News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST
ATLANTA (AP) - A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-like security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Tuesday that "Mass Exodus Monday" will bring a crush of passengers through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Feb. 4, as visitors leave one day after the Super Bowl.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia state senator has announced from the Senate floor that she has recently been sexually harassed. Sen. Renee Unterman of Buford said Tuesday that she hadn't seen sexual harassment in her previous 29 years as an elected official but had been a victim "in the last couple of weeks." Unterman's comments came in response to the state Senate changing its rules Monday to limit the amount of time accusers have to report allegations against senators and their staffs to two years.
ATLANTA (AP) - A tractor-trailer loaded with 20 tons of frozen chicken caught fire in a highway tunnel under a runway at Atlanta's international airport, closing both the runway and tunnel for nearly two hours. WSB-TV reports crews determined both the tunnel and the fifth runway at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to be sound despite the fire. Traffic resumed Monday morning on Interstate 285 while a crew worked to remove the big rig.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - One of the nation's largest Pepsi bottlers has filed suit against PepsiCo over its franchise territory. The Birmingham-based Buffalo Rock Co. says in a news release has tried for years to resolve differences with PepsiCo. But Buffalo Rock says the larger company has violated its franchise agreements and intruded into its exclusive territories. The company has distribution centers in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. PepsiCo didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.
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