ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia public safety officials are reminding drivers to use caution when traveling during the busy Memorial Day weekend.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety says state...
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia deputy arrested for a DUI has resigned.
The Augusta Chronicle reports Georgia State Patrol arrested Richmond County sheriff's narcotics investigator Ryan Jones...
ATLANTA (AP) — A fiery crash at the end of a police chase killed two people south of Atlanta.
The Georgia State Patrol says that Henry County police were trying to stop a stolen Mazda CX-9...
ATLANTA (AP) — Three people were shot by Georgia law officers during separate confrontations on Tuesday, bringing the state's total of officer-involved shootings so far this year to 15, state...
ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper Lil Baby was arrested in Atlanta after he recklessly passed other cars at high speed in an orange Corvette and tried to flee a state trooper, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The rapper, whose given name is Dominique Jones, faces charges of failing to signal when changing lanes, reckless driving and attempting to flee or elude police. He was booked into the Atlanta City Detention Center and was released on a signature bond.
ATLANTA (AP) — A man with Lou Gehrig's disease who dreamed of going to the Super Bowl secured tickets from a charity, but was killed when the minivan he was traveling in caught fire on the way to Atlanta.
News outlets report that 39-year-old Ed Cushman of Shelby, North Carolina, got tickets through ALS-dedicated charity Team Gleason in New Orleans.
WASHINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A 19-year-old sheriff's deputy in Georgia has died in a wreck while he was on duty.
The Glascock County Sheriff's Office told news outlets the wreck happened Tuesday afternoon in Washington, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of Augusta.
Deputy Joshua Ryer Jr. of Gibson was killed in the wreck with another car. The woman driving the other car was taken to Augusta University Medical Center. Her name and condition were not available.
DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) — Law officials say a woman rescued alongside her 2-month-old baby from a pickup truck inundated by water in north Georgia is facing DUI charges.
WSB-TV reports that Georgia State Patrol says 28-year-old Andrea Marie McMeans ran off the road and down an embankment before landing in a creek swollen by rains Friday morning near Dahlonega.
SPARTA, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a confrontation with a trooper that ended with a man dead isn't being considered an officer-involved shooting because the man was fatally shot with his own weapon.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 22-year-old Dequane Rayshun Williams struggled with a Georgia State Patrol trooper in Hancock County and died Wednesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — A police chase involving a stolen vehicle ended with an SUV flipping over on its roof in northwest Atlanta.
WSB-TV reports that a Georgia State Patrol car was also damaged in the Friday morning crash.
SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a police car pursuing a stolen vehicle has collided with a work van in metro Atlanta, killing three people inside.
DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) — A mother whose two children were killed in a Georgia wreck is facing DUI and vehicular homicide charges.
The Georgia State Patrol told news outlets on Thursday that 24-year-old Tiffany Grubb, of West Palm Beach, Florida, was driving on a suspended license in Lumpkin County on Wednesday. Authorities say she failed to maintain her lane and her vehicle overturned several times.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead and four others are injured after an SUV crashed into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 in coastal Georgia.
Georgia State Patrol Cpl. R.A. Sikes said the fatal crash early Tuesday killed a 50-year-old woman and a 6-year-old boy in the SUV. He said both vehicles were traveling south on I-95 when the SUV ran into the back of the tractor-trailer near Brunswick, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) south of Savannah.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia state police are investigating after sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man they say fought with an officer.
News outlets report Walton County deputies were called to a home near Social Circle around 2:30 p.m. Thursday on a report of a man riding an all-terrain vehicle. Deputies tried to talk with the man, who drove away. An officer caught up with him.
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a high-speed chase that started on Interstate 85 South ended with a crash that left a Georgia State Patrol trooper with minor injuries.
The agency tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the trooper tried to pull over a vehicle for speeding. GSP says the trooper positioned his patrol vehicle to stop, and both crashed Monday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — State troopers made over a hundred stops enforcing Georgia's new hands-free driving law Sunday, the first day the law was in effect.
Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tracey Watson told WSB-TV the Georgia State Patrol issued 34 citations and 98 warnings across the state.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia State Patrol has identified the boys killed during a weekend mudding event as brothers from Macon.
News outlets report that 10-year-old Justin Moore and 14-year-old Ryan Moore died and 11-year-old Zach Holloway of Milledgeville was seriously hurt when a driver lost control of his truck.
The accident occurred Saturday at the South Creek Mud Boggin' in Milledgeville.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia State Patrol says a driver lost control of his truck at a mudding event and fatally struck a 15-year-old and a 10-year-old.
LOCUST GROVE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old girl has been killed and six other children were injured in a wreck involving multiple cars on an interstate south of Atlanta.
Georgia State Patrol officials told news outlets that a sports utility vehicle flipped over multiple times and ejected all nine passengers on Interstate 75 on Thursday morning. The SUV carried seven children and two adults.
The state patrol says the driver of another vehicle was injured but not ejected.
