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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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Jeffares update from the capitol

As we complete day 38 of the 2015 legislative session, we are quickly approaching day 40, also known as Sine Die, which is the last day for any bills to be passed to move on to the Governor.

April 02, 2015 | Sen. Rick Jeffares | STATE


Teen who got heart transplant dies in crash during chase

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta area teenager who said a heart transplant two years ago gave him a second chance at life died this week when he lost control of the car he was driving while fleeing police, according to police records.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. transportation officials suspending lane closures

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Transportation officials say they're limiting construction-related lane closures for the next two weekends.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Former Atlanta educators jailed in test cheating scandal

ATLANTA (AP) - A group of former Atlanta educators convicted in a test cheating scandal were locked up in Fulton County jails Thursday as they await sentences that could send them to prison for years.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta educators convicted in cheating scandal

ATLANTA (AP) - Eleven former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention were convicted Wednesday of racketeering charges.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia House, Senate rapidly pass state budget agreement

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers approved a $40 billion state spending plan for the next year Tuesday night, giving raises to the state's top judges and pushing $103 million in costs for some part-time school employees' health insurance to local districts.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. lawmakers pass $900 million transportation funding bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers approved a transportation funding plan late Tuesday night that they said will raise $900 million through changes to the state's gas tax and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta streetcar to continue offering free rides

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta city officials say streetcar passengers may ride for free through the end of 2015.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Autism bill passes Ga. Senate; House backs trafficking fines

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers passed dozens of bills Tuesday, the penultimate working day of the 2015 legislative session.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. Senate clears way for continued operation of Uber, Lyft

ATLANTA (AP) - Uber and other ride sharing companies may have passed their last legislative roadblock with the passage of a Georgia Senate bill mandating insurance minimums for drivers and the firms they drive for.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Senate OKs bill guaranteeing autism insurance for children

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill requiring insurers to offer $30,000 of insurance coverage for treating autism in children.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Tiger Woods' plane seen at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - In the strongest indication that Tiger Woods might play the Masters, a newspaper reports that his private plane has been spotted at a local airport.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


State House backs charge on strip clubs to fight trafficking

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House has approved a constitutional amendment charging strip clubs to provide services for victims of child sexual abuse.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


State Senate OKs 5 percent raises for judges, public lawyers

State Senate OKs 5 percent raises for judges, public lawyers

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

NDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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