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4:32 p.m. Wrapping it up folks. See you Monday.
4:31 p.m. Here’s where you can find the updating story on T.I., who will serve 11 more months in prison for violating the terms of his probation.
4:17 p.m. Reporter must have heard me typing. T.I. got 11 months. Reporter sending more soon. T.I. was still on probation for federal weapons charges when he was arrested Sept. 1 on drug charges in Los Angeles. He and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, were taken into custody during a traffic stop in West Hollywood in which deputies said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana from inside the car. They were soon released on bond. Follow the story here.
4:16 p.m. Haven’t forgotten about you. We’re still awaiting word on the status of Atlanta-based rapper T.I.’s probation.
3:53 p.m. Here’s more on the fatal shooting in College Park: The owner of a College Park bakery was shot and killed following a robbery Friday morning. The unidentified thief shot the man after holding up a female clerk at Sunset Thrifty Bakery and Meats at 2549 Roosevelt Highway, College Park Police spokesman George Williams confirmed.
1:44 p.m. We’re 15 minutes away from T.I.’s hearing. The Atlanta-based rapper will go before a judge in federal court Friday afternoon for a hearing on whether to revoke his probation.
1:30 p.m. The University of Georgia enrolled 34,677 students this fall semester, officials announced Friday. That’s a slight drop from last fall’s total of 34,885 students, according to state enrollment figures.
>> But UGA VIII will make his debut this weekend. Story.
>> Follow UGA football coverage with Tim Tucker. Beat blog.
1:14 pm. Police are searching for a man they say shot and killed a store owner during a robbery Friday, according to this CBS Atlanta report.
1:00 p.m. Hey, nice news for Atlanta. In a major coup for the city, the U.S. Department of Transportation has agreed to grant the city of Atlanta $47 million for the proposed downtown streetcar project, according to U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta.
11:52 a.m. Photos of the week are in.
11:32 a.m. We have an update to the story of an Alpharetta man who decided to ride the luggage carousel at Miami International Airport on Thursday afternoon. AJC reporter Larry Hartstein got a hold of 40-year-old Bradley Ray Bromelow. Bromelow admitted the stunt “was just a dumb, boneheaded play.”
10:43 a.m. A heads up on the road situation. It might be nuts as there is a lot going on in the Atlanta area.
10:09 a.m. The stage is set for the return of one of the most popular military aerobatic flight teams in the U.S. to metro Atlanta. The Navy’s Blue Angels will take to the skies Saturday and Sunday as the marquee performers in the 2010 Wings Over Atlanta Air Show at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta. More than 100,000 fans are expected each day to witness amazing feats of flight, and organizers have taken special care in preparing for a crush of traffic flowing into Cobb County. Photos. Editor goes up, faints in the plane. Info about the concert.
9:58 a.m. Also out of Florida. A raucous high school homecoming bash at a posh south Florida mansion last weekend ended with the homeowners’ arrests after police found hundreds of minors drinking inside and outside the 17,000-square-foot home. According to a police incident report posted on The Smoking Gun website, officers found “approximately 100 minors drinking outside the residence.” “Five juveniles were observed vomiting outside of the residence and loud music was coming from inside,” the incident report states, adding that four female juveniles had passed out on the front lawn. “There were approximately 500 minors inside the residence, all who appeared to be under the age of 21 with the majority of them holding alcoholic beverages in their hands,” the report continued.
9:55 a.m. A Alpharetta man bonded out of jail early Friday following his arrest a day earlier after hopping on a moving luggage carousel at Miami International Airport and riding it into a secure area of the airport, WSVN Ch. 7 in Miami reported. Quoting police information, the station reported that Bradley Ray Bromelow, from Alpharetta got on the luggage carrier about 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the airport’s Concourse J and stayed aboard the carousel as it went through an open doorway to the airport’s operating area.
8:52 a.m. Just got an e-mail referencing top searches at Yahoo!, which sometimes gives an idea of what’s on people’s minds. On top of our minds: Buying the $450 Oakley sunglasses worn by the Chilean miners to help them adjust to the light and Chilean miners Halloween costumes.
