RALEIGH, N.C. - The slain student body president at the University of North Carolina likely raised her right arm to protect herself from a single shotgun blast that tore through her hand before striking her in the head, according to an autopsy report released Monday.
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - A 150-pound sea turtle raised by humans returned to freedom on Monday after nine years of captivity, swimming away after the veterinarians who cared for her helped steer her toward the ocean.
WASHINGTON - Four-dollar gasoline has stolen a beach vacation from Julie Jacobs' family, ''little small luxuries'' like exotic bath washes from Angela Crawford and dinners out from folks all over the country. Phil English has had to sell his beloved but fuel-guzzling red pickup.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Crime rates in South Africa - among the highest in the world - are declining with fewer robberies, rapes and murders reported in the last year, police said Monday.
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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.
AUSTELL - Georgia officials ordered a popular roller coaster that hit and killed a teenager over the weekend to remain closed Monday.
ATLANTA - Georgia's top court has ruled that investigators can refuse media requests in ''pending investigations'' even in long-running cases where police have done little work in more than a decade, according to an opinion released Monday.
Floyd Landis used the arbitration process as public theater to try to prove a point and regain his reputation.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - When Capt. Ivan Castro joined the Army, he set goals: to jump out of planes, kick in doors and lead soldiers into combat. He achieved them all. Then the mortar round landed five feet away, blasting away his sight.
Gale Maureen Booker of Stevensville, Md., and Steve Lloyd Soroka of Annapolis, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Lee Soroka, to Morris Hudson Gertner, son of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Rudolph Gertner Jr. of Gainesville, Fla., and Ellijay, Ga.
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ATLANTA - Bridges owned and maintained by local governments in Georgia are more likely to be structurally deficient than those managed by the state, according to an audit released Friday.
(Note: This is the second of a three-part series about Bulloch County residents who fought in the Civil War.)
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