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Officer shoots robbery suspect outside Atlanta mall

Jan. 19, 2020 12:27 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A police sergeant foiled an armed robbery and shot one of the suspects outside of one of Atlanta's largest malls, authorities said Saturday night. Two suspects were arrested after they tried to rob someone in a parking garage outside of Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta police said in a statement. ...

Virginia snaps 3-game skid with 63-58 win over Georgia Tech

Jan. 18, 2020 11:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Still a far cry from its national championship form, Virginia showed it hasn't forgotten how to grind out a tough victory. Mamadi Diakite and Jay Huff scored 17 points apiece as the defending champs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 63-58 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday night. The...

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague reaches for the ball lost by Detroit Pistons guard Bruce Brown, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Rose, Mykhailiuk spark Pistons to easy win over Hawks

Jan. 18, 2020 11:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Derrick Rose has been rolling lately, and in a good way. The 11th-year point guard, in his first season with the Detroit Pistons, is easily handling the minutes load and producing at a high clip. Rose has battled injuries through much of his career, but the Pistons' decision to hold him back...

Amazon to launch new Georgia warehouse, create 500 Jobs

Jan. 18, 2020 6:46 PM EST

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Amazon is opening another massive warehouse in metro Atlanta that will create 500 new jobs. The e-commerce giant said Saturday that the 1-million-square-foot facility will be built at the Cubes of Bridgeport site in Newnan. The facility’s employees will pack and ship customer...

Driver killed going wrong way on Georgia interstate

Jan. 18, 2020 5:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A wrong-way driver was killed early Saturday after colliding with another vehicle on Ga. 400, Atlanta police said. Officers were dispatched to the head-on crash in the northbound lanes near Sidney Marcus Boulevard just before 5 a.m., Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said. The...

This Jan. 11, 2020 photo shows the Eastside Theater in Savannah, Ga. As the 1950s and ’60s found the Eastside Theater hosting the premiere entertainment for black Savannahians on the eastside, the following decades would not be as kind. While during its heyday, the theater would see matinee movies, live performances and 15-cent popcorn, the next decades would see the decay of the roof, the isolation of the property and the disappearance of its community purpose for the neighborhood. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP)

Old theater faces uncertain future, possible disappearance

Jan. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — As the 1950s and ’60s found the Eastside Theater hosting the premiere entertainment for black Savannahians on the eastside, the following decades would not be as kind. While during its heyday, the theater would see matinee movies, live performances and 15-cent popcorn, the next...

Delta and its pilots ask mediator for help in contract talks

Jan. 17, 2020 7:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines and its pilots want a federal mediator to step in after eight months of negotiations have failed to produce a contract agreement between the airline and the pilots’ union. In a statement Friday, Delta said filing for federal mediation “allows both sides to have...

Atlanta United signs defender Castillo to bolster left back

Jan. 17, 2020 6:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United announced the signing of defender Edgar Castillo on Friday. The 33-year-old Castillo gives the MLS team a veteran left back to compete for playing time with teenager George Bello. Castillo spent more than a decade in Mexico's Liga MX before moving to MLS in 2018. He spent...

File-This Dec. 19, 2019, file photo shows Jenna Garland appearing in court in Atlanta. The ex-aide of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has requested a new trial to appeal her conviction for violating the state's open records laws.  Garland previously served as press secretary under Reed. She was convicted in December on two misdemeanor counts after she directed a subordinate to “drag out” a records request that a local TV station had made. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP,File)

Aide of former Atlanta mayor wants new trial in records case

Jan. 17, 2020 5:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An ex-aide of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has requested a new trial to appeal her conviction for violating the state's open records laws. Jenna Garland previously served as press secretary under Reed. She was convicted in December on two misdemeanor counts after she directed a...

In this undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows death row inmate Donnie Clevelan Lance, who was convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago. State Attorney General Chris Carr announced Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 that Lance, 66, is scheduled to die on Jan. 29, 2020, at the state prison in Jackson, Ga. (AP Photo/Georgia Department of Corrections)

Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing 2 people

Jan. 17, 2020 3:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago is set to executed later this month. Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, is scheduled to die Jan. 29 at the state prison in Jackson, state Attorney General Chris Carr and Department of Corrections Commissioner...