News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A judge in Georgia has ordered an Albany motel to shut its doors by Tuesday. WALB-TV reports Dougherty County Superior Court Judge Willie Lockette issued a ruling Friday, saying the Albany Palace Inn cannot accept any more new guests after Monday at 10 a.m., and all guests must move out by Tuesday. District Attorney Greg Edwards says Albany will not tolerate "havens of crime anymore." He says closing the business is a first step in cleaning up the city.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - After a boy's electrocution at a public park last year, an east Georgia city is reworking its safety policy and inspection process. The Augusta Chronicle reports that 12-year-old Melquan Robinson died after he touched a fence that had been accidentally electrified in October. It happened at Fleming Athletic Complex, a city park. The death prompted the city to inspect other city parks and recreation facilities. It also led city officials to re-examine safety and inspection procedures.
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) - The part of the South known for deadly tornadoes _ "Dixie Alley" _ is continuing to live up to its name. Recent research has found that tornadoes are occurring more frequently in the region than in part of the Great Plains which has been known as "Tornado Alley." A Northern Illinois University professor found that twisters are occurring more frequently in the southern version of Tornado Alley. The area includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue has paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election. The civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission was disclosed in Perdue's latest campaign finance report filed Monday.
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