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Police Report - January 22

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 05, 2008 | | Crime Report


British defense chief says stolen laptop with personal data could have been targeted

LONDON - British Defense Secretary Des Browne told lawmakers Monday he could not discount the possibility that a stolen laptop containing sensitive details on 600,000 prospective military recruits had been specifically targeted for theft.

February 05, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | World


Study discounts theory on why poor kids are more likely to be overweight

DES MOINES, Iowa - New research discounts a common theory on why poor children are more likely to be overweight than children from wealthier families.

February 05, 2008 | By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer | National


Illegal immigrants to be refused Michigan driver's licenses beginning Tuesday

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan will no longer let illegal immigrants get driver's licenses, a practice just seven other states continue to allow.

February 05, 2008 | By TIM MARTIN Associated Press Writer | National


How much responsibility does oil-gas industry have in Katrina disaster?

IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA - Service canals dug to tap oil and natural gas dart everywhere through the black mangrove shrubs, bird rushes and golden marsh. From the air, they look like a Pac-Man maze superimposed on an estuarine landscape 10 times the size of Grand Canyon National Park.

February 05, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | National


6, including clerk, accused of scamming station out of gas at a tenth of a penny a gallon

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A gas station clerk is accused of defrauding her boss out of nearly $50,000 by selling fuel to her family and friends for a tenth of a penny a gallon.

February 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


94-year-old Tennessee man abducted, beaten to death, hand hacked off; 3 arrested

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. - A 94-year-old man was found fatally beaten early Monday in a thicket of bushes, his left hand cut off, and three people were arrested in what might have been a botched robbery, authorities said.

February 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Despite working for feds as drug informant, Nigerian immigrant is facing deportation

BOSTON - More than two decades ago, Frank Enwonwu got caught smuggling five ounces of heroin into the United States from his homeland in Nigeria. He admitted his mistake and readily agreed to work as an informant, believing the U.S. had promised to keep him safe.

February 05, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Martin Luther King called 'champion of peace' in holiday service at Ebenezer Baptist Church

ATLANTA - More than 2,000 people crowded Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to peace and equality and note the importance of his legacy in this election year.

February 05, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


About 50 white separatists rally where 20,000 'Jena 6' supporters marched months earlier

JENA, La. - About 50 white separatists protested the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday in this tiny town, which was thrust into the spotlight months ago by 20,000 demonstrators who claimed prosecutors discriminated against blacks.

February 05, 2008 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | National


Obama says Bill Clinton's criticism untruthful: a look at past statements

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama challenged Bill Clinton's truthfulness Monday in a deepening feud with the husband of Obama's Democratic presidential rival.

February 05, 2008 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


New Zealand bids farewell to Mount Everest conqueror Hillary

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Sherpas laid prayer scarves on Sir Edmund Hillary's coffin as thousands across New Zealand bid farewell to the Mount Everest conqueror Tuesday. An honor guard held ice axes aloft as his casket was carried through their lines.

February 05, 2008 | By RAY LILLEY Associated Press Writer | World


Stocks plunge worldwide amid pessimism over US stimulus plan

LONDON - Stocks fell sharply worldwide Monday following declines on Wall Street last week amid investor pessimism over the U.S. government's stimulus plan to prevent a recession.

February 05, 2008 | By TOBY ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | World


NTSB investigators in Calif. car lots where colliding planes rained down debris, body parts

CORONA, Calif. - Authorities were trying Monday to learn why two small planes collided over a row of businesses, dropping a macabre shower of debris and body parts and killing someone inside an auto dealership when one of the aircraft punctured the roof.

February 05, 2008 | By GREG RISLING Associated Press Writer | National


New York attorney general investigating study-abroad programs at 15 colleges

NEW YORK - Study-abroad programs at 15 colleges and universities, including Harvard and Columbia, are being scrutinized by the New York attorney general's office to ensure that business deals are not cheating students, a top investigator said Monday.

February 05, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


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Statesboro's heart and soul

A 38-25 loss to Wayne County last week stung the Statesboro Blue Devils.

September 09, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Life: All my barbers

Over decades of time the guys (and gals) who have cut my hair changed based on where I was living at the time and how much attention to detail was required.

September 09, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng.

September 09, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Fury tryouts to be held at SEB

BROOKLET - The South Georgia Fury softball teams will hold tryouts on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Southeast Bulloch High School from 9 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.

September 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Sept. 9 - Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Norwood Blitch Jr., age 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, neigh

Mr. Thomas "Tommy" Norwood Blitch Jr.

September 09, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nats nip Braves

WASHINGTON - Doug Fister pitched seven shutout innings, leading the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series between the top teams in the NL East.

September 09, 2014 | By HARVEY VALENTINE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.

September 09, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press | Sports


Christie: Casinos, tracks can offer sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, a move likely to be challenged in court by sports leagues.

September 09, 2014 | By WAYNE PERRY Associated Press | Sports


Hester shows he's more than just a return man in win

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ravens cut Rice after video release

BALTIMORE - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

September 09, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


In The Pits: Hendrick, Penske, Harvick prep for Chase

A win in the season-opening Daytona 500 guaranteed Dale Earnhardt Jr. a spot in NASCAR's title race. It also allowed his Hendrick Motorsports team to live in the moment on the race track and not get hung up on results.

September 09, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Georgia ethics commission fires director

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 09, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Cilic clinches 1st major title

NEW YORK - Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion.

September 09, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


41st annual ‘A Day for Southern’ set for Tuesday

Georgia Southern University kicks off its 41st annual "A Day for Southern" community fundraising campaign Tuesday. The fundraising tradition began as a way for Georgia Southern supporters to contribute to the ongoing success of the university.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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