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  • Manhunt for inmates shifts north with burglary

    June 13, 2017 9:30 PM

    MADISON, Ga. - A Georgia sheriff says authorities still have no idea where two escaped inmates wanted in the killings of two guards are right now. But Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills says the fugitives did commit a burglary in Madison, about 25 miles north of the spot... more »
  • Louisiana OKs new plan for red snapper anglers

    June 12, 2017 2:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana officials have voted to accept a federal offer that would reopen a red snapper season for recreational anglers in the Gulf of Mexico's federal waters. The federal season will reopen for the next 12 weekends if Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida all agree to... more »
  • 1st rush hour in Atlanta since I-85 overpass repaired

    May 15, 2017 8:24 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia transportation officials reported no major delays during the first rush hour since a major interstate overpass reopened for traffic after collapsing in a massive fire. Authorities said all lanes of Interstate 85 near the heart of Atlanta were reopened over the weekend and available for Monday... more »
  • Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week

    May 10, 2017 10:40 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia officials say a section of a heavily used Atlanta interstate will reopen at the latest by next week, less than two months after it collapsed due to a large fire under a bridge. Gov. Nathan Deal and state transportation officials announced Wednesday that the bridge will be... more »
  • Country star Alan Jackson selling home for $6.4 million

    May 9, 2017 10:40 AM

    CLARKESVILLE - Country music star Alan Jackson is selling his northern Georgia home for $6.4 million. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, citing an online real estate listing, says Jackson's lakefront home in Clarkesville, Georgia, comes with five bedrooms along with six full and three half bathrooms. The estate is gated with a... more »
  • Facebook livestream of girl's suicide attempt helped rescuers to save her

    May 8, 2017 11:41 AM

    ATLANTA - Sheriff's deputies say the 15-year-old Georgia girl took pills, put a plastic bag over her head and broadcast her suicide attempt as it was happening on Facebook Live. It was the type of video sometimes removed by Facebook, which just announced a renewed effort to keep graphic violence... more »
  • Attempts to force big industry off Baton Rouge water Play Video

    April 27, 2017 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Salt water is seeping into the drinking water aquifers below Baton Rouge and big industry is at least partially to blame. "It's a localized phenomena that we feel we're getting a handle on," said Tony Duplechin, executive director of the Capital Area Ground Water Conservation District. Fifty... more »
  • 4 teens killed, 1 injured in Georgia crash

    April 25, 2017 12:13 PM

    CAMPBELLTON - Police in Georgia say four teenage boys died and a teenage girl was injured when their SUV collided with a tractor-trailer. Fulton County police say the big rig's driver suffered minor injuries in the wreck Monday afternoon in the southern part of the county. News media report that... more »
  • Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

    April 24, 2017 9:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary. The vote Monday was 87-11. The owner of several agricultural businesses and the son of a farmer, Perdue will be the first Southerner in the post in more than two decades. Perdue has assured nervous farm-state... more »
  • Police: Child, mother strangled to death in Atlanta suburbs

    April 17, 2017 4:51 PM

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - A man faces charges of felony murder and aggravated assault after police say he choked a woman and her 2-year-old son at a home in suburban Atlanta. Gwinnett County Police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera says the homeowner called 911 around 11 p.m. Sunday and said his son... more »
  • Police arrest man for killing woman on busy Atlanta street

    April 4, 2017 8:31 PM

    ATLANTA - Authorities have arrested a man who they say shot and killed a woman on a busy Midtown Atlanta street. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 39-year-old Raylon Browning, of Roswell, is accused of shooting 40-year-old Trinh Huynh just before 8 a.m. Monday at an intersection. Huynh was taken to Grady... more »
  • Georgia officials hope to repair interstate bridge by June

    April 4, 2017 11:06 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia transportation officials hope to finish rebuilding a key interstate bridge by mid-June after a large fire caused its collapse last week. Authorities have said the fire was started by a man under the bridge in an area north of downtown Atlanta. The collapse on Thursday forced the... more »
  • Georgia lawmaker defends proposal for 'Confederate History Month'

