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Coroner: Georgia jail death ruled homicide by blunt force

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia coroner says a 22-year-old college student found dead in restraints at a county jail died from several blunt-force injuries to his head and upper body.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Man sentenced for putting cat in dog's cage to be killed

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man who admitted putting a cat in a dog's cage to watch it be killed has been sentenced to prison.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Police probe Craigslist ad with offer to trade unborn child

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say hundreds of people have contacted them regarding a Craigslist ad with claims that a pregnant woman wants to trade her unborn child for money or drugs.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia Tech, Boston College to open 2016 season in Ireland

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech and Boston College are heading to Ireland to open the 2016 college football season.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Baby whale born at aquarium in 'extremely guarded' condition

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Aquarium officials say a young beluga whale, heralded as a milestone for whales born in captivity, has stopped nursing and isn't gaining weight.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Former Virginia QB Greyson Lambert transferring to Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Virginia graduate Greyson Lambert said Wednesday he's transferring to Georgia, where he will join a three-man race for the starting job.

June 03, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Armed robber uses woman to lure victims

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) - Investigators are searching for an accused armed robber they say used women to lure victims to motels and rob them.

June 03, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Problem drinking affects 33 million _ 14 pct. of US adults

CHICAGO (AP) - Alcohol problems affect almost 33 million adults and most have never sought treatment, according to a government survey that suggests rates have increased in recent years.

June 03, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Alpharetta police say officer impersonator pulled teen over

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) - Alpharetta police are warning drivers after they say a man impersonating an officer tried to get into a teenage girl's car.

June 03, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Police: Georgia woman locked son out for missing curfew

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman was arrested after police say she locked her 13-year-old son out of the house overnight because he missed his curfew.

June 03, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Falcons try to move on after Shembo arrested for dog killing

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - New coach Dan Quinn says the Atlanta Falcons made the right decision to cut ties immediately with Prince Shembo after the linebacker was arrested last week for killing a dog.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Richt hopes for 'discretion' in new SEC transfer rule

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia coach Mark Richt hopes there is room for "discretion" in the SEC's new rule which blocks schools from accepting transfers who have had "serious misconduct" problems.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Cobb County police citing drivers under 'slowpoke' law

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police in one metro Atlanta county are doling out citations to drivers who are slowing down traffic in the fast lane.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia doctor robbed of more than money: Pants stolen, too

MACON, Ga. (AP) - A robber got away with more than money in Georgia: Officials say he demanded his victim's pants.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


High court: Bankrupt homeowners can't void second mortgage

WASHINGTON (AP) - A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that homeowners who declare bankruptcy can't void a second mortgage even if the home isn't worth what they owe on the primary mortgage.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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Huge metal rooster is found in forest following Athens heist

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say the hunt for a 10-foot metal rooster stolen from outside an Athens business has ended in a Georgia forest, where Rocket the Rusty Roster was discovered under a pile of wood.

April 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. school leaders meet after teacher blasts Obama in class

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's NAACP chapter president is calling for a middle Georgia teacher and her husband - a local school board member - to resign after allegations that the teacher made negative comments about President Barack Obama during class.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA (AP) - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA (AP) - Tuition is going up for Georgia students the state's 30 colleges and universities.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

ATLANTA (AP) - All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators were sentenced to jail time Tuesday in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on the state's standardized tests, and the judge called the case "the sickest thing that's ever happened in this town."

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


1 ex-educator accepts deal in Atlanta schools cheating case

ATLANTA (AP) - One of the 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a test-cheating conspiracy has accepted a sentencing deal.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Sentencing hearing starts for ex-educators in cheating case

ATLANTA (AP) - Character witnesses are pleading for leniency as a judge prepares to sentence most of the former Atlanta educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to cheat on state tests.

April 13, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia prison officials change transgender inmate policy

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia prison officials are changing how they treat inmates with gender identity conditions, just days after the U.S. Justice Department weighed in on a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner.

April 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Confederate flag over courthouse sparks some disagreement

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) - One hundred and fifty years after the final drops of soldiers' blood sealed the Civil War, the South's battle flag has returned to the grounds of Chattooga County's government.

April 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Road work to close lanes on I-75 in Lowndes County

ATLANTA (AP) - Roadwork in Lowndes County will force lane closures on Interstate 75 next week.

April 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Double-decker freeway among ideas to unclog Atlanta traffic

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia transportation planners say converting Atlanta's Downtown Connector into a double-decked superhighway -- or creating tunnels beneath or parallel to it -- are the types of ideas they want explored.

April 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Parents: Teacher told students Obama is evil, hates America

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) - Parents of a Georgia middle school student have accused a teacher of making disparaging remarks about President Barack Obama to students, calling him an evil man who hates America.

April 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ex-UGA officer threatens lawsuit over medical amnesty law

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A former University of Georgia police officer has threatened to file a $5 million lawsuit against the state Board of Regents after he was fired for refusing to arrest two drunk, underage students who needed medical help, his lawyer said Thursday.

April 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


State Rep. Tyrone Brooks resigns House seat

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Rep. Tyrone Brooks has resigned his seat in the state House of Representatives.

April 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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