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Man fired at officers at Georgia State Patrol post, is shot

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A man who appeared intoxicated opened fire Monday at police officers outside a Georgia State Patrol post before one of the officers shot back and wounded him, authorities said.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Hairless kitten goes missing at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials say a hairless cat has gone missing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


University head justifies $1M pay for Ga. Tech, GSU leaders

ATLANTA (AP) - The head of Georgia's university system says million-dollar pay packages are justified for the presidents of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Whale born in captivity in May dies at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA (AP) - A young beluga calf, heralded as a milestone for whales born in captivity, has died.

June 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


10-acre Coweta County lake vanishes after heavy rainstorms

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Residents in Coweta County say they are heartbroken after a freak rainstorm overfilled their neighborhood's ten-acre private lake, breaking an earthen dam and draining the water overnight.

June 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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


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Thunderstorms, high winds expected in north, central Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters are warning of thunderstorms and high winds in parts of north and central Georgia.

May 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel prize headed for mediation

ATLANTA (AP) - A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation, and lawyers for both sides said Wednesday they hope for a lasting resolution to issues that have long divided the civil rights icon's heirs.

May 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


4 rescued after car veers into DeKalb County river

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say four people climbed to the roof of a car after it veered into a DeKalb County river.

May 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Severe thunderstorms possible as rain moves into Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say strong storms -- including some that could become severe -- will be possible as heavy rain moves into Georgia.

May 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Protest planned at Valdosta graduation over student death

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they will provide extra security during graduation ceremonies this weekend at the Valdosta high school where a student was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat more than two years ago.

May 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah prosecutors seek indictment over death of college student

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Prosecutors plan to seek an criminal indictment next month in the death of a 22-year-old college student at the Chatham County jail.

May 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Carroll hurts left knee as Hawks fall to Cavaliers, 97-89

ATLANTA (AP) - The Hawks have been here before in this postseason, down 1-0 after losing the opening game of a series at home.

May 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's jobless rate remains unchanged at 6.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at 6.3 percent, which is unchanged from the previous month.

May 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. daycare temporarily closed during state investigation

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) - A judge has affirmed an order to temporarily close a Cobb County daycare after employees were accused of lying about how long a child was left alone in a van.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Charges dropped for man who smashed car window, saved dog

THENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have dropped the charges against an Athens veteran who was arrested after breaking a window to free a dog from a hot car.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia teacher accused of letting students have sex

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - An Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


It's not an ostrich: Emu causes highway traffic jam

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Drivers may have mistaken it for an ostrich, but an emu was at the heart of a highway traffic jam in metro Atlanta.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


University board backs plan to prevent sexual violence

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's state university system plans to set specific training requirements for students and staff and create new positions in hopes of preventing sexual violence at its 30 schools.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


NTSB: Pilot reported problem before fatal crash into freeway

ATLANTA (AP) - Seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway, a pilot radioed air traffic controllers to say he was struggling to gain altitude, authorities said.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Clarification: Michael's Law story

ATLANTA (AP) - In a story May 17, The Associated Press reported that a new Georgia law prevents anyone younger than 21 from entering a bar, defined as a business with more than 75 percent of its revenue from sales of alcohol to be consumed at that location. The story should have specified that the law allows people younger than 21 in a bar if accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse older than 21 or to attend a live concert requiring a paid ticket.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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