Georgia county's police chief to retire at end of April

A Georgia county is conducting a nationwide search for a new police chief after its current chief announced his retirement
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Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

Officials investigate what was done after Illinois found a felony in background check of man who later carried out a deadly shooting rampage in Aurora
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Aurora shooting raises questions over gun permit checks

Authorities say an initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun
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The Latest: CEO: Gunman passed background check when hired

The gunman who killed five co-workers in Illinois passed a background check when he was hired 15 years ago.
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Kemper County closing schools because of flu outbreak

A school district in eastern Mississippi is calling off classes because of the flu
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Jackson leads Toledo past N. Illinois 69-55 in MAC West

Marreon Jackson scored 16 points, opened the game with the first of his four 3-pointers and Toledo led all the way, defeating Northern Illinois 69-55 in the bat
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Rollover crash near Springbrook leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Authorities say one man died and another was injured in a one-vehicle rollover in Williams County
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Thorpe with 20 points leads NIU over Ohio 71-60

Dante Thorpe scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3 that sparked a game-deciding 15-4 run, and Northern Illinois beat Ohio 71-60 for coach Mark Montgomery's 1
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Police: Customer fatally shoots armed robber in dollar store

Police say an armed robber has been fatally shot by customer at an Atlanta-area dollar store
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Security inside stadium and out for Super Bowl in Atlanta

Legions of police and federal agents will be protecting Super Bowl fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium hosting Super Bowl 53
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Wintry mix creates slippery roadways in northern Illinois

Rain changing to icy snow has caused slippery road conditions in northern Illinois
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Buzzer-beating layup lifts N. Illinois past No. 14 Buffalo

Noah McCarty banked in a game-winning basket with 2 seconds to play, and Northern Illinois upset No. 14 Buffalo 77-75
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Georgia agency awards $79M in contracts for road projects

Georgia Department of Transportation spending $79M to resurface highway, build and repair bridges, improve highway intersections
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Northern Illinois hires former star RB Hammock as coach

Northern Illinois has hired former star running back Thomas Hammock as its head coach
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Officers rescue fisherman who fell through ice in NE Indiana

Authorities say a fisherman who fell through the ice is OK after being rescued from neck-deep water in a pond in northeastern Indiana
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Central Michigan downs Northern Illinois 78-69

Shawn Roundtree hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points, David DiLeo added 18 points with five 3s, and Central Michigan pulled away late to beat Northern Illin
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Georgia teacher accused of punching, slamming student

A Georgia teacher is accused of punching a middle-school student in the face and slamming him onto a cafeteria table during lunch
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German scores 27, NIU uses big 2nd half to rally past Akron

Eugene German had 27 points, seven rebounds and five 3-pointers and Northern Illinois used a big second half to rally past Akron 73-56
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Video shows Waffle House workers put food on unconscious man

A video shows two Waffle House employees putting salt, a slice of cheese and ketchup on an unconscious man's head and now the company says the workers at the At
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Alleged Georgia gang member who was wanted by FBI arrested

A alleged Georgia gang member who had been considered armed and dangerous by the FBI has been arrested
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Possible Georgia gang member who was wanted by FBI arrested

A possible Georgia gang member who had been considered armed and dangerous by the FBI has been arrested
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FBI offers $5K for info on 'dangerous' Georgia gang member

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a Georgia gang member it says is armed and dangerous
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Off-duty officer guarding liquor store shoots, kills gunman

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a policeman working off-duty as a liquor store guard shot and killed a gunman who had ordered workers and customers ont
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2 die in Christmas house fire in Georgia

Two people have died in a Christmas fire in the Atlanta area
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