NEW YORK - At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the circumstances of each case are different, one thing remains constant: In only a handful of instances do grand juries issue an indictment, concluding that the officer should face criminal charges.
ATLANTA - After a stinging audit and a staffing overhaul, the state ethics commission looks to a new year that could bring even more significant changes.
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.
SANAA, Yemen - An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed Saturday during a U.S.-led rescue operation that President Barack Obama said he ordered because of "imminent danger" to the U.S. hostage.
Mrs. Dorothy Turner Alcott
Bulloch Academy hit 9 of 27 free throws through three quarters Friday night in their home opener against Deerfield-Windsor, But seniors Marvin Perkins and Smith Reeves canned 6 of 8 from the charity stripe with under a minute left in the game as the Gators upset the squad from Albany 48-45.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets dominated Pierce County at home Friday winning 82-52.
In a heated battle of county rivals, four quarters of action just wasn't enough.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For the second straight year Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles have had highly publicized off-field issues involving quarterback Jameis Winston overshadow their preparations for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
ATLANTA - Alabama is right where it always seems to be - playing for a title.
ATLANTA - Nick Markakis walked into the Turner Field home clubhouse on Friday and rattled off the names of Braves players he cheered for as a kid living near Atlanta.
FLOWERY BRANCH - An impressive win over Arizona's strong defense was a confidence-booster for running back Steven Jackson and the Falcons' offense.
WINDERMERE, Fla. - The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention.
LAS VEGAS - Two years ago, Kevin Harvick was evaluating his life. He and his wife, DeLana, had welcomed a son, their only child. They'd sold their race team and began to prioritize what really mattered to their growing family.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. The male graduate student who wore a mask to the old biology building Friday morning, prompting Georgia Southern University police to close that building and two connected ones in response to what they termed a "suspicious person" who presented a "credible threat," could still face the possibility of criminal charges. Because of a reporting error, a front-page article Saturday incorrectly said the student would not be charged. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.
From imprisonment to torture to beheadings, more Christians worldwide live in fear for their lives than at any time in the modern era.
In a move that caught industry experts by surprise, the president and CEO of Emory Healthcare announced Wednesday that he is leaving those jobs for the same positions with a Detroit-based health system.
No motorist wants to get stuck on the side of the road because he or she ran out of gas. A new product called Magic Tank might prevent that.
The best way to stay miserable is by avoiding change. If you want to see improvements in your life, then you need make changes in your life.
LAS VEGAS - When you're searching for the hottest gadgets on the floor of this year's consumer electronics show, be sure to look up. For the first time ever, there's an International CES section dedicated to drones. More than 20 companies are showing off dozens of different models.
PARIS - Two brothers are suddenly the most wanted men in France, suspected of the armed onslaught on a newspaper office that claimed a dozen lives and horrified most of the world.
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon is treating this week like any other this season. And while that's more comfortable in a way, it also feels a little odd.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston announced that he is going to the NFL on the same day the woman who accused him of sexual assault filed a lawsuit against the school's board of trustees.
ATHENS, Ga. - Brian Schottenheimer left the St. Louis Rams on Wednesday to take the role as Georgia's offensive coordinator.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A building that once housed the College Football Hall of Fame is back on the market after a purchase agreement between the city of South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College expired.
Ms. Betty Jean Daley
If ever you find yourself on Pawleys Island along the coast of South Carolina, you might drive past a little street known as Dagullah Way.
Bulloch County Schools will operate on its normal schedule for all campuses, the system said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.
The new Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza located at 582 Brannen St., at the corner of Brannen Street and Gentilly Road, will celebrate its grand opening today through Saturday.
The partial skeleton discovered last week in Jenkins County was that of a missing person from Statesboro, Victor Sweet, the Statesboro Police Department confirmed Wednesday morning.