Boy allegedly left unsupervised for 14 hours

1. Boy was left unsupervised for 14 hours before drowning, judge says. In court Wednesday, a Bartow County judge said Bobbie Jessica Prather left her 3-year-old son without supervision for more than 14 hours, according to Channel 2 Action News. [Read more]

2. CNN drops ties with Kathy Griffin after tasteless decapitated Trump photo/video. Atlanta-based CNN has cut ties from comedienne Kathy Griffin the day after she posted video and photos of her holding a bloody, beheaded version of President Donald Trump, a move that generated outrage from all sides of the political spectrum. She has been co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve program with Anderson Cooper on Times Square in New York City going back to 2007. [Read more

3. A worry for Jon Ossoff in the Sixth: Will black voters show up? The folks at have kindly provided Jon Ossoff, the Democrat in Georgia’s Sixth District race, something to worry about: The continuation of a post-Obama depression in turnout among African-Americans: [Read more

4. Georgia man dies in fall at national preserve. For the second time in recent days, a Georgia resident has died after a fall at a national or state park. William Greg McCary, 57, of Rome, died Tuesday morning after he fell about 50 feet at the Little River Canyon National Preserve in northeast Alabama, officials said. [Read more

5. Judge allows investigation of DeKalb sheriff to continue. The attorney for DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann argued unsuccessfully in court Wednesday that it’s not what his client was accused of doing but in what capacity he allegedly did it that matters. For Mann — charged on May 6 for allegedly exposing himself to an Atlanta police officer in Piedmont Park then fleeing arrest — it was an important distinction that could’ve saved him from a suspension much longer than the one-week suspension he recently gave himself. [Read more]