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ATLANTA (AP) - A newspaper says Georgia Tech University takes longer than most schools in the state to investigate ethics complaints. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Georgia Tech takes the second longest of any school in the University System of Georgia to review employee complaints about ethics abuses or conflict of interest violations.
ATLANTA (AP) - Two Georgia men have been sentenced to four life terms in prison for kidnapping and killing a pregnant woman and her fiance. News outlets report 44-year-old Andre Cleveland Gay and 46-year-old Richard "Fathead" Wilson pleaded guilty Monday to kidnapping and killing 21-year-old Briana Brooks and 23-year-old Jeronta Brown.
ATLANTA (AP) - Arby's owner Inspire Brands is buying the Sonic drive-in hamburger chain. Inspire is paying $43.50 per share, or $2.3 billion, for Sonic, which has 3,500 restaurants in the U.S. Inspire said it expects the deal to close by the end of this year.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A temporary bridge used during reconstruction of Chicago's Interstate 55 and Lake Shore Drive interchange has earned Illinois the year's top national transportation award. The grand prize in the 2018 America's Transportation Awards was announced Monday at the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials in Atlanta. The Illinois Department of Transportation devised a temporary bridge for I-55 traffic onto Lake Shore Drive to diminish delays.
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