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Braves lose one of their top prospects for the season

A couple of days ago, I talked about top prospect Braden Shewmake leaving a game with an injury after a nasty collision with Travis Demeritte. Shewmake was carted off the field, and it’s now been discovered that he tore the PCL in his left knee. That actually sounds a lot worse than it is. Shewmake should make a full recovery in about two months. However, that does mean he will miss the remainder of the season.

Gorillas Have Invented a Unique Vocalization to Get Zookeepers' Attention

In a fascinating discovery, western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at Zoo Atlanta have been caught summoning their keepers using a strange cough-sneeze hybrid. Only two other species have displayed this ability to create new vocalizations to attract our attention: zoo-housed chimpanzees and orangutans. Now, we can add gorillas to that list. Below, 24-year-old female gorilla Sukari demonstrates this gorilla equivalent to a human 'ahem' which researchers have called a 'snough'. As many of us know, Koko put a spotlight on gorilla intelligence in the '80s and '90s with her incredible ability to communicate with humans using sign language. She was trained and worked diligently at...

Update: Missing 11-year-old Georgia girl found safe

DORAVILLE, Ga. — Above video: Your Wednesday headlines. Update 1:38 p.m.: She has been found safe. Initial report: Police in Georgia need your help in finding a missing 11-year-old girl. Karol Lopez was last seen Tuesday at 6:40 p.m. at an apartment building on N. DeKalb Drive just off...

Atlanta rapper Young Thug faces new charges in RICO case

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Young Thug, who’s accused of conspiracy to violate Georgia’s RICO Act and participation in a criminal street gang, is facing six new felony charges along with four others linked to the case. A new indictment was filed in Fulton County Superior Court last week against the artist, whose real name is Jeffery Williams. He now faces additional charges of participation in criminal street gang activity, violation of the Georgia controlled substances act, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a machine gun and drug charges, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The new charges stem from what investigators found during Williams’ arrest on the original May 9 indictment at his home in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood, authorities said. The initial indictment contained 56 counts against 28 people for alleged involvement in crimes committed on behalf of the Young Slime Life street gang. The updated indictment now contains 65 counts, six of which apply to Williams.

Suspected gang member arrested in Butts County

GRIFFIN, Ga. (WGXA) -- Butts County Deputies, along with U.S. Marshal's, GBI, and Spalding County Deputies arrested a Griffin man on aggravated assault and gang charges. While serving search and arrest warrants, law enforcement discovered multiple firearms and took Jaquavius Bland who, according to a Facebook post from the Butts County Sheriff's Office, is a known Blood member.

Dashcam video shows FoCo deputy chase and arrest of 4 women wanted for shoplifting

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has released dashcam video of a car chase that led to the arrests of four suspected shoplifters(Image by Forsyth County Sheriff's Office) (Forsyth County, GA) The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has released dashcam video of a car chase that led to the arrests of four suspected shoplifters fleeing police in Dawson County.

Giuliani must go to Atlanta for election probe, judge says

A judge said Tuesday that Rudy Giuliani must appear in Atlanta in person next week to testify before a special grand jury that's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia.The former New York mayor and Trump attorney had originally been ordered to appear Tuesday. But Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who's overseeing the special grand jury, excused him after his lawyers filed a motion seeking to delay his appearance.Giuliani's lawyers have argued that a recent medical procedure to place two heart stents has left him unable...

Georgia judge orders Rudy Giuliani to appear before 2020 election grand jury

A Georgia judge has ordered Rudy Giuliani to appear next week before a special grand jury in Atlanta investigating whether former President Donald Trump criminally interfered with the state’s 2020 election.  Giuliani was scheduled to testify Tuesday, but was excused by the judge after his lawyers filed a motion asking for a delay, claiming the former New York City mayor was unable to fly due to recently having two heart stents surgically installed.  But at a hearing the same day, Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who is overseeing the grand jury, directed Giuliani to appear on Aug. 17 unless his legal team...