• georgia June 26, 2019 3:16 pm

    Video Shows Rescue of Newborn ‘Baby India' From Plastic Bag in Georgia Woods

    A Georgia sheriff released dramatic body-cam video Tuesday showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office made the video public in hopes that it will generate credible tips in the case. Authorities have been searching for the baby’s mother since June 6, when a family...

  • Atlanta June 9, 2019 9:51 am

    Lil Nas X's ‘Old Town Road' Inspires Autistic Boy to Sing

    An Atlanta rapper’s take on country music has inspired a mostly nonverbal autistic boy in Minnesota to sing. Lil Nas X has found huge success with the song, “Old Town Road.” It has sparked controversy , spawned a clothing line, made the rapper a household name and got his collaborator Billy Ray Cyrus a Maserati. Now, it’s being credited for...

  • georgia May 3, 2019 12:13 am

    Georgia Man Who Held Teen Captive in Dog Cage Given Time Served

    A Georgia man has been sentenced to time served for keeping a teenage girl in sexual captivity for more than a year.

  • georgia December 18, 2018 3:05 pm

    Rapper TI Pleads No Contest to Violating Ban on Public Cursing

    The charge against the performer stems from a May incident at the gated community where he lives in the Atlanta suburb of Stockbridge.

  • driver October 2, 2018 9:47 am

    Cows Escape After Livestock Truck Crashes in Georgia

    Officials in Georgia had to call in the cavalry Monday after dozens of cows escaped when a tractor-trailer transporting them overturned on a busy junction north of Atlanta. The truck carrying 89 cows overturned around 3 a.m. on the cloverleaf of Interstate 75 and I-285. Many of the cows scattered, causing wrecks and clogging rush-hour traffic.

  • America July 26, 2018 2:28 am

    Georgia Lawmaker Who Used Racial Slur on TV Will Resign

    The state lawmaker who exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen’s new cable TV series will resign, according to a spokesman for Georgia House Speaker David Ralston. Rep. Jason Spencer will step down at the end of the month, spokesman Kaleb McMichen told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Tuesday. In Sunday night’s broadcast of Cohen’s Showtime series...

  • georgia July 23, 2018 9:57 pm

    Georgia Rep. Jason Spencer Uses N-Word in Sacha Baron Cohen Show

    A Georgia lawmaker is the latest public figure caught with his pants down on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen’s new cable TV series, this time literally, as the state legislator exposes his bottom, speaks with a mock Asian accent and yells a racial slur all in the name of fighting terrorism. In Sunday night’s broadcast of Cohen’s Showtime series “Who Is...

  • Atlanta Journal June 28, 2018 1:13 am

    Man Found Dead in Braves' Ballpark Cooler Was Minnesota Inventor

    A body found inside a beer cooler at the major league home of the Atlanta Braves belongs to a Minnesota inventor who was doing contract work at the stadium, police in Atlanta’s suburbs said Wednesday. Cobb County police on Wednesday identified him as Todd Keeling, 48, of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Keeling had worked an overnight shift for a beverage...

  • Atlanta May 13, 2018 3:27 pm

    Chemicals Sicken Police Officers Who Find Body in Ga. Motel

    Police outside Atlanta said three officers will recover after being sickened by chemicals Saturday in a motel room where a body was found. Dekalb County Police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell says the three hospitalized officers are conscious and alert. She also told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the guest’s death at the extended-stay motel is not being treated as a homicide....

  • attorney March 16, 2018 5:51 pm

    Georgia Teacher Accused of Firing Gun at School Released From Jail

    A Georgia teacher accused of firing a handgun in his classroom has been released from jail on a $10,000 bond for psychiatric evaluation and treatment. The Daily Citizen-News reports 53-year-old Jesse Randal Davidson was released from jail in Whitfield County on the bond Thursday afternoon. District Attorney Bert Poston says Davidson will remain in custody at a mental health facility...

  • georgia January 19, 2018 12:27 am

    Amazon, Georgia: If You Name It, Will Company Come?

    Officials from a recently incorporated city outside Atlanta want to shed some of their new municipality’s land and rename it Amazon, Georgia. Their hope is that the change will spur the e-commerce giant to locate a second headquarters there. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Stonecrest City Council voted 4-2 on Monday to de-annex 345 acres (140 hectares) of land...

  • Atlanta July 22, 2017 3:59 am

    Baby Dies in Hot Car While Mother Gets Her Hair Done

    Police near Atlanta have charged a mother with felony murder after they say she left her 1-year-old daughter in a hot car while she spent six hours getting her hair done at a salon. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported 25-year-old Dijanelle Fowler also faces charges of child cruelty and concealing the death of Skylar Fowler on June 15. DeKalb County police...

  • georgia July 6, 2017 6:30 pm

    Couple Accused of Assault Over Cold Chicken Order at Georgia Food Stand in Custody

    A couple accused of attacking a woman and her daughter because they were served cold chicken at a Georgia food stand has surrendered.

  • driver June 28, 2017 4:51 pm

    Take Me to Your Driver: Speeding Man Had Alien Doll Passenger

    Not quite warp speed: Speeding Man Had Alien Doll Passenger Police say a motorcycle officer who stopped a driver for speeding on a suburban highway north of Atlanta had an ‘extraterrestrial encounter’ — sort of. George Gordon, a spokesman for police in Alpharetta, says that when the officer pulled the man over Sunday, a life-sized doll of a big-eyed, large-skulled...

  • Atlanta April 15, 2017 9:12 pm

    Boy Dies After Getting Stuck at Atlanta Rotating Restaurant

    Officials say a 5-year-old boy has died after getting caught in the rotating wall of an Atlanta restaurant. Atlanta Fire Department spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the little boy got his head stuck between two tables and suffered a head injury Friday.

  • Atlanta Journal February 4, 2017 12:57 am

    Atlanta Police Backfire with Tweet about Beyoncé and Gunfire

    Atlanta police admit they backfired with a tweet urging people not to celebrate Beyoncé’s pregnancy with celebratory gunfire.

  • Atlanta April 22, 2016 5:26 am

    Prince's Last Concert in Atlanta: Bittersweet for Reporter Who Is Huge Fan

    It would almost be too much of a cliché to say that Prince’s concert last week at the Fox Theatre was spiritual. But it was. Prince had just performed for more than two hours — longer than the Fox told us he would. It was as if he didn’t want to leave and we didn’t want him to go. After...

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