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NYC girl survives 180-foot fall down chimney

NEW YORK - A 12-year-old girl just wanted to show her cousin the view from her family's rooftop. Instead, she fell into a chimney and plummeted down the flue for 14 stories, emerging nearly unscathed to tell her story after landing in a pile of furnace soot.

August 17, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


Border towns grieve together after river shootings

KINGSFORD, Mich. - Two towns united in sorrow Saturday after a massacre that took place at the body of water that has always divided them.

August 17, 2008 | By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer | National


CDC understated number of new HIV infections in US

ATLANTA - The number of Americans infected by the AIDS virus each year is much higher than the government has been estimating, U.S. health officials reported, acknowledging that their numbers have understated the level of the epidemic.

August 17, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Akins-Waits

Julianna Akins and William Clint Waits were united in marriage at 6:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, April 26, 2008. The double ring ceremony was performed by Robert Ferrell at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Gonzalez in Bellville, Ga.

August 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Wisniewski-Shryock

Benjamin Paul Shryock and Danielle Anne Wisniewski were united in marriage on Saturday, June 21, 2008 in Nashville, Tenn.

August 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


FCC rules Comcast violated Internet access policy

WASHINGTON - A divided Federal Communications Commission has ruled that Comcast Corp. violated federal policy when it blocked Internet traffic for some subscribers and has ordered the cable giant to change the way it manages its network.

August 16, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Construction spending falls 0.4 percent in June

WASHINGTON - Construction spending fell for the 11th time in the past 13 months in June as continued steep declines in housing activity offset strength in nonresidential building activity.

August 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Police identify Canadian bus attack suspect

TORONTO - A man who witnesses said stabbed and beheaded his seat mate on a Greyhound bus in Canada made his first court appearance Friday, while police offered no motive for the savage attack against a 22-year-old carnival worker.

August 16, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Brazil suspect on drugs when British teen killed

GOIANIA, Brazil - The Brazilian man accused of dismembering a British teenager and stuffing her torso in a suitcase told The Associated Press on Friday that he doesn't remember most of what happened the night she died because he was high on cocaine.

August 16, 2008 | By MARCO SIBAJA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Girlfriend held in flight of Mass. murder suspect

BOSTON - A mother who was initially labeled a kidnapping victim was arrested Friday in New York on a warrant charging her with helping her boyfriend flee after a fatal stabbing.

August 16, 2008 | By KAREN TESTA Associated Press Writer | National


Starved, disabled girl was failed at every turn

PHILADELPHIA - For days before Danieal Kelly died in a fetid, airless room - made stifling hot by a midsummer heat wave - the bedridden teenager begged for something to drink until she could muster only one word: water.

August 16, 2008 | By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Writer | National


Minnesotans ponder bridge collapse a year later

MINNEAPOLIS - Buddhist monks chanted, American Indians pounded drums, and Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Greek Orthodox and Catholic leaders offered prayers and scripture Friday, reflecting the religious backgrounds of those who died a year ago when the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed during the evening rush hour.

August 16, 2008 | By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press Writer | National


State workers lose jobs amid Calif. budget crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Thousands of state workers were told to stay home Friday under an order by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger aimed at cutting expenses for California's cash-strapped government, but a lawsuit filed by a union claims the governor is overstepping his authority.

August 16, 2008 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Ford, Toyota US sales fall in July

DETROIT - General Motors, Ford, Toyota and other automakers said Friday that their U.S. sales fell by double-digits in July as they struggled to keep up with consumers' growing demand for smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

August 16, 2008 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press Writer | National


IAEA approves deal for India’s nuclear inspection

VIENNA, Austria - India and the U.S. moved a decisive step closer to implementing a landmark nuclear deal Friday following approval of an inspections plan by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

August 16, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at The Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects ...

August 26, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Play the Statesboro Herald's College Pigskin Pickem' contest

Click here to sign up play the Statesboro Herald's 10th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest. Pick college football games from the Sun Belt, Southeastern and ...

August 26, 2016 | | Local


Aug. 26 - Donald Augustus “Swifty” Berry entered into rest Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Donald Augustus "Swifty" Berry

August 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries

NEW YORK - Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there."

August 25, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Blue Devils open season with Bears

The first step to rewriting the Statesboro football story is removing the doubt from fans' minds, and that will happen if the Blue Devils can ...

August 25, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Panthers host Vikings in opener

PORTAL - Earlier this year, the Georgia High School Association voted to expand the Class A public school playoffs from 16 to 24 teams.

August 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB faces Class AAAAAA Wildcats

BROOKLET - The goal of winning a state playoff game for the first time since their 1973 state championship season begins tonight for the Southeast Bulloch ...

August 25, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the ...

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local




SHS hosts annual Battle in the Boro

The first games of the high school football season are stirring up plenty of excitement, but the action will be just as fierce on the ...

August 24, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

August 24, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Recent history shows QBs vulnerable to early season injuries

Some of the biggest losses in college football's opening week likely won't be reflected on the scoreboard.

August 24, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smart still considering No. 18 Georgia's 3 contenders at QB

ATHENS, Ga. - There has been no change in Georgia's three-man competition at quarterback.

August 24, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

Georgia Southern University officials sent students an alert late Wednesday afternoon informing them that a person had tested positive for Zika virus in Bulloch County ...

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The ninth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off ...

August 24, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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