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Melvin Vernell III, an Atlanta rapper who called himself Lil Phat, was shot and killed in June 2012 outside a hospital where he was awaiting the birth of his child. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

3 Convicted In Murder Of Atlanta Rapper

Melvin Vernell III, an Atlanta rapper who called himself Lil Phat, was shot and killed in June 2012 outside a hospital where he was awaiting the birth of his child.

08/29/2014

Siblings admitted to having sex 3 times after watching "The Notebook," says Effingham County Sheriff's Office. (Getty Images)

Brother, Sister Accused Of Having Sex In Church Parking Lot

Pair admitted to having sex after watching “The Notebook,” says sheriff’s office.

08/28/2014

Atlanta police say they are investigating a reported shooting incident involving a police officer. (Getty Images)

Report: Man Shot By Police In Downtown Atlanta

Atlanta police are investigating an officer involved shooting downtown at Woodruff Park.

08/27/2014

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High School Band Director Accused Of Having Sex With Students

Jeffrey Lance Gainous faces charges in Alabama; had just started working as the band director at a Georgia high school.

08/22/2014

20-year-old Alicia Manigault has been charged with child cruelty after deputies rescued her infant child from the inside of her car. (Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Unattended Child Rescued From Car In Augusta

A person who heard the infant crying called police, who rescued the child and arrested the mother.

06/19/2014

This undated photo shows the death chamber at the Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections/Getty Images)

Georgia Executes Murderer; First Since Botched Lethal Injection In Oklahoma

Marcus Wellons was sentenced to death in 1993 for the 1989 murder of his 15-year-old neighbor.

06/18/2014

Shelia Sherrie Joyner responded to a Craiglist ad seeking a passenger to Sarasota, Florida. The would-be driver called polivce when he learned the boy is 9 years old.  (Photo:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cops: Marietta Woman Used Craigslist To Find Driver For Her Son

Woman accused of arranging for her 9-year-old son to travel with a stanger she found on Craiglist

06/17/2014

Forsyth County sheriff says Dennis Marx was heavily armed and planned to take hostages. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Sheriff: Shooter Planned Assault On Courthouse

Forsyth County sheriff says Dennis Marx was heavily armed and planned to take hostages.

06/06/2014

Police say the victim was drugged and the two suspects planned to rob him of his jewelry. (Getty Images)

2 Charged In Death Of Man Found Lying On Couch

Police say the victim was drugged and the two suspects planned to rob him of his jewelry.

06/04/2014

Marcus Wellons is scheduled to be put to death on June 17 for raping and strangling 15-year-old India Roberts. (PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Execution Set For Man In 1989 Rape And Murder Of Atlanta Teen

Marcus Wellons is scheduled to be put to death on June 17 for raping and strangling 15-year-old India Roberts.

05/28/2014

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