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Jury seated in Ohio in aggravated murder of woman accused of putting baby in microwave

DAYTON, Ohio - A woman accused of killing her month-old daughter by burning her in a microwave confessed to the crime, saying the baby ''fit right in'' the oven, a prosecutor said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JAMES HANNAH Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - January 31

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

February 15, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hundreds brave Utah cold to view body of Mormon president as church begins 3 days of mourning

SALT LAKE CITY - A few hundred people waited in freezing temperatures Thursday to view the body of Gordon B. Hinckley as the Mormon church began three days of public mourning for its president.

February 15, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | National


Edwards bows out as complex candidate of seeming contradictions, compelling personal drama

WASHINGTON - John Edwards bowed out of his second presidential bid saying he hoped the ''two Americas'' he speaks of so often, one for the haves and the other for the have-nots, could finally be united under a Democratic president.

February 14, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


President Carter convenes moderate Baptist meeting as counterweight to Southern Baptists

Weary of Southern Baptists' dominance in American Protestantism, a new push is starting by other Baptist groups aimed at working on social justice issues, and showing their religious tradition is broader than the conservative SBC. Former President Jimmy Carter is leading the effort.

February 14, 2008 | By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer | National


3 Clemson students charged with misdemeanors after freshman’s alcohol-related death

WALHALLA, S.C. - Three fraternity members at Clemson University were charged with alcohol-related misdemeanors after a freshman died of alcohol poisoning during an off-campus party, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

February 14, 2008 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: Lawrence helping Metter grow

Just a sophomore, Metter's Dillian Lawrence is setting an example for the rest of the Tiger basketball team.

February 14, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


USDA to investigate possible abuses at California slaughterhouse

WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department said Wednesday it would investigate whether sick dairy cows were mistreated at a California slaughterhouse in violation of state and federal laws designed to ensure food safety and prevent animal cruelty.

February 14, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Federal court says Interior unreasonably delayed Indian trust accounting

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the Interior Department has ''unreasonably delayed'' its accounting for billions of dollars owed to Indian landholders.

February 14, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed cuts interest rates bold half-point to boost ailing economy; Wall Street still wary

WASHINGTON - Emphatic as it was, the Fed's interest rate cut was no quick cure-all for the economy.

February 14, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Astronauts take risky spacewalk to fix space station’s crippled power system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The space station's two American astronauts went out on a riskier-than-usual spacewalk Wednesday and fixed one of two equipment failures that crippled their power system and threatened to stall construction at the orbiting outpost.

February 14, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


Vermont town’s anti-Bush petition elicits vitriol after making the rounds on the Internet

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - A town petition making President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney subject to arrest for crimes against the Constitution has triggered a barrage of criticism from people who say residents are ''wackjobs'' and ''nuts.''

February 14, 2008 | By JOHN CURRAN Associated Press Writer | National


Texas governor issues disaster proclamation amid wildfires

AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry issued a disaster proclamation for more than half the counties in Texas on Wednesday because of wildfires that have already destroyed at least two dozen buildings and could do more damage later this week.

February 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Soldiers’ brain injuries might be overstated, military docs say, citing post-traumatic stress

The role of traumatic brain injury - blamed for symptoms plaguing thousands of soldiers returning from Iraq - might be overstated, contends a provocative military study that offers hope for successful treatment.

February 14, 2008 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


Bridge 1/31

Civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. said, "Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed."

February 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Royals even series with 7-2 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

October 22, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Statesboro High 2014 Hall of Fame

The Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame is proud to announce the upcoming addition of six new members.

October 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement

ATHENS - Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.

October 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


NFL Weekend Picks: Broncos have bad Chargers memory

The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.

October 22, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

As the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets entered the 2014 season, they knew that they would need a spark. The entire offensive backfield from last season had graduated, leaving SEB to rely heavily on youth and inexperience.

October 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


ACC cherishes exposure of Thursday Night Lights

Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.

October 22, 2014 | BY HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC teams not done knocking each other off

All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.

October 22, 2014 | BY JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal pledged an exhaustive review of the state's system for funding schools this week, 13 days before voters go to the polls.

October 22, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Georgia launches Hunters Helping Farmers program

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 22, 2014 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Scare on the Square set for Saturday

It's time to get your annual Scare on the Square.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario - A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.

October 22, 2014 | By JEREMY HAINSWORTH and ROB GILLIES Associated Press | World


'Obamacare' navigators aided consumers in need, report shows

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

October 22, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


3 family friendly frightening films

With Halloween just around the corner, here are three films that will give viewers a fright without gratuitous violence.

October 22, 2014 | By DYLAN CANNON Deseret News National | Hot topics


North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to a very emotional homecoming Wednesday amid tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

October 22, 2014 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Nation


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