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Thursday May 7th, 2015 1:35AM
Georgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff was charged with a misdemeanor Wednesday in the shooting of a real estate agent at a model home.Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is charged with rec...
11:20PM ( 2 hours ago )
Deal signs watered-down craft breweries bill
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered-down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounces of beer, or the equivalent of a six-pack, but only as a "souvenir.''
6:09PM ( 7 hours ago )
Brush fires along I-85 in Gwinnett Co. cause problems for motorists
The brush fires that were burning along an estimated six-mile stretch of I-85 southbound have now been extinguished and the road is reopened.
4:00PM ( 9 hours ago )
By Staff
Ride-hailing regulation bill gets Gov.'s signature
Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, which connect riders with drivers by means of a smartphone app, will soon have to comply with some Georgia regulations under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal.
2:37PM ( 10 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Fire destroys Jackson Co. home
A Jackson County family lost everything in a house fire Tuesday afternoon, according to EMS Director Steve Nichols.
11:59AM ( 13 hours ago )
Barnard, Mills re-elected chair, vice chair of Parole Board
The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole announced Tuesday that Terry E. Barnard was re-elected as chairman and James Mills of Hall County as vice chairman for 2016
11:15AM ( 14 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Baltimore mayor seeks federal civil-rights probe of police
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor was emphatic last week: She did not want federal oversight of her police department."Nobody wants the Department of Justice to come in here and take over our city,"...
7:09PM ( 6 hours ago )
Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92
DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in the nation's history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.The...
6:31PM ( 7 hours ago )
Authorities seize meth, heroin packaged as Mexican candy
Federal authorities say they've seized methamphetamine and heroin that was packaged to look like Mexican candy.
6:12PM ( 7 hours ago )
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Local/State
Tornadoes in southern Plains, destroy homes, flip cars
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tornadoes raked the southern Plains Wednesday, overturning cars on an Oklahoma City interstate and destroying dozens of homes.No deaths were immediately reported from the tornadoe...
12:41AM ( 53 minutes ago )
Latest on severe weather: Injuries reported in Oklahoma
11:15 p.m.A spokeswoman for a paramedic service in the Oklahoma City area says the company has transported 12 patients from a trailer park that was damaged by severe weather to local hospitals.Lara O'...
12:30AM ( 1 hour ago )
UK's personable David Cameron fights for political life
LONDON (AP) — David Cameron's supporters paint him as a principled but pragmatic politician with a huge capacity for quick thinking and grace under pressure.Opponents depict the 48-year-old Conservati...
12:12AM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
Baseball: GHS rides Game 1 comeback to second round sweep (VIDEO)
Anthony Carrera dug into the batter’s box, facing the stuff of daydreams: Bases loaded, full count, two outs in a playoff game on the line in extra innings.
3:26PM ( 13 hours from now )
Baseball: Trojans sweep past Upson-Lee into Elite 8
North Hall seniors Corbin Lewallen and Lincoln Hewett saw first hand in 2013 the value of senior leadership...
3:00PM ( 13 hours from now )
Boys soccer: Knights skewer TCC, headed into Elite 8
Johnson boys soccer showed it doesn't need goals from Fabian Abarca to win big matches on Wednesday.
2:01PM ( 12 hours from now )
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Sports
Asian shares sink after Wall Street drop, US economy fears
TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets drooped Thursday after comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief fanned fears about the American economy and sent Wall Street lower.___KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Ni...
11:02PM ( 2 hours ago )
Train hauling crude from ND oil patch derails, catches fire
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards inte...
8:18PM ( 5 hours ago )
McDonald's brings back the Hamburglar in latest ad campaign
NEW YORK (AP) — Based on McDonald's latest ad, it looks like the Hamburglar settled down in the suburbs and spent the last decade going to youth soccer games and perfecting his stubble.The company is...
7:48PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Author faces heckler at forum about book on Missoula rapes
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula audience gave the best-selling author of a book about the city's mishandling of rape cases a standing ovation Wednesday and then booed a heckler who had elbowed his w...
11:17PM ( 2 hours ago )
Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' chief law enforcement official called Snoop Dogg a "dope smoking cop hater" before reprimanding a state trooper who posed for a picture with the rapper, according to emails...
8:22PM ( 5 hours ago )
Margaret Atwood named honorary member of arts academy
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world's most celebrated writers, Canada's Margaret Atwood, has been named a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.The academy also told The Ass...
7:45PM ( 5 hours ago )
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A look at the exceptional drought in California
California's ongoing drought visualized in a time-series map animation and chart showing millions of Americans in dry or drought conditions.
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Ogle, Jr. tames ‘The Taz’ for $6,000 Spring Nationals win
Billy Ogle, Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn. overtook his teammate and car owner Stacy Boles on the eleventh lap and went on to capture his second career Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series victory at the Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tenn. on Saturday night.
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6:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Barnard, Mills re-elected chair, vice chair of Parole Board
The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole announced Tuesday that Terry E. Barnard was re-elected as chairman and James Mills of Hall County as vice chairman for 2016
By Associated Press
11:15AM ( 14 hours ago )