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MLK estate drops lawsuit against King Center

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children have resolved one of two legal disputes dividing them.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 3:20 p.m.

Georgia inmates to wear hot-pink uniforms

GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) — Chief Gary Jones has a clear philosophy when it comes to jailed inmates.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 11:33 a.m. | Updated: jan. 22, 2015 11:35 a.m.

Man shot at Sonic drive-in dies; teen charged with murder

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Police say an attempted robbery suspect shot by a customer at a Sonic drive-in near Atlanta has died, prompting authorities to charge a teenager with murder.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 9:58 a.m.

GDOT gets new commissioner

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Transportation has a new leader.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 9:07 a.m. | Updated: jan. 21, 2015 9:10 a.m.

GSU to offer co-ed housing for students

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State University will offer students co-ed dorm room options next school year.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 9:07 a.m.

Ga. asks to halt gay marriage lawsuit until high court rules

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for the state of Georgia have asked a federal judge to stop any action on a challenge to the state's ban on gay marriage until the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rule on the issue.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 4:33 p.m.

Judge orders release of emails in James Brown estate lawsuit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge says South Carolina officials must release emails concerning the diary of James Brown's widow and other documents related to the nearly decade-long fight over the late soul singer's estate.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 3:14 p.m.

Jekyll Island holds fire on deer thinning

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Jekyll Island will hold its fire on a proposal to have sharpshooters kill deer at the state park, and instead will study whether the abundant deer population is damaging the island's maritime forests.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 3:03 p.m. | Updated: jan. 20, 2015 3:07 p.m.

Mother of teen girl suspected in crime spree arrested

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — The mother of one of the two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky who are suspected in a multistate crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks has been arrested.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Alabama man cited for eating cheeseburger while driving

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An Alabama man is accused of eating while driving in Atlanta's suburbs.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 8:55 a.m. | Updated: jan. 20, 2015 8:59 a.m.

Fire means move to high school for Fairington students

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Students at a DeKalb County elementary school will have classes at a nearby high school after their school suffered extensive damage in a weekend fire.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 8:56 a.m.

Gold Dome update from Sen. Jeffares

The Gold Dome started buzzing once again on Monday as Senators and Representatives gathered in their chambers to mark the beginning of the 153rd Legislative Session.

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Posted: jan. 19, 2015 1:44 p.m. | Updated: jan. 19, 2015 1:48 p.m.

Police: Robbery suspect shot at DeKalb drive-in restaurant

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Police say a man opened fire on a group of men he said tried to rob him at a drive-in fast food restaurant.

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Posted: jan. 19, 2015 11:53 a.m.

Scientists: Tumor-causing virus widespread in wild turkeys

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.

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Posted: jan. 19, 2015 11:56 a.m.

Teens suspected in southern crime spree captured in Florida

One of the two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks around the South awaited a first court appearance Monday in Florida, where they were captured over the weekend.

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Posted: jan. 19, 2015 9:34 a.m. | Updated: jan. 19, 2015 9:37 a.m.

MLK play debuting in Dallas, salute to civil rights leader

DALLAS (AP) — Willie Pearl Mackey knew how to decipher the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s writing. She was used to his sloppy cursive and large vocabulary.

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Posted: jan. 19, 2015 9:36 a.m.

Icy highway raises questions

ATLANTA (AP) — A freezing highway contributed to more than a dozen accidents Friday, raising questions about whether Georgia's transportation officials are prepared for winter weather.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 3:46 p.m. | Updated: jan. 17, 2015 3:46 p.m.

Marietta Daily Journal parent buys Rome newspaper group

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The parent company of the Marietta Daily Journal has purchased the Rome News Publishing Company at a bankruptcy auction.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 3:27 p.m.

Execution timeframe set for Georgia inmate Warren Lee Hill

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has set a weeklong window for the execution of a Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing a fellow inmate.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 2:27 p.m.

Authorities: 9 buses stolen in SW Ga. and sold to scrap yard

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in southwest Georgia say someone stole nine buses used to haul watermelons and sold them to a scrap yard.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 2:02 p.m.

Georgia officials to honor MLK ahead of holiday, open plaza

ATLANTA (AP) — State officials are planning to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. ahead of Monday's holiday honoring the civil rights leader.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 10:42 a.m.

Deal proposes $45B Georgia budget as economy improves

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed a nearly $45 billion budget for state government as the economy improves and tax collections climb.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 10:29 a.m. | Updated: jan. 16, 2015 10:33 a.m.

Icy road conditions, wrecks reported in northern Georgia

Icy road conditions, wrecks reported in northern Georgia 

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 9:03 a.m.

Nearly $150,000 raised in effort to save R.E.M. steeple

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A 60-day crowdfunding campaign for Nuci's Space, aimed both at restoring the "R.E.M. steeple" and helping the nonprofit group fund the health care assistance and other services it provides to local musicians, has fallen short of its $250,000 goal.

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Posted: jan. 15, 2015 2:17 p.m.

MARTA police hiring 18 new officers

ATLANTA (AP) — State labor officials say they're helping Atlanta's public transit agency recruit 18 new police officers.

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Posted: jan. 15, 2015 10:57 a.m.

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