Fri, 24 May 2013 16:49:17 -0400 Ex-Ga. prison guard guilty in contraband scheme A former east Georgia prison guard has been sentenced to more than two years of probation for trying to smuggle contraband into the Augusta State Medical Prison.
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:49:06 -0400 LaFayette SRO Tases Girl to Stop Fight by John Madewell The LaFayette Chief of Police says a LaFayette High School Resource Officer followed appropriate guidelines when he tased a female student to break up a fight Thursday. ...
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:47:54 -0400 Obama's drone rules leave unanswered questions President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can...
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:18:56 -0400 DA: Tenn. victims shot after drugs handed over A former police officer, accused of killing two people during a robbery at an east Tennessee pharmacy, gunned down his victims after they complied with his demands for painkillers, a prosecutor said Friday.
Local citizens, river guides, and whitewater rafting outfitters banded together to tackle litter in the Ocoee River, as part of the National River Cleanup 2013. The Ocoee River Outfitters Association conducted a stream cleanup with the help of approximately 130 volunteers. "The Ocoee River Outfitters Association is dedicated to protecting the Ocoee River because a healthy community starts with a healthy river. Clean and healthy rivers have the potential to provide everything from clean drinking water, to recreation opportunities, to fish and wildlife habitats," said Blake McPherson, co-chairman of the 2013 Ocoee River Cleanup and Manager of Cherokee Rafting. "What we do here not only affects our local tourism & recreation opportunities, but we also have to look downstream. Rivers connect us. And not just to communities and ecosystems downstream, but to past and future generations as well," stated McPherson. National River Cleanup, sponsored by American Rivers, is a series of community-based stream cleanups happening nationwide.
A Chattanooga Police Officer has found himself on the wrong side of the law. Officer Brian Smith was arrested yesterday for Domestic Simple Assault. He was suspended with pay pending the outcome of his internal affairs investigation.
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:03:09 -0400 Wildlife Biologists Seek Public Comment on Hunting Seasons Hunters have until Monday (May 27, 2013) to comment to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on hunting regulations for the next seasons. The proposals are online at www.tnwildlife.org and comments to TWRA can also be e-mailed to
Fri, 24 May 2013 15:47:55 -0400 Dog Fighting Investigation in Chattanooga An investigation is underway into a possible dog-fighting ring in Chattanooga Friday. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was executing a search warrant at 6302 Talledega Ave. during a drug investigation when they discovered evidence of dog fighting. ...
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:07:58 GMT US man in court over Czech deaths A 20-year-old American appears in a US court, accused of stabbing his relatives to death in the Czech Republic and setting fire to their bodies.
Fri, 24 May 2013 18:19:27 GMT US bridge collapse 'caused by lorry' The collapse of a road bridge over a river in the north-west US state of Washington was caused by an oversized lorry's crash, say officials.
Fri, 24 May 2013 17:35:46 GMT Obama: Sex assaults harm military President Barack Obama tells US Navy graduates they must help end a culture of sexual assault that is tarnishing the image of the military.
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:51:48 GMT News Corp to split in two on 28 June News Corp announces it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses next month, both to be led by Rupert Murdoch.
Fri, 24 May 2013 15:21:38 GMT Obama defends 'just' drones war President Obama defends the use of drones as a "just war" of self-defence against deadly militants, and a campaign that has made America safer.
Fri, 24 May 2013 11:41:38 GMT Amazon reveals fan fiction platform Fan fiction authors will be able to publish and sell some titles in the US via new e-book platform Kindle Worlds.
Fri, 24 May 2013 11:41:33 GMT VIDEO: Openly gay US Boy Scouts allowed The Boy Scouts of America organisation has voted to welcome openly gay scouts from January 2014, but a ban on openly gay adult scout leaders will remain in place.
WASHINGTON (AP) — No one answered the tax-help hotline at the IRS on Friday. And you could forget about getting advice on avoiding foreclosures at the 80 Housing and Urban Development field offices nationwide.
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:46:39 -0400 Interpol rejects Russia bid to locate UK investor PARIS (AP) — The international police agency Interpol has rejected a Russian push to locate and arrest a Britain-based investor who is a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin's regime.
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:42:45 -0400 Obama to visit Oklahoma, tour Jersey Shore with Gov. Chris Christie President Barack Obama will travel to Oklahoma City on Sunday "to see first-hand the response to the devastating tornadoes and severe weather" that ravaged the area, meet with families affected by the devastation, and thank emergency responders, the White House announced Friday. On Tuesday, Obama will head to the Jersey Shore to assess the rebuilding [...]
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:34:29 -0400 Arizona investigating angry email sent lawmakers PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's bitter debate over a signature part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has sparked an investigation into lawmakers' safety after at least nine legislators received a threatening email over Gov. Jan Brewer's push to expand Medicaid access.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can be deployed.
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Fri, 24 May 2013 17:14:03 EDT Your National Forecast Summary Midwest - However, due to the intense nature of the surface low it will continue to impact the region with strong winds, ... South - A cold front will push into the region by Wednesday morning with much of the rain unlikely to push east ... Northeast - The lone exceptions will be portions of New England and Upstate New York where a wintry mix of freezing rain, ... West - The lone exception may be the Sierra Nevada where some rain or snow showers will be possible with an upper-level ... For more details...