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Iowans to congressmen: Stop immigration raids

POSTVILLE, Iowa - An immigration raid that arrested nearly 400 people in northeastern Iowa scarred a small town and tore families apart, residents said Saturday.

August 10, 2008 | By HENRY C. JACKSON By HENRY C. JACKSON | National


17 injured in NYC building's 2nd blaze in 6 weeks

NEW YORK - An explosion blew apart walls and hurt 17 people in an apartment building still recovering from a fire six weeks earlier, authorities said.

August 10, 2008 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Bermuda leader's son, a doctor, faces sex charges

LOS ANGELES - About two months ago, Dr. Kevin Antario Brown was hobnobbing with guests at a celebrity poker tournament at the Playboy Mansion, his disaster-relief medical charity the beneficiary of the lavish event.

August 10, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Rice in diplomatic race against time

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - In a global kick to the tape, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is grasping for diplomatic victories before the Bush administration's exit from the world stage in January.

August 10, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No angry lines of customers after bank takeover

PHOENIX - Customers of two banks closed by federal regulators were assured that every penny of their money was protected, preventing lines of angry accountholders from forming Saturday.

August 10, 2008 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer | National


Impact on wildlife limited in Miss. River spill

NEW ORLEANS - A large fuel spill that has shut down 100 miles of the Mississippi River for four days has had a limited impact on wildlife so far, but officials are worried about fragile wetlands downstream.

August 10, 2008 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press Writer | National


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

If you're a student of the Bible (and maybe even if you're not), the story of Joseph in the closing chapters of the book of Genesis is one you've heard before.

August 10, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Gay bias alleged in San Diego Bay shooting death

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - To police, Steven Hirschfield was violent and out of control when he clambered aboard a patrol boat sent to rescue him in the San Diego Bay during a gay pride party.

August 10, 2008 | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - July 27

(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.)

August 10, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mo. funeral home accused of mishandled bodies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri's attorney general on Friday accused a funeral home of improperly handling bodies, including one that was stored in an electrical room for 10 months without being embalmed or refrigerated.

August 10, 2008 | By CHRIS BLANK Associated Press Writer | National


Detective details confrontation with Detroit mayor

DETROIT - A detective working a criminal case against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said coincidence led him to a house to try to deliver a subpoena.

August 10, 2008 | By ED WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


NYC adds double dutch to school sports calendar

NEW YORK - The popular urban street pastime called double dutch, in which competitors jump between two ropes twirled eggbeater-style, is getting more recognition, becoming an officially sanctioned sport in New York City high schools.

August 10, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


Castro fails to announce reforms as hoped during Revolution Day address

SANTIAGO, Cuba - President Raul Castro warned Washington that Cuba would stay focused on defense regardless of who wins November's presidential election, but failed to announce more changes to the communist system during a major address Saturday night.

August 10, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cambodia border dispute strengthens PM in vote

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - A dispute with neighboring Thailand over border land near an 11th century Hindu temple has sparked nationalist pride throughout Cambodia and strengthened the longtime prime minister's popularity ahead of parliamentary elections Sunday.

August 10, 2008 | By KER MUNTHIT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Analysis: US now winning Iraq war that seemed lost

BAGHDAD - The United States is now winning the war that two years ago seemed lost.

August 10, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Spring and Easter… the perfect time for Lori Grice portraits

The welcoming of warmer weather and flowers blooming signals the beginning of spring and the upcoming Easter holiday. Easter brings families together to celebrate the ...

March 08, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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