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Falcons face major task in rebuilding their running game

Dec. 13, 2018 5:25 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Coach Dan Quinn is not quite ready to look at rebuilding the Atlanta Falcons' running game for next year. He's more concerned with stopping a five-game losing streak that derailed the season and dropped the Falcons (4-9) to the bottom of the NFC South. But heading into Sunday's...

Man convicted of traveling to have sex with 9-year-old

Dec. 13, 2018 5:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal jury has found a California man guilty of traveling to Atlanta to have sex with a 9-year-old girl. The jury on Thursday convicted 39-year-old Craig Alan Castaneda of Imperial Beach, California, after a three-day trial. An undercover FBI agent posted an ad on Craigslist in April...

Spelman board member, husband give $30M to school

Dec. 13, 2018 4:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Spelman College has received $30 million, its largest single gift from living donors, to be used for its new Center for Innovation & the Arts. The donation, announced Thursday, was made by Spelman trustee Ronda Stryker and her husband, William Johnston, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Canadian man gets prison for preying on young girls online

Dec. 13, 2018 11:14 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Canadian man who coerced girls in Georgia and Mississippi to perform sexually explicit acts while they chatted online has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. Yves Joseph Legault of Ontario pleaded guilty in September to coercing and enticing the production of child sexual exploitation...

3 convicted in Georgia home invasion shooting death

Dec. 13, 2018 9:07 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Three Georgia men have been convicted of shooting and killing a man during a home invasion in the Atlanta area more than two years ago. News outlets reported Michael Jamar Dawson of Lithonia, Dontravious Mahone of Riverdale and Jemal Gines of Decatur were convicted of murder and other...

Man admits to shooting roommate, dumping body in Alabama

Dec. 12, 2018 7:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his roommate in Atlanta in 2014, sending a picture of the body to a friend and dumping it in Alabama. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday that 26-year-old Teon Graham was sentenced to life in prison on several offenses, including...

Governor: Norfolk Southern moving headquarters to Atlanta

Dec. 12, 2018 5:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta, bringing with it 850 jobs and more than $500 million in economic investment, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday. The company plans to build a new headquarters campus with 750,000...

Georgia governor: Railroad company Norfolk Southern is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta

Dec. 12, 2018 1:58 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia governor: Railroad company Norfolk Southern is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta.

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

Dec. 12, 2018 12:25 PM EST

DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — An earthquake that struck eastern Tennessee early Wednesday could be felt as far away as Atlanta, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The light earthquake occurred about 4:15 a.m., and was centered about 7 miles (about 10 kilometers) northeast of Decatur. About 15 minutes later, a 3.3...

Judge to decide this week whether to set bond in cold case

Dec. 12, 2018 5:23 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge will decide by the end of the week whether to set bond for a man suspected in the death of a woman 21 years ago. Sixty-one-year-old Jerry Lee Sr. faces charges in the death of Lorrie Ann Smith, who was 28 when she was killed May 25, 1997. Smith was shot several times in the...