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  • Photographer uses drone to get tough shots

    There might be a day in the future when drones are commonplace, but until then Brian Stewart’s flying contraption can still cause a stir.

    May 3, 2014

  • Lawmakers say they won’t abandon death penalty

    A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

    May 3, 2014

  • FedEx gunman wasn’t enthusiastic about job

    A gunman who wounded six colleagues in an Atlanta-area rampage didn’t seem enthusiastic about his job loading boxes but never mentioned problems with co-workers or supervisors, his father said Wednesday.

    May 1, 2014

  • Storm topples tree on car, kills driver in Athens

    Police blame a storm packing powerful winds for the death of a man in Athens.

    April 30, 2014

  • Shooting at FedEx center wounds 6, suspect dead

    A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest “like Rambo” opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

    April 29, 2014

  • Storms tear through South, adding to US death toll

    A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

    April 29, 2014

  • Deal declares state of emergency

    In preparation for severe storms that have caused extensive damage in states to the west, Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency, which will free up all state resources needed for preparation and response in the counties targeted by the storm.

    April 28, 2014

  • Deal signs bill to honor wounded veterans

    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law Senate Bill 276, legislation proclaiming Aug. 7 of every year Purple Heart Day in Georgia to honor men and women wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. Armed Services.

    April 28, 2014

  • Deal: Budget includes half a billion dollars in K-12 education

    Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which takes effect upon the start of the fiscal year on July 1 and includes the largest single year increase in k-12 funding in seven years.

    April 28, 2014

  • Rain, storms expected as cold front approaches

    Forecasters say wet weather and thunderstorms are likely as a cold front moves into several areas of the state.

    April 27, 2014