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Truck driver from Georgia charged in crash that killed comedian, injured comic Tracy Morgan

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for his roles on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock," was badly injured when his limo bus overturned in a multi-vehicle crash that killed another comic in New Jersey early on Saturday.

Deputy shot at Forsyth County courthouse; suspect dead

A deputy in Forsyth County was shot in the leg Friday morning, according to reports.

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Ga. teen threatens to kidnap district attorney, demanded $1M

Authorities said Markel Collins contacted Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter, an office manager and his own defense attorney demanding his case be dropped.

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Gov. Deal prevents increase in gas tax

The governor will stop an increase in the motor fuel tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

Ga. police officer shot to death making arrest at Waffle House

A Georgia police officer moonlighting as a security guard was shot to death after attempting to arrest an intoxicated customer in the parking lot of a Waffle House restaurant.

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Southwest Airlines fined over false prices in Atlanta advertisements

The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Thursday it had fined Southwest Airlines a total of $300,000 for advertising low airfares for which no seats were available.

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Ga. man gets life for killing cellmate over Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

A Locust Grove man will spend life in prison for killing his cellmate over a Reeseā€™s peanut butter cup in August 2012.

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Makers of movie about singer Gregg Allman sued over crew member's death

The family of a camera assistant who died on the set of "Midnight Rider," a movie based on the memoirs of singer Gregg Allman, sued the filmmakers on Wednesday alleging wrongful death through negligence.

Ga. company recalls chicken breast products

A Georgia food products firm has recalled 23,250 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast and tender products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens.

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Georgia Supreme Court rules secret source for lethal injection drugs law constitutional

An injunction against the execution of Warren Lee Hill, who killed a fellow inmate at the state prison in Leesburg in 1990 while serving a life sentence for killing his girlfriend, had been in place since July.

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Missing widow of decapitated Georgia man found dead in Lake Oconee

A body in a Georgia lake has been identified as that of an 87-year-old Georgia woman whose husband was found decapitated in their home.

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Five students injured in shooting near Atlanta high school

Five students were shot near an Atlanta area high school on Tuesday afternoon, although none of the injuries was life threatening, police said.

10 students, parent arrested in Ga. high school brawl

Clayton County school police officials said 11 people, including one parent, were arrested Tuesday about noon during a brawl at Charles Drew High School.

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Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane pleads guilty to firearm charge

Rapper Gucci Mane pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of possessing a firearm while being a felon, the latest in a long history of legal troubles for the Atlanta-based entertainer.

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Georgia police search for elderly widow of decapitated man

Georgia police were searching this week for a missing elderly woman whose husband was found beheaded in their home.