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Kurdish enclave tries to reform, but out-of-wedlock pregnancy can still be a death sentence

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq - She is 18, unmarried and eight months pregnant. She hates it when the baby shifts and kicks in her womb.

October 21, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Medical examiner: Victim was conscious as baby was being cut from her womb during attack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A medical examiner testified that she believed a 23-year-old pregnant woman was conscious and trying to defend herself as a kitchen knife was used to crudely cut the baby from her womb as she was killed.

October 21, 2007 | By MARGARET STAFFORD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Jury awards Kentucky woman $6.1 million for strip-search hoax at McDonald’s

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. - Louise Ogborn displayed no signs of disappointment after her $200 million lawsuit against McDonald's Corp. resulted in a $6.1 million jury award for being forced to strip in a restaurant office after someone called posing as a police officer.

October 21, 2007 | By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Family, prosecutor say St. Louis man will plead guilty in kidnapping 2 boys

ST. LOUIS - For nearly a year, two Missouri boys have been preparing to walk into a courtroom and face the man accused of kidnapping and abusing them. Now, an apparent surprise deal will spare them the ordeal.

October 21, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 7

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 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Yacht marooned by Florida hurricane in ’05 is finally being removed

KEY WEST, Fla. - Looking like Noah's Ark after the flood, a sleek, 158-foot yacht driven aground by a hurricane lies just offshore, mired for most of the past two years in a dispute with the government over how to free it without doing too much damage to the seagrass.

October 20, 2007 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


In new e-mail spam scam, New Jersey man is threatened with assassination if he doesn’t pay

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - E-mail scams seek to separate people from their money by promising a share of unclaimed lottery riches, bounty from a dead fugitive, work-at-home schemes and other enticements.

October 20, 2007 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Atlantic City mayor, under investigation over his Army record, abruptly drops out of sight

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Under federal investigation for embellishing his Army service in Vietnam, a groggy-sounding Mayor Robert Levy called in sick at City Hall, climbed into his city-issued Dodge Durango and seemingly dropped off the face of the Earth.

October 20, 2007 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Topps closes business 6 days after the second-largest U.S. beef recall

NEWARK, N.J. - Topps Meat Co. on Friday said it was closing its business, six days after it was forced to issue the second-largest beef recall in U.S. history and 67 years after it first opened its doors.

October 20, 2007 | By JEFFREY GOLD AP Business Writer | Nation


Tennessee barber shoots himself at City Council meeting after zoning request rejected

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A barber with strong ties to the military community pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head at a City Council meeting after his request for a rezoning measure was rejected.

October 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Covington does it all for Eagles

It was first and goal inside the one - about a foot and a half short of the goal line actually - with 2.5 seconds remaining before halftime. Western Carolina, trailing 27-0, desperately needed some points.

October 20, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Dear Abby 10/6

DEAR ABBY: I am close friends with a couple I'll call "Angie" and "Gil." I met them at the same time and have always been unattached while they are a married couple. This didn't matter, and we hit it off right away.

October 20, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/6

DEAR DR. GOTT: I just returned from my doctor's office and feel very discouraged. An MRI of my lumbar spine shows disc-space narrowing and loss of normal hydration at all levels. There is first-degree spondylolisthesis at L5 - S1 as a result of facet joint degenerative changes with moderate spinal stenosis at that level.

October 20, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - October 6

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 20, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

The Driggers family was of the first families to settle in the Wiregrass region of southeast Georgia. They have a very long and somewhat unusual history, as far as how their name came to be what it is today. This is what I've found: the first traceable ancestor was Emmanuel Rodriguez (also listed in colonial documents as Manuell Rodrigues).

October 20, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


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Burglary suspect flees Bulloch County deputies

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking information on a South Carolina man suspected in a burglary that occurred early Wednesday in far southeastern Bulloch County.

February 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. House bill OKs cannabis oil to treat 9 health problems

ATLANTA - The Georgia House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to legalize cannabis oil for the treatment of nine major health problems, including sickle cell disease added at the last minute.

February 25, 2015 | By BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Missing Bulloch County boy is sought

A Bulloch County mother hopes someone will help find her teenage son.

February 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Ahead of winter storm, Georgia delays woman's execution

ATLANTA - The state of Georgia on Wednesday delayed the execution of its only female death row inmate, ahead of a winter storm forecast to hit many areas with several inches of snow.

February 25, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Snow falls in the South as another storm hits region

Snow fell on the Deep South on Wednesday as another storm brought nasty weather to the region, walloping places that were hit hard just last week.

February 25, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Cooperative Extension summer program taking applicants in Bulloch County

Summer may seem far away, but it's not too early for high school students to begin planning for an exciting experience.

February 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lady Gators dominate

Bulloch Academy point guard Ashley Burke used her superb ball-handling skills and quickness to lead the Lady Gators to a 61-46 victory over Deerfield-Windsor School in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA girls' basketball tournament Tuesday night.

February 25, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Portal faces 2nd-seeded Greenville

PORTAL - For the third consecutive season, the Portal Panthers have reached the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs.

February 25, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Hawks happy to share the love

ATLANTA - The Eastern Conference standings are not the only proof the Atlanta Hawks are mastering Mike Budenholzer's ball-sharing, pass-happy scheme.

February 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Paddle Georgia to host Ogeechee River event

The country's largest weeklong canoe/kayak camping adventure will stroke down the Ogeechee River this summer, with more than 400 paddlers ranging in age from 4 to 84 making the journey.

February 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


WTOC reporter to walk 100 miles for Red Cross

WTOC-TV news reporter Dal Cannady is at it again. He begins his annual seven-day, 100.1-mile walk Wednesday to raise money for the American Red Cross.

February 24, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


4 local schools receive state AP honors

Four local schools were among the 609 listed recently as Advanced Placement Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods.

February 24, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Winter brings arctic air, freezing rain, snow across US

Cold, slushy weather crawled across much of the U.S. on Monday, coating parts of several Southern states in snow, leaving highways dangerously icy in numerous states from New Mexico to Oklahoma to New England, and sending temperatures plunging to 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country.

February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


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