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Endangered whale cut free of commercial fishing net

The Associated Press
Feb 21 2014 - 11:36am

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Wildlife experts cut away more than 280 feet of commercial fishing line being dragged by an endangered right whale off the Georgia coast, though some of the heavy rope had to be left tangled in the whale's mouth, officials said Thursday.

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Ice storm creates havoc on roadways in the South

The Associated Press
Feb 12 2014 - 5:45pm

ATLANTA -- Drivers got caught in monumental traffic jams and abandoned their cars Wednesday in North Carolina in a replay of what happened in Atlanta just two weeks ago, as another wintry storm across the South iced highways and knocked out electricity to more than a half-million homes and businesses.

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Inmate from Morgan convicted of racially-motivated prison murder in Ga.

The Associated Press
Feb 6 2014 - 6:09pm

ATLANTA -- Federal prosecutors say two prison inmates have been found guilty in a racially motivated murder at a facility in Atlanta.Authorities say 53-year-old Donald R. LaFond Jr. of New Bedford, Mass., and 35-year-old Jason Robert Widdison, of Morgan, Utah beat another inmate to death in March 2011.Officials say the victim, who was also white,...

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Winter storm creates mayhem in the South

The Associated Press
Jan 29 2014 - 10:37am

ATLANTA  -- Helicopters took to the skies Wednesday to search for stranded drivers while authorities on the ground worked to deliver food, water and gas -- or a ride home -- to people who were stuck on highways after a winter storm walloped the Deep South.

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$636M Mega Millions lottery jackpot winner comes forward

Johnny Clark, The Associated Press
Dec 18 2013 - 3:02pm

ATLANTA -- Though the Georgia winner in this week's $636 million Mega Millions jackpot has 180 days to claim the prize, state lottery officials said Wednesday afternoon that the ticketholder has come forward.Officials are set to identify the winner during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. The winner won't be in attendance, they said in a news...

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Man with Alzheimer's shot dead after knocking on wrong door

Ray Henry, The Associated Press
Dec 9 2013 - 12:52pm

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. -- The last walk that Ronald Westbrook took began as early as 1 a.m. when he slipped unnoticed from his North Georgia home with his two dogs.It ended three hours later when Westbrook, a 72-year-old who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, knocked in the dark on a stranger's door last month. Police said a man inside that home, 34...

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Community takes care of military, is a 'class act'

Contributed, Dallas Battle
Nov 7 2013 - 5:32pm

Editor,I would like to say a big thank you to a citizen in your area. My daughter is in the Air Force and stationed at Hill A.F.B. On Nov. 6, she was buying groceries at a local grocery store . I do not know which one. A man in line behind her said he wanted to give her something in honor of Veterans Day and in honor of a friend of his who was M.I...

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GALLERY: Occupy Atlanta demonstration removed from park

A protestor yells at a police officer as Woodruff Park is sealed off to arrest those refusing to leave after Mayor Kasim Reed revoked his executive order allowing the Occupy Atlanta protestors to camp out in Woodruff Park Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The Associated Press
Oct 26 2011 - 10:58am

Police moved in last night to make arrests after Mayor Kasim Reed revoked his executive order allowing the protestors with the Occupy Atlanta demonstration to camp out in Woodruff Park Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 in Atlanta.

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