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{FD} Atlanta lawyer hit with murder charge in wife’s ‘accidental’ shooting death

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A prominent Atlanta attorney who says he accidentally shot and killed his wife has been indicted on murder and witness tampering charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Smoke clouding communities near burning Okefenokee refuge

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Winds are pushing smoke from a giant wildfire into neighboring communities near the Georgia-Florida line. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused of threats to blow up Georgia daycare centers

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A Georgia woman has been charged with threatening to blow up daycare centers where she’d been employed in the past. Continue reading

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{FD} $20,000 reward offered in search for accused deputy shooter

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Authorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of shooting and wounding a sheriff’s deputy in northeast Georgia. Continue reading

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{FD} Atlanta attorney indicted on murder charge in wife’s death

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A prominent Atlanta attorney has been indicted on charges including murder in the fatal shooting of his wife last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia police beating: 1 of 2 wanted Gwinnett officers turns himself in

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One of two Georgia police officers captured on video kicking and hitting a man during a traffic stop turned himself in Thursday as officials gave the other just a few more hours to surrender. Continue reading

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{FD} Search is on for man accused of shooting Georgia deputy

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Authorities are searching for a gunman who they say shot and wounded a sheriff’s deputy in northeast Georgia. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia deputy shot, manhunt underway near outlet mall

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Authorities said a Banks County deputy is luck to be alive after a shooting Wednesday afternoon. The incident prompted a massive manhunt. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia officers charged; police say video showed assault

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Charges have been filed against two fired Georgia police officers who authorities say were captured on video kicking and hitting a man during a traffic stop. Continue reading

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{FD} Lifesaving bark alerts woman to fire in Georgia

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A Pickens County, Georgia woman said she is alive thanks to her 135 pound Rottweiler. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire on US refuge doubles in size in less than a week

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Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has blackened 115 square miles (300 sq. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing doctor

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A Georgia death-row inmate convicted of killing a 73-year-old doctor is set for execution next month. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia pastor gets 35 years in prison for child molestation

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A Georgia pastor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for molesting two teenagers who attended his church in coastal Brunswick. Continue reading

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{FD} Hook-handed Atlanta man eyed in package thefts

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This Atlanta-area man is not your average thief. Continue reading

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{FD} Growing wildfire in Okefenokee refuge exceeds 90 sq. miles

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Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has burned more than 90 square miles (233 sq. Continue reading

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{FD} Four teenagers killed in Georgia car crash

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Grief counselors are on hand at south Fulton’s Langston Hughes High School after a tragic wreck claimed the lives of four students and left a fifth student injured. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia teens who killed grandparents planned on killing more, police say

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The teens killed her grandparents and then stayed in the house with the bodies for days. Continue reading

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{FD} Adorable father-son dance duo release videos to inspire dads

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A Georgia father and his 4-year-old son got creative in hopes of inspiring other dads to build strong relationships with their children. Now, Stanley Freeland and his son, Josiah, are getting the internet’s attention for the dance videos they post to s… Continue reading

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{FD} Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

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Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles (about 200 sq. Continue reading

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{FD} Police find 3 people shot to death inside home in Savannah

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Police in Savannah are investigating an early morning shooting in which three people died. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged with making threatening calls to Jewish centers

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An 18-year-old man with Israeli and U.S. citizenship has been formally charged with making threatening phone calls to Jewish community centers in the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia mom’s remains found 6 months after she vanished

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Human remains were found while authorities conducted a search in the area where a mother’s wrecked vehicle was found in October of 2016, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia officer seen in video hitting man asks for job back

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A Georgia police officer fired after authorities said a video showed him hitting a man in the face during a traffic stop wants his job back. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia bounce house party shooting: 2 children, 1 adult hurt

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Two young children and one adult were shot at a party Thursday night outside a home in Fulton County, Ga., police said. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: S. Carolina sheriff says officers were ambushed

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The Latest on a South Carolina police shooting (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Children playing in bounce house at birthday party are shot

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Police in Georgia say someone opened fire during a child’s birthday party, wounding a 3-year-old boy, a 5-year-old girl and an adult. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of inappropriately touching girl at MLK church

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Authorities in Atlanta have arrested a man they say inappropriately touched a 13-year-old girl who was on a field trip to a church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached. Continue reading

