News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EST
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) - Officials say a shipping company will expand its operations near Atlanta with $5.5 million and more than 350 new jobs. News outlets report Hapag-Lloyd is consolidating at its offices in Peachtree Corners, and plans to invest the money over the next two years and create 363 positions. Gov. Nathan Deal, Hapag-Lloyd's North America Region president and others announced the German-based company's moves at a news conference Tuesday.
DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) - Family, friends and law enforcement from around the country are paying their respect to a Georgia police officer killed at a traffic stop. News outlets report hundreds of people Tuesday lined the highways and interstates as the procession traveled through DeKalb County to the All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody to say goodbye to DeKalb County Police Officer Edgar Flores. The 24-year-old Flores was shot in the head while in pursuit of a man he had pulled over.
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Georgia say a man is accused of stabbing his brother to death in front of their family. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Joseph Oliver was arrested Monday on charges of aggravated assault and malice murder.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of a Georgia city will avoid prison under a plea deal reached with prosecutors on charges of tax evasion. Snellville Mayor Tom Witts accepted a plea deal Monday. Witts had also been accused of misuse of campaign funds for personal expenses. He will resign and serve six months of house arrest and 10 years of probation. He must also pay $40,000 in back taxes.
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