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Atlanta day care ordered to close after child left in van

ATLANTA (AP) - The southwest Atlanta day care where a toddler was left in a vehicle for about two hours has been ordered to close down.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Sen. Isakson diagnosed with Parkinson's

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson announced that he is one of over 1 million Americans with Parkinson's on Wednesday.

June 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia store owner sentenced in food stamp fraud scheme

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Gwinnett County convenience store owner has been sentenced in a WIC and food stamp fraud scheme.

June 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Florida and Georgia governors to hold private meeting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The governors of Florida and Georgia are holding a private meeting to discuss a long-running water dispute.

June 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Bush says Russian aggression requires stronger US action

BERLIN (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is warning Russia's Vladimir Putin that a Bush presidency would mean a more active U.S. role in countering Russian aggression, especially in Ukraine and eastern Europe.

June 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Grilli blows lead in 9th, Braves fall to Padres 5-3 in 11th

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Grilli didn't measure up well in the comparison of closers.

June 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Day care van driver faces charges after toddler found inside

ATLANTA (AP) - The driver of a day care van is facing charges after Atlanta police say a toddler was left in the vehicle for about two hours.

June 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Day care van driver faces charges after toddler found inside

ATLANTA (AP) - The driver of a day care van is facing charges after Atlanta police say a toddler was left in the vehicle for about two hours.

June 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Following review, DeKalb bans tax-funded charge cards

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County's CEO says he is halting taxpayer-funded charge cards for government officials.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Man fired at officers at Georgia State Patrol post, is shot

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A man who appeared intoxicated opened fire Monday at police officers outside a Georgia State Patrol post before one of the officers shot back and wounded him, authorities said.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Man fired at officers at Georgia State Patrol post, is shot

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A man who appeared intoxicated opened fire Monday at police officers outside a Georgia State Patrol post before one of the officers shot back and wounded him, authorities said.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Hairless kitten goes missing at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials say a hairless cat has gone missing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


University head justifies $1M pay for Ga. Tech, GSU leaders

ATLANTA (AP) - The head of Georgia's university system says million-dollar pay packages are justified for the presidents of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Whale born in captivity in May dies at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA (AP) - A young beluga calf, heralded as a milestone for whales born in captivity, has died.

June 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


10-acre Coweta County lake vanishes after heavy rainstorms

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Residents in Coweta County say they are heartbroken after a freak rainstorm overfilled their neighborhood's ten-acre private lake, breaking an earthen dam and draining the water overnight.

June 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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Report: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

NEW YORK (AP) - A new government report shows smoking by teens hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed.

April 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. utility shutters power units to meet state regulations

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power is shuttering coal and oil powered units throughout the state as part of a plan that was approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission.

April 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia Gov. Deal signs medical marijuana bill into law

ATLANTA (AP) - An emotional Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that permits the use of medical marijuana to treat eight serious health problems.

April 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Study: US moms typically space pregnancies 2½ years apart

NEW YORK (AP) - For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.

April 16, 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 of 6.3 percent is unchanged from the previous month, and still well below the 7.3 percent rate from a year ago.

April 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Dog discarded in Dumpster behind Goodwill found trembling

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a dog was found trembling after someone discarded the animal and his bed in a Dumpster behind a metro Atlanta Goodwill store.

April 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. lottery third quarter 2014 earnings top $261 million

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lottery officials say more than $261 million in proceeds was used to fund education initiatives during the third quarter of 2014.

April 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta airport hosting fire, disaster drills

ATLANTA (AP) - A firefighter training exercise is expected to create smoke plumes near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

April 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Fast-food workers, others rally in push for higher pay

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) - Fast-food workers rallied in College Park and planned another demonstration in Atlanta as they and others across the nation called for the federal minimum wage to be raised to $15.

April 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Huge metal rooster is found in forest following Athens heist

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say the hunt for a 10-foot metal rooster stolen from outside an Athens business has ended in a Georgia forest, where Rocket the Rusty Roster was discovered under a pile of wood.

April 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. school leaders meet after teacher blasts Obama in class

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's NAACP chapter president is calling for a middle Georgia teacher and her husband - a local school board member - to resign after allegations that the teacher made negative comments about President Barack Obama during class.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA (AP) - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA (AP) - Tuition is going up for Georgia students the state's 30 colleges and universities.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

ATLANTA (AP) - All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators were sentenced to jail time Tuesday in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on the state's standardized tests, and the judge called the case "the sickest thing that's ever happened in this town."

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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