State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) and nine other Moral Monday Georgia supporters were arrested inside Gov. Nathan Deal’s office Monday after refusing repeated police orders to leave. The demonstrators wanted Deal to accept their letter urging him to expand the state’s Medicaid program.
Authorities say two suspects are in custody in connection with the death of a man whose body was found on the Clarkston campus of Georgia Perimeter College, just east of Atlanta. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the arrests early Thursday morning.
The Department of Natural Resources said its officers arrested more people for boating under the influence on Georgia’s waterways this Memorial Day weekend than in 2012. According to Captain Mike England, head of DNR’s law enforcement division, there were 27 BUI arrests over the holiday weekend in 2012 and 42 arrests in 2013.
Police in Georgia say an anonymous tip helped them make arrests in the shooting death of baby who was killed in a stroller. The Brunswick Police Department said Sunday that they got a tip that someone was crouched in the back seat of a vehicle as it drove away from the shooting Thursday.
Police have arrested two teenagers suspected in the shooting death of a baby in a stroller and the wounding of the baby's mother. Brunswick Police Chief Tobe Green said Friday that 17-year-old De'Marquis Elkins is charged with first-degree murder as an adult. The 14-year-old is also charged with murder, but he was not identified because he is a juvenile.
Authorities in an eastern Georgia sheriff's office have announced they've made their 16th child porn arrest since June. Effingham County sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said police recently arrested a 55-year-old Port Wentworth man at his home on child porn charges.
Five Mars Hill football players, including two from Georgia, are among seven students charged with theft in Bryson City. Investigators say the players were in Bryson City for a party and are accused of stealing beer from a man.
Georgia officials are debating whether to route callers reporting child abuse to a centralized center rather than through a Columbus office where two child protection workers were accused of tampering with reports. The director of the Division of Family and Children Services, Ron Scroggy, said Tuesday that officials have long felt that a centralized call center would be better than having each county office handle calls.
The Atlanta park where protesters had camped out to rally against what they see as corporate greed and a wide range of other economic issues has been cleared by police. Police early Wednesday arrested more than 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters who had set up an encampment for about two weeks in Woodruff Park.