trump floats management changes instead of sanctions for China's ZTE  Other News:  Paul Ryan shrugs off suggestions of an early leadership exit  U.S. Moves to Shutter All Iranian Nuclear Enrichment Sites in Major Reversal of Obama Policy  US sends powerful warship to Japan amid looming Trump-Kim summit  Afghan official: Taliban kill 5 workers clearing land mines  Beating Republicans in November will be harder than Democrats thought  Mystery in Mueller probe: Where's the hacking indictment?  GOP fundraiser subpoenas AP over hacked emails, setting up legal showdown  Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti faces increased scrutiny over taxes, business dealings  National Die-In Day: US high schoolers to protest inaction on gun control  Gender inequality: Stars tell world leaders poverty is sexist  Manhunt for 2 escaped murder suspects widens to 3 states  Suspects in killing of Baltimore County police officer arrested, eyed in burglaries in area  Kansas man pleads guilty to hate crime charges in death of immigrant  Creeping Lava Now Threatens Major Hawaiian Power Plant  Scientists reveal likely cause of childhood leukaemia  A Woman Has Been Named As NYSE President  The Rockets Refused To Die And Tied The Series  Mac Miller's Blood Alcohol Level Was Twice the Legal Limit in DUI Crash: Report  All-Star Race buzz still has many in NASCAR talking  Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine released on $25K bail after allegedly assaulting cop  Interview Magazine, founded by Andy Warhol, shuts down  R. Kelly Accused of Sexual Battery in New Lawsuit  Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85 
  • Scott Slade pulls back the curtain to offer you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at notes he takes every day, hosting Atlanta’s Morning News: Today is first week day for the new STARBUCKS policy: 'Any customer is welcome to use Starbucks spaces, including our restrooms, cafes and patios, regardless of whether they make a purchase.' If this is their plan to weed out paying customers, it might just work.  Rudy Giuliani says Special Counsel Robert Mueller's people tell him the Russia obstruction probe will wrap up by September IF the president agrees to an interview this summer.  Developments from the Santa Fe High School shooting Friday -- Former Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan is calling for parents to BOYCOTT SCHOOLS until elected officials pass stricter gun control laws.  Singer Kelly Clarkson on the Billboard Music Awards last night with a tribute to the Santa Fe Texas high school shooting victims said moments of silence aren't working, it's time for action.  Coming up Tuesday on AMN:  Biggest rain chance days this week in Kirk Mellish's 5 DAY Forecast  South Korean President's meeting with Pres. Trump - will he get an earful for overselling NK willingness to negotiate?  Is GA Country Crooner Caleb Lee Hutchinson the new American Idol The Braves in Philadelphia playing the 2nd place Phillies  Early turnout on primary election day  Clark Howard's warning about thieves hacking credit cards with embedded chips  CDC: based on internet searches, Atlanta's ranking for stress.  TODAY  Pres. Trump says he will officially ask for formal investigation into whether the FBI had an informant inside his campaign in 2016.  Immunity hearing today for former DK officer Robert Olsen for the shooting death of an unarmed veteran; if he is not granted immunity, jury selection begins in his felony murder trial.  Atlanta City Council expected to vote TODAY on whether to spend up to $130 for backup generators at Hartsfield/Jackson International Airport. A resolution would call for the city to enter in to a contract with GA Power to install enough emergency capacity to supply 100% of the power needed to run the concourses normally...about 65 megawatts. (It could take more than two years to finish the generator project if and when it's greenlighted.)  Final day of campaigning before the GA Primary tomorrow. The candidates' biggest opponent may be voter apathy.
