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Georgia deputy killed, suspect wounded in shooting

Nov. 20, 2019 7:22 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff’s deputy has been fatally shot while patrolling against gun violence in Augusta. Richmond County Sgt. William McCarty told news outlets that narcotics investigator Cecil Ridley was killed Tuesday night in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect. Richmond County...

Commute times skyrocket as crash blocks Interstate 85 lanes

Nov. 20, 2019 7:22 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Commute times drastically increased for some drivers hoping to head into Atlanta early Wednesday after a crash closed most of Interstate 85’s inbound lanes. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports drivers heading into the city from Lawrenceville were expected to see commute times of...

Georgia woman gets life sentence in boyfriend’s slaying

Nov. 20, 2019 4:17 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman convicted of shooting her boyfriend to death then confessing to the crime at a mental health facility has been sentenced to life in prison. The Ledger-Enquirer reports 45-year-old Yashicer Alexandra Pritchett was found guilty of felony murder on Monday for the 2018...

Chris Martin, Braves agree to $14 million, 2-year deal

Nov. 19, 2019 9:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pitcher Chris Martin and the Altanta Braves have agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract, a deal that brings back the right-hander after he closed 2019 with the club. The 33-year-old Martin was acquired by Atlanta from the Texas Rangers for left-hander Kolby Allard at the July 31 trade...

McCadden’s 28 pts leads Georgia Southern past Mercer 98-88

Nov. 19, 2019 9:36 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Elijah McCadden scored a career-high 28 points with a career-best seven 3-pointers and Georgia Southern beat Mercer 98-88 on Tuesday night. Ike Smith added 20 points for the Eagles (3-2) and Simeon Carter scored 19 off the bench. Georgia Southern led 48-46 at halftime. Quan...

Will Smith celebrates return to home state with Braves

Nov. 19, 2019 9:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are not promising Will Smith the closer’s role. Smith isn’t complaining. During his first news conference with his new team Tuesday, Smith said he’s fine with pitching in any inning. The Georgia native said he’s just happy to move close to home and to...

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings

Nov. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EST

The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10, with Alabama fifth followed by Oregon, Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota. The...

Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church

Nov. 19, 2019 8:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A white 16-year-old girl is accused of plotting to attack a mostly black church in a north Georgia city, where police say she planned to kill worshippers because of their race. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church has a predominantly black congregation, Gainesville Police Chief Jay...

Body of man missing since June found in Georgia lake

Nov. 19, 2019 7:39 PM EST

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A vehicle and body pulled from Georgia’s Lake Lanier is believed to be that of a man reported missing in June. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office says the body is believed to be Van Dobbs, who was last seen June 5. WXIA-TV reports a fisherman found the vehicle submerged...

Report: Plane broke up in flight before hitting townhouse

Nov. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says a small airplane broke up in flight before crashing into a Georgia townhouse last month. WSB-TV says the preliminary report doesn’t identify the cause of the Oct. 30 crash but includes information investigators...