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Police Report - August 21

(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.)

September 04, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bush says breakaway provinces are part of Georgia

ORLANDO, Fla. - President Bush, pushing back against claims by Russia, said Wednesday the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia are part of pro-Western Georgia and that Washington will work with allies to insure Georgia's independence and territorial integrity.

September 04, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fla. man pleads not guilty to Bush, Obama threat

MIAMI - A man who authorities said kept an arsenal of weaponry and military gear pleaded not guilty Wednesday to threatening to assassinate both President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

September 04, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Fla. town backs ex-principal in gay student case

PONCE DE LEON, Fla. - When a high school senior told her principal that students were taunting her for being a lesbian, he told her homosexuality is wrong, outed her to her parents and ordered her to stay away from children.

September 04, 2008 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | National


Lawyers return to court over 1993 Ark. slayings

JONESBORO, Ark. - It took a jury 13 days to convict and sentence Damien Echols to death for the 1993 slayings of three second-graders.

September 04, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Post office offering early retirements

WASHINGTON - In lackluster economic times, not even postal workers enjoy much of a security envelope.

September 04, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington


US Rep. Tubbs Jones of Ohio in critical condition

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, had a brain hemorrhage and was in critical condition with limited brain function, a doctor said Wednesday.

September 04, 2008 | By M.R. KROPKO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Amish population nearly doubles in 16 years

LANCASTER, Pa. - The Amish are expanding their presence in states far beyond Pennsylvania Dutch country as they search for affordable farmland to accommodate a population that has nearly doubled in the past 16 years, a new study found.

September 04, 2008 | By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Writer | National


Russians dig in as pullback drags on in Georgia

SACHKHERE, Georgia - Russian forces on Wednesday built a sentry post just 30 miles from the Georgian capital, appearing to dig in to positions deep inside Georgia despite pledges to pull back to areas mandated by a cease-fire signed by both countries.

September 04, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq official: US, Iraq finish draft security deal

BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have finished a draft agreement that would see American troops removed from Iraqi cities by June 30, an Iraqi official said Wednesday. But the draft has not been approved by the Cabinet and some members have expressed opposition.

September 04, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sri Lankan troops break through rebel defenses

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Sri Lankan military says it has broken through the Tamil Tigers' defenses in recent weeks, ending a prolonged stalemate and stirring predictions of an imminent rebel defeat after 25 years of civil war.

September 04, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Musharraf unwinds, but could face court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Ousted from Pakistan's presidency, Pervez Musharraf has been unwinding with friends and admirers and on the tennis court. He's building a roomy farmhouse on the edge of the capital.

September 04, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Ducks for Diabetes; SCVB convention holds annual meeting

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday August 20, 2008

September 04, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


France bans broadcast of TV shows for babies

PARIS - France's broadcast authority has banned French channels from airing TV shows aimed at children under three years old, to shield them from developmental risks it says television viewing poses at that age.

September 04, 2008 | By CHRISTINE OLLIVIER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Companies bid millions to tap Western Gulf

WASHINGTON - Energy companies placed $487.3 million in winning bids for the right to drill in the western Gulf of Mexico, knowing they may get a chance later to explore in other areas that have been off limits for decades.

September 04, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


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