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City, State Officials urge motorists to consider travel alternatives

ATLANTA – In the eight days since the I-85 bridge fire, Georgia motorists have taken advantage of a variety of commute options, helping to reduce congestion.

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Storm safety, outage resources available from Georgia Power

ATLANTA – As severe weather continues to move through the state this afternoon, Georgia Power is prepared and responding to power outages as quickly and safely ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Senators Isakson, Perdue applaud swift response to I-85 Bridge collapse in Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today commented on the I-85 bridge collapse in Georgia and the ongoing ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia officials hope to repair interstate bridge by June

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia transportation officials hope to finish rebuilding a key interstate bridge by mid-June after a large fire caused its collapse last week.

April 04, 2017 | Associated Press | State


I-85 bridge demolition, replacement underway; traffic management plans for coming week are finalized

ATLANTA - Following Thursday's catastrophic fire and collapse of a portion of I-85 in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia DOT is following an aggressive schedule for replacement ...

April 03, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Atlanta begins 1st full workweek since major bridge collapse

ATLANTA (AP) - Morning rush hour appeared lighter than usual Monday as the first full workweek opened since the fiery collapse of a major Atlanta interstate ...

April 03, 2017 | Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press | State


3 arrested in Atlanta fire underneath interstate bridge

ATLANTA (AP) - Three people have been arrested in connection with the raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of ...

April 01, 2017 | Bill Barrow and Kate Brumback, Associated Press news@covnews.com | State


Secretary of State Brian Kemp running for Georgia governor

Georgia's secretary of state has announced that he'll run for governor in 2018.

March 31, 2017 | Associated Press | State


700 ft. of I-85 to be removed and replaced: $10 Million in Federal Funds approved from US DOT

ATLANTA - Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, along with state and local officials briefed the public on developments in the ongoing efforts to repair and ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | State


After I-85 collapse, Kemp extends annual registration deadline for businesses to April 4

Following Governor Deal's declaration of a state of emergency for Fulton County due to the collapse of a portion of I-85, Secretary of State ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | State


PHOTO GALLERY: 'Tremendous' traffic impact expected after bridge collapse

ATLANTA (AP) - Many commuters in some of Atlanta's densely populated northern suburbs will have to find alternate routes or ride public transit for the ...

March 31, 2017 | Associated Press | State


Red Cross responding to interstate fire, collapse

Red Cross in Atlanta is working closely with local and county officials responding to the fire and collapse of Interstate-85 Northbound in Atlanta. The event ...

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | State


UPDATE: Officials: Fire that collapsed overpass is out

UPDATE, March 30 9 p.m.: ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta officials say a massive fire that burned for more than an hour and caused the collapse ...

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | State


Anheuser-Busch Recognized by Georgia General Assembly for National Disaster Relief Assistance

Anheuser-Busch, Inc. (Anheuser-Busch) was recognized Thursday for its national disaster relief assistance by the Georgia General Assembly, highlighting the passage of Senate Resolution 528, sponsored ...

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Congressman reintroduces bill to protect traveling public, federal employees

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Continuing his efforts to make airports around the nation safer for the general public and the law enforcement officers who patrol them ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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Missouri, Georgia trying to stay alive in SEC East race

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Missouri and Georgia, who have combined to win the last four SEC East titles, know the loser of Saturday night's game will be all but eliminated from this year's race.

October 16, 2015 | Associated Press | State


State jobless rate unchanged, remains above national rate

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady at 5.8 percent.

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | State


2 men arrested after deputy crashes during chase in Conyers

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two men have been arrested after a deputy crashed while pursuing them in an area east of Atlanta.

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Ex-NBA star found unconscious at brothel

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lamar Odom, the NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans for his humble approach to fame, was on life support Wednesday, his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian by his side. Odom was found unresponsive after four days in a brothel, and authorities sought a warrant for blood evidence of drugs.

October 14, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Georgia utilities: More than 14,000 still without power

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia utility firms report that more than 14,000 customers were still without power after weekend storms, down from more than 33,000 at the height of the outages.

October 05, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Man pleads not guilty to removing cellmate's eyeballs

ATLANTA (AP) - A 33-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to strangling an LGBT activist and, months later, gauging out the eyeballs of a cellmate.

October 01, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Only woman on Georgia's death row executed; 1st in 70 years

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - The only woman on Georgia's death row was executed early Wednesday, making her the first woman put to death by the state in seven decades.

September 30, 2015 | Associated Press | State


UGA WR McKenzie accused of making 'terroristic threats'

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say Georgia receiver Isaiah McKenzie is alleged to have made "terroristic threats" at an Athens restaurant.

September 29, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Georgia group pushing for medical marijuana expansion

ATLANTA (AP) - A new organization wants Georgia lawmakers to allow marijuana to be grown and harvested under close monitoring to treat certain diseases.

September 29, 2015 | Associated Press | State


UGA compiles map showing danger of car-deer collisions

ATLANTA (AP) - A new map compiled by the University of Georgia that shows the relative risk of striking a deer.

September 29, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Board meets on clemency for only woman on Georgia death row

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles plans to meet to consider new information in support of clemency for the lone woman on the state's death row.

September 29, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Indictments: Prisoners used cellphones to run crime rings

ATLANTA (AP) - Inmates at some Georgia prisons have been using cellphones to traffic drugs, smuggle in contraband, steal identities and, in at least one case, to arrange a violent attack on an inmate suspected of snitching, according to federal indictments unsealed Thursday that target a dozen people who officials say were involved in two prison-based crime rings.

September 25, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Woman shot in mouth during robbery at suburban Atlanta store

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Police were searching for a suspect who shot a woman in the mouth during a robbery outside a shopping center in Cobb County, just outside Atlanta.

September 22, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Former President Carter and wife on Braves' 'Kiss Cam'

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves' "Kiss Cam" entertainment at Turner Field featured a famous couple Thursday night: former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn.

September 18, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Georgia man to pay $1.6M in Ohio deer trafficking case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Georgia man convicted in Ohio of charges involving illegal trafficking in white-tailed deer wasordered to pay fines and restitution of $1.6 million, which federal officials say is the largest sum of money an individual has been ordered to pay for a U.S. wildlife crime.

September 16, 2015 | Associated Press | State


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