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WellStar names new president

WellStar names new president

MARIETTA, Ga. -- WellStar Health System has chosen Candice Saunders as its new president and chief operating officer.

Saunders will take over her new role after current president and CEO Reynold Jennings' contract expires on Dec. 31, 2015.

"WellStar is critical and essential to the communities it serves. More than 1.4 million people rely on our services to live a healthy life," Saunders said in a release. "With my new responsibilities, I will provide leadership continuity to ensure that our system continues to play a major role in providing world-class healthcare to the people of metro Atlanta and northwest Georgia for years to come."

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Krispy Kreme selling coffee-flavored donuts

Krispy Kreme selling coffee-flavored donuts

(WXIA) -- Coffee and donuts are a great way to start the day -- but what if the two breakfast staples were combined?

Krispy Kreme is now offering two coffee-inspired donuts at participating stores through Sunday, Mar. 30.

Customers can feast on:

* Mocha Kreme: A moist yeast donut filled with a tasty blend of chocolate and coffee flavors, topped with mocha icing, a milk chocolate swirl and decorated with milk chocolate icing

* Caramel Coffee Kreme: A decadent glazed treat topped with smooth caramel and coffee-flavored icing, a mocha drizzle and dollop of coffee Kreme

Visit krispykreme.com to find a Krispy Kreme location near you.

Calls for Fla. state attorney to resign after Dunn verdict

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There are calls for Florida State Attorney Angela Corey to step down. She led the state's case against Michael Dunn, whose trial on first degree murder charges ended with a hung jury.

Dunn was accused in the shooting death of a Marietta teen - Jordan Davis - who would have celebrated his 19th birthday on Sunday.

The jury did convict Dunn late Saturday on three counts of attempted second degree murder and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle.

MORE | The trial of Michael Dunn, accused of killing a Marietta teen over loud music

Jurors find Dunn guilty of four of five counts

JACKSONVILLE -- Thirty-one hours after deliberations over two days, a jury found Michael David Dunn guilty of four of five counts, but could not agree on first-degree murder.

Circuit Judge Russell Healey declared a mistrial on the first-degree murder count. The jury found him guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and shooting a deadly missile.

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Authorities investigate 'rolling meth lab' in Marietta

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Police said they were investigating what they called a mobile meth lab the size of a backpack in the area of Northwest Parkway and Franklin Road in Marietta Friday night.

Officers on patrol in that area at about 4:30 pm Friday, said they noticed someone they said looked suspicious. At the same time, a nearby business called 911, saying they noticed that same person tossing a backpack into some nearby bushes when police drove by.

Police circled back and took the man into custody. They got a real surprise when they retrieved the backpack.

"The suspect had what we determined was a sort of rolling meth lab," said Marietta Police Officer Dave Baldwin. "Where he had all the basic ingredients to make methamphetamine in his backpack and was carrying it on his person. Where he was going at this time, I don't know."

Police evacuated several nearby businesses, primarily as a precaution.

Jury recesses for night in shooting death of Fla. teen

JACKSONVILLE (USA TODAY) - Jurors reviewing the fate of a Florida man charged with killing a teen in a dispute over rap music have recessed for the night.

Bill would unplug Georgia's $5K electric vehicle tax credit

ATLANTA -- Georgia ranked fourth in the U.S. in electric vehicle registrations last year - an impressive showing for a state notched squarely in the middle of the country's "truck belt."

Now, a bill introduced by state representative and former Alpharetta Mayor Chuck Martin (R-Alpharetta), threatens to suck the air out of electric vehicle adoption in the Peach State.

The bill would eliminate an up to $5,000 tax credit available to buyers of new zero-emission vehicles, no later than April 1. The tax credit - among the richest in the country - coupled with a $7,500 federal tax credit, has fueled electric vehicle adoption in the state. 

Electric vehicle advocates argue eliminating the tax will slam the brakes on sales of electric vehicles, which they say reduce emissions and dependence of foreign oil.