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Colo. shooter’s family ’groping for answers,’ praying for victims as services begin

DENVER - The family of a young man who went on a deadly shooting rampage in two Colorado religious centers before killing himself said Wednesday that they are ''groping for answers'' and praying for the victims' families.

December 27, 2007 | By GEORGE MERRITT and ERIC GORSKI Associated Press Writers | National


Dear Abby 12/12

DEAR ABBY: I am a happily married mother of two - a girl, 9, and a boy, 7. My problem is my older sister is married to a pedophile. "Frank" went to jail after pleading guilty to sexual interference with a young girl. (It was not his first offense.) My sister and Frank have no children and live a five-hour drive away. They plan to visit us at Christmas, but not stay at our house.

December 26, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - December 12

(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.)

December 26, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Ohio attorney under treatment after admitting she made up kidnapping story; charges likely

TOLEDO, Ohio - An attorney and former city councilwoman was getting treatment after admitting she fabricated her tale of being kidnapped at gunpoint last week, her husband said Tuesday. Police said she probably will be charged with filing a false report.

December 26, 2007 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Autopsy shows Colorado church gunman killed himself

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The man who killed four people at a church and missionary training center shot himself in the head and died after being hit by shots from a church security officer, police said Tuesday.

December 26, 2007 | By JUDITH KOHLER Associated Press Writer | National


2 truck bombs kill at least 26 in Algerian capital; UN buildings heavily damaged

ALGIERS, Algeria - Truck bombs exploded minutes apart Tuesday in central Algiers, heavily damaging U.N. offices and partly ripping the facade off a government building. At least 26 people were killed, including U.N. workers, and scores were wounded, officials said.

December 26, 2007 | By HASSANE MEFTAHI Associated Press Writer | World


AP IMPACT: ’Arctic is screaming,’ say scientists seeing new data; worry over ’tipping point’

WASHINGTON (AP) - An already relentless melting of the Arctic greatly accelerated this summer, a warning sign that some scientists worry could mean global warming has passed an ominous tipping point. One even speculated that summer sea ice would be gone in five years.

December 26, 2007 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


Bridge 12/12

Novels that feature bridge deals are not everyone's glass of red wine. If you like the genre, though, you will enjoy Bill Townsend's "Bridge Out of School" (Vivisphere Publishing).

December 26, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Israeli military thrust into Gaza Strip upsets Palestinians on eve of renewed peace talks

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - Israeli tanks and bulldozers pushed into the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing five Islamic militants and trapping hundreds of people in their homes, while another extremist died from an airstrike elsewhere in the territory.

December 26, 2007 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK and AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writers | World


Ask Dr. Gott 12/12

DEAR DR. GOTT: My 54-year-old sister, who weighs more than 300 pounds, has constant sinus infections. She doesn't have any pets and lives alone in a 5-year-old house full of newspapers, plastic bags and other items she plans to recycle but never gets around to. Her entire house is cluttered several feet deep. I think her chronic sinus infections may be related to this accumulation. She gets upset when anyone offers to help with the recycling and rarely lets anyone take any of it. Could these living conditions be the cause of her sinus trouble? I love her dearly ...

December 26, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Petrino resigns as Falcon coach after 13 games, heads to Arkansas

ATLANTA - Bobby Petrino resigned as Atlanta Falcons coach on Tuesday, having lasted only 13 games with the NFL team. A person within the league told The Associated Press that Petrino quit to return to the college ranks at Arkansas.

December 26, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ex-wives of accused killer’s father say Baby Grace case familiar

HOUSTON - When Rita Grofer heard that Royce Clyde Zeigler II was accused of beating his 2-year-old stepdaughter to death because the toddler failed to say ''please,'' and ''yes, sir,'' her blood chilled.

December 26, 2007 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Wife of UK man accused of faking death in insurance scam appeals to ’duped’ sons

HARTLEPOOL, England - A woman accused of taking part in an insurance scam by falsely claiming her husband had died asked her sons to forgive her on Tuesday and to visit her in jail.

December 26, 2007 | By ROB HARRIS Associated Press Writer | World


Eagle Scout Troop #332 celebrates four new members

Statesboro's First United Methodist Church Troop #332 held an Eagle Scout Ceremony for John Manack, Taylor Burke, Taylor Morgan and Blake Thompson on Dec. 9. The ceremony was held in the church's sanctuary and was well attended.

December 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Teacher accused of sleeping with student says flight to Mexico was his idea; judge denies bail

OMAHA, Neb. - A former teacher accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student said Monday it was the boy's idea to flee to Mexico and that he told her he would kill her if she left him.

December 26, 2007 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | National


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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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