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Protest planned at Valdosta graduation over student death

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they will provide extra security during graduation ceremonies this weekend at the Valdosta high school where a student was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat more than two years ago.

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 10:12 a.m.

Savannah prosecutors seek indictment over death of college student

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek an criminal indictment next month in the death of a 22-year-old college student at the Chatham County jail.

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 10:09 a.m.

Carroll hurts left knee as Hawks fall to Cavaliers, 97-89

ATLANTA (AP) — The Hawks have been here before in this postseason, down 1-0 after losing the opening game of a series at home.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 9:39 a.m.

Georgia's jobless rate remains unchanged at 6.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) — State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at 6.3 percent, which is unchanged from the previous month.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 9:38 a.m.

Ga. daycare temporarily closed during state investigation

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — A judge has affirmed an order to temporarily close a Cobb County daycare after employees were accused of lying about how long a child was left alone in a van.

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Posted: may. 20, 2015 4:09 p.m.

Charges dropped for man who smashed car window, saved dog

THENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have dropped the charges against an Athens veteran who was arrested after breaking a window to free a dog from a hot car.

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Posted: may. 20, 2015 12:17 p.m.

Georgia teacher accused of letting students have sex

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom.

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Posted: may. 20, 2015 12:14 p.m.

It's not an ostrich: Emu causes highway traffic jam

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Drivers may have mistaken it for an ostrich, but an emu was at the heart of a highway traffic jam in metro Atlanta.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 3:04 p.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 12:47 p.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 9:13 a.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 3:49 p.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 3:48 p.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 1:45 p.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 11:48 a.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 15, 2015 1:56 p.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 15, 2015 9:53 a.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 15, 2015 9:52 a.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 4:30 p.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 2:08 p.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 2:06 p.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 9:32 a.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 9:30 a.m.

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.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 9:29 a.m.

Athens police officer arrested on child molestation charges

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police say an Athens-Clarke County police officer has been arrested for child molestation after a juvenile victim reported a sexual assault several years ago.

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Posted: may. 13, 2015 10:17 a.m.

Atlanta offers $20,000 to street performer after 2013 arrest

ATLANTA (AP) — City officials are set to offer a well-known Atlanta street performer $20,000 to settle a lawsuit in which he says police violated his rights to free speech.

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Posted: may. 13, 2015 10:14 a.m.

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