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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


Clemency hearing held for Ga. death row inmate

ATLANTA (AP) - Family members of a Georgia death row inmate set to die this week spoke at his clemency hearing.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. couple's killing leaves authorities baffled

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - The unsolved beheading of a retiree and the killing of his elderly wife has so rattled their gated, lakeside Georgia community that neighbors are casting about for even outlandish explanations. Was it a mob hit? A drug dealer? A hungry alligator?

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Herschel Walker speaks out about mental illness

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Six years ago, University of Georgia football legend Herschel Walker revealed he had been dealing for years, including during his playing days as a UGA running back, with dissociative identity disorder, a mental health condition popularly understood as having multiple personalities.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. settles with 3 ex-ethics employees

ATLANTA (AP) - The state ethics commission has settled for more than $1.8 million with three former employees alleging retaliation stemming from an investigation into complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Residents can put blood type on licenses

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia residents will now be allowed to list their blood type on their driver's license or identification card.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Falcons to be featured on Hard Knocks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have announced they will be featured on HBO Sports' documentary series Hard Knocks this summer.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal shakes up Ga. child welfare agency

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal is overhauling Georgia's child welfare agency, replacing the current director who will now report directly to the governor.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Rep. Price opts not to pursue key leadership post

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican Rep. Tom Price of Georgia has decided not to seek a top leadership position in the House after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's decision to step down, saying he wants to focus on serving as the next chairman of the Budget Committee.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Soldier charged with murder blames diet

FORT STEWART - Attorneys for an Army Reserve soldier on trial for murder at Fort Stewart say he killed a superior because he was dehydrated and delirious from a crash diet after being ordered to lose weight.

July 27, 2011 | Amber Pittman | STATE


No jail for mom in jaywalking death

MARIETTA - A woman who was arrested after her 4-year-old son was struck and killed by a van as they were jaywalking across a busy street was spared a prison sentence Tuesday following an outcry over her arrest.

July 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Longtime Ga. lawmaker found dead

ATLANTA - A longtime Georgia lawmaker known for his outspoken conservative views and frequent "no" votes on legislation was found dead at his home in Marietta on Tuesday, Cobb County police said.

July 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Attorney General cites ATL school board

ATLANTA - The state attorney general's office has put the Atlanta Public Schools board on a year's probation, saying the board has committed violations related to open meetings and public records laws.

July 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Tuesday briefing

Here's a roundup of events from the Associated Press for Tuesday:

July 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Wealth gap widens

WASHINGTON - The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession and uneven recovery have erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites on average with 20 times the net worth of blacks and 18 times that of Hispanics, according to an analysis of new Census data.

July 25, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fatal shooting near Norcross

NORCROSS - Gwinnett County police say they're investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment complex in the Norcross area.

July 25, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Group wants Marine flag removed

MILTON, Ga. - A man whose son serves in the U.S. Marine Corps put a Marine flag in a window of his home in a Milton subdivision, but the homeowner's association objected to the display after they said people had complained about a "towel."

July 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


One dead, others hurt in ATL shooting, wreck

ATLANTA - Police are trying to determine if a collision on a southwest Atlanta street and some nearby gunshots that left one person dead are related.

July 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


More Georgia schools fail fed benchmarks

ATLANTA - The number of Georgia schools meeting federal benchmarks plummeted this year as the bar for reaching those standards was raised, state data released Thursday show.

July 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Bear killed on Gwinnett expressway

DULUTH, Ga.- Authorities say a black bear was struck and killed by a vehicle on busy Sugarloaf Parkway in Gwinnett County.They say the accident happened Thursday morning. The bear ended up in the median. Eastbound lanes of Sugarloaf Parkway were closed while authorities investigated.

July 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Execution delayed to tonight

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia prison officials on Wednesday delayed the execution of a death row inmate who would have been the subject of the nation's first videotaped execution in nearly two decades.

July 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Clayton deputy shot and killed

JONESBORO - Authorities say a sheriff's deputy has been shot and killed in Clayton County, south of Atlanta.

July 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


State approved for toll road loan

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed say a public-private toll road project will go out to bid, with the help of a federal low-interest loan of up to $270 million.

July 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Calhoun man arrested on molestation charge

RINGGOLD, Ga. - The FBI says a 50-year-old Calhoun, Ga. man has been arrested in Ringgold.

July 18, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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