    March 27, 2017 3:28 PM

    ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker is defending his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time when slavery was acceptable. State Republican Rep. Tommy Benton of Jefferson says his proposed resolution would honor Southern heritage. Lawmakers frequently use resolutions to recognize... more »
  • ACLU battles Georgia over toddler's last name of 'Allah'

    March 27, 2017 10:18 AM

    ATLANTA - A civil rights group is suing Georgia over the state's refusal to allow a couple to officially name its 22-month-old child "Allah." The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia filed the lawsuit recently in Fulton County Superior Court on behalf of the couple, Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk.... more »
  • Georgia deputy inhales liquid nitrogen while rescuing woman

    February 6, 2017 8:14 AM

    AUGUSTA - Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in east Georgia has died after inhaling liquid nitrogen while trying to save a worker at a sperm bank in Augusta. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that 57-year-old Sgt. Greg Meagher died Sunday after inhaling a chemical substance. Augusta... more »
  • Death toll from Southeast tornadoes, storms rises to 21

    January 27, 2017 8:38 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - The death toll from a weekend outbreak of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the Southeast has increased to at least 21. A 77-year-old woman in southwest Georgia died from storm-related injuries Thursday night at a hospital. Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler told The Associated Press on Friday... more »
  • Georgia's insurance commissioner estimates $100M in damage

    January 24, 2017 9:31 PM

    ADEL, Ga. - Georgia's insurance commissioner says the weekend's deadly storms wreaked at least $100 million worth of damage on the state. Ralph Hudgens tells WXIA-TV that the southwest Georgia city of Albany and associated Dougherty County suffered $40 million in damage. Hudgens says damage estimates are likely to rise... more »
  • Southeast US braces for more tornadoes, storms

    January 22, 2017 12:55 PM

    ATLANTA - Tornado activity is remaining a threat across south Georgia, where 11 people were killed early Sunday. The National Weather Service said Sunday that southern Georgia, northern Florida and the corner of southeastern Alabama could face "intense and long track" tornadoes, scattered damaging winds and large hail. The weather... more »
  • Emergency official: More storm deaths in Georgia

    January 22, 2017 12:01 PM

    ATLANTA - An emergency official says more people have been killed as violent storms tear across southern Georgia. Sebon Burns, chief deputy emergency management director for Georgia's Dougherty County, said "fatalities and a lot of injuries" have been reported since an apparent tornado cut a path through the county Sunday... more »
  • Trump unleashes Twitter attack against congressional critic

    January 14, 2017 11:53 AM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump is lashing out at a Georgia congressman who described the Republican as an illegitimate president. Trump tweeted on Saturday that Democrat John Lewis "should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime... more »
  • 4-year-old who's read 1,000 books tours Library of Congress

    January 12, 2017 5:44 PM

    GAINESVILLE - A 4-year-old Georgia girl's love of books has taken her all the way to the Library of Congress. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden allowed Daliyah Marie Arana to serve as "Librarian for the Day" on Wednesday at the Washington institution. The Times of Gainesville, Georgia, reports that Daliyah,... more »
  • Authorities: Georgia woman killed in storms

    January 3, 2017 10:00 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - Authorities have reported a sixth death as the result of strong storms that swept through the South: a woman in Georgia. Albany, Georgia, Fire Chief Ron Rowe said Tuesday that he did not have any details about exactly how the woman was killed. Her identity has not... more »
  • Costs top $500,000 in case of man whose son died in hot car

    December 19, 2016 10:03 AM

    ATLANTA - Documents show that the cost of sending a Georgia man to prison for life after his son died in a hot car outside Atlanta is estimated to be about $550,000. A judge this month sentenced 36-year-old Justin Ross Harris to life in prison without the possibility of parole.... more »
  • Police: 2 Georgia officers shot during traffic stop

