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Officials: Plane crew saw ice before crash

BUFFALO, New York - The crew of the commuter plane that crashed into a suburban Buffalo, New York, house, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground, noticed significant ice buildup on the wings and windshield just before the aircraft began pitching and rolling violently, investigators said Friday.

Officials stopped short of saying the ice buildup caused Thursday night's crash and stressed that nothing has been ruled out. But ice on the wings can interfere catastrophically with an aircraft's handling and has been blamed for a number of major air disasters over the years.

February 14, 2009 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | World


Ga. readies for $5.9B federal stimulus

ATLANTA - Georgia is expected to get $5.9 billion for transportation, health care and other programs from the massive economic stimulus package headed for President Barack Obama's desk.

The $787 billion economic stimulus package passed by Congress Friday night includes a $1.7 billion infusion for Medicaid, $1.2 billion for education and another $1 billion to build and repair highways and bridges in Georgia, according to the Federal Funds Information for States.

February 14, 2009 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | World


Democrats muscle huge stimulus through Congress

WASHINGTON - In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democrats muscled a huge, $787 billion stimulus bill through Congress late Friday night in hopes of combating the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous.

February 14, 2009 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | World


The Eagles Nest: Navarro's surprise season has Lady Eagles soaring; Aron Price rocks the PGA tour

A special baseball preview edition of 'The Eagles Nest' will be available next Wednesday, and we will return to our regular Friday posting the following week.

February 13, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Valentine's Dance, The Phil & ?? Show: Jake replacement auditions

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, February 13, 2008

February 13, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Reports indicate GSU QB Henton has left team

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February 13, 2009 | | Sports


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Magellan string quartet; 300 Miles Band's Studio Performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, February 12, 2008

February 12, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


New jobless claims drop slightly to 623K

WASHINGTON - Nearly 5 million Americans continued to draw jobless benefits late last month, and new requests again exceeded 600,000 as companies lay off scores of workers amid a deepening recession.

In slightly better economic news, retail sales rose unexpectedly in January, reversing six months of decline and following a dismal holiday season. But analysts said the jump was unlikely to last, partly because of the weak job market.

February 12, 2009 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press Writer | World


When toddlers point a lot, more words will follow

WASHINGTON - Don't just talk to your toddler - gesture, too. Pointing, waving bye-bye and other natural gestures seem to boost a budding vocabulary.

Scientists found those tots who could convey more meaning with gestures at age 14 months went on to have a richer vocabulary as they prepared to start kindergarten. And intriguingly, whether a family is poor or middle class plays a role, the researchers report Friday.

February 12, 2009 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press Writer | World


Prep Sports Blitz: Portal powers into postseason

February 12, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Georgia Teacher of the Year finalist; Kappa Delta candlelight vigil

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, February 11, 2008

February 12, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Subway, United Way team up for fundraiser event

On Friday, area residents can "Eat Fresh" and support United Way's Subway Challenge at each of the six restaurant locations in Statesboro and Brooklet.

February 11, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘Fun’ teacher may be tops in Georgia

Teaching her 11th grade U.S. history class at Southeast Bulloch High School on Tuesday, Tiffany Todd doesn't stand in one place for very long. She's always moving around the classroom, navigating between rows of desks as she keeps her students focused on the lesson with sing alongs and constant interaction.

February 11, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Police Report - February 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.)

February 11, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Peanut Co. owner refuses to testify to Congress

WASHINGTON - The owner of a peanut company refused to testify to Congress on Wednesday amid the disclosure that he urged his workers to ship bacteria-tainted products, pleading with employees to at least "turn the raw peanuts on the floor into money."

Stewart Parnell, owner of Peanut Corp. of America, repeatedly invoked his right not to incriminate himself after sitting before the House subcommittee holding a hearing on a national salmonella outbreak blamed on his company.

February 11, 2009 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE Associated Press Writers | World


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Natural disasters add stress to state budgets across US

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September 19, 2017 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BOB SALSBERG Associated Press | Local


Georgia Tech student killed by officer had called 911 before encounter

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Caribbean braces as Maria grows to Category 4 storm

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