ATLANTA (AP) - The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.
ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has decided that an upcoming trial in Atlanta's school cheating case will go on as scheduled in August without former school superintendent Beverly Hall, who is battling cancer.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Animal control officers say a 10-week-old kitten that was thrown over the railing of a bridge and into the Intracoastal Waterway survived and is recovering at an animal shelter, and police seeking the person who tossed him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination and endorsed Newt Gingrich, adding a fresh layer of unpredictability to the campaign two days before the South Carolina primary.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has declined for the third straight month in December, to 9.7 percent, state labor officials said Thursday.
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Sandy Springs.
ATHENS, Ga. - Conrad Fink, a longtime University of Georgia journalism professor and former Associated Press executive, has died in Athens at age 80.
ATLANTA (AP) - The former state trooper involved in the New Year's Eve collision that killed the wife of Atlanta Braves trainer Jeff Porter was fired Friday and said he is cooperating with investigators and praying for the Porter family.
Gov. Nathan Deal says he wants to add 10 days to the state's prekindergarten calendar this fall, restoring half of the days he cut to help save the program in 2011.
Temperatures plunged well below freezing across Georgia Tuesday morning, prompting at least one school district to close.
Georgia pistol-packing permits aren't published on paper any more.
DECATUR (AP) - Police in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur are investigating a report of a syringe found in a pair of children's pants purchased from a store.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say more than 116,000 citations totaling about $25 million have been issued since Georgia's so-called "super speeder" law went into effect in July 2009.
ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say they've developed a new smartphone application designed to cut down on drunken driving during upcoming New Year's Eve celebrations.
DECATUR (AP) - Public schools in DeKalb County are allowing probation officers into the schools and giving them office space in some cases so they can monitor students who have been in trouble with the law.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators have approved a nuclear reactor designed by Westinghouse Electric Co. that could power the first nuclear plants built from scratch in this country in more than three decades.
DOUGLASVILLE (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old Douglasville girl was killed after being struck by a car seconds after she got off her school bus.
AUSTELL (AP) - Six Flags Over Georgia is encouraging kids to read.