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    So long, summer! It is officially fall.  The temperatures, though, will make it feel like summer lasts throughout the week. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan is tracking possibly record-breaking temperatures. The timing of when the highest temperatures arrive, on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.  By late Monday afternoon, there could be some isolated showers moving closer to the north Georgia mountains. It's a small chance of rain late today -- but not zero across the entire area, Monahan said. DRY FOR MOST OF US: Good morning and welcome to fall! I'm tracking a sunny day for most of us, with only a slight chance of a shower in the mountains late today/tonight. The heat is building all week long. See you on Channel 2 live now through 7am! pic.twitter.com/uyf2ukp02q — Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) September 23, 2019   TRENDING STORIES Police searching for 2 men in deadly DeKalb County home invasion Police identify suspect shot, killed by police as wanted gang member Police arrest man they say stabbed Krystal employee 7 times  
  • A federal judge is set to hear arguments over whether Georgia's restrictive new abortion law should be allowed to take effect while a legal challenge is pending. The law bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. It allows for limited exceptions. Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a constitutional challenge. They asked the judge to stop the law from becoming enforceable while litigation is pending. Lawyers for the state have argued that the law is constitutional and should be allowed to take effect as planned on Jan. 1. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones is scheduled to hear arguments from both sides on Monday.
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Fantasy 5' game were: 11-13-28-35-36 (eleven, thirteen, twenty-eight, thirty-five, thirty-six) Estimated jackpot: $150,000
  • Georgia elected officials should cut — not increase — monthly natural gas charges for more than 1.6 million customers in metro Atlanta and elsewhere in the state, regulatory staffers have advised. In June, Atlanta Gas Light asked state regulators to approve a $96 million rate increase, the largest it had requested in recent memory. That would add nearly $4 a month to average residential customers of natural gas marketers served by the pipeline company. But in a filing Friday, Public Service Commission staff recommended that AGL’s rates instead should go down from their current level, decreasing about $42 million. The PSC staff didn’t provide comment on how much that would save the average natural gas customer each month. AGL isn’t the direct natural gas provider for Georgians. But its charges are automatically listed as a portion of the monthly bills of customers served by more than a dozen natural gas marketers in the state. Consumers typically also pay charges for the amount of natural gas used and sales tax. Elected members of the PSC are expected to hold new hearings on AGL’s rate request next month and decide the case in December. Rates changes could go into effect with the new year. AGL spokeswoman Jennifer Golz wrote in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, that “it is not unusual for the PSC staff to stake out an extreme position in the early stages of a case.” The company “has made great advancements in safety, reliability and rural gasification over the last 10 years and we look forward to working with the Commission to continue those programs for the benefit of our customers and the communities we serve.” AGL officials have previously said their rates will remain competitive with peers in the region. But the PSC’s public interest advocacy staff, which is supposed to provide independent analysis, differed with the company on more than two dozen financial points. Staffers wrote that the company hadn’t provided sufficient justification showing the benefits of many of the expansions and changes it sought. They recommended a lower rate of return than what AGL requested. And they pushed back against the company for failing to save on costs when its parent company was acquired in 2016 by Atlanta-based Southern Company, the owner of electricity giant Georgia Power and other energy businesses. Staffers also objected to ratepayers covering some other charges, including AGL executive and employee pay-for-performance incentives tied to company profits. Such expenses “should be borne by shareholders, not customers,” staff wrote in the filing. The compensation ultimately rewards greater and more frequent rate increases in order to improve Southern’s profits. “There is an inherent conflict between achieving greater financial performance for shareholders and achieving lower rates for customers.” Georgia energy bills may face other increases in the near future. Georgia Power is also seeking a rate increase that the PSC is expected to act on in December, with some charges potentially rising in January.
