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Weinberger family offers statement

The Weinberger family issued the following statement this afternoon following the weekend death of Jay Weinberger....

09/07/09 - 3:52pm

Atlanta area woman killed as bullet comes through window

ROSWELL, Ga. — Police in Roswell are investigating the killing of a 20-year-old woman who died when she was struck by a bullet fired through an apartment window. Officials said Fantasia Byrd arrived in the Atlanta area less than two weeks ago. Police say numerous shots were fired through the w...

09/07/09 - 1:33pm

Crash after freeway chase kills Ga. motorcyclist

ATLANTA — The Georgia State Patrol says a motorcyclist who sped down Atlanta freeways while being pursued by police died when he crashed and was thrown into oncoming traffic. Troopers identified the victim of the Sunday night accident as 44-year-old John Frederick Freeman of McDonough. State ...

09/07/09 - 11:15am

Walk to raise hunger awareness

Golden Harvest Food Bank will hold a Hunger Awareness Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, starting at the Aiken Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W....

09/07/09 - 9:11am

Assault rifles stolen from Ga. police car

JONESBORO, Ga. — Clayton County police say they are looking for two assault rifles stolen from a police squad car. Clayton County Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Rebecca Brown says the police car was one of three broken into at the same apartment complex. Brown says the thieves tore open a d...

09/07/09 - 9:04am

Summer temp only hits 100 twice

This summer's temperatures have been about average, weather experts say, but there is one indicator that things might have been a bit cooler. The Augusta area has seen only two days this year where the temp topped 100. Al Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in West Columbi...

09/07/09 - 6:48am

Air lock door prevents robbery

Two men were prevented from robbing a North Augusta hotel early Sunday morning by an air lock door.

09/07/09 - 5:59am

UGA coed says she was kidnapped, beaten

ATHENS, Ga. -- Detectives with the Athens-Clarke Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff's Office are working to piece together the circumstances surrounding an early-morning abduction of a University of Georgia student. A Jackson County sheriff's deputy found the 20-year-old female vi...

09/07/09 - 6:24am

Lone fight with Pfizer may net SC larger payout, McMaster says

South Carolina, as the only state that didn't accept part of a $2.3 billion settlement from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. over illegal sales tactics, stands to gain more in the end, state Attorney General Henry McMaster said. McMaster said his office has been negotiating its own settlement w...

09/07/09 - 5:42am

Staph leads SC hospital to keep surgeons from operating room

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina hospital says it kept 15 surgeons, nurses and other employees out of its operating rooms because of staph infections. Officials at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Charleston told The Post and Courier of Charleston says they tested 68 operating room staf...

09/07/09 - 5:36am

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