- Police arrest man after car involved in 2 police chases Updated: May-25-15 12:55 pm
ATLANTA - Officials said a state trooper fired at a suspect during a chase, but no one was injured.
- Mayor: Plan for bullet train likely stopped in its tracks Updated: May-24-15 3:15 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Chattanooga is looking into the possibility of building light commuter rail throughout the city, Mayor Andy Berke said.
- Georgia trooper shoots traveler after speeding stop Updated: May-22-15 7:35 pm
TIFTON, Georgia - A traffic stop on a south Georgia freeway Friday morning ended with a state trooper shooting a passenger after getting into a confrontation with him as the driver was being taken into custody.
- GOP presidential prospect Kasich heads to Georgia, SC Updated: May-21-15 4:11 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) plans to appear at a couple Republican events in Georgia next week as he continues to weigh a 2016 bid for president.
- Highway crash kills Georgia musician during wheelchair trek Updated: May-21-15 2:25 pm
SYLVANIA, Georgia - Authorities say a highway crash in southeast Georgia killed an Atlanta musician traveling 300 miles by wheelchair to raise awareness for people with disabilities.
- Officials probe whether trucker in Georgia crash fell asleep Updated: May-20-15 6:00 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - A couple traveling to celebrate back-to-back birthdays and a woman and her teenage cousin on their way to visit the girl's hospitalized father were among five people killed in a fiery crash on a Georgia interstate Tuesday afternoon.
- Police chief: 5 dead in crash on Interstate 16 near Savannah Updated: May-19-15 8:04 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - A police chief says five people are dead after a tractor trailer smashed into two passenger cars and caught fire on Interstate 16 just west of Savannah.
- Georgia DOT rejects Palmetto Pipeline for refined petroleum Updated: May-19-15 4:02 pm
ATLANTA - A Georgia transportation official has denied Kinder Morgan Inc. an approval necessary to build a 360-mile pipeline carrying gasoline, diesel and ethanol from South Carolina through Georgia and into Florida.
- About 270 tickets written in Ga under "slow poke" law Updated: May-18-15 3:37 pm
ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol says officers have written about 270 tickets under a law that makes it illegal to block faster drivers in the left-hand lane.
- Clarification: Michael's Law story Updated: May-18-15 3:34 pm
ATLANTA - In a story May 17, The Associated Press reported that a new Georgia law prevents anyone younger than 21 from entering a bar, defined as a business with more than 75 percent of its revenue from sales of alcohol to be consumed at that location. The story should have specified that the law allows people younger than 21 in a bar if accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse older than 21 or to attend a live concert requiring a paid ticket.
- Georgia GOP delegates back passage of religious liberty bill Updated: May-16-15 4:47 pm
ATHENS, Georgia - Georgia Republicans on Saturday backed passage of a state law preventing government infringement on religious beliefs, which opponents say could be used as a shield for discriminating against gay or transgender people.
- Christie to Georgia GOP: I'm a truth-teller and winner Updated: May-15-15 2:03 pm
ATHENS, Georgia - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is pitching himself to Georgia Republicans as a truth-telling winner from a traditionally Democratic state.
- Chris Christie heading to Georgia for political events Updated: May-15-15 2:02 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie is traveling to Georgia for events organized by his political action committee.
- Lawsuits say truck in fatal Georgia crash had warning system Updated: May-13-15 4:35 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - A tractor-trailer blamed for causing a fiery highway crash that killed five Georgia nursing students was equipped with a warning system designed to alert drivers to avoid collisions, according to civil lawsuits filed by the victims' families.
- Gov. Deal releases list of 11 bills he vetoed Updated: May-12-15 6:30 pm
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has released a list of 11 bills that he vetoed.
- Stocked trout will continue to fill Tennessee, Georgia lakes Updated: May-11-15 4:44 pm
ERWIN, Tennessee - Anglers can rejoice: A steady stream of trout will continue to flow into lakes in Tennessee and Georgia thanks to a funding agreement involving the Tennessee Valley Authority, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state agencies.
- Savannah educator named Ga. teacher of the year Updated: May-09-15 9:02 am
ATLANTA - A Savannah educator has been named teacher of the year by the Georgia Department of Education.
- 4-state Southeast high-speed rail compact being discussed Updated: May-08-15 10:08 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The nation's top transportation official says he's more optimistic that high-speed rail will eventually become a reality in the Southeast after Georgia and South Carolina expressed interest in a joint agreement between North Carolina and Virginia to study, coordinate and advocate for the project.
- Lawmaker behind transportation plan nominated for DOT post Updated: May-08-15 12:44 pm
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has nominated the lawmaker who sponsored the state's new $900 million transportation plan to fill a key position at the Georgia Department of Transportation.
- Motorcycle crash kills former Georgia lawmaker Joey Brush Updated: May-08-15 7:07 am
APPLING, Georgia - Authorities say a motorcycle crash outside Augusta has killed a former Georgia lawmaker who served at the state Capitol for more than a decade.
- Georgia governor signs 'Todd Gurley bill' into law Updated: May-07-15 9:48 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law what's been dubbed the "Todd Gurley bill" - making it a crime punishable by up to a year in prison to entice student athletes to break NCAA rules for money.
- Georgia budget allows state to seek Medicaid changes Updated: May-07-15 8:02 pm
ATLANTA - The top executive at Georgia's largest safety-net hospital said Thursday he is pleased to see signs that state officials could seek federal approval to make changes to its Medicaid program.
- Deal signs watered-down craft breweries bill Updated: May-06-15 3:13 pm
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered-down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounces of beer, or the equivalent of a six-pack, but only as a "souvenir."
- Gov. Deal signs bills regulating ride-hailing in Georgia Updated: May-06-15 2:22 pm
ATLANTA - Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, which connect riders with drivers by means of a smartphone app, will soon have to comply with some Georgia regulations under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal.
- Gov. Deal signs child welfare reform into law Updated: May-05-15 3:53 pm
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday signed into law a bill aimed at streamlining Georgia's child welfare system to make it more efficient and effective.