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New test to cause spike in illness cases in kids

NEW YORK (AP) - For more than two months, health officials have been struggling to understand the size of a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus. This week, they expect the wave to start looking a whole lot bigger.

October 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ebola screening starts Thursday at 4 US airports

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday.

October 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

ATLANTA (AP) - A severe storm system roughed up much of the South for a second day Tuesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands as it snarled morning commutes and kept many under a tornado watch.

October 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Rent-to-own business to pay $28 million settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California attorney general has announced a $28 million settlement with a furniture and computer rental business that allegedly violated consumer protection and privacy laws.

October 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Early voting begins in Georgia's high-stakes races

ATLANTA (AP) - Voters have begun casting their ballots in Georgia's competitive races for U.S. Senate and governor.

October 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Storms to bring potential tornadoes, heavy rain

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters expect damaging winds of up to 60 mph as a line of strong to severe thunderstorms moves across Georgia late Monday/early Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


At 90, Jimmy Carter is back campaigning in Georgia

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - It's been more than four decades since Jimmy Carter campaigned across Georgia and asked voters to make him governor.

October 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


In Ga. Senate, Nunn to report raising $4 million

TLANTA (AP) - Democrat Michelle Nunn is set to report raising just over $4 million in the last three months, her strongest quarter to date as she battles Republican businessman David Perdue for Georgia's open Senate seat.

October 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


No. 13 Georgia's Gurley suspended indefinitely

TLANTA (AP) - Todd Gurley was emerging as the clear favorite in the Heisman Trophy race, a running back who already produced plenty of signature moments with his myriad talents.

October 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Jurors to resume deliberations in county CEO trial

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Jurors who have been arguing among themselves are expected to resume deliberations in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis.

October 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA suspends RB Gurley indefinitely

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely on Thursday while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules.

October 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah police want 360 body cameras

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Metro Savannah police are proposing a plan to obtain 360 body cameras, enough to outfit all of its patrol and traffic officers with the technology.

October 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Nunn, Perdue on the attack in rowdy Senate debate

PERRY, Ga. (AP) - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue accused each other of offering false hope to voters during a rowdy debate Tuesday, arguing their opponent will not be able to advance anything if elected to Georgia's open Senate seat.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Americans living longer as most death rates fall

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Forecasters confirm EF1 tornado in northwest Ga.

RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down in northwest Georgia.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Ga. lawmaker: Campus carry provision to be dropped

ATLANTA (AP) - A key Georgia lawmaker says a provision that would have allowed students to carry weapons on public college campuses will be dropped from a revised gun bill expected to be introduced soon.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bill would allow firefighters to have guns

ATLANTA (AP) - Legislation proposed in the Georgia House would allow firefighters in the state to carry guns while on duty as long as they gain permission from their employer.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Coldest air of the week expected early Friday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's coldest temperatures of the week are expected early Friday morning, with lows in single-digits in much of the state.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 7.4 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.4 percent in December amid strong job growth in the state.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. lawmaker revises civil forfeiture bill

ATLANTA (AP) - A state lawmaker behind an effort to overhaul Georgia's civil forfeiture laws has made key changes to the bill, which stalled last year amid objections from law enforcement.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Gunshots lead to evacuations, standoff

LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police in an Atlanta suburb are evacuating some residents near a home where gunshots were fired.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Wow get those longjohns

ATLANTA (AP) - Temperatures dropped to 7 degrees in the north Georgia mountains and 17 degrees in Atlanta as arctic air settled over Georgia.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bitter cold, high winds expected in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Another blast of arctic air is expected to move into the state, bringing temperatures that will feel as cold as 10 degrees below zero to parts of the northeast Georgia mountains.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Parades, marches and service projects ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of people filled Ebenezer Bahonor MLK

ATLANTA (AP) - Hundreds of people filled Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday to remember and reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who preached at the church.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. family fights for state medical marijuana law

ATLANTA (AP) - Haleigh Cox's seizure disorder makes all her days hard. She has up to 100 seizures a day. When her breathing stopped earlier this month, her mom, Janea Cox, thought she had lost her only child.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Jury finds 2 Georgia men guilty in ricin plot

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A jury has convicted two Georgia men of plotting to make the poison ricin to target government officials.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. shrimping season worst in decades

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - One of the worst shrimp seasons in decades has Smith & Sons Seafood owner Walker "Big John" Smith Jr. fearing what will happen if his business has to suffer through another year like 2013.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bill moving up Ga. primary date gets final passage

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers have agreed to move up the state primary to May 20, and the bill now heads to the governor for his signature.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Lawmakers move to restore Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four states - Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas - would again have to get approval from the Justice Department before making any changes in the way they hold elections under a bipartisan bill introduced Thursday to restore parts of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal proposes autism coverage in state health plan

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing the state employee health plan cover treatment of autism, a move applauded by advocates who say early intervention can improve behavior and quality of life.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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