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{FD} Arrest made in UK after 2015 threats to US-based flights

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Federal authorities say a person accused of making online threats against U.S.-based flights in January 2015 has been arrested in the United Kingdom. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia firefighter catches baby dropped from burning building

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A father in Georgia, desperate to save his child from the smoke and flames quickly filling his apartment, tossed his baby from the second floor of a burning apartment building. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents win battle over toddler’s last name of ‘Allah’

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A civil rights group that sued Georgia over the state’s refusal to allow a couple to officially give their toddler daughter the last name “Allah” says the state has reversed course. Continue reading

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{FD} Off-duty officer, man charged in fatal crash in Atlanta

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Officials say two drivers including an off-duty Atlanta police officer face charges after allegedly causing a crash that killed one man. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted of 2014 Snellville motel killing

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A Georgia man has been convicted of killing another man over a rape that may not have happened. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man rips headscarf from Muslim teen, yells ‘terrorist’

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Georgia police are searching for a man who forcefully yanked a headscarf from a 14-year-old Muslim girl and yelled the word “terrorist” multiple times. Continue reading

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{FD} Police search for man who ripped hijab off Muslim girl

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Police are searching for a man accused of ripping the headscarf off a Muslim teenager at a mall north of Atlanta.. Continue reading

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{FD} All lanes reopened after major highway buckled, broke apart

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All lanes of a major highway in metro Atlanta have reopened after a carpool lane of Interstate 20 buckled and broke apart. Continue reading

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{FD} Police find stun gun disguised as cigarette package

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A police officer in Georgia found a stun gun disguised as a package of cigarettes during a traffic stop. Continue reading

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{FD} Interstate mess: Atlanta roadwork leads to buckling on I-20

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A portion of Interstate 20 westbound has been shut down in DeKalb County after part of the road to buckled Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} North-South, now East-West: Another Atlanta highway closes

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Another major highway in metro Atlanta has been closed, this one because an underground gas leak caused the fast lane to buckle. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Child, mother strangled to death by man

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Police say a man has been charged with felony murder in the strangling a woman and her 2-year-old son at a home in suburban Atlanta. Continue reading

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{FD} Disabled Army veteran fights off intruder at Georgia home

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A Clayton County family is counting their blessings on this Easter Sunday after police said a man kicked in their door and tried to break in, but the homeowner, also a disabled Army veteran fought the intruder off in his birthday suit. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia residents warned to prepare as Okefenokee fire grows

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South Georgia residents on the western edge of the Okefenokee Swamp are being warned to prepare for potential evacuations as a wildfire that has burned 31 square miles (80 square km) near the Georgia-Florida line keeps growing. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities: Georgia officer shoots suspect who shot at him

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Police in northern Georgia say an officer shot and wounded a suspect who opened fire on him. Continue reading

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{FD} Stephen Ames wins first PGA Tour Champions title

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Stephen Ames won the Mitsubishi Electric Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour Champions victory, easily holding off Bernhard Langer at TPC Sugarloaf. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy who died at rotating restaurant in Atlanta identified

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Officials have identified a 5-year-old boy who died after getting caught in the rotating wall of an Atlanta restaurant. Continue reading

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{FD} Five-year-old boy dies after being pinned at rotating restaurant in Atlanta

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A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has died from injuries he received at a rotating restaurant 72 stories above Downtown Atlanta. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy dies after getting stuck at Atlanta rotating restaurant

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Officials say a 5-year-old boy has died after getting caught in the rotating wall of an Atlanta restaurant. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia officers caught assaulting handcuffed man are fired

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Two Georgia police officers have been terminated after videos of a 21-year-old man being punched and kicked surfaced online. Continue reading

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{FD} 89 cases involving Georgia cops fired for punching, stomping black driver are dropped

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All cases related to the Georgia cops who were fired for punching and stomping a black driver during a traffic stop will be dropped, Gwinnett County’s solicitor general announced Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Fired officers had previously arrested same man

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Two Georgia officers fired after they were caught on video kicking and punching a man during a traffic stop had previously arrested the same man. Continue reading

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{FD} Atlanta transit agency to add police patrols after shooting

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Police say they plan to increase the numbers of officers patrolling metro Atlanta’s transit system after a man was fatally shot. Continue reading

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