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Man charged with killing girlfriend, 3 children in Georgia

Jul. 18, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A man who had a history of domestic violence with his live-in girlfriend killed her and her three young children, including an infant, at a Georgia apartment complex where they lived, police said Thursday. Police found the bodies of 29-year-old Jerrica Spellman and her children, ages 1...

The Latest: Police: Suspect in family slayings was boyfriend

Jul. 18, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the slayings of a Georgia woman and her three young children (all times local): 11:50 a.m. A Georgia police chief says a suspect charged with killing a woman and her three young children was the woman's live-in boyfriend, and likely the children's father. Police found...

Contractor charged with taking kickbacks on Army projects

Jun. 19, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A construction executive from Tennessee was paid at least $436,000 in kickbacks in a scheme involving multimillion-dollar contracts at two Georgia military bases, according to court filings by federal prosecutors. A grand jury indicted David Kennedy on charges of wire fraud and taking...

Feds tour Fort Benning as option to house immigrant children

Jun. 6, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Federal officials are considering using Fort Benning to temporarily house up to 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who are in the country without proper documentation. The Ledger-Enquirer reports Department of Defense and Department of Health and Human Services officials toured the...

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...