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The new Miss Georgia in her own words

ATHENS, Ga. -- History was made in Athens over the weekend.

Not only was it one of the biggest SEC battles of the season with Alabama rolling into Athens, but for the first time ever, a new Miss Georgia was crowned right out on the football field by Miss America herself.

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Athens-Clarke Co. Police announce traffic pattern changes for end of UGA game

ATHENS, Ga. -- Traffic pattern changes around Athens-Clarke County will be in effect when the football game concludes.

Athens-Clarke County Police remind drivers of the following traffic pattern changes around the area.  These will be in effect when the football game concludes.

Fans flock to Athens despite rainy weather

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia's efforts to prepare fans for the rainy weather were met with appreciation by some fans, but many still made their way to the Classic City to cheer on the team.

"We were never going to miss this game. It's been circled on the calendar for a while," said Jonathan Harvey.

Police arrest man who attacked Athens jogger

ATHENS, GA (WXIA) – Athens-Clarke County Police have arrested a man who allegedly attacked a University of Georgia student on the Greenway trail on Sunday.

Pedro Alvarado, 43, of Athens, has been charged with aggravated assault and battery in relation to the September 20 assault on a 19-year-old female University of Georgia student. The female student was on a three-mile run at the popular Greenway Jogging Trail, about a mile from downtown Athens and about a mile from the UGA Campus.

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Victim declines to file charges, case closed on UGA wide receiver

ATHENS, GA (WXIA) – Athens-Clarke County Police confirmed to 11Alive News no charges will be filed against Georgia wide receiver Isiah McKenzie. McKenzie was accused of making terroristic threats toward a woman after he allegedly issued a death threat against her. The alleged victim declined to press charges.  


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PETA wants feds to investigate UGA's methods in training course

ATHENS, GA (WXIA) – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed a formal complaint with the US Department of Agriculture against the University of Georgia, claiming UGA has allowed animals to be mutilated and cruelly killed in what they describe as an “archaic” medical training course.

PETA says they have obtained documents showing that students in UGA’s Medical Readiness Training Program cut holes in throats, chests and limbs of living dogs, pigs and goats as a part of the course.

“Cutting up and killing dogs and other animals for archaic medical training exercises is morally indefensible and educationally inferior,” said Justin Goodman, PETA director of laboratory investigations, in a statement released Monday afternoon.

University officials meanwhile, say their use of animals conform to legal and ethical standards.