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Falcons' Freeman feeling strong, says football is fun again

May. 23, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The highlight of the Atlanta Falcons' first week of organized team activities has been Devonta Freeman's return to the field. "It's been a long time," said coach Dan Quinn. Freeman looked explosive in Thursday's practice, the first OTAs session open to reporters. Having Freeman...

Georgia man confesses to nearly 17-year-old double murder

May. 23, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they've cracked a nearly 17-year-old double murder case in Georgia's Paulding County. The sheriff's office Thursday said 44-year-old Andrew John Shadrix has been arrested on two counts of malice murder in the slaying of 21-year-old Shad Andrew English and 19-year-old...

Man accused of stealing a woman's heart, then her money

May. 23, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a man used an online dating website to steal not only a Georgia woman's heart but a big chunk of her money. Police in Franklin, Tennessee, say 34-year-old John Martin Hill was taken into custody Tuesday night at a hotel and is being held on a fugitive warrant out of...

Bomb threat ends at Georgia grocery store, man in custody

May. 23, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who threatened to blow up a grocery store near Atlanta is in custody after an hours-long standoff. News outlets report authorities early Thursday evacuated the Kroger store, and surrounding shopping center, located in south DeKalb County. Police had been negotiating with the suspect...

17-year-old indicted for murder of mother in Savannah

May. 23, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A 17-year old from Savannah has been indicted for murder in the stabbing death of his mother. The Savannah Morning News reports that a Chatham County grand jury returned the malice-murder count against Tasciyah Kenlay Brant for causing the March 15 death of Wynter Brant by stabbing her...

2 film productions quit Georgia after abortion law is signed

May. 22, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two film projects have pulled production from Georgia after the governor signed the so-called "heartbeat bill," which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks, before many women realize they are pregnant. The Lionsgate comedy...

Georgia Tech knocks out Notre Dame 12-6 in ACC Tournament

May. 22, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jackson Webb hit a two-run double and scored twice, Amos Willingham allowed six hits in six innings and Georgia Tech eliminated Notre Dame with a 12-6 win on Wednesday at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Webb's hit down the right-field line ignited a five-run fourth inning that...

Alabama officer hurt in shooting that killed 1 improving

May. 22, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who was seriously wounded in a shooting that killed another officer is improving, officials said Wednesday as they made plans to remember the fallen man. Officer Webb Sistrunk has been moved into critical care at a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, according to a...

Shepherd's homer gives Georgia 2-0 victory over Texas A&M

May. 22, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Cam Shepherd belted a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give No. 3 seed Georgia a 2-0 victory over No. 6 seed Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday. Shepherd blasted a 2-2 pitch from Joseph Menefee (3-2) over the left-field...

Falcons lose DE Means for 2019 with Achilles tendon injury

May. 22, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Steven Means will miss the 2019 season after suffering an Achilles tendon injury. Means was a part-time starter in 2018 and hurt in Monday's organized team activities (OTAs) practice, which was closed to reporters. The team announced the injury on...