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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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Judge orders man to jail for saggy pants

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A central Alabama judge ordered a man to serve three days in jail for contempt of court for wearing so-called saggy pants.

April 16, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal OKs drug testing for benefits

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that would require some people applying for welfare in Georgia to pass a drug test before they could get benefits.

April 16, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


2 people face charges in infant death

AUGUSTA (AP) - Authorities are investigating after an infant was found dead in an east Georgia mobile home park.

April 16, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


First bald eagle nest documented on Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Wildlife officials say that for the first time, they've documented a bald eagle nest on Lake Lanier.

April 16, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgians last chance at $31M in tax refunds

ATLANTA (AP) - April 17 isn't just this year's deadline to submit a federal return for 2011. It's also the last chance for people who paid income tax in 2008 and didn't file a return for that year to put in a claim for a refund.

April 14, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Waycross police officer shot unarmed man

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a Waycross police officer shot an unarmed man while searching for a suspect in a killing.

April 14, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Tuna linked to salmonella outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) - A yellowfin tuna product used to make dishes like sushi and sashimi sold at restaurants and grocery stores has been linked with an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened more than 100 people in 20 states and the District of Columbia, federal health authorities said Friday.

April 14, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Children’s book about Uga available

Glenn Grizzard, cousin of the late renowned author and University of Georgia alumnus Lewis Grizzard, has released a children's book "Uga the Baby Bullpup" about the university's beloved mascot.

April 13, 2012 | By Caroline Meadors Special to The News | STATE


7 state unemployment offices to close

The state Department of Labor is shuttering seven of its 53 career centers in a move officials say will save the agency about $3 million.

April 13, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Technology gives doctors new ways to see patients

ATLANTA (AP) - In what amounts to a 21st-century version of the house call, Georgia doctors are increasingly seeing their patients via teleconferencing on personal computers, iPads and, if they have the app, iPhone.

April 12, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


CDC: Nearly 1 in 4 babies born to unwed

ATLANTA - Health officials say nearly 1 in 4 babies are born to unmarried couples who are living together, a significant jump from a decade ago.

April 12, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Kim Solidifies Power with Top Party Posts

(PYONGYANG, North Korea) - North Korea was poised Thursday to send a rocket into space as the nation's young leader ascended to new top political posts strengthening his hold on power.

April 12, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


2nd degree murder charge in Trayvon case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose death ignited nationwide protests.

April 11, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. Aquarium expecting first mammal birth

ATLANTA - The world's largest aquarium is expecting the pitter patter of giant fins.

April 11, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Threat of wildfires soars in Georgia

ATLANTA - Forecasters warn the threat of wildfires is high across much of Georgia, and any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

April 11, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


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