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11-Year-Old Dies Trying to Save Dog in House Fire

'Happiest little girl' went upstairs when Georgia blaze started

(Newser) - A small city in Georgia is mourning an 11-year-old girl who was killed trying to save her dog as her house burned. The funeral for Katelynn Elizabeth Simonds, who died Saturday, is planned for Friday in Griffin, USA Today reports. Her family told WAGA-TV that instead of rushing out of...

Report: Vet Accused in FBI Attack Has QAnon Links

Ervin Bolling, a Trump supporter, spoke of wanting to join militia, according to nonprofit

(Newser) - The Navy veteran accused of ramming the gate of the FBI field office in Atlanta on Monday is a supporter of former President Trump who promoted conspiracy theories related to QAnon and the 2020 presidential election on social media, according to a report. Ervin Lee Bolling, facing a state charge...

Georgia Official Who Alleged Election Fraud Voted Illegally

Georgia's Brian Pritchard found to have filed illegal votes 9 times from 2008-2010

(Newser) - A Georgia Republican Party official who falsely claimed the 2020 election was stolen himself voted illegally nine times. Brian Pritchard, first vice chairman of the Georgia GOP, violated state election laws by voting while on probation. His explanations for doing so were neither "credible or convincing," Administrative Law...

Replica Disney Haunted Mansion Up for Grabs

Georgia home based on the plans for the original listed for sale for $2.2M

(Newser) - Disney fans have a shot to live in what is essentially a carbon copy of one of the most popular attractions at Disneyland. It's a replica of the Haunted Mansion, though this mansion can be found on the other side of the country in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of...

SCOTUS Unanimously Declines to Stop Execution

Willie James Pye is first inmate executed in Georgia since early 2020

(Newser) - A Georgia man convicted of the killing of his former girlfriend three decades ago was put to death Wednesday evening in the state's first execution in more than four years. Willie James Pye, 59, received an injection of the sedative pentobarbital and was pronounced dead at 11:03pm at...

Trump Fights Ruling That Keeps Willis on Election Case

Georgia motion seeks appeal in effort to remove entire district attorney's office from prosecution

(Newser) - Donald Trump's lawyers filed an emergency appeal Monday in Georgia of a ruling that allows Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to remain on the former president's election fraud case. Judge Scott McAfee decided last week that either Willis or special prosecutor Nathan Wade, with whom she had...

Georgia Woman Loses Her Life Trying to Get Dropped AirPod

She became trapped in machinery at golf cart factory, authorities say

(Newser) - A Georgia factory worker was killed in a freak accident after she dropped an AirPod under a conveyor at a plant in an Augusta suburb, authorities say. Alyssa Drinkard, 21, became caught in the chain that moves the machinery while trying to retrieve the earbud, according to a sheriff's...

Ex-Cop Who Killed Naked, Unarmed Vet Has Convictions Overturned

Police use of force policy doesn't supersede Georgia's self-defense law, attorney says

(Newser) - An appeals court has overturned the convictions of a former Georgia police officer who shot and killed an unarmed, naked man. Robert "Chip" Olsen was responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically at an Atlanta-area apartment complex in March 2015 when he killed 26-year-old Anthony Hill,...

Georgia Judge Dismisses Some Charges Against Trump

6 counts, including 3 against former president, are thrown out in election tampering case

(Newser) - The judge overseeing the Georgia election interference case on Wednesday dismissed some of the charges against former President Trump, but many other counts in the indictment remain, reports the AP . Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee wrote in an order that six of the counts in the indictment must...

Men Got 'Abnormally' Tipsy, Then They Were Robbed

Young men tell NBC they lost thousands after being drugged in bars in Atlanta's Buckhead district

(Newser) - Last month, a 24-year-old man from Peachtree City, Georgia, revealed that he was drugged, kidnapped, and robbed during a night out at a bar in Atlanta's popular Buckhead district in the summer of 2022. Now, other young men are also stepping forward to say they had similar experiences at...

