ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta educators accused of crimes in connection with the school system's cheating scandal earned bonuses that totaled as little as $750 and averaged $2,600.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo behind one of the decade's most memorable songs, "Jump," has died at an Atlanta hospital of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said. He was 34.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A gunshot intended for a rattlesnake led authorities to briefly lock down an elementary school in northeast Georgia.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A drifter previously convicted of killing and beheading hikers in Florida and Georgia was sentenced Thursday to four additional life sentences in federal prison for kidnapping and murdering a North Carolina couple in a national forest.
BOSTON - The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts.
CANTON, Ga. (AP) - The former treasurer of a metro Atlanta elementary school's PTA is accused of stealing more than $12,000 from the organization and more than $5,800 from another school's booster club.
DOUGLASVILLE (AP) - Douglas County officials say a 29-year-old man is facing animal cruelty charges after eight horses were found malnourished on his property.
MACON (AP) - Authorities say two teenagers were sprayed by gunfire in a drive-by shooting as they waited for their school bus.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp is warning Georgians to carefully research their investments. Kemp said Georgia consumers should do business only with licensed brokers and investment advisers and should report any suspicion of investment fraud to his office. Kemp pointed consumers to the North American Securities Administrators Association, which has released its annual list of financial products and practices that threaten to trap investors troubled by lingering economic uncertainty and volatile stock markets. The Georgia ...
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County police are looking for a suspect in the shooting of an officer after a traffic stop.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) - Republican House members are pushing a plan that would ban lawmakers from serving on committees if they owe ethics fines.
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.
ATLANTA - Federal bank regulators have sued 17 former directors and officers of Silverton Bank, accusing them of gross negligence and corporate waste.
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.
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.
UPDATE: Authorities say normal operations have resumed at the Fulton County Courthouse. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said people have returned to the downtown Atlanta complex after authorities searched the area Monday morning. Flanagan said someone had called in a bomb threat. The building was briefly evacuated and several streets surrounding the courthouse, including Peachtree, Martin Luther King and Forsyth, were blocked off while authorities investigate. ________________________________________________________________________________________ ATLANTA - Fulton County sheriff's office spokeswoman Tracy ...
CEDARTOWN (AP) - Polk County firefighters say two people are dead after an explosion and fire south of Cedartown.
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.
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.
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) - Video from a police cruiser in this rural Georgia town shows just how quickly a traffic stop can turn deadly.