Impact of realtors’ suit; Delta-8 usage; UGA murder update

*An agreement was finally reached between the National Association of Realtors and groups of home sellers. The association settled the $418-millio, case Friday, with new rules intending to go into effort this July. Realtor Daniel Martini tells Atlanta News First the changes are going to drive many realtors out of the business by removing the six percent commission standard. He says around 300,000 are expected to call it quits by the end of the year. Martini also says that the new move won’t likely bring down home prices anytime soon with demand up and inventory remaining low.  

*More Georgia teens are experimenting with Delta-8. A survey funded by the National Institute of Health found that at least one or two students in every average-sized high school class used the intoxicating substance last year. Delta-8 is a chemical compound found in cannabis and hemp plants.

*The suspect in last month’s fatal beating of a nursing student found at the University of Georgia is asking for a jury trial. Court officials in Athens say 26-year-old Jose Ibarra faces charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping, hindering a 911 call and concealing the death of another for his alleged role in the February 22nd death of 22-year-old Laken Riley. Officials say Riley’s body was found in a wooded area of campus the following day. Ibarra remains in custody at the Athens Clarke County Jail. A court date in the case is pending.  

(From Georgia News Network)