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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EDT

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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's parole board has scheduled a hearing to consider clemency for an inmate who is scheduled for execution next month. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles plans to hold a closed-door clemency hearing for Robert Earl Butts Jr. on May 2. That's a day before the 40-year-old Butts is scheduled to be put to death at the state prison in Jackson.

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia police are investigating after a body was found near Interstate-75 and Interstate-85 in Atlanta. Atlanta Police Capt. Andrew Spenser tells WSB-AM that police aren't sure how the person got in the road. Spenser says the person's injuries indicate they may have been hit by a car.

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a Delta jet that departed from Atlanta's airport for London reported smoke coming from an engine and safely returned to the airport where firefighters immediately doused the engine. An airport spokesman, Andrew Gobeil, told The Associated Press that no one was hurt in Wednesday's incident.

ATLANTA (AP) - An Alabama mayor says the last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up her town has finally been emptied. For more than two months, the so-called poop train has blown an unbearable stench throughout her town. Parrish Mayor Heather Hall said on social media Wednesday that all of the containers have been emptied, but some are still awaiting shipment back to the northeast U.S.

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