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Alpharetta morphine use leads to Fulton County murder charge

An Alpharetta man and two friends have been indicted for murder in a drug-related death of a Johns Creek woman. Alpharetta Police told Channel 2 Action News Thursday that Cory Ben-Hanania is in the Fulton County jail facing charges of felony murder, ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/alpharetta-heroin-use-leads-to-fulton-county-murde/...

Georgia State's Payne suspended for at least four games

Georgia State's Trey Payne has been suspended for at least the first four games of the season for an accumulation of acts of “conduct detrimental to the team,” coach Trent Miles said Thursday. Payne, a 6-0, 230-pound, linebacker, redshirted last year ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/college-football/georgia-states-payne-suspended-f...

Wall Street admits its guilt in billions of ways

A federal judge in Manhattan Wednesday ordered Bank of America to pay almost $1.3 billion in penalties for knowingly selling bad mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the runup to the Great Recession. The bad mortgages were originated ...
http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/jay-bookman/2014/jul/31/wall-street-admits-its-guilt-...

West Coast software firm plans 200 jobs in Buckhead

California-based Marketo, which officially opened its East Coast hub in Buckhead this week, blogged about lessons it learned in the hunt for a new location. The provider of marketing software now has about 40 employees locally, including engineering ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/business/west-coast-software-firm-plans-200-jobs-in-not-...

Bartu trying to earn a starting spot

Falcons linebacker Joplo Bartu is learning his third linebacker position and is in a fierce battle to lock down a starting position. Last season, Bartu played mostly strongside linebacker and was outside in the Falcons' 4-3 alignment. He played some ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/football/bartu-trying-to-earn-a-starting-spot/ngr...

Best in Class for Aug. 1

Teva Ilan, a recent graduate of Howard High School in Macon, attended the 2014 National Youth Science Camp. He was among 100 other high school graduates attending the four-week program, where they attended lectures by scientists and professors from ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/best-in-class-for-aug-1/ngrh3/...

Hispanic community leaders heartened after meeting with Gov. Deal

Hispanic community leaders and a top refugee aid official said they were encouraged after Gov. Nathan Deal met with them Wednesday and softened his tone about the hundreds of unaccompanied Central American children who have been brought to ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/hispanic-community-lea...

Gwinnett man charged with vehicular homicide in son's death

Gwinnett police announced Thursday that the driver of acar in an accident on I-85 that killed his son has been charged with vehicular homicide. The driver, Juan C. Velasquez-Dominguez was headed south Wednesday on the interstate when the investigation ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/traffic/gwinnett-man-charged-with-vehicular-homicid...

UPDATE: Atlanta chop shop operator was 'practical joker,' cops say

Atlanta police this week busted a major car theft and chop shop operation targeting General Motors sport utility vehicles. Police Monday arrested Ronald Thomas, the suspected leader of the operation, and charged him with two counts of operating a chop ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/atlanta-police-bust-major-chop-shop-operation/ngrcS...

4-star safety flips from UGA to Alabama 07/31/2014

Rico McGraw, a 4-star defensive back from Nashville, Tenn., had committed to UGA last January, one day after getting an offer from new Bulldogs defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. McGraw reportedly flipped to Alabama on Thursday morning, but he had ...
http://recruiting.blog.ajc.com/2014/07/31/4-star-safety-flips-from-uga-to-alabam...

Milton High names Tesch interim principal in wake of DUI resignation

Milton High School has a new interim principal after the resignation of the former principal who had DUI related arrests in two counties over the weekend. Former Milton High Principal Ron Tesch will take over the position after Nathan Buhl resigned.
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/milton-high-names-tesch-interim-principal-in-wake-/...

Mike Check: Ivan Johnson, Hawks folk hero, gets another NBA shot

I remember the first time I saw Ivan Johnson. He was one of several nondescript hopefuls in Hawks camp for the summer of 2011, except that he wasn't so ordinary with his diamond-encrusted grill, diamond-cut physique and menacing scowl. There was a joke ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/mike-check-ivan-johnson-gets-another-nba-shot/ngr...

Report: Minorities disproportionately targeted by ICE

Federal immigration authorities are targeting a greater percentage of minorities for enforcement in Georgia, according to new report released by civil and immigrant rights groups Thursday. Of those arrested through June of last fiscal year, 99 percent ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/report-minorities-disp...

Transportation 'plan B' should start with needs, not money

Two years ago today, voters in metro Atlanta decisively rejected the $7.2 billion sales tax and project list known as T-SPLOST. Before the referendum, supporters of the measure warned -- to win votes, but also out of genuine concern -- a defeat could ...
http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/kyle-wingfield/2014/jul/31/transportation-plan-b-shou...

Michelle Nunn pokes fun at campaign memo leak; previews new GOP attack 07/31/2014

Macon – Democrat Michelle Nunn poked a little fun at her campaign – and previewed a new line of attack against her Republican opponent – in her first extensive interview since the release of a 144-page series of memos outlining her electoral strategy.
http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/07/31/michelle-nunn-pokes-fun-at-campaign-memo...

Michelle Nunn team launches pushback on 'old news' memo 07/30/2014

A flurry of calls from Michelle Nunn's supporters came a day after the 144-page series of memos outlining her campaign strategy was exposed, and they used phrases like “routine” and “old news” and “a lot about nothing.” Some spoke on record and others ...
http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/07/30/michelle-nunn-team-launches-pushback-on-...

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