NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) - Detectives outside Atlanta are investigating an alleged rape case involving a 16-year-old girl and an Uber driver. Gwinnett County police spokeswoman Michele Pihera says the incident occurred early Monday in Gwinnett County. Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in unincorporated Tucker where they found an intoxicated 16-year-old girl, who said she was sexually assaulted by the Uber driver.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - A Georgia man was killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 20 in Alabama's Talladega County. Al.com reports 36-year-old Jordan Michael Toddings, of Warner Robbins, was traveling west on Interstate 20 when the 2000 Ford Ranger pickup he was driving left the roadway, struck an embankment, collided with a guardrail and overturned multiple times. Alabama state troopers say Toddings died at the scene Tuesday.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A university president who faced intense criticism from students, faculty and alumni for his response to cheerleaders who knelt during the national anthem will resign early next year, Georgia education officials announced Thursday. Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens will step down from the public institution northwest of Atlanta effective Feb. 15, the state's board of regents said.
ATLANTA (AP) - A recount in the Atlanta mayoral election runoff hasn't altered results significantly. Election officials in two counties that include parts of Atlanta on Thursday recounted the ballots cast on Dec. 5. The result: Keisha Lance Bottoms still narrowly leads Mary Norwood, who asked for the recount after Bottoms was declared the winner by a margin of less than 1 percent. Norwood said she's still concerned about irregularities and will talk with her lawyers to decide her next step.
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