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Georgia man faces prison again for stealing sea turtle eggs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry ...

October 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Female beluga dies at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA (AP) - One of the first beluga whales to arrive at the Georgia Aquarium has died.

October 23, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Body found near Decatur school

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man walking his dog heard gunshots and then found a body near an abandoned school outside Atlanta.

October 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US stocks traded mixed after mostly positive earnings news

Major U.S. stock indexes are mixed in midday trading Wednesday as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. Several big companies ...

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Police probe what happened to student found hurt, but alive

ATLANTA (AP) - Police continue to investigate what happened to a Georgia Tech student found injured along railroad tracks in Atlanta three nights and two days ...

October 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Einstein statue to arrive on Georgia Tech campus

ATLANTA (AP) - A larger-than-life likeness of Albert Einstein is to make its debut this week at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

October 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia hospitals, cancer chain duel again over state rule

ATLANTA (AP) - An old battle between Georgia's hospitals and a national cancer treatment chain flared up this fall.

October 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Missouri, Georgia trying to stay alive in SEC East race

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Missouri and Georgia, who have combined to win the last four SEC East titles, know the loser of Saturday night's game ...

October 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

State jobless rate unchanged, remains above national rate

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady at 5.8 percent.

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

2 men arrested after deputy crashes during chase in Conyers

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two men have been arrested after a deputy crashed while pursuing them in an area east of Atlanta.

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Ex-NBA star found unconscious at brothel

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lamar Odom, the NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans for his humble approach to fame, was on ...

October 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia utilities: More than 14,000 still without power

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia utility firms report that more than 14,000 customers were still without power after weekend storms, down from more than 33,000 ...

October 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Man pleads not guilty to removing cellmate's eyeballs

ATLANTA (AP) - A 33-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to strangling an LGBT activist and, months later, gauging out the eyeballs of a cellmate.

October 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Only woman on Georgia's death row executed; 1st in 70 years

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - The only woman on Georgia's death row was executed early Wednesday, making her the first woman put to death by the ...

September 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

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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

Cats, dogs, squirrel and tortoise taken from coastal GA home

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police in coastal Georgia say they're investigating a couple that had been keeping dogs, cats, a squirrel and a tortoise in their house.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Braves LHP Minor out for season after shoulder surgery

ATLANTA (AP) - Braves left-hander Mike Minor will miss the rest of the season after shoulder surgery.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Atlanta suspends ad campaign advising not to run from police

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta officials are suspending an advertising campaign telling people not to run from police after complaints from the City Council.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. wildlife officials host meetings on license fee changes

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are inviting the public to a series of meetings to discuss potential changes to the structure and cost of hunting and fishing licenses.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

FBI investigates pornographic image on electronic billboard

ATLANTA (AP) - The FBI is investigating who possibly hacked an electronic billboard after it displayed a pornographic image in Georgia.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Drunk father let daughter, 15, drive home, police say

MILTON, Ga. (AP) - Police say a man has been arrested after letting his 15-year-old daughter drive her family home from a concert because he was drunk.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

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