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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...

Atlanta acquires midfielder Justin Meram from Columbus

May. 7, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Defending Major League Soccer champion Atlanta has acquired depth by obtaining midfielder Justin Meram from Columbus for $100,000 in general allocation money and the team's second-round pick in the 2020 draft. Atlanta technical director Carlos Bocanegra says the 30-year-old Meram "is a...

With Georgia's Abrams out, former mayor announces Senate bid

May. 1, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat and former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson says she's officially running for the U.S. Senate in 2020, just one day after fellow Democrat Stacey Abrams announced she wouldn't run. Tomlinson announced her candidacy on Wednesday for the seat now held by incumbent Georgia...

Police: Man who shot driver 18 times claims other crimes

Mar. 25, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Georgia man accused of shooting a man in New Orleans 18 times told police he'd been involved in violent crimes in his hometown and in Alabama before the shooting, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Kwane Brown, 25, told New Orleans police that when a driver behind him flashed...