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Parents seek to toss charges in girl's drug death

BROCKTON, Mass. - Parents accused of killing their 4-year-old daughter by overmedicating her with prescription drugs asked a judge Monday to dismiss murder charges, arguing that a new medical report by a prosecution expert supports their claim that the girl died of pneumonia.

Lawyers for Carolyn and Michael Riley said that because the grand jury that indicted the couple did not have the report, they were given "inaccurate" information on the cause of Rebecca Riley's death.

January 11, 2010 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | World


Super Bowl-style corporate ads for candidates?

WASHINGTON - Possibly coming soon to your TV screen: election-season Super Bowl-style ads promoting congressional and presidential candidates, paid for by some of the nation's largest corporations.

It may happen. For decades, business and union money has been largely shut out of state, congressional and presidential campaigns. The Supreme Court may change that in a big way.

January 11, 2010 | By SHARON THEIMER Associated Press Writer | World


Republicans cite Lott in calling for Reid to quit

WASHINGTON - A double standard? Republicans seeking Sen. Harry Reid's resignation as majority leader over racial remarks he made about Barack Obama say yes - that Reid should be held to the same standard as former GOP Sen. Trent Lott, whose own racial gaffes cost him the Senate leadership in 2002.

Democrats say no, that Reid's comments - while unfortunate - were nothing like Lott's.

January 11, 2010 | By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press Writer | World


US road projects do not help unemployment

WASHINGTON - Ten months into President Barack Obama's first economic stimulus plan, a surge in spending on U.S. roads and bridges has had no effect on local unemployment and only barely helped the beleaguered construction industry, an Associated Press analysis has found.

Spend a lot or spend nothing at all, it did not matter, the AP analysis showed: Local unemployment rates rose and fell regardless of how much stimulus money Washington poured out for transportation, raising questions about Obama's argument that more road money would address an "urgent need to accelerate job growth."

January 11, 2010 | By BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writers | World


Union praises pilots who landed crippled jet in NJ

NEW YORK - The crew of a plane that landed with a belly flop at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday "did everything right" as they brought the jetliner down after a landing gear malfunctioned, a pilots union said.

Herb Hunter, spokesman for the United Airlines branch of the Air Line Pilots Association, said the union was happy that the 48 passengers and five employees got off the Airbus A319 "safe and sound." The pilots have not been named.

January 11, 2010 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL and MARCUS FRANKLIN Associated Press Writers | World


Father in Colo. balloon boy hoax reports to jail

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado man who admitted orchestrating the balloon boy hoax reported to jail Monday to begin a 90-day jail sentence.

Richard Heene pleaded guilty to attempting to influence a public servant after the Oct. 15 saga that captivated a national television audience.

January 11, 2010 | By P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press Writer | World


Groundbreaking gay marriage trial starts in Calif

SAN FRANCISCO - The first federal trial to determine if the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from outlawing same-sex marriage got under way Monday, and the two gay couples on whose behalf the case was brought will be among the first witnesses.

The proceedings, which are expected to last two to three weeks, involve a challenge to Proposition 8, the gay marriage ban approved by California voters in November 2008.

January 11, 2010 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | World


APNewsBreak: Increase in suicide rate of vets

WASHINGTON - The suicide rate among 18- to 29-year-old men who've left the military has gone up significantly, the government said Monday.

The rate for these veterans went up 26 percent from 2005 to 2007, according to preliminary data from the Veterans Affairs Department. It's assumed that most of the veterans in this age group served in Iraq or Afghanistan.

January 11, 2010 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | World




January 9 - Mrs. Carolyn Lavon Harden Ward, age 59, passed into rest Monday, January 4, 2010,

Mrs. Carolyn Lavon Harden Ward

January 11, 2010 | | Obituaries






January 6 - Mrs. Evelyn H. Hagan, age 89, died Monday at the Ogeechee Area Hospice

DeletMrs. Evelyn H. Hagan

January 11, 2010 | | Obituaries


January 10 - Bulloch Sheriff's Arrests Gregory Scott Romano, 36, Ponderosa Road, Portal - fleeing

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.

January 11, 2010 | | Police Report


Johnson-Marsh

Mr. and Mrs. Abb Dan Johnson Jr. of Twin City, Ga., are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Elizabeth Johnson, to Joshua Adam Marsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Windel Marsh of Statesboro, Ga.

January 10, 2010 | | Wedding Planner


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Tampa police: Finding gun was key in arrest

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House OKs anti-harassment training

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Study: Rural nurses need more authority

A Senate study committee Monday recommended Georgia allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) broader medical authority if they work in rural, underserved counties.

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Top Dems pull out of Trump meeting

WASHINGTON - Congress' top Democrats abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he declared he didn't "see a ...

November 28, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Wrestling, dinner and a toy drive for Christmas

A Christmas toy drive with a twist offers the chance to help less fortunate children while enjoying a meal and entertainment.

November 28, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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