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Investigators: Up to 50 Victims in Georgia Nude Photo Ring

TRENTON, Ga. (AP) – Police officials in Georgia’s northwestern corner say as many as 50 adults and minors may be victims of a group of people trading sexually explicit photos. Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross and Trenton Police Chief Christy Smith tell local news outlets on Thursday that they’re working with Dade County High School and others to identify victims….

Hundreds May Face Arrest after Georgia Cockfighting Bust

LINCOLNTON, Ga. (AP) – Georgia officials are looking for more than 200 suspects after busting a giant cockfighting tournament over the weekend. Lincoln County sheriff’s Maj. Jim Wallen tells local news outlets more than 30 people have been charged following the Saturday bust at a property northwest of Augusta. Participants and spectators fled, many abandoning their chickens and vehicles. Wallen…

South Carolina Man Who Inspired Movie “Radio” Dead at 73

James “Radio” Kennedy stands with the T.L. Hanna High School varsity football team in Fort Mill, S.C., in 2003.Amber M. Mccloskey / The Herald via AP fileJames “Radio” Kennedy stands with the T.L. Hanna High School varsity football team in Fort Mill, S.C., in 2003.Amber M. Mccloskey / The Herald via AP fileANDERSON, S.C. (AP) – The man who was…

Hallmark Draws Criticism after Pulling Same-Sex Wedding Ads

his image made from undated video provided by Zola shows a scene of its advertisement. Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled the ads for wedding-planning website Zola that featured same-sex couples, including two brides kissing. The family-friendly network, which is in the midst of its heavily watched holiday programming, removed the ads because the…

Shooting at Suburban Atlanta Mall Injures 1 as Shoppers Flee

ATLANTA (AP) – A shooting in a mall food court has sent suburban Atlanta shoppers fleeing in panic. The Cobb County Police Department says one person was shot and wounded Saturday at Cumberland Mall, with the suspect running away. The wounded person was taken to a hospital, but police aren’t describing the extent of the victim’s injuries. Police say they…

Mom Charged after Police Say She Abandoned Special Needs Son

This image provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows a young man who was escorted into Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta by an unidentified woman on the night of Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. The man, who appeared to be malnourished and is unable to communicate, was later found at the hospital alone with no identification. Atlanta police are asking for…

House Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against President Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats have announced two articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The charges announced Tuesday stem from Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to announce investigations of his political rivals as he withheld aid to the country. Earlier Tuesday, Trump tweeted that he did “NOTHING” wrong and that impeaching a president…

Police: Slain Arkansas Officer ‘Ambushed’ in Patrol Vehicle

(Source: Fayetteville Arkansas Police Department)FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Police say a man who was looking for an officer to kill ambushed and fatally shot an officer who was sitting in his patrol vehicle outside a police station in northwestern Arkansas. Fayetteville police say Officer Stephen Carr was shot and killed late Saturday by a suspect identified as 35-year-old London Phillips,…

Alabama Starting Saturday Service at 5 Driver License Sites

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says it’s opening five additional driver license offices for Saturday service beginning this week. The agency says offices in Dothan, Jacksonville, Montgomery, Sheffield and Tuscaloosa will begin opening from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. Drivers will be able to take driving and road-knowledge tests, renew existing licenses, and transfer out-of-state licenses…

AP Source: Sailor Who Killed 2 was Unhappy with Commanders

olice redirect traffic from the Makalapa Gate entrance to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Honolulu, following a shooting at Pearl Harbor naval shipyard. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Police redirect traffic from the Makalapa Gate entrance to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Honolulu, following a shooting at Pearl Harbor naval shipyard. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) The…