Atlanta Braves shortstop Simmons slowed by oblique strain

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) – Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain. On the day of the team’s first full-squad workout, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez couldn’t give a date when Simmons will be ready for exhibition games but said the injury wasn’t serious. Simmons fielded balls during workouts Thursday but didn’t hit […]

NASCAR back on track for extra day of testing in Atlanta

By PAUL NEWBERRYAP Sports Writer HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) – After the glitz of Daytona, it’s time for the NASCAR grind. The Sprint Cup drivers returned to the track Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, getting an extra day to test out the new rules package that will be in effect for the first time. “This really […]

Falcons release WR Harry Douglas, G Justin Blalock

ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons have released wide receiver Harry Douglas, who was third on the team with 51 catches in 2014, and starting offensive guard Justin Blalock. The moves follow Thursday’s release of running back Steven Jackson. Douglas, a third-round pick in 2008, had career-high totals of 85 receptions for 1,067 yards in […]

Nunn concedes U.S. Senate race in Ga. to Perdue

ATLANTA – FOX News is projecting that Republican candidate David Perdue will take over the seat vacated by Sen. Saxby Chamblis this January. Perdue was challenged by Democrat Michelle Nunn and Libertarian Amanda Swafford. Perdue is a former Dollar General CEO and cousin of ex-Gov. Sonny Perdue. Click on video above for speeches from both […]

November 2014 Election Results

Real-time election returns, reports from campaign parties, photos, video and more from FOX 5. REAL-TIME ELECTION RETURNS: Federal Offices: U.S. Senate U.S. House State Offices: Executive (Governor. Lt. Governor, Commissioners) State Offices: Judicial (District Attorney) Georgia Senate Races Georgia House Races State Amendment Questions Bartow County Cherokee County Clayton County (MARTA) Cobb County DeKalb County […]

Judge: alleged plea deal offer to accused rapist "ambiguous"

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – A Gwinnett judge has cleared the way for an accused rapist to go to trial, ruling jail investigators did not promise a light prison sentence for his help in another case. Howard Lee claimed jailhouse recordings proved he was offered a deal to serve only a couple of years. He scratched […]