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NFL star Vick leaves prison for home confinement

RICHMOND, Va. - Suspended NFL star Michael Vick left a Kansas prison before dawn Wednesday to begin home confinement in Virginia, one of his attorneys said, the latest step on a journey that Vick hopes will lead to his reinstatement.

05/20/09 - 2:30pm

Beech Island store robbed again

AIKEN -- Two of three juveniles wanted in a Saturday armed robbery of a Beech Island convenience store are believed to have hit the same location again this morning, according to police. The case has authorities considering whether there's a gang connection, and it's even prompted a nickname for t...

05/20/09 - 3:37pm

Athens convenience stores raided

ATHENS, Ga. — Authorities have arrested convenience store owners and employees in Clarke and Oconee counties suspected of buying stolen property from burglars. Authorities said Tuesday they even gave thieves shopping lists of what to steal, and officials said some of the stores were running c...

05/20/09 - 4:16pm

Stimulus dollars could fund new SC interstate to Midwest

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A $10 million federal stimulus grant for Horry County should held jump-start work on Interstate 73 in the northeastern corner of South Carolina. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that Transportation Commissioner Danny Isaac told county council the $10 million can be us...

05/20/09 - 4:17pm

Coal-fired power plant losing support, environmentalists say

Four of 10 electric membership cooperatives planning a $2 billion coal-fired power plant in Washington County have pulled out of the project, according to environmental groups that have campaigned against the 850-megawatt generating station. Jackson Electric Membership Corp., Diverse Power Inc., Ex...

05/20/09 - 4:37pm

Congressman Barrow gets new GOP challenger

Former Thunderbolt Councilman Carl Smith wants to be the Republican nominee against Democratic incumbent John Barrow. Smith, a native of Thunderbolt, Ga., who serves as the town's fire chief, is seeking his party's nomination in the 12th Congressional District, which stretches to Richmond C...

05/20/09 - 4:20pm

SC foster mother charged in child's death

COLUMBIA — A pediatric nurse and foster mother in South Carolina has been charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of a 9-month-old boy. The State reported Wednesday that the Richland County grand jury indicted 30-year-old Angela Deniece Dukes of Columbia on the more serious charge in...

05/20/09 - 8:01am

Police to reveal results of 5th-grader suicide probe

DECATUR, Ga. — DeKalb County school officials will announce today the results of an inquiry into the suicide of a 5th-grader. The school district has spent the past month reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of 11-year-old Jaheem Herrera. Authorities say a family member discover...

05/20/09 - 8:27am

Mega Millions jackpot now $16 million

ATLANTA — The grand prize for the multistate Mega Millions lottery has been rolled over — to $16 million. The jackpot has increased because no player matched all the winning numbers from Tuesday's $12 million drawing. The next Mega Millions drawing will be Friday night. Although th...

05/20/09 - 4:14pm

Suspect named, 2 dead after apartment altercation

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has named a suspect in the double stabbing murder at a south Augusta apartment complex early this morning. Joshua Bernard Ferguson, 52, will be charged with two counts of murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime in the slayings of Jesse...

05/20/09 - 5:05pm

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