An earthquake destroyed the city of Port-au-Prince in Haiti Tuesday, but the ripple effects of the natural disaster reach all the way to Statesboro, as native Haitians living here wait in worry to learn whether their loved ones survived the quake.
Burglaries around the Georgia Southern University campus during the Christmas holidays decreased significantly, compared to the high number of burglary incidents reported during the Thanksgiving holidays, Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said Tuesday.
After responding early Saturday to a call about a sick person at a local hotel, Statesboro Police arrested a couple on drug charges. Officers found a collection of street drugs as well as pain medications and sedatives, police reports stated.
After an interview with the victim, a Portal man already jailed on rape charges was also charged with statutory rape, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Walter R. Deal. The victim also faces charges.
A man state troopers believe may have been struck by a car early New Year' Day was released from the hospital Friday, but says he doesn't really remember what happened.
A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday marked the beginning of construction for the new Bulloch County Animal Shelter, to be built adjacent to the current facility on Mill Creek Road.
A new mayor and two new Statesboro city council members took office Tuesday morning when they were sworn in before the Statesboro City Council meeting. The new members were honored with a breakfast reception before the business portion of the council meeting took place.
A Portal man was arrested Monday on charges he raped a teenager Christmas Day. The 14-year-old victim's father learned of the alleged rape Dec. 30 and called authorities, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
It would be a good idea to keep extra blankets handy because weather experts say the cold snap nipping at our noses in the South Georgia region won't go away any time soon.
A Statesboro woman is behind bars without bond, charged with kidnapping her own 5-year-old daughter. Kimberly Jane Kennedy, 27, Metts Lane, was apprehended in Screven County Saturday after an alert was issued for the 5-year-old, of whom her grandparents had legal custody, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Walter Deal.
Former Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston is used to seeing a packed courtroom, but Wednesday, there were no defendants, and Johnston was in front of the bench instead of behind it.
After today, speeding is going to cost way more than it has in the past. A new law will tack on a whopping $200 fine for some law breakers.
Christmas is over, and it's closet-cleaning time. People everywhere are making room for the new gifts they received, but many aren't simply tossing the old items - they're taking them to Goodwill.
Savannah attorney Benjamin Eichholz pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstruction of justice, one count in a 77-count indictment alleging he embezzled over $950,000 from employee and pension retirement plans.
Increased patrolling by area law enforcement agencies has paid off, Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said Monday.
A round up of people wanted on felony charges ended in 21 arrests Tuesday, and more may be coming.
One of three rap stars arrested on gun and drug charges after an April 18 concert at Georgia Southern University remains in the Bulloch County Jail almost two weeks later, denied bond until a judge approves a hearing.
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.