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Kemp names DA to become judge in circuit east of Atlanta

May. 24, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is appointing a district attorney to the bench in a two-county judicial circuit east of Atlanta. Kemp announced Thursday that he was naming Layla H. Zon to a superior court judgeship in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit, which includes Newton and Walton counties. She replaced Judge...

Charge: Man wrote $588K in checks to self from employer

May. 23, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A former employee at a suburban Atlanta business is accused of stealing nearly $600,000 from a company over nearly two years. Joshua A. Knight of Kennesaw is charged with felony theft by conversion, according to his May 18 arrest warrant reported by local news outlets. Knight worked as...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Biden won Oregon’s Democratic presidential primary, outpacing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who both suspended their campaigns earlier in the year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black voters' choices

May. 23, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden says he “should not have been so cavalier” after he told a prominent black radio host that African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.” The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee quickly moved to address the fallout from...

Vice President Mike Pence eats lunch with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his wife Marty Kemp at the Star Cafe, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Atlanta. Pence said Georgia was

Pence visits Georgia cafe that reopened despite virus

May. 22, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Friday praised Georgia’s decision to quickly reopen businesses during the coronavirus outbreak during a visit to the state that included lunch with the governor at an Atlanta café that had resumed dine-in service. “We just went out to...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Biden won Oregon’s Democratic presidential primary, outpacing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who both suspended their campaigns earlier in the year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black Trump backers

May. 22, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden declared he “should not have been so cavalier” on Friday after he told a prominent black radio host that African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.” The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee quickly moved to address the...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, actor-filmmaker and author Tyler Perry poses for a portrait in New York. Perry is looking to reopen his 330-acre Atlanta-based mega studio soon, but other studios in Georgia are anxiously waiting for Hollywood's green light to return back to work. Perry plans on restarting production at the Tyler Perry Studios complex in July, making it one of the first studios to domestically reopen after production was halted a few months ago to combat the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

Perry's studio moves toward reopening while industry waits

May. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to restart production in July, other studios in Georgia and beyond are anxiously waiting for Hollywood’s...

This booking photo provided by the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office shows William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., who was jailed Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Brunswick, Ga., on charges of felony murder and attempted false imprisonment. Bryan is the third person charged in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery on Feb. 23, when a white father and son armed themselves and pursued Arbery after seeing him running in their neighborhood.  (Glynn County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Official: Investigation of Arbery slaying finished soon

May. 22, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's state investigation into the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery should be finished soon, the official in charge of the inquiry said Friday while the prosecutor who will try the case in court pledged to “make sure that we find justice” for a broken family and...

Feds say man lied to his employer about having COVID-19

May. 21, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man faces charges after authorities say he lied to his employer that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Santwon Antonio Davis, 34, is charged with defrauding his employer, the U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta said in a news release Thursday. Because Davis said he'd tested...

Police: 90s TV actress arrested during street racing raid

May. 21, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An actress with credits from a 90s TV sitcom was among 44 people arrested in Atlanta after police disbanded what they described as an illegal street racing event. Maia Campbell, 43, was arrested Saturday and charged with being a pedestrian in the roadway, news outlets reported Wednesday....

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019 file photo Atlanta Falcons cornerback Isaiah Oliver arrives before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. Whenever normalcy returns to the NFL, Isaiah Oliver knows there will be a new role waiting for him as a leader in the Atlanta Falcons' secondary. A second-round pick in 2018, Oliver is suddenly one of the most experienced cornerbacks on the roster after the team cut ties with longtime stalwart Desmond Trufant in a salary cap move. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, file)

Falcons CB Oliver ready for leadership role in secondary

May. 21, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Whenever some sense of normalcy returns to the NFL, Isaiah Oliver knows there will be a new role waiting for him as a leader in the Atlanta Falcons’ secondary. A second-round draft pick out of Colorado in 2018, Oliver is suddenly one of the most experienced cornerbacks on the roster...