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Georgia, Pooler officials break ground on new GBI crime lab

1 hour 28 min ago
News Crime & Courts

State and local officials brought out the gold shovels Monday to celebrate the forthcoming construction of a new Georgia Bureau of Investigation regional crime laboratory in Pooler.

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Speeding Georgia man had alien doll passenger

1 hour 57 min ago
News

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Police say a motorcycle officer who stopped a driver for speeding on a suburban highway north of Atlanta had an ‘extraterrestrial encounter’ — sort of.

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Savannah-Chatham police arrest 17-year-old in shooting of 16-year-old

2 hours 13 min ago
News Crime & Courts

Savannah-Chatham police’s Violent Crimes detectives arrested Pedro Walker, 17, on Monday for the June 22 shooting of a 16-year-old male.

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Boy Scouts honor 4 Savannah trailblazers with Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

2 hours 26 min ago
News

Four black Savannah trailblazers were honored with the Whitney M. Young Jr. awards on Monday at a ceremony held by Boy Scouts of America’s Coastal Georgia Council.

Read more will.peebles@savannahnow.com Photos Will Peebles

Armed Services panel chairman seeks $696 billion DOD budget

2 hours 50 min ago
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WASHINGTON — Declaring the U.S. military in dire need of rebuilding, an influential House committee chairman pressed his case Monday for $696 billion defense budget in 2018 — more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Collins hopes for hands-on lessons from Millsap with Hawks

2 hours 59 min ago
News Sports

ATLANTA — John Collins has used Hawks star Paul Millsap’s versatile game as a model for the player he hopes to become with Atlanta.

Read more The Associated Press Photos CHARLES ODUM

COMMENTARY: Kids still playing for all the marbles — literally

3 hours 24 min ago
News Sports

In this world of pompous athletes, overbearing coaches, money-grubbing owners and a win-at-all-costs mindset, it’s easy to become jaded.

Read more The Associated Press Photos PAUL NEWBERRY

Spokeswoman: Cosby town hall’s about education, not assault

3 hours 33 min ago
News

LOS ANGELES — A spokeswoman for Bill Cosby says the outcry over his plan to hold town hall meetings is misguided.

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UPDATE: Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrests man in West 38th Street homicide

3 hours 57 min ago
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UPDATE: Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have arrested one man for the June 23 murder of 76-year-old Shep Morrell.

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Video shows Jacksonville cop threatening young black man with jail after jaywalking

4 hours 24 min ago
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A viral video posted to Facebook last week shows a Jacksonville sheriff’s officer threatening a young black man with jail time after he crossed the street without a walk signal.

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Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

4 hours 41 min ago
News Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, in a blow to GOP leaders’ hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.

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Dali’s bones to be exhumed in Spain for paternity test

4 hours 52 min ago
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MADRID — A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed to settle a paternity suit, despite opposition from the state-run foundation that manages the artist’s estate.

Read more The Associated Press Photos Aritz Parra

Promised college loan forgiveness, borrowers wait and wait

5 hours 37 min ago
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BOSTON — Danielle Ramos’ student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.

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The Latest: Prosecutor uses Joe Arpaio’s words against him

6 hours 23 min ago
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PHOENIX — The criminal trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has opened with a federal prosecutor using the former lawman’s news releases and TV interviews against him.

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Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in Mississippi

7 hours 6 min ago
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JACKSON, Miss. — A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized.

Read more The Associated Press Photos EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS

Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

7 hours 49 min ago
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MINNEAPOLIS — The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.

Read more The Associated Press Photos AMY FORLITI

Savannah-Chatham police need help finding missing teen

8 hours 32 min ago
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Savannah-Chatham police are looking for a teenager who went missing.

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What’s happened to the pro-gun wish list in Washington?

8 hours 57 min ago
News

ATLANTA (AP) — Gun rights advocates entered the Trump era with high hopes. After years of frustration they thought a gun-friendly president and Congress would advance their agenda. At the top of the list: a gun-owner’s ability to bring a legal weapon across any state lines, a policy known as reciprocity.

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Armstrong State Student earns national scholarship

9 hours 39 sec ago
News Your Good News

Armstrong State University Cell and Molecular Biology major Chelsea Sawyer has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Savannah Coastal... Read more

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