Man accused of threat linked to R Kelly turns self in
Man accused of threat linked to R Kelly turns self in

A man accused of threatening a father who says singer R. Kelly kept his daughter from her family has turned himself in.

Challenge to Lt. Gov. race dismissed by Cobb County court
Challenge to Lt. Gov. race dismissed by Cobb County court

A Superior Court judge in Cobb County has dismissed a case challenging the November election of Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan.

Atlanta's King historic site to reopen with help from Delta
Atlanta's King historic site to reopen with help from Delta

A national landmark honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is closed due to the partial government shutdown, but will reopen in time for the King holiday with some corporate help.

Jimmy Carter marks 40 years of US diplomacy with China
Jimmy Carter marks 40 years of US diplomacy with China

Jimmy Carter is marking 40 years of normalized relations between the U.S. and China that began during his presidency.

Sheriff: Angry Waffle House patron throws drink at worker
Sheriff: Angry Waffle House patron throws drink at worker

A sheriff's office in Georgia says a woman threw a soft drink at a Waffle House worker who put her change on the counter instead of in her hand.

Child porn probe yields bestiality charges for Georgia pair
Child porn probe yields bestiality charges for Georgia pair

Authorities say a child pornography investigation led to bestiality charges for a Georgia couple.

Georgia police officer accused of threatening to kill wife
Georgia police officer accused of threatening to kill wife

A Georgia police officer is accused of threatening to kill his wife and a child.

MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats
MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats

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Man accused of killing wife, stepdaughter in triple shooting
Man accused of killing wife, stepdaughter in triple shooting

Authorities say a man is accused of killing his wife and stepdaughter in a triple shooting in Georgia.

Judge: New DNA evidence means man is entitled to new trial
Judge: New DNA evidence means man is entitled to new trial

A Georgia judge says a man who has spent more than four decades in prison for murder is entitled to a new trial because new testing found his DNA wasn't on key pieces of evidence.

Georgia boy says school suspended him for fake lunch money
Georgia boy says school suspended him for fake lunch money

A 12-year-old Georgia boy says he was unfairly suspended by school officials after he tried to buy lunch with a $20 bill that turned out to be fake.

Georgia Southern University has new president
Georgia Southern University has new president

The new president of Georgia Southern University has been named.

Georgia Gov. Kemp to outline plan for education, health care
Georgia Gov. Kemp to outline plan for education, health care

Georgia's newly inaugurated Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is set to unveil more detailed plans for his first year in office.

Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl
Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl

Gladys Knight will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year's Super Bowl.

2 derailed cars on track at Atlanta airport to be moved
2 derailed cars on track at Atlanta airport to be moved

Crews are still working to repair the damage after an Atlanta commuter train derailed on the tracks at the world's busiest airports.

At least 1 killed in mobile home fire in South Carolina
At least 1 killed in mobile home fire in South Carolina

At least one person has died in a fire at a mobile home near the South Carolina coast that injured at least four other people.

3rd suspect in Maryland man's slaying arrested in Georgia
3rd suspect in Maryland man's slaying arrested in Georgia

Authorities in Maryland say another teen has been arrested in the gang-related slaying of a man found dead last year.

Hearing set for suspect in Alabama mall shooting
Hearing set for suspect in Alabama mall shooting

A judge in Alabama has scheduled a hearing for a man charged in gunfire that sparked a fatal police shooting which set off weeks of protests near Birmingham.

FBI: Georgia man arrested in plot to attack White House
FBI: Georgia man arrested in plot to attack White House

Authorities in Georgia have arrested a man they say was planning to attack the White House.

Georgia candidate behind 'deportation bus' pleads not guilty
Georgia candidate behind 'deportation bus' pleads not guilty

A Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a "deportation bus" has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges.

Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentence
Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentence

A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal judge to vacate his sentence, saying his...

Women Senators in Georgia say they're being sidelined
Women Senators in Georgia say they're being sidelined

A bipartisan group of state senators in Georgia is speaking out about actions they say are undermining women in the chamber.

Rallies seek release of detained immigrant activist
Rallies seek release of detained immigrant activist

Supporters of a Massachusetts immigration activist facing deportation are rallying across the country ahead of a court hearing this week.

