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Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy first-grade teacher Danielle Pitts high-fives a student on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, a day after an armed suspect caused an ordeal at their school in Decatur, Ga. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz)

School employee helped avert tragedy in standoff

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The 911 tapes from a frightening standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee’s calm demeanor and kind approach helped end the ordeal without any injuries. Police […]

08/22/2013

Police officers stand at the scene at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, Aug. 20, 2013, in Decatur, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Mother figure: Ga. school suspect was mentally ill

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A woman who took in the suspect in an Atlanta-area school shooting said Wednesday that he was mentally ill but never violent in the past. Natasha Knotts told The Associated Press […]

08/21/2013

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 […]

08/21/2013

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)

Man, 20, charged in Georgia school shooting

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A man with an assault rifle and other weapons exchanged gunfire with officers Tuesday at an Atlanta-area elementary school before surrendering, a police chief said, with dramatic overhead television footage capturing […]

08/20/2013

(Photo credit: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

Airport worker turns in $7,000 in lost cash

ATLANTA (AP) — A part-time parking deck worker at Atlanta’s airport says she never thought about keeping the envelope with $7,000 in cash she found on the curb outside the international terminal.

03/06/2013

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. […]

11/09/2012