Georgia city imposing moratorium on new vape shops
Georgia city imposing moratorium on new vape shops

A south Georgia city is putting a temporary halt to the opening of new vape shops.

Sheriff: Skull likely belongs to woman missing since 2018
Sheriff: Skull likely belongs to woman missing since 2018

Officials say they suspect human remains found in western Georgia belong to a missing 31-year-old woman.

Ex-officer who killed black man given 1-year prison sentence
Ex-officer who killed black man given 1-year prison sentence

A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, fleeing black man has been sentenced to one year in prison.

Clemency hearing set for man facing execution in Georgia
Clemency hearing set for man facing execution in Georgia

Georgia's parole board plans to hold a hearing to weigh whether to grant clemency for a man scheduled to be executed for the killing of a convenience store clerk more than three decades ago.

The Latest: Tropical Storm Nestor forms in Gulf of Mexico
The Latest: Tropical Storm Nestor forms in Gulf of Mexico

The Latest on storm moving toward U.S. Gulf Coast (all times local):

False alarm: Retail tag prompts suspicious package response
False alarm: Retail tag prompts suspicious package response

A discarded security tag has caused a scare in downtown Atlanta.

Georgia governor repeats pledge for additional teacher raise
Georgia governor repeats pledge for additional teacher raise

Georgia's governor is repeating his commitment to a further pay raise for teachers, although he's not saying when the additional money is coming.

Georgia firefighter accused of stealing guns, burning house
Georgia firefighter accused of stealing guns, burning house

A former Georgia firefighter is jailed on 16 felony charges after investigators say he stole guns from his in-laws' house and burned it to the ground.

Georgia judge announces retirement after 40-year career
Georgia judge announces retirement after 40-year career

A Georgia judge known for civil rights strides and presiding over high-profile cases is retiring after 40 years on the bench.

Shaq donates home to Atlanta boy paralyzed by shooting
Shaq donates home to Atlanta boy paralyzed by shooting

Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has donated a home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was shot at a school football game and paralyzed from the chest down.

Court says Georgia death row inmate should be resentenced
Court says Georgia death row inmate should be resentenced

A federal appeals court says a Georgia man sentenced to die for killing a coworker more than 30 years ago should be resentenced.

Georgia Lottery says quarterly profit sets new record
Georgia Lottery says quarterly profit sets new record

Georgia's tax revenue may be threatening to stagnate, but lottery revenue continues to grow.

Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal
Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal

An Atlanta businessman who pleaded guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers has been spared prison time.

Atlanta's Fox improves services for deaf, hard of hearing
Atlanta's Fox improves services for deaf, hard of hearing

Federal prosecutors say Atlanta's Fox Theatre is improving the quality and availability of services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Georgia city wants to pause facility over air quality issues
Georgia city wants to pause facility over air quality issues

A Georgia city has asked a sterilization facility to temporarily stop work over air quality tests that show elevated levels of a carcinogen that leaked from the facility last month.

Georgia shelter closed over fatal pet illness set to reopen
Georgia shelter closed over fatal pet illness set to reopen

An Atlanta-area animal shelter that closed to suppress an infection resulting in at least four dog deaths could reopen as early as Friday.

Georgia set to execute man convicted of killing store clerk
Georgia set to execute man convicted of killing store clerk

A man convicted of killing a south Georgia convenience store clerk during a robbery is set to be executed later this month.

Gwinnett county approves contract for new police chief
Gwinnett county approves contract for new police chief

Gwinnett county officials in Georgia have approved the contract for the area's next police chief.

Ken Burns is behind new grant for film on Flannery O'Connor
Ken Burns is behind new grant for film on Flannery O'Connor

Celebrated documentary maker Ken Burns is inaugurating a new prize designed to promote films of an historical nature.

Task force to address mental at Georgia colleges
Task force to address mental at Georgia colleges

The University System of Georgia has created a panel to find ways to help students with mental health issues.

Teen arrested in shooting of 2 students at Ga football game
Teen arrested in shooting of 2 students at Ga football game

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the August shooting of two students outside a football stadium in southeast Atlanta.

Roadside Bigfoot: Georgia museum devoted to legendary beast
Roadside Bigfoot: Georgia museum devoted to legendary beast

In the picturesque mountains of north Georgia, an unassuming roadside building is now ground zero in the search for Bigfoot.

School district backtracks on transgender student policy
School district backtracks on transgender student policy

A Georgia school district says it won't let transgender students use bathrooms aligning with their gender identity, reversing a previous decision.

Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist's photo
Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist's photo

With the filing of yet another criminal charge against a co-founder of Dragon Con, his attorney has renewed his call for a prosecutor to be barred from any matter involving his client.

Fired Georgia officer to be prosecuted for rape
Fired Georgia officer to be prosecuted for rape

A judge has found probable cause to prosecute a Georgia police officer who allegedly raped a woman at gunpoint in front of her friend.

Dutch lighting company Signify buying Cooper from Eaton Corp
Dutch lighting company Signify buying Cooper from Eaton Corp

Signify, the Dutch company formerly known as Philips Lighting, says it is buying Cooper Lighting Solutions from Eaton Corp. for $1.4 billion (1.27 billion euros) in a move intended to strengthen its position in the North...

Georgia man accused of dragging officer with car during stop
Georgia man accused of dragging officer with car during stop

A Georgia man accused of dragging a police officer with his car during a traffic stop has surrendered to authorities.

Man accused of killing Georgia college student surrenders
Man accused of killing Georgia college student surrenders

A man accused of killing a Georgia college student has surrendered to authorities.

Police K-9 in Georgia shot, suspect dead
Police K-9 in Georgia shot, suspect dead

Authorities are investigating a shooting that has left a police K-9 injured in Georgia and a suspect dead.

Sentencing delayed for LSU student convicted in hazing death
Sentencing delayed for LSU student convicted in hazing death

A sentencing hearing has been postponed for a former Louisiana State University student convicted in the hazing death a Phi Delta Theta fraternity pledge.

'Word of Mouf' Ludacris is resident artist at Georgia State
'Word of Mouf' Ludacris is resident artist at Georgia State

Rapper, actor and entrepreneur Chris "Ludacris" Bridges can add artist-in-residence to his resume as he takes on the position at Georgia State University.

'Chrisley Knows Best' stars sue Georgia tax official
'Chrisley Knows Best' stars sue Georgia tax official

Reality television personalities Todd and Julie Chrisley are accusing a Georgia tax official of abusing his office to pursue "bogus tax evasion claims" against them.

School district backtracks on transgender student policy
School district backtracks on transgender student policy

A Georgia county school district is putting on hold a new rule allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity.

AP analysis: Wide gaps in legal protection of LGBT workers
AP analysis: Wide gaps in legal protection of LGBT workers

By RUSS BYNUM and ANGELIKI KASTANIS Associated Press

Police free 3 women being held in Georgia motel room
Police free 3 women being held in Georgia motel room

Police in Georgia say they rescued three women who were being held against their will in a motel room over the weekend.

2nd man arrested, charged in Atlanta college shooting
2nd man arrested, charged in Atlanta college shooting

Authorities say a second man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded four people at a block party outside an Atlanta college library.

Chief: Officer shot, killed woman who charged with knife
Chief: Officer shot, killed woman who charged with knife

The police chief of a Georgia city says an officer shot and killed a woman who charged at him with a raised knife.

The Latest: Judge sets $80K bond for cop who shot naked man
The Latest: Judge sets $80K bond for cop who shot naked man

The Latest on a jury acquitting a former Georgia police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed naked veteran (all times local):

New Mexico forecast to lead US in pecan production in 2019
New Mexico forecast to lead US in pecan production in 2019

New Mexico is expected to lead the U.S. in pecan production this year as growers prepare for the upcoming harvest.

Police say Iowa slaying suspect arrested in Georgia
Police say Iowa slaying suspect arrested in Georgia

Georgia authorities have found a man suspected in an Iowa slaying.

Driver survives harrowing crash as huge logs pierce car
Driver survives harrowing crash as huge logs pierce car

Authorities say a motorist survived after several large logs from a logging truck pierced the car's windshield and rammed all the way through the rear hatch.

Soldier who was wounded in 2009 search for Bergdahl has died
Soldier who was wounded in 2009 search for Bergdahl has died

A retired soldier who was shot in the head while searching for Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl has died.

Georgia man charged with rape at Georgia Southern University
Georgia man charged with rape at Georgia Southern University

A man is accused of raping a woman at Georgia Southern University last year.

Diesel fuel found in Georgia creek; cleanup underway
Diesel fuel found in Georgia creek; cleanup underway

Authorities are investigating how diesel fuel entered a Georgia creek.

Georgia police: DUI suspect driving 130 mph unhurt in wreck
Georgia police: DUI suspect driving 130 mph unhurt in wreck

Police in Georgia say a DUI suspect who was clocked going 130 mph (209 kph) down a highway went airborne in his car, struck a median and flipped over a guardrail before walking away unharmed.

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