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Storms spark lightning fires in Barrow County

WINDER, Ga. (AP) - Powerful lightning and high winds from storms over Barrow County kept firefighters and emergency crews busy all night.

September 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police probe stabbing of pit bull inside pet store

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart store in the west Georgia town of Newnan, horrifying adults and children.

September 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Clemson-Georgia game highlights SEC's first week

A look at things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during Week 1 of the season:

August 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. lane closures to be lifted for holiday weekend

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend.

August 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Sheriff's captain accused of crimes involving teen

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a veteran sheriff's captain is accused of using a computer to have an inappropriate relationship a 14-year-old boy.

August 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Woman gives birth inside Walmart near Atlanta

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) - Labor Day came early for a Roswell woman who gave birth inside a Walmart near Atlanta.

August 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


City moves ahead on benefits for same-sex couples

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A city committee in Marietta has approved a plan aimed at extending retirement benefits to same-sex couples.

August 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Central Ga. brush fire could burn until next rain

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a brush fire burning in the Macon area is expected to smolder until the next significant rainfall.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Wildlife officials monitor disease found in snake

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - State wildlife officials say an emerging snake disease similar to one that has killed millions of bats has been found in a wild Georgia snake.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal looks to allow computing as core requirement

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man found shot to death in Richmond Co.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the gunshot killing of a man in Richmond County.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GBI: Drug overdose deaths declined

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say an analysis shows the number of deaths they handled in 2013 involving drug overdoses was lower than in each of the previous five years.

August 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


College football Hall of Fame finds home

ATLANTA (AP) - Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.

August 22, 2014 | CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer | STATE


Nunn ramps up attacks on Perdue

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Democrat Michelle Nunn is ramping up her attacks on Republican David Perdue as the race for Georgia's open Senate seat heats up.

August 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Missing Zoo Atlanta owl found

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say an owl that went missing from Zoo Atlanta has been found on the front porch of a home about a half-mile away.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Ex Atlanta bank execs sued for lavishness

ATLANTA - Federal bank regulators have sued 17 former directors and officers of Silverton Bank, accusing them of gross negligence and corporate waste.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Search for monkey ends with no sign

LAWRENCEVILLE (AP) - Authorities at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center outside Atlanta say they've ended efforts to find a research monkey missing since June.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Man to plead guilty in Navy kickbacks case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Georgia man is set to plead guilty later this week to his role in a kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say cost the Navy $7 to $20 million.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fulton County courthouse evacuated

UPDATE: Authorities say normal operations have resumed at the Fulton County Courthouse.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Two killed in explosion in Polk County

CEDARTOWN (AP) - Polk County firefighters say two people are dead after an explosion and fire south of Cedartown.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Many Atl. officers lack required training

ATLANTA - At least 51 Atlanta police officers were found to lack the authority to make arrests because they hadn't met state requirements for training, department officials said.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Six Flags looks for actors with a knack for fright

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) - Officials at Six Flags Over Georgia say they're searching for actors, as well as performers such as sword swallowers and fire eaters, to perform during the amusement park's upcoming Fright Fest in October.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. probes deadly East Dublin officer shooting

EAST DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) - Video from a police cruiser in this rural Georgia town shows just how quickly a traffic stop can turn deadly.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fire at Norcross, Ga. business called arson

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) - Gwinnett County fire investigators say a fire at a business in Gwinnett County was caused by arson.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fulton County, Atlanta ordered to transfer jail

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Fulton County and Atlanta officials to move ahead with the sale of the city jail to the county.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Prisoner charged with murder

AUGUSTA (AP) - Authorities say a Richmond County jail inmate has died, 15 days after they say he was beaten by another inmate in a holding cell.

August 18, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Gun found, student held in Lithonia

LITHONIA (AP) - School officials say a student who brought a loaded handgun to Salem Middle School in Lithonia is in police custody.

August 18, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Augusta teacher faces weapons charge

AUGUSTA (AP) - Richmond County school officials say a substitute high school teacher has been arrested after witnesses said he pulled a pocketknife on a disruptive student.

August 18, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Workers hurt when roof collapses in Atl.

ATLANTA - Authorities say three people were injured when the roof of a home collapsed in Atlanta.

August 17, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


AG settles $3.5M debt of 995 soldiers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office has reached agreement with a finance company to clear $3.5 million of debt for 995 soldiers who shopped at a retailer outside the Army's Fort Drum that sold computers and other electronics at inflated prices and credit terms.

August 16, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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