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New skyscraper lab will test elevators high above Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the world’s largest elevator towers will soon be opened to test elevators of the future as well as current ones high above the Atlanta suburbs. TK Elevators' 42...

Lawyer: Murdaugh knows he'll go to prison for stealing money

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The attorney for prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, who discovered his wife and son dead at their home this summer, said Murdaugh is resigned that he will serve time ...

Alabama swamped, 4 killed in floods from slow-moving front

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — Terrified drivers climbed out of swamped cars and muddy floodwater flowed through neighborhoods after a stalled weather front drenched Alabama for hours, leaving entire communities...

Police: Woman wanted after report of puppy thrown into ocean

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Police are searching for a woman after beachgoers at a Georgia beach reported that an injured puppy was being thrown into the ocean earlier this month. Tybee Is...

3 decades later, Georgia man is charged with killing boy, 8

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A convicted sex offender has been arrested more than 30 years after an 8-year-old boy was found dead in the woods of an Atlanta suburb. James Michael Coates, 56,...

Georgia interstate fully reopens, damaged overpass removed

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities reopened a stretch of a heavily traveled Georgia interstate in both directions by Friday evening, after crews made quick work of demolishing a bridge overpass that was...

Tropical storm pounds East Coast after killing 1 in Florida

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Tropical Storm Elsa carved a destructive and soaking path up the East Coast after killing at least one person in Florida and spinning up a tornado at a Georgia Navy base that flip...

Atlanta mayor: 2 officers ambushed, 1 wounded; suspect dead

ATLANTA (AP) — Two police officers responding to reports of gunfire in one of Atlanta's most famous neighborhoods were ambushed Wednesday, leaving one of them shot and wounded and a suspect dead, auth...

Tropical storm warning issued for South Carolina coast

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Parts of the South Carolina coast were under a tropical storm warning Monday as forecasters expect a tropical depression to strengthen before it makes landfall and drop large amou...

Gulf coast eyes strong but disorganized tropical weather

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A disorganized storm system carrying tropical storm-force winds churned through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Southern U.S. on Friday, lashing coastal communities with bands of rain...

Police: Gunman dead after killing 2 at fire hydrant factory

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A worker wielding a handgun fatally shot two people and wounded two others at an Alabama fire hydrant factory early Tuesday before killing himself near a cemetery where his mo...

Pipeline hack sends people scrambling for fuel in the South

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — A run on gas following a computer hack of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline had North Carolina tow-truck driver Jonathan King worried about whether he could do his job. ...

Tornado rips off roofs, knocks out power in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tornado ripped off roofs, knocked down utility polls and cut off power to thousands in New Orleans early Wednesday, but no serious injuries were reported in what one city official...

Storms spawn twisters in Mississippi, kill 2 in Georgia

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Much of the South is again at risk of severe weather Tuesday, forecasters say, after tornadoes struck parts of the region Sunday night and Monday, causing heavy damage in some...

Louisiana soccer team sues US after coach is denied entry

A youth soccer club hoping to welcome its new coach from the United Kingdom to the U.S. has been caught up in a morass of bureaucracy deeper than any Louisiana bayou, according to a federal lawsuit re...