News for Wednesday, March 7, 2012


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Denver DA: Dead inmate linked to 3 new slayings

DENVER -- Investigators following the cold-case deaths of women from more than 30 years ago have linked three of them to a convicted triple murderer who a prosecutor said Wednesday could have been responsible for as many as 20 slayings.. District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said Vincent Groves, who died

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Video captures wrong-way Ohio driver who killed 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A wrong-way interstate driver slammed into a car full of sorority sisters on spring break about one minute after an Ohio trooper received a report about the errant driver, according to dashboard camera video released Wednesday by the State Highway Patrol.. The footage shows the wrong

Deputy, 2 others shot outside Okla. courthouse

TULSA, Okla. -- A sheriff's deputy, a suspected gunman and a bystander were wounded Wednesday afternoon during an exchange of gunfire outside a Tulsa courthouse, sending people scattering from a crowded plaza as an employee at a nearby library used his camera to chronicle the events.. Police spokesman Leland Ashley

LeBron scores 31, Wade 18 as Heat rally to beat Hawks 89-86

MIAMI -- LeBron James had 31 points and 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 18 points and set up Udonis Haslem for an alley-oop dunk with 12 seconds left, and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-86 on Wednesday night.. Miami won its 11th straight at home

PREP ROUNDUP: Eagles' Askew tosses shutout

A look at Wednesday's prep sports action.

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Old 'routine' for Buford girls' trip to Macon

Wolves' girls make familiar trip to Macon

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Causwell comes off bench to help Wesleyan girls into state finals

MACON -- Kaelyn Causwell cut to the baseline and drained a silky jump shot to put the finishing touch on Wesleyan's 55-40 state semifinal victory over Taylor County on Wednesday at the Macon Centreplex.. It was by no means the top-ranked Wolves' best game.. But a deep bench and

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HAMMOCK: County supremacy on the line in state hoops

Girls basketball Final Four in Class AAAAA will decide bragging rights

Woods, McIlroy try to build on momentum

DORAL, Fla. -- Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are at Doral to build momentum in different ways.. McIlroy is the new No. 1 in golf after winning the Honda Classic. He is not concerned with how long he can stay there as much as he is winning the Cadillac Championship

Pugh perfect prescription for Hawks

Junior pitcher goes the distance in Mill Creek win

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Decision delayed on development at stadium

Officials delayed consideration of changes to the development plan around Coolray Field.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Norcross group praises assisted suicide bill; Isakson touts cooperation with Israel

Georgia Right to Life encouraged by House action on assisted suicide; Isakson co-sponsors bipartisan bill to strengthen cooperation with Israel.

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Gwinnett-Cobb matchups highlight AAAAA girls state semis

Preview of Thursday's Class AAAAA girls state semifinals

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THOMAS: Rush's sincere apology and the left's double standard

The first apology by Rush Limbaugh, posted on his website over the weekend, sounded forced, qualified, almost defensive. The second, broadcast live on his Monday show, sounded sincere and heartfelt.

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CEPEDA: Changing tactics, not their dreams

Immigrant youth activists are ceasing to highlight only the very best and brightest -- straight-A student emblems of perfection -- in relation to the DREAM Act.

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Stenhouse wants to learn more before moving on up

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has gone step-by-step in racing.. There were the go-karts as a kid, then midget and sprint cars for Tony Stewart's team before going to ARCA. Once he became a full-time NASCAR Nationwide driver, Stenhouse was the top rookie in

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Street in St. Petersburg named for Dan Wheldon

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When Dan Wheldon won the inaugural IndyCar race in his adopted hometown of St. Petersburg, he celebrated hours after the victory by jumping into the Tampa Bay.. That was one of the many memories of Wheldon shared Wednesday after a street was named for the late

Expert expected to weigh in on issue of airport control

Citizens board meeting focuses on county's ability to restrict usage at Briscoe Field, if commercial flights are allowed.

Parkview's Brettschneider signs with MLS' Revolution

Former D.C. United striker joins second MLS squad

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Look for another Duke-UNC showcase at ACC tourney

ATLANTA -- Welcome to the Blue Devil-Tar Heel Invitational.. Sure, the official name is the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, but Duke and North Carolina have turned college basketball's hallowed postseason shindig into nothing more than an exclusive showcase for the Big Two.. The ACC's powerhouse programs have divvied up

Mill Creek's Lefebvre to sign with Georgia Tech swimming

Senior captain is a four-time all-state standout who maintains a 3.97 GPA

SMITH: Eaves' legacy at UGA, Auburn

Figure played a key role in athletics at both UGA and Auburn

State basketball coverage this week on Prep Rally

Local TV show features discussions on state basketball

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Top-ranked Kentucky team to beat at SEC tournament

NEW ORLEANS -- Three years into coach John Calipari's tenure at Kentucky, the Wildcats are once again the unquestioned kings of the Southeastern Conference.. The No. 1-ranked Wildcats open this week's SEC tournament in New Orleans with a swagger reminiscent of the 1990s, when they won seven of eight

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Police: Woman found dead in Buford home

Gwinnett police are currently on the scene of a believed homicide in Buford.

