October 21, 2013 1:37 PM
ATHENS, Ga.- The masterminds of a fake ID manufacturing and distribution ring have been ordered to serve jail time, participate in community service and pay a $5,000 fine. University of Georgia Student William Trosclair and former Gainesville State University student Tyler Andrew Ruby pleaded guilty last week to manufacturing false... more »
September 27, 2013 6:46 PM
DULUTH, Ga. - The LSU Tigers are set to take on Georgia in a top-10 showdown between the hedges.
For most, it will be a stadium they've never been to, except Zach Mettenberger, who grew up around the program and even spent part of his freshman year at the... more »
September 26, 2013 6:26 PM
ATHENS, Ga. - When Aaron Murray steps to the line, he's got weapons all around. There are speedy receivers and sure-handed receivers. There's a big tight end and no shortage of talented running backs. The guys up front are an experienced bunch, giving Georgia's quarterback plenty of confidence when he... more »
September 21, 2013 3:33 PM
ATHENS, Ga. - Aaron Murray threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns, ran for another score, and led No. 9 Georgia to a 45-21 victory over pesky North Texas on Saturday. Murray overcame an early interception in the end zone, hooking up with freshman Reggie Davis on a 98-yard TD... more »
September 16, 2013 12:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - The game time for LSU's matchup against Georgia on Sept. 28 will be 2:30pm.
The Tigers and Bulldogs will play in Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.
LSU has jumped to sixth overall in the Associated Press poll and seventh in the USA Today Coaches Poll... more »
September 9, 2013 1:41 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Al. - Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, Tennessee defensive back Brian Randolph and LSU return man Odell Beckham Jr. are Southeastern Conference players of the week. The SEC released the winners on Monday. Murray was 17 of 23 passing for 309 yards and four touchdowns, including an 85-yarder, in a... more »
August 28, 2013 6:56 PM
ATLANTA - Georgia comes into the season with high expectations. The fifth-ranked Bulldogs will find out pretty quickly if their outlook is justified. No one has a tougher start than Georgia, which will travel to Clemson on Saturday night to face the eighth-ranked Tigers, then return home the following week... more »
August 26, 2013 11:10 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A federal and state investigation into dog fighting and gambling has resulted in the arrest of 12 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. U.S. Attorney George Beck said Monday the 12 are charged with conducting an illegal gambling business and multiple dog fighting charges, including promoting... more »
August 18, 2013 3:19 PM
GREENSBORO, NC. - Former U-High Cub Patrick Reed claimed his first PGA Tour win at the Wyndham Championship Sunday, defeating Jordan Spieth in the second playoff hole.
The 23-year old rookie led the field by two strokes after ten holes, but Spieth came charging back to tie the two... more »
May 5, 2013 10:35 AM
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Archaeologists in Georgia say they have discovered the location of a small frontier fort that was the site of a violent Revolutionary War gun-battle between patriot militiamen and fellow colonists siding with the British army. The fighting at Carr's Fort in Wilkes County in northeastern Georgia killed... more »
April 10, 2013 4:20 PM
SUWANEE, Ga. - Authorities in northeast Georgia say a gunman has barricaded himself in a home and is holding four firefighters hostage. Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter says five firefighters on Wednesday responded to a medical call in Suwanee. They were taken hostage by a suspect he didn't identify... more »
February 21, 2013 8:55 AM
THOMSON, Ga.- The National Transportation Safety Board says in a statement that a small jet "overran" a runway during its landing and crashed into a wooded area in eastern Georgia. Authorities say five people died in the crash shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and two others were taken to a... more »
January 30, 2013 2:07 PM
ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.- Authorities say the storm that has slammed a Georgia town has killed at least one person there. The massive storm system also has been blamed for the death of a man in Tennessee. He had been taking shelter in a shed when a tree toppled onto it, killing... more »
January 23, 2013 5:56 AM
COVINGTON, Ga. - Sheriff's officials in the Atlanta area are investigating whether any laws were broken when fliers inviting residents to join the Ku Klux Klan were placed outside homes.
