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11 Things You Need to Know for Thursday, August 15

(WXIA) -- There is plenty of news to talk about this week, so use this list to make it easy. These are the top 11 news stories making local and national headlines on Thursday, August 15. 

1. Victor Hill verdict

A verdict is likely to be reached in the Victor Hill corruption trial Thursday. 

2. Eat avocados, docs say

A new study found three reasons why the avocado is the perfect food.

3. Former principal faces child molestation charges 

Jack Duane Hibbs, 57, of Marietta was arrested by detectives and charged with four counts of aggravated child molestation.

4. William Kaidyn Stover at home, kidnapper behind bars

The woman accused with kidnapping an 8-month-old boy spent Wednesday night in jail after a frightening ordeal. William Kaidyn Stover was taken Tuesday night, and was reunited with his mom Wednesday afternoon, safe and sound.

5. Character witnesses testify "for" Andrea Sneiderman 

The parade of witnesses included a babysitter, 2 nannies, 2 college friends, a cruise ship mate, a synagogue member, and a gaggle of lake house friends.

6. Preventing lice

As kids head back to school, they can become vulnerable to head lice since the tiny insects spread quickly from one head of hair to another.

7. New Ga. Supreme Court justice swearing in

Georgia Supreme Court Presiding Justice Hugh Thompson is set to take his new role during a ceremony Thursday.

8. Makeover set for Gold Dome area

The state government is planning a dramatic makeover of Georgia's Capitol Square complex to provide visitors a more welcoming vibe.

9. Local lawyer steals from clients 

An Atlanta attorney has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing from more than 50 clients. Thomas Dickson admitted to taking more than $300,000 from his law firm's account.

10. Burglary at Atlanta beauty school 

Two women and a man are accused of burglarizing a west Atlanta beauty school. The suspects hit Paul Mitchell The School Atlanta at the King Plow Arts Center at around 3 a.m. Thursday.

11. Things to do on Thursday 

Music, art, community gatherings and more are happening Thursday throughout Atlanta's neighborhoods. 


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