FILE - This May 2, 1990 file photo shows Walter Leroy Moody, Jr., of Georgia. Moody, who was convicted in 1991 of the 1989 mail bomb death of U.S. Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance. Alabama has set at April 19, 2018, execution date for Moody. (AP Photo/File)
March 22, 2018 - 12:05 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — It's been nearly 30 years since U.S. Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance died when a mail bomb blew up at his home in suburban Birmingham, Alabama. The state is just now preparing to execute the man convicted in Vance's killing. The long-delayed resolution to the old crime comes...
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March 21, 2018 - 4:18 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A mother was arrested by North Carolina police after a video of her infant child smoking a small cigar set off a social media effort to get authorities involved. The Raleigh Police Department said on Facebook on Wednesday the child was safe and the mother was in custody. Police...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:59 pm
SALTILLO, Miss. (AP) — A paper company is expanding its cardboard box plant in northeast Mississippi, with plans to add 25 jobs over three years. Atlanta-based WestRock announced Wednesday that it will replace the corrugating machine at its Saltillo plant with a new, larger machine to make...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:55 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Georgia Congressman John Lewis will be among the speakers at the funeral of New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. Slaughter's office announced Wednesday that the dignitaries will join...
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March 21, 2018 - 9:50 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff's office will pay $130,000 as part of a settlement agreement in a lawsuit filed by relatives of man who died in a wreck with a vehicle being chased by deputies.. The Greenville News reported the settlement was approved by a judge last week. Sixty-two...
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March 21, 2018 - 3:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Atlanta Hawks employee is accusing the professional basketball club of discriminating against white people and firing her after she complained. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Margo Kline filed a lawsuit Friday seeking punitive damages and a trial. The lawsuit says...
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March 21, 2018 - 2:43 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System is hiring a new director from Georgia. Ray Higgins will be the sixth leader of the Mississippi government pension system in its 66-year history. The current director, Pat Robertson, is retiring June 30 at the end of the...
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In this Feb. 25, 2018 photo, singer-songwriter Chris Knight, center, and his band perform 333 feet below ground in Cumberland Caverns near McMinnville, Tenn. Tennessee will soon have not just one, but two caves vying for fans who want to see music performed in a subterranean environment.(AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
March 21, 2018 - 1:20 am
MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music fans are finding their way below the Earth's surface to watch artists perform deep inside a cave in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee. The underground Volcano Room can accommodate about 700 music fans who hike down into it. One of its main features is a giant...
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March 20, 2018 - 2:57 pm
MAYSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a missing fisherman whose boat was found partially submerged in a North Carolina river. WITN in Greenville reports personnel from N.C. Wildlife Resources, the N.C. Marine Patrol, several volunteer fire departments and a dive team have joined the...
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March 20, 2018 - 1:39 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of senators wants more time to discuss a bill lengthening the amount of time authorities can take to finish a background check on someone trying to buy a gun in South Carolina. The Senate Judiciary Committee decided not to vote Tuesday on a bill dealing with the so-...
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