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Convicted killer of toddler at McDonald's dies

COVINGTON, Ga. – Funeral services were held Thursday for a man convicted of killing a 2-year-old and injuring her mother, aunt and two young cousins in an attack with a car at a McDonald's restaurant three years ago. Shortly after his arrest in May 2006, it was learned that Lanny Perry Bar...

07/03/09 - 6:22am

SC serial killer blamed for 4 deaths in 6 days

GAFFNEY, S.C. - Authorities in South Carolina say they're looking for a serial killer they believe has shot four people to death within 10 miles of each other over the past six days.

07/03/09 - 5:36pm

Adams sees UGA among 5 best schools

The five best universities in the country are Stanford, the University of Chicago, MIT, Cal Tech and the University of Georgia - at least according to UGA President Michael Adams. Adams picked those schools as his top five in a peer assessment survey that accounts for the biggest part of the formul...

07/03/09 - 6:13am

Contract killer sentenced to death

ATLANTA – A Fulton County jury has sentenced a man to death for carrying out a contract killing by strangling a young mother with a vacuum cleaner cord. The defendant, 52-year-old Cleveland Clark, was convicted last Friday for the murder of Sparkle Rai nine years ago for $10,000. The same jury...

07/03/09 - 6:11am

Some scale back celebrations

Josephine Dunbar of Augusta is celebrating the Fourth of July on a budget this year. On Thursday she spent $6 on firecrackers and sparklers at Wacky Wayne’s Fireworks on U.S. Highway 1 in North Augusta. In years past, her family members each bought large amounts of fireworks, but they’re...

07/02/09 - 10:47pm

No charges against Wadley officer in shooting

The Jefferson County District Attorney will not file charges against a Wadley police officer who shot a man two months ago. District Attorney Hayward Altman announced the decision in a press release earlier this week. Cpl. Patrick Paquette, a part-time officer for the police department and a full...

07/02/09 - 10:01pm

Augusta manages just one run

Scoring opportunities came and went tonight at Lake Olmstead Stadium. With the exception of a fourth-inning RBI single from Ehire Adrianza, the Augusta GreenJackets failed to take advantage in another 2-1 loss to the Lexington Legends. For the second night in a row, the GreenJackets managed only on...

07/02/09 - 9:32pm

Diaz puts Atlanta up for good

ATLANTA – Matt Diaz drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning double and the Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 5-2 tonight to complete their first home sweep of the Phillies in four years. Diaz had his second consecutive three-hit game to lift the Braves to their fourth consecutive win an...

07/02/09 - 9:28pm

Two arrested in Wrens trying to cash counterfeit checks

Wrens police arrested two men today after they attempted to cash what authorities say are counterfeit checks at a Jet Store . Maros T. Johnson III, 30, from Atlanta has been charged by the Wrens Police Department with one count of forgery in the first degree, a felony. The identity of the seco...

07/02/09 - 8:19pm

SLED chief warns against using agency for political probes

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina's law enforcement chief expressed frustration today over "mischaracterizations" of the controversy surrounding Gov. Mark Sanford and warned against using his agency to probe allegations against politicians.

07/02/09 - 6:03pm

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