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Woman dead, man wounded in shooting

UNION CITY, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they found a woman dead and a man wounded after a double shooting in a wooded area southwest of Atlanta.

Union City police tell WSB-TV that a Fulton County Public Works employee discovered the woman dead from gunshot wounds on Friday morning.

The employee also discovered the man lying in the road with gunshot wounds near Highway 92 and McLure Road. He was taken to a hospital.

Few other details were immediately available late Friday morning.

The area is about 20 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.

Information from: WSB-TV.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Police: Fugitive captured after fleeing hospital

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a fugitive who escaped from custody at Memorial University Medical Center has been captured.

The Savannah Morning News reports that 32-year-old Wesley Mark Miller was arrested Thursday in Long County. Various law enforcement agencies, including U.S. Marshals, were involved in the arrest.

Miller was on supervised release on July 13 when authorities say he fled during a traffic stop, leading deputies on a pursuit that ended in a crash. Authorities say Miller suffered injuries in the crash and was taken to the hospital, where he escaped.

Authorities say he has been transported to Liberty County for court proceedings. It was not immediately known whether he has an attorney.

Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Fulton County imposes temporary travel, training ban 

ATLANTA (AP) — The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution imposing a temporary moratorium on some employee travel and training expenses and calling for a review of county policies.

Commissioner Robb Pitts introduced the measure, which the board approved this week. It does not apply to employee travel required in the performance of job duties or training to maintain a required certification or a license.

The ban applies to Fulton County employees, appointed members of boards and commissions, officers and elected officials.

In a statement Friday, Pitts cited the county's current financial challenges and said recent reports have revealed that traveling and training expenses have either increased or remained the same despite steps designed to reduce costs.

The moratorium will remain until a review is completed and recommendations are made.

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