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Atlanta school to replace KKK leader’s name with Hank Aaron

Apr. 14, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta high school that was named after a Ku Klux Klan leader will strip the name and instead honor the late baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron. The Atlanta Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to change the name of Forrest Hill Academy to Hank...

Georgia deputy charged after inquiry faults use of force

Apr. 14, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A middle Georgia sheriff's deputy has been criminally charged and fired after an investigation found he pinned a suspect with his elbow until the suspect passed out and then kicked the feet out from under the man after he was handcuffed and had been revived. ...

Premier Lacrosse to visit 11 venues from coast to coast

Apr. 14, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Premier Lacrosse League on Wednesday announced the schedule for its third season, and its tour-based model includes stops in 11 major markets from coast to coast. Opening weekend for the eight-team league begins June 4 at Gillette Stadium in...

Braves place LHP Fried, OF Pache on 10-day injured list

Apr. 14, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves left-hander Max Fried was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring Wednesday after injuring himself while running the bases. Fried is off to a rocky start coming off a stellar 2020 season, and now he's sidelined by a fluke...

Video shows man firing on deputies after high-speed chase

Apr. 14, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) — Dashcam video released Wednesday shows a man opening fire on Georgia sheriff's deputies and the deputies returning fire following a high-speed chase. Authorities have said two cousins from Birmingham, Alabama — 22-year-old Aaron Jajuan Shelton...

Jordan announces Democratic bid for Georgia attorney general

Apr. 14, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — State Sen. Jen Jordan on Wednesday became the second Democrat to announce a race for Georgia attorney general in 2022. Jordan, a Sandy Springs lawyer who represents a district covering parts of Fulton and Cobb counties, made her bid official with an...

Duvall hits 2 HRs, drives in 7 as Marlins rout Braves 14-8

Apr. 14, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall drove in seven runs against his former Atlanta teammates with four hits, including two home runs, and the Miami Marlins beat Max Fried and the Braves 14-8 on Tuesday night. Duvall's two-run double during a four-run fourth inning gave Miami the...

Morris Brown College nears reaccreditation after 20 years

Apr. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A historically Black college that barely skirted death during 20 years without accreditation said Tuesday that is near regaining that seal of approval. Atlanta's Morris Brown College said the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools has...

Georgia to pause use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia health officials are pausing all vaccinations of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine following guidance from the federal government. The Georgia Department of Public Health made the announcement early Tuesday, shortly after the federal...

Georgia sheriff: 3 officers wounded, 1 suspect dead, 1 held

Apr. 13, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) — Three Georgia police officers were shot and wounded as they pursued two cousins from Alabama in a high-speed chase that ended early Monday with one cousin shot and killed and the other in custody, authorities said. A Georgia State Patrol trooper...