Fri., April 12, 2013 9:00am
Police in Georgia say that when a gunman took four firefighters hostage in his home, his demands became unreasonable and negotiations were going nowhere, so officers stormed the house. Authorities on Thursday provided new details on Wednesday's hostage-taking north of Atlanta.
Thu., April 11, 2013 6:31am
Five suburban Atlanta firefighters who were held hostage after responding to a report of a medical emergency are in good condition following a police raid that left the suspected gunman dead.
Mon., February 25, 2013 3:32pm
Macon is reeling from a devastating house fire that killed three small children over the weekend. The oldest of the siblings was only 10. A fourth child, the youngest, is listed in critical condition at a burn center in Augusta.
Fri., August 17, 2012 2:18pm
Georgia is sending 45 firefighters west to help control wildfires raging along the Oregon-California border. The Barry Point fire covers more than 79,000 acres, and it’s just one of several burning in Oregon in the midst of hot, dry weather.
Tue., May 1, 2012 11:00am
Athens' mayor is proposing cuts to the transit system and fire department as part of broader efforts to balance Athens-Clarke County's 2013 budget.
Mon., October 10, 2011 3:31pm
Camden County is considering using state prisoners as firefighters. The plan would put two state inmates into up to five county fire stations, doubling the number of firefighters per station. County officials say it could save hundreds of thousands of budget dollars with unpaid inmates filling otherwise paid shifts.
Fri., April 1, 2011 10:08am
Firefighters in southern Georgia are mopping up what's left of three large wildfires that burned more than 60 square miles in the last week.