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4 taken to hospital after fire breaks out in Family Dollar

Jun. 18, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Multiple people have been taken to a hospital after a fire broke out at a Family Dollar in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the fire happened at a Family Dollar in Dekalb County on Monday morning and four people inside the store are being treated for smoke inhalation....

Georgia brother, sister die in South Carolina wreck

Jun. 18, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

FAIR PLAY, S.C. (AP) — A brother and sister from Georgia have been killed and two other family members were hurt in a wreck on Interstate 85 in South Carolina. Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore told news outlets that 20-year-old Nicholas Wolwark and 15-year-old Kirana Wolwark of Kennesaw, Georgia, were...

US Rep. John Lewis to speak at art institute commencement

Jun. 18, 2018 8:16 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis will be the keynote speaker at the Art Institute of Atlanta's commencement ceremony. Lewis is scheduled to speak during the 11 a.m. Monday event at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre northwest of Atlanta. The Georgia Democrat and civil rights worker led...

2 Georgia men drown off Florida Panhandle beach

Jun. 18, 2018 7:36 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two Georgia men drowned in separate incidents off a Florida Panhandle beach. The News Herald reports 21-year-old Tony Orlando Jackson of Cartersville, Georgia, was found in the water off Panama City Beach on Sunday, several hours after police responded to a distressed swimmer...

Police surround motel near Atlanta after attempted robbery

Jun. 18, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

TUCKER, Ga. (AP) — Police in Atlanta's suburbs have surrounded a motel where an attempted robbery suspect is believed to be inside. DeKalb County police say the standoff began around 3 a.m. Monday at a Knights Inn in Tucker, just northeast of Atlanta. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell...

Authorities: Teen killed in drive-by shooting during cookout

Jun. 18, 2018 4:16 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old was killed and three others were injured in a drive-by shooting during a cookout in Georgia. A Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release says Calvin Bernard Harvey had been shot once when deputies found him lying on a stoop at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday....

Julio Teheran throws 6 no-hit innings, Braves top Padres 4-1

Jun. 17, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Some extra rest left Julio Teheran feeling so strong he was unhittable for six innings. That was more good news for an Atlanta rotation that is gaining momentum. Teheran pitched six no-hit innings before being pulled from his first start since coming off the disabled list, and Atlanta...

Truck hits, kills 2 children at mudding event in Georgia

Jun. 17, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia State Patrol says a driver lost control of his truck at a mudding event and fatally struck a 15-year-old and a 10-year-old. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the children were killed in the incident Saturday at the South Creek Mud Boggin' in Milledgeville and...

Braves no-hit bid ends in 7th after Teheran pulled vs Padres

Jun. 17, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves' bid for a combined no-hitter has ended as reliever Shane Carle allowed a single to San Diego's Cory Spangenberg with one out in the seventh inning. Starter Julio Teheran was removed after allowing no hits through six innings. He struck out a season-high 11, walked three...

Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

Jun. 17, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

HARTWELL, Ga. (AP) — A 46-year-old woman strangled a rabid bobcat after the animal attacked her in her front yard in northeast Georgia. The Athens-Banner Herald reports DeDe Phillips of Hart County went outside on June 7 to take a picture when the bobcat lunged at her. She then grabbed the cat by its...