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Protest planned at Valdosta graduation over student death

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they will provide extra security during graduation ceremonies this weekend at the Valdosta high school where a student was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat more than two years ago.

May 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah prosecutors seek indictment over death of college student

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Prosecutors plan to seek an criminal indictment next month in the death of a 22-year-old college student at the Chatham County jail.

May 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Carroll hurts left knee as Hawks fall to Cavaliers, 97-89

ATLANTA (AP) - The Hawks have been here before in this postseason, down 1-0 after losing the opening game of a series at home.

May 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's jobless rate remains unchanged at 6.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at 6.3 percent, which is unchanged from the previous month.

May 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. daycare temporarily closed during state investigation

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) - A judge has affirmed an order to temporarily close a Cobb County daycare after employees were accused of lying about how long a child was left alone in a van.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Charges dropped for man who smashed car window, saved dog

THENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have dropped the charges against an Athens veteran who was arrested after breaking a window to free a dog from a hot car.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia teacher accused of letting students have sex

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - An Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


It's not an ostrich: Emu causes highway traffic jam

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Drivers may have mistaken it for an ostrich, but an emu was at the heart of a highway traffic jam in metro Atlanta.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


University board backs plan to prevent sexual violence

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's state university system plans to set specific training requirements for students and staff and create new positions in hopes of preventing sexual violence at its 30 schools.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


NTSB: Pilot reported problem before fatal crash into freeway

ATLANTA (AP) - Seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway, a pilot radioed air traffic controllers to say he was struggling to gain altitude, authorities said.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Clarification: Michael's Law story

ATLANTA (AP) - In a story May 17, The Associated Press reported that a new Georgia law prevents anyone younger than 21 from entering a bar, defined as a business with more than 75 percent of its revenue from sales of alcohol to be consumed at that location. The story should have specified that the law allows people younger than 21 in a bar if accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse older than 21 or to attend a live concert requiring a paid ticket.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


About 270 tickets written in Ga under "slow poke" law

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol says officers have written about 270 tickets under a law that makes it illegal to block faster drivers in the left-hand lane.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


More than 20 suspects arrested in child sex sting

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they arrested more than 20 people in a weekend operation aimed at curbing the exploitation of children.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Busy spring puts state ports on track for record fiscal year

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick are on track for a record-breaking fiscal year following a busy spring in which East Coast ports benefited from a West Coast labor dispute.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal appoints members to medical marijuana study group

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed 11 members of a new panel charged with making recommendations about what type of medical marijuana use Georgia should allow.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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Ohio man who confessed in video turns himself in

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio driver who made an online video confessing to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after drinking heavily has turned himself in on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide.

September 09, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


Two injured in fall at Stone Mountain

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Police say two teenage boys have been hospitalized with serious injuries after they fell several hundred feet from a cliff at Stone Mountain Park.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. Rep. Brooks won't be suspended

ATLANTA (AP) - A panel appointed by the Georgia governor decided Friday that state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, who's facing federal wire and mail fraud charges, should not be suspended from office.

July 01, 2013 | KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | STATE


High court strikes down federal marriage provision

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.

June 26, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


Teen shot while selling candy in suburban Atlanta

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in suburban Atlanta say a teenage girl has been hospitalized after being shot while she was selling candy.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


New radios at Ga. Army base jamming garage doors

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A new radio system being installed at a Georgia Army base is frustrating hundreds of homeowners in the Augusta area who have been locked out of their garages because of jammed remote-control signals.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


US leaker faces hard choices while in hiding

HONG KONG (AP) - Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about U.S. surveillance programs, has few options to stay one step ahead of the authorities while in apparent hiding.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


Like your health care policy? You may be losing it

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many people who buy their own health insurance could get surprises in the mail this fall: cancellation notices because their current policies aren't up to the basic standards of President Barack Obama's health care law.

May 29, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


German clinic: Man had pencil in head for 15 years

BERLIN (AP) - German doctors say a man spent 15 years with a pencil in his head following a childhood accident.

May 29, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


Ex-Grand Valley St. QB who went missing found dead

DETROIT (AP) - A three-day search for one of the winningest college quarterbacks ever ended in a remote wooded area in Michigan, where authorities found his body and were left with a mystery of how he died.

May 29, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


DNR proposes creating new law enforcement division

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is proposing to create a new law enforcement division, separating it from its Wildlife Resources division.

May 29, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


USA Network offering free television screening

ATLANTA (AP) - USA Network is offering a screening of its new drama series "Graceland" in Atlanta.

May 29, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


Detroit officer on trial in death of girl, 7

DETROIT (AP) - Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. A gunshot then went off inside, fatally striking a 7-year-old girl in the head while she slept on a couch.

May 29, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


Central Ga. law officers search for escaped inmate

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Law officers in central Georgia were searching for an inmate they say escaped from the Twiggs County law enforcement center by creating a hole in the shower.

May 28, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


Monroe-based firm to expand its operations in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say Monroe-based Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. will expand its operations in Walton County, creating 250 new jobs and investing $80 million.

May 28, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE


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