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Friday May 22nd, 2015 6:05AM
Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable
NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and call...
11:23PM ( 6 hours ago )
Former Hall employee arrested on meth-related charges
Hall County authorities have arrested a now former Hall County Parks Maintenance Supervisor on drug charges.
8:46PM ( 9 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
VIDEO: Law enforcement gears up for holiday weekend, boating season
Rangers from a host of law enforcement agencies are gearing up for the busy Memorial Day weekend out on the various waterways in Georgia; the holiday marks the unofficial beginning to the summer boating season.
6:01PM ( 12 hours ago )
Two Jefferson homes destroyed by fires
Two house fires, among other things, kept Jackson County Fire crews busy Thursday.
5:17PM ( 12 hours ago )
AEDs and opiate/opioid OD meds in all Gwinnett Police cruisers
Officers of the Gwinnett County Police Department will be equipped with two very important life-saving tools in their patrol cars: AEDs and Naloxone (Narcan).
3:47PM ( 14 hours ago )
By Staff
Gwinnett residents fall for phone scammers
Phone scammers are back at it in Gwinnett County, and the sheriff's office says the callers are using the same routine they always have, getting citizens to fall for their tricks.
2:31PM ( 15 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE (AP) — A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the m...
10:29PM ( 7 hours ago )
UNG plans to occupy top floor of Cumming City Hall
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.
6:16PM ( 11 hours ago )
GSP commander says Helen was unprepared for SoWo
Capt. Keith Canup, commander of Georgia State Patrol Troop B, says his troopers were unjustly criticized after conditions got out of hand during SoWo in Helen over the weekend. As operational commander over the six GSP posts in northeast Georgia, Canup asked AccessWDUN.com to run the following response from him in its entirety:
5:07PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Local/State
IS forces capture, kill dozens in Syria's Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and officials say Islamic State fighters are combing Palmyra, detaining and killing dozens of people two days after seizing the historic Syrian town.Homs-based activist Bebars...
5:40AM ( 24 minutes ago )
Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested
WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who was accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper.Members of a fugitive task force arrested Daron Dylon Win...
5:18AM ( 46 minutes ago )
US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people
BANGKOK (AP) — Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patro...
5:11AM ( 53 minutes ago )
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National
VIDEO: Gainesville baseball rides chemistry, momentum into championship series
For years, the Gainesville baseball team gazed at the outfield wall at Ivey-Watson Field -- adorned with seven state championship banners -- and wondered when the next might come.
5:01PM ( 10 hours from now )
Buford-Whitewater: Who has the experience in epic AAAA title showdown?
If experience is king in the playoffs, then is perhaps Buford, the No. 1 team in Class AAAA and considered by many to be the class of the entire state -- and ranked in the top 10 nationally -- the underdog in Saturday’s championship series against Whitewater?
1:10PM ( 7 hours from now )
Banged-up Hawks, Cavaliers adjust for Friday's Game 2
While the Atlanta Hawks try to figure out who will guard LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers are just grateful the four-time MVP is still standing.
10:40PM ( 7 hours ago )
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Sports
ECB tells governments: Don't wait to fix Europe's economy
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments that share the euro currency shouldn't wait for better times to push through reforms that would boost sluggish growth...
5:22AM ( 42 minutes ago )
China stocks hit 7-year high, Europe muted ahead of Fed
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high as investors pinned their hopes on further economic stimulus while most other world markets were subdued Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reser...
5:10AM ( 55 minutes ago )
Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US
DENVER (AP) — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.Now, a company that manufactures the tuk-tuk — the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that have...
5:04AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Business
Australia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes.
VIENNA (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia.The land from Down Under is making its debut in Europe's favorite song fest, invited as a...
4:33AM ( 1 hour ago )
5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial ser...
4:31AM ( 1 hour ago )
Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala
CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, and the aggressive banging of a hammer — the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share o...
3:32AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Entertainment
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Looking back at David Letterman's career
An interactive timeline about the life and career of talk show host David Letterman, who taped his last "Late Show" on Wednesday
By The Associated Press
4:16PM ( 1 day ago )
Chris Buescher wins in thrilling finish at Iowa Speedway
Chris Buescher and all but one driver battling at the front of the pack yearned for one last caution.
By Robert Gray-NASCAR Wire Service
10:48PM ( 4 days ago )
Two dead in Banks County double shooting
Two people are dead in what Banks County authorities are calling a domestic dispute.
4:01PM ( 4 days ago )
Hall Co. fire services promotes first female Chief Officer
Hall County Fire Services has promoted Captain Christie Grice to Battilion Chief of Business Services, the first promotion of a female to a Chief Officer position in the department's history.
6:24PM ( 2 days ago )