News Briefs: MLK artifacts, student dies, Choose ATL at SXSW

The fate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s personal Bible and his Nobel Peace Prize is still up in the air, but Fulton County Judge Robert McBurney ordered Bernice King to turn them over for storage in a safety deposit box. According to a report from our affiliate CBS Atlanta, the court will maintain the keys to the box until the conclusion of litigation. Bernice King, who leads the King Center, is trying to prevent her brothers, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King, from selling the historic items. They filed a lawsuit against her to release the Bible and Nobel Prize for sale on the open market.

A Georgia Tech student injured in an explosion in his Midtown apartment last month has died Thursday, according to a report from 11 Alive. Saamer Akhshabi, a native of Iran, suffered third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body in the Feb. 4 incident. Lighter fluid and a charred pillow and mattress were found inside the apartment, along with the apparent Molotov cocktail and several plastic bottles filled with gasoline and kerosene.

The Choose ATL campaign is taking its show on the road to the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX this weekend and is bringing the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade with it. The Austin Lantern Parade will be held Sunday and will give Choose ATL a change to showcase Atlanta as a new digital hub destination.

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