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Chemical leak at Michigan plant forces evacuation of 3,000 people

MELVINDALE, Mich. - A hydrochloric acid leak at a metal finishing plant Tuesday forced the evacuation of 3,000 residents and schoolchildren, authorities said. At least one injury was reported.

October 31, 2007 | By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press Writer | Local


Astrograph 10/17

A more secure person may emerge in the year ahead, and you'll begin to do things in patient ways that'll prove advantageous to your commercial and social affairs. It'll prove that, when we walk slower, we don't miss as much.

October 31, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 10/17

This may seem cocky, but my two problems with men are: I seem to attract creeps, and the kind of men I deserve don't think they've got a shot in hell, so they don't ask me out.

October 31, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - October 17

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.

October 31, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Over 300 volunteer for Habitat for Humanity's Build-a-Thon

Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County completed its first-ever Build-a-Thon this past weekend with a record number of volunteers.

October 31, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 10/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: Since early elementary-school age, I was constantly plagued with canker sores. For years, family doctors and dentists were consulted, and, as they prescribed and suggested, I tried pills and topical ointments and even a modified diet. But nothing gave permanent relief.

October 31, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 10/17

Andre Gide, a French novelist and essayist who died in 1951, wrote, "Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens, we have to keep going back and saying it all over again."

October 31, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Suspect accused of raping little girl caught

LAS VEGAS - A fugitive accused of raping a 3-year-old girl on videotape was arrested quietly during a traffic stop, telling the officer, "I'm tired of running," police said.

October 31, 2007 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


U.S. deaths from deadly drug-resistant staph may surpass AIDS deaths, experts say

CHICAGO - More than 90,000 Americans get potentially deadly infections each year from a drug-resistant staph ''superbug,'' the government reported Tuesday in its first overall estimate of invasive disease caused by the germ.

October 31, 2007 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Nation


NY cemetery has one veteran too many — and a big mystery

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Willie Hayes was a Vietnam veteran who proudly served his country, won several medals and earned himself a plot at a veterans' cemetery upon his death two weeks ago.

October 31, 2007 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Facebook, N.Y. attorney general reach agreement on safeguards

NEW YORK - New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement with the social networking Web site Facebook on Tuesday to protect underage members from sexual predators and obscene content.

October 31, 2007 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police: 81-year-old Ala. woman shoots homeless man washing his clothes in her laundry room

MOBILE, Ala. - An 81-year-old woman shot a homeless man after finding him washing his clothes in her laundry room, police said, but the man said from his hospital room Tuesday that he's known the woman for years.

October 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Police Report - October 16

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.

October 30, 2007 | | Crime Report


Florida man lands 844-pound shark

DESTIN, Fla. - Six friends went to a fishing tournament looking to catch some grouper. They caught an 844-pound shark instead.

October 30, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Claxton man killed in weekend accident

A Claxton man was killed Friday when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire.

October 30, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


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Police hunt for 2 who carjacked SUV, killed 3 kids

PHILADELPHIA - Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three kids and critically injuring their mother and the carjacking victim. Another woman was hurt but is in stable condition.

July 26, 2014 | Associated Press | World


US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON - The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

July 26, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | World




Statesboro-Bulloch County Sharks compete at state

TIFTON - The Statesboro-Bulloch County Sharks swim team sent 25 swimmers to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state swim meet on July 18 and 19.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Rookie road king Hahn hurls Padres past Braves 5-2

ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


A sense of urgency

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

INDIANAPOLIS - Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Furyk, Petrovic, share Canadian Open lead

MONTREAL - Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Road to the Majors — Where are they now? (July 25 Update)

Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)

July 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Georgia Southern's Jackson ready to get started

When Georgia Southern's Edwin Jackson and Garrett Frye were asked what if felt like to be named second-team, All-Sun Belt before the 2014 season, they looked at each other for a quick moment.

July 25, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


School board rolls back millage

The Bulloch County Board of Education is rolling back its millage rate 1 percent to avoid what would have to be announced as an increase in property taxes. Even so, total revenue and local revenue to the schools still will increase compared to last year's.

July 25, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Wilson to teachers: Bulloch schools will overcome challenges

As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson addressed the hardships the system has faced in the past months but remained positive the district will overcome them.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Hospital gunman kills caseworker, intended to kill others, official says

MEDIA, Pa. - A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation


Emory University releases app for Civil War battle sites in Atlanta

ATLANTA - This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Take science seriously, but believe

At times, I enjoy the computer because there is so much information accessible at the touch of a button. I remember asking a student to type in the word cuneiform to see what she could find. She said, "It seems to be some kind of language, Mesopotamian or something, printed on a clay tablet. So what's the big deal?"

July 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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