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    Jury deliberations in the Tex McIver murder trial continued Thursday. McIver, an Atlanta attorney, is accused of intentionally killing his wife, Diane, as they rode in their SUV in Sept. 2016. McIver claims the shooting was an accident. [READ: 5 things to know about Diane McIver] On Thursday, jurors were given the opportunity to view the SUV, where the shooting happened, for a second time. This time, they were able to take Tex McIver’s gun with them. Stay with Channel 2 Action News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for live coverage of the verdict in the Tex McIver murder trial. We will stream it live on WSBTV.com and the WSB-TV Facebook page once a decision is reached. Visit our Tex McIver murder trial special section for a look back at the case, including a live blog from the courtroom, daily video recaps, an interactive timeline and much more.  But before that could happen, both sides had quite the debate. “First of all, the jury has already been allowed to get in the car. The jury’s been allowed to handle the gun. The jury’s simply asking to put the two pieces of evidence together,” prosecutor Donald Wakeford said. Defense attorney’s heartily objected. “A jury view in Georgia is not evidence. It's not evidence,” Bruce Harvey said. What a legal analyst had to say about the judge's decision, on Channel 2 Action News at 5 p.m. Harvey pointed out that the state never admitted the SUV into evidence, and said they had concerns about the setup inside the SUV. Despite the objections, Judge Robert McBurney admitted the SUV for the state and then gave jurors the green light to reinspect the gun and take it into the car. To that, defense attorneys objected about a deputy overseeing the deliberations. 'The law is absolutely clear. There should be nobody in the deliberation room wherever that deliberation room is, even if it becomes the basement of the courthouse,” attorney Don Samuel said. Just sat in the #TexMcIver SUV again with the door closed. With my right arm on the arm rest, my palm turned over on my thigh with 'finger gun' pointing to front seat, it lined up exactly with the trajectory rod. (old pic attached). pic.twitter.com/fPKfm5I8S6 — Mike Petchenik (@MPetchenikWSB) April 19, 2018
  • Channel 2 Action News Anchor Jovita Moore is celebrating 20 years at WSB-TV. So while social media gives us an awesome inside look at Jovita’s life outside of TV, there are still things you probably don’t know about her. Here are eight things you may be surprised to learn about Channel 2’s Jovita Moore : 1. She loves volunteering at Our House Atlanta One of Jovita’s favorite nonprofits in Atlanta is Our House Atlanta because it helps homeless babies and their families. “No baby should be born and come out of the hospital without a place to live,” Jovita said. She got involved when she was invited to sit on the board. Once she learned about the work Our House Atlanta does, she was convinced it was a worthy cause. 2. She calls herself a “pizza snob” Jovita is proud to be from New York, and she’ll let you know it. And what comes with being from New York? The pizza, of course! “If you don’t sell pizza by the slice, then you’re not a real pizza joint,” Jovita said. You can get a good slice of pizza anywhere in New York City, according to Jovita. And what goes on that slice? No toppings, except maybe some red pepper or parmesan. She said it’s hard to find good pizza in Atlanta, but she has found a few spots she enjoys. Fellini’s, Amazza, Antico Pizza, Varuni Napoli and Atwoods Pizza Cafe are some of her favorite pizza places in the city. 3. Covering Barack Obama’s inauguration is her most memorable assignment Jovita covered Obama’s inauguration in 2008, and despite it being freezing cold, she loved it. “It was so very special to me because of its place in history,” Jovita said. So what is missing from this story? Jovita said she’s never gotten the opportunity to meet Barack and Michelle Obama, and that’s something she really, really wants to do. 4. She binge-watched six seasons of “The Walking Dead” in just three months Jovita said one of her favorite shows is “The Walking Dead,” partly because she heard about it from everyone. “After all these years of hearing about it, I felt like I was the only person in Atlanta who hadn’t seen it,” Jovita said. She said the binge happened in 2016 so she could get ready to watch the seventh season in real time. 5. Bert and Ernie are her favorite 'Sesame Street' characters Jovita loves Bert and Ernie, but calls Ernie her favorite. She said she got an Ernie puppet for a birthday present when she was 5 or 6 years old and she’s loved him ever since. 6. 30A is her favorite vacation spot Jovita said it doesn’t take much for her to have fun on vacation. “Really, anywhere,” she said. “But I love 30A in Florida.” Jovita said she loves just hanging out at the beach and she likes that her kids can run around there. 7. Her favorite sports team is the Atlanta Hawks Jovita, who’s lived in Atlanta for 20 years, says the Atlanta Hawks are her favorite sports team. But that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten where she comes from. She also likes the New York Giants and the New York Knicks. Jovita said she enjoyed watching the Georgia Bulldogs’ run last year. “Go Dawgs!” she said. 8. Red is her favorite color Jovita says she doesn’t really have a reason why red is her favorite color. But it is.
