Friday April 28th, 2017 11:40PM
UPDATE: Man who shot Banks County deputy killed after shooting FBI agent in Atlanta
The man authorities say robbed Atlanta Dragway, shot a Banks County deputy sheriff and broke into a home and kidnapped a Commerce woman on Wednesday is dead after shooting an FBI agent in Atlanta.
9:14PM ( 2 hours ago )
Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown
Trump and Congress put off spending wrangle for another week with stopgap bill to avoid midnight shutdown
8:25PM ( 3 hours ago )
Trump tells NRA in Atlanta: 'You have a true friend' in White House
President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that ``the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.''
3:00PM ( 8 hours ago )
Last man sentenced in southeastern jewelry store heists
The final person associated with a multi-state jewelry store heist scheme is heading to prison.
12:15PM ( 11 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Congress OKs bill averting Saturday gov't shutdown
Congress has easily approved a short-term spending bill that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend
12:06PM ( 11 hours ago )
LISTEN: Insights into opioid prescription addiction
When they were first being used, opioid pain killers were prescribed at 10-12 doses per script. Now they can be as high as 400 doses with some 110 million prescriptions written each year. Dr. Merrill Norton, Pharm.D. and clinical associate professor at UGA, talks about the addictive nature of opioids, what they were intended to treat, and the level to which they are prescribed.
9:55AM ( 13 hours ago )
By Bill and Joel
Injury wreck shuts down Ga. 385 in Clarkesville
A Habersham County woman was hurt when her vehicle left the road and landed beside a creek in Clarkesville Friday afternoon.
10:25PM ( 1 hour ago )
Piedmont College to hold graduation ceremonies on May 6 in Demorest
Piedmont College will mark Spring Commencement Week at the Athens and Demorest campuses May 3–6, 2017, with events and ceremonies for 404 new graduates.
6:31PM ( 5 hours ago )
Brenau University announces speaker for 139th commencement ceremonies
Kirsten Winquist, a Voice of Margaritaville on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, is the speaker for Brenau University's undergraduate and graduate 2017 commencement ceremonies.
6:27PM ( 5 hours ago )
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N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes
A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile test-fire apparently failed Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third such flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts tests in nearby waters
11:24PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Famed Houston lawyer Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes dies at 90
Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, a Houston lawyer known for flamboyant but successful trial defenses of wealthy clients in Texas murder cases, has died
10:57PM ( 41 minutes ago )
Methodist court ruling a blow for openly lesbian bishop
The top court for the United Methodist Church says an openly lesbian bishop can stay on the job for now.
10:48PM ( 50 minutes ago )
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Boys soccer: Gainesville battles past Harrison in first round
The Gainesville boys soccer team knew that Friday's playoff opener with Harrison was no typical 1 vs. 4 seed match-up.
11:55PM ( 15 minutes from now )
Playoff baseball: Wolves fight back to force Game 3 vs. North Springs
Buford bats fought back from a quiet Game 1 to help the Wolves baseball program win Game 2 over North Springs on Friday and force a decisive Game 3 on Saturday in Buford.
11:43PM ( 3 minutes from now )
John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards eliminate Hawks 115-99
John Wall scored 42 points, Bradley Beal added 31 and the Washington Wizards withstood a furious Atlanta comeback to close out the Hawks with a 115-99 victory Friday night, winning the opening-round playoff series 4-2.
10:41PM ( 58 minutes ago )
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Buses torched, roads blocked, clashes during Brazil strike
Public transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday as demonstrators blocked roads and clashed with police in a general strike to protest proposed changes to labor laws and the pension system
8:48PM ( 2 hours ago )
West Coast dockworkers to vote on deal seeking labor peace
West Coast dockworkers will vote on a contract extension that could provide long-term labor peace at West Coast seaports, where in recent years work slowdowns and strikes have affected billions of dollars in cargo
8:39PM ( 3 hours ago )
The Latest: Trump signs spending bill that prevents shutdown
Trump signs stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown
8:22PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Jazz Fest kicks off with hometown favorites Connick, Neville
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off with performances by some hometown favorites
9:46PM ( 1 hour ago )
Thomas to head to sister's funeral after Game 6 vs Bulls
Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas plans to attend his sister's funeral on Saturday without missing any games in Boston's first-round playoff series against Chicago
7:59PM ( 3 hours ago )
Concert fans angry as hyped Bahamas festival is canceled
Organizers of a much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas have canceled the weekend event at the last minute after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel
7:44PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Final round surge puts Matt Kenseth on Richmond pole
Matt Kenseth won’t have to come from the middle of nowhere, as he did last Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he started 22nd, charged toward the front in the closing laps and finished fourth.
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
8:48PM ( 2 hours ago )
Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary
The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market.
By The Associated Press
8:55PM ( 4 days ago )