ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded contracts to get $85 million worth of road improvements under way across the state.
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.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old man riding a skateboard has been struck and killed by a car south of Atlanta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A suburban Atlanta man charged with murder in his 22-month-old son's death in a hot SUV is due in court to discuss his bond.
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Police say a misunderstanding between two men carrying guns led to tense moments in a south Georgia convenience store.
ATLANTA (AP) - A new state program is aimed at giving incentives to early childhood educators for furthering their education.
Matthew Coniglio's Georgia home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to churn up hazardous rip currents along Georgia beaches even if it remains at sea while passing the state's coastline.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials say they will delay enforcement of a new law that allows drug testing of welfare recipients.
ATLANTA (AP) - Representatives for the film and television industry say they regularly struggle to find crew members in Georgia and have to fly staff in from other states.
(CBS/AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio - In an unusual plea for mercy ahead of his scheduled execution next month, a condemned Ohio killer acknowledged that he intended to sexually assault his girlfriend's 6-month-old daughter but said he never intended to kill the baby.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) - Nearly 300 people are expected to be laid off when a contractor at the Robins Air Force Base shuts down at the end of May.
ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia sheriff says seven dogs fatally mauled a toddler in her backyard as the attack went unnoticed by the girl's mother and other adults inside the house until it was too late.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A reward of nearly $5,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest after a body was stolen from a cemetery in Savannah.
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - A pro hockey team in suburban Atlanta plans to host "Tripp Halstead Night" at its final regular season home game.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new study finds that insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court waded into the fight over same-sex marriage Tuesday, at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed, but 40 states don't allow it.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Ohio prosecutor who light-heartedly filed a criminal indictment against the famous Pennsylvania groundhog who fraudulently "predicted" an early spring said he may consider a pardon now that the animal's handler is taking the blame.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Police in Georgia say an anonymous tip helped them make arrests in the shooting death of baby who was killed in a stroller.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia mother says a young gunman opened fire on her baby as she pushed him in a stroller, wounding her and killing the 1-year-old boy.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A University of Georgia student told police she was attacked by a woman who appeared dressed as a mime.
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) - Police say a Philadelphia-area woman returned to a dollar store where she'd been banned and pepper-sprayed employees who tried to escort her out before giving the can to her 7-year-old daughter and asking her to continue the fight.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - If history is any judge, the U.S. government will be paying for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for the next century as service members and their families grapple with the sacrifices of combat.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A University of Central Florida student who pulled a dorm fire alarm in the middle of the night had a more sinister plan than sending students scurrying out into the night, authorities said.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo are baffled by a macabre puzzle: someone has been leaving gift-wrapped human skulls around town.