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Probe under way into Miami crane construction site accident that kills 2 workers, hurts 5

MIAMI - Authorities are investigating what caused a section of construction crane to plummet 30 floors into a home that a contractor used for storage, killing two people in the nation's second deadly crane accident in 10 days.

April 10, 2008 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press Writer | National


Use of physical restraints on patients declines greatly in nursing homes

WASHINGTON - The use of physical restraints on nursing home patients declined nearly 40 percent nationally in recent years as the federal government, states and the nursing home industry placed greater emphasis on eliminating what once was a common practice.

April 10, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


American Airlines cancels about 200 flights to inspect MD-80 aircraft

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines canceled about 200 flights on Wednesday so its crews can inspect some wire bundles aboard its MD-80 aircraft.

April 10, 2008 | | National


Crash survivor, misidentified as classmate who was killed, marvels at life in new book

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Critically injured in a highway crash that killed five others, mourned as dead by relatives and friends after a stunning identity mix-up, Whitney Cerak still marvels at being alive - and wonders why.

April 10, 2008 | By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Writer | National


California aerospace company unveiling new rocket for space tourism

LOS ANGELES - A California aerospace company plans to enter the space tourism industry with a two-seat rocket ship capable of suborbital flights to altitudes more than 37 miles above the Earth.

April 10, 2008 | By JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press Writer | National


Sacrifice, speed and planning saved 42 crew members when their fishing boat sank off Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska - The call came at 2:52 a.m. Sunday.

April 10, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National


The Eagles Nest: Life of a kicker

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, March 26.

April 10, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Prosecutor in Miami terror trial says war with US government was behind Sears Tower plot

MIAMI - War with the U.S. government was at the heart of a terrorist plot to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices, a prosecutor said Wednesday during closing arguments in the retrial for six Miami men accused of conspiring with al-Qaida.

April 10, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Eagles lead nation in hitting

The first NCAA national rankings were made public Wednesday and Georgia Southern baseball found itself ranked at or near the top in several offensive categories. The Eagles will bring a 14-8 overall record and 3-0 mark in Southern Conference play to the College of Charleston this weekend.

April 10, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Water still rising in eastern Ark. as officials begin to assess damage from week of flooding

SAND HILL, Ark. - There were sunny skies but rising waters Wednesday in eastern Arkansas, where federal officials have begun to gather their first damage assessments in the week-long floods that have displaced residents and soaked homes and businesses in nearly half the state.

April 10, 2008 | By TOM PARSONS Associated Press Writer | National


EPA appeals court challenge to its mercury regulation

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has appealed a court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency violated the federal Clean Air Act when it issued less stringent requirements to reduce mercury releases from power plants.

April 10, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Paulson calls for broad look at whether investment houses should be under federal oversight

WASHINGTON -The crash of Wall Street's once mighty Bear Stearns underscores the need to bring investment houses under the kind of federal oversight that has long been given to commercial banks, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday.

April 10, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


No bait necessary: Scientists test plan to use sound to entice fish to catch themselves

BOSTON - Call them Pavlov's fish: Scientists are testing a plan to train fish to catch themselves by swimming into a net when they hear a tone that signals feeding time.

April 10, 2008 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: Statesboro Diamond Devils pound ARC

AUGUSTA - The Statesboro baseball team pounded out 17 runs on 16 hits to beat the Academy of Richmond County 17-3 on Wednesday.

April 10, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Jury deciding punishment for Texas man convicted of burning his young daughter in a microwave

GALVESTON, Texas - Jurors resumed deliberations Wednesday on punishment for a young father convicted of badly injuring his infant daughter by putting her in a microwave.

April 10, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


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Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

MONTABAUR, Germany - Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.

March 26, 2015 | By DAVID McHUGH | Associated Press


Statesboro PD investigating infant death

Statesboro Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an infant inside a home on South College Street in Statesboro.

March 26, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local




Hawks rally in 4th

ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

March 25, 2015 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Comedic ballet coming to Emma Kelly

The ballet "Coppélia" tells the charming story of an eccentric toymaker, his life-like creation, and a young couple in love. Full of delightful characters and beautiful choreography, the ballet is a light-hearted comedy that will charm audiences both young and old.

March 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

March 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' plan may include Julio Jones

The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.

March 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


'Swing into Spring' set for Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5–9 p.m. Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 24, 2015 | | Local


House backs high school credit for some college-level study

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.

March 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


March 24 - Mr. Carlton Joe Akins, age 81, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Mr. Carlton Joe Akins

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Man hospitalized after being struck by vehicle at Statesboro restaurant

A man was transported to a Savannah hospital early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle at a local restaurant.

March 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


As patients face death, doctors push for straight talk on desired end-of-life care

WASHINGTON - Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an end-of-life dilemma: Because his patient never said if he wanted aggressive care as his body shut down, the hospital had to try. He died days later.

March 23, 2015 | | Associated Press


Cruz is first one in for GOP

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Christian conservative voters to imagine a United States without the IRS, Obamacare or abortion rights - and to imagine they can make that happen by supporting him.

March 23, 2015 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press


Preview: SHS girls soccer healthy at right time

Statesboro High School girls soccer coach Brian Thomas watched attentively as his team scrimmaged against each other one last time in the school's gymnasium before the team's big rematch against region foes Effingham County Monday afternoon.

March 23, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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