  • Scott Slade pulls back the curtain to offer you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at notes he takes every day, hosting Atlanta’s Morning News: Make a point to listen TOMORROW on AMN: Kirk Mellish's exclusive LONG-RANGE Summer Outlook at 620, 720 and 820 AM. Police tell the AJC, 7 of the 18 Holstein/Fresian dairy cattle (you may know them as Chick-fil-A cows) in the I-75 truck crash in North Cobb this morning did not survive. These cows were not on their way on vacation, but I'm impressed with their humane treatment by authorities.  CRIME ALERT for Morning Drive Muggings:  ATL police are mobilizing to STOP a string of car-jackings and pedestrian robberies that all occurred in a TIGHT radius including midtown and South Buckhead between the hours of 5AM and 7AM THIS WEEK.  CDC says it's now safe to eat romaine lettuce again. Tainted lettuce from AZ has aged out of the supply chain.  US House expected to continue debate on Farm Bill 12:00 PM today. Important: agriculture is GA's #1 industry worth nearly $75 billion a year. Some help for GA blueberry farmers? GA Dept. of AG says this year's blueberry crop is likely to be hit as hard as last years, around 60% off with an impact that could approach $400 million.  ON TAP TODAY  US Senate vote on CIA Dir. Nominee Gina Haspel.  Morning news conference over the future of a City of Eagles Landing.  The Cobb Development Authority meets with the Cobb School Board to talk about how big TAX INCENTIVES should be to draw several hundred high tech jobs to the Suntrust Park corridor.  THE huge new OPEN-AIR CLUB ON THE ROOFTOP OF THE FOX THEATER OPENS FOR BUSINESS TONIGHT to patrons, to the public on Saturday night ('Live From Here' with Chris Thile at the Fox Saturday). ABC: President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani is urging special counsel Robert Mueller's team to wrap up its investigation on the eve of the probe's one-year anniversary. Giuliani tells Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham that Mueller 'has all the facts to make a decision.' Giuliani says Mueller has 'gotten 1.4 million documents, he's interviewed 28 witnesses. And he has nothing, which is why he wants to bring the president into an interview.' He says, 'We've tortured this president enough.'  I keep hearing Clarkston, Decatur and Athens being referred to as 'Sanctuary Cities.' But wait a minute ... the GA Legislature passed a law in 2009 OUTLAWING so called sanctuary cities that refuse to report immigration violations. But the national think tank Center for Immigration Studies says there's a loophole... the GA law refers to CITIES...and Dekalb and Clayton Counties are sanctuary COMMUNITIES.
  • Headlines: Giuliani: Mueller's team told Trump's lawyers they can't indict a president  Donald Trump ponders North Korean threat to cancel Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un  Gov. Kay Ivey on gay accusations: 'It's false. It's wrong'  No-whites-allowed ‘Day of Absence’ lives on despite last year’s uproar at Evergreen State College  Exploding vape pen kills St. Petersburg man; may be first known such death  Lucas Glover's wife blamed mother-in-law for attack during 911 call  'Oldest living person ever at 128' wishes she had died young  Meghan Markle's half-sister reportedly hospitalized after encounter with paparazzi  More Headlines:  EU chief lashes out at Trump amid new push to save Iran deal  Turkey urges Islamic world to unite against Israel, calls summit  'Please Help Me!' American Caught In Venezuelan Prison Riot Pleads On Video  Police: 'Heroic' officer thwarts mass shooting at high school in Dixon, Illinois  Baby Bust: Fertility is Declining the Most Among Minority Women  Men in their 30s hit by impotence epidemic as half suffer from erectile dysfunction  Murphy Brown revival to take on Fox & Friends  Sparrin’ w/ Doctor Joe:  Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say  Three tourists confirmed as first global cases of 'super gonorrhoea' after unprotected sex in south-east Asia  Kim Kardashian Slammed for Promoting Appetite-Suppressing Lollipops in Now-Deleted Instagram  Two surgeons in China developing a method to transplant a human head  Egg farm responsible for salmonella outbreak had ‘unacceptable rodent activity,’ FDA report says  Studies, Surveys, & Polls:  Poll: Third Of Americans Have Less Than $5,000 in Retirement Savings  ‘Indoor generation’: A quarter of Americans spend all day inside, survey finds  Fighting With Spouse Worsens Physical Pains, Symptoms From Other Conditions  Quarter Of Parents Change Classic Fairytales — Because They’re Too Politically Incorrect  Child’s Level Of Curiosity Tied To Their Academic Success  So-Called ‘Man Flu’ May Be Real After All  Today’s Trump Dump:  Trump discloses his reimbursement to lawyer for settlement with porn star Stormy Daniels  Trump Russia investigation: What new Trump Tower documents tell us  California Leaders Opposed To Sanctuary Law Meet With Trump  Lawmakers raise alarm over Trump's move to help Chinese tech giant ZTE  Mueller Issues Grand Jury Subpoenas to Trump Adviser's Social Media Consultant  The Newest Star Of The Trump Movement Ran A Trump-Bashing Publication — Less Than Two Years Ago  Steve Bannon