Newton County sheriff's Deputy Courtney Morrison says the fliers are being reviewed to make sure they don't contain any... more »
January 22, 2013 2:54 PM
HINESVILLE, Ga. - A 22-year-old ex-soldier has pleaded guilty to more than 30 charges for his involvement with a group of Army soldiers who authorities say planned acts of domestic terrorism. Prosecutor Isabel Pauley says Timothy Joiner pleaded guilty Tuesday to burglary, theft, violations of the street gang terrorism and... more »
January 17, 2013 5:15 AM
ATLANTA - The National Weather Service says snow is falling in central Mississippi as the Southeast braces for the possibility of accumulating snow after days of soaking rains.
Meteorologist Alan Campbell in Jackson says the heaviest snow activity Thursday in Mississippi is along the Interstate 55 corridor.
The... more »
January 1, 2013 4:05 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. - Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat No. 23 Nebraska 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday. Murray shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a... more »
November 23, 2012 12:32 PM
MOULTRIE, Ga. - Walmart says no one was injured in a frenzy over a Black Friday deal at one of its stores in south Georgia. A video of the incident circulating online shows a large crowd of people pushing, yelling and grabbing boxes off a shelf at the store in... more »
November 2, 2012 8:09 AM
ATHENS, Ga. - Police in north Georgia say an infant was stabbed to death at an Athens house, hours after being born.
Athens-Clarke police say 21-year-old Cassandra Elyse Norwood has been charged with murder in connection with her baby's death.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Norwood was under... more »
October 24, 2012 10:33 AM
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Police are searching for the man suspected of opening fire inside a Georgia megachurch, killing one. The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. Wednesday at World Changers Church International, which is led by the Rev. Creflo Dollar. Fulton County Police Cpl. Kay Lester tells The Associated... more »
October 9, 2012 10:32 AM
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has fired defensive coordinator Al Groh. Head coach Paul Johnson announced the move Monday, two days after the Yellow Jackets (2-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost 47-31 to Clemson. The previous week, Georgia Tech gave up 49 points in an embarrassing loss to Middle Tennessee. Groh,... more »
October 1, 2012 10:39 AM
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray has been suspended following his arrest in Georgia.
Tigers coach Gene Chizik said Sunday that Bray won't play Saturday against Arkansas. Chizik hasn't determined how long the suspension will last.
Bray was arrested Thursday night during a traffic stop on... more »
September 26, 2012 4:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - The blazing starts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are raising doubts about preseason assumptions that the West is best in the Southeastern Conference. No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 LSU, the leaders of the West Division, also remain the league's top teams in the national rankings.... more »
September 3, 2012 10:26 AM
HAMPTON, Ga. - Denny Hamlin won his second straight Sprint Cup race, holding off Jeff Gordon in a green-white-checkered finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.
Martin Truex Jr. appeared to be positioned for his first win since 2007 until Jamie McMurray smashed the wall on the front... more »
August 2, 2012 12:29 PM
NEWNAN, Ga. - A Chihuahua is being hailed as a hero after authorities say it sniffed out two girls who were lost in a Georgia forest. The girls, ages 5 and 8, disappeared Monday for a couple of hours when they were walking on trails near their neighborhood about 30... more »
July 19, 2012 12:52 PM
SUMMERVILLE, Ga. - More than 1,000 turtles made a slow-speed escape from their turtle farm in northwest Georgia. Turtle farmer David Driver tells sheriff's officials he suspects vandals might be to blame for tearing down fences around his turtle ponds in Summerville. Authorities say that allowed the turtles - including... more »
July 6, 2012 10:38 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has enrolled at Alabama State and is expected to play for the Hornets this season.
