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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 | Associated Press


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 | Associated Press


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 | Associated Press


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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Pink Power Run next Saturday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation will hold the Pink Power Run next Saturday, March 28 at 8 a.m. The event will take place at the Recreation Activity Center Pavilion on Georgia Southern's campus and is the organization's fourth running of the 5K series.

March 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poll: Spend more, tax less, legalize pot

WASHINGTON - Americans want lower taxes and more government spending both at once, although their support for spending more tax dollars on health care has dropped dramatically. They're likelier than ever to not feel connected to any particular religion, but no less likely to believe in God. And for the first time, most want to legalize marijuana.

March 21, 2015 | By EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Convicted in girl's running death, grandma faces death

GADSDEN, Ala. - Jurors who convicted an Alabama woman in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter soon must decide whether to recommend she should die for the crime or spend the rest of her life in prison.

March 21, 2015 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


US veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

IOTO, Japan - Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II.

March 21, 2015 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press | Associated Press




Busch takes pole at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Kurt Busch's comeback from his season-opening suspension is gathering speed.

March 20, 2015 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Oklahoma State falls to Oregon, 79-73

OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.

March 20, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant likely to miss remainder of season

OKLAHOMA CITY - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

March 20, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


States to test ways to send food stamp recipients to work

WASHINGTON - New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance.

March 20, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press




Gomes, Johnson lift Atlanta Braves over Florida Marlins 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Falcons sign TE

Jacob Tamme found the bigger offensive role he was looking for in Atlanta, where the Falcons were seeking a veteran tight end a year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.

March 19, 2015 | ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bracket Busters eliminate top-seeded teams in tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.

March 19, 2015 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Poll: Public unaware health law in jeopardy

WASHINGTON - With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case.

March 19, 2015 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Famed Civil War submarine on display

The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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