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Friday May 29th, 2015 8:31AM
Fire, possible explosions destroy mobile home near Lula
A late night fire in east Hall County destroyed a double-wide home, and Hall County fire officials said neighbors heard a series of explosions just before the fire erupted.
8:19AM ( 11 minutes ago )
Guns, training gun found where police say sheriff shot woman
Investigators recovered multiple guns as well as a fake training gun from the empty model home where police said a Georgia sheriff shot and critically wounded a woman, according to law enforcement documents.
7:01AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Wreck involving church bus results in multiple injuries
A head-on crash involving a church bus and a Lincoln Town Car left around 20 people hurt near Toccoa Thursday night.
12:04AM ( 8 hours ago )
Hall Co. Commission delays agreement with F. Branch for road improvements
An intergovernmental agreement that has been in consideration for four years that would bring turn lanes and new pavement to the intersection of McEver Road and Gainesville Street is going to wait, at least for now.
8:30PM ( 12 hours ago )
Interim Gainesville City Manager announced
Melody Marlowe, the city's Chief Financial Officer, has been named the Interim Gainesville City Manager and will begin her duties on July 3.
5:23PM ( 15 hours ago )
Federal prosecutors indict ex-US Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert on bank-related charges
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors indict ex-US Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert on bank-related charges.
5:08PM ( 15 hours ago )
Georgia Hooters waitress donates kidney to longtime regular
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — A waitress at a Hooters in Georgia will donate her kidney to a longtime regular customer of the restaurant.WXIA-TV (http://on.11alive.com/1Jbsi1j) reports Don Thomas is a frequent...
7:20AM ( 1 hour ago )
3rd Ga. man pleads guilty in anti-government militia plot
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a third man has pleaded guilty in an anti-government militia plot.
10:02PM ( 10 hours ago )
Man fatally shot by central Ga. sheriff's deputy
Putnam County sheriff's officials say a man has died after a confrontation with a deputy.
6:34PM ( 13 hours ago )
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THE LATEST: Qataris defend integrity in 2022 World Cup bid
ZURICH (AP) — The latest on FIFA developments:___14:10 p.m. (1210 GMT; 8:10 a.m. EDT)Qatar is defending its integrity in its first statement since Swiss police on Wednesday opened a criminal investiga...
8:13AM ( 17 minutes ago )
Blatter says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis
ZURICH (AP) — The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Frid...
8:09AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Volcano erupts in southern Japan, spewing ash high into sky
TOKYO (AP) — A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authoritie...
7:59AM ( 31 minutes ago )
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VIDEO: Spring sports standouts provided countless memories for area fans
It's been an incredible few months on the prep sports scene... And we've been lucky enough to see a lot of it in person.
5:48PM ( 9 hours from now )
Ralston guns down another tournament title, sets personal bests in process
Gainesville prep golfer Spencer Ralston began his summer tournament schedule with a bang this week, winning the Orchard Hills Junior Classic in Newnan by firing an 18-under-par 126 over 36 holes.
11:59AM ( 3 hours from now )
Georgia, ex-Habersham standout McCoy chosen as Nicklaus Award finalist
Georgia golfer Lee McCoy has been chosen as one of five finalists for the 2015 Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday.
11:00AM ( 2 hours from now )
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Vatican's anti-money laundering norms taking hold
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Friday it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a sign that tough new anti-money laundering norms are ta...
7:46AM ( 44 minutes ago )
Greek bank deposits fall to lowest in more than a decade
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek bank deposits have fallen to their lowest in more than a decade, new statistics show, as Greeks worried about their new government's painfully slow negotiations with credit...
6:54AM ( 1 hour ago )
China stocks seesaw, investors jittery after big tumble
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks seesawed on Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off while other world benchmarks were uneven, as European shares slumped while Asian indexes f...
6:06AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final clos...
8:13AM ( 16 minutes ago )
Who? Townshend, Springsteen, Daltrey jam at NYC event
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager, and joined Townshend...
2:58AM ( 5 hours ago )
Suge Knight returns to court to try to dismiss murder case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight's lawyer argues that a murder case against the former rap music mogul should be dismissed because one of the men he allegedly ran over earlier this year didn't...
2:39AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Weatherman wins in ARCA road course debut at NJMP
Kyle Weatherman spent time in the dirt, spun in the grass and stalled his car trying to get off pit road. He also won the ARCA 150 presented by Unique Pretzels at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J. on Sunday, leading the final five laps for his career-first ARCA Racing Series win.
By Doug Donnelly
8:00AM ( 4 days ago )
Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable
Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
9:45PM ( 3 days ago )