sought to use data mined by Cambridge Analytica for 'culture war,' whistleblower says  Other News:  Rapper T.I. calls arrest outside his gated community ‘nonsense’ and ‘small potatoes’  Deadly explosion in Aliso Viejo linked to suspicious device  Power outages linger as U.S. Northeast recovers from deadly storm  Security a 'silly reason' for first-class flights, Democrat tells Pruitt  Michigan State University reaches $500 million settlement with Larry Nassar victims  Louisiana lawmakers' fist fight: Bishop apologizes; Governor: Sometimes 'people get too passionate'  Spikes in chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis take STDs to record highs in California  YouTube Unveils YouTube Music, Its New Streaming Service, While Rebranding YouTube Red  Accused 'Dark Overlord' hacker arrested in Serbia  Warriors vs. Rockets 2018 results: Houston evens series with dominant win  SOLD: David Tepper 'thrilled' to be next owner of Carolina Panthers  'Roseanne' Has Been a Massive Hit — But ABC Wants to Tone Down the Politics  Whitney Houston Was Sexually Abused by Her Cousin Singer Dee Dee Warwick, New Documentary Claims 
  • Scott Slade pulls back the curtain to offer you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at notes he takes every day, hosting Atlanta’s Morning News: AUTHOR TOM WOLFE has died...88. He pioneered a novelistic form of journalism in the 60's and 70's with bestsellers like The Right Stuff and Bonfire of the Vanities. A lot of people think Wolfe pegged 1990 Atlanta with A Man in Full.  Kirk Mellish does NOT expect damaging, severe weather the next few days, we will be in and out of showers and a few storms.... about an inch of rain between now and the weekend on average, though some folks could see more and some, less.  NOTE TO SCOTT: TURN OFF the sprinkler system. We've got a bunch of rain coming the next few days.  (About an INCH between now and Friday)  I moderated last night's ATL Press Club debate between the Democratic candidates for governor – first Stacey Abrams and then Stacey Evans. Greg Bluestein's piece in the AJC this morning is headlined DEMOCRATS RENEW HOPE SCHOLARSHIP FIGHT. They were in agreement on several issues, however, including an immediate veto of ANY religious liberty legislation.  11Alive Survey USA poll on the GA Gov's race will be one of the last before the May 22 primary. HEADLINE: Cagle and Abrams solidify leads but a runoff still looms.  GOP:  Casey Cagle 35%  Brian Kemp solid 2nd place with 17%  Hunter Hill 10  Clay Tippins 8  Michael Williams 3  Around 25% undecided  DEMS  Stacy Abrams 43%  Stacey Evans 24%  Around a third undecided  The survey says in a head to head matchup, Cagle leads both Abrams and Evans by about 4 points.  I HOPE SOMEBODY studies the GA campaign for governor... there’s been some great TV and radio spots. (SOUND) Michael Williams is driving the Deportation Bus...Brian Kemp is handling every conservative icon from chainsaws to skeet guns in 30 seconds...While Clay Tippons is emerging from a swamp in Navy seal camo, Hunter Hill is running an obstacle course with a Casey Cagle lookalike FAR behind...and Casey Cagle is running a straight-laced TV ads with a graphics package that looks a LOT like the one they use on Chan2 Action News.  North Korea's threat to PULL OUT of next month's summit with Pres. Trump - they say they're upset over US/South Korea military exercises...that are routine. A North Korea official also says they have no interest in a summit with the US if it’s based on what they call ONE SIDED demands to give up nuclear weapons. No one who watches North Korea regularly is surprised that they are being flaky.  THE CURRENT TREND IN POP MUSIC - it’s not glad, it's SAD. the new survey showing we're singing more SAD songs. 500K since 1985... songs with happy themes are declining, while songs about sadness are RISING. HOWEVER: THE STUDY FINDS DANCE AND POP ARE THE MOST POPULAR GENRES.  GA ranks either 1st or 2nd for auto insurance rate increases the past few years...adding some extra interest to the GA Insurance Commissioner race.  AJC has reported the insurance industry is blaming increases in traffic, accidents and the cost to repair autos in GA for rates jumping as much as 25% in ONE YEAR.  TODAY  Braves/Cubs 730 at Suntrust Park (rain could interfere)  EPA Administrator Pruitt testifies to Senate Appropriations subcommittee on budget 9:30 AM.  Senate votes on resolution to reverse FCC decision to end net neutrality 9:30 AM.  Senate Intel Committee vote this morning on the nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA Director; DUPREE says look for a positive committee vote today and for the full Senate to confirm her Thursday.  The so-called red state teachers rebellion has spread to North Carolina. Today/Wednesday, thousands of public school teachers and their supporters will march of the state's capital, Raleigh. They want better pay and more resources for their classrooms. State Republican leaders tried to get ahead of the walkouts today/Tuesday by getting their message out. State G-O-P Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse says a local restaurant in North Raleigh is being paid to watch children for parents. Talk to you Thursday on AMN.