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Police Report - April 8

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.

April 22, 2008 | | Crime Report


Authorities get little information from children taken from Texas polygamist compound

SAN ANGELO, Texas - Authorities struggled Monday to persuade children to give them any information about the goings-on inside a breakaway Mormon compound built by jailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs south of this West Texas city.

April 22, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Technical college chief visits OTC

Carl Swearingen, chair of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education for Georgia, visited Ogeechee Technical College recently to address college employees, as well as local OTC Board members. Following a luncheon in Swearingen's honor, a tour of the campus was conducted to allow Swearingen to see the various programs available at Ogeechee Tech. The chairman met with a number of college administrators and faculty members one-on-one to discuss first-hand the needs of the college, and the chairman's vision for the college and the system in general.

April 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


After questions about patriotism, Obama seeks to reassure voters that he loves America

BUTTE, Mont. - Barack Obama wants to make something clear: He loves America.

April 22, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS Associated Press Writer | National


McCain says Democratic rivals’ call for troop withdrawal from Iraq a ’failure of leadership’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Monday that calls from his Democratic rivals to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq stand as a ''failure of leadership'' as they are making promises they cannot keep.

April 22, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | National


Philly school program stopped weight gain in 2-year experiment; candy banned

NEW YORK - Five Philadelphia elementary schools replaced sodas with fruit juice. They scaled back snacks and banished candy. They handed out raffle tickets for wise food choices. They spent hours teaching kids, their parents and teachers about good nutrition.

April 22, 2008 | By STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writer | National


Bush sends Colombia free trade pact to Congress, putting deal on track for vote in 90 days

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday sent Congress a controversial free trade agreement with Colombia - a move that will force lawmakers to vote within 90 legislative days on the pact, which is heavily opposed by Democrats.

April 22, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Last run of Paris Olympic torch relay canceled following protests

PARIS - Organizers canceled the final leg of the Olympic run through Paris after chaotic protests Monday, snuffing out the torch and putting it aboard a bus in a humiliating concession to protesters decrying China's human rights record.

April 22, 2008 | By JEROME PUGMIRE and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Soldier’s widow says dispute over husband’s sperm resolved

ATLANTA - The widow of a Georgia-based soldier killed in Iraq said Monday her mother-in-law has agreed not to stand in the way of her efforts to be artificially inseminated with her husband's sperm so she can have his baby.

April 22, 2008 | By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer | National


Report: US no closer to goals in Iraq than it was a year ago

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The United States is no closer to achieving its goals in Iraq than it was a year ago but a quick military withdrawal could lead to massive chaos and even genocide, according to a report released Sunday by a U.S. think tank.

April 21, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Missouri exhibit proves today’s celebs can look to past idols for hints about fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Long before Andy Warhol predicted that everyone will be famous for 15 minutes, Sojourner Truth played a bit part in controlling her image and launching the current appetite for photos of celebrities.

April 21, 2008 | By MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER Associated Press Writer | National


For Richardson, tax cut loss is bitter after statewide campaign

ATLANTA - House Speaker Glenn Richardson aimed big when he began his one-man campaign to bring tax reform to Georgia: erase the state's property tax.

April 21, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


2 men shared heart, wife, manner of death

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Terry Cottle and Sonny Graham never met, but the two men shared two very important things - a heart and a wife.

April 21, 2008 | | National


Atlanta Ballet unveils production with Big Boi

ATLANTA - For the past few months, dancers in the Atlanta Ballet have been pimping out the pirouette, breaking down the battement and remixing the ronde de jambe.

April 21, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


Protesters scuffle with police during chaotic Olympic torch relay in London

LONDON - Police repeatedly scuffled with protesters as Olympians and dignitaries carried the Olympic torch during a chaotic relay through snowy London on Sunday.

April 21, 2008 | By BRYAN MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Braves no match for Mets

NEW YORK - Catcher Kevin Plawecki made an impressive big league debut, contributing with his bat and glove as the banged-up New York Mets won their ninth straight game by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 Tuesday night.

April 21, 2015 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


NFL releases 2015 schedule

NEW YORK - Among the Patriots' rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener.

April 21, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hawks' Budenholzer named Coach of the Year

ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer was right where he didn't want to be: the center of attention.

April 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

HOUSTON - A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.

April 21, 2015 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Local


Little girl, big heart

Four-year-old Miraya Raval emptied her piggy bank to help others in need when she presented a check for $500 Tuesday to Mr. Joe Bill Brannon of the Statesboro Food Bank.

April 21, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jackets sweep region for 2nd straight year

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch High boys and girls track teams continued their region dominance Tuesday afternoon, sweeping the Region 1-AAA championship in front of a home crowd at Fred Shaver Field.

April 21, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Life: Warm weather puts spring chores on the agenda

Sadly this is a recurring theme. You know what I'm talking about. Spring arrives, unwanted and unsightly vegetation grows and it's time to break out the grass-cutting devices. I have previously detailed some of my travails in this realm and I supposed it's time for an update so here it is - the weeds on my road are knee-high and steadily growing at a prolific rate due to recent rains. This means that my trusty weed-eater and I are once again on the prowl. I must say that my relationship with this implement has been a particularly close ...

April 21, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports




Survivor of fatal accident in stable condition

A man who survived a single-vehicle crash Friday that killed a passenger in his vehicle is listed in serious but stable condition, according to a Georgia State Patrol report.

April 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Pitts family setting the pace

Before the start of the Region 1-AAA track and field championship Monday afternoon at Southeast Bulloch High School, assistant coach Laurie Pitts made a challenge to her son to set a personal best.

April 20, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Google to penalize non-mobile friendly sites

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

April 20, 2015 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press | Associated Press


Man charged in 4 deaths driven by 'bloodlust,' document says

DECATUR - A man accused of killing three men as they slept outside and a woman walking to her car near Atlanta initially set out to rob people but was driven by a "bloodlust" after killing his first victim, according to a court filing.

April 20, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered "Silent Sentinels" still stand guard, rifles at the ready, gazing off in the distance.

April 20, 2015 | By CHRIS CAROLA Associated Press | Associated Press


New format means injured drivers don't have to race

There was a time in NASCAR when skipping a race because of illness or injury was simply not considered. Rather than sit out with swollen eyes, Ricky Rudd used tape to keep them open. Richard Petty ran three races hiding a broken neck from NASCAR officials.

April 20, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Hawks hurting, but lead series

ATLANTA - Al Horford was able to return to the court after dislocating his right pinky finger in the first game of the playoffs.

April 20, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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