ATLANTA (AP) - The unofficial start to the 2014 legislative session known as the Wild Hog Supper featured the same group of Georgia politicians and lobbyists, but a different tone after the event was overhauled this year to be more transparent and benefit the needy.
WALESKA, Ga. (AP) - National Weather Service forecasters say they've determined that recent storm damage north of Atlanta was caused by a small tornado.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation plans autopsies on the bodies of two men who went missing after a Jan. 2 fishing trip.
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) - Record rainfall may help the Florida Panhandle's ailing oyster industry recover from several years of wide-reaching droughts.
ATLANTA (AP) - Flu season is ramping up, with illness widespread in at least 35 states. That's up from 25 in the previous week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut calories in their products by more than 6.4 trillion, according to a new study.
LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania pizza shop has been delivering prescription medicines and other supplies to ill and elderly residents so they don't have to go outside in the bitter cold.
ATLANTA (AP) - State regents say they plan policy changes next month that would allow the board -- rather than state lawmakers -- to make decisions on tuition waivers for out-of-state students at Georgia colleges and universities.
SANDY SPRINGS - A suburban Atlanta man dropped his kids off at his sister's house and then asked his estranged wife to come to his condo, where he shot her dead and then killed himself, police said Wednesday.
ATLANTA - A civil rights group has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four Georgia inmates who claim prison guards beat them while they were handcuffed.
ATLANTA - One of the nation's toughest crackdowns on human trafficking has taken effect in Georgia, striking a delicate balance between tougher penalties for criminals and more treatment for victims that advocates said could be a model for other states seeking to fight the sex trade.
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia is weighing whether to demolish three historic buildings this week, including one structure built during the Great Depression.
Three people were injured, two critically, in a shooting Sunday night at the Country Walk portion of the Fieldstone subdivision in Rockdale County.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the White House will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body.
ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill paving the way for communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores.
LAWRENCEVILLE - The lawyer for a 15-year-oldl accused of killing her mother said the girl's boyfriend had given her a deadline, and vowed to break up with her if she didn't meet him that night.
Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis said in a court hearing Friday the girl told police she grabbed a gun from her room. Solis said the girl recalled asking her mother what time it was and, realizing it was getting late, shot her mother and then left to meet her boyfriend.
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia President Michael Adams says more University of Georgia employees will lose their jobs next year.
ATLANTA - A group of 20 to 25 youths boarded a MARTA train bound for Atlanta's airport, and viciously attacked the passengers late Saturday.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers plunged into the frantic, final day of their legislative session on Thursday, with no word on whether they would strike a deal on a contentious immigration proposal before the midnight deadline.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Richmond County officials say an assistant band director has been arrested on charges he coerced a 15-year-old boy into engaging in sex acts.
ATLANTA - Police have arrested the mother of a toddler who was found wandering around an Atlanta apartment complex.
A resident of the complex in southwest Atlanta called police after noticing the 2-to-4-year-old boy early Wednesday. Police say the boy was shoeless and wearing only boxer shorts.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal says he'll sign a bill allowing voters to decide whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales.
But added that if it comes up for a vote in his community, he'll vote against it.
ATLANTA - Georgia legislators have given final passage to an $18.3 billion fiscal year 2012 budget that pours additional state dollars into tax investigators, Medicaid and domestic violence shelters.
The House gave its final approval to the spending plan by a 143-32 vote Tuesday afternoon. The state Senate approved the blueprint 48-6 later Tuesday.