News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia public safety officials say police arrested 15 protesters during a demonstration inside the state Capitol as they called for uncounted ballots from last week's election to be tallied. The Georgia Department of Public Safety said in an emailed statement Tuesday that demonstrators were charged with misdemeanors under a law that makes it illegal to disrupt meetings of the state legislature with "loud, threatening, or abusive language."
ATLANTA (AP) - The speaker of the Georgia House is predicting a "tough climb" ahead for a proposed tax break on jet fuel that's once again before lawmakers. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle earlier this year led Republican legislators in killing the $38 million tax exemption to punish Delta Air Lines after it dropped fare discounts for members of the National Rifle Association.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Rain and the threat of flooding continue across the northern Gulf Coast. Forecasters say unofficial rainfall totals show parts of Alabama received as much as 3.5 inches of precipitation Monday, and it's still raining. Temperatures are supposed to fall through the day on Tuesday, making conditions feel even worse. A flood watch extends from southern Alabama into the western Florida Panhandle and southwestern Georgia.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The man appointed by President Donald Trump's administration to run the Environmental Protection Agency's Southeastern regional office has been indicted, along with a former business partner, on state ethics charges in Alabama. Al.com reports that Trey Glenn and a former business partner, Scott Phillips, are charged with ethics violations in Birmingham. Glenn once ran the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. He's now the administrator of the EPA's regional office in Atlanta.
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