ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has rejected a request by Georgia state Sen. Don Balfour's attorneys to overturn the indictment against the lawmaker. A grand jury indicted Balfour in September. He is accused of illegally claiming legislative expense pay and double-billing the state and his private employer for some expenses. Balfour's trial is set to begin Dec. 16.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The owner of Savannah's minor league baseball team wants the city's support for a new multi-use stadium. The Savannah Morning News reports that the Savannah Sand Gnats' owner is pitching the idea of a new stadium along the Savannah River to host baseball games, concerts and other events.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox have been unanimously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by the expansion era committee. Each of the inductees won more than 2,000 games in managerial careers that spanned more than four decades.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say a man was shot to death when he answered a knock at the door of an apartment. Atlanta police say the man was answering the door of a friend's unit at the Auburn Glenn apartments on Boulevard Southeast late last night when he was shot.
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