Delta Air Lines pilots begin voters on new labor contract
ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines pilots have started voting on a proposed new labor contract that would give them pay raises of 30.2 percent over four years.
If they vote in favor of the deal, the 13,000 pilots would get immediate pay raises of 18 percent when the contract takes effect, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016.
Then, on top of that, they would get a 3 percent raise in 2017, another 3 percent raise in 2018 and a 4 percent raise in 2019.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Air Line Pilots Association union has been pushing for raises to make up for pay cuts of as much as 50 percent that pilots sustained during the company's financial struggles and bankruptcy a decade ago.
The pilots can cast their ballots through Dec. 1.
Police: Fake ID ring funded plastic surgery for strippers
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Authorities say they have broken up a fake ID ring in which the suspects fraudulently established credit to buy expensive cars and fund plastic surgery for strippers.
WSB-TV reports Vanessa Williams turned in her three co-conspirators to Gwinnett County detectives after taking part in a fake ID and financial crimes ring.
Detective Nermin Cultarevic said Williams and the suspects would buy IDs from prison inmates as well as create other fictitious ones to obtain lines of credit.
Authorities said they then bought high-end items and also sold the lines of credit to prostitutes and strippers who used them for breast and other implant surgeries.
Ericka Williams, Sean Blow and Edrell Smith were arrested Wednesday. It is unclear what charges they are facing or if they have an attorney.
Teenager surrenders in Riverdale high school student's death
RIVERDALE -- A 16-year-old boy accused of killing a Clayton County high school classmate last week has surrendered to authorities.
The Clayton County Sheriff's Office said the suspect's father brought his son to surrender Wednesday, hours after deputies placed him atop the county's most wanted list.
The teenager has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the Nov. 2 death of 17-year-old Cedric Clark. Clark, a junior at Charles Drew High School, was found dead behind a Riverdale home.
WXIA-TV reports investigators believe the suspect and a 16-year-old were planning to fight after school. Later that night, Clark and the 16-year-old were walking in a subdivision when the suspect ran into the street and shot Clark.
The Associated Press generally does not identify juveniles charged with crimes.
Police: School employee bought gun, ammo after suspension
SANDY SPRINGS -- Authorities say a suspended school basketball coach has been arrested after he left a meeting upset, bought a gun and loaded the weapon during a traffic stop.
Sandy Springs police tell news outlets that school officials at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School confronted Terry Kelly on Wednesday morning regarding inappropriate texts and emails former students had received.
Kelly was placed on administrative leave during the meeting and officials say a private investigator they had hired then witnessed Kelly buy a gun and ammunition at a sporting goods store. Police officers pulled Kelly over as he was driving in the direction of the school. The school was placed on lockdown.
Kelly has been charged with reckless conduct and obstruction in connection to the incident. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.