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Ga. police chief says he shot his wife

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) - A police chief told a 911 operator that he accidentally shot his wife early New Year's Day inside their suburban home southwest of Atlanta, investigators said Thursday. ...

January 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Rose Bowl rout by Oregon over FSU

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday t...

January 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Atlanta PD names LGBT liaison officer

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Police Department has named a new LGBT liaison officer. The department said in a news release that Officer C.J. Murphy is set to start in her new position Thursday. Sh...

January 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in Anderson County on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, Anderson...

December 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Alabama's Saban wins Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year

ATLANTA (AP) - Nick Saban, who led Alabama to the No. 1 seed in the inaugural College Football Playoff, has been selected the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year. The award, presented by the Chick-fil-A ...

December 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Isolated acts of violence mar holiday week

The suspect in a stabbing at Lawnwood Cemetary was still at large Wednesday, following a holiday week marred by several violent incidents, including a bloody altercation between roommates and a bir...

December 31, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

US pending home climb in November

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose modestly in November as a strengthening economy helped nudge some would-be homebuyers. The National Association of Rea...

December 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Hotel hopes guests head home with a rescue dog

At this hotel, guests get welcomed with a wagging tail or a warm lick to the face. A dog will bound out from behind the registration desk, clad in an "Adopt Me" vest, as visitors arrive at the Al...

December 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

KKK group to keep fighting to join cleanup program

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia Ku Klux Klan group says it will move forward with its application for a highway cleanup program after a judge ruled that the state's denial violated the organization's r...

December 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

NCSO graduates one from Public Safety training

The Newton County Sheriff's Office had one graduate from the 273rd Graduation Class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center at the Athens Academy Friday, Dec. 12. NCSO Deputy William Chesson ...

December 31, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

No. 13 Georgia runs over No. 20 Louisville, 37-14

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - When quarterback Hutson Mason went down with an injury in the second quarter, Georgia coach Mark Richt said the Bulldogs turned to plan B. "Just give it to Nick," Richt s...

December 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Emory University makes changes to sexual misconduct policy

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Emory University is updating its sexual misconduct policy as federal education officials investigate how the metro Atlanta school handles sexual assaults and civil rights cases....

December 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

New year kicks off with start of Ga. shad fishing season

ATLANTA (AP) - Commercial fishermen can kick off the new year with the opening day of shad season in Georgia. The wildlife resources division of the state's Department of Natural Resources' says s...

December 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

5 things to know: Obama health law again in play

WASHINGTON (AP) - New episodes in the nation's long-running political drama over health care are coming via your news feed in 2015. The fate of President Barack Obama's health care law again hangs...

December 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Firefighter hears emergency call about his own home on fire

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) - Firefighters are helping to raise money for a co-worker who was at work when he heard a fire call for his own home. WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1AhChOA) that Kee Moss was wor...

December 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

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