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Ex-officer who shot naked black man wants charges dismissed
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A white former Atlanta-area police officer who shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran is asking a judge to dismiss the charges against him. Robert Olsen was indicted in January on numerous charges, including felony murder, in the shooting death of 27-year-old Anthony Hill. He ...
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Alabama town seeking answers as economic options dwindle
COURTLAND, Ala. (AP) - In past years, the square in downtown Courtland bustled with activity, but it was quiet as Sammy Foster gazed out his store's front door. He shook his head and wondered where the people were and when they might return. "This town is simply beautiful," said Foster, ...
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ICE arrests man who escaped Illinois prison in 2003
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta.
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Former Alabama sheriff's worker guilty of drug charges
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - A man who delivered documents for the Morgan County Sheriff's Office has pleaded guilty to drug charges. The Decatur Daily ( ) reports 55-year-old Steven Eugene Parker of Hartselle pleaded guilty Thursday to drug distribution and possession charges. Sentencing guidelines mean Parker could avoid serving time, ...
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Alabama school offers real-world business program
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - Some high school students in north Alabama are getting a head start on what they can expect in a real-world business. It's called a simulated work place, and once fully implemented, it will have the 70 students in the diesel and automotive technologies programs at the ...
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Alabama editorial roundup
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Sept. 20 The Dothan Eagle on reported clown sightings: In the last week or so, police and school officials in Georgia and Alabama have been taking measures to respond to apparent vague threats from people who identify themselves as scary clowns. These threats, both ...
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Nearly finished State Farm tower won’t get tax break

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Arrest made in child’s shooting at DeKalb park

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Police: Metro Atlanta boy, 5, shot in apparent accident
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Police say a 5-year-old boy has been taken to a hospital after being shot at a home in metro Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( ) the child was shot Sunday in DeKalb County and police were interviewing a 24-year-old man. Maj. Stephen Fore, a spokesman ...
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