PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lawmakers from California to Kentucky are trying to save money with a drastic and potentially dangerous budget-cutting proposal: releasing tens of thousands of convicts from prison, including drug addicts, thieves and even violent criminals.
SAVANNAH - This past weekend, the Cheer South All-Stars Senior Level 4 were awarded the prestigious title of National Cheer Star Grand Champions. The squad scored in first place in their division and also received the highest score given to any team competing, including level 5 squads.
Georgia Southern University continues its road stretch in Southern Conference play, traveling to Elon this weekend for a three-game series.
After a lengthy investigation during which Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents made a number of undercover drug buys, a Bulloch County man is behind bars without bond.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I read with interest a letter from a reader who had trouble swallowing. I too had trouble swallowing pills and received many suggestions. My general-practice physician told me to gargle with salt water. This didn't help, so I consulted an ear-nose-and-throat specialist. He looked down my throat and knew right away I had cancer on my epiglottis (the "lid" that closes the windpipe during swallowing to prevent inhalation of food). He confirmed his visual observation with a biopsy.
BROCKWAY, Pa. - A fire engulfed a house in rural Pennsylvania early Thursday, state police said, killing as many as 10 people and forcing one of the survivors to jump naked from the second floor.
ATLANTA - About 1 in 50 infants in the U.S. are victims of nonfatal child neglect or abuse, according to the first national study of the problem in that age group.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, April 3, 2008
If you were a military officer, would you rather walk around in a tie with a chestful of medals, or relax in more comfortable fatigues? The dress uniform says more about who you are. But medals and ribbons can weigh you down, and even in the Pentagon a lot of people walk around in cammo.
NEW YORK - During his first papal trip to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI will visit a synagogue led by a rabbi who survived the Holocaust, the nation's bishops said Thursday.
DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with "Gary" for four years. His late wife was his first and only relationship. When he moved in with me, he brought so many boxes they filled my entire basement. I want it cleared out because I don't feel I should have to store his past.
MERCED, Calif. - The end came in a blink outside the Merced County courthouse.
Cartoonist and humorist James Thurber said, "It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Human remains found in a crude grave have been identified as those of a Salvadoran immigrant missing since her husband killed their four children and himself more than a year ago, authorities said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - More and more middle- and high-school students understand the basics of writing, but there's been no increase in the ranks of top-performing teenage writers.
Man of the Decade