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11 months 1 week ago

How much does it cost to hit the road?

The cost of buying and operating a car varies from state to state. Driving in Georgia will take a bite out of your pocketbook. A new survey by BankRate.com has found that the Peach State is the most expensive, followed by California. Oregon is said to be the most affordable...

11 months 1 week ago

Ga. woman convicted of perjury in husband's death

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia woman accused of lying to investigators about the death of her husband has been convicted of perjury and several other counts. Jurors began deliberating in the Andrea Sneiderman case after closing arguments Thursday. Sneiderman's husband, Rusty Sneiderman, was shot in November 2010 outside a...

1 year 4 months ago

Ga. debates relaxing gun laws for mentally ill

ATLANTA (AP) - While some states push to tighten gun control laws after the Connecticut school massacre, some lawmakers in gun-friendly Georgia want to ease rules preventing some mentally ill people from getting licenses to carry firearms. Legislation up for a vote in Georgia's House on Thursday would allow people...

1 year 5 months ago

Teen wounded in Ga. school shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta fire official says a 14-year-old has been shot in the head at a middle school and has been taken to a hospital. Atlanta Fire Cpt. Marian McDaniel also says a teacher suffered minor cuts and bruises but was treated on the scene at Price Middle...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Feds expanding state access to immigration data

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials are expanding access to an immigration database so that several states can use it to cleanse voter rolls. The Homeland Security Department first notified Florida officials last week that they could check to see if registered voters are actually noncitizens who should not be...

2 years 5 months ago

Georgia man dies as Keystone Ski Resort

KEYSTONE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado coroner has released the name of a Georgia man who died Sunday while skiing at Keystone Ski Resort. Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson says the man was 58-year-old Odo Lessacher of Griffin, Ga. Richardson says in a statement that the man was found in...

2 years 8 months ago

Buffs beat Bulldogs

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Andre Roberson had 15 points and 15 rebounds, Spencer Dinwiddie scored 16 points and Colorado beat Georgia 70-68 on Monday night. Asika Booker scored 14 points and Carlon Brown had 10 points for the Buffaloes (4-2), who extended their non-conference home win streak to 26. Kentavious...

2 years 11 months ago

Great grandmother stabbed with sword

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in west Georgia say a 14-year-old is in custody after his 77-year-old great-grandmother was stabbed to death with a sword and his grandmother was wounded. Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller says officers arrived at the home Monday afternoon and found the grandmother, who is...

2 years 11 months ago

Fugitive suspects booked in Pueblo jail

The 3 Florida siblings sought by authorities from across the country are now being booked at the Pueblo County jail. Grace Lee Dougherty, Ryan Edward Dougherty and Dylan Dougherty Stanley were all captured after a police chase that started at around 9:38 a.m. Wednesday in Colorado City and ended...

3 years 3 months ago

Government appeals judge's health care ruling

ATLANTA (AP) - The Obama administration has appealed a judge's ruling that found the federal overhaul of the health care system unconstitutional. The Justice Department filed a 62-page motion Friday to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta that said there's clear and well-established precedent that Congress acted...

3 years 5 months ago

Two die in cave accident

LaFAYETTE, Ga. (AP) - Two college students have died in a Georgia cave after rappelling into a waterfall and getting stuck under the frigid water. Authorities in the north Georgia mountains say the two men from the University of Florida apparently died of hypothermia. It took rescuers more than...

3 years 7 months ago

Georgia may have rare White Christmas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Christmas Eve snow storm that blanketed parts of the Midwest is heading southeast, expected to bring rare Christmas Day snowfall to Kentucky, Tennessee and even Georgia. After dumping 9 inches of snow in Iowa by Friday morning, the storm was likely to dip south...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado holds on to beat Georgia 29-27

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Linebacker Jon Major recovered Caleb King's fumble as Georgia was setting up for the go-ahead field goal in the closing minutes and Colorado handed the Bulldogs their fourth straight loss 29-27 Saturday night. This marks the longest losing streak for the Bulldogs (1-4) since they lost...

3 years 10 months ago

Snake escape! Atlanta Zoo loses rattler

Georgia wildlife officials will inspect an Atlanta zoo after a venomous rattlesnake was able to escape and slither around a city neighborhood. Zoo staff noticed the female tiger rattlesnake was missing during a routine check late Friday. The snake was found dead Monday after a nearby property owner killed...

4 years 1 month ago

Roethlisberger investigation recordings released

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released more than 50 audio and video recordings from its investigation of suspended Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger was accused of sexually assaulting a college student during a late night of partying in the small Georgia town of Milledgeville on March 5....

4 years 2 months ago

KKK lesson gets teacher in trouble

A north Georgia history teacher faces punishment after administrators say she let four students wear Ku Klux Klan-like robes for a historical reenactment. Lumpkin County Schools superintendent Dewey Moye told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that teacher Catherine Ariemma made a poor decision. Administrators say four students in Ariemma's advanced placement...

4 years 2 months ago

Workers asked to return bonuses after 16 years

About 180 county employees in suburban Atlanta are being asked to return thousands of dollars the county says they were overpaid 16 years ago. Gwinnett County's chief financial officer, Aaron Bovos, calls it a project to "clean up receivables and to eliminate outstanding obligations." The county is seeking...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado couple dies in Indiana plane crash

Southern Indiana officials say the two people killed in plane crash near the Ohio River were a Colorado couple en route from Georgia to Kentucky. David and Elizabeth Schump of Windsor, Colorado, died Sunday night when their turboprop Piper crashed into a soybean field. Floyd County Coroner Leslie...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado shut out of All-America City finalists

More than two dozen communities have been named finalists for the National Civic League's 2010 All-America City Awards. The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession. Finalists are Chandler, Ariz., Bentonville, Ark., Dublin,...

4 years 4 months ago

Disposal of coal ash a long haul

More than a year after a Tennessee coal ash spill created one of the worst environmental disasters of its kind in U.S. history, the problem is seeping into several other states. It began Dec. 22, 2008, when a retaining pond burst at a coal-burning power plant, spilling 5.4 million...

4 years 4 months ago

Snowflakes falling in Deep South

Snow is falling in the north Georgia mountains and as far south as the Atlanta area, while several Southeastern states are seeing flakes or under winter storm warnings. North Alabama reported snow mixed with icy rain early Tuesday and a winter weather advisory is in effect for most of...

4 years 5 months ago

South gets 2nd dose of snow in days

A second snow storm in less is than a week is hitting parts of the South unaccustomed to dealing with the frosty precipitation. Snow was falling in parts of Alabama early Monday. But Atlanta was spared after earlier forecasts called for up to 2 inches. Overnight temperatures stayed above...

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