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Lakers beat Magic in overtime, take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers took a 2-0 in the NBA Finals, beating the Orlando Magic 101-96 in overtime Sunday night. Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, and Pau Gasol had a big overtime and finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Lakers moved within two wins of their 15th championshi...

06/07/09 - 11:15pm

Police chase ends in fiery crash

A police chase involving an armed robbery suspect ended tonight when the driver lost control of his SUV and crashed in a fiery blaze at a downtown Augusta hotel....

06/07/09 - 11:55pm

Missing man found near home

An 81-year-old Jefferson County man who suffers from dementia and had been missing since Friday afternoon was found tonight. Jefferson County sheriff's Lt. Robert Chalker said Elmer Lane was found about 8:30 p.m. in a wooded area about two miles east of his home. "Lane is in good condition con...

06/07/09 - 10:26pm

Gasoline prices still going up

Gasoline prices in the Augusta area continue to rise, consistent with state and national trends. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Augusta today was $2.38, up nine cents from the week before and 42 cents more than it cost a month ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge report. National...

06/07/09 - 7:37pm

Augusta day-care accident inspires Barrow legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to give day-care providers an incentive to tell parents about their insurance status. U.S. Rep. John Barrow, a Savannah Democrat whose 12th District extends to Augusta, introduced the federal legislation in response to a 2001 accident at an Augusta day-ca...

06/07/09 - 6:50pm

Stewart hangs on for first Cup points win as team owner

LONG POND, Pa. — Tony Stewart has won his first Cup points race as a team owner, coming from the rear of the field to win at Pocono Raceway. The Sprint Cup points leader had to start at the back of Sunday's race because of a practice accident forced him into his backup car. Then Stewart ga...

06/07/09 - 6:10pm

Late charge helps Woods win Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio – Tiger Woods has won the Memorial, breaking out of a four-way tie with birdies on his last two holes for a 7-under 65 and a one-shot victory in his final tournament before the U.S. Open. Woods overcame a four-shot deficit to become a four-time champion at Jack Nicklaus' tourn...

06/07/09 - 6:03pm

Jones, Braves rally past Brewers

ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson faded after a strong start to his major league debut, but Chipper Jones and the Braves offense snapped out of a scoring drought to bail out the rookie. Jones had four hits, including two homers, and matched his career high with five RBIs to help the Braves rally past Milwauke...

06/07/09 - 5:49pm

3 arrested in robbery, shooting

Three men are in jail in connection with a downtown shooting and robbery early this morning. David Barbour, 23; Brian Jamal Williams, 22; and Devon Anthony Howard, whose age was not available, face aggravated assault armed robbery and firearm charges in connection with the incidents, which occurred...

06/07/09 - 5:11pm

Report: Glavine may file grievance

ATLANTA - Braves general manager Frank Wren said Sunday he had no comment on a report Tom Glavine may file a grievance against the team following his release on Wednesday. Glavine said Friday he believes he was released for financial reasons and to clear a roster spot for Tommy Hanson, who made his...

06/07/09 - 4:39pm

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