Georgia coach Mark Richt dismissed Crowell last Friday after the sophomore was arrested on felony weapons charges.
Police said they found a gun in... more »
June 11, 2012 12:34 PM
ATHENS, Ga. - Who says toothpicks are not valuable? Police in Georgia are trying to figure out who stole about 400,000 toothpicks worth nearly $3,000 from a manufacturer in Athens. Police tell the Athens Banner-Herald someone took six cases from Armond's Manufacturing Company Inc. about two weeks ago, and another... more »
June 9, 2012 10:53 AM
ATHENS, Ga.- Who says toothpicks are not valuable? Police in Georgia are trying to figure out who stole about 400,000 toothpicks worth nearly $3,000 from a manufacturer in Athens. Police tell the Athens Banner-Herald someone took six cases from Armond's Manufacturing Company Inc. about two weeks ago, and another seven... more »
April 17, 2012 12:25 PM
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action. The girl's family demanded Tuesday that this central Georgia city change policy so that other children aren't treated the same way. They say the child was shaken up... more »
April 16, 2012 6:21 PM
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that would require thousands of people applying for welfare to pass a drug test before they could receive benefits. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the law over the opposition of Democrats. Backers say it will ensure that welfare benefits are used for... more »
March 3, 2012 3:15 PM
ATLANTA- Authorities say violent storms in Georgia killed an 83-year-old woman whose body was washed into a creek after she tried to take shelter in a drainage pipe. Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon says the body of Patricia Barnette was found Saturday in a creek more than 100 yards from... more »
February 22, 2012 7:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team puts their three-game winning streak on the line against the University of Georgia Wednesday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Tip time is 7 p.m.
LSU is now 16-10 on the year and has come from 2-5 to 6-6 in the... more »
February 14, 2012 7:52 PM
A man who violated parole on murder escape charges called the wrong people for roadside assistance when he ran out of gas in rural Wyoming. Richard Vincent of Oregon was wanted in Georgia. He called the Uinta County Sheriff's Office for help and it sent Wyoming State Troopers to help... more »
February 14, 2012 6:39 AM
MACON, Ga. - A federal report details plans for a possible new interstate highway that would move traffic from Augusta through central Georgia and Alabama to Natchez, Miss. In Georgia, one proposal calls for the interstate cutting through an area just south of Macon. No funding for the federal route... more »
February 6, 2012 8:41 AM
ATLANTA - The family of a Georgia woman claims a homeowners association should have removed an alligator from a subdivision that they say may have killed the woman. The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case Monday. The heirs of 83-year-old Gwyneth Williams say The Landings... more »
January 11, 2012 7:33 PM
The EPA says the most detailed data yet on emissions of heat trapping green house gases show power plants in the U.S. release the bulk of pollution blamed for global warming. Power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to EPA in 2010. According to an Associated Press... more »
January 2, 2012 1:49 PM
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Authorities say another syringe has been found in clothing from a Walmart store in Georgia, bringing the number of cases to 15 at the same store since late November. Sheriff's officials in Bartow County. North of Atlanta, say they're investigating what appeared to be a broken piece... more »
December 2, 2011 2:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal told reporters today he'd bet Georgia's governor that LSU would bring home the SEC Championship.
Jindal said he'd put forward the usual wager: a Louisiana seafood dinner. In return, Gov. Nathan Deal wagered a meal of Georgia barbecue and a case of Diet... more »
November 25, 2011 10:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- After LSU closed out its regular season 12-0 Friday evening, Tiger fans set their eyes on championship prizes.
Some say the BCS Championship game is all fans need to prepare for, while others say the SEC title is just as important.
Aside from "football future" conversations,... more »
August 19, 2011 7:28 PM
Two more banks were closed by federal regulators on Friday bringing the number bank failures this year to 67. The banks close are Lydian Private Bank of Palm Beach, Florida and First Southern National Bank of Statesboro, Georgia. Other banks will take them over and customers will see no difference... more »
August 16, 2011 11:22 AM
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Authorities in west Georgia say a 14-year-old is in custody after his 77-year-old great-grandmother was stabbed to death with a sword and his grandmother was wounded.
Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller says officers arrived at the home Monday afternoon and found the grandmother, who is in... more »
June 15, 2011 4:04 PM
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Brown pelicans rescued from the oil spill off Louisiana last year are hatching babies in their new home on the Georgia coast - surprising some scientists who feared the oiled shorebirds would stop reproducing.
Tim Keyes of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday he's... more »
February 25, 2011 7:44 PM
A Congressman from Georgia now condemns a question about shooting President Obama he got at a town hall meeting three-days ago in Oglethorpe County. A man asked, "Who's going to shoot Obama?" Republican Paul Broun didn't criticize the man for the question and instead sidestepped it by saying he understood... more »
January 30, 2011 8:36 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Defense is always a constant for Georgia and LSU. Katherine Graham had 14 points and Adrienne Webb added 11 and LSU held off No. 20 Georgia 47-41 on Sunday. Jasmine Hassell led Georgia with 16 points. The loss dropped Georgia (16-5, 6-2 SEC) into a... more »
December 30, 2010 3:32 PM
ATLANTA- Flu season is in full swing around the South.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says five states had widespread reports of flu last week. That's up from zero two weeks earlier.
A CDC report says four of the states were southern states: Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia,... more »
November 18, 2010 2:11 PM
OPELIKA, Ala. - A former Army soldier who claimed to be mentally disturbed from his tour in Iraq has been convicted of capital murder in the abduction and shooting death of an Auburn University student from Georgia. Twenty-six-year-old Courtney Lockhart was convicted Thursday in the killing of 18-year-old freshman Lauren... more »
November 13, 2010 10:19 PM
AUBURN, Ala. -- Cam Newton did his talking on the field.
Responding to all those allegations of wrongdoing with another brilliant performance, Newton passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead No. 2 Auburn into the Southeastern Conference championship game -- and another step closer to playing... more »
November 13, 2010 3:05 PM
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn Tigers can clinch a spot in the SEC championship game with a win over Georgia on Saturday, and they have their best player running the offense.
Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, the Heisman Award candidate caught in a whirlwind of controversy this week after allegations of... more »
October 20, 2010 3:51 PM
The Port Hudson Mill in East Baton Rouge Parish is getting a $300 million upgrade that will create hundreds of new construction jobs and keep its current workforce busy. Governor Bobby Jindal and officials with Georgia-Pacific announced today that the mill was one of two sites picked to receive upgrades... more »
September 29, 2010 7:45 PM
A woman placed something on the frame of a school bus as it was stopped on a suburban Atlanta street and it fell off as the bus started moving. It forced the closing of a street while police tried to recover whatever it was. Gwinnett County Police say the woman... more »
September 24, 2010 2:43 PM
A fourth young male member of the New Birth Charlotte church in Georgia says prominent pastor Bishop Eddie Long coerced him into a sexual relationship.
Attorneys for the victim say Long took him to Kenya in 2005 when he was 17 and had sex with him.
The other... more »
September 14, 2010 12:54 PM
Jury selection has been completed in a lawsuit against musician Kid Rock stemming from a fight at a Waffle House restaurant near Atlanta.
Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, and five members of his entourage appeared Tuesday before a DeKalb County judge.
In the lawsuit, Harlen... more »
September 6, 2010 11:29 AM
The Army says a former soldier demanding behavioral treatment took three workers hostage at a Georgia military hospital before surrendering.
Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson says no one was hurt during the short standoff early Monday at the post's Winn Army Community Hospital.
