POOLER - Ten people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a bathroom and others struggling to breathe at a McDonald's restaurant, authorities said.
ATLANTA - A federal appeals court on Wednesday held that juveniles convicted of murder can be sentenced to life in prison without parole, seeking to settle a lingering debate over how the courts punish minors who commit serious offenses.
Crime reports in the Midweek Bryan County News included this burglary:
Twenty-two 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team soldiers and one Army civilian training on Fort Stewart's Donovan Field experienced a lightning strike at about 4:35 p.m. Sunday.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - With thousands expected on Georgia reservoirs and rivers this holiday weekend, a new Department of Natural Resources video stresses water safety through the story of a south Georgia fishing trip that almost turned tragic.
Reports from the Bryan County Sheriff's Department recently included:
BRUNSWICK - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and other federal officials have dedicated a new building at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center designed to help agents learn how to deal with problems in mass transit settings.
Gary Tabb, 55, owner of The Pizza Peddler in Midway and two pawnshops, died Monday morning when he was hit on I-95 near Brunswick.
A recent Crisis Intervention Team graduate went to work one day earlier this month, expecting just another day on the job, but the situation he faced could have ended in violence had he not been part of Georgia's CIT training program.
What has been referred to as a homemade bomb caused a mailbox to explode in South Bryan County on Aug. 16.
As Puerto Ricans clean up, weather forecasters are urging residents up and down the East Coast to keep an eye on Hurricane Irene.
Blotters from local law enforcement agencies included this report of an Aug. 15 burglary in Pembroke:
An Ellabell woman died Monday in a car wreck on Hwy. 80 in Effingham County.
PUEBLO, Colo. - An FBI manhunt for three heavily armed siblings accused of shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a Georgia bank ended Wednesday with a police chase in Colorado, where shots were fired at officers before the suspects' car rolled and crashed into a guard rail.
WARNER ROBINS - A Warner Robins woman has been charged with murder in the heat-related death of a 3-year-old left inside a car.
Richmond Hill resident Bill Eberlein, a prehistoric-fossil collector and diver, went missing Tuesday morning in St. Catherines Sound and later was found alive, according to Liberty County Eastern District Volunteer Fire and Rescue firefighter Joe Cannon.
Recent reports filed with the Richmond Hill Police include:
A man who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges was apprehended Monday by a team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies.
Richmond Hill Fire Department members provided attendees at the Richmond Hill Senior Center with a fire-safety presentation focused on fire-extinguisher use Tuesday.
In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.
Freeze and wind chill advisories have been issued for tonight and tomorrow morning for our area, according to the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.
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