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Police seek medical records in hot car death

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.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Do you know your new laws?

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.

July 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | STATE


Director, 2 more indicted in fatal Ga. train crash

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.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Hearing for dad in Georgia hot SUV child death

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.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police: Men with guns face off in Valdosta store

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Police say a misunderstanding between two men carrying guns led to tense moments in a south Georgia convenience store.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. to offer bonuses to early childhood teachers

ATLANTA (AP) - A new state program is aimed at giving incentives to early childhood educators for furthering their education.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Child rape case leaves mysteries

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.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Storm causes rip tide worries for busy Ga. beaches

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.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. to delay welfare drug testing

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials say they will delay enforcement of a new law that allows drug testing of welfare recipients.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Film, TV representatives discuss Ga. crew issues

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.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia launches Alzheimer's, dementia plan

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials from the Georgia Department of Human Services say the state has launched a plan meant to improve services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


VA whistleblowers allege retaliation in 4 GA cases

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Federal authorities say they are looking into four retaliation cases in Georgia, in which whistleblowers within the Department of Veterans Affairs say they've been punished for reporting concerns in VA facilities.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Depression near Florida expected to strengthen

MIAMI (AP) - A tropical depression that formed off the coast of Florida is expected to strengthen and soon become the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. university changes gay couples' benefi

ATLANTA (AP) - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah courthouse renaming proposed

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A government official in coastal Georgia is proposing to rename a county courthouse after a former state lawmaker, the late J. Tom Coleman Jr.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Walton deputy killed in wreck

A Walton County Sheriff's Office lieutenant was killed Saturday night in an accident in North Hall and the other driver faces several charges .

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | STATE


Ga. executes Davis

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Strapped to a gurney in Georgia's death chamber, Troy Davis lifted his head and declared one last time that he did not kill police officer Mark MacPhail. Just a few feet away behind a glass window, MacPhail's son and brother watched in silence.

September 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Treasure seekers must give back silver

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that Florida deep-sea explorers must give 17 tons of silver coins from a sunken 19th century Spanish galleon back to the government of Spain.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


More young people have health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) - At least one part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has proven popular. With the economy sputtering, the number of young adults covered by health insurance grew by about a million as families flocked to take advantage of a new benefit in the law.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Angel Food Ministries to shut down

ATLANTA (AP) - Angel Food Ministries is going out of business after 17 years of providing discounted groceries to needy families across the country, citing the economic downturn affecting many of the organization's customers as its downfall.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Runoff election set to fill Georgia House seat

ATLANTA (AP) - Two Republicans who garnered the most votes in a Tuesday election will now meet in a runoff for a state House seat representing part of Cobb County.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Men distract owner, steal cash at Athens farmers market

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a group of thieves swarmed a farmers market in northeast Georgia, where they distracted the owners and got away with $8,000 from a money drawer.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Macon Fire chief: Discipline coming soon over video

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Macon-Bibb County's fire chief says five of the seven firefighters pictured in a controversial video were in on the prank, and two rookies were not.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Troy Davis nears Ga. execution despite protests

ATLANTA (AP) - With less than half a day left to live, Troy Davis faced execution Wednesday despite a furious campaign in the U.S. and Europe to win clemency for the 1989 slaying of a Georgia policeman he claims he did not commit.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Troy Davis denied clemency

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's pardons board rejected a last-ditch clemency plea from death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday despite high-profile support from figures including the pope and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia to appeal parts of No Child Left Behind

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia education officials say the state will become one of the nation's first to appeal some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Murders down in Georgia, U.S.

ATLANTA (AP) - New FBI statistics show that violent crime and killings are down in Georgia, mirroring a national trend.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Copperhead snake bites up in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta say they've had to deal with an unusual number of copperhead bites this year.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta video surveillance center to open

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a state-of-the-art video monitoring center is scheduled to open this week in Atlanta.

September 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


57 Ga. kids left in vehicles past 5 years

ATLANTA - Georgia day care workers left children in vehicles 57 times over the last five years, an analysis of state records found.

September 16, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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