Wednesday November 25th, 2015 6:45PM
The big getaway: Thanksgiving travelers hit the road and pack airports, despite terror fears
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fear...
5:41PM ( 1 hour ago )
Traffic slowed Wed. afternoon by overturned dump truck on Candler Hwy.
Traffic was slowed on Candler Highway in Gainesville Wednesday afternoon because of an overturned dump truck near Cottrell Trailers.
3:39PM ( 3 hours ago )
Gainesville officials say 2,600 gallons of sludge accidentally pumped into Flat Creek
City officials said an estimated 2,600 gallons of sludge was accidentally pumped into Flat Creek Tuesday evening.
2:31PM ( 4 hours ago )
Man faces charges in Hall subdivision home invasion
A 20-year-old Gainesville man faces charges in an early September home invasion in Hall County.
12:12PM ( 6 hours ago )
Police probe killing after man found dead inside Lawrenceville home
Police are investigating the killing of a man whose body was found inside a home in the Lawrenceville area outside Atlanta.
12:05PM ( 6 hours ago )
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US sales of new homes rise 10.7 percent in October, propelled by buying in Northeast
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, returning to this year's trend of an improving market for real estate developers and builders.The C...
11:06AM ( 7 hours ago )
Border Patrol: Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied children crossed US-Mexico border in October
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics show nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in October, almost double the...
5:53PM ( 52 minutes ago )
Georgia sheriff revels in 'politically incorrect' sign
The Harris County sheriff has posted a sign outside his department that says his county is politically incorrect, and anyone who has a problem with that can leave.
5:27PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Interview: Coke executive addresses company's 'adversarial' relationship with critics
NEW YORK (AP) — Coke says it wants to mend relations with critics of its sugary drinks.Sandy Douglas, president of Coke North America, said in an interview with The Associated Press that Coke is hopin...
4:35PM ( 2 hours ago )
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At funeral for Minneapolis man killed by police, speakers vow to continue seeking justice
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a Minneapolis church on Wednesday for the funeral of a black man whose death in a confrontation with police has sparked days of ongoing protests, while cha...
6:18PM ( 26 minutes ago )
Student body president targeted by racist remarks says university unsafe for women of color
SEATTLE (AP) — The student body president of Western Washington University said Wednesday she has received death threats involving her race and no longer feels safe on the Bellingham campus."These att...
5:46PM ( 58 minutes ago )
Rule change on federal tribal recognition spurs hopes of Native Americans in Louisiana bayous
LAFITTE, La. (AP) — Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town — even fighting with his fists to defe...
5:35PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Wolves proving early skeptics wrong
It’s hard to imagine a Buford team having to play with a chip on its shoulder. But if ever there has been a collective group of Wolves that felt the need, the 2015 squad is it.
5:14PM ( 1 hour ago )
(VIDEO) Dawson County seniors leading, enjoying Tigers' march through history
At the start of the season, Dawson County football players knew their team had plenty of potential -- but this has them pinching themselves a little bit.
9:39PM ( 21 hours ago )
Five games, five state title hopes go on the line Friday
Three area football teams are playing for history, while two more are looking to reclaim their spots in the state semifinals on Friday, as the quarterfinal round of the GHSA playoffs gets underway.
9:30PM ( 21 hours ago )
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Friday Game Night
Marshall brothers add turkey to Georgia-Ga Tech rivalry
The Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry this year will feature a Thanksgiving feast that brings opposing players to the same dinner table.
10:52AM ( 7 hours ago )
Boys basketball: Discovery knocks off White County for Turkey Shootout title
Discovery won the boys Turkey Shootout Tournament at Chestatee High Tuesday with a 71-61 victory over White County in the finals.
12:16AM ( 18 hours ago )
Boys basketball: Lions take out Vikings for Piedmont Classic crown
The Lakeview Academy boys basketball team knocked off East Hall 87-69 on Tuesday to claim the Piedmont College Hardwood Classic title in Demorest.
12:07AM ( 18 hours ago )
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Dueling portraits of media mogul Redstone's health emerge in court fight over medical care
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A legal battle that began Wednesday over medical care for ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone has produced dueling portraits of the billionaire's health and mental state.Redstone's f...
6:05PM ( 39 minutes ago )
California demands fixes to 16,000 more VW, Porsche. Audi cars as scandal widens
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California air quality regulators on Wednesday demanded a recall of up to 16,000 additional Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesels as the Volkswagen emissions scandal widened.The noti...
5:51PM ( 54 minutes ago )
Turing reneges on cutting $750-a-pill drug's price, rival's new 99-cent version selling well
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pled...
5:41PM ( 1 hour ago )
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After uproar, ads featuring Nazi imagery pulled from New York City subway
NEW YORK (AP) — An ad campaign that featured Nazi imagery has been pulled from the New York City subway system.Seats on the 42nd Street shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal were wra...
4:58PM ( 1 hour ago )
No passport needed: Nat Geo Wild takes TV viewers on live African safaris for 'Big Cat Week'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a chaser to the Thanksgiving feast and football, consider heading out on an African safari.There's strictly armchair travel involved for Nat Geo Wild's live telecasts from Sabi S...
4:51PM ( 1 hour ago )
Massachusetts court tosses defamation lawsuits filed by founder of '70s rock band Boston
BOSTON (AP) — Defamation lawsuits filed by the founder of the rock group Boston against the ex-wife of the band's late lead singer and the Boston Herald were thrown out Wednesday by the highest court...
3:30PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Hamlin scores pole for Sprint Cup finale at Homestead
Denny Hamlin played the role of spoiler by taking the pole in Friday night’s qualifying for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, denying any of the four finalists in the Chase for the Sprint Cup a chance at the coveted front row in the season-finale race.
By Pete McCole
9:24PM ( 4 days ago )
Jobless insurance claims up statewide in Oct., but not in Gainesville
First-time claims for unemployment insurance were up ten percent in Georgia in October compared to September but down nearly 30 percent in Gainesville.
11:00AM ( 4 days ago )