    December 12, 2016 11:31 PM

    LAVONIA, S.C. - Police say two Georgia officers have been shot while trying to arrest a suspect in a stolen car. Multiple media outlets report that Lavonia police Chief Bruce Carlisle says the shooting started as a traffic stop. Carlisle says that when the two officers noticed the vehicle had... more »
  • Georgia accuses US of trying to hack its election systems

    December 8, 2016 3:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. state of Georgia is accusing the Homeland Security Department of apparently trying to hack its election systems. Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp said in a letter Thursday a computer traced back to the agency in Washington tried unsuccessfully to penetrate the state office's firewall... more »
  • Suspect in Georgia officer shootings is dead

    December 8, 2016 12:35 PM

    AMERICUS - Police say a man wanted in the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer and the wounding of another apparently killed himself as authorities arrived at a home where he was hiding. Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said at a news conference that 32-year-old Minquell Lembrick was found... more »
  • Georgia executes man who killed father-in-law

    December 6, 2016 11:03 PM

    ATLANTA - Georgia has executed its ninth inmate this year, putting to death a man convicted of killing his father-in-law more than a quarter century ago. Authorities say 50-year-old William Sallie was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday after a lethal injection. Sallie was convicted of murder in the March... more »
  • Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

    December 5, 2016 3:33 PM

    MARIETTA - A Georgia man convicted of murder after his toddler son died in a hot SUV has been sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jurors last month convicted Justin Ross Harris of malice murder and other charges in the June 2014 death of his... more »
  • Georgia father guilty of murder in hot car death

    November 14, 2016 3:24 PM

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Georgia father has been found guilty of murder in the 2014 death of his toddler son who perished after being left in a hot car. A jury reached its verdict Monday in the trial of Justin Ross Harris. The former Home Depot web developer's 22-month-old son,... more »
  • 2 children killed in Georgia home invasion

    October 22, 2016 1:21 PM

    JONESBORO, Ga. - Police are investigating a deadly home invasion involving children in Georgia. Officers found an 11-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy shot to death inside a house in Jonesboro on Saturday morning. The two were siblings. WSB-TV reports (http://2wsb.tv/2eEsjkk ) there were several other children, as young as 6... more »
  • Drought grips southern states, parches ground, withers crops

    September 22, 2016 4:05 PM

    ATLANTA - Authorities say extreme drought conditions are persisting in parts of Alabama and Georgia, wilting crops and raising the specter of wildfires. Thursday's U.S. Drought Monitor, a weekly report that tracks drought conditions nationwide, showed the worst of the drought in Alabama's northeast corner, in northwest Georgia and across... more »
  • Police: Clowns trying to talk to kids reported in Georgia

    September 14, 2016 12:29 PM

    LAGRANGE, Ga. - Police in west Georgia say they've received several calls about clowns trying to talk to children and are investigating an online threat to abduct children from local schools. LaGrange police said in a statement that officers will file charges if appropriate. LaGrange police Lt. Dale Strickland tells... more »
  • Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

    September 14, 2016 9:29 AM

    ATLANTA - A federal lawsuit claims Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of people from being able to register to vote - many of them minorities. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Gainesville says a state policy causes voter registration applications to... more »
  • No. 9 Georgia survives scare, tops underdog Nicholls 26-24

    September 10, 2016 3:33 PM

    ATHENS - Georgia scored two quick-strike touchdowns - one on offense, one on defense - in a span of about two minutes after Nicholls took a third-quarter lead, and the No. 9 Bulldogs escaped with an uninspiring 26-24 win over the Colonels on Saturday. Georgia (2-0) opened the game with... more »
  • Over 107K in Georgia lose power due to Hermine

    September 2, 2016 11:57 AM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - More than 107,000 customers were reported without power across Georgia as crews worked to repair damage left by Hermine. Georgia Power reported on its online outage map shortly before noon Friday that about 30,000 were in the Savannah area and more than 20,000 others were in... more »
  • 'Pokemon Go' players not welcome in city's cemeteries

