News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
ATLANTA (AP) - 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. The heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks, before many women realize they are pregnant. The Lionsgate comedy "Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar," starring Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, and director Reed Morano's Amazon series "The Power" initially were to be shot in Georgia but now will relocate production.
ATLANTA (AP) - 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. Atlanta police say they found Sgt. James Hines' use of force was unnecessary.
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge says a lawsuit that challenges Georgia's current voting machines and seeks statewide use of paper ballots can move forward. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg issued an order Tuesday rejecting the state's request to toss out the lawsuit.
ATLANTA (AP) - An attempted robbery at an apartment complex near Atlanta turned into a grisly scene Tuesday night when the robber and two victims were all killed in a gun battle. As Capt. A.W. Ford with the DeKalb County Police puts it, "There was a gun fight and everybody lost."
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