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Fire destroys 12 homes near Yosemite National Park

MARIPOSA, Calif. - Little relief from hot weather is expected this week as crews fight to contain a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that has destroyed 12 homes and forced the evacuation of about 200 others.

August 12, 2008 | By TRACIE CONE Associated Press Writer | National


Virgin Galactic shows off mothership aircraft

MOJAVE, Calif. - British billionaire Sir Richard Branson showed off a key piece of his fledgling commercial space program Monday, unveiling a carrier aircraft designed to launch a passenger-carrying spaceship.

August 12, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


GPS devices monitor domestic abusers, stalkers

LANSING, Mich. - Mary Babb was in her SUV last year when her estranged husband slammed into her with his pickup truck. The crash overturned Babb's vehicle and left her suspended upside-down by her seat belt.

August 12, 2008 | By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press Writer | National


McCain has spot of skin removed from face

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday he had had a small patch of skin removed from his face and biopsied as part of a regular checkup with his dermatologist.

August 12, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Details missing from Obama’s Social Security plan

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's bid to place a new Social Security tax on very high incomes is either a bold or foolhardy plan, depending on who critiques it.

August 12, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Paris eyes plan for drivers to share electric cars

PARIS - Parisians and tourists so eagerly embraced a citywide bike sharing plan launched a year ago that the mayor is setting his sights on a four-wheeled version: electric cars.

August 12, 2008 | By GAELLE FAURE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


4 female bombers strike in Iraq, killing 57

BAGHDAD - Four suicide bombers believed to be women struck a Shiite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 300 in one of this year's deadliest attacks, police said.

August 12, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Lifeguards at Splash; OTC Culinary Class

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday July 28, 2008

August 12, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: Man shot churchgoers over liberal views

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - An unemployed man accused of opening fire with a shotgun and killing two people at a Unitarian Universalist church apparently targeted the congregation out of hatred for its support of liberal social policies, police said Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | Washington


Charges possible for La. cop accused of 9 shocks

NEW ORLEANS - A grand jury in central Louisiana will consider criminal charges against a former police officer who is accused of jolting a handcuffed man nine times with a Taser before the suspect died, a prosecutor said Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Putting the squeeze on produce to kill germs

WASHINGTON - Could food producers literally squeeze the salmonella out of a jalapeno? Or zap the E. coli from lettuce without it going limp?

August 12, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Administration OKs new way to help mortgage market

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration and federal banking regulators joined with the nation's four largest banks Monday to endorse a new way to pump money into the battered U.S. mortgage market.

August 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


RI police: 24-year-old son killed parents with hoe

LINCOLN, R.I. - Authorities charged a man Sunday with killing his parents with a garden hoe and burying their bodies in their backyard cesspool.

August 11, 2008 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Exercise slows Alzheimer's brain atrophy

NEW YORK - Patients with early Alzheimer's disease who exercised regularly saw less deterioration in the areas of the brain which control memory, according to a study released Sunday at the 2008 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Chicago.

August 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Professionals find jobs back in rural hometowns

LEBANON, Va. - Software engineer Keith Brown was conducting a meeting by teleconference at home when he had to call an abrupt halt. Dido, one of the family's two dogs, had just brought in a dead opossum.

August 11, 2008 | By SUE LINDSEY Associated Press Writer | National


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Djokovic, Williams roll through first round of Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.

January 13, 2017 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons look for better result in second meeting with Seahawks

ATLANTA - As with any rematch, there are certainly things that both teams learned about each other the first time around.

January 13, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Panthers tamed

The Portal boys couldn't finish the season sweep against Woodville-Tompkins Friday night, falling to the Grizzlies 50-38 at home.

January 13, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained ...

January 13, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Jan. 13 - Casaundra Dawn Letsinger Godbee, age 36, died Sunday, January 8, 2017, at her residence.

Casaundra Dawn Letsinger Godbee

January 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


Lawmaker: Let Georgia voters decide growing of medical pot

ATLANTA - Voters would decide whether to legalize the growth and distribution of marijuana in Georgia for medical use under a proposal introduced Thursday in the ...

January 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local




Statesboro heads to state eyes-wide, hearts full

Statesboro wrestling is not an old program nor a traditionally successful one, making this season a special sort of anomaly.

January 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Bruce Arena aims for quick start to save US' World Cup hopes

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Bruce Arena realizes he has very little time to get back into his groove with the U.S. national team. After all ...

January 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cowboys' Elliott tops college playoff vets in NFL postseason

FRISCO, Texas - Ezekiel Elliott was in the original group of college players to go through something resembling the NFL playoffs when Ohio State won the ...

January 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local Scottish Heritage Society to hold annual Burns Supper

The Scottish Heritage Society of Southeast Georgia will hold its 14th annual Robert Burns Supper to commemorate the 258th birthday of Scotland's famous poet.

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Best new franchise' keeps on growing

A Tuesday afternoon press conference at The Clubhouse brought about the word that Ben Freakley would no longer be the head coach of Tormenta FC.

January 11, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Milgarese named new Tormenta coach

It's so rare in the realm of sports that a brand new franchise can just pop up in year one and find success on ...

January 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Regents approve Georgia Southern-Armstrong merger

ATLANTA - The Board of Regents has approved a new round of consolidations affecting four universities in southern Georgia.

January 11, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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