    July 21, 2016 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Officials in a west Georgia city say "Pokemon Go" players are no longer allowed in its cemeteries. The Newnan Times-Herald reports reports the Newnan City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that prohibits people from playing internet or cellphone games at the city's three cemeteries. Newnan City Manager Cleatus... more »
  • 'Gentle' Georgia man accused of using 911 to ambush officer

    July 9, 2016 3:58 PM

    VALDOSTA - Police say a Georgia police officer and his assailant should survive a shootout that began with an ambush only hours after a sniper in Dallas killed five officers and wounded seven more. Stephen Paul Beck, a 22-year-old recovering drug addict, is accused of calling 911 to lure police... more »
  • Police: Man called 911, ambushed Georgia officer

    July 8, 2016 4:30 PM

    VALDOSTA - Authorities say a man called 911 in south Georgia to report a break-in, then ambushed and shot the officer who came to investigate. Both men were wounded in the ensuing gunfire, and both are expected to survive. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that... more »
  • Bell hits 2 HRs, LSU beats Georgia in WCWS elimination game

    June 5, 2016 5:57 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Bianka Bell hit two home runs and LSU beat Georgia 4-1 on Sunday in an elimination game at the Women's College World Series. Bell hit a two-run homer in the first inning and a solo homer in the fifth for the Tigers (52-17). Carley Hoover pitched a... more »
  • Jeep launches into Georgia home

    June 1, 2016 12:19 PM

    SMYRNA, Ga. - No injuries were reported after a Jeep crashed into a Georgia home early Wednesday morning. Police said the jeep was traveling on Powder Springs Road when the driver lost control and the vehicle hit the curb. The impact then catapulted the Jeep into the side of... more »
  • Naked Break-in: Bare burglar sneaks into home to do laundry

    April 9, 2016 3:28 PM

    WOODSTOCK, Ga. - Authorities say a naked man was arrested after breaking into a north Georgia home through a pet door. Cherokee County Deputy Joshua Watkins tells local news media that 28-year-old Jarred Lemming on Wednesday entered the home nude to shower, wash his laundry and to use the owner's... more »
  • LSU softball can't sweep, falls to Georgia, 3-1

    April 3, 2016 8:32 PM

    ATHENS – The No. 8 LSU softball was unable to clinch the sweep against No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs in Athens Sunday. Looking for another comeback like on Friday, the Tigers couldn’t get a timely hit and ended up stranding eight on base. Despite Sunday’s loss, LSU coach... more »
  • Katt Williams released from jail after fight with teen

    March 31, 2016 11:18 AM

    GAINESVILLE - Authorities say comedian and actor Katt Williams has been released from a Georgia jail. Hall County sheriff's Deputy Nicole Bailes says Williams was released from the Hall County jail Thursday. Police say the 44-year-old Williams and 17-year-old Luke Wash are charged with disorderly conduct after a fight between... more »
  • Katt Williams arrested after fight with Georgia teen

    March 30, 2016 5:31 PM

    GAINESVILLE - Police say actor Katt Williams has turned himself in at a Georgia jail to face charges following a fight with a teenager. Gainesville police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook says Williams was arrested Wednesday. Police in Gainesville, just northeast of Atlanta, said the 44-year-old Williams and 17-year-old Luke Wash are... more »
  • Georgia Governor vetoes religious exemptions bill

    March 28, 2016 10:29 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has vetoed legislation, allowing clergy to refuse performing gay marriage and protecting people who refuse to attend the ceremonies. The Republican rejected the bill on Monday. Republican majorities passed the bill to broadly protect people acting on their religion. It also would have protected... more »
  • Parent complaints about yoga prompt changes at school

    March 23, 2016 12:54 PM

    KENNESAW, Ga. - A Georgia elementary school is changing the way it conducts yoga activities in classrooms after parents complained. Bullard Elementary School Principal Patrice Moore said in an email to parents at the Kennesaw school that concerns and "misconceptions" about the activities had created a distraction. The Marietta Daily... more »
  • Comedian Katt Williams arrested on battery charge in Georgia

