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Jurors watch confession video in death of Brunswick boy

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Jurors watched intensely Thursday the rest of a DVD recording of David Edenfield confessing that he sexually assaulted then choked 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. to death. On the recording, Edenfield is seen calmly describing the killing as exciting and saying he acted ...

10/02/09 - 5:25am

Ga. mother found guilty of starving twin sons

JONESBORO, Ga. — A Lovejoy mother has been found guilty of nearly starving her twin sons to death when they were 13 months old. The jury found 25-year-old Tessa Zelek guilty on all 10 counts today after about an hour of deliberations. Zelek faces up to 54 years in prison and is scheduled to b...

10/01/09 - 6:36pm

H1N1 vaccine shipment has begun

Shipment of the novel influenza A H1N1 vaccine has begun and some doses will arrive in Georgia and South Carolina next week.

10/01/09 - 6:15pm

Judge rules for MCG in request for Evans surgery center

A doctors group has won a legal round in its pursuit of building a $34 million ambulatory surgery center in Columbia County.

10/01/09 - 6:16pm

Authorities searching for shoplifting suspects

Authorities are searching for suspects who they say stole $500 worth of merchandise from an Aiken store. The suspects entered the Hobby Lobby in the 2500 block of Whiskey Road around 7 p.m. Sept. 23, and shoplifted scrapbook stickers, Aiken Department of Public Safety Sgt. Aaron Dowdy said in a new...

10/01/09 - 2:26pm

Sanford visits Aiken County

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford told people today his mission was to use the current "political energy" around him to advance the story of South Carolina.

10/01/09 - 6:23pm

Sheriff says deputy suggested bribe that led to his arrest

The Richmond County deputy arrested Wednesday for taking a bribe from a traffic stop suspect initiated the transaction, Sheriff Ronnie Strength said at a press conference today. Deputy Victor Goad, Jr. stopped a car with four passengers on Battle Row in the Harrisburg neighborhood on Saturday at ab...

10/01/09 - 2:46pm

Juror dismissed after report of murder trial comments

A Superior Court Judge today dismissed a juror from a murder trial for discussing the case with other jurors and possibly proclaiming his belief that the defendants are innocent. Judge James G. Blanchard said the man was told, along with all jurors, prior to the start of the trial for Willie Bernar...

10/01/09 - 1:24pm

Revamped Carter Museum opens today in Atlanta

Former president celebrates his 85th birthday at event.

10/01/09 - 12:44pm

Georgia's high school graduation rate rises again

ATLANTA — Georgia's high school graduation rate is up this year, with nearly eight out of 10 students getting diplomas. New state data released today show that the state's graduation rate rose to 78.9 percent this year, up 3 percentage points from last year. That means nearly 4,500 mo...

10/01/09 - 11:29am

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