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Porsha Williams of the Bravo network's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" is facing a charge of battery after fellow cast member Kenya Moore told police she was attacked during filming of the show.

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ATLANTA – Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/19h2mCB ) reports the dispute involves Atlanta Catholic Archbishop Wilton Gregory's former residence.

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It's the latest controversy involving church properties in Atlanta. Earlier this month, Gregory said he would sell a new $2.2 million mansion after parishioners complained it wasn't in line with the tone of austerity set by Pope Francis.

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ATLANTA – Authorities say a sixth suspect in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father has been arrested in Atlanta.

FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said in a statement that Quantavious Thompson was taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon. Details on his arrest weren't immediately available Thursday.

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Frank Janssen was kidnapped April 5 from his home and driven in a rented hatchback to Atlanta, where he was held for five days before his rescue.

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ATLANTA – Five people accused in the abduction of a North Carolina man last week are due in federal court in Atlanta Tuesday for a bond hearing.

Frank Arthur Janssen was taken from his home in Wake Forest, N.C., on April 5 and was rescued five days later when FBI agents raided an Atlanta apartment.

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Charged with kidnapping were: 21-year-old Jenna Paulin Martin; 30-year-old Tiana Maynard; 20-year-old Jevante "Flame" Price; 21-year-old Michael "Hot" Montreal Gooden; and 29-year-old Clifton James Roberts.

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SMYRNA, Ga. – The Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta expects to soon decide whether to keep or sell a $2.2 million mansion built for his use.

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory convened a special meeting Saturday with nearly 60 representatives of the archdiocese to discuss the Tudor-style mansion. Gregory spokeswoman Patricia Chivers said Gregory wants to reach a decision Saturday on what to do with it.

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Some Catholics in Gregory's diocese have criticized the archbishop for building so luxurious a residence, citing the example of austerity set by Pope Francis.

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ATLANTA – Georgia Tech is suspending a fraternity for three years after an investigation into a member sending an email with instructions for "luring rapebait" at parties fueled with alcohol.

A statement from the Atlanta school says Phi Kappa Tau violated student conduct rules and didn't comply with sanctions imposed last fall.

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The suspension was first reported by Georgia Tech's student newspaper, The Technique.

The fraternity came under scrutiny following reports about the email.

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NEW YORK – A Delta jet from Atlanta bound for New York's LaGuardia Airport was diverted to John F. Kennedy Airport because of a problem with its hydraulic system.

The plane went off the runway and into a grassy area after making the emergency landing around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Airline spokeswoman Leslie Scott says Delta Flight 886 was carrying 118 passengers. No one was injured.

Scott says the plane was diverted to JFK because it has longer runways.

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A Delta flight from Atlanta to LaGuardia made an emergency landing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Wednesday night, rolling off a taxiway and into a grassy area.

WABC-TV reports that Flight 886 was diverted as a precaution to JFK after a warning light in the cockpit indicated a possible problem with the plane's hydraulic system.

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Federal Aviation Administration officials tell the station the plane landed at around 9 p.m.

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SMYRNA, Ga. – The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta says he suspects the church will ultimately sell a $2.2 million mansion built for his use.

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that he accepts blame for not consulting enough with members of the church before building the expansive residence in one of Atlanta's toniest neighborhoods.

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Gregory says he wants to consult with several church councils before making a final decision but added that he believes the recommendation will be to sell the property.

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  • March 31: The former residence of Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory sits under construction to be used as a rectory for six priests after Gregory moved to a nearby $2.2 million mansion for his own use in Atlanta. Gregory apologized for his spending and offered to put the home up for sale after Pope Francis permanently removed a German bishop for his lavish spending on a renovation project.AP

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