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Wife in Ga. hot car death case has attorney

ATLANTA (AP) - The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Trial will go on without ex-Atlanta school chief

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has decided that an upcoming trial in Atlanta's school cheating case will go on as scheduled in August without former school superintendent Beverly Hall, who is battling cancer.

July 11, 2014 | Brandon DeCosse | STATE


Kitten thrown off Georgia bridge, swims to shore

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Animal control officers say a 10-week-old kitten that was thrown over the railing of a bridge and into the Intracoastal Waterway survived and is recovering at an animal shelter, and police seeking the person who tossed him.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Toxicology tests on toddler negative

ATLANTA (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say results of a toxicology report on a Georgia toddler who died in a hot car have come back with negative results, but officials won't specify which substances they tested for.

July 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Tybee mayor says 'no chance' to nude beach idea

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of Tybee Island says more than 800 people who signed a petition calling for a nude friendly section of beach will need to keep their clothes on as long as he's in office.

July 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Clemency hearing set for Ga. death row inmate

ATLANTA (AP) - A clemency hearing is set for Wednesday for a Georgia death row inmate convicted of murder in the slaying of a store clerk who was scheduled to testify against his son.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ready for the red carpet

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Natchez will host the red carpet Mississippi premiere of "Get On Up" later this month with the director and headline star in attendance.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Reality TV husband gets prison sentence for fraud

ATLANTA (AP) - The husband of a "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges.

July 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. governor pushes trials of marijuana derivative

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children.

July 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

ATLANTA (AP) - Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box.

July 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. DOT awards $85M in highway, road inprovements

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded contracts to get $85 million worth of road improvements under way across the state.

July 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man charged with stealing Ga. deputy's patrol car

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in middle Georgia say a Florida motorist arrested on drug charges managed to steal a deputy's patrol car and drive several miles after he had been placed in handcuffs.

July 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police: Men grab $2,000 in soap, hygiene items

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - Police are trying to figure out why three men walked into a CVS pharmacy in Atlanta's northern suburbs and stole $2,000 in soap and other personal care items.

July 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Skateboarder struck, killed by car near Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old man riding a skateboard has been struck and killed by a car south of Atlanta.

July 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. police officer charged in road rage assault

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - A metro Atlanta police officer has been charged with crimes and placed on unpaid leave after a woman accused him of spitting on her and calling her a racial slur during an apparent road rage confrontation.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Man jumps into out-of-control Jeep

ATLANTA (AP) - A man jumped into an out-of-control Jeep as it drifted across lanes of traffic on a bustling parkway and steered the vehicle safely into a guardrail after its driver suffered a seizure, authorities said.

September 01, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Packed Labor Day weekend in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Police Department says the city is preparing for big crowds on the Labor Day weekend, with several major events scheduled.

September 01, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Suspicious home explosion in Fairburn

FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a woman whose body was found in the rubble of a Fairburn home that exploded was strangled to death.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Poultry costs up, worldwide demand down

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Poultry industry experts say operators are being squeezed by the rising costs of feed and fuel and a decline in demand.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Valdosta mayor resigns after guilty plea

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Valdosta Mayor John Fretti has resigned his post, effective Friday.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Macon police trying to curb violence

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Macon Mayor Robert Reichert says he and the city's police department will redouble their efforts to curb violence after one 16-year-old died and four other young people were wounded in two separate incidents over the past week.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Vehicle charging station to open in Atl.

ATLANTA (AP) - Mayor Kasim Reed will open Atlanta's first public electric vehicle charging station at Atlantic Station.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Hair weave thefts continue in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say thieves have smashed a vehicle through the front of an Atlanta beauty supply store and stole shelves of expensive hair weaves.

August 30, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Dry conditions cause brush fires in Atl.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Fire officials say an abnormally dry August has led to a rash of brush fires in metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

August 30, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


I-85 HOV lane to charge toll

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say the HOV lane on a stretch of Interstate 85 in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties will start charging tolls in about a month.

August 30, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Dancers get in fight at Athens nightclub

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a dancer involved in a fracas at an Athens nightspot has been banned from the establishment for two years after a brawl involving a half-dozen dancers that resulted in contusions and broken noses.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Gwinnett schools eye school bus cameras

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Gwinnett public schools are considering mounting cameras on school buses to catch motorists who drive around busses when they load or unload children.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Homeowners insurance costs to rise

ATLANTA (AP) - A year after most Georgia insurers increased homeowners premiums by 9 to 23 percent, a new wave of increase requests is pending.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Tougher to get into top state schools

ATLANTA (AP) - It's getting tougher to get into Georgia's top public colleges.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia tea party gaining momentum

It was supposed to be a simple vote amid the work of redistricting: change the date of when voters would consider a proposed transportation tax from the July primary to November general election.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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