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Police: Man Kills Lawyer, Self After Divorce Finalized

Attorney had reported being afraid of Georgia man

(Newser) - Authorities say a Georgia man killed his ex-wife's attorney in his law office just hours after the couple's divorce was final and then killed himself, the AP reports. Cartersville Police Lt. M.E. Bettikofer tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 33-year-old Walter Samuel Radford failed to show up Wednesday... More »

She's Accused of Dancing During Surgery. Now, Repercussions

Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte defends herself: 'I'm a surgeon, I'm supposed to be able to multitask'

(Newser) - She boasts on her site that she's "[discreetly]" a "doctor to the stars," but there was nothing discreet about what Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte allegedly did while operating on some of her patients. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Georgia Composite Medical Board has suspended the dermatologist's... More »

Jury Awards Record $1B to Georgia Rape Victim

Security worker raped her when she was 14

(Newser) - "A jury, from now on, will know there is no ceiling on the damages that rape causes to a woman," attorney L. Chris Stewart said Wednesday after a jury awarded his client $1 billion in a civil case. Hope Cheston, now 20, was 14 years old when she... More »

Cops: Ga. Sniper Thought Parkland Shooter Was a 'Hero'

Gunman Rex Harbour reportedly died from self-inflicted gunshot wound; 3 injured in shooting spree

(Newser) - Just before noon on Friday, the first of several 911 calls came in about cars being hit by gunfire along Georgia's Highway 365. By the time the chaos ended, seven cars had been shot, three people were injured, and the 26-year-old sniper suspect was dead of a self-inflicted gunshot... More »

Family: Incredible Life Ends in Horrifying Nursing Home Death

Rebecca Zeni's cause of death was 'septicemia due to crusted scabies'

(Newser) - To understand just how extreme Rebecca Zeni's condition allegedly became at the LaFayette, Ga., nursing home where she resided, read this quote: "There was a conversation at this nursing home with a healthcare provider about being careful about touching Ms. Zeni's hand for fear that it might... More »

Sean Hannity Under Fire for Evictions at Georgia Complex

The media star's lawyer says he did nothing wrong

(Newser) - The number of eviction orders in an apartment complex owned by Sean Hannity rose 400% after the Fox News host purchased the property for $8 million nearly four years ago, reports the Guardian . After Hannity took over the 152-unit Hampton Place apartment complex in Perry, Georgia, property managers received approval... More »

Ex-NFL Player Choked During Arrest in Bystander Video

'I'm not even fighting back,' Desmond Marrow says

(Newser) - A former NFL player has posted a video of himself being thrown down and choked by police officers in what he is calling a false arrest, the Washington Post reports. Desmond Marrow, 30, writes on Facebook that "during the arrest the police knocked my teeth out, slammed me on... More »

Missing 2 Years, Ga. Teen Had Quite the Adventure

Sheriff says Aubrey Carroll 'traveled extensively' using only cash

(Newser) - A Georgia teen who failed to return home from school nearly two years ago has resurfaced in the state with a new look. Aubrey Jayce Carroll, who turned 17 in January, appeared alongside Spalding Sheriff Darrell Dix in a video posted to Facebook Tuesday, sporting long hair and a beard,... More »

Sheriff to Visitors: 'If You Kill Someone, We Might Kill You'

Georgia sheriff Mike Jolley says he likes to 'stir the pot'

(Newser) - Want to know where Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley stands in the culture war? Just read the sign outside his office, WSB-TV reports. "Our citizens have concealed weapons. If you kill someone, we might kill you back. We have ONE jail and 356 cemeteries. Enjoy your stay!" Jolley... More »

As Guy Rants About Boss, Guess Who He Pocket-Dials?

