Falcons' Antone Smith starting to work his way back

...on Nov. 16, has started running during his rehabilitation."The recovery is going pretty good," Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week. "I'm up and running. I'm almost full force, but not quite where I need to be...

Georgia state trooper shoots traveler after traffic stop

...trooper fired a shot, though it was unclear whether the man was hit by the bullet or by shrapnel, Ricketson told The Atlanta-Journal Con stitution.The passenger appeared to have been hit in his upper body and was taken away by ambulance, according...

GBI reopens inquiry into fatal shooting by Union City officer

...unarmed 19-year-old killed by a police officer in 2011, an agency spokeswoman said Monday.An investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV raised questions about how Union City police Officer Luther Lewis shot Ariston Waiters...

Group supporting convicted Atlanta teachers

...Public Schools educators convicted in a test-cheating trial says a new group supporting them launches this week.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Gerald Griggs offered few details beyond a website named "FreeOurTeachersNow.com" at a church...

Atlanta crash kills 2 kids

ATLANTA - Two children have died after their mother's car was involved in a three-car crash in Atlanta. A third child in the car has been hospitalized.

Ex-SEC player faces murder charge

...Ga. - Police have charged a former Southeastern Conference football player with killing a 4-year-old boy. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports 26-year-old Steven Terrence Singleton, a former football player at Buford High School...

Educators arrested after student incident

...administrators surrendered to accusations of using excessive physical force against two elementary school students.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Atkinson Elementary School principal Aveory Allen and teacher Derek Wilder grabbed two boys...

Men who stole 39 Wal-Mart iPads could be part of crime ring

...Last week a couple was accused of stealing 33 iPads valued at more than $15,000 at another Wal-Mart store.The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports two men stole iPads from a Wal-Mart in Dallas by hiding them inside a file cabinet box...

Wounded by mom, Georgia teen dies

...involving several youths and adults started outside Tilson's College Park apartment Saturday.Hightower tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Latoya Tilson was hit in the face, then fired a handgun into the crowd.Police say Pierre...

Georgia mom shoots son during fight

...between a group of youths and adults outside the woman's College Park apartment Saturday evening. Hightower tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 33-year-old Latoya Tilson was hit in the face, then fired a handgun into the crowd. Hightower...