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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.

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.  


UGA student accused of raping another student in dorm room

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.

Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush mingles with crowd at Bulldogs game

ATHENS, Ga. -- Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush took to the campaign trail on Saturday and found himself behind an age-old football rival's enemy lines - in Athens, Ga.

It didn't seem to cause too much trouble for the former Florida governor, however. He mingled with a crowd of college Republicans before the match-up between the University of Georgia and South Carolina.

This won't be the only time Bush will mix politics and SEC football, however.

He's set to attend the Georgia-Tennessee game in October and a game between Louisiana State University and Alabama in November.

Famed Bulldog Herschel Walker: Donald Trump is 'my frontrunner' for president

Donald Trump is in position to win the endorsement of a former Heisman Trophy winner who said he knows it could be an unpopular move.

Herschel Walker, the former running back who played for the New Jersey Generals of the now-defunct USFL when Trump owned the team, said he likes what he has seen from Trump during the billionaire's polarizing presidential campaign.

"There's not a doubt in my mind right now he is my frontrunner," Walker told USA TODAY Sports. "I'm not going to say anything negative about him because it's not true."

Walker said he supports Trump's idea of building a wall between the U.S.-Mexico border, but does not agree with Trump's most controversial position: deporting the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.

Eateries earn north Ga. city 'Best Places to Live' spot

SANTA FE -- A major magazine has named a north Georgia city among the best places to live in the U.S.

Outside Magazine released its “2015 Best Towns” competition which whittled 64 towns down to 16.

Among them is Athens, Ga. which the magazine touts as an “outpost of world-class eateries that combine the best of the South with adventurous, farm fresh, ethos.”

Specifically, the magazine highlights White Tiger Gourmet, Bread Basket, Cali-N-Tito’s, Creature Comforts, the National, The Old Pal and Hi-Lo Lounge.

Athens ranked sixth in the nation.

It was the only city in Georgia to make the final list – but not the only southern town.