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Rep. Johnson announces 16M to help homeless

Congressman Hank Johnson announced Thursday more than $16 million in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants to provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons and their families in Georgia's Fourth Congressional District.

June 19, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Possible anthrax exposure at CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some of its staff in Atlanta may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria because of a safety problem at one of its labs.

June 19, 2014 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | STATE


Charges filed in death of toddler left in hot SUV

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say a man whose 22-month-old son died after being left in a hot SUV for hours has been charged with felony murder.

June 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. toddler dies after being left in vehicle

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a toddler has died after being left in an SUV all day.

June 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Memorial, procession set for slain sheriff's dog

LAFAYETTE, Ga. (AP) - A sheriff's department in northwest Georgia is mourning the loss of a canine officer who was fatally shot after about three months on the job.

June 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's jobless rate rises to 7.2 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 7.2 percent in May -- up from 6.9 percent in April.

June 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Forecasters warn of storms throughout Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters are warning of isolated and scattered thunderstorms throughout most of Georgia.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. wildlife officials urge patience with geese

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are asking landowners to be patient with Canada geese during their summer molting period.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. mom looking to send son with stranger arrested

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A suburban Atlanta woman accused of arranging for her son to travel with a stranger she found on Craigslist is being held in the Cobb County jail, police said Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


SunTrust agrees to loan, foreclosure settlement

ATLANTA (AP) - The State of Georgia and federal officials have reached a settlement with SunTrust Mortgage Inc. to address mortgage loan and foreclosure issues.

June 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Storms, hazardous air quality expected in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say a storm system and heavy rain is expected to linger in most of Georgia.

June 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Lawmakers urge Medicare coverage for cancer test

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 130 lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to expand coverage for a lung-cancer test under Medicare that could cost the program billons, calling the preventative screening important for vulnerable seniors.

June 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Agency faces lawsuit in malnourished girl's death

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's child protection agency is facing a $1 million lawsuit in the death of a malnourished 14-year-old girl who weighed 43 pounds when she died in June in Smyrna.

June 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. inmate to be executed for death of teen

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia death row inmate convicted in the death of his 15-year-old neighbor is set to be executed.

June 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Clemency denied for Georgia death row inmate

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for a death row inmate set to die this week.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Court strikes health insurance requirement

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.

August 12, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


FDIC could pay part of loan default

CALHOUN (AP) - Two Georgia Republicans have settled a lawsuit with a bank alleging they defaulted on a $2.2 million loan, but the FDIC might eventually have to cover some of the bill.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atl. officer acquitted of shooting man

ATLANTA - A Fulton County jury has acquitted a suspended Atlanta police officer charged with shooting an unarmed man.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


DMV worker charged for fake IDs

ATLANTA - A DeKalb County grand jury has charged an ex-Georgia worker with making false identification cards.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Iconic Br'er Rabbit statue stolen from Ga. museum

EATONTON (AP) - Authorities say the iconic Br'er Rabbit statue has been stolen from the grounds of the Uncle Remus Museum in the central Georgia town of Eatonton.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Police hunt Waffle House bandits in Atl.

NORCROSS (AP) - Police say they're hunting a pair of suspects they consider serial robbers who have struck at least 11 Waffle House restaurants across metro Atlanta.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


FBI: Sibling suspects captured in Colo.

PUEBLO, Colo. - Three fugitive siblings wanted in a crime spree in Florida and Georgia were captured Wednesday in Colorado after leading officers on a high-speed chase and crashing their car into a barrier on a highway, authorities said.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta Superintendent 'regrets' scandal

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall said Wednesday that she "deeply" regrets not doing more to prevent cheating during her nearly 12 years in charge of the district.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


One killed at Atlanta Burger King

ATLANTA - Authorities say one person was killed after gunfire rang out at a Burger King restaurant on a busy Atlanta street.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fed to keep interest rate near zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve sketched a dim outlook for the economy Tuesday, suggesting it will remain weak for two more years. As a result, the Fed said it expects to keep its key interest rate near zero through mid-2013.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Pet corpses found on grave in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia police say they've found two dead animals on top of the same grave at a Jackson Street cemetery in the past month.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Meruelo to purchase Hawks

ATLANTA - California developer and pizza chain owner Alex Meruelo has reached an agreement to purchase majority ownership of the Atlanta Hawks, the team has confirmed.

August 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. firms must explain insurance hikes

ATLANTA - Georgia insurance firms will soon have to provide more detailed justifications to consumers if they plan to hike premiums by 10 percent or more.

August 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


101-year-old man robbed

SAVANNAH (AP) - A 101-year-old man was attacked and robbed moments after he stepped off a church bus in Savannah, police said.

August 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Mentally-ill man enters plea in siblings' slaying

ATHENS (AP) - A mentally-ill Athens man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his brother and two sisters more than two years ago.

August 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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