- State News
Ga. moves toward standardized teacher evaluations
Georgia is moving forward with a plan to standardize annual evaluations for teachers and principals based, in part, on student performance.
Police: hostage-taker gave no signs of compromise
As a gunman held four firefighters hostage in his Georgia home, police tried to buy time and create a rapport by meeting his initial demands. But when his requests became unreasonable and negotiations seemed to go nowhere, police said, officers stormed the house and killed him after he fired on them.
Ga. police officer shot during traffic stop
Police in Alpharetta say an officer has been hospitalized after being shot during a traffic stop and the suspect was fatally shot by police after a pursuit through north Fulton County.
Financial crises for Ga. man who held firefighters
A gunman who lured firefighters to his Georgia home with an emergency call, then held four of them hostage for hours before being shot to death faced a series of personal and financial calamities before he lashed out.
Tornado warning issued in northwest Georgia
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for areas of northwest Georgia.
Hail, damaging winds, tornadoes possible in Ga.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of north Georgia including the metro Atlanta area.
Judge wants trial in baby killing before year ends
A judge said Friday he wants a trial before the end of the year for a teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face during a street robbery two weeks ago.
Georgia prisons chief sued; group claims agency violates open records law
A group that focuses on fighting human rights violations against inmates on Thursday sued the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, saying the agency is violating the state’s open records law.
RICO presents challenges in Atlanta cheating case
The criminal prosecution of dozens of Atlanta Public Schools educators presents considerable challenges for both prosecutors and defense attorneys because of the use of a complex law initially designed to dismantle organized crime, legal experts say.
Town votes to require gun ownership
The city council in a small north Georgia town voted Monday night to make gun ownership mandatory — sort of.
- More State News Headlines
- Ga. moves toward standardized teacher evaluations