    February 29, 2016 4:36 PM

    GAINESVILLE - Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on a battery charge in Georgia after a store employee told police that Williams punched him during an argument. Gainesville police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook says officers responded to an assault call at a pool supply store around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Holbrook says... more »
  • Foundation to build Devon Gales, family a new home Play Video

    February 25, 2016 10:03 AM

    ATHENS, Georgia - In his last public appearance before returning to Baton Rouge next week, Southern University football player Devon Gales met with the opposing team from the game that changed his life. ( LIVE STREAM HAS ENDED; WATCH REPORTS ON NEWS 2 BROADCASTS TODAY ) The... more »
  • Who let the dog out? Chihuahua from Texas found in Georgia

    January 16, 2016 5:22 PM

    ATLANTA - The Atlanta Humane Society says a lost dog from Texas has been reunited with its owner after being found 800 miles away in Georgia. Local news media report that the five-pound Chihuahua named Coco was reunited Friday evening with his owner Amanda Benton, who traveled from Arlington,... more »
  • Georgia AG: State can't stop resettlement of Syrian refugees

    December 30, 2015 1:36 PM

    ATLANTA - Georgia's attorney general says the state cannot exclude Syrian refugees from resettlement in the state or deny them federally funded benefits. Attorney General Sam Olens wrote Wednesday in an official opinion that there is no law that allows a state to single out refugees from a particular country... more »
  • North Carolina A&T tops Alcorn St. in Celebration Bowl 41-34

    December 19, 2015 8:15 PM

    ATLANTA - Tarik Cohen rushed for 295 yards and three touchdowns of 73 or more yards Saturday, and North Carolina A&T used a slew of big plays for a 41-34 win over Alcorn State in the Celebration Bowl at the Georgia Dome. The Celebration Bowl, matching champions of the... more »
  • Georgia deputies bring drivers to tears with $100 bills, not tickets

    December 19, 2015 7:56 PM

    FORSYTH - Sheriff's deputies in a central Georgia county have been surprising motorists, some of whom expect a ticket. Instead, they've gotten $100 bills. The Telegraph reports that Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Bittick gave officers 54 $100 bills to hand out randomly over three days during the past week.... more »
  • Sheriff's 'politically incorrect' message now on T-shirts

    December 3, 2015 3:07 PM

    HAMILTON - A week after getting national attention for a sign decrying political correctness, a Georgia sheriff is advertising T-shirts reminding people that if you're offended, you can get out. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the T-shirts state: "Warning: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless... more »
  • Georgia sheriff revels in 'politically incorrect' sign

    November 25, 2015 12:32 PM

    HAMILTON, Ga. - If you don't like a Georgia sheriff's political incorrectness, you can leave his county. That's what Harris Sheriff Mike Jolley warns on a new sign posted outside his department building. The sign reads: "Warning: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless... more »
  • 2 Georgia men accused of selling phony LSU-Florida tickets

    October 19, 2015 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU police arrested two Georgia men peddling phony tickets to Saturday's LSU football game after disappointed fans reported the forgeries to university officials. Kenny Lamar Redding, 30, and Christopher Harrison,30, both of Atlanta, were booked on two counts each of an offense against intellectual property. Police say Harrison,... more »
  • Georgia man arrested after pawning video game console filled with drugs

    October 5, 2015 11:34 AM

    MOULTRIE, GA - Police said a man was arrested after a pawn shop found crystal meth inside an old video game console the man tried to sell. WALB-TV reports Jared Fournier was charged with possession of methamphetamine after the pawn shop found the stash of drugs and contacted authorities.... more »
  • Puppy buried alive

    September 25, 2015 8:49 PM

    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA- PETA offered a reward for information about a four-month-old puppy buried alive. The dog is recovering. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals offers up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of those responsible. The puppy was found trying to dig its... more »
  • Puppy survives being buried alive; recovering from injuries

