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Braves place closer Vizcaino on DL with sore right shoulder

Jun. 24, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have placed closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The decision on Vizcaino was made before Sunday's game against Baltimore after the right-hander had been unavailable to pitch in the first two games of the series due to...

Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

Jun. 24, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another...

Trumbo hits first-inning grand slam, Orioles hold off Braves

Jun. 23, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Davis is feeling "calm and easy" at the plate. His big swings are making the Baltimore Orioles feel like winners again. One day after hitting a drought-breaking homer, Davis belted a three-run double and Mark Trumbo hit a first-inning grand slam to power the Orioles to a 7-5 win over...

Winners of Georgia media contest are announced

Jun. 23, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Associated Press is announcing winners of the 2017 Georgia Associated Press Media Editors contest. Winners were announced Saturday in Atlanta. A full list of winners can be found at http://discover.ap.org/contests/georgia . More than two dozen news organizations submitted 550 entries in...

Man arrested in Georgia road rage incident that left 1 dead

Jun. 23, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Decatur police say they've arrested a man in connection with a possible road rage shooting that left a teenager dead. Decatur Police early Saturday said they arrested 50-year-old Simmie R. Reed. Police said the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Unit took Reed without incident...

Grocery chain to give Georgia teachers free school supplies

Jun. 23, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Teachers stocking up for the upcoming school year are getting a little extra help from Kroger. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the grocery chain is offering free bags of school supplies to metro Atlanta teachers for two days in July. At each event, a valid teacher's ID gets...

Small earthquake registered in Middle Georgia near Macon

Jun. 23, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

GRAY, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has been recorded near Macon, Georgia. The 2.4 magnitude quake was reported Saturday in Jones County near Gray, about 90 miles southeast of Atlanta and less than 15 miles from Macon. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports it was reported...

Wildlife groups seek to stop 'Georgia Coyote Challenge'

Jun. 23, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A coalition of more than 25 wildlife and animal protection organizations are objecting to the upcoming "Georgia Coyote Challenge" that involves killing the animals. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Humane Society of the United States and other groups recently sent letters...

Machado hits 2-run HR in 15th as Orioles beat Braves 10-7

Jun. 23, 2018 2:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — For Braves manager Brian Snitker, playing the matchups meant pitching to Manny Machado with first base open and a marathon game on the line. The Orioles slugger made that strategy look foolish. Machado hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 15th inning, lifting Baltimore to a 10-7 win over...

Major studio in Columbus will be home for film students

Jun. 23, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Taking a break from production of his latest film, "My Brother's Keeper," now being shot in Columbus, Ty Manns expressed confidence that the city can become a thriving mecca of movie-making in the coming years. "Columbus has everything, the locations, so vast that you can make anything...