News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

A police K9 in Georgia suddenly fell ill while chasing a suspect and died. The Gwinnett County police dog named Eli was working with his handler in Snellville on Thursday when he began to show symptoms believed to be...

Georgia police K9 dies suddenly while chasing suspect
Georgia police K9 dies suddenly while chasing suspect

A police K9 in Georgia suddenly fell ill while chasing a suspect and died.

The Latest: Senate passes $19 billion disaster relief bill
The Latest: Senate passes $19 billion disaster relief bill

The Latest on disaster relief legislation (all times local):

5 indicted in Wisconsin accused of forced immigrant labor
5 indicted in Wisconsin accused of forced immigrant labor

Federal prosecutors indicted five people accused of forcing 14 Mexican immigrants to work in farms in Wisconsin "by means of serious harm and threats of serious harm."

Southern Baptists see 12th year of declining membership
Southern Baptists see 12th year of declining membership

The nation's largest Protestant denomination is reporting its twelfth year of declining memberships.

Man accused of stealing a woman's heart, then her money
Man accused of stealing a woman's heart, then her money

Officials say a man used an online dating website to steal not only a Georgia woman's heart but a big chunk of her money.

Georgia man confesses to nearly 17-year-old double murder
Georgia man confesses to nearly 17-year-old double murder

A nearly 17-year-old double murder case in Georgia's Paulding County has been put to rest.

Chesney, Aldean among headliners for Bayou Country Superfest
Chesney, Aldean among headliners for Bayou Country Superfest

Country music stars Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean headline this weekend's return of the Bayou Country Superfest to Baton Rouge, where it all began.

17-year-old indicted for murder of mother in Savannah
17-year-old indicted for murder of mother in Savannah

A 17-year old from Savannah has been indicted for murder in the stabbing death of his mother.

SWAT team on scene of bomb threat at Georgia grocery store
SWAT team on scene of bomb threat at Georgia grocery store

SWAT team officers are negotiating with a man outside a grocery store near Atlanta who claims to have a bomb.

2 film productions quit Georgia after abortion law is signed
2 film productions quit Georgia after abortion law is signed

Two film projects have pulled production from Georgia after the governor signed the so-called "heartbeat bill," which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Alabama officer hurt in shooting that killed 1 improving
Alabama officer hurt in shooting that killed 1 improving

An Alabama police officer who was seriously wounded in a shooting that killed another officer is improving.

3 dead near Atlanta after robbery turns into gunfight
3 dead near Atlanta after robbery turns into gunfight

An attempted robbery at an apartment complex near Atlanta turned into a grisly scene when the robber and two victims were all killed in a gun battle.

Georgia police officer fired for shocking, punching woman
Georgia police officer fired for shocking, punching woman

An Atlanta police officer has been fired for using a stun gun on a woman and punching her in the face in front of her traumatized 4-year-old daughter.

Georgia county seeks more sales of surplus property
Georgia county seeks more sales of surplus property

A Georgia county is selling its surplus property and has already made $1.6 million from four sites.

Judge: License law violated speech rights of Georgia guides
Judge: License law violated speech rights of Georgia guides

A federal judge says Georgia's oldest city violated the free-speech rights of tour guides by requiring them to obtain a license under a local law that has since been scrapped.

Funeral held for Georgia guardsman who died in Afghanistan
Funeral held for Georgia guardsman who died in Afghanistan

A citizen-soldier in the Army National Guard has been buried in southeast Georgia after he died from undisclosed causes while deployed to Afghanistan.

Wilton Gregory installed as new archbishop of Washington
Wilton Gregory installed as new archbishop of Washington

The Rev. Wilton D. Gregory has been installed as the seventh archbishop of Washington following a pair of high-profile sexual abuse cases that ensnared his two predecessors.

Former county commissioner charged with extorting bribes
Former county commissioner charged with extorting bribes

Federal prosecutors in Georgia say a former county commissioner used her elected position to extort $1,000 from a contractor.

Judge won't toss suit challenging Georgia voting machines
Judge won't toss suit challenging Georgia voting machines

A federal judge says a lawsuit that challenges Georgia's current voting machines and seeks statewide use of paper ballots can move forward.

