ATLANTA (AP) - A number of Atlanta residents like the idea of renaming Confederate Ave. as United Ave. The city held a public hearing on the proposal Thursday night and most of those speaking supported the change. Atlanta City Council is to vote Oc. 3 on renaming the street.

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Georgia police say DNA evidence has linked a Cobb County man to three rapes over the past 12 years. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 51-year-old Christopher Charles Sanders is accused of raping three women in three different cases dating back to 2006. He was indicted Thursday on three rape charges connected to the 2006, 2011 and 2012 attacks. Georgia passed a law in 2016 requiring all rape kits be submitted to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for testing.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say two men found with hundreds of pounds of marijuana in their rental truck have been charged in Nebraska. Lancaster County Court records say 30-year-old Brandon Arrington, of McDonough, Georgia, and 49-year-old Edward Babb, of Houston, are both charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver. Court records don't list attorneys for them. The 645 pounds of pot was discovered after a traffic stop in Lincoln.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A daughter of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown has died. According to a news release from the James Brown Family Foundation, Venisha Brown died Wednesday at AU Health Medical Center in Augusta due to complications from pneumonia. She was 53 years old. A songwriter and musician, Brown was active in the foundation and is remembered as "one who fully embodied the dance moves of her father," who died on Christmas Day 2006.

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