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Posted: 9:46 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Mom of 10 Murdered; Lost iPad App Finds Drug Stash; The Soda for Curing Hangovers  

By Veronica Waters

A mother of 10 is murdered in East Atlanta. Police are investigating a theory that an argument over text messaging led to the fatal shooting of 34-year-old Charlese Brooks on Tuesday night. Her family says Brooks has 10 children, five of them foster kids, and had just bought a house in Rex so they'd all have their own rooms. A suspect, Terri Williams, surrendered to police Wednesday. Williams' lawyer Scott Smith says they feel that the police investigation will exonerate his client in the killing.

The dad of the nine-year-old boy who flew on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas without a ticket says he and his fiancee aren't bad parents...but that his son is trouble sometimes and that he's been frustrated in his attempts to get help. The father tells reporters in Minneapolis that county officials said they couldn't help because his son hadn't done anything bad yet. A leaked memo from the county's human services department earlier this week says the boy's background included auto theft and sneaking into a suburban water park.

The school bookkeeper who talked a gunman into surrendering at McNair Discovery Learning Academy inks a book deal. Antoinette Tuff will work with a writer to tell her story to a Christian publisher, with a projected January release date. She has been on leave from her job at the

KISS news about your health: a morning-after soda may cure your hangover blues. Chinese scientists examined a bevy of hangover cures, including 57 beverages. It wasn't a bloody Mary or strong coffee that worked best--it was Sprite. They found Sprite best speeds up the way the body breaks down alcohol; they think it's the combination of lemon, lime, and carbonation.

Starbucks gets in on the government shutdown talks--kind of. The coffee chain is offering a free tall brewed coffee to any customer in the U. S. who buys another person a beverage at Starbucks today through Friday. The CEO has taken out newspaper ads saying, "A small act of generosity and civility can make a big difference." Howard Schultz wants lawmakers to come together to resolve their political gridlock, and believes the coffee giveaway will help customers set an example on how to do it.

Police break up a drug operation, with the help of a "Find My iPhone" app. When Brookhaven cops traced a stolen iPad to Powder Springs, 32-year-old homeowner Jamar White was arrested on theft charges. Two search warrants at the found 30 stolen laptops and tablets, hundreds of other electronics, and a marijuana grow operation with 14 plants. White is also facing marijuana distribution charges now. Powder Springs Police say they are working in 10 different jurisdictions to try to reconnect people with their stolen stuff.

He was arrested more than 40 times during the height of the civil rights movement; now, Congressman John Lewis has chalked up another arrest at a protest. He and seven other Democratic House members took to the streets of the capital Tuesday, calling for immigration reform.

A fraternity suspends the Georgia Tech student who circulated an e-mail to younger pledge brothers about how to get girls drunk enough for sex. The e-mail offered tips on "luring rape bait." The Alpha Rho chapter of Phi Kappa Tau has also placed itself on suspension, saying the incident has brought embarrassment to the university.

The KISS 104 weather forecast: partly cloudy, with highs in the low to mid-70s.

Veronica Waters

About Veronica Waters

Veronica Waters is the morning news anchor on KISS 104.1 and B-98.5FM. She is also an anchor and reporter for News/Talk WSB.

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