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Groom Saves Boy On Wedding Day, Jumps In River

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Cobb County's Woofstock adoption event celebrates man's best friend!

The dog days of summer may be over for most of us, but not in Cobb County! This weekend, thousands of pet-lovers and their four-legged friends will gather for Woofstock, "Atlanta's largest pet party in the park!" 

For it's 12th year, the Smyrna Village Green will go to the dogs for the south's largest pet adoption event and celebration of all things canine. This year, Woofstock is unleashing a paw-sitively awesome line-up of fun activities for your family and fur-babies on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1.

Ready to adopt? Over 50 non-profit rescue groups will be on hand to help connect you with your new best friend.

Just there to let Fido enjoy a romp with some puppy pals? Strap a leash on your pup and enjoy live music, kids activities, pet supply vendors, pet contests with challenges like Frisbee chasing, dog tricks and agility courses. 

For a howling good time, be sure to catch folk musicians Joseph and local singer-songwriter Alex Guthrie on the music stage on Saturday.

If you're panting from the heat, check out the "Mans' Best Friend" cave, a mancave-esque seating area with TVs and a cooler of "bones" so that you can check in on the game and cool off with your furry friends.  

And calling all daredevil dogs!  Your pet pal can compete to see how far he can plunge into a giant dog pool at the "Dogs Dock Diving Show." Just try to avoid a ruff landing...

Woodstock is free and all pets are allowed as long as they're on a leash. Saturday, September 30 (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 1 (11 a.m.-6 p.m.).

Woman's explicitly detailed grocery list leaves little room for error for husband

Twitter user Era Golwalkar gained attention online this week when a grocery list she made for her husband went viral. 

Golwalkar’s list had very explicit instructions, leaving her husband little room to mess up the shopping.

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“This is the task I gave to my hubby last weekend! Even (you) guys (should) follow this list for happy customers,” Golwalkar wrote on Twitter.

List items such as potatoes and onions came with illustrations from Golwalkar so her husband knew exactly what she was looking for. She even specified colors (red and yellow tomatoes, no green potatoes) and condition (round onions, tomatoes with no holes or cracks. She also included traditional Indian food items such as methi and mirchi, which were also listed with doodles and details.

The Times of India noted that the list “acts as a ‘legally binding agreement’ in case there is a conflict later between the couple due to any discrepancy between what was conveyed and what was bought.”

“We implore women to be this particular in preparing the grocery lists as not only will it avoid any unambiguity arising out of their husbands’ lack of discretion or general awareness, but it will also not give him any chance to make frivolous claims later such as, ‘You didn’t mention the quantity/color/weight,’ (or) ‘This wasn’t available and you didn’t mention any substitute,’” Times reporter Vikram Bhalla cheekily wrote.

Golwalkar later provided an “answer key,” as demanded by apparent fans, with explanations of directions and preferences on the list.

In the guide, she explained that it was important her husband purchase red tomatoes, which are ready to use, and yellow ones, which last longer. Drawings of onions with and without growths distinguish which are ripe and which are not. She continued the key explaining the best conditions for usable methi, mirchi and bhindhi, an okra used in Indian cooking.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Teen who choked and killed mother’s abusive ex-boyfriend not indicted 

A New York teenager, who was accused of choking his mother's abusive ex-boyfriend to death, will return to normal life after a grand jury declined to indict him

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High school senior Luis Moux, 18, was facing a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of Stanley Washington in August

The teen told police he saw Washington beating his mother inside their Bronx, New York apartment. Moux ran out of his bedroom, pulled Washington off his mother and then started choking him, said police. 

Washington had been previously arrested for domestic violence involving Moux's mother.

Moux was arrested shortly after the incident, with police saying it wasn't "cut and dry." He was charged with manslaughter. The teen's family maintained he was protecting his mother and it was self-defense. 

Now with the grand jury decision not to formally charge Moux, his attorney, Walter Fields, said the teen will move on with his life. 

"It was clear that Luis didn’t do anything wrong. He testified in the grand jury and his story didn’t change a bit,” Fields told the New York Daily News

"When you are an innocent man, you just want to move on with your life."

>> Related: Teen chokes man to death after seeing him beat mom unconscious, police say

Washington, meantime, had a long criminal history, that included more than 20 prior arrests, according to police.


Ohio bill would ban sexting, require diversion programs for youths

Sexting is rampant among teens, putting them at risk for criminal charges, school expulsion and images of their privates being displayed and shared in the digital world.

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The behavior is so common that some Ohio counties have set up diversion programs for young offenders.

State Reps. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, and Brian Hill, R-Zanesville, introduced a bill in the Ohio House to ban sexting by anyone under age 21 and require courts to set up diversion programs.

The bill would require that the diversion programs cover legal consequences, potential sanctions such as school discipline or the loss of job opportunities, the effect on relationships, the potential for bullying and how the searchability and infinite audience online can produce long-term consequences.

The bill would allow courts to use existing programs and prosecutors would retain the discretion to criminally charge first-time offenders when deemed appropriate.

RELATED: Clark County program aims to stop teens from sexting

RELATED: Clark County prosecutors, schools team up to fight sexting

“This generation -- a lot of pictures taken and videos recorded,” said Rezabek. “It seems it’s always a young girl sending a picture to a young boy, who then sends it to his buddies.”