8:33 a.m. What is it with the Georgia Governor’s debates and the poor, abused possum. In last night’s debate in Perry, Ga., Nathan Deal countered a line with this, ahem, gem: “Being called unethical by a group like CREW is literally like being called ugly by a possum.” First, we’d like to note Deal’s use of the word literal here is as accurate as calling a mongoose a golden retriever. But we’ll move on. If you remember, Deal’s Democratic opponent Roy Barnes said Tuesday night in Atlanta that Deal accusing him of being negative is “kind of like a possum telling a skunk his breath stinks.” If you’re basing your vote of possum references, you’re out of luck.
8:19 a.m. A fun little diversion. Who in sports has better hair than Justin Bieber. Or worse. Vote here.
8:13 a.m. The Thrashers are on the West Coast, so their goalies are likely to be ruled out as suspects in this case, but a Buckhead grocery store was robbed late Thursday night. The two men wore hockey masks and gray hoodies, police said.
>> Speaking of the Thrashers: The 1-2 squad is playing Anaheim tonight. Thrashers beat blog.
8:06 a.m. More on T.I. and the surreal Wednesday afternoon incident in Midtown. The mother of the man threatening the suicide jump from the 12-story Colony Square building credited the Grammy-award winning rapper with saving her son’s life. She told the radio station V-103 Thursday that her son’s problems are real. There was almost immediate speculation – certainly among readers who commented on the first story through avenues such as Twitter – that T.I. appearance at the suicide attempt (some noted that it’s the building where V-103 is housed) was a planned effort to help his case today, when he’ll go in front of a judge to see if his probation will be revoked. But reporting suggests that isn’t the case. No connection has been found between T.I. and the potential jumper, T.I. has said he doesn’t expect this to have an effect and then there’s the mom’s interview above. It’ll be interesting to see what happens today in court. Hear T.I. tell the story.
8:02 a.m. Two things we’ll be working on for you today, so stay tuned here or at AJC.com or even that Twitter account of ours:
>> Atlanta city officials said they expect Washington to decide today on Atlanta’s bid for a grant to build a downtown streetcar. The project and the grant request are more modest this time around compared to Atlanta’s unsuccessful application earlier this year. This one would be an east-west loop from the MLK site to Centennial Olympic Park, but Mayor Kasim Reed says it would be transformative.
>> U.S. District Judge Charles Panell holds a hearing Friday at 2 p.m. to decide whether to send star rapper T.I. back to prison for violating his probation. It’ll be interesting to see if Wednesday’s incident over in Midtown (where T.I. talked a potential jumper off a high-rise) is mentioned in any way.
7:54 a.m. It’s 46 degrees and clear in the Atlanta area, according to Channel 2 Action News weather. Here’s your whole weekend forecast from meteorologist Karen Minton (the Minute-by-Minute takes the weekend off, generally): Today: Sunny, breezy. Winds shift to NW 15-20 mph. Highs in the mid 70s. Tomorrow: Sunny. Winds NW 10 mph. Lows in the 30s and mid 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. Sunday: Sunny. Winds West 5-15 mph. Lows in the mid 40s; highs in the mid to upper 70s.
7:53 a.m. Channel 2 Action News has this added detail on Negero Debero from family friends: “He was found in the bushes without his clothing. We’re hoping detectives on the case are still going to be working.”
7:50 a.m. The DeKalb County man reported missing since Saturday was found Thursday night at a Motel 6, police said. It’s an odd story. Negero Debero, 33, was found around 6:30 p.m. in Gwinnett County, Officer Jason Gagnon with DeKalb police said. Someone recognized Debero from media reports on his disappearance and called police, Gagnon said. Debero’s black Lincoln Town Car was found wrecked along I-85 Saturday, his family said. Debero’s wife, Sara Kassahun, told the AJC earlier this week that he had not been seen Saturday morning, when a friend dropped Debero off at his car.
7:42 a.m. Hey Friday, look at you. Good for you Friday. I missed you.