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AP Top Georgia Headlines at 2:11 a.m. EDT

Georgia agency reports progress in state's rape kit backlog

New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

Georgia county gets no proposals for Confederate monument

Chinese manufacturer chooses Georgia for its first US plant

Judge rejects condemned inmate's argument for resentencing

Torres called up, and more top prospects could soon follow

The latter part of April is a good time to check in on some of baseball's top prospects.

The New York Yankees hope they have a good one in Gleyber Torres.

Torres made his anticipated debut for the Yankees on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, and although the 21-year-old infielder went hitless , his arrival drew plenty of attention. Torres' promotion occurred late enough that he isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2024 season. It made sense for his major league debut to come now, especially after he hit .347 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

A few other top prospects remain in the minors, but they're also worth keeping an eye on:

-Ronald Acuna, Braves. Acuna hit .432 in 44 spring training at-bats for Atlanta this year, and although he started slowly at Triple-A Gwinnett, a three-hit day Sunday lifted his average to .217.

-Nick Senzel, Reds. Cincinnati is a major league-worst 3-18 and already fired manager Bryan Price . In other words, the addition of a top prospect could certainly improve the mood around, but Senzel hasn't done much to force the issue. The 22-year-old third baseman is hitting .241 at Triple-A Louisville.

-Michael Kopech and Eloy Jimenez, White Sox. These two jewels of Chicago's system are certainly on the radar for White Sox fans. Kopech has a 2.40 ERA through three starts at Triple-A Charlotte. Jimenez is 0 for 10 in three games for Double-A Birmingham - but the outfielder hit .353 in 18 games at that level last year. He's been recovering from a pectoral strain.

-Willy Adames, Rays. Tampa Bay acquired Adames when it traded ace David Price in 2014. He hit well in spring training and is now batting .300 for Triple-A Durham. He spent last season at Triple-A as well, so he's built up plenty of experience at the top level of the minors.

Some more developments from around the majors:


Milwaukee has won six in a row - all against the last-place Reds and Marlins - to pull within percentage points of first-place St. Louis in the NL Central. The Brewers lost All-Star closer Corey Knebel to a hamstring injury earlier this month, but they nonetheless have the second-best bullpen ERA in the National League, behind NL West-leading Arizona.


Baltimore lost 87 games last season and allowed the second-most runs in the American League. Pitching is still an issue for the Orioles, but now they're also hitting a major league-worst .215. The result is a 6-16 record that already has Baltimore 11 games out of first place in the AL East.


Yes, that really happened: San Francisco's Brandon Belt kept hitting foul balls against Angels right-hander Jaime Barria before finally lining out to right field on the 21st pitch of the plate appearance Sunday.

The interminable at-bat occurred in the first inning. Belt faced Barria again in the third and singled on the eighth pitch of that plate appearance. Barria was lifted that inning after 77 pitches.

Honorable mention highlight: Bryce Harper's broken-bat home run for Washington on Monday night against the New York Mets.


The first no-hitter of the 2018 season went to Oakland left-hander Sean Manaea, who blanked Boston 3-0 on Saturday night. Manaea struck out 10 and walked two in what was also his first complete game in 58 big league starts.


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Missing brothers found: Pittsburgh police locate 2 boys who disappeared Friday

UPDATE, 10 a.m. April 22: The two brothers who went missing Friday have been found, police said. 

Police said Amier Windsor, 12, and Robert Windsor Jr., 11, have been located. Pittsburgh police thanked all involved for their assistance in finding the boys. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Pittsburgh police are seeking assistance in finding two brothers

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Police said Amier Windsor, 12, and Robert Windsor Jr., 11, went missing about 5 p.m. Friday.

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According to a news release, the two brothers are known to frequent the Brookline area. 

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to call police at 412-323-7800

Where is Travis Reinking? Search continues for Waffle House shooting suspect

A massive hunt to capture the man wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of four people at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, outside Nashville, continues.

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>> Waffle House shooting: 4 dead after nude gunman opens fire in Tennessee; victims identified

Travis Reinking, 29, is now on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted List, and law enforcement said he is armed, dangerous and hiding, WHBQ's Greg Coy reports

>> Who is Travis Reinking, the person of interest in the Waffle House shooting?

Police said Reinking returned to his apartment after opening fire at the Waffle House. Reinking, who reportedly was nude at the time of the shooting, put on pants and then ran into the woods, police said.

>> Waffle House 'hero' disarmed shooter, tossed rifle over counter

Neighbor Johnny Green said another neighbor noticed Reinking and called police. 

>> Who is James Shaw Jr., the man who disarmed the Waffle House shooter?

