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School for deaf near Atlanta closed in response to threat

Aug. 21, 2018 5:57 AM EDT

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A school near Atlanta has been shuttered in response to a threat made over the weekend. WAGA-TV reports that the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf will be closed Tuesday as Clarkston police investigate. Superintendent John A. Serrano sent a letter to the community Monday notifying them...

Man fatally shot in head near downtown Atlanta church

Aug. 21, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a man was fatally shot in the head in downtown Atlanta. News outlets report that the man was shot around 9 p.m. Monday near Atlanta First United Methodist Church. Atlanta Police Lt. Andrea Webster says the victim was in his 40s and was found by his own son. Officer Stephanie Brown...

Police: Grandmother pinned against gas pump in 4-car crash

Aug. 21, 2018 5:39 AM EDT

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a woman was pinned between her car and a gas pump as a result of a four-car crash. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell tells news outlets that the 61-year-old woman's grandchildren were inside her SUV when the crash happened Monday evening. Campbell...

Georgia judge dismisses indictment in heroin overdose death

Aug. 21, 2018 4:59 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has dismissed a murder indictment against a man accused of injecting heroin into the veins of another man who overdosed and died. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 35-year-old Graham Williams of Bristol, Tennessee, had been charged in the 2015 death of Gregg Ivey...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Handling preseason expectations

Aug. 21, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

Broadly speaking, a team that starts the season in the Top 25 and finishes it unranked has had a disappointing season, failing to meet expectations. The converse is likely to be true as well. Critics of preseason polls complain about setting artificial expectations, but it could be argued polls merely reflect...

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25; Clemson, Georgia next

Aug. 20, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat. The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes. No. 2 Clemson received 18...

Stacey Abrams' record complicates 'radical' label from GOP

Aug. 20, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — Campaigning in a north Georgia county where President Donald Trump got 70 percent of the vote, the Democratic nominee for governor recently talked about helping small businesses, expanding access to affordable health care and quality public education, and championing emerging energy...

Rebuilding Hawks add depth by signing Hamilton, Poythress

Aug. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The rebuilding Atlanta Hawks have added depth by signing guard-forward Daniel Hamilton and forward Alex Poythress. Poythress was signed to a two-way contract, so the former Kentucky player will split his time with the Hawks' G League Erie team. Hamilton averaged 2.0 points in six games with...

Daughter struck by subway train while trying to save mother

Aug. 20, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Horrified subway riders rushed to save a woman pushed in front of a commuter train in Atlanta, and the woman's daughter was struck by the train while trying to help, witnesses said. A 28-year-old suspect was in custody after Sunday afternoon's chaos at the city's Midtown Station, the...

2 soldiers from same base found dead in separate cases

Aug. 20, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials at a Washington Army base say authorities are investigating the deaths of two soldiers found dead in separate incidents. KOMO-TV reports police say Sgt. Lewis Clay, of Milledgeville, Georgia, hadn't been seen since July 29 when he left his home in Lacey. Officials say his body was...