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Sen. Isakson diagnosed with Parkinson's

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson announced that he is one of over 1 million Americans with Parkinson's on Wednesday.

June 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia store owner sentenced in food stamp fraud scheme

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Gwinnett County convenience store owner has been sentenced in a WIC and food stamp fraud scheme.

June 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Florida and Georgia governors to hold private meeting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The governors of Florida and Georgia are holding a private meeting to discuss a long-running water dispute.

June 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Bush says Russian aggression requires stronger US action

BERLIN (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is warning Russia's Vladimir Putin that a Bush presidency would mean a more active U.S. role ...

June 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Grilli blows lead in 9th, Braves fall to Padres 5-3 in 11th

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Grilli didn't measure up well in the comparison of closers.

June 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Day care van driver faces charges after toddler found inside

ATLANTA (AP) - The driver of a day care van is facing charges after Atlanta police say a toddler was left in the vehicle for about ...

June 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Day care van driver faces charges after toddler found inside

ATLANTA (AP) - The driver of a day care van is facing charges after Atlanta police say a toddler was left in the vehicle for about ...

June 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Following review, DeKalb bans tax-funded charge cards

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County's CEO says he is halting taxpayer-funded charge cards for government officials.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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 ...

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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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


About 270 tickets written in Ga under "slow poke" law

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol says officers have written about 270 tickets under a law that makes it illegal to block faster drivers in the left-hand lane.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


More than 20 suspects arrested in child sex sting

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they arrested more than 20 people in a weekend operation aimed at curbing the exploitation of children.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Busy spring puts state ports on track for record fiscal year

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick are on track for a record-breaking fiscal year following a busy spring in which East Coast ports benefited from a West Coast labor dispute.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal appoints members to medical marijuana study group

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed 11 members of a new panel charged with making recommendations about what type of medical marijuana use Georgia should allow.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Tybee Island puts off vote on banning plastic bags

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island officials have delayed a vote on preventing local retailers from using plastic bags.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia Republicans gather, hear from presidential hopefuls

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Republicans will hear from three White House hopefuls as the party gathers for its annual convention.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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