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3 found shot dead as Atlanta exceeds 100 killings this year

Aug. 22, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police found three people fatally shot early Sunday outside a nightclub in Atlanta, which over the weekend surpassed 100 killings this year. The three men, ranging in age from 35 to 45, were slain at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in a parking lot used by...

Mayors slam Georgia governor's move to limit virus measures

Aug. 20, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The mayors of some of Georgia's largest cities on Friday slammed Gov. Brian Kemp's new order that aims to limit local efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. In an open letter, the mayors of Atlanta, Savannah, Athens-Clarke County and Augusta-Richmond...

Georgia governor goes after COVID restrictions amid surge

Aug. 19, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor issued an executive order Thursday that bans cities from requiring businesses to enforce local restrictions aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic, but what impact, if any, the measure would have on new mask requirements in Atlanta, Savannah...

Atlanta mayor: 'Monster' who killed parkgoer must be caught

Aug. 03, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The “monster” who stabbed a woman to death and also killed her dog as they walked in a popular Atlanta park must be taken off the streets, but rumors are not helping police to solve the case, the city’s mayor said Tuesday. In a slaying that...

Official: Masks frustrating, but country can get past them

Aug. 02, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A top federal health official said Monday that he understood frustration with new mask requirements, but the country could overcome them if people accepted responsibility for combatting the coronavirus. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier...

The Latest: Filipino leader says unvaccinated may be shut in

Jul. 28, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is warning that Filipinos who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to leave their homes as a safeguard against the more contagious delta variant. Duterte said in televised remarks...

Kemp says no mask mandate, schools and Atlanta announce them

Jul. 28, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The city of Atlanta and Georgia school districts announced mask mandates Wednesday even as Gov. Brian Kemp repeated his vow that he won’t impose a statewide mask rule or restrict business and public activities. Infections and hospitalizations from...

Kemp: Anti-crime bills will be part of fall special session

Jul. 19, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican leaders are promising quick legislative action to fight violent crime in Atlanta as the House begins hearings on crime in Georgia's largest city. Gov. Brian Kemp told the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on Monday that he...

Atlanta mayor proposes $70M plan to reduce crime, violence

Jul. 16, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor is proposing a $70 million effort to reduce violent crime in the city, including hiring 250 more police officers, working to alter violent behavior and tracking repeat offenders to make sure they're convicted. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on...

White House convenes mayors to discuss strategies on crime

Jul. 15, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday convened the first meeting of its community violence intervention collaborative, a group of mayors and administration officials that will share best practices and work closely with the federal government to reduce gun violence. ...