Authorities say more than 20 people have been arrested on charges related to child exploitation and prostitution in an operation designed to coincide with Atlanta hosting the NCAA Final Four. FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said a busy weekend in Atlanta increased probability of child prostitution and recovery of victims associated with it.
The Michigan-made portable maple court for men's college basketball's Final Four is making the trip this week to Atlanta. A truck hauling the floor is scheduled to make stops at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Dalton State in Georgia on Monday.
With just months left until the men's NCAA Final Four begins in Atlanta, local organizers are looking for about 1,000 people to fill volunteer positions. Local organizing committee Director Sharon Goldmacher said Thursday that volunteers are needed all over Atlanta to serve as ambassadors at the airport, in downtown hotels, near the Georgia Dome and in the downtown area.