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December 16, 2018 - 3:03 pm
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say two brothers are dead after they were struck by a freight train in central Georgia. The Telegraph of Macon reports the men died Saturday afternoon. Bibb County sheriff's Sgt. Linda Howard said they were apparently walking along the tracks when a Norfolk Southern...
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December 16, 2018 - 2:11 pm
MASCOT, Tenn. (AP) — An earthquake centered in eastern Tennessee also was felt in three other states. The U.S. Geological Survey website says the epicenter of the magnitude 3.0 earthquake early Sunday was about two miles (four kilometers) southeast of Mascot, near Knoxville. It also was felt in...
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December 16, 2018 - 2:11 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tests show water fixtures at 41 of Charlotte-Mecklenburg 89 oldest schools had unsafe levels of lead, and officials say those fixtures have been removed, blocked off or filtered as soon as the high levels were detected. The Charlotte Observer reports the school system has...
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December 16, 2018 - 12:50 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A coroner says an autopsy on a body pulled from a pond at a city park found no signs of trauma. News outlets report Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release that the cause of death is "pending further studies." He identified the dead person as 29-year-old...
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December 16, 2018 - 10:44 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been announced for a metro Atlanta police officer gunned down after a traffic stop. News outlets report the family of 24-year-old DeKalb County officer Edgar Isidro Flores has scheduled visitation at a funeral home Sunday and Monday evenings, followed by a...
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December 16, 2018 - 10:40 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — At the dead end of a dirt road in northeast Georgia, one local community has created its own neighborhood known as Earthsong within the wilderness. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the sustainable living community is tucked away in between small roads behind Athens' Georgia...
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December 16, 2018 - 10:32 am
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say at least six people were taken to metro Atlanta hospitals with broken bones and other injuries after a home's back deck collapsed. News outlets report about 15 people were standing on the deck in a Conyers neighborhood when it collapsed Saturday afternoon...
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December 16, 2018 - 10:00 am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A Fort Bragg sergeant has received the Army's highest award for heroism outside combat for his rescue of a driver from a car that was on fire. The Fayetteville Observer reports that Sgt. 1st Class Erik Kingsley received the Soldier's Medal for Heroism during a ceremony at...
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December 15, 2018 - 6:42 pm
BLYTHE, Ga. (AP) — A 62-year-old Georgia man who says he was shocked by police and handcuffed after a debilitating diabetic episode is speaking out. Walter McNeil, of Hephzibah, says Blythe Police got it wrong Dec. 5. He says he wants to ensure officers can distinguish between a medical emergency...
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December 15, 2018 - 3:00 pm
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — The Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina has grown by a few hundred acres. The Post and Courier reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently finalized its long-planned purchase of the 637-acre (257hectares 7847.5) Honey Hill Tract off S.C. Highway 45...
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