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Polls Close at 7 In Georgia, South Carolina Special Elections [LIVE]

WATCH THE LIVE ELECTION RESULTS HERE. Americans in Georgia’s 6th district and South Carolina’s 5th district go to the polls Tuesday to vote in concurrent special elections in traditionally Republican strongholds. “Stock up on coffee. Poised to be a very late night,” said a Republican involved in the tight Georgia race between Democrat Jon Ossoff…

Election In Georgia’s 6th Congressional District Heads To June 20 Runoff

Democrat Jon Ossoff fell just short of the 50 percent mark in Tuesday’s special election for a House seat in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, an affluent and reliably conservative area in Atlanta’s northern suburbs that has sent Republicans to Congress since electing Newt Gingrich in 1978. Ossoff won roughly 48 percent of the vote in…

Report: 18 Dead in Southern Storms, Tornadoes [VIDEO]

At least 18 people have been killed in the last two days in sweeping storms that have hit Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Tornadoes hit Georgia early Sunday morning, killing at least 15 people and injuring two dozen. Others died in Mississippi from tornadoes. More tornado watches have been issued for Monday in the Southeast…

Georgia Executes Oldest Man on Death Row [VIDEO]

Brandon Astor Jones, the oldest man on Georgia’s death row, was executed early Wednesday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas denied a request for a stay in his scheduled lethal injection. The 72-year-old had been on death row for 18 years after being convicted in 1997 for the slaying of a convenience-store…

GRAPHIC VIDEO Shows Cops Tasing Restrained Man

Graphic video obtained by NBC News shows two Georgia sheriff’s deputies tasing Matthew Ajibade in the groin while he was restrained in an isolation cell. The 22-year-old was brought into custody after a bipolar episode on New Year’s Day, despite his family’s pleas to have him brought to a health facility. He died shortly after…

Georgia Couple Found Dead With Gunshots To The Head [VIDEO]

Cobb County police found the bodies of Bud and June Runion on Monday, not far from a McRae, Georgia lake from which they pulled the Runion’s SUV. The Georgia couple went missing three days prior. They were both found dead from gunshots to the head. Last week Bud and June Runion posted an ad on…

Boy rescued in Georgia after being reported missing for 4 years

Police in Clayton County, Georgia, have rescued a 13-year-old boy who had been reported missing for four years. They raided a house at around 2 a.m. ET on Saturday and found the boy hidden behind a panel in the garage’s linen closet. Clayton County police were first called to the home shortly before 11 p.m.…

Multiple shooting in Kennesaw, Georgia at FedEx location

Police say at least 6 people have been injured in a shooting at a FedEx center in metro Atlanta A shooting was reported at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw Tuesday morning. More than 50 emergency vehicles descended upon the facility at 1675 Airport Road. 11Alive’s Paul Crawley reported from the scene that FedEx employees were…

Georgia WTF? New law allowing guns in churches, school zones & airport [VIDEO]

What are you thinking Georgia WTF? New law allowing guns in churches, school zones & airports? Its official name is the “Safe Carry Protection Act.” But critics are calling it the “Guns Everywhere Bill.” At noon Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign the sweeping legislation into law. One of the most permissive…

State Of Emergency In Georgia: Winter Storm Stranded Thousands

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency as a winter storm coats the region with snow and ice. Thousands of people were stranded Wednesday — some of them sitting 18 hours or more on highways brought to a standstill across Atlanta — one day after a rare winter storm swept across an unprepared…

At least two winners in $636 million Mega Millions drawing

At least two people will split the second-biggest jackpot in U.S. history after purchasing lottery tickets in California and Georgia. Lottery officials confirmed the winners, who both had tickets that matched all six winning Mega Millions numbers, will split $636 million. NBC News