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Ga. college smoking ban goes into effect Wednesday

1 mins ago - The University System of Georgia smoking and tobacco ban goes into effect Wednesday and applies to all 31 member institutions. The ban will also apply to events being hosted by institutions within the system.

Follow-up shows improvement in BabyNet

4 mins ago - The auditing agency found that First Steps has implemented 11 of the 21 recommendations it issued in its 2011 report and partially implemented six others.

Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem

Posted: 09/29/2014 - An unidentified consumer said in a letter to the agency that a Corolla surged at low speeds several times, and the brakes failed to stop the car. The consumer said the problem caused one collision with a parked vehicle on June 8.

Suspended SC speaker being released on charges

Posted: 09/29/2014 - The case has been ongoing since Attorney General Alan Wilson accepted an ethics complaint against Harrell in 2013 and sent it to the State Law Enforcement Division for investigation. Wilson sent the case to the state grand jury.

Arguments to begin in Atlanta test cheating trial

Posted: 09/29/2014 - A grand jury last year indicted 35 educators and administrators, but prosecutors have agreed to plea deals with 21 of them. Several could testify against their former colleagues.

Big names in town for sex trafficking conference

Updated: 09/26/2014 - The non profit I-Care is hosting a sex trafficking conference. They're training people across the board in different disciplines to recognize and help prevent sex trafficking.

IMF OKs $130 million for Ebola stricken countries

Updated: 09/26/2014 - Under the outlay, Liberia gets $49 million, Guinea $41 million and Sierra Leone $40 million. The IMF said these countries need an additional $170 million. The latest figures said more than 6,500 people are believed to have contracted Ebola.

Police: Man beheads woman at Oklahoma workplace

Posted: 09/26/2014 - A man who had been fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.

SC trooper charged with felony in shooting

Updated: 09/25/2014 - Jones said he was just reaching for his license as Groubert had instructed. Groubert's lawyer says the officer justifiably feared for his life.

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