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Atlanta police shoot firefighter

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 7:15am

ATLANTA — Police say they’re investigating the shooting of an off-duty Atlanta Fire Rescue firefighter by an Atlanta police officer.

CBS 46 reports the firefighter was recovering in a hospital. Police said he was in stable condition.

Authorities say the shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday on Clifford Avenue in northeast Atlanta.

Police tell the Atlanta station that officers received a call about a man pointing a gun at someone. They say the situation escalated when officers arrived.

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Chick-fil-A's Truett Cathy dies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:43am

ATLANTA  — S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93.

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Augusta man charged in two armed robberies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:21pm

An 19-year-old man was arrested Sunday in two south Augusta armed robberies that happened earlier this summer, Richmond County jail records show.

Antonio Quintez Wright, of Augusta, is charged with two counts of felony armed robbery and two counts of felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The first robbery happened June 28, though it wasn’t reported for more than a month.

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