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 3 Night' game were: 9-8-7 (nine, eight, seven)
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 4 Night' game were: 8-3-9-8 (eight, three, nine, eight)
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'All or Nothing Night' game were: 01-03-06-07-08-09-12-14-15-17-20-23 (one, three, six, seven, eight, nine, twelve, fourteen, fifteen, seventeen, twenty, twenty-three)
  • Police are searching for two men after a deadly home invasion in DeKalb County. We first told you about this as breaking news on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m.  A SWAT team surrounded a condo complex on Waldrop Road off of Flat Shoals Parkway around 8 p.m. Sunday.  Police said they got a call about two men forcing their way into a home.  The SWAT team went into a home and found a man in his 30s dead from a possible gunshot wound. We're talking to police about their search for the killers for LIVE reports on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.  TRENDING STORIES: Grizzly bears duke it out on highway in must-see video Bikers line up at girl's lemonade stand after mom helps them during crash Police say man stabbed female Krystal employee 7 times Many neighbors called Channel 2 Action News to report a SWAT team on their street. They said they saw a bomb squad robot and many can't go back into their homes.  Numerous law enforcement vehicles were at the scene.  Channel 2 Action News spoke to a neighbor who saw some commotion.  'A lady was screaming and hollering, trying to run back there, and I'm not sure what transpired specifically but I know it's bad,' Darice Seegars said.  Police said the incident unfolded just before 8 p.m.
  • Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn looked at the stat sheet and got right to the point Sunday. Quarterback Matt Ryan felt the same way. The Falcons need to fix their mistakes and quickly. 'The penalties, turnovers, those kinds of things, we've had too much of that in the first couple weeks of the season,' said Ryan, the league's 2016 MVP. 'We had too much of that today. Those are things we have to clean up to be a better football team.' The numbers — 16 penalties for 128 yards and minus-1 in the turnover battle — only told part of the story about the 27-24 loss at Indianapolis. Atlanta (1-2) finished one penalty short of matching the franchise's single-game record, set Nov. 5, 1978 at San Francisco and helped put them in a 17-point halftime deficit that they couldn't overcome. And yet the bigger concern may be this problem first surfaced during the preseason and shows no sign of abating. Only eight teams started Week 3 with more penalties than the Falcons and Atlanta nearly doubled its previous total by committing more penalties in one game than 16 teams did in the first two weeks. Seven times, the Falcons extended Indy drives with penalties, including a defensive holding call against cornerback Damontae Kazee on third-and-10. Indy cashed in by scoring its final touchdown. And three times, Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett drew the Falcons offside. Not enough? Safety Keanu Neal was called for unsportsmanlike conduct in the end zone on the same play he suffered an Achilles tendon injury. It cost the Falcons their final first-half timeout and gave Indy first-and-goal at the Falcons 4 after Neal was carted off the field. Brissett made the Falcons pay with a touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton on the next play, giving the Colts a 20-3 lead. 'We've got work to do as we get ready because we've got to get our road mentality right,' Quinn said. 'This one stinks.' Offensively, things didn't go much better. A holding call against left guard James Carpenter on Atlanta's first series knocked the Falcons out of field-goal range, and another scoring chance slipped away when Clayton Geathers picked off Ryan at the Colts 3-yard line in the first half. Ryan now has six interceptions in three games after throwing seven last year — something he promises to correct. 'We had two good opportunities to come away with points and we didn't come away with points on either of those possessions,' he said. 'It turned out this was the kind of game where we needed those scores.' Ryan was only partly to blame, though. In addition to all the extra chances the Falcons' defense gave Indy, Atlanta struggled to get off the field. The Falcons allowed scoring drives 93, 94 and 75 yards — the last coming after Ryan's second TD pass cut the deficit to 20-17. But when Colts receiver Zach Pascal ran free down the sideline for a 35-yard catch on third-and-1 with 9:24 left, Marlon Mack cashed in with a 4-yard run on the next play for a 27-17 lead. Ryan answered again with a 10-yard TD pass to Julio Jones to make it 27-24 with 4:11 left. But with a chance to get the ball back to Ryan for a shot at overtime or to play for the win, the defense again failed. Atlanta only forced one third down on the final possession and Brissett converted that by rolling out and finding an open Jack Doyle, who turned a short pass into an 11-yard gain. Indy kneeled down twice to seal it. 'I thought they did a good job controlling the ball early to create some first downs, but I think the fouls had something to do with that,' Quinn said. 'We've got to get that part under control for sure.' ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 4 Evening' game were: 9-4-7-1 (nine, four, seven, one)