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Newly found parachute not from D.B. Cooper, says man who provided the skyjacker’s chutes

VANCOUVER, Wash. - A recently discovered parachute could not have been used by D.B. Cooper in 1971, says the man who packed the four chutes that were given to the mysterious skyjacker.

April 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


China accuses Tibet independence groups of planning to attack with ’suicide squads’

BEIJING - China has branded the Dalai Lama a ''wolf in monk's robes'' and his followers the ''scum of Buddhism.'' It stepped up the rhetoric Tuesday, accusing the Nobel Peace laureate and his supporters of planning suicide attacks.

April 16, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Possible US-Russia deal this weekend may include limits on missile defenses in Europe

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Scrambling to seal a missile defense deal this weekend, the U.S. is offering guarantees to assure the Russians the system isn't a European military threat aimed at them.

April 16, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


City Council votes to put off signing of agreement for wireless grant

The city council voted Tuesday to put off for a month the signing of an agreement with VC3, a technology consulting firm putting together a business plan for the deployment of a wireless system in Statesboro.

April 16, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police Report - April 2

(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.)

April 16, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Colorado farm town copes with presence of salmonella in water; treatment makes it unusable

ALAMOSA, Colo. - Marsha and Shawn Cody joined hundreds in long grocery lines for bottled water after learning that salmonella had contaminated this farm town's water supply.

April 16, 2008 | By P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press Writer | National


Transcript: Pilots struggled to stabilize plane before crash that killed organ transplant team

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Two pilots struggled frantically to stabilize their plane in the moments before a crash last year that killed both men and a four-member organ transplant team, according to a transcript of a flight recording.

April 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ted Turner sorry for criticizing religion, partners with churches in fight against malaria

NEW YORK - Ted Turner formed a $200 million partnership Tuesday with Lutherans and Methodists to fight malaria, apologizing for his past criticism of religion as he announced the effort.

April 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Calif. couple who lost 2 homes to wildfires plans to rebuild — underground

CUYAMACA, Calif. - It will take more than two destroyed homes to get Skip and Linda Miller off the mountaintop property where they've lived for 30 years.

April 16, 2008 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Uneasy Economy: Shoppers face reality of rising food prices

Steadily rising food costs aren't just causing grocery shoppers to do a double-take at the checkout line - they're also changing the very ways we feed our families.

April 16, 2008 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writer | National


WHO: Medical chaos in Gaza, delays for permits to Israel costing lives among patients

JERUSALEM - Dozens of Gaza residents have died waiting for medical treatment because of delays in obtaining permits to enter Israel, combined with a crumbling health system in Gaza, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

April 16, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mugabe aides in talks with opposition about ceding power, AP learns

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Advisers of President Robert Mugabe and his chief rival are discussing the possibility of Zimbabwe's longtime leader relinquishing power, a businessman close to the electoral commission and a lawyer close to the opposition told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

April 16, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


A bug ate their homework: Computer malfunction wipes out grades at 4 Evansville, Ind., schools

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - A computer malfunction wiped out a month's worth of grades at three high schools and one middle school, giving struggling students a second chance but dismaying others.

April 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Adult day care can give caregivers a break, as well as helping aging spouses, parents

When Dick Lundgren realized that caring for his wife was taking a toll on his own health, he turned to adult day care.

April 16, 2008 | By MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April 16, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


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Wildcats take on SHS Blue Devils

The regular season is over for Statesboro High School's baseball team and despite a rocky season, the Blue Devils are just two wins away from the state playoffs.

April 15, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims

DES MOINES, Iowa - For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought.

April 15, 2015 | | Associated Press


Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

April 15, 2015 | By MICHAEL R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports




Marlins break through for 1st win over Braves

ATLANTA - Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs, Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki each scored two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night.

April 14, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


SEB sweeps 1st round of playoffs

BROOKLET - Andrew Kalaani scored two second half goals to lead the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets to a come-from-behind 4-1 win over Jenkins in the first round of the Region 1-AAA playoffs Tuesday night and clinching a spot in the state playoffs.

April 14, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Still awaiting verdict after six days

FALL RIVER, Mass. - After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee's sister.

April 14, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


On The Fringe: Spieth not keen on new 'Golden Child' moniker

The green jacket is all Jordan Spieth needs for an identity. He is the Masters champion.

April 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bowl payouts still on the rise

By RALPH D. RUSSO

April 14, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pew Research Center: Teens still use Facebook

NEW YORK - Remember those declarations that teens are done with Facebook? Think again.

April 14, 2015 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Emanuel hospital to shut delivery unit

Dr. Roslyn Banks-Jackson worries about what will happen in Emanuel County when Emanuel Medical Center shuts its labor and delivery unit.

April 14, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Galloway goes big as Knicks pull upset

ATLANTA - Rookie Langston Galloway scored a career-high 26 points, hitting all six of his 3-point attempts, and the New York Knicks stunned the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks 112-108 Monday night.

April 13, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local CrossFit making it into national spotlight

Former Georgia Southern University athlete Laura Brannen and current GSU student Jacob Anderson have a few things in common. They are both highly competitive, workout at CrossFit Boro and both have qualified for the 2015 CrossFit Regional competition in Atlanta.

April 13, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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