Atlanta metropolitan area

A police officer helps a child off a school bus carrying students after a shooting at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga., on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Elementary school students attend class at nearby high school after shooting incident yesterday

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Students at an Atlanta-area elementary school are attending classes today at a nearby high school. They were evacuated yesterday from their elementary school because of gunfire at the school. Police say […]


Dekalb County Police SWAT officers prepare at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy after reports of a gunman entered the school, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Decatur, Ga.  (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bob Andres)

Official: Ga. school suspect had assault rifle

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A teen was in custody Tuesday, accused of firing shots from an assault rifle at an Atlanta-area elementary school where dramatic television footage showed young students racing out of the building, […]


Election officials defend special voting for Usher

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) – Election officials in the Atlanta area are defending their decision to allow singer Usher to bypass long lines and cast his ballot on Election Day, infuriating voters who had to wait. […]



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