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Family says slain 14-year-old was 8 months pregnant

Nov. 21, 2018 1:21 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Family of a slain 14-year-old girl say the girl was 8 months pregnant and babysitting her sister's children when she was shot and killed this week. News outlets report family have identified the Georgia girl as Sonja "Star" Harrison, an eighth-grader from Stone Mountain who was expected to...

Suburban Atlanta congressional seat to undergo recount

Nov. 20, 2018 4:51 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A recount has been ordered to begin Wednesday in Georgia after certified results show Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall leading his Democratic challenger by only a few hundred votes. Carolyn Bourdeaux had submitted the recount request Tuesday to the Georgia secretary of state's office, saying...

Looks like a mismatch: Saints offense vs Falcons defense

Nov. 20, 2018 4:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Talk about a mismatch. The New Orleans Saints have been unstoppable. The Atlanta Falcons have struggled to stop anyone. It all adds up to a Thanksgiving night game that could get out of hand quickly. "Where do you start?" moaned Marquand Manuel, the Falcon's defensive coordinator. The Saints...

Police: Unaccompanied boy tries to board plane without pass

Nov. 20, 2018 3:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy got through airport security in Atlanta without a boarding pass and tried to make it on a plane. The Transportation Security Administration tells news outlets in a statement the boy tried to board a plane Friday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson International...

Woman's car stolen at gas station with her child, dog inside

Nov. 20, 2018 1:55 PM EST

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — A woman says her car was stolen at an Atlanta-area gas station while her child and dog were inside. Sydni Anglin tells news outlets her 3-year-old daughter and pet weren't hurt and they've all been reunited. Anglin says she left them in her car Sunday night while she went inside the...

Police: 14-year-old fatally shot through apartment floor

Nov. 20, 2018 7:37 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Police in Georgia say a 14-year-old girl has been fatally shot at an apartment complex. News outlets quote Atlanta police Officer Stephanie Brown as saying that officers responded to the apartment Monday night and found the teen dead from a gunshot wound to the head. She says investigators...

Harrell, Williams rally surging Clippers past Hawks 127-119

Nov. 20, 2018 12:19 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Montrezl Harrell doesn't mind trailing on the road when the Los Angeles Clippers still have a chance in the fourth quarter. "It definitely builds your character," he said. "We got the ball to the guys we wanted to get the ball to. We keep playing. We keep fighting." Harrell had 25 points and...

Falcons looking for more than field goals against Saints

Nov. 19, 2018 8:51 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons can't afford to lean on Matt Bryant's powerful right leg this week. Field goals won't be enough to keep pace against the high-scoring New Orleans Saints on Thursday night. Bryant's four field goals provided all of Atlanta's scoring until Julio...

Lawsuit: Student suspended after reporting sexual assault

Nov. 19, 2018 5:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — School officials didn't believe a Georgia high school student and illegally retaliated against her after she reported that she was sexually assaulted by another student, according to a civil rights lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in Atlanta on behalf of the teen, who...

Georgia governor-elect Kemp unveils transition team

Nov. 19, 2018 3:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia governor-elect Brian Kemp has unveiled a transition team that includes former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to begin building out his administration. The incoming Republican made the announcement just three days after his opponent in the hotly contested race,...