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Exam Ordered For Man Accused In GA Police Shooting

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer to undergo another psychological exam to determine whether he’s fit to stand trial. Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court […]

WAOK-AM–09/11/2013

Rob Calloway (CBS RADIO ATL)

Ga. Police Sgt. Arrested In McDonalds Dispute

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A metro Atlanta police sergeant accused of pulling a gun on a customer in a McDonalds drive-thru has been arrested. Forsyth County Sheriff’s spokesman Courtney Spriggs Wednesday said 48-year-old Scott Biumi, […]

04/18/2013

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Ga. Charter School Sponsor Now Leads Foundation

ATLANTA (AP) — The sponsor of legislation permitting charter school systems in Georgia has formed a taxpayer-supported foundation to lobby for the schools. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that former Senate Education Chairman Dan Weber of […]

04/15/2013

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Ga. Hopes To Avoid New Delays For Harbor Expansion

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials say they’re taking a closer look at having state taxpayers pay a larger upfront share to begin deepening the waterway to the bustling Port of Savannah. The nation’s fourth […]

04/15/2013

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Senate Approves Change For Unemployment Benefits

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia business lobby won another victory as the Senate approved a change on paycheck deductions for union dues and limited unemployment benefits for certain temporary workers. The dues provision would require […]

03/26/2013

(Rob Calloway / CBS Atlanta)

13 Arrested In Robberies Near Georgia College

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — Police in Carrollton say they’ve arrested at least 13 people in connection with a series of robberies and aggravated assaults near the University of West Georgia. Police Capt. Chris Dobbs said […]

03/26/2013

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Ga. Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Level Since Early ’09

ATLANTA (AP) — State labor officials say Georgia’s unemployment rate has dropped 8.6 percent, its lowest level in the past four years. Georgia’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate for February was the lowest since January 2009, […]

03/21/2013

(Rob Calloway / CBS Atlanta)

Judge Strikes Down Section Of GA Immigration Law

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a section of a 2011 Georgia law targeting people who knowingly harbor or transport an illegal immigrant. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Thrash on Wednesday issued […]

03/21/2013

Photo of plastic fetuses given to children. (credit: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

Parents Outraged After Minister Gave Plastic Fetuses To Kids On Halloween

One Georgia town is outraged after a local church minister handed out plastic fetuses to children on Halloween.

11/09/2011

HIV Positive Doctor Gets 26 Years in Prison

Former Grady Hospital Doctor Guilty on Porn Charges & Enticing a Minor.

07/13/2010

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