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White Atlanta cop charged in black motorist slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:19pm

ATLANTA — Court records show a white former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot a black motorist has been arrested.

Fulton County jail records show James R. Burns was arrested Saturday on charges including felony murder in the June 22 shooting of Devaris Caine Rogers.

Burns told investigators he shot a car that was “trying to run me over and kill me.”

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Storm takes out power, floods streets

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:13pm

Heavy storms sweeping the Augusta area this afternoon flooded streets, knocked out power and cut off traffic signals.

According to Georgia Power, at 6:10 p.m. 3,465 customers in Augusta did not have electrical power.

There is a chance more storms and rain could follow later tonight, according to the weather service.

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