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Georgia sheriff seeks clues after deputy's home is shot at

A Georgia sheriff is offering a $10,000 reward for information that results in an arrest and conviction after someone opened fire on the home of one of his deputies. Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller said in a statement that someone Monday evening "shot up the house" of the Douglas County ...

A bipartisan group of friends and colleagues of two former Colorado lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, former US Rep. Spencer Swalm, a Republican, and former US Rep. Joe Miklosi, a Democrat, listen to the first presidential debate during a watch party at Swalm's house in Centennial, Colo., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Cheers and jeers: Americans tune into Trump-Clinton debate

From senior centers to college campuses and bars featuring campaign-themed cocktails, Americans laughed, cheered and jeered through the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Viewers tuned in Monday on their TVs, cellphones and radios to watch and listen to the showdown between the two major presidential candidates. Here ...

Gainesville coach hit by truck while on run with students

A Hall County cross country coach has been hospitalized after being hit by a truck. Media outlets report that 38-year-old Stacey Merck was on a run with Chestatee High School students Sunday morning when the mirror of a Dodge Ram struck her in the face. Her injuries were not life-threatening. ...

Georgia offers changes to voter name checks targeted by suit

Georgia's top election official says he has changed a policy that a recent lawsuit said prevented tens of thousands of residents from registering to vote and violated the Voting Rights Act. The lawsuit filed in federal court this month said a policy implemented in 2010 rejects people who apply to ...

Trial date set for man paralyzed in police shooting

A Delaware judge has scheduled a January trial date for a Georgia man who was left a quadriplegic after being shot by Wilmington police. The judge had planned to conduct a plea hearing by teleconference Monday for Marvin Jones, who is at the state hospital for the chronically ill. Instead, ...

Wife of Chechen man killed by FBI charged with lying

The wife of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 has been charged with making a false statement to the FBI. The indictment accuses Reniya Manukyan of falsely telling a federal investigator that an "individual with whom ...

Alabama women cross state lines to give birth with midwives

When Brianna Barker spots the big blue "Tennessee welcomes you" sign about an hour into her car trip, she breathes a little easier. Barker crosses the state line from Alabama to Tennessee every time she goes for a prenatal appointment. It's the same welcome sign she'll see in about a ...

A dozen people hurt in wreck on Interstate 85 near Anderson

About a dozen people have been hurt when a church bus wrecked on Interstate 85 in Anderson County. The wreck happened about 10 a.m. Monday about nine miles from the South Carolina-Georgia state line. AnMed Health hospital spokesman Ross Norton says 13 people were brought to his hospital. Norton said ...

3 teens, including 2 brothers, killed in car crash

Authorities say three teenagers, including two brothers, were killed in a crash in South Fulton County. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/2cPEQzU), the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office says 16-year-old Jaylen Mumford, his brother, 18-year-old Jerrett Mumford and 18-year-old Ibrahim Sankoh, all of College Park, were killed Sunday in the ...

In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Montgomery, Ala., water flows over names on a memorial to people killed during the civil rights movement. The same group that erected the marker is planning a memorial and museum to black lynching victims in the city long known as the first capital of the Confederacy. The nonprofit group Equal Justice Initiative says it plans to build a monument to the dead and an accompanying museum in Montgomery. It hopes to open both in 2017. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Memorial to confront South's troubled history of lynchings

Southern states have long welcomed tourists retracing the footsteps of the late Martin Luther King Jr. and others who opposed segregation. Now the Alabama city that was the first capital of the Confederacy is set to become home to a privately funded museum and monument that could make some visitors ...

Body of female found in woods near west Georgia highway

Authorities are investigating after a woman's body was found in a wooded area along a highway in the west Georgia town of Villa Rica. Douglas County Coroner Randy Daniel tells the Times-Georgian (http://bit.ly/2cxWeNu) that the decomposed body is that of a white female. Villa Rica police tell WSB-TV (http://2wsb.tv/2dlSoUB) that ...

Funeral arrangements made for the late rapper Shawty Lo

Funeral arrangements have been announced for rapper Shawty Lo who was killed in a fiery car crash on a freeway near southwest Atlanta. Lo's manager Johnnie Cabbell tells local news media that the rapper's funeral will be held Oct. 1 at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church. Police say the 40-year-old rapper, ...

Clinton team hopes 'birther' flap will motivate black voters

Democrats wasted no time looking for political opportunity after Donald Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the rumor that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. Just hours later, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York was on Philadelphia R&B; station, WDAS, critiquing Trump's behavior. Days later Clinton's ...

Tennessee Valley Authority promotes 2 executives

The Tennessee Valley Authority says it is promoting two executives following the announced retirement of its chief operating officer. TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson says in a news release that Joe Grimes has been named executive vice president in charge of generation and chief nuclear officer, while Mike Skaggs ...

For some students, water safety is part of the school day

Young students in east Georgia are learning about water safety at an Augusta pool, and a key goal of the course is to reduce the number of drownings. Thousands of Richmond County second-graders have participated in the SPLASH program since the Kroc Center opened in 2011, The Augusta Chronicle reported ...

Savannah historic marker recalls struggle for civil rights

A new historic marker in Savannah harkens back to the Civil Rights era, recounting three local pioneers in the city and the nation's struggle for racial equality. The marker will be placed outside the old Levy's Department Store, where three black people sat at a counter inside a dining area ...

Ogre-faced spiders found in coastal Georgia

Matt Moore was poking around the pond dam near his Bulloch County home one night last July when he found something he'd only ever seen before in books. "I was out with a headlamp looking around for snakes and spiders," said Moore, a self-taught naturalist and a field tech with ...

Health officials: Multistate E.coli outbreak sickens 7

The Centers for Disease Control says a multistate outbreak of E.coli has sickened seven people, sending five to the hospital. The CDC said Saturday that the outbreak of E. coli, which can cause intestinal illnesses, likely is linked to beef products from Adams Farms Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts. People from ...

GBI: Off-duty officer shot armed man at apartment complex

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting incident involving an off-duty police officer an armed man at Atlanta apartment complex. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles says 41-year-old Pedro Maldonado was shot by the Atlanta Police Officer on early Saturday. The officer was not injured. Maldonado is in critical but ...

Ex-Rite Way executives found guilty in bribery case

Prosecutors say three former executives of a janitorial service company have been convicted of conspiring to bribe a former DeKalb County and Georgia World Congress Center employee. U.S. Attorney John Horn tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/2deTkhd ) that the executives of Alabama-based Rite Way Services were found guilty of arranging ...

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