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Georgia high court declines to hear appeal or halt execution

Georgia high court declines to hear appeal or halt executionRay Jefferson Cromartie, 52 is scheduled for a lethal injection Wednesday at the state prison in Jackson. Cromartie maintains his innocence, and his lawyers asked the Georgia Supreme Court for permission to appeal a lower court’s rejection of a request for DNA testing and a request for a new trial. Cromartie still has other requests for relief pending in the courts.



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Man Opens Fire in Georgia Walmart Dies After Turning Gun on Himself: Police

Man Opens Fire in Georgia Walmart Dies After Turning Gun on Himself: PoliceNo one besides the shooter was injured



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The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to GeorgiaFormer Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for southern Georgia. Nestor made landfall earlier Saturday on Florida’s northern Gulf Coast as a post-tropical cyclone after losing its tropical storm status.



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Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage FloridaNestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. The storm made landfall Saturday on St. Vincent Island, a nature preserve off Florida’s northern Gulf Coast in a lightly populated area of the state, the National Hurricane Center said. Nestor was expected to bring 1 to 3 inches of rain to drought-stricken inland areas on its march across a swath of the U.S. Southeast.



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Georgia sheriff's office employee fired after racist rant at McDonald's

Georgia sheriff's office employee fired after racist rant at McDonald'sA Georgia sheriff's office employee has been fired after he was caught on video telling a teenager to "speak English" at a local McDonald's.



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Georgia homeowner kills three teens wearing masks in possible 'stand your ground' case

Georgia homeowner kills three teens wearing masks in possible 'stand your ground' caseThe fatal shooting of three teens by a Georgia homeowner this week could be a 'stand your ground' case, the Rockdale County Sheriff says.



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'Evil needs to pay': Missing Florida mom Casei Jones and her four children all found dead in Georgia

'Evil needs to pay': Missing Florida mom Casei Jones and her four children all found dead in GeorgiaCasei Jones, 32, and her four children, were found dead in Georgia and a warrant has been issued for Casei Jones' husband, Michael Wayne Jones Jr.



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Parents of Georgia Tech student shot by police file lawsuit

Parents of Georgia Tech student shot by police file lawsuitThe parents of a Georgia Tech student killed by a campus police officer two years ago have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the school, the university system and the officer. Authorities have said university police officer Tyler Beck fatally shot 21-year-old Scott “Scout” Schultz on Sept. 16, 2017. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday by William and Lynne Schultz names Georgia Tech, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and Beck as defendants.



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The Latest: 4 missing after cargo ship overturns off Georgia

The Latest: 4 missing after cargo ship overturns off GeorgiaThe U.S. Coast Guard says rescuers have been stymied in their search for the remaining four crew members of a cargo ship overturned near a Georgia port by a fire onboard the vessel. Coast Guard Capt. John Reed said Sunday afternoon that rescue teams safely evacuated 20 people from the ship in St. Simons Sound, but then determined the situation was too risky to go further inside the vessel. Reed says rescue teams, which involve federal, state and local agencies, are trying to stabilize the Golden Ray cargo ship to continue their search for the missing crew members.



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Ship overturns near Georgia port; 4 crew members missing

Ship overturns near Georgia port; 4 crew members missingRescuers were searching Sunday for four crew members of a cargo ship that overturned and caught fire near a port on the Georgia coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Golden Ray cargo ship ran into trouble in the early morning when it listed heavily in St. Simon Sound. Of the 23 crew members and one pilot on board, the Coast Guard said 20 were safely evacuated from the ship, a 656-foot vehicle carrier.



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