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Mexico outraged over corrupt police, kidnappings

MEXICO CITY - After kidnappers in police uniforms set up a fake checkpoint to snatch 14-year-old Fernando Marti off a Mexico City street, his businessman father paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom, and waited for his son's safe return.

September 05, 2008 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Opening statements begin in Fallujah case

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A former Marine charged with killing unarmed detainees in Iraq did what he did to save his comrades, his attorney said Thursday as opening statements in the defendant's first-of-its-kind federal trial began.

September 05, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Pa. police make arrest in 1985 slaying of boy, 13

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. - Police arrested a man Thursday in the 1985 killing of a 13-year-old boy whose body was found months after he left home on a bicycle. The fatal beating was apparently sparked by an argument over stolen marijuana plants, authorities said.

September 05, 2008 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer | National


FDNY cites confusion, lapses in fatal WTC fire

NEW YORK - Blocked stairwells, radio confusion and misinformation about the water supply thwarted efforts to put out a blaze at a condemned ground zero skyscraper that killed two firefighters last year, an internal report said Thursday.

September 05, 2008 | By AMY WESTFELDT Associated Press Writer | National


HHS: Doctors can refuse to provide abortions

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration Thursday proposed stronger job protections for doctors and other health care workers who refuse to participate in abortions because of religious or moral objections.

September 05, 2008 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Second bouncer accused in GSU student's New Orleans death acquitted

A second bouncer accused of playing a part in a Georgia Southern University student's death at a New Orleans bar New Year's Eve, 2004, was acquitted Thursday.

September 05, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Feds say fires downed building next to twin towers

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Federal investigators issued a report Thursday concluding that fires brought down a skyscraper next to New York's twin towers on Sept. 11, refuting conspiracy theorists who have long believed that explosives somehow caused the collapse.

September 05, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/22

Alan Alda, most notably of "Mash" fame, said, "It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich."

September 05, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/22

Making friends from all walks of life will be easy for you in the year ahead. As a result, your chart indicates that you will be much more popular and in demand than you've ever been in the past.

September 05, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/22

DEAR DR. GOTT: Would you please comment on the use of Xocai? It is a dark-chocolate product promoted to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce inflammatory problems such as arthritis, and it is diabetic-friendly. The suggested dose is two pieces per day.

September 05, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/22

DEAR ABBY: "Ben" and I have been married for two years. His dog, "Lucky," adores him. The problem is, Lucky bites me every time I get near Ben, especially when we are trying to get intimate. If we lock Lucky out of the room, he barks frantically the whole time. So much for romance.

September 05, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Insurance gap leads some elderly to forgo medicine

WASHINGTON - Many people in Medicare with diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic conditions stop taking their medicine when faced with picking up the entire cost of their prescriptions, researchers say.

September 05, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - NASCAR at Holiday Inn; Jake's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday August 21, 2008

September 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


25 bodies identified from plane crash in Spain

MADRID, Spain - The jetliner that crashed in Madrid abandoned a first takeoff attempt because of an air gauge that showed overheating, but experts said it was unlikely the gauge was a factor in the accident that killed 153 people.

September 05, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Go Away Fay: Storm hits Fla. for 4th day

MELBOURNE, Fla. - For a fourth weary day, Tropical Storm Fay continued its soggy march through Florida Thursday, forcing dozens more residents to flee floodwaters and even driving alligators and snakes out of their habitats and into streets.

September 05, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


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Women’s March, Statesboro, noon Saturday

A Statesboro installment of the Women's March is planned for Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. on the Georgia Southern University campus. The ...

January 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Trump sweeps in for his big day

WASHINGTON - With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a ...

January 19, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press | Associated Press




Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

WASHINGTON - Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.

January 18, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press




Bulloch Academy notches sweep on hardwood

Dra Harrison's 14 points helped propel Bulloch Academy to a healthy lead and eventual 57-25 blowout of Edmund Burke to improve to 2-0 in ...

January 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Packers-Falcons expected to produce big offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The high-scoring offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers appear poised to provide a memorable send-off for the Georgia Dome.

January 17, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Big wins for Justin Thomas

HONOLULU - Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way.

January 17, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Special meeting to restore SPD funeral escorts

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to adopt an ordinance on providing police escorts ...

January 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2017 Rotary Club of Statesboro Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Statesboro invites students in grades 9–12 to participate in the 2017 Rotary Speech Contest.

January 17, 2017 | | Local


Nursing crisis in Georgia

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 17, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A great year already for BBWH Insurors

It's been a great year for Statesboro's BBWH Insurors already. They relocated into their newly constructed 6,500-square-foot office at 1208 Merchant Way ...

January 16, 2017 | | Local


Despite troubling 2016, Savannah's murder rate falls

SAVANNAH - The homicide rate in Savannah fell in 2016 for the first time since 2012, Savannah-Chatham police reported.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


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