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4 Ga. firefighters held hostage; SWAT on scene

A gunman barricaded himself in a home in suburban Atlanta and was holding four firefighters hostage Wednesday afternoon, authorities in northeast Georgia said....


US educators 'cheated for bonuses'

Thirty-five former school officials indicted in a major test cheating scandal have until Tuesday to surrender in the US state of Georgia. The accused in the city of Atlanta face counts of racketeering, making false statements and conspiring to improve test scores to win cash bonuses.


$1 million! Three friends honor long-time pact to split lottery winnings

Powerball Lottery Winners - NBC News

All for one, and $1 million for all. Three long-time chums who made a pact to split the pot if one of them ever won the lottery got their payday last week, Georgia Lottery officials announced on Thursday. And to top it all, the threesome’s windfall was foretold by an after-dinner treat.


Boys show mom how to do CPR, save infant

CPR - NBC News

A Georgia mother says her infant son is alive today because of two neighborhood boys, ages 9 and 10, who showed her how to perform CPR when the 12-week-baby suddenly stopped breathing.


Authorities: 3 dead in fiery highway crash in Ga.

More than two dozen vehicles collided in a fiery pileup on a foggy Georgia interstate on Wednesday morning, killing at least three people and leaving several others hurt, officials said....


Deadly storms wreak havoc in US

Overturned Truck

A massive storm system brings mayhem to a swathe of the US South, leaving two people dead and thousands of households without electricity. One person died when an apparent twister hit the state of Georgia, overturning cars on a motorway.


Georgia man, 22, killed after following GPS directions to wrong house, friends say; homeowner held on bond

Lilburn police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man. Police said they were called out to a man's home on Hillcrest Drive on Saturday night. A group of friends said they were going to pick up a girl who lived in the area to go ice skating around 10 p.m. when their GPS system sent them to the wrong home.


SUV strikes teen saving parking spot

A school board member in Georgia is accused of hitting a teen with her SUV as the girl stood in an open parking spot.


Video: Prove you voted, win a gun here...

A store in Georgia is raffling off a rifle if you show that you voted. WXIA has the story.


Murdered man encased in concrete was ex-journalist

Murdered Man Encased in Concrete

Authorities on Friday identified the body of a man who was found entombed in concrete in the backyard of a northeast Georgia home. The man has been identified as Sean Dugas, 30, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner's office. The body was found Monday encased in a plastic storage container filled with concrete.


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