Larson says the man was... more »
September 4, 2010 3:00 PM
Aaron Murray passed for three touchdowns and ran for another in leading No. 23 Georgia to a 55-7 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. Despite the absence of top receiver A.J. Green, Murray completed 16 of 24 passes for 194 yards in his first college game. Kris Durham caught two TD passes. Murray... more »
August 30, 2010 7:53 PM
An 88-year-old man died a week after a goat attacked him near Colbert, Georgia. Vestal Davis was charged and attacked by his neighbor's goat, which repeatedly knocked him to the ground. His neighbor says the goat escaped from its pen but he did not know about the attack. The Madison... more »
August 16, 2010 7:26 AM
The remnants of Tropical Depression #5 that dissipated before coming ashore in Louisiana last week is heading back toward the mouth of the Mississippi after going overland into Georgia. The National Weather Service says it might strengthen first into a tropical depression, and there's a possibility of it becoming a... more »
August 9, 2010 12:26 PM
Police have arrested a pastor in Georgia for protesting outside a high school against its demon mascot.
Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh said 36-year-old Donald Crosby was arrested Monday in the central Georgia city of Warner Robins.
Crosby and supporters picked the opening day of classes to protest against... more »
July 23, 2010 11:14 AM
Defending national champion Alabama is the overwhelming pick to beat Florida in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Both teams were picked to meet for the title for the third consecutive year in balloting by reporters who cover the league at SEC media days. Florida got 153 of 176 first-place votes... more »
June 16, 2010 12:29 PM
Prosecutors say a civilian who was arrested in uniform on an Army base in Georgia had a land mine in his vehicle along with several grenades, night vision devices and a military laser targeting device.
The federal prosecutors also say in a criminal complaint that Anthony Saxon falsely pretended... more »
June 1, 2010 12:23 PM
A spokesman for BP PLC says the company needs more proof to support claims by scientists that huge plumes of oil are suspended underwater in the Gulf of Mexico.
CEO Tony Hayward said Sunday there was "no evidence" of the plumes and that all the oil from the spill... more »
May 11, 2010 10:00 AM
Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in a nightclub fight that killed a pregnant woman, pleaded no contest to a charge of affray and was sentenced to probation.
Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith says Grant was fined $1,000... more »
April 19, 2010 5:53 AM
The international luge federation says there's "no single reason" that caused the death of Georgian racer Nodar Kumaritashvili in a training run at the Vancouver Olympics. The sport's governing body says "what happened to Nodar has been an unforeseeable fatal accident." During training in February, only hours before the opening... more »
April 15, 2010 8:03 AM
The owner of a north Louisiana facility that makes electric utility vehicles has told his employees he plans to move the company and its jobs from Ouachita Parish to Georgia in two months. Stealth Manufacturing owner Greg Block gave employees 60 days notice on Wednesday. However, the state will continue... more »
April 12, 2010 1:17 PM
Authorities in Georgia won't charge Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after a 20-year-old college student said he sexually assaulted her.
District Attorney Fred Bright made the announcement Monday.
The student had told police that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her last month at a nightclub in the central Georgia college... more »
April 5, 2010 12:36 PM
He's often greeted with applause -- but today, Tiger Woods was met with awkward silence from about 500 fans on the first tee at Augusta National in Georgia.
He was on the course early to start a practice round with Fred Couples in advance of this week's Masters, which... more »
March 26, 2010 12:50 PM
A Georgia man who claims he was the victim of hurricanes in Louisiana, tornadoes in Indiana and flooding in New Hampshire has been charged with fraud.
Authorities say 30-year-old Desima James duped the government out of more than $30,000.
