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Friday February 12th, 2016 3:46PM
Police standoff ends peacefully at Gainesville hotel
It took about 90 minutes for Gainesville Police to take a suspect into custody Friday afternoon, following a standoff outside a hotel room.
2:50PM ( 56 minutes ago )
VIDEO: Officials open new Hall County Correctional Institute, warden touts cost savings
The new Hall County Correctional Institute opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday by Warden Walt Davis, who touted his department's ability to bring the cost of the $7 million facility down nearly 50 percent.
2:12PM ( 1 hour ago )
Deputies search for two missing Hall County inmates
Two women are wanted after failing to return from a work detail Monday night in Hall County.
1:27PM ( 2 hours ago )
Man jailed this week for January robbery in Gainesville
​A suspect's decision to pull a knife has resulted in a robbery charge in a case that initially would have been a misdemeanor, Gainesville Police said Friday.
11:50AM ( 3 hours ago )
Fire official: South Hall fire started around chimney
​Investigators believe a Thursday afternoon fire that damaged a home in South Hall County was accidental and started near the chimney, fire officials said Friday morning.
10:15AM ( 5 hours ago )
Weekend work to close lane of Dawsonville Highway bridge over Lanier
​Transportation crews are expected to block one lane of Ga. 53 West or Dawsonville Highway over Lake Lanier in Hall County over the weekend.
8:36AM ( 7 hours ago )
UNG fraternity suspended by national office for hazing, alcohol allegations
The National Fraternity of Sigma Nu has suspended the Kappa chapter at the University of North Georgia.
2:09PM ( 1 hour ago )
A rebound in bank shares and energy companies lifts US shares after 5 straight down days
A strong rebound in oil prices and an encouraging report on retail sales helped lift the U.S. stock market in afternoon trading Friday, putting it on course for its first gain in a week. Financial and...
2:01PM ( 1 hour ago )
A former transgender inmate who had complained that she didn't get adequate treatment for her gender identity condition has settled a lawsuit against Georgia prison officials
ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Georgia has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former transgender inmate whose case drew the attention of the Justice Department after she complained pri...
1:50PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Police say a man with a machete entered an Ohio restaurant and immediately started attacking employees and patrons, leaving four people hurt
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — From the front door, the man with the machete didn't have a straight path to people in the booths at the small suburban restaurant. He stepped by the welcoming greeting on the fr...
3:30PM ( 16 minutes ago )
Brazil's health minister says there is no doubt that Zika is connected to microcephaly
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's health minister said Friday that authorities were "absolutely sure" that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects and rejected criticism that the gover...
3:23PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, an historic development in the 1,000-year schism that divided Christianity
HAVANA (AP) — Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, an historic development in the 1,000-year schism that divided...
3:14PM ( 31 minutes ago )
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Basketball: Region semifinal slate tips off today around northeast Georgia (full schedule)
Area regions have -- outside of 8-A -- determined their state tournament participants; starting today those teams will duke it out for seeding and a shot region glory
5:46PM ( 1 hour from now )
Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming himself on a treadmill Friday
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday.At the same time Stewart was offering detail...
1:44PM ( 2 hours ago )
7-AAA Tournament: Indians, Spartans, Vikings join Banks Co. boys in semifinals
East Hall, West Hall, and Lumpkin County all took wins Thursday in the Region 7-AAA Tournament at the East Hall gym to join Banks County in advancing to the Class AAA boys state tournament...
12:17PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Visa on Friday disclosed its ownership in Friday in Square, the mobile payment services company co-founded and led by Jack Dorsey
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in the mobile payment services company Square rose sharply Friday after Visa disclosed the details of its ownership stake in the company.While Visa's stake amounts to about 1 pe...
3:36PM ( 9 minutes ago )
U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased...
12:25PM ( 3 hours ago )
He doesn't boast about being an expert deal-maker like Donald Trump, but Antonio Costa is quietly building a reputation as a canny negotiator and a government leader to watch in southern Europe
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — He doesn't boast about being an expert deal-maker like Donald Trump, but new Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa is quietly building a reputation as a canny negotiator and...
12:16PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Arturo O'Farrill's Grammy-nominated CD made in Havana at turning point in US-Cuba ties
NEW YORK (AP) — Arturo O'Farrill's Grammy-nominated "Cuba: The Conversation Continues" just happened to be made in Havana by American and Cuban musicians at a dramatic turning point in relations betwe...
2:40PM ( 1 hour ago )
The Cook County medical examiner's office is considering how best to preserve and display the newly unearthed autopsy reports alongside inquest transcripts from Chicago's infamous gangland Valentine's Day massacre of 1929
CHICAGO (AP) — Written by hand, the autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly describe why the Valentine's Day massacre of 1929 is still considered Chicago's most infamous gangland killing....
2:10PM ( 1 hour ago )
Amazon's new documentary-style newsmagazine, 'The New Yorker Presents,' captures the magazine's rhythms
NEW YORK (AP) — After working 18 years at "The Daily Show," Kahane Cooperman had only a weekend off last summer before starting a job running Amazon's new video version of The New Yorker magazine.In r...
2:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming himself on a treadmill Friday
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday.At the same time Stewart was offering detail...
1:44PM ( 2 hours ago )
Gainesville to update alcohol code for wine sampling
Some new rules are on the way for Gainesville businesses that offer wine samplings, thanks to an update to the city's alcoholic beverage ordinance presented Thursday morning to city council members.
10:37AM ( 1 day ago )