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Braves tender contract to OF Duvall, re-sign Arcia, Heredia

Dec. 01, 2021 10:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves tendered a contract to slugger Adam Duvall, ensuring the National League RBI leader returns to the World Series-winning club for another season. The tendering of Duvall by the Tuesday night deadline was among a flurry of moves for the...

2 sheriff's investigators wounded by gunfire outside Atlanta

Dec. 01, 2021 10:16 AM EST

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Law officers are pursuing a suspect accused of shooting two DeKalb County sheriff’s investigators, authorities said. The gunfire happened Wednesday morning at a home in the Lithonia area, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. ...

4 killed, including officer and suspect, in Georgia shooting

Dec. 01, 2021 09:38 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Four people are dead, including a police officer, after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call Tuesday in Clayton County, just south of Atlanta, state investigators said. As Clayton County police officers were responding to 911 calls about a...

Councilman Andre Dickens wins Atlanta mayor race over Moore

Dec. 01, 2021 00:07 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — City Council member Andre Dickens won a runoff election Tuesday to become Atlanta’s next mayor, riding a surge of support that powered him past the council’s current president, Felicia Moore, after finishing second to her in November. Dickens won a...

Atlanta City Council member Andre Dickens surges to victory in mayoral runoff, defeating council President Felicia Moore

Nov. 30, 2021 22:42 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta City Council member Andre Dickens surges to victory in mayoral runoff, defeating council President Felicia Moore.

Man accused of firing gun at Atlanta airport turns self in

Nov. 30, 2021 15:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of accidentally firing a gun in his bag at the Atlanta airport, causing temporary chaos and prompting a temporary ground stop on flights, has turned himself in, police said Tuesday. Kenny Wells, 42, was waiting at the airport's main security...

Braves exercise 2024 option for manager Brian Snitker

Nov. 30, 2021 09:55 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have locked up manager Brian Snitker for three more seasons after he guided the team to its first World Series title since 1995. The Braves announced Tuesday they have exercised the option for the 2024 season on Snitker's contract, an...

Braves pick up former All-Star Kirby Yates for bullpen

Nov. 29, 2021 20:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves bolstered their World Series-winning bullpen Monday by signing right-hander Kirby Yates to a two-year, $8.25 million deal. Yates led the majors with 41 saves for the San Diego Padres in 2019. He didn't pitch this past season for the...

Lawsuit targets Georgia plant over ethylene oxide releases

Nov. 29, 2021 18:59 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — An Augusta company that uses ethylene oxide to sterilize medical instruments is being sued by residents, the latest such suit in Georgia. The Augusta Chronicle reports the lawsuit by 20 current and former Augusta residents...

Ozuna suspended 20 games under MLB domestic violence policy

Nov. 29, 2021 18:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna received a retroactive 20-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Ozuna was arrested May 29 on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police...