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Georgia shelter closed over fatal pet illness set to reopen

Oct. 17, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area animal shelter that closed to suppress an infection resulting in at least four dog deaths could reopen as early as Friday. Cobb County spokesman Ross Cavitt has said tests on dogs at the county shelter showed they had the highly contagious illness streptococcus zooepidemicus....

Falcons players say Quinn remains steady despite 1-5 start

Oct. 16, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — For the second straight season, an abysmal start has made the playoffs a distant dream for the Atlanta Falcons even before the midpoint of the season. That's bad news for coach Dan Quinn, who may have difficulty saving his job if he can't find a way to avoid a second straight...

Atlanta heads into MLS playoffs looking to defend its Cup

Oct. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — It's been a strange season for Atlanta United. They've added more two more cups to their collection. They've endured some rather baffling losses. After all that, the defending MLS Cup champions are heading into the postseason from essentially the same position as last season. Atlanta,...

Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist's photo

Oct. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With the filing of yet another criminal charge against a co-founder of Dragon Con, his attorney has renewed his call for a prosecutor to be barred from any matter involving his client. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter last week secured an indictment against Ed Kramer on a...

Teen arrested in shooting of 2 students at Ga football game

Oct. 16, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the August shooting of two students outside a football stadium in southeast Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Atlanta Police spokesman James White said Wednesday the teenager faces charges of aggravated assault. His name was not released...

Rapper, actor Ludacris now resident artist at Georgia State

Oct. 15, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper, actor and entrepreneur Chris "Ludacris" Bridges can add artist-in-residence to his resume as he takes on the position at Georgia State University. News outlets report the university announced Tuesday that Bridges will mentor students and work with professors at the Creative Media...

Trae Young gladly accepts roles as new face of the Hawks

Oct. 15, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young gladly accepted his role as the new face of the Atlanta Hawks. He knows he will have to step up his game even more to make the franchise relevant in the NBA. Young had a brilliant debut season, averaging 19.1 points and 8.1 assists per game while showing fearlessness in clutch...

'Chrisley Knows Best' stars sue Georgia tax official

Oct. 15, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Reality television personalities Todd and Julie Chrisley on Tuesday accused a Georgia tax official of abusing his office to pursue "bogus tax evasion claims" against them. The "Chrisley Knows Best" stars filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Joshua Waites, the director of the Georgia...

2nd man arrested, charged in Atlanta college shooting

Oct. 15, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a second man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded four people at a block party outside an Atlanta college library. News outlets report 25-year-old Ahmad Coleman was arrested Thursday by U.S. marshals in Mississippi and now awaits extradition. Atlanta police spokesman...

Officer who shot naked man found not guilty of murder

Oct. 14, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder Monday but was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges that could send him to prison for more than 30 years. Robert "Chip" Olsen's face turned red and he squeezed his eyes...