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2 Georgia men arrested, accused of robberies across 2 states

Mar. 26, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two Georgia men have been arrested for robbing a string of fast-food restaurants in Alabama and Mississippi, and may be suspects in a killing in Georgia. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace says 21-year-old Sharae Threadgill of Stone Mountain and 18-year-old Jaylen Benton Ellerslie,...

Georgia professor works on drones to warn of wildfires

Mar. 26, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A professor at Georgia State University says drones could provide people with more time to evacuate from wildfires. WSB-TV reports the professor also says the drones could provide real-time information to firefighters. Georgia State University Associate Professor Xiaolin Hu and his...

Man arrested, charged with stealing ambulance in Georgia

Mar. 26, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A man in Georgia has been arrested and charged with stealing an ambulance from a hospital before he was arrested in a drug store break-in. Athens-Clark County police told news outlets that 41-year-old Edward Lee Wessinger is accused of taking an ambulance early Sunday at the St. Mary's...

3 Georgia firefighters hurt when truck crashes into tree

Mar. 26, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Three firefighters have been hurt after their truck crashed into a tree and flipped on its side while responding to an apartment complex fire east of Atlanta. DeKalb County Fire Capt. Dion Bentley told news outlets the driver lost control of the truck around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Bentley...

Family now charged in death of Georgia boy buried in yard

Mar. 26, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

GUYTON, Ga. (AP) — Five relatives charged in the death of a Georgia girl now faces charges in the death of her brother as well. The Savannah Morning News reports their father, 50-year-old Elwyn Crocker Sr., their stepmother and three others are each indicted on two charges of felony murder, child cruelty...

Roark roughed up in final spring tuneup for Reds

Mar. 25, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cincinnati right-hander Tanner Roark was roughed up for five quick runs in his final start before the regular season, and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Reds 8-5 in an exhibition game Monday night. Roark, acquired from the Washington Nationals as part of a major offseason overhaul, hurt his...

State House gives Kemp's Medicaid waiver plan final passage

Mar. 25, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp could soon have wide leeway in reshaping the state's health care system under a bill given final passage by the state House on Monday. The measure authorizing Kemp's office to pursue a Medicaid waiver passed the House on a 104-67 vote, largely along...

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...

Police: Disabled man safe after mom charged in scam attempt

Mar. 25, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a disabled man whose mother is accused of trying to scam him out of $200,000 has been found safe. Gwinnett County police tweeted 20-year-old Lee Earnest Longmire was found safe and is staying with family. Citing a police statement, news outlets report...

Show dog awaiting flight goes missing at Atlanta airport

Mar. 25, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Dutch man says his show dog went missing at Atlanta's airport while waiting to board a flight to Amsterdam. Floris van Essen tells news outlets that the American Staffordshire terrier named Gale was in a crate and had gone through security with another dog about three hours before their...