  • A federal civil rights lawsuit says several guards at a southeast Georgia prison brutally beat two handcuffed inmates. The Southern Center for Human Rights filed the lawsuit Thursday against six current and former Department of Corrections employees. It was filed on behalf of inmates Shawn Andrews and Seth Rouzan. The lawsuit says the guards beat the two inmates on Aug. 11 at Georgia State Prison in Reidsville. The suit says officers removed Andrews from a prayer service and beat him so badly that a metal plate had to be inserted in his skull. It says Rouzan was taken from a psychiatric appointment and suffered injuries including multiple facial fractures. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Joan Heath said in an email that the department doesn't comment on pending litigation.
  • Lots of physical exercise, healthy meals and learning your numbers can help get you ready to protect the nation. In other words, “child’s play” is vital to the nation’s security.
  • Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is listed as day to day after he avoided serious injury when hit by a pitch on his left wrist. The Braves say tests showed no structural damage. The pitch by Phillies left-hander Hoby Milner on Wednesday night hit Freeman near the base of his left hand. Freeman missed seven weeks in 2017 after fracturing his left wrist when hit by a pitch at about the same spot. He was on pace for his best season before the injury. After he was hit by Milner's pitch, Freeman winced, stood at the plate for a few seconds and then walked to the dugout to remove himself from the game.
  • Police are searching for burglars who smashed into a Sky Zone trampoline park to steal an ATM.  The break-in happened around 3 a.m. Sunday at the location on Market Boulevard in Roswell. Only Channel 2’s Wendy Halloran obtained surveillance video of the crime.  The video shows an SUV busting into the business, then the crooks using a rope to pull out the ATM.  “They definitely worked as a team in and out very quickly,” said business owner Jeff Cole. The business owner takes us through the dramatic surveillance video, on Channel 2 Action News at 5 p.m. Cole said he is sickened over the audacity and the damage.  “It is upsetting, for sure disheartening,” Cole said. Caught on camera: brazen thieves pull off a smash and grab using an SUV and then steal an ATM at Sky Zone in Roswell. Details at 4pm @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/0Zm9qpkntl — Wendy Halloran (@WHalloranWSB) April 19, 2018 TRENDING STORIES: Authorities believe they have found body of teacher missing for 3 years Hundreds of bus drivers call out sick; more 'sickout' days planned Waffle House is selling this for the first time ever
  • Authorities in Douglas County say they have found the remains of a teacher reported missing three years ago. Larry Bolen was found Thursday near Interstate 20, about a mile east of Highway 5 exit. Police say three teenagers discovered his remains.  We're talking to authorities about the man's disappearance, on Channel 2 Action News at 5 p.m. The 62-year-old teacher was set to retire at the end of 2015. Bolen's minivan was found in 2015 parked in a space at Hunter Park off Gurley Road. TRENDING STORIES: Hundreds of bus drivers call out sick; more 'sickout' days planned Waffle House is selling this for the first time ever 5 things to know about Diane McIver Investigators don't currently know the cause of death. “We have no idea of that, we know that he left his vehicle willingly three years ago, he walked away from his car and that was the last information we had,” said Douglas County Sgt. Jessie Hamrick. Principal Nathan Hand told Channel 2 Action News in 2015 that Bolen had talked about traveling and reconnecting with old friends during retirement. “He's put in 30 years here. He’s had a great successful career. I hope they know we are praying for him...' Hand said.
  • The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'All or Nothing Day' game were: 01-04-05-07-09-11-14-16-17-19-22-23 (one, four, five, seven, nine, eleven, fourteen, sixteen, seventeen, nineteen, twenty-two, twenty-three)
  • More than half of all vehicles on the road are ten years old or older, according to AAA. 'A new analysis of AAA roadside data shows that cars and trucks that are ten years old or older are twice as likely to breakdown compared to newer vehicles,' says Garrett Townsend with AAA. The odds of needing a tow quadruples for older vehicles.