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Obama asks for fresh war powers, says Islamic State is 'going to lose'

WASHINGTON - Vowing that Islamic State forces are "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East. Yet he ruled out large-scale U.S. ground combat operations reminiscent of Iraq and Afghanistan.

February 11, 2015 | By DAVID ESPO and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Deal wants powers to take over failing schools

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal wants lawmakers to create a state-run district to take over failing schools, overseen by an appointed superintendent with broad new powers over those institutions.

February 11, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro woman charged with cruelty to children

A Statesboro woman has been arrested after four children in her apartment were found to be living in unacceptable conditions, and two of them had injuries, police said.

February 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia health officials identify 35 in measles exposure

ATLANTA - Georgia health officials say they have identified 35 people - most of them children - as susceptible to getting measles from the infant who was hospitalized in Atlanta for the disease.

February 11, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Associated Press


Police Report - 2-12-15; A woman told police her sister poured flammable liquid on her car.

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, 2015 | | Police Report


Were three slain for their religion or their parking space?

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Police are trying to determine whether hate played any role in the killing of three Muslims, a crime they said was sparked by a neighbor's long-simmering anger over parking and noise inside their condominium complex.

February 11, 2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press




New balls adding pop

JACKSON, Miss. - Tim Corbin sounded more like a philosopher than Vanderbilt's coach as he talked about the new flat-seam baseball designed to bring a little more scoring back to the college game.

February 10, 2015 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wins on tour get tougher

Five weeks into the new year, all five winners on the PGA Tour were among the top 50 in the world.

February 10, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Metter man’s death ruled homicide

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents have ruled the death of a Metter man as a homicide.

February 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Falcons' new coordinators meet with media

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' new offensive coordinator can't wait to get started with Matt Ryan.

February 10, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Outdoor Life: Plan a trip to Paradise Public Fishing Area this spring

Winter is going to be over soon and those of us who look forward to spring will be on the lookout for new fishing adventures. I've got an idea for a trip that you will not regret. Head out to Paradise Public Fishing Area located between Tifton and Nashville in South Georgia and you will be in for a treat. From Statesboro it's about 140 miles and there are plenty of places to stay in Tifton.

February 10, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net. | Sports


Evaluation ordered for Saints' Benson

NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson must undergo a psychiatric examination, a judge ruled Tuesday as Benson's spurned daughter and her children fought to have the 87-year-old billionaire declared incapable of handling his affairs.

February 10, 2015 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Sports


Mississippi, West Virginia toughest on school immunizations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With rampant diabetes and obesity, Mississippi and West Virginia have struggled with health crises. Yet when it comes to getting children vaccinated, these states don't mess around.

February 10, 2015 | BY JOHN RABY AND EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Local




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Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in rented car

FALL RIVER, Mass. - A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death.

March 03, 2015 | By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press | Sports


Hawks soar higher than Rockets in win

ATLANTA - Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Al Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to win their fifth straight game, 104-96 over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

March 03, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

WASHINGTON - Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached.

March 03, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO Associated Press | Associated Press


Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks; Obama disagrees

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily blunt rebuttal from President Barack Obama.

March 03, 2015 | By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | Associated Press


Civil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader

SELMA, Ala. - When the nation's first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he'll be standing on a structure that's at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.

March 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press | Associated Press


Documents: Georgia officials indecisive about execution

ATLANTA - Georgia prison officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to court documents.

March 03, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia Southern University to host Healthcare Symposium

Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health welcomes retired Army Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, FACHE, to campus as the featured speaker for the Healthcare Symposium on Wednesday from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro’s First Friday to feature grits and all else that’s green

First Friday will feature green foods, green drinks and green treats.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Farmers Market’s volunteer leader receives rare DAR award

Debra Chester was recently recognized by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution for her extensive volunteer work with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern hosts Sexual Assault and Spring Break Awareness Week

Georgia Southern University's Sexual Assault Response Team is hosting Sexual Assault & Spring Break Awareness Week on campus this week through Thursday. The week aims to unify individuals against sexual violence with two major events scheduled throughout the week as part of the campaign.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Concerns over drug prompt delay of Georgia woman's execution

JACKSON, Ga. - Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.

March 03, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press




Peterson just 1 of the players left in limbo by ruling

BOSTON - There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. The kind of player a team can build a pass rush around, if he were spending more time on the football field and less in the courts fighting domestic abuse charges.

March 02, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Franchise tag' time for NFL

NFL games have begun for 2015.

March 02, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Follow-up to Daytona falls flat

NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome.

March 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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