    September 15, 2015 3:02 PM

    AUGUSTA, Ga. - A 4-month-old puppy is recovering after being buried alive. WJBF-TV reports officials at Augusta Animal Services found the mixed-breed puppy last week as it tried to dig its way out of the ground. Veterinarian Scarlett Timmons of the Westside Animal Hospital said the male dog was nearly... more »
  • State police: Georgia man dies in fiery Louisiana crash

    September 7, 2015 11:16 AM

    CROWLEY, La. - State police in Louisiana say a Georgia man died in a fiery weekend highway accident. It happened Sunday around 9:40 a.m. State police say a tractor-trailer rig driven by 63-year-old Michael Ransom of Villa Rica, Georgia, was heading west on Interstate 10 when it ran... more »
  • Child in cage

    August 11, 2015 8:59 PM

    CHATSWORTH, GA - A third woman faces child abuse charges for keeping an eleven-year-old boy trapped in a cage in a bedroom. The child's mother and another person were charged last week. Gloria Jane Brown was arrested when a deputy went to her home responding to a welfare check... more »
  • Police charge Georgia woman with calling 911 about 150 times

    August 7, 2015 11:36 AM

    MACON - A central Georgia woman has been arrested after police say she called 911 scores of times over several weeks. Bibb County authorities charged 41-year-old Toshiba L. Smith of Macon, Georgia, with making false reports and misusing the emergency number earlier this week. The Macon Telegraph reports that the... more »
  • 50 rampaging teens do $2,000 in damage to Georgia Walmart

    June 30, 2015 11:36 AM

    MACON, GA - Authorities in central Georgia say up to 50 teenagers bent on destruction raced into a Walmart in Macon, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage. Bibb County sheriff's officials say some of the young people snatched a man from a motorized shopping cart and... more »
  • LSU golf beats Georgia in national semis, will face Southern Cal for national title

    June 2, 2015 7:54 PM

    Bradenton, FL - The LSU golf team defeated Georgia in the national semifinals, and now they are one win away from capturing their fifth national title in program history. The Tigers got a battle from the Bulldogs at Concession Golf Club, as the best-of-five match play series was evenly... more »
  • Sheriff charged after woman was shot

    May 6, 2015 8:45 PM

    LAWRECNEVILLE, GEORGIA- A sheriff in the Atlanta area is charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent. Clayton County sheriff Victor Hill left the scene without giving an official statement of what happened. Authorities say certain details Hill gave when he called 911 about the... more »
  • Gymnastics ranks No. 2 after win over Georgia

    February 9, 2015 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The steady climb to the top for Tiger Gymnastics continues as LSU posted the second-highest score in the nation last week during their win over Georgia, moving them up one more spot to No. 2 in the national rankings released on Monday. LSU, 7-1 overall and... more »
  • 4-star offensive lineman commits to LSU over Auburn, 'Bama

    January 29, 2015 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Georgia offensive lineman Chidi Valentine-Okeke surprised coaches and fans alike when he declared for LSU on Thursday morning. Valentine-Okeke, a 6'6", 310-pound four-star lineman from Ludwici, Georgia, announced his decision to pass on Alabama and Auburn after an in-home visit by the player, head coach Les... more »
  • LSU fan video goes viral Play Video

    January 11, 2015 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers had just made a miraculous come back in overtime to send the game into a second extra session. It was a stadium of wild fans cheering, but the ESPN cameras found Kiana Rogers. Her celebration went viral because of her enthusiasm and yelling... more »
  • 911: Police chief said he accidentally shot wife

    January 1, 2015 1:40 PM

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - Investigators say a police chief in Georgia reported that he accidentally shot his wife early New Year's Day. Her condition is unclear, and no charges have been filed. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Sherry Lang says Peachtree City police Chief William McCollom called 911 around 4:15... more »
  • KKK group to keep fighting to join cleanup program

    December 31, 2014 10:02 AM

    ATLANTA - A Georgia Ku Klux Klan group says it will move forward with its application for a highway cleanup program after a judge ruled that the state's denial violated the organization's right to free speech. The north Georgia KKK group's application was denied in 2012. The American Civil Liberties... more »
  • Grave of Confederate soldier dug up in Georgia

