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Dragon Con co-founder’s legal saga marked by strange twists

In the nearly two decades since a co-founder of Dragon Con was accused of molesting teenage boys, a strange legal odyssey has unfolded, including a proposed move to Israel, a …

4 students shot at block party near Clark Atlanta University

Four college students were wounded when a gunman opened fire into a crowd of 200 people outside a library near Clark Atlanta University and then escaped in the chaos, authorities …

UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

3 people killed, 2 officers hurt in standoff at Georgia home

A standoff that began when two Georgia police officers were shot and wounded has ended with a 16-year-old boy and his pregnant mother both killed by a gunman who then …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Ray Lewis back at an Atlanta Super Bowl 19 years after arrest

Ray Lewis is coming back to Atlanta for another Super Bowl. It was after a Super Bowl party in 2000 when Lewis was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated …

Juventus wins MLS All-Star Game on penalties after 1-1 draw

Josef Martinez thrilled another record crowd in Atlanta by scoring in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game, but Italian powerhouse Juventus prevailed on penalty kicks after the match ended in …

Police: ‘Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta’ star hit valet on head

A “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” star who has had various run-ins with the law was arrested again after police say she refused orders from officers and hit a valet …

Disgruntled veteran sets himself on fire outside Georgia Capitol, GSP says

Disgruntled with the U.S. Veterans Administration, a veteran set himself on fire outside the state Capitol in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 11:55 a.m.

Cyberattacks wakeup call for local governments to prepare

For cash-strapped local governments, paying for robust protection against the invisible menace of a cyberattack can be a hard sell. But cyberattacks continue to proliferate, and experts say preparation and …

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

States seek to lure Delta as Georgia moves ahead on threat

Some states are taking advantage of a dispute between Georgia and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines over the company’s decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, urging the airline …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

When a gunshot was fired from a classroom in the north Georgia mountains and police identified the gunman as a teacher, it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators …

R Kelly evicted from 2 Georgia homes over $30K unpaid rent

Court documents show R&B singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two Atlanta-area homes over unpaid rent.

Atlanta-bound Delta jet makes emergency landing in Nigeria

An engine issue forced an Atlanta-bound plane to turn back and make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria.

Trump to promote rural development, attend championship game

President Donald Trump is set to pitch his efforts to help rural America, promoting his tax overhaul law and economic development plans on a visit to Tennessee on Monday. He’s …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8:52 a.m.

Scene quiet before frenzy of big game, planned protests

The scene was relatively quiet Monday morning around the stadium in downtown Atlanta where the College Football Playoff title game was set to be held. A light drizzle fell on …

‘Falling apart?’ Trump’s insults not forgotten in Atlanta

When President Donald Trump swoops into Atlanta for a VIP seat at college football’s biggest game, he’ll enjoy the Southern hospitality of a city he disparaged a year ago as …

Recount looms after nail biting finish in Atlanta mayoral race

Atlanta mayoral hopeful Mary Norwood had seen this movie before: A nail-biting runoff election where she came up short by just a few hundred votes.

Postal worker killed outside Atlanta; witness heard 4 shots

A female postal worker was fatally shot outside Atlanta and the suspect was still at large, authorities said.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 12:34 p.m.

Freight train derails, sending train car into home; 1 hurt

Authorities say a freight train has derailed and crashed into a home in Atlanta, knocking it askew and injuring a man.

SCC welcomes students back with peaceful ceremony led by Tibetan Buddhist monks

Spokane Community College will begin the school year by bringing focus to world peace with the help of Tibetan Buddhist monks. Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will …

Postal workers charged with taking bribes to deliver drugs

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say 16 postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area have been charged with accepting bribes to deliver packages of cocaine.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:39 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. statue unveiled in Atlanta

A statue paying tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been installed on the state Capitol grounds in Atlanta.

Statue of Martin Luther King Jr. took years and struggle

The sculpted clay was dry and the bronze would soon be cast, but artist Martin Dawe still found himself waking with a start before dawn, worried that he didn’t get …

UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 11:40 a.m.

“Saturday Night Live,” “Westworld” lead Emmy nominations

Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy nominated for “SNL” guest appearances; Carrie Fisher receives posthumous nomination

Another Atlanta highway fails, closes

Another major highway in metro Atlanta has been closed, this one because an underground gas leak caused the fast lane to buckle.

Mass transit advocates hope for boost from highway collapse

The collapse of an interstate in the heart of Atlanta has more than 2 million metro residents sitting in even more traffic in the already congested city, and mass transit …

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

Attorneys: Interstate collapse suspect used as ‘scapegoat’

A homeless man charged with starting the fire that destroyed a section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta is being made a “scapegoat” by the state, which shouldn’t have stored flammable …

Official: 1 dead, 3 hurt in Atlanta public transit shooting

The shooting that killed a man and wounded three other riders Thursday on an Atlanta public transit train appears to be a “targeted, isolated incident,” officials said.

Bystanders risk lives, help visually impaired man on tracks

Several people leaped to action and risked their own lives to help a visually impaired man who fell from a downtown Atlanta train platform to the tracks below.

UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Repeat offender charged with arson in Atlanta overpass fire

A man charged with arson Saturday in the raging fire that collapsed part of Interstate 85 north of downtown Atlanta has been arrested more than a dozen times, mostly on …

Fiery highway collapse may snarl Atlanta traffic for months

Atlanta’s dreadful rush-hour traffic could be extra nasty for months to come after a raging fire underneath Interstate 85 collapsed an elevated portion of the highway and shut down the …