He has been charged with filing more than 30... more »
March 17, 2010 5:37 AM
New Orleans native Tyler Perry will be honored by the Georgia Senate for his achievements as entertainer and humanitarian. Perry is the first celebrity to be honored in the chamber this session. Senators will present Resolution 1188 to Perry, citing his silver-haired, sharp-tongued "Madea" character, Tyler Perry Studios - the... more »
March 10, 2010 6:36 AM
A Walker native accused of raping and fatally beating 19-year-old Tina Marie Kristynik in her Baton Rouge home in 1985 will go to trial on August 9. Vernon Kennedy, who already is serving a life sentence in Georgia for a 1995 murder, faces a mandatory life prison term if convicted.... more »
December 17, 2009 7:16 AM
A Baton Rouge man has been indicted on five counts of vehicular homicide in a fiery Interstate 10 crash that killed five members of a Georgia family. A grand jury indicted Dwayne Leggett and believe he was "under the influence of alcoholic beverages" at the time of the wreck. State... more »
November 24, 2009 8:02 PM
A church in Ellenwood, Georgia was hit by a thief who left a note saying "Sorry but I'm Poor" and made off with expensive equipment and a laptop computer. It's the fourth time the church was hit in two-years and the Rev. Roger Davis says he's considering putting up a... more »
November 23, 2009 8:39 PM
The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled a riding lawnmower is not a motor vehicle even if you steal it and struck down the conviction of a man who was charged with auto theft for stealing one. Franklin Lloyd took the mower from Home Depot and because he was a repeat... more »
October 22, 2009 8:51 AM
Authorities believe a body found in a Georgia landfill is that of missing 7-year-old Somer Thompson.
Officials are basing the tentative identification on clothing and a birthmark that matches the girl's. An autopsy is planned for today.
Thompson disappeared Monday after running ahead of a group of children... more »
October 5, 2009 10:29 AM
LSU running back Charles Scott was named the SEC offensive player of the week for his performance against Georgia.
Scott rushed for 95 yards on 19 carries, and scored two touchdowns inluding the game winner as the Tigers defeated Georgia, 20-13 in Athens. Both TD's came in the final... more »
October 3, 2009 4:59 PM
The Georgia Bulldogs ended the shutout and took the lead in the fourth quarter of their game with LSU.
Bulldogs quarterback Joe Cox hit Shaun Chapas from one yard out for a touchdown.
Georgia's marathon drive lasted 18 plays and 7:52.
The score is 7-6 Georgia with... more »
October 3, 2009 3:30 PM
Josh Jasper connects from 42 yards out to increase LSU's lead to six, over Georgia.
It's Jasper's second field goal of the game. In the first quarter, he hit from 23 yards out. more »
October 3, 2009 3:05 PM
The Tiger Defense has kept Georgia's Offense in check. LSU's Josh Jasper hit a 23-yard field goal to give LSU the lead with 3:51 in the 1 st Quarter. more »
October 3, 2009 10:59 AM
Fourth-ranked LSU faces number 18 Georgia in just a few hours. WBRZ Sports Director Michael Cauble is in Athens with the Tigers. The winner of this showdown will continue its march toward the possiblity of playing in the SEC Championship.
LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson will need to lead a... more »
October 2, 2009 5:46 PM
The LSU Tiger football team takes the field Saturday afternoon against the Georgia Bulldogs wearing the mantle of the fourth ranked team in the country, but the title fits about as well as your high school jeans. These Tigers have yet to do anything to earn that ranking, other than... more »
September 28, 2009 7:24 AM
14th ranked Georgia has opened as a 2-point favorite over 4th ranked LSU for Saturday's SEC showdown between the hedges in Athens.
The 4-0 Tigers jumped up to 4th in the national college football polls, after their dramatic 30-26 win over Mississippi State in Starkville. Georgia is now 3-1... more »
September 24, 2009 11:38 AM
A federal agency says Imperial Sugar and managers at its Georgia refinery ignored known dangers of explosive dust for decades before an explosion killed 14 workers in 2008.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released results of its investigation Thursday. It says the company likely could have prevented the deaths... more »
September 22, 2009 8:19 PM
A woman who was swept away from her car by raging water in Douglas County, GA is believed to be the 9th victim of flooding in the Atlanta area after days of torrential rain.
Family members told the coroner that the woman was on her way to work after... more »