Georgia News Roundup
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Alabama man shot, killed in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities say an Alabama man is dead after a shooting in Columbus.

The Muscogee County coroner's office says 26-year-old Arthur J. Holt Jr. of Phenix City was killed early Sunday.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports the shooting happened in a parking garage.

No arrests have been made, but a second man tells police a gunman shot at him also. That witness wasn't hurt.

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson says police are trying to determine if the killing was linked to an earlier an altercation outside a restaurant.

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Plane slides off taxiway at Detroit Metro airport

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A Delta jet headed to Atlanta has slid off a taxiway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. No one was hurt.

Delta Air Lines spokesman Morgan Durrant (duh-RANT') says the plane "may have hit some black ice," before sliding from the taxiway on to a grassy area around 6:40 a.m. Monday.

Durrant says all 180 passengers safely got off the plane and have been re-booked on a flight scheduled to take off later in the day.

The passengers have been taken back to the terminal by bus.

Durrant says Delta technicians are working to move and inspect the aircraft.

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Man walking on highway struck, killed by van

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Forsyth County man has died after he was struck by a van while walking on a highway north of Atlanta.

The Forsyth News reports that the collision happened around 7:30 a.m. Saturday on Highway 20 near the Forsyth-Cherokee county line.

Forsyth County sheriff's officials say 61-year-old Johnie Baker stepped into the path of a Ford E-250 van. Sheriff's spokesman Doug Rainwater said Baker was trying to cross the road.

Authorities say the driver of the van stopped to give aid, but Baker was pronounced dead at the scene.

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