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Rapper T.I.: No contest to violating ban on public cursing

Dec. 17, 2018 9:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper T.I. is paying a $300 fine after pleading no contest to violating a local law in Georgia that prohibits public cursing. The charge against the performer stems from a May incident at the gated community where he lives in the Atlanta suburb of Stockbridge. His spokesman, Steve Sadow,...

Rookie RB Ito Smith joining Falcons' long list on IR

Dec. 17, 2018 5:24 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons placed rookie running back Ito Smith on injured reserve with a knee injury on Monday and are moving closer to ruling out a return for starter Devonta Freeman this season. Coach Dan Quinn said Monday Smith will have surgery this week. Smith, a rookie, was...

Cardinals fall 40-14 under Falcons' "avalanche"

Dec. 16, 2018 6:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — It couldn't have gone much better for the Cardinals as they started Sunday's game in Atlanta by forcing two punts. In between, they drove 64 yards in eight plays to take a 7-0 lead on David Johnson's 1-yard run. But everything went haywire from there. The Falcons (5-9) scored the game's next...

Julio Jones, Deion Jones pace Falcons' easy win over Cards

Dec. 16, 2018 6:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Falcons were struggling again, and quarterback Matt Ryan was looking for something to spark the team. Ryan got just what he wanted from his teammate, linebacker Deion Jones. "That was awesome to get us going," Ryan said. "I felt like the energy that really got everybody into it, and from...

Wilson's return pushes NCA&T past Alcorn in Celebration Bowl

Dec. 15, 2018 6:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — North Carolina A&T is accustomed to winning the Celebration Bowl, so the outcome wasn't new when the Aggies beat Alcorn State 24-22 to capture their second straight HBCU national championship, but they took a different path this time. Lamar Raynard threw for 292 yards and two first-half...

Fallen officer shot repeatedly; wounded police dog 'stable'

Dec. 14, 2018 2:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia police officer gunned down after a traffic stop and foot chase east of Atlanta was shot multiple times by an assailant who also opened fire on a police dog named Indi, who is in stable condition, state officials said Friday afternoon. The slain lawman was identified as DeKalb...

The Latest: Officer shot multiple times; police dog stable

Dec. 14, 2018 2:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local): 2:30 p.m. State investigators say a gunman shot a police officer multiple times near Atlanta, killing him and later shot a police dog who's now listed in stable condition. In an update on the case, the Georgia...

National Park Service buys MLK Jr's birth home

Dec. 14, 2018 8:26 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The National Park Service has bought the home in Atlanta, Georgia, where Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929. Citing a National Park Foundation release, news outlets report the civil rights leader's family has owned the home on Auburn Avenue for more than a century and closed the sale...

Georgia officer killed after traffic stop; suspect dead

Dec. 14, 2018 1:48 AM EST

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer and a suspect died Thursday night after a traffic stop led to a foot chase and shooting just east of Atlanta, authorities said. DeKalb County police Chief James Conroy said at a news conference that the unidentified officer and suspect died at an Atlanta...

Police: A Georgia police officer and suspect have both died in a shooting after a traffic stop just east of Atlanta

Dec. 13, 2018 8:44 PM EST
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Police: A Georgia police officer and suspect have both died in a shooting after a traffic stop just east of Atlanta.