"My mom saw him," Green added. Coy asked, "What did she say about him?" "He just seemed weird," Green replied

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Police said they hope the rain and cooler temperatures will draw Reinking out of hiding. Police said Reinking's options are limited because the crime and social media attention have made him an international fugitive.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 3 Night" game were:


(zero, six, nine)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 4 Night" game were:


(seven, six, seven, four)

2-year-old pelted 9 times with paintball, mother says

A mother said her 2-year-old was pelted nine times with paintballs while they were outside their west Charlotte home.

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The 2-year-old had marks all over her body after someone shot paint at her.

Paintball wars have been gaining national traction since the beginning of the year.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it has received more than 150 calls since the beginning of the year involving complaints about paintball gun.

The mother, who didn’t want to be identified, said it was a traumatizing moment for her and her daughter.

"She was screaming so bad. She said, 'Mommy, help me. Mommy, help me,’” she said. “That killed me. When I saw her with paint all over her shirt and her pants, my heart dropped."

The mother said she found welts on her daughter’s chest, back, knees and legs.

The mother told Channel 9 that a group of men were shooting each other on her property earlier this past week.

“I heard one of them say that's their way to, instead of attacking themselves with guns, they're going to do it like that because that's how they get the anger out of them,” the mother said.

The mother said she's not against people using paintball guns to settle their differences, but it shouldn’t jeopardize anyone else's safety.

She filed a police report and days later, she said her car was hit twice with paintballs.

The police department investigated the incident and arrested 17-year-old Keon Jaquez Broughton, who is facing charges for causing a disturbance, assaulting a child and resisting an officer.

The number of complaints the police department has received involving paintball guns is growing.

Meanwhile, local paintball gun stores are seeing a rise in sales.

David Veldof, who owns a paintball gun store, believes some people are having a good time at the wrong place.

He's educating customers on smarter options, including regulated fields.

"Over the past three to four weeks, we've had a substantial increase in sales,” Veldof said. "And believe it or not, a lot of people have been going to these fields and staying off these streets."

The mother said her 2-year-old has been seeing a counselor to get over the fear of being outside she developed since the paintball incident.

The mother hopes a city ordinance is created to help curb the paintball incidents.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:


(thirteen, seventeen, twenty-seven, thirty-five, thirty-eight)

DeKalb County school bus driver 'sick out' expected to continue today

DeKalb County parents and administrators are preparing for the possibility that they'll have another shortage of bus drivers on Monday morning.

Joy Heard’s 3rd grade daughter, Camea, usually takes the bus to school but tomorrow her mom will drop her off, just like she did on Thursday and Friday of last week. 

"I already know what’s going on so its no point sitting and waiting for the bus," Heard said.

On Thursday, Camea and other DeKalb county students waited and waited at their bus stops.

"A lot of the children were left at the bus stop on Memorial Drive basically (the) bus never showed up so we had to get up and drop the kids off," she said.


Flood watch goes into effect 8 PM Sunday evening until Monday morning Student drop-offs could be delayed 60-90 minutes after DeKalb bus drivers call out 'Sick-out' delays bus rides for students in Georgia That’s because DeKalb County bus drivers had planned a three day "sick out." Monday marks the third day. Hundreds of drivers staged the massive absence to push for more pay and better retirement benefits.  "It made everybody late for work well especially me made me late for work," she said. As punishment, the school district fired at least 7 bus drivers.  Heard says she understands why the employees called out.  "They deserve more pay so if this is what they have to do to get their money this is what they have to do to get their money," she said.  When we reached out to DeKalb County schools to ask about Monday’s plan a spokesperson responded saying quote: Nothing new from last week. We will continue to have sub drivers on standby if needed. Our plan is continue to do our best to deliver our students safely to their schools in an efficient manner. Bus drivers in DeKalb County on average make about $19 an hour.   

Loyal dog stays with lost 3-year-old overnight, police say

A family’s loyal dog stayed with a lost 3-year-old girl until search crews found them Saturday, according to police.

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Max, a 17-year-old blue heeler that is deaf and partially blind, walked off with the girl Friday afternoon. He stayed with her through the cold, rainy night until they were located about 15 hours later, more than a mile from home, on a remote part of the family’s property, according to ABC News.

"The area around the house is quite mountainous and is very inhospitable terrain to go walking in, so she'd traveled quite a distance with her dog that was quite loyal to her," Ian Phipps, an area controller with the State Emergency Service, told ABC News

The girl’s grandmother, Leisa Marie Bennett, faintly heard the child’s voice. She first found Max, who led her to the girl, who had minor cuts and bruises.

“When I heard her yell 'Grammy' I knew it was her," she told ABC News. "I shot up the mountain, and when I got to the top, the dog came to me and led me straight to her. He never left her sight. She smelled of dog. She slept with the dog. It could have gone any of 100 ways, but she's here. She's alive. She's well and it's a great outcome for our family."

For his efforts, Max was named an honorary police dog.

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