News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EST
ATLANTA (AP) - A company that sells data management services to businesses is opening its second U.S. office in Atlanta. Collibra announced Thursday it plans to create more than 200 new jobs in Atlanta over the next three years. Gov. Brian Kemp touted the news as more proof that “Georgia has become a hub for the tech industry.”
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say one Georgia school bus rear-ended another during their field trip to Tennessee, sending more than two dozen people to area hospitals. News outlets report 19 students and four adults were taken for evaluation to a Cleveland, Tennessee, hospital after the Thursday morning crash. An ambulance took two others with non life-threatening injuries _ a student and an adult _ to another hospital.
ATLANTA (AP) - The field of Democratic presidential candidates is scrambling for a share crucial black and minority vote, and that is putting internal party tensions on display. Elizabeth Warren delivered a major speech aimed at black women but had to get through protesters first. Pete Buttigieg had to defend himself against Kamala Harris’s criticism of how he talks about race. And Bernie Sanders is trying to get more black voters than he did in 2016.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia judge says juror misconduct has led to a mistrial in the case of a man accused of being involved in a house-stealing scheme. The Macon Telegraph reports a female juror took a copy of the paper into the jury room Tuesday and read coverage about the case. Jurors were told by Judge Verda M. Colvin not to research the case or read news accounts of it. Lemroyal James II is the man on trial. James was charged with racketeering, theft and other charges in an alleged ring of property thefts.
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