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2 years after fatal W.Va. mine explosion, safety laws still not implemented

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two years after an explosion tore apart the Sago Mine and killed 12 men, prompting Congress to pass legislation strengthening mine safety standards, many of those standards have yet to be implemented.

January 16, 2008 | By TIM HUBER Associated Press Writer | National


NASA releases information on unprecedented survey of pilots, including hundreds of close calls

NASA grudgingly released some results Monday from an $11.3 million federal air safety study it previously withheld from the public over concerns it would upset travelers and hurt airline profits. The data reflects hundreds of cases where pilots flew too close to other planes, plunged from altitude or landed at airports without clearance.

January 16, 2008 | By RITA BEAMISH Associated Press Writer | National


AP Exclusive: Military’s use of unmanned drones soars in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The military's reliance on unmanned aircraft that can watch, hunt and sometimes kill insurgents has soared to more than 500,000 hours in the air, largely in Iraq, The Associated Press has learned.

January 16, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | National


A ramshackle oil town is potential flashpoint in Sudan’s north-south peace

ABYEI, Sudan - This ramshackle town of mud huts and dirt roads is swarming with returning African refugees, Arab militiamen and rival troops from north and south Sudan - all eyeing each other in fear of a spark that could detonate the volatile mix.

January 16, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | World


Israeli defense minister: West Bank roadblocks to remain in place despite objections

JERUSALEM - Israel's network of roadblocks will remain in place across the West Bank, the defense minister said Tuesday, sparking an outcry from Palestinians who say they cannot rebuild their economy until people and goods move freely.

January 16, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE | World


Pakistan election to be delayed by 1 month following Bhutto killing, official says

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan elections will be delayed by one month following the turmoil sparked by Benazir Bhutto's assassination, despite opposition threats of street protests unless the crucial vote is held Jan. 8 as originally planned, a top official said Tuesday.

January 16, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - January 1

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.

January 16, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


FBI makes new plea for public’s help in IDing 1971 skyjacker Dan Cooper

PORTLAND, Ore. - The FBI is making a new stab at identifying mysterious skyjacker Dan Cooper, who bailed out of an airliner in 1971 and vanished, releasing new details that it hopes will jog someone's memory.

January 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


AP Exclusive: US gave Bhutto ’steady stream’ of threat info, security advice before killing

WASHINGTON - The United States provided a steady stream of intelligence to Benazir Bhutto about threats against her before the former Pakistani prime minister was assassinated and advised her aides on how to boost security, although key suggestions appear to have gone unheeded, U.S. officials said Monday.

January 16, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | National


Revelers gather for New Year's blowouts from Times Square to the Vegas Strip

NEW YORK - Not even a fractured foot could keep Ryan Visto from joining more than a million revelers in Times Square to watch the symbolic sphere make its 100th descent into the new year.

January 16, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


Four Atlanta sisters co-author, publish cookbook

NEW YORK - Getting a book published isn't the rarefied literary feat it once was.

January 16, 2008 | By CANDICE CHOI Associated Press Writer | National


Pursuit suspect survives 200-foot jump off Southern California bridge; plunge kills police dog

CORONADO, Calif. - A man being chased by authorities grabbed a police dog and leaped off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, taking the animal with him into the frigid ocean water 200 feet below.

January 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Shot possibly fired in celebration of new year kills woman, girl at party in Denver

DENVER - A single bullet that may have been fired in celebration of the new year ripped through the wall of a house shortly after midnight Tuesday, killing an 11-year-old girl and a woman attending a party inside, investigators said.

January 16, 2008 | By GEORGE MERRITT Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/1

DEAR DR. GOTT: Please indicate what a good physical exam should consist of and what tests and procedures should be ordered.

January 16, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Sidewalk campers spend night waiting for Rose Parade spectacle

PASADENA, Calif. - Spectators swarmed to the Rose Parade route Tuesday morning, joining thousands of people who had spent New Year's Eve partying along the streets or just camped curbside to stake out their viewing spots.

January 16, 2008 | By SOLVEJ SCHOU Associated Press Writer | National


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Olliff, Rushing lead BA to win

DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy's Lanier Olliff and Will Rushing combined for just 16 carries, but the duo amassed 216 yards and five touchdowns as they led the Gators to a dominating 42-16 victory over Trinity Christian School in GISA Region 2-AAA action at Cleve Warnock Stadium Friday night.

October 25, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360




Rookie reliever leads Royals to win

SAN FRANCISCO - Brandon Finnegan passed his biggest test yet.

October 24, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Ware rolls over SHS

Statesboro entered Friday night's game on a two-game winning streak, but the top-ranked Gators from Ware County brought it to a screeching halt.

October 24, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

October 24, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Panthers host Yellow Jackets in pivotal ACC game

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh can bring the jumbled ACC Coastal Division into slightly better focus on Saturday against Georgia Tech. Or the Yellow Jackets can snap a two-game losing streak and turn an already murky division race into something borderline unrecognizable.

October 24, 2014 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Bulloch County Schools won’t become ‘charter system’ now

For now, the Bulloch County Schools probably won't become a "charter system," in which every school becomes self-governing and sets its own student achievement goals.

October 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate.

October 24, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro man sentenced to 15 years for soliciting child pornography

A Statesboro man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for soliciting child pornography images over the Internet, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia announced Friday.

October 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


SEB, JHS play for top of sub-region

BROOKLET - It's safe to say that the rough start for Southeast Bulloch is all but forgotten.

October 24, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.

October 24, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR




Top-ranked Ware County visits Womack

The Statesboro Blue Devils are coming off a pair of wins that have given them a spark after an 0-5 start to the season.

October 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal travels to face Raiders

PORTAL - The road doesn't get any easier for the Portal Panthers tonight as they face their sixth consecutive opponent that will likely make the Class A state playoff field in November.

October 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA takes on region foe Trinity

Bulloch Academy will have to find a way to derail the 'Payne Train' tonight when they face Trinity Christian School in a key GISA Region 2-AAA matchup at Cleve Warnock Stadium in Dublin.

October 23, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


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