BINGHAMTON, New York - The sister of the man who killed 13 people and took his own life at an immigrant center was depressed about losing his job at a vacuum manufacturer and very frustrated with his poor English skills, his sister said Monday.
In an interview on NBC's "Today" show, Jiverly Wong's sister said she had "occasional communications" with him but they hadn't lived in the same house together for 20 years. The woman, whose name wasn't given during the interview, said her younger sibling kept his feelings to himself.
OMAHA, Neb. - A couple on probation for burglary who vanished with their children after being questioned about abuse allegations turned themselves in to authorities Monday, a sheriff said.
BAGHDAD - Six bombs rocked Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad on Monday, killing 36 people and wounding more than 110 in a dramatic escalation of violence as the U.S. military is thinning out its presence before a June 30 deadline to pull combat troops out of the cities.
Angry survivors hurled stones at Iraqi soldiers at the site of one of the blasts in Sadr City after troops fired shots in the air to disperse crowds of people trying to care for the injured, witnesses said.
WASHINGTON - Airlines carried fewer people last year, but did a better job for those who did fly.
The rates of lost bags, late arrivals, passengers bumped from overbooked flights and consumer complaints all declined, private researchers say in their annual study of airline quality, based on government statistics.
Many students at Southeast Bulloch High School belong to a specific club or organization. Most gather together before the bell rings, and are easily identifiable by their group jacket or shirt. Every one of these groups has strict rules as to student conduct and performance, which accounts for an "Esprit de Corps" within each group.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ray Patton of Huntington, W.Va, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Jo Patton of Lithia Springs, Ga., to Brian Ronald Holt of Statesboro, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Olen Holt of Albany, Ga.
Gene and Lin Lee of Brooklet, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Renee Lee, to David Kent Wedekind, son of Rich and Donna Wedekind of Alpharetta, Ga.
Mrs. Patsy Wilson Greene of Metter, Ga., is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Mary Melissa Greene of Alpharetta, to William Morrow Avra, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Avra of Statesboro, Ga.
Courtney Marie Oswald became the bride of John Matthew Brown on February 21, 2009, during a 2 p.m. ceremony held at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Father Mike Smith officiated.
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Brown Jr. of Garfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Leigh Brown of Statesboro, to Brandon Allen Jones of Statesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Allen Jones of Adrian.
Patti Annette Akins, daughter of Tom and Patsy Sye, became the bride of William Carl Huggins, son of Elise Huggins and the late William Carl Huggins Jr., on April 4, 2009, at the Middle Ground Primitive Baptist Church in Statesboro. Elder Howard Rushing and Elder Steve Taylor performed the double ring ceremony.
A Tennessee man suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh Wednesday when his firearm discharged as he drove near the intersection of Lanier Drive and Chandler Road.
(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.)
'The Eagles Nest' covering the Blue-White game will be posted early next week.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, April 3, 2008
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