Case Highlights a Quirk in Georgia's Death Penalty

The state requires intellectual disability be proved 'beyond a reasonable doubt'

(Newser) - Georgia is planning its first execution in more than four years this month—as activists petition for it to be halted. Willie James Pye is set to be put to death on March 20 for the November 1993 killing of ex-girlfriend Alicia Lynn Yarbrough. Georgians for Alternatives to the Death...

Hackers Threaten to Release Trump Court Files Within Hours

LockBit claims to have documents from Fulton County, Georgia, that could affect US election

(Newser) - A ransomware group shut down by the FBI after threatening to release confidential files from Georgia's Fulton County court system, including files related to the criminal case against former President Trump, appears to have resurrected. LockBit is now threatening to release files that "could affect the upcoming US...

Tyler Perry Is Going Through Some Things Over AI

Actor says artificial-intelligence tech is 'mind-blowing,' but warns industry will hemorrhage jobs

(Newser) - Just days ago, the world was introduced to Sora , OpenAI's new text-to-video generator—and there's already one big name experiencing conflicting feelings about it. Tyler Perry comes at the AI technology from two different perspectives, per his interview with the Hollywood Reporter : that of a business owner, and...

Board of Education Upholds Firing of Teacher Over Book Read to Class

Katie Rinderle can appeal the decision, and is also suing the district

(Newser) - The firing of a Georgia teacher who read a book on gender fluidity to her fifth grade class was upheld Thursday by the Georgia Board of Education, the AP reports. Katie Rinderle has maintained that the book was about inclusivity. She was fired in August, and filed an appeal the...

Nursing Student Found Dead After Going Out for a Run

The woman was a nursing student at a nearby school, but was found at University of Georgia

(Newser) - A woman was found dead Thursday on the campus of the University of Georgia after a friend told police she had not returned from a morning run at the school's Intramural Fields, authorities said. The woman was not a student at the university, the school's police chief said....

US' Oldest Gunmaker Leaving a Blue State for a Red One

Remington is packing it up in upstate New York, heading for more firearm-friendly Georgia

(Newser) - Remington began in the blue-collar village of Ilion two centuries ago, and generations have turned out rifles and shotguns at the massive firearms factory in the heart of New York's Mohawk Valley. Now, residents are bracing for Remington's exit, ending an era that began when Eliphalet Remington forged...

Baby Decapitated During Delivery Was a Homicide

Police in Clayton County, Georgia, forward findings to district attorney

(Newser) - A medical examiner's office has ruled the death of an infant decapitated during childbirth at a hospital in Georgia as a homicide. In a lawsuit, Jessica Ross, 20, claims her doctor, Tracy St. Julian, tried for hours to deliver her son, whose shoulder had become wedged in the birth...

Larry David Works 'Insane' Voting Law Into New Curb
Larry David Works 'Insane'
Voting Law Into New Curb
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Larry David Works 'Insane' Voting Law Into New Curb

Premiere of final season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' mocks Georgia rule against water given to voters

(Newser) - We're pretty, pretty, pretty sure you won't want to blow through the following spoilers if you haven't seen this episode yet, so stop here if you're in that category. For everyone else, the premiere of the final season of Curb Your Enthusiasm contained all of the...

Congressman Learns Capitol Dome Isn't His Personal Gym

Report filed against GOP's Rich McCormick of Georgia for 'unsafe' pullups hundreds of feet high

(Newser) - The last thing that officials at the US Capitol need is a visitor jumping over a guardrail and getting in a workout hundreds of feet in the air—and not just any visitor, but a sitting US congressman. That's what apparently happened Tuesday when Georgia Republican Rick McCormick was...

Prosecutor in Trump Case Settles Divorce, Canceling Hearing

Nathan Wade was expected to testify about his relationship with Fani Willis at hearing

(Newser) - On the eve of a planned hearing in the divorce proceedings of the special prosecutor in Georgia's election interference case against former President Trump, a tentative settlement was reached in the divorce, meaning the Wednesday hearing is off. It had been highly anticipated due to the fact that the...

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