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Student, 15, killed in Georgia school bus crash; others hurt

Officials in a Georgia school system say a student has died after a crash involving a school bus that also injured more than a dozen students. Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Chris Kelch said in a Tuesday statement that 15-year-old Rebecca Hall of Valdosta died after the crash Monday afternoon on ...

Steve Pearson, of Clearwater, is pummeled by a squall of rain during a walk on the Dunedin Causeway as thunderstorms moved through Pinellas County bringing wind and heavy rain, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Dunedin, Fla. Authorities at some locations in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area of Florida are hauling out sandbags to offer residents amid predictions of heavy rains from a storm system heading to the southeast Gulf of Mexico. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas, officials said. By Tuesday morning, the tropical depression with winds of 35 mph (55 kph) was ...

This NOAA satellite image taken Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 12:45 AM EDT shows large amounts of clear skies across a majority of the eastern United States. Thunderstorms and moderate rain showers remain over Minnesota and Wisconsin, sinking towards the south. Both Tropical Depression Eight and Tropical Depression Nine are also in view, with Eight poised to impact North Carolina soon even if the system is poorly organized at the moment. (NOAA/Weather Underground via AP)

The Latest: Depression expected to near North Carolina coast

The Latest on tropical weather systems that threaten the Southeast (all times local): 8:05 a.m. A tropical depression that threatens the North Carolina coast has turned north-northwestward in the Atlantic. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the depression is expected to later curve north and then northeast on Wednesday. Its ...

Police: Cellphone repair tech sent woman's photos to himself

An Atlanta-area cellphone repair technician is accused of hacking into a female customer's phone and sending himself pictures of the woman. Milton police tell WSB-TV (http://2wsb.tv/2bNVxLs ) that Harmeet Singh was arrested last week and charged with felony computer invasion of privacy. Police spokesman Lt. Charles Barstow says the customer ...

Sheriff: Suspect in priest slaying attempted hanging again

A Georgia sheriff says an inmate accused of killing a 71-year-old Florida priest tried to hang himself in jail for the second time this year. Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey tells news outlets that 28-year-old Steven James Murray was hospitalized after he tried to kill himself Saturday at the Clayton ...

Remains of missing woman found in car at bottom of ravine

Police say the remains found at the bottom of a Cobb County ravine are those of Marietta woman who went missing two months ago. News agencies report that Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce confirmed Monday that the remains discovered on Friday in a car at the bottom of a ...

Deputies: Woman dragged officer with car, ran over his legs

Authorities are searching for a woman who they say dragged a police officer with her car before running over his legs. The Barrow County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that 28-year-old Jessica Fox is wanted on multiple charges including aggravated battery on a police officer and aggravated assault on an ...

1 killed, about 13 injured in south Georgia school bus crash

The Georgia State Patrol says one person has died and several others have been taken to a hospital with injuries after a crash involving a school bus on Interstate 75 in Valdosta. The bus was transporting Lowndes County high school students when it collided Monday afternoon with a tractor-trailer on ...

4 charged with murder in attack on elderly Georgia woman

A Georgia sheriff says murder charges have been added against four suspects accused of beating and burning an 83-year-old woman at her home during an attempted robbery. WTVM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2bVgXcW ) Meriwhether County Sheriff Chuck Smith said charges in the case were upgraded after Dorothy Dow died Saturday at an ...

5-year-old boy hit by gunfire at Atlanta apartment complex

Police say a 5-year-old boy was shot in the back when someone opened fire with a rifle outside an Atlanta apartment complex. Local news organizations report the boy was recovering at a local hospital Monday after he was shot overnight. Atlanta police officer Kim Jones says investigators Sunday night found ...

Father convicted after relying on prayer to save dying baby

A metro Atlanta man who relied on prayer, not doctors, to save his ailing baby has been convicted of second-degree murder in the infant girl's death. WSB-TV reports (http://2wsb.tv/2bv6aYG ) George Landell was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday after a Gwinnett County jury found him guilty in the ...

Tennessee Valley Authority operations chief retiring

The Tennessee Valley Authority says its chief operating officer will retire at the end of the year. Chip Pardee joined TVA in April 2013. According to a Monday news release, Pardee's contributions include improvements to the power generation fleet and the operations team. The utility says those improvements are helping ...

The Latest: North Carolina warily watches tropical weather

The Latest on tropical weather systems developing near the southeast (all times local): ___ 11:20 a.m. Businesses on North Carolina's Outer Banks are warily watching tropical weather systems that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer tourist season. As of 11 a.m. Monday, a tropical ...

Man shot at Young Jeezy nightclub event in identified

Virginia Beach police have identified a man who was shot to death during a party hosted by rapper Young Jeezy. The shooting early Saturday was at least the fourth at the Club Embassy nightclub in the past two years. Police identified the victim Monday morning as 34-year-old Demetrius McCloud of ...

Woman fatally struck by car while looking at snake in road

Officials say a Georgia woman has been fatally struck by a vehicle after getting out of her car to look at a snake in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Multiple news agencies report that park officials say 64-year-old Shirley Jean Alexander Clifton, of Woodstock, Georgia, was hit by ...

6-year-old girl dies after fire at Atlanta apartment complex

Officials say a 6-year-old girl has died following a fire at an apartment complex in northeast Atlanta. News organizations report that fire crews responded to the scene Sunday afternoon, where they rescued the girl from the burning apartment. The child was taken to the hospital, where she later died. Officials ...

Woman to serve 17 years in prison in infant daughter's death

A Coweta County woman is headed to prison after pleading guilty to accidentally suffocating her 4-month-old daughter last year while she slept alongside her. Local news outlets report that Staci L. Lashomb pleaded guilty on Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal in the death of Makaelyn ...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry waves to the crowd after Mass at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. Curry, the church's first black leader, was elected in June 2015 to succeed Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman leader of the church. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Christian groups have renewed focus on fighting racism

Christian groups have recently been putting more time and resources into addressing racism, with the issue at the forefront because of police shootings of black men and the Black Lives Matter movement. One of the largest U.S. evangelical college ministries, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, took up Black Lives Matter at its ...

Tropical depression to bring rain to Florida Straits

Forecasters say another tropical depression has formed in the Florida Straits and is expected to produce some rain over the southern half of the Florida peninsula and the Florida Keys. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that the depression is located 60 miles (100 kph) south of ...

77-year-old man shot during attempted carjacking after party

Police say are searching for suspect who shot a 77-year-old man during an attempted carjacking after he was leaving a party in southwest Atlanta. Local new media report Atlanta police say the man was shot in a subdivision near the Camp Creek Shopping Center around 11 p.m. Saturday. The man ...

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