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Ex-SEAL trainee seeks freedom in woman’s slaying

POWHATAN, Va. - For 13 years, Dustin Turner has sat in prison claiming his fellow Navy SEAL trainee strangled a vacationing college student by himself, and for the past five years, the other suspect has admitted as much.

August 17, 2008 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | National


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


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Devra Walker passes

Longtime Statesboro businesswoman Devra Walker died Thursday in Savannah, following a brief illness, according to Tracy Joiner, co-owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Joiner ...

February 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Lady Blue Devils fall in second round of state

As the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cedar Shoals ousts Statesboro from state playoffs

In the moment of a loss, it's hard to step back and see what all Statesboro boys' basketball has accomplished this season.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Good ideas are hard to find

Not too long ago I cooked up what might be termed as either a dazzling idea or a hair-brained scheme depending on your point of ...

February 23, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports




7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

February 22, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


The Dream ...

I was 32 with a newborn child and had just received my cancer diagnosis.

February 22, 2017 | | Locally Owned




Jackets sting Eagles

In previous seasons, Georgia Southern has found some success in sending freshman pitcher straight into the fire to make their first start against Georgia Tech ...

February 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Deshaun Watson lands another award as NFL draft looms

FORT WORTH, Texas - Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle

MIAMI - There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

WASHINGTON - Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation - including people simply arrested for traffic violations - under a sweeping ...

February 21, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S ...

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




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