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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


Police seek medical records in hot car death

ATLANTA (AP) - Newly released court records show police want to learn about the health of a toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Do you know your new laws?

The new gun law went into effect July 1, with the beginning of the fiscal year marking the start of many bills passed by Gov. Nathan Deal during the most recent legislative session.

July 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | STATE


Director, 2 more indicted in fatal Ga. train crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Three people, including the director, have been indicted on criminal charges stemming from a fatal crash in which a freight train plowed into the crew working on a movie about rocker Gregg Allman in southeast Georgia.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Iconic Br'er Rabbit statue stolen from Ga. museum

EATONTON (AP) - Authorities say the iconic Br'er Rabbit statue has been stolen from the grounds of the Uncle Remus Museum in the central Georgia town of Eatonton.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Police hunt Waffle House bandits in Atl.

NORCROSS (AP) - Police say they're hunting a pair of suspects they consider serial robbers who have struck at least 11 Waffle House restaurants across metro Atlanta.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


FBI: Sibling suspects captured in Colo.

PUEBLO, Colo. - Three fugitive siblings wanted in a crime spree in Florida and Georgia were captured Wednesday in Colorado after leading officers on a high-speed chase and crashing their car into a barrier on a highway, authorities said.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta Superintendent 'regrets' scandal

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall said Wednesday that she "deeply" regrets not doing more to prevent cheating during her nearly 12 years in charge of the district.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


One killed at Atlanta Burger King

ATLANTA - Authorities say one person was killed after gunfire rang out at a Burger King restaurant on a busy Atlanta street.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fed to keep interest rate near zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve sketched a dim outlook for the economy Tuesday, suggesting it will remain weak for two more years. As a result, the Fed said it expects to keep its key interest rate near zero through mid-2013.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Pet corpses found on grave in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia police say they've found two dead animals on top of the same grave at a Jackson Street cemetery in the past month.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Meruelo to purchase Hawks

ATLANTA - California developer and pizza chain owner Alex Meruelo has reached an agreement to purchase majority ownership of the Atlanta Hawks, the team has confirmed.

August 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. firms must explain insurance hikes

ATLANTA - Georgia insurance firms will soon have to provide more detailed justifications to consumers if they plan to hike premiums by 10 percent or more.

August 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


101-year-old man robbed

SAVANNAH (AP) - A 101-year-old man was attacked and robbed moments after he stepped off a church bus in Savannah, police said.

August 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Mentally-ill man enters plea in siblings' slaying

ATHENS (AP) - A mentally-ill Athens man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his brother and two sisters more than two years ago.

August 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Police seek 3 in restaurant shooting

JONESBORO (AP) - Police are searching for three men who opened fire inside a Clayton County restaurant, killing the owner's son.

August 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Morehouse to pay $1.2 million after federal probe

ATLANTA - Morehouse College in Atlanta has agreed to pay $1.2 million to end a federal investigation into what officials call the misuse of funds intended to promote scientific study, the U.S. Department of Justice announced late Friday.

August 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Firefighters, police rescue man from burning home

ATLANTA - Authorities say Atlanta firefighters and a police officer worked together to rescue a 300-pound man from a burning home, saving his life.

August 05, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Man charged with bringing meth lab to Ga. store

PEACHTREE CITY (AP) - A Newnan man is being held at the Fayette County jail on bonds totaling more than $23,000 after police charged him with having a portable methamphetamine lab in his backpack at a Peachtree City Walmart.

August 05, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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