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Poker-playing priest from Aiken loses out on $1 million prize

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina priest missed the $1 million top prize in a poker tournament to be televised this weekend, but he won $100,000 for his church and he hopes his participation gives viewers a "fun twist" on their perceptions of the priesthood.

12/22/09 - 6:30pm

McDuffie man hit wrong house with firebomb, authorities say

THOMSON, Ga. - Authorities say Robert Holt, 25, wanted to get back at his old girlfriend by throwing a Molotov cocktail through the window of her home. But he got the wrong house. He is being held today without bond, charged with throwing the firebomb through the window of a Dell Drive house on Su...

12/22/09 - 2:13pm

Shooting victim is identified

The victim in the shooting on Augusta's Sixth Avenue this morning has been tentatively identified as Charles Rodriquez Harris, 41, with no known address. The Richmond County Coroner’s Office, it is trying to notify any next of kin of Mr. Harris. Arrest records indicate that he might also h...

12/22/09 - 10:44pm

Pitcher Javy Vazquez sent to Yankees for Cabrera

NEW YORK - Two people familiar with the trade tell The Associated Press that pitcher Javy Vazquez has been traded back to the New York Yankees by the Atlanta Braves.

12/22/09 - 1:29pm

SCLC leadership is removed

ATLANTA -– Officials at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference have removed the organization's board chairman and treasurer while they conduct an internal investigation into claims of mismanagement.

12/22/09 - 7:21pm

Men held in couple's deaths

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A missing Effingham County man was found slain in a north Georgia river Monday, one day after the body of his wife was found nearby. Two men have been charged in the killings.

12/22/09 - 7:20pm

Inmate who tried hanging dies

ROCK HILL, S.C. -– An inmate has died four days after he tried to hang himself. The Herald of Rock Hill reported that 54-year-old James Wylie Sexton Jr., of York, died Sunday morning at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. York County Public Works Director David Harmon says Sexton had been a...

12/22/09 - 7:21pm

Senate again passes health bill

WASHINGTON — President Obama's health care overhaul easily cleared its second 60-vote test in the Senate early Tuesday morning.

12/22/09 - 8:35pm

Woman destroys perfume display

ATHENS, Ga. — Athens-Clarke police are looking for a woman who destroyed $1,000 worth of perfume at a store after being told she couldn't return items without a receipt.

12/22/09 - 8:26am

Shoplifting suspect dies in struggle

DUNWOODY, Ga. — Police are investigating the death of a man who was grabbed and pinned to the ground by security officers who suspected him of shoplifting. Dunwoody Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Carlson says 38-year-old Marty Bridges was trying to flee a Walmart when store security officers grabb...

12/22/09 - 7:21pm
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