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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


GDOT suspending lane closures for holiday weekend

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Transportation officials say construction lane closures will be suspended during the holiday weekend.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


2 men accused of defrauding Delta

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal grand jury indicted two men on charges they were part of a long-running scheme to defraud Delta Airlines.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option of arming teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia officials discourage drunk boating

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Lew enforcement officials in Georgia are participating in a nationally coordinated effort to discourage boating under the influence.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Conyers woman sentenced

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced Georgia businesswoman Edna Goble to 30 months in prison for bribing a former Greenville Public Schools superintendent to use her reading program for children.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Metro Atlanta jobless rate rises to 7.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has increased to 7.3 percent.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Georgia Tech forfeits 2009 title game

ATLANTA - The NCAA put Georgia Tech on four years of probation, fined the school $100,000 and stripped its ACC title game win from the 2009 football season on Thursday for violations that also included problems in the men's basketball program.

July 14, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


State tax revenue beats projections

ATLANTA - Georgia's economy showed fresh signs of life on Wednesday as tax collections for the fiscal year that ended June 30 beat budget projections, allowing the state to begin to restock its rainy day fund.

July 14, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Man kills wife, self in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS - A suburban Atlanta man dropped his kids off at his sister's house and then asked his estranged wife to come to his condo, where he shot her dead and then killed himself, police said Wednesday.

July 13, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Inmates: We were beaten while handcuffed

ATLANTA - A civil rights group has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four Georgia inmates who claim prison guards beat them while they were handcuffed.

July 12, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia cracks down on sex trafficking

ATLANTA - One of the nation's toughest crackdowns on human trafficking has taken effect in Georgia, striking a delicate balance between tougher penalties for criminals and more treatment for victims that advocates said could be a model for other states seeking to fight the sex trade.

July 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA weighs fates of historic buildings

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia is weighing whether to demolish three historic buildings this week, including one structure built during the Great Depression.

July 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Three shot in Rockdale

Three people were injured, two critically, in a shooting Sunday night at the Country Walk portion of the Fieldstone subdivision in Rockdale County.

May 17, 2011 | | STATE


Obama not releasing Bin Laden photos

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the White House will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body.

May 04, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal signs Sunday alcohol sales bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill paving the way for communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores.

April 28, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Teen charged with killing mom feared breakup

LAWRENCEVILLE - The lawyer for a 15-year-oldl accused of killing her mother said the girl's boyfriend had given her a deadline, and vowed to break up with her if she didn't meet him that night.

Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis said in a court hearing Friday the girl told police she grabbed a gun from her room. Solis said the girl recalled asking her mother what time it was and, realizing it was getting late, shot her mother and then left to meet her boyfriend.

April 23, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA facing more cuts

ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia President Michael Adams says more University of Georgia employees will lose their jobs next year.

April 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


MARTA passengers attacked

ATLANTA - A group of 20 to 25 youths boarded a MARTA train bound for Atlanta's airport, and viciously attacked the passengers late Saturday.

April 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Final day frantic for legislators

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers plunged into the frantic, final day of their legislative session on Thursday, with no word on whether they would strike a deal on a contentious immigration proposal before the midnight deadline.

April 14, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Teens says coerced into sex with Augusta band leader

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Richmond County officials say an assistant band director has been arrested on charges he coerced a 15-year-old boy into engaging in sex acts.

April 14, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Police arrest mom of wandering toddler

ATLANTA - Police have arrested the mother of a toddler who was found wandering around an Atlanta apartment complex.

A resident of the complex in southwest Atlanta called police after noticing the 2-to-4-year-old boy early Wednesday. Police say the boy was shoeless and wearing only boxer shorts.

April 13, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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