Gov. Kemp puts dollar amount on school safety, gang plans
Gov. Kemp puts dollar amount on school safety, gang plans

Newly elected Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has unveiled plans to allocate money to each Georgia public school for safety measures and an anti-gang task force within the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Train stuck on tracks disrupts service to Atlanta airport
Train stuck on tracks disrupts service to Atlanta airport

An out-of-service train stuck on the tracks has disrupted service to and from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Atlanta officer shoots, kills man stealing unmarked car
Atlanta officer shoots, kills man stealing unmarked car

Authorities say an Atlanta police officer shot and killed a man accused of stealing an unmarked police vehicle at a gas station.

Georgia teacher accused of punching, slamming student
Georgia teacher accused of punching, slamming student

A Georgia teacher is accused of punching a middle-school student in the face and slamming him onto a cafeteria table during lunch.

Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings 'uncharted territory'
Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings 'uncharted territory'

A day after air travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the lines that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl.

For the unpaid at Atlanta airport, free parking, meal help
For the unpaid at Atlanta airport, free parking, meal help

The airport in Atlanta and some of its related businesses are taking steps to help workers and passengers cope with the partial government shutdown.

After rule change, senator says she's been sexually harassed
After rule change, senator says she's been sexually harassed

A Georgia state senator has announced from the Senate floor that she has recently been sexually harassed.

Officials: Teen found with loaded gun at Georgia high school
Officials: Teen found with loaded gun at Georgia high school

Officials say a student has been found with a loaded gun at a high school in Georgia.

Georgia city council appoints mayor, fills plea-deal vacancy
Georgia city council appoints mayor, fills plea-deal vacancy

A Georgia city council has appointed a councilwoman as mayor, filling a vacancy created by a plea deal with county prosecutors.

Chicken truck fire in tunnel under Atlanta airport runway
Chicken truck fire in tunnel under Atlanta airport runway

A tractor-trailer loaded with 20 tons (18 metric tons) of frozen chicken caught fire in a highway tunnel under an Atlanta airport runway, closing both runway and tunnel.

Woman pleads not guilty after dead baby found in freezer
Woman pleads not guilty after dead baby found in freezer

A woman has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the death of her 6-month-old son, whose body was found last summer in an Alabama motel room freezer.

Announcer loses job after talk about Native American player
Announcer loses job after talk about Native American player

A public address announcer has lost his job over a remark about a Native American player during a lacrosse game that he and the Philadelphia team called "insensitive."

The Latest: Man who took hostages at UPS facility is dead
The Latest: Man who took hostages at UPS facility is dead

The Latest on the resolved hostage situation at UPS facility (all times local):

Newlyweds shot outside of eatery; husband indicted
Newlyweds shot outside of eatery; husband indicted

An indictment says a man has been charged in his wife's death after they were both shot outside of a metro Atlanta Popeyes.

Company to begin making direct-ship mattresses, hiring 65
Company to begin making direct-ship mattresses, hiring 65

A company that makes foam products says it will begin manufacturing mattresses in northeast Mississippi, investing $1.9 million and creating 65 jobs.

Ex-Atlanta official collapses during sentencing for bribery
Ex-Atlanta official collapses during sentencing for bribery

The sentencing hearing for a former high-ranking Atlanta city official was dramatically cut short when she collapsed as the judge read her sentence.

Georgia lawmakers on 1st day change rules on misconduct
Georgia lawmakers on 1st day change rules on misconduct

Lawmakers in the Georgia Senate are putting a time limit on how soon accusers must report allegations of misconduct by senators and their staffs.

Wife charged in death of Army soldier on New Year's Eve
Wife charged in death of Army soldier on New Year's Eve

The wife of a Michigan soldier who was fatally shot while on leave for the holidays has been charged in his slaying, as has her boyfriend.

Georgia officers fatally shoot gunman at dermatology office
Georgia officers fatally shoot gunman at dermatology office

Authorities say police fatally shot a gunman who had taken hostages at a dermatology office in Georgia.

The Latest: Kemp sworn in as Georgia's 83rd governor
The Latest: Kemp sworn in as Georgia's 83rd governor

The Latest on the inauguration of Republican Brian Kemp as Georgia's 83rd governor (all times local):

Police: Officers kill gunman holding hostages in Georgia
Police: Officers kill gunman holding hostages in Georgia

Police say officers shot and killed a gunman who was holding people hostage inside a dermatology office in Georgia.

Massachusetts operator sold to Georgia-based cannabis firm
Massachusetts operator sold to Georgia-based cannabis firm

The owner of one of the first recreational marijuana stores to open on the U.S. East Coast says it has agreed to be sold.

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