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Man claiming to have bomb in bank killed in police standoff

MARIETTA - A man who claimed to have a bomb that could "take out the room" barricaded himself inside a suburban Atlanta bank Friday, sparking an hours-long standoff that forced police to bust through a brick wall of the building and ended when an officer shot and killed the suspect.

July 07, 2017 | By MIKE STEWART Associated Press | Associated Press


Smiles and thumbs up from woman charged with killing family

LAWRENCEVILLE - A woman charged with killing four of her young children and her husband smiled and flashed a double thumbs up to news cameras during her first court appearance Friday in metro Atlanta before telling a judge she doesn't want an attorney.

July 07, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




Loganville mother charged with killing 4 of her kids and their father

LOGANVILLE, Ga. - Four young children and their father were found slain in a home outside Atlanta early Thursday, and police say the mother - now charged with their deaths - was the one who called 911 to report the killings.

July 06, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Man charged with possession of eagle carcass

A man who claims he picked up a dead bald eagle after seeing it get struck by a vehicle faces charges from the Department of Natural Resources.

July 06, 2017 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER and HOLLI DEAL SAXON eledbetter@statesboroherald.com and hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local




Former Georgia Southern OCs suing

Georgia Southern's co-offensive coordinators last season, who were fired in the wake of a 5-7 record, have filed separate lawsuits against the school's athletic association, head coach Tyson Summers and multiple administrators including athletics director Tom Kleinlein. The lawsuits allege breach of contract, fraud and tortious interference after the school failed to execute the 18-month contracts the coaches signed initially, then pressured them to sign shorter deals two days before their dismissal.

July 05, 2017 | By DAN WOLKEN USA Today Sports | Sports


Mickelson has brother on the bag at Greenbrier

Phil Mickelson heads into the next phase of his career with a new caddie on a course marking its comeback from devastating floods in West Virginia.

July 05, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


American Madison Brengle upsets Petra Kvitova

LONDON - Madison Brengle knew, of course, that her opponent, Petra Kvitova, was a two-time Wimbledon champion and a popular pick to win the title again this year.

July 05, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Officer's killer had ranted about police killing and abusing

NEW YORK (AP) - A killer who strode up to a mobile police command post and put a bullet in an officer's head Wednesday had ranted in a Facebook video last September about law officers killing and abusing people and warned them to leave him alone or "we gonna do something."

July 05, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Gang members blamed for Savannah shootings, deadly SUV crash

SAVANNAH - Late-night Fourth of July celebrations in Savannah's downtown historic district erupted into chaos early Wednesday after gunfire wounded three people in a popular nightlife district, leading to a police chase in which a fleeing vehicle crashed and killed three others.

July 05, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local








Party in the USA

NEW YORK - Americans celebrated their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.

July 04, 2017 | By REBECCA GIBIAN Associated Press | Local


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Braves fry Fish

ATLANTA - R.A. Dickey won for the first time in seven starts, Nick Markakis hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves overcame Giancarlo Stanton ...

August 05, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Portal makes a statement

During the preseason, Portal players haven't been shy about how they think 2017 will go on the football field.

August 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


New-look BA in action

No Tyce Lovett, no Davis Childs, No GC Kimbrell and no Garrett Williams - safe to say Bulloch Academy football will look a lot different than ...

August 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Free screenings part of concussion research

Researchers from Georgia Southern University's School of Health and Kinesiology have teamed up with Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation and Clark Medical Group to ...

August 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Jobless rate at 16-year low

WASHINGTON - A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get?

August 04, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Medicare penalizing Ga. hospitals

Four out of 5 Georgia hospitals are set to receive Medicare penalties for having too many patients returning within a month of their discharge.

August 04, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


180 Fitness offers SilverSneakers for Seniors

Even though 180 Fitness offers nearly 50 group fitness classes per week, you may not realize that they also offer a program that specifically targets ...

August 04, 2017 | | Locally Owned




Welch and Kaiser are coming home to resurrect success

The phrase "coming home" has been making the rounds in the sports news cycle thanks to the budding feud between NBA basketball stars LeBron James ...

August 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


All eyes on QB position as Georgia Tech opens practice

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is no different than most teams.

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Thomas Pieters takes 1-shot lead at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - Rory McIlroy had his best friend on the bag and his best start on American soil in 18 months. For Jordan Spieth, it ...

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


FedEx, in online pivot, backs away from holiday surcharges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FedEx will skip special charges for most packages shipped during the holiday season this year as it seeks to undercut rival UPS in ...

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

FRANKFURT, Germany - Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline - 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that.

August 03, 2017 | By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Congress OKs big boost in GI Bill college aid for veterans

WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Donald Trump legislation to provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade.

August 03, 2017 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Local


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