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August 15, 2018 - 11:55 pm
GREENVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is trying to determine how a 10-month-old baby died after she was found in the back seat of a car that a man was driving. Greenville police say officers pulled over 22-year-old Cameron Ramon Reese for speeding Wednesday morning. Reese ran...
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August 15, 2018 - 9:49 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia agency is seeking bids to salvage a 101-year-old Burnside Island cottage built by the uncle of a Savannah songwriter. The Savannah Morning News reports the bid request to salvage the Robert Mercer Cottage follow calls by preservationists to halt plans to demolish it...
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August 15, 2018 - 6:11 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina committee tasked with deciding the fate of three prominent Confederate monuments now located at the State Capitol grounds will announce its plan next week. State officials said in a news release Wednesday that the Confederate monuments study committee of the...
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August 15, 2018 - 5:04 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — He's been in and around South Carolina's government for decades, but Gov. Henry McMaster says his running mate's fresh perspective gives their ticket the ability to tackle the state's challenges with both experience and new ideas. Thanks to a recent law change, hopefuls for...
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August 15, 2018 - 4:53 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina centenarian is already considered the nation's third oldest person, but newly uncovered research could make her the oldest. Hester Ford was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina and she raised 12 children with her husband in Charlotte. As Ford prepared for...
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August 15, 2018 - 3:51 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officials in Minnesota say human error was to blame for a statewide 911 outage earlier this month. Minnesota's Emergency Communications Networks said Wednesday it has concluded its investigation into the Aug. 1 outage . Similar disruptions were reported in North Dakota and...
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August 15, 2018 - 3:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on toll lanes for Interstate 77 (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The N.C. Department of Transportation is backing a recommendation to convert one of the two proposed toll lanes for Interstate 77 near Charlotte into a free, general purpose lane. News outlets report...
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August 15, 2018 - 1:03 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the 2015 stabbing death of a man in South Carolina. News outlets reported that 38-year-old Rolando Aldama Ocampo entered an Alford plea to a voluntary manslaughter charge in Charleston this week. An Alford plea does not admit...
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August 15, 2018 - 11:38 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A top aide to former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed has become the latest person to plead guilty as part of an ongoing federal corruption investigation. Katrina Taylor-Parks pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to accept bribes while she was Reed's deputy chief of staff. Federal...
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August 15, 2018 - 11:05 am
MIAMI (AP) — Subtropical Storm Ernesto has formed far out over the Atlantic. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's maximum sustained winds Wednesday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with some additional strengthening possible over the next day. Ernesto is centered about 695 miles (1,120...
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