    December 18, 2014 3:14 PM

    KNOXVILLE, GA - Authorities in Georgia say the grave of a Confederate soldier has been dug up and investigators are working to determine whether anything has been stolen. Crawford County Sheriff Lewis Walker on Thursday said a grave is at the Old Bethel Church Cemetery in Knoxville and belonged to... more »
  • Southern states look to regional 2016 primary

    November 22, 2014 6:59 PM

    ATLANTA - There's an effort underway to create a Southern primary for the 2016 presidential campaign, bringing states like Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi together on the first Tuesday in March. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp calls it the "SEC Primary," after the Southeastern Conference, saying he wants the... more »
  • BR murder suspect extradited from Georgia

    November 14, 2014 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police booked the suspect in a deadly shooting from earlier this year into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail after he was extradited from Georgia. A BRPD spokesperson said 31-year-old Brandon White faces charges of first degree murder in connection with the May 9 shooting. ... more »
  • CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

    October 22, 2014 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says... more »
  • Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash

    October 21, 2014 11:39 AM

    ATLANTA - Federal investigators say a pilot failed to follow procedures during landing, and that fatigue from lack of sleep contributed to a fiery jet crash that killed a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues from a vein care practice. In a report released Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board... more »
  • Boston man pleads guilty to LA, GA drug charges

    October 19, 2014 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. attorney in New Orleans says a Boston man has pleaded guilty to drug charges brought in both Louisiana and Georgia. Kenneth Polite says 24-year-old Maximo Stiven Bernabel-Pena pleaded guilty Friday to drug conspiracy charges brought in Georgia. He says Bernabel-Pena was among 12 people indicted... more »
  • SEC scoreboard: Bama routs A&M, Ole Miss sets up showdown with LSU

    October 19, 2014 12:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The top-billed game in the SEC this weekend turned out to be a dud, as Alabama beat up on Texas A&M 59-0, just one of many lopsided games in the league on Saturday. While the Tide rolled, Ole Miss ran its perfect record to 7-0 as... more »
  • Naked man found in woods 4 days after music festival

    October 10, 2014 1:46 PM

    CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLS, GA - A Georgia man claims to have had the hunting experience of a lifetime after he came across a naked man who was wandering in the woods for more than four days after a nearby electronic music festival ended. The hunter, Casey Sanders, said he was... more »
  • SEC Scoreboard, South Carolina upset, Georgia, A&M survive scares

    September 27, 2014 11:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The SEC had one big upset this week with South Carolina losing to Missouri, but Texas A&M and Georgia managed to get through some scary games in their division. The Gamecocks lost to the Tigers 21-20, which will see the Gamecocks tumble in the rankings. ... more »
  • Jindal, Deal talk charter schools, reforms in Ga.

    September 10, 2014 4:57 PM

    ATLANTA - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is touting efforts in his state to expand charter schools and praising Gov. Nathan Deal for his support of school choice. Jindal was in Atlanta on Wednesday with Deal for a Republican Governors Association fundraiser. Jindal says the RGA is "very committed" to helping... more »
  • Woman sentenced in silicone injection case

    September 2, 2014 3:26 PM

    JACKSON, MS - A woman was sentenced to life in prison after her conviction in connection with the killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections. Tracey Lynn Garner, 53, was sentenced Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court after her conviction Friday of depraved heart murder and conspiracy... more »
  • Jurors guilty for death of woman with buttock injections

    August 29, 2014 10:20 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A jury has convicted a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections Friday. Jurors found Tracy Lynn Garner, 53, guilty of depraved heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and could face life in prison. Garner was charged in the death... more »
  • Aid group: American with Ebola weak but improving

    August 5, 2014 11:12 AM

    ATLANTA - The husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement. The president of the aid group SIM USA said Tuesday that Nancy Writebol's husband described the woman as progressing. Bruce Johnson says he spoke with David... more »

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