That scenario played out four years ago in Oakwood, Ohio, with a high school freshman who ended up spending several Saturdays, attending classes in a Montgomery County diversion program. His mother praises the program as a second-chance for kids who make mistakes and an opportunity for them to learn about the law and consequences to their behavior.

“They just don’t understand the gravity of things and only have a vague understanding of law,” the mother said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to protect her son’s privacy.

RELATED: Stop sending EMS to respond to overdose calls, Ohio councilman says

This generation of teens and young adults constantly share candid -- and sometimes sexually explicit -- photos without an awareness of the long-term ramifications, the mother said. “It’s this dangerous juxtaposition: the bubble of obliviousness and they’re starting to change, they’re going through puberty.”

Sexting is the creation, sending, receiving or showing of sexually-oriented content via cell phone, email, social media or other online sources. It is legal among consenting adults, as long as elements of coercion aren’t part of it, Rezabek said.

RELATED: 5 Vandalia students suspended for sexting

When minors are involved in sexting, it can lead to criminal charges. Studies show that one in four teens are involved in sexting, while as many as half have seen inappropriate texts, according to the Ohio State Bar Association.

RELATED: Ohio State Bar: sexting involving minors is a crime

Father Attacked By Swarm Of Bees And Dies

Father Attacked By Swarm Of Bees And Dies

The Spooky History of Halloween

The Spooky History of Halloween

Student finds loophole in professor’s exam instructions, becomes internet hero

A Maryland college student has become an unwitting internet hero after he found a loophole in his professor’s exam instructions that allowed him to bring a note card the size of a human being to class.

Reb Beatty, an assistant professor at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, wrote on Facebook last week that, each year, he allows his accounting students to bring a 3x5 note card filled with notes to class for their first exam. Unfortunately, Beatty was not specific enough about those dimensions.

One student, Elijah Bowen, showed up for the test with a note card measuring 3x5 feet. A photo taken by Beatty shows Bowen’s note card, filled with pages’ worth of both typed and neatly handwritten notes. 

“As precise as I am, apparently I never specified inches, and therefore, yes, it was allowed,” Beatty wrote. “Well played, and lesson learned for me.”

Beatty’s post received more than 33,000 reactions and, as of Tuesday morning, had been shared close to 30,000 times. 

A few days after he initially posted the photo, the professor clarified some issues, particularly whether his method should be considered cheating. 

“Using a 3x5 inch (or foot) card/poster in an accounting course is just as much -- if not more -- a preparatory tool than a test aid,” Beatty wrote on Facebook. “The approach is that the process itself will force the student to organize his/her thoughts, put material into terminology that he/she understands, et cetera. It is NOT cheating, or going easy on students, or however you want to reference it. An accounting exam, designed effectively, requires application of concepts and proficiency in the material, not just regurgitating facts.”

Many of Beatty’s Facebook commenters praised Bowen’s initiative, with at least one person saying that he was “going places” in life. 

“Love this! And the explanations from the teacher,” another woman wrote. “As an educator, and the wife of an accounting student, I agree that organization & meticulous review of concepts prepares students for application. THAT is real life.” 

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Bowen also reiterated some of Beatty’s points in an interview with the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, saying that he “figured it would be a win-win either way” because preparing the giant note card would be a good way to study for the exam.   

“I had to refer to the card only a couple of times,” Bowen said. “It was very big. It was more comical than anything.”

The freshman told the Gazette that he wasn’t sure if Beatty would allow the giant note card, so he had a backup 3x5 inch index card, just in case. What he did know, he said, is that he was right about the professor not specifying the exact dimensions of what was allowed. 

He credited Beatty with teaching him to notice tiny details such as that one. 

“The professor is always telling us not to miss details or specifics, since that will throw off entire calculations,” Bowen told the newspaper

He said he just applied that principle to Beatty’s syllabus and notes. 

Beatty allowed the giant note card, but made Bowen sit in the back row so other students could not see his notes, the Gazette reported. Bowen told the newspaper that he passed the test with either a low A or a high B. 

The professor told Buzzfeed News that he’s since updated his syllabus and course instructions with the correct size of the note card allowed during the exam. 

Dozens debate the future of Confederate monument in Decatur Square

Many people met on Tuesday as the DeKalb County Commission worked to decide on the future of the Confederate monument in Decatur Square. 

We're working to learn more about the plan ahead for Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m. 

Channel 2’s Audrey Washington was at the meeting as the commission discussed the monument, after thousands of residents, as well as the City Commission, requested its removal. 

On Monday, the Decatur City Commission unanimously passed a resolution condemning white supremacy and supporting the removal of the Confederate monument from the square. 


The monument was erected in 1908, and those against the moment says it continues to glorify white supremacy and unequal treatment of residents of color.  

Washington spoke with some of the activists, and they say they will provide attorneys free of charge to assist with the removal.

"The city of Decatur has the highest concentration of attorneys in the state of Georgia and they have been volunteering to support this effort," NAACP representative Mawuli Davis said.  

Room filling up as DeKalb County Commission meets on the future of confederate monument in Decatur Square. @wsbtv @hatefreedecatur — Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) September 26, 2017