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say two people are still on the run after a police chase that began in Atlanta.
CARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver James Hylton, the 1966 Rookie of the Year, was killed in a traffic accident Saturday, authorities said. He was 83.
Hylton and his son, 61-year-old James Hylton Jr., died at the scene of the crash, which happened on Interstate 85 in Carnesville a little after 6 a.m., according to the Georgia State Patrol. Both were from Inman, South Carolina.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A passenger is dead after a car crashed along I-985 South in Hall County after the driver fell asleep.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Georgia State Patrol says it happened about 7 a.m. Friday.
MCRAE-HELENA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a Georgia man accused of fleeing law enforcement and causing a fatal wreck.
Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Brian Screws tells The Macon Telegraph that authorities are searching for 25-year-old Dominique Jonta Oliver. Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson says a deputy stopped a car for speeding on U.S. 341 Saturday and attempted to search it after smelling marijuana.
BISHOP, Ga. (AP) — A University of Georgia faculty member has died after being hit while riding her bicycle.
Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Tracey Watson tells news outlets that a pickup truck hit 45-year-old Karen Tinsley from behind Tuesday night in Oconee County, killing the avid cyclist.
The university says Tinsley had recently been promoted in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences department of financial planning, housing and consumer economics
A charter bus headed to the Masters golf tournament overturned on a Georgia interstate Thursday, injuring 15 people and snarling traffic as scores of fans made the pilgrimage to one of the sport's premier events. The bus driver was charged with driving under the influence.
WARWICK, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say three people were injured when a tractor being driven without lights on a darkened Georgia highway was struck by a semi-truck, then hit again by a pickup truck.
WALB-TV reports the crash happened before dawn Monday on Georgia Highway 300 in rural southwest Georgia.
HAHIRA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a truck driver is dead after a freight train smashed into a dump truck on its tracks in rural Georgia.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the deadly collision Monday in Hahira, located about 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of Macon.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia State Patrol sergeant who was fired in November for selling handguns to a convicted felon, among other reasons, has been charged with battery.
WMAZ-TV cites an incident report that says Blake Swicord and his girlfriend were driving home from a friend's house on Sunday when they argued.
GUM BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — A school bus driver on her early pick-up route lost control on a dirt road and smashed into a tree Tuesday, killing a 5-year-old girl and sending 21 other children to hospitals.
The crash happened on a foggy morning just before 7 a.m. as the bus was gathering Taylors Creek Elementary School students in tiny Gum Branch, a city of fewer than 300 residents that backs onto a large military community about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Savannah.
GUM BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a school bus crash that killed a 5-year-old girl in Georgia (all times local):
A man who came upon a crashed school bus along a dirt road in Georgia says one young passenger told him: "My sister's dead."
CENTRE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected in a killing in Alabama was arrested on a DUI charge in Georgia.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver told Al.com that a man was shot to death Saturday night at a home in the Salem community in east Alabama. The victim's name was not immediately released.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia state trooper under investigation for a host of misconduct allegations is expected to be fired.
Georgia Department of Public Safety leadership had recommended Blake Swicord's termination, effective close of business Thursday; he has appealed.
DOUGLASSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in a Georgia county are investigating a traffic accident involving two school buses and a car.
Douglas County spokesman Rick Martin told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the crash happened about 4 p.m. Monday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia State Patrol trooper shot a man who fled a traffic stop and later confronted the officer with a firearm.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Saturday in a news release that a trooper tried to stop a car in Chatham County about 11:40 p.m. Friday. When the car failed to stop, a chase ensued. Both the car's driver and the trooper wrecked at an on-ramp. The driver of the car got out of the vehicle, faced the trooper with a gun and the trooper shot him.
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A drunk driver struck a Georgia State Patrol trooper who was directing traffic in a suburb north of Atlanta.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety says 35-year-old Aaron DeGourville was directing traffic Monday morning in Cumming in Forsyth County when he was hit by a BMW driven by 44-year-old David Sommer, of Cumming.
EASTMAN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy has died in an ATV wreck in Georgia.
Georgia State Patrol Corporal Brian Screws told news outlets that Jhett Hendrix failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the side of a pickup truck. The accident happened Saturday in Eastman.
Dodge County Coroner Joe Smith says Hendrix was not wearing a helmet. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rufus Hannah, a formerly homeless alcoholic who was paid to fight other homeless men and perform dangerous stunts in the notorious "Bumfights" videos, has died. He was 63.
Hannah, who was living in the town of Adrian, Georgia, was a passenger in a car driven by his sister that was T-boned by a semi-truck on Wednesday just outside the town of Swainsboro, Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Jeffery Cain said Saturday.
GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — A woman has been accused of plowing a car into a group of young women who were fighting in an Atlanta suburb.
Georgia State Patrol tells news outlets that five people were injured Wednesday evening when a Lexus SUV drove into a group of girls who were involved in a street fight.