NRG buying electric, natural gas units of Stream Energy
NRG buying electric, natural gas units of Stream Energy

NRG Energy plans to buy the retail electric and natural gas business of Dallas-based Stream Energy for $300 million.

At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty
At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

Abortion providers say the flurry of recent state laws restricting abortion has emboldened protesters and left patients confused.

Georgia businesses pulling back after state's CBD warning
Georgia businesses pulling back after state's CBD warning

Restaurants, coffeehouses and bars in Georgia that once rushed to offer CBD-infused items are pulling back after a warning from the state's agriculture commissioner.

Univ. of Georgia runner impaled by javelin hopes to return
Univ. of Georgia runner impaled by javelin hopes to return

A University of Georgia track athlete who was impaled by a javelin during practice says he hopes to return to the sport soon.

Nationwide liver transplant policy caught up in court case
Nationwide liver transplant policy caught up in court case

An attorney says a nonprofit that manages the U.S. organ transplant system is rolling back a new nationwide policy over how to allocate scarce livers available for transplants as the issue is tied up in a lawsuit.

Prosecutors: 5 Gangster Disciples members convicted
Prosecutors: 5 Gangster Disciples members convicted

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say a jury has convicted five Gangster Disciples members, including a former police officer, on charges including racketeering conspiracy involving murder.

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law
US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Westboro Baptist protests Morehouse over transgender policy
Westboro Baptist protests Morehouse over transgender policy

The Westboro Baptist Church protested outside of the country's only all-male historically black college over the school's new admission policy that accepts transgender men.

Georgia man's sexual extortion case to go before grand jury
Georgia man's sexual extortion case to go before grand jury

A grand jury is set to hear the case of a Georgia man accused of threatening to share explicit photos of several Alabama women if the women didn't meet him for sex.

Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states
Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

A small town in Oklahoma is warning communities about the Trump administration's environmental policies.

Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at state capitol
Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at state capitol

Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state's new abortion ban.

Graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt
Graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt

A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says his family is providing grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 class at Morehouse College.

Former Sen. Shafer elected chairman of Georgia GOP
Former Sen. Shafer elected chairman of Georgia GOP

Former state senator and executive director of the state Republican Party David Shafer has been elected chairman of the Georgia GOP.

Georgia woman opens gender-neutral clothing store in Atlanta
Georgia woman opens gender-neutral clothing store in Atlanta

A Georgia woman has opened a gender-neutral children's clothing store in Atlanta's Kirkwood neighborhood.

Atlanta City Hall to rename council chambers Monday
Atlanta City Hall to rename council chambers Monday

The Atlanta City Hall is renaming its council chambers after retired Superior Court Judge Marvin S. Arrington Sr.

As states pass restrictive abortion laws, questions surface
As states pass restrictive abortion laws, questions surface

As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, questions have surfaced about what that means for women who might seek an abortion.

Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble
Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble

Former President Jimmy Carter has never been known as a key player in Democratic Party politics. But he's re-emerging in the 2020 presidential race as some candidates go to Plains, Georgia, to seek the...

Runner-up prize sold in Georgia for MegaMillions lottery
Runner-up prize sold in Georgia for MegaMillions lottery

One lucky Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Atlanta is worth $1 million.

Jimmy Carter won't teach Sunday school days after procedure
Jimmy Carter won't teach Sunday school days after procedure

Former President Jimmy Carter has changed plans and will not teach Sunday school just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip.

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants
China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

China's decision to restrict scrap imports created big challenges for U.S. recycling programs last year. But it has also spurred investment in plants that process recyclables no longer being shipped overseas.

North Georgia community opens ER after its hospital closes
North Georgia community opens ER after its hospital closes

A north Georgia community has come up with a unique approach to emergency medicine.

Convicted Georgia court clerk settles civil suit over thefts
Convicted Georgia court clerk settles civil suit over thefts

A former Georgia court clerk sent to prison for stealing large sums of money deposited in her care has settled a civil lawsuit by agreeing to forfeit half of her pension.

Maker of auto components plans $100M expansion in Georgia
Maker of auto components plans $100M expansion in Georgia

A company that manufactures vehicle components for major automakers is launching a $100 million expansion of its plant in Georgia.

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