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Atlanta VA cites improved wait times, care

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials with the Atlanta VA Medical Center are reporting improvements to wait times and care, following a national audit two months ago that identified problems at the facility and prompted further federal review.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Mother of Ga. boy left in hot car defends husband

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The mother of a Georgia toddler who died after being left for hours in his father's car insists her husband was a loving father and would never have intentionally harmed their son, according to a recent victim impact statement sent to prosecutors.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Thunderstorm warnings issued in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warning for parts of north central Georgia.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Heavy storm causes damage across metro Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - A heavy storm that rolled through metro Atlanta brought down trees, flooded streets and caused power outages for thousands of residents.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia revenues in July total $1.49 billion

ATLANTA (AP) - A report shows Georgia's revenues totaled nearly $1.49 billion in July, an increase of 5.5 percent over the same month a year ago.

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GDOT hosting public meetings on state rail plan

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning three public meetings to discuss long-range transportation planning projects.

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man accused of stealing wire at haunted house

Man accused of stealing wire at haunted house

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia county approves 17 percent tax hike

ATLANTA (AP) - Commissioners in Georgia's most populous county have approved a 17 percent property tax hike.

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Florida detectives help in Georgia beheading case

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - In the days and weeks since early May when his elderly parents were killed, Keith Dermond has been as puzzled as anyone else.

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Injuries at receiver don't faze Georgia's Richt

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Coach Mark Richt isn't sure when Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley will be cleared medically to play, so he's counting on Georgia's entire group of receivers to fill the void.

August 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

ATLANTA (AP) - A second American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, where doctors will closely monitor the effect of an experimental drug she agreed to take even though its safety was never tested on humans.

August 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Panel to discuss GA transportation, infrastructure

ATLANTA (AP) - Lawmakers and state transportation officials will soon begin a series of public meetings to gather input on statewide plans to improve transportation and infrastructure.

August 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man charged with impersonating firefighter

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old Appling man is accused of pulling over a 16-year-old girl and pretending to be a firefighter in east Georgia.

August 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing in a specially equipped plane at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.

August 02, 2014 | RAY HENRY, Associated Press | STATE


2 Ebola victims arrive in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - The first person infected with Ebola to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.

August 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Quake rocks D.C., East Coast

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No injuries were immediately reported.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


GOP: Punish lawmakers who owe fines

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican House members are pushing a plan that would ban lawmakers from serving on committees if they owe ethics fines.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


King Jr. to get statue on National Mall

WASHINGTON (AP) - On the 48th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech (given August 28, 1963), a towering memorial will honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as a man of peace among the many monuments to wars and presidents in the nation's capital. The road to this weekend's dedication, however, has run through hurdles of all kinds - not unlike the long struggle over King's legacy itself.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ex Atlanta bank execs sued for lavishness

ATLANTA - Federal bank regulators have sued 17 former directors and officers of Silverton Bank, accusing them of gross negligence and corporate waste.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Search for monkey ends with no sign

LAWRENCEVILLE (AP) - Authorities at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center outside Atlanta say they've ended efforts to find a research monkey missing since June.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Man to plead guilty in Navy kickbacks case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Georgia man is set to plead guilty later this week to his role in a kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say cost the Navy $7 to $20 million.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fulton County courthouse evacuated

UPDATE: Authorities say normal operations have resumed at the Fulton County Courthouse.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Two killed in explosion in Polk County

CEDARTOWN (AP) - Polk County firefighters say two people are dead after an explosion and fire south of Cedartown.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Many Atl. officers lack required training

ATLANTA - At least 51 Atlanta police officers were found to lack the authority to make arrests because they hadn't met state requirements for training, department officials said.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Six Flags looks for actors with a knack for fright

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) - Officials at Six Flags Over Georgia say they're searching for actors, as well as performers such as sword swallowers and fire eaters, to perform during the amusement park's upcoming Fright Fest in October.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. probes deadly East Dublin officer shooting

EAST DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) - Video from a police cruiser in this rural Georgia town shows just how quickly a traffic stop can turn deadly.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fire at Norcross, Ga. business called arson

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) - Gwinnett County fire investigators say a fire at a business in Gwinnett County was caused by arson.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fulton County, Atlanta ordered to transfer jail

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Fulton County and Atlanta officials to move ahead with the sale of the city jail to the county.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Prisoner charged with murder

AUGUSTA (AP) - Authorities say a Richmond County jail inmate has died, 15 days after they say he was beaten by another inmate in a holding cell.

August 18, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Gun found, student held in Lithonia

LITHONIA (AP) - School officials say a student who brought a loaded handgun to Salem Middle School in Lithonia is in police custody.

August 18, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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