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Handcuffed workers await transportation to a processing center following a raid by U.S. immigration officials at Koch Foods Inc., plant in Morton, Miss. U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday and signaled that the early-morning strikes were part of a large-scale operation targeting owners as well as employees. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 09, 2019 - 6:40 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on immigration raids in Mississippi (all times local): 5:35 p.m. One of the Mississippi chicken processing plants caught in an immigration raid plans a job fair Monday. Illinois-based Koch (cook) Foods says it will be recruiting new workers for its Morton plant at a...
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Demolition of a historic building is shown on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Atlanta. The building is the site where the first country hit song is believed to have been recorded. Soon after demolition began on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, a Fulton County court ordered the work stopped and issued a temporary restraining order. Fiddlin' John Carson likely recorded "Little Log Cabin in the Lane" in the building in 1923. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)
August 09, 2019 - 5:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A court order has stopped demolition after it had already began on a downtown Atlanta building where the first country hit song is believed to have been recorded. Part of the building was knocked down Thursday before crews learned a Fulton County judge issued a temporary restraining...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:05 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A drug charge has been dropped against a Georgia Southern quarterback after a white substance he identified as bird poop on his car's hood tested negative for cocaine. A Saluda County Sheriff's Office police report said deputies pulled Shai Werts over for speeding July 31 and...
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August 09, 2019 - 11:55 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina police officer has pleaded guilty to beating a black pedestrian in a case that sparked outrage after graphic video of the encounter surfaced. Christopher Hickman pleaded guilty Friday in Asheville to assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious...
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August 09, 2019 - 11:22 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An officer who shot and wounded a South Carolina man holding a gun in his own home through a window did not violate Greenville County Sheriff's Office policy. State agents say the investigation into whether deputy Kevin Azzara faces criminal charges in the June shooting in...
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August 09, 2019 - 8:51 am
AIKEN, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia congressional candidate who was accused of killing her husband has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter The Augusta Chronicle reports 33-year-old Kellie Lynn Collins was sentenced Thursday to 30 years behind bars. She was initially charged with murder in the...
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August 09, 2019 - 8:41 am
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (AP) — "School Prayer Zone" signs are cropping up near some schools in South Carolina. News outlets report the white and fluorescent green signs show two figures kneeling in prayer, their hands clasped above the words "2 Chronicles 7:14." The Bible verse promises those who pray and...
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August 09, 2019 - 7:43 am
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a Georgia man accused of killing a woman and assaulting three police officers. Citing a DeKalb County Sheriff's Office statement, WGCL-TV reports 27-year-old Otis D. Walker Jr. was arrested Thursday night in Lithonia by U.S. marshals and county...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:00 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two men were sentenced in separate cases to seven years or more in prison for distributing drugs. The Raleigh-based U.S. Attorney's Office said Miguel Angel Gierbolini was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison after previously pleading guilty to...
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August 09, 2019 - 4:42 am
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a Georgia man accused of killing a woman and assaulting three police officers. Citing a the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office statement, WGCL-TV reports 27-year-old Otis D. Walker Jr. was arrested Thursday night in Lithonia by U.S. marshals and...
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