Inmate gets 5 years in plot to kill woman

Plot to have woman killed will cost inmate an extra five years in prison, officials say.

CD Warehouse owner accused of selling bootleg goods

Manager reportedly sold counterfeit materials from Duluth, Buford locations

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Police: Theft suspect lives many lies

Duluth police believe theft and vandalism suspect has been living in a web of lies.

Special needs fair is next Saturday

Gwinnett County Public Schools educators who work with special needs students will come together on March 17 for the district's Transition Fair. The event offers the opportunityto help students as they transition out of K-12 into adulthood.

GAB: Woman's club accepting scholarship applications

The Lilburn Woman's Club is currently accepting applications for six individual scholarships to be awarded in May.

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Do you have what it takes to be the G-Braves mascot?

The team needs someone to play Chopper for home games in 2012.

Online campus extends registration date

Gwinnett Online Campus has extended its registration period through March 15 in order to provide additional opportunities for middle and high school students to enroll during the 2012-13 school year.

Senate OKs bill requiring training for food stamps

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Senate has passed legislation that requiring food stamp recipients to earn their GED, pursue technical education, attend self-development classes or enroll in adult literacy classes.. Among those who would be exempt are people under 16 or over 59, the mentally or physically disabled, people

Ga. lawmakers pass charter school funding measure

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia House has passed legislation that outlines how the state would fund charter schools if a constitutional amendment is approved.. House Bill 797 passed 115-49 on Wednesday, the deadline by which all bills must pass at least one chamber of the Legislature to remain in play

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Apple unveils new iPad with sharper screen

Apple's new iPad model features a sharper screen and a faster processor

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FBI: terrorists may be eyeing cyber attacks on US

FBI Director Robert Mueller says terrorists may seek to train their own recruits or hire outsiders with an eye toward pursuing cyber attacks on the United States.

Judge rejects gag order request in Paula Deen case

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A Chatham County judge has rejected a request for a gag order restricting pre-trial comments in a sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity chef Paula Dean's companies.. Judge Louisa Abbot said she would file an order denying the request by attorneys for Paula Deen and her

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Santorum super PAC calls for Gingrich to drop out

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A super political action committee supporting Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race says it's time for Newt Gingrich to drop out.. Stuart Roy, an adviser for the Red, White and Blue Fund, told The Associated Press Wednesday that the former House speaker is splitting conservative voter

USDA begins tweeting food recall alerts

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Anyone with a Twitter account can now be among the first to know about food recalls with a new service the Department of Agriculture is rolling out.. The USDA says state-specific food safety alerts for meat, poultry, and processed egg products are included as

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Romney wins Ohio, 5 other Super Tuesday states

Complete coverage of the GOP presidential race on Super Tuesday (video inside)

Ga. Senate could hear school voucher bill

ATLANTA (AP) -- GOP leaders have revived a bill that would expand Georgia's school voucher program to include military families and foster care children.. Senate Bill 87 would use taxpayer money to give students the option of attending the school of their choice, including private schools.. GOP leaders have tried

Georgia lawmakers face deadline to move bills

ATLANTA (AP) -- Lawmakers are scrambling to keep their legislation on the agenda for this year's General Assembly on the 30th do-or-die day of the session.. Known as Crossover Day, it is the deadline for lawmakers to get their bills approved by at least one chamber of the

Central Ga. school system to return to 5-day week

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia school system that's been operating four days a week to save money will soon return to five days of school.. The Peach County school board on Tuesday approved the 2012-2013 school calendar with a traditional five-day week.. Peach County public schools have

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Kirby takes Loganville House seat

LOGANVILLE -- Tuesday was a long day for Tom Kirby, but worth the wait.. It was after 11:30 p.m. by the time Gwinnett votes were counted in a runoff for House District 107, a district divided between it and Walton County. But with all Gwinnett and Walton votes tallied, Kirby

Claude Kirby Sr

Claude Russell Kirby, Sr., age 85, of Loganville, GA passed away March 5, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594.

Mary Cortese

Mrs. Mary A. Cortese, age 86, passed away on March 3rd. Born in Queens, NY to Agnes and William Lynagh. She lived her adult years on Long Island, NY, married ...

Ruth Hill

Ruth Hill age 87 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away March 6, 2012. A Funeral Service Celebrating the Life of Ruth Hill will be held Thursday, March 8 at 2:00 ...

Janet Corum

Janet Elizabeth Corum, age 82, of College Park, GA passed away on March 5, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Patricia Pendley

Patricia S. Pendley, age 63, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on March 6, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Howard Rush

Howard D. Rush, age 82, of Loganville, GA passed away March 5, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

Mary Puckett

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary L. Puckett, age 86, of Jefferson, formerly of Norcross, who passed away Monday March 5, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home ...

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Carl Thomas

Mr. Carl W. Thomas, age 90, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-seven years, Gertrude Pruitt ...

Marie Moors

Mrs. Marie Moors, age 101, of Oakwood, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements ...

Era Perry

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Era Terry Perry, age 91 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Monday, March 5, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467 ...