News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the "longest sentence" ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media. Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 23 by a federal judge in Augusta.
GREENVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is trying to determine how a 10-month-old baby died after she was found in the back seat of a car that a man was driving. Greenville Police pulled over 22-year-old Cameron Ramon Reese for speeding at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday. Police say Reese ran and when officers looked in the backseat they found Ayla Reese's body.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia police department has announced funeral plans for an officer who was killed Monday. The Savannah Morning News reports Savannah police will hold a funeral for Cpl. Luis Molina on Saturday. Chatham police say the 53-year-old and his wife, 28-year-old Akia Molina, were killed Monday by her 16-year-old brother, Michael Barber. Barber was arraigned as an adult Tuesday on two murder charges.
ATLANTA (AP) - About nine months after a panel recommended the immediate renaming of Confederate Avenue in Atlanta, city officials are planning a public hearing. Following last summer's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a woman was killed, an Atlanta resident began a name-change petition drive for the Atlanta road. Atlanta is among several cities _ including New Orleans, Baltimore, Dallas and Richmond, Virginia _ which have reviewed Confederate symbols in recent years.
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