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Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

ATLANTA (AP) - Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box.

July 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. DOT awards $85M in highway, road inprovements

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded contracts to get $85 million worth of road improvements under way across the state.

July 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man charged with stealing Ga. deputy's patrol car

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in middle Georgia say a Florida motorist arrested on drug charges managed to steal a deputy's patrol car and drive several miles after he had been placed in handcuffs.

July 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police: Men grab $2,000 in soap, hygiene items

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - Police are trying to figure out why three men walked into a CVS pharmacy in Atlanta's northern suburbs and stole $2,000 in soap and other personal care items.

July 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Skateboarder struck, killed by car near Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old man riding a skateboard has been struck and killed by a car south of Atlanta.

July 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. police officer charged in road rage assault

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - A metro Atlanta police officer has been charged with crimes and placed on unpaid leave after a woman accused him of spitting on her and calling her a racial slur during an apparent road rage confrontation.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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


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Homeowners insurance costs to rise

ATLANTA (AP) - A year after most Georgia insurers increased homeowners premiums by 9 to 23 percent, a new wave of increase requests is pending.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Tougher to get into top state schools

ATLANTA (AP) - It's getting tougher to get into Georgia's top public colleges.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia tea party gaining momentum

It was supposed to be a simple vote amid the work of redistricting: change the date of when voters would consider a proposed transportation tax from the July primary to November general election.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atl. schools hand over subpoenaed docs

ATLANTA - Atlanta Public Schools officials turned over volumes of records to the Fulton County grand jury Friday in response to a subpoena that's part of a criminal investigation into test tampering.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Former head of Georgia rehab facility in Lee County charged

LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) - The former head of a southwest Georgia substance abuse rehabilitation facility has been charged with stealing more than $26,000.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Arcade, Ga. cleared in speed trap investigation

ARCADE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol has again cleared Arcade's police department of an accusation that the city runs a speed trap along U.S. Highway 129.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Macon Investigators reveal evidence in law grad killing

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Investigators have revealed at a court hearing what led them to charge a law school graduate with the killing and dismemberment of his classmate.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. beach closes water to swimmers as Irene passes

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Hurricane Irene is churning up rough seas and dangerous riptides on Georgia's beaches as the storm passes the coast 240 miles offshore.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal steps back from road tax effort

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signaled that he's backing off efforts to move a transportation tax vote until next year's general election.

August 25, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Douglasville man underfed horses

DOUGLASVILLE (AP) - Douglas County officials say a 29-year-old man is facing animal cruelty charges after eight horses were found malnourished on his property.

August 25, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Two Macon teens shot at bus stop

MACON (AP) - Authorities say two teenagers were sprayed by gunfire in a drive-by shooting as they waited for their school bus.

August 24, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


State warns of investment fraud

Secretary of State Brian Kemp is warning Georgians to carefully research their investments.

August 24, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Decatur policeman shot; suspect sought

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County police are looking for a suspect in the shooting of an officer after a traffic stop.

August 24, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Quake rocks D.C., East Coast

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No injuries were immediately reported.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


GOP: Punish lawmakers who owe fines

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican House members are pushing a plan that would ban lawmakers from serving on committees if they owe ethics fines.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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