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FBI investigating whether parachute found by children in Northwest was hijacker D.B. Cooper’s

SEATTLE - The FBI is analyzing a torn, tangled parachute found buried by children in southwest Washington to determine whether it might have been used by famed plane hijacker D.B. Cooper, the agency said Tuesday.

April 09, 2008 | By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - March 26

(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.)

April 09, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Iraqi forces clash with militias in southern oil hub

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces clashed with Shiite militiamen Tuesday in the southern oil port of Basra and rockets rained down on the U.S.-protected Green Zone in Baghdad as followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr expanded a nationwide backlash against government crackdowns.

April 09, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US: Navy-contracted ship fires warning shots at boats in Suez Canal; Egyptians say 1 dead

CAIRO, Egypt - An American cargo ship under contract to the U.S. Navy fired warning shots at a small Egyptian boat while passing through the Suez Canal, the U.S. military said Tuesday. Egyptian authorities said at least one man was killed, but the U.S. said an investigation was under way and it had no reports of casualties.

April 09, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German prosecutors charge far-right party leader with incitement over World Cup pamphlets

BERLIN - Prosecutors accused the head of Germany's top far-right party Tuesday of publishing a pamphlet before the 2006 World Cup that questioned whether nonwhite players should be on the national soccer team.

April 09, 2008 | German prosecutors charge far-right party leader with incitement over World Cup pamphlets Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Afghan aid money spent on high salaries, living costs

KABUL, Afghanistan - Too much money meant for Afghanistan aid is wasted, with a vast amount spent on foreign workers' high salaries, security and living arrangements, according to a report from humanitarian groups published Tuesday.

April 09, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Engineering society accused of cover-ups in investigations of Katrina, World Trade Center

NEW ORLEANS - The professional organization for engineers who build the nation's roads, dams and bridges has been accused by fellow engineers of covering up catastrophic design flaws while investigating national disasters.

April 09, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Officials awaiting identification of remains of 3 bodies found in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Authorities are awaiting identification of the remains of three bodies in Iraq, a U.S. law enforcement official said Tuesday, a day after the remains of two kidnapped contractors were identified.

April 09, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Supreme Court backs Texas in dispute with president over Mexican death row prisoner

WASHINGTON - President Bush overstepped his authority when he ordered a Texas court to reopen the case of a Mexican on death row for rape and murder, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.

April 09, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Clinton campaign says she ’misspoke’ in account of Bosnia trip

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign said she ''misspoke'' last week when saying she had landed under sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia as first lady in March 1996. She later characterized the episode as a ''misstatement'' and a ''minor blip.''

April 09, 2008 | By ANN SANNER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain says US succeeding in Iraq as American death toll hits 4,000

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Fresh off his eighth Iraq visit, Sen. John McCain declared Monday that ''we are succeeding'' and said he wouldn't change course - even as the U.S. death toll rose to 4,000 and the war entered its sixth year.

April 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Trustees project serious financial challenges for Social Security and Medicare

WASHINGTON - Trustees for the government's two biggest benefit programs warned Tuesday that Social Security and Medicare are facing ''enormous challenges'' with the threat to Medicare's solvency far more severe.

April 09, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Police believe body in burned van was Iowa man whose wife, 4 kids were found slain

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Investigators are focusing on a former bank executive who had been charged with embezzlement as they seek answers in the killings of his wife and four children, whose bodies were found in their home.

April 09, 2008 | By NAFEESA SYEED Associated Press Writer | National


Freight car hits Boston-area commuter train, injuring dozens during rush hour

CANTON, Mass. - A train car loaded with lumber rolled from a side track onto a main line and hit a stationary commuter train during rush hour Tuesday afternoon, sending dozens of people to hospitals, authorities said.

April 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Crane accident at Miami condo construction site kills 2 workers, hurts 5

MIAMI - A section of construction crane plummeted 30 floors at the site of a high-rise condominium Tuesday, killing two workers and smashing into a home that the contractor used for storage, police said.

April 09, 2008 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press Writer | National


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Bulloch Academy on to state title game

MACON, Ga. - Senior Pate Lomax muscled in a game-high 23 points to lead Bulloch Academy past Westwood 57-44 in the semifinals of the GISA Class AAA girls' basketball tournament Thursday at Hawkins Arena on the campus of Mercer University.

March 06, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Payne pays visit to Forest Heights

Golfers from around the area converged on Forest Heights Country Club Thursday afternoon for a fundraiser that netted a donation of $31,750 to the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch.

March 06, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


March 6 - Mrs. Sharon Elizabeth Stubbs Adams, age 68, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at her home afte

Mrs. Sharon Elizabeth Stubbs Adams

March 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dealing with the enemies of Israel

It has taken me three days to sit in front of my computer and start this article. The difficulty began when I sat down at my desk and glanced over at my open Bible. I don't even remember turning to Isaiah, but what was really disturbing was that I was staring at chapter 34 and I began to read, "Draw near, O nations, to hear, and listen, O peoples! For the Lord is angry with His enemies, furious, and has doomed them ... the mountains will flow with their blood. For the Lord has a day of vengeance on behalf ...

March 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

POLK CITY, Fla. - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

March 05, 2015 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 hurt

NEW YORK - A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay.

March 05, 2015 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press


Prosecutor to seek charge against police chief who shot wife

ATLANTA - A prosecutor said Thursday that he would seek a misdemeanor charge - but no felony - against a suburban Atlanta police chief who reported accidentally shooting his sleeping wife on New Year's Day.

March 05, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press




Gators charge into semis

With just two games left before a state champion is crowned it's safe to say that the cream has risen to the top.

March 04, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Procecutors can't bring up Florida shooting

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to introduce evidence about the shooting of a Hernandez friend in Florida a few months before the killing, a judge ruled Wednesday.

March 04, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Richt promises open QB competition

ATHENS - Brice Ramsey's edge in Georgia's quarterback competition this spring may not be as big as some believed.

March 04, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | UGA


Manning to return in 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.

March 04, 2015 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vikings pay visit to Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.

March 04, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

WASHINGTON - Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

March 04, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Valdosta State, Ogeechee Tech sign articulation agreements

Ogeechee Technical College signed articulation agreements with Valdosta State University on Wednesday, simplifying student transition between the two institutions of higher education.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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