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Georgia agency nixes cancer chain's bid for rule change

ATLANTA (AP) -- A top Georgia health care official says a cap on the number of in-state patients that a national cancer treatment chain can treat will remain.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America was seeking permission from the state's Department of Community Health to apply for a new certificate as a general hospital.

The change would have allowed its Newnan facility to treat more Georgia patients, eliminating a cap set by lawmakers in 2008 when they created a "destination hospital" category to accommodate the company.

Department Commissioner Clyde Reese said Thursday that reaction to Cancer Treatment Centers' new proposal was overwhelmingly negative. Reese said the state agency was not the "proper venue" to make the change.

Victim identified in fatal tractor trailer accident

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The Georgia State Patrol has identified the person killed in a Wednesday crash on Interstate 85.

The incident happened near Mile Marker 53 when the front of a tractor trailer traveling on the right shoulder struck a guardrail while moving north.

The truck then hit a concrete traffic barrier and burst into flames.

The driver, later identified as James Wesley Prater, 46, of Camilla, Ga. was unable to exit the vehicle and died in the crash.

Officials said the full report on the accident is not yet available.

Police searching for missing Picasso etching

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The search is on for an original Pablo Picasso etching.

The piece was stolen in mid-September to early October, from a home in Newnan. The sketch was created in 1968 and is 31 in a series of 50.

It was last sold by Christie's Auction House in London for $15,000 back in March of 2006.

Now, police are using social media to ask amateur art historians to help find the artwork. The Newnan Police Department posted a picture of the etching on its Facebook page

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this etching are asked to contact Sgt. Chad Wood 770-254-2355 x 116 or 404-535-0489.

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Newnan police make changes after mother tricks officers with fake court order

NEWNAN, Ga. -- An abducted Newnan child is now back with his father after police say he was kidnapped by his non-custodial mother.

The search came to an end early Tuesday morning when Gwinnett County police and ICE officers kicked down the door of an apartment, where they say Victoria Chancy and her son were sleeping.  

The boy's family said police were as much to blame as anyone in the case -- they are the ones who took the order, showed up at the boy's home and demanded that the the child's father -- who has full custody -- hand him over.

Methamphetamine found in dead baby

COWETA COUNTY, Ga -- It was a shocking discovery after sheriff deputies found a four-month-old baby girl dead in her mother's bed in Coweta County.

They said they found illegal drugs in the baby and two of her siblings.

The children's mother, Jazmen Nicole Hazelrigs, 22, is charged with three counts of Felony Child Cruelty and Possession of Methamphetamine, but could face more serious charges if investigators determine the drugs caused the baby's death.

Coweta County Sherriff Mike Yeager told 11 Alive News that toxicology tests were done on Hazelrigs, her 4-month old daughter, who died, and her 2-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. "The mother plus the three children, including the deceased infant, were positive for methamphetamine," he said.

Ultimate Aircraft to hold job fair in Newnan

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Ultimate Aircraft is looking for more than 80 new employees to work at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The aviation services company will hold a hiring fair on Wednesday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Goodwill Newnan Career Center, located at 228 Bullsboro Drive.

Attendees are asked to dress professionally, and bring copies of their résumés and two forms of identification. Company representatives will conduct onsite interviews and on-the-spot hiring for aircraft appearance detail crew members and supervisors.

For more information, call the Newnan Career Center at 678-423-3562.

Van sold days ago in Ga. matches Texas attack vehicle

NEWNAN, Ga. -- A shootout hundreds of miles away in front of a Dallas, Texas police station could have a very local tie - the armored, gun-ported van that the shooter used to mount his attack.

The distinctive van that the suspect used in the shooting is seemingly identical to one that 11Alive has confirmed was sold less than a week ago in an online auction.

The van was sold on eBay by a small family-run Newnan business that sells and rents commercial trucks and vans.