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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

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ATLANTA (AP) - A child aid group says Georgia is among 21 states failing to meet standards for protecting kids during natural disasters. Save the Children on Tuesday released its 2014 National Report Card on protecting Children in Disasters.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Emergency crews in Hall County are investigating a possible drowning in Lake Lanier after a woman was seen jumping from a boat. The Times of Gainesville reports that fire crews responded to the call Monday night on the south end of the lake, in the Big Creek Park area near Holiday Marina.

WINDER, Ga. (AP) - Powerful lightning and high winds from storms over Barrow County kept firefighters and emergency crews busy all night. Lighting also sparked house fires in Macon. In Barrow County, Lt. Scott Dakin of Barrow County Emergency Services tells WSB-TV that damage in downtown Winder looks like a scene after a tornado or hurricane.

ATLANTA (AP) - Police at the Georgia Institute of Technology are investigating a pair of robberies, telling students in a crime alert that one suspect is described as 12 to 13 years old. Georgia Tech police say a student reported that a white minivan pulled up to him as he walked Wednesday night.

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