Fired Georgia man is suing, claiming his now ex-boss violated his privacy by listening in

(Newser) - For 12 minutes, James Stephens ranted to his wife about his boss. Then he realized that while he was ranting, he had pocket-dialed the man, Georgia Subsequent Injury Trust Fund Director Mike Coan, who heard the whole conversation. According to Stephens, who lost his job, that means Coan broke the... More »

He Spotted Missing Girl on Snapchat, Set a Trap

'I prayed so hard that God would help me find this girl'

(Newser) - All her family knew was that 15-year-old Amber Austin had disappeared from her grandmother's house in northwest Georgia. Family friend Dakota Moss had a bit more information, and what he did with it has earned him the title of hero. After seeing Facebook posts from family members asking about... More »

Atlanta's Computers Held Hostage, With a $50K Ransom

'This really is an attack on our government,' Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says of major hack

(Newser) - Atlanta is being held hostage, by computer hackers who want more than $50,000 in bitcoin to stop their siege. "This is much bigger than a ransomware attack, this really is an attack on our government," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said at a Monday presser about the e-attack,... More »

Woman in Jail After Failing to Prove Existence of God

Police say mom crashed car to prove to kids God would protect them

(Newser) - Police say a 25-year-old Georgia woman is in jail after trying—and failing—to prove the existence of God to her children, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Bahari Warren was driving with her two children—ages 5 and 7—Wednesday in Norcross when she crossed into oncoming traffic and drove straight... More »

Young Boy Dies 5 Years After Freak Accident

Tripp Halstead hit by falling branch outside day care when he was 2

(Newser) - A young Georgia boy whose struggles following a freak accident five years ago were followed by hundreds of thousands of people online died Thursday, CBS News reports. Tripp Halstead was just 2 when he was hit by a falling tree branch while playing outside his day care during Superstorm Sandy... More »

Georgia Executes 'Stocking Strangler'

Prosecutors say Carlton Gary raped, killed 7 elderly women

(Newser) - A man known as the "Stocking Strangler" was executed Thursday for the rape-slayings of three older women in attacks that terrorized a Georgia city four decades ago. Carlton Gary, 67, was put to death by lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson. He was the first inmate executed... More »

Delta CEO on Losing Tax Break: 'Our Values Are Not for Sale'

Delta says only 13 NRA members used discount before it was ended

(Newser) - To punish Delta Air Lines for dropping its discount for NRA members , Georgia lawmakers killed a tax cut on jet fuel that could have saved Delta up to $40 million. But the air line is sticking to its guns, Business Insider reports. "Our decision was not made for economic... More »

State Lawmakers Punish Airline for Cutting Ties With NRA

Delta cut ties with NRA, so Georgia lawmakers voted to kill its tax break

(Newser) - Pro-gun Georgia lawmakers scored a political victory Thursday over Delta Air Lines, making good on Republican threats to deny the company a hefty tax break after it cut ties with the NRA , the AP reports. The state House and Senate within hours of each other passed a sweeping tax bill... More »

Before Vanishing, CDC Doctor Made Odd Request to Neighbor

Timothy Cunningham learned why he wouldn't be promoted at last sighting

(Newser) - The Harvard-educated doctor missing for more than two weeks had recently been denied a promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with an explanation provided to him on the day he was last seen. After arriving at work on Feb. 12, Timothy Cunningham met with his supervisor, who... More »

Caught by Camera, Nurse Now Charged With Murder

2 others indicted in James Dempsey's 2014 death

(Newser) - Nurses fired after a video appeared to show them ignoring a World War II veteran's calls for help before his death at a Georgia nursing home are now facing criminal charges, including a murder charge in one case. A grand jury on Tuesday indicted former licensed nurse Loyce Pickquet... More »

Late-Night Uber Eats Delivery Ends With Dead Customer

Driver is charged with murder as lawyer claims self-defense in Saturday shooting in Atlanta

(Newser) - An Uber Eats driver claims he was acting in self-defense when he killed a customer during his first week on the job. Robert Bivines, 36, arrived at the Atlanta condominium of 30-year-old Ryan Thornton around 11:30pm Saturday after a $27 food order was placed at Tin Lizzy's through... More »

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