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Man Commits Suicide in Police Interview Room

5 Savannah police officers have since been fired

(Newser) - A man brought into police headquarters in Savannah, Ga., for questioning committed suicide when he was left alone in an interview room, the department says. It was reported this week that five officers have since been fired, per ABC News . William Harvey, 60, was to be questioned April 3 in...

13 Hurt in Shooting in Busy Austin Entertainment Hub

Meanwhile, a shooting in Savannah, Ga., has left one dead, 8 injured

(Newser) - A shooting in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin, Texas, injured 13 people early Saturday, and police said the suspected shooter wasn't in custody. Two of the injured people were in critical condition, but as of a news conference at 4am local time, no one had died, interim...

River Dredging Brings Up a Possibly Revolutionary Find

Artifacts discovered in Georgia, including cannons and anchor, could be from late-1700s warship

(Newser) - What was supposed to be a routine dredging in the Savannah River turned up a handful of artifacts that might date back to the Revolutionary War. The AP reports that three barnacle-encrusted cannons, a rusty anchor, and a big piece of wood that could be a piece of a ship...

2 Cops Fired for Arrest That Left Mayor 'Horrified'

Police report says officers in Savannah, Ga., tied T-shirt over mouth of mistakenly arrested man

(Newser) - Two Georgia police officers tied a T-shirt over the mouth of a man who spit at them during an arrest, which led to their firings, a police report says. The district attorney for Chatham County plans to let a grand jury decide whether to bring criminal charges against former Savannah...

Man Accused of Groping Reporter Is Charged With Sexual Battery

Thomas Callaway accused of touching Georgia reporter Alex Bozarjian during live TV broadcast

(Newser) - A Georgia man says he got "caught up in the moment" as he ran a road race last weekend, but a local TV reporter has now filed a criminal complaint against him. WSAV's Alex Bozarjian was working a live broadcast last Saturday on Savannah's Talmadge Bridge during...

Reporter After Being Groped on Live TV: 'You Violated Me'

Man in bridge run smacked Alexandrea Bozarjian's behind as he ran past

(Newser) - A reporter covering a race this weekend in Georgia got an unexpected, and unwelcome, greeting from one of the runners, and she and race organizers made clear they weren't happy about it. NBC News reports WSAV's Alexandrea Bozarjian was on the Talmadge Bridge in Savannah on Saturday, reporting...

Someone Put Googly Eyes on Statue, City Is Not Amused

Savannah would like to know who vandal is, gets a social media earful about its priorities

(Newser) - "It may look funny but harming our historic monuments and public property is no laughing matter, in fact, it's a crime," the city of Savannah, Ga., said in a Facebook post detailing the nature of the crime. It seems that someone thought it would be clever to...

The Army Would Please Like These Kisses to Stop

No more smooching soldiers on St. Patrick's Day in Savannah

(Newser) - The Army wants to halt a favorite St. Patrick's Day shenanigan in Savannah that for decades has left marching soldiers with cheeks smeared in bright red lipstick. Roughly 200 soldiers from nearby Fort Stewart plan to take part in the March 17 parade, which organizers say could draw 500,...

Student's Death in Police Custody Ruled a Homicide

21-year-old in Georgia found in cell; 9 deputies fired

(Newser) - Another high-profile case with allegations of police brutality has surfaced, this time out of Savannah, Ga. The county coroner has ruled the death of local student and 21-year-old Nigerian native Matthew Ajibade a homicide, reports CNN . Ajibade died in police custody on New Year's Day following his arrest on...

Army Ranger Strangled to Death by Own Parachute

Military officials to investigative what went wrong

(Newser) - An Army Ranger was found dead on the ground with parachute cords wrapped around his neck after a routine training jump in southeast Georgia—and commanders hope an investigation will reveal what went wrong. The fatal jump occurred yesterday afternoon as Rangers stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah conducted...

And America's Greenest Cities Are...

Separating the composters from the posers

(Travel + Leisure) - As part of the annual America's Favorite Cities survey, Travel + Leisure readers ranked 35 metropolitan areas on a variety of travel-friendly qualities, from cleanliness to great public parks, which offset that urban asphalt and improve air quality. Without further ado, the top 20 greenest cities in America:
  1. Portland:

Girl Scouts' Hometown Crushes Cookie Sales a relatively sacred spot: Outside Juliette Low's home

(Newser) - It's always sad when a city tells kids they can't sell sweet treats . It's even sadder when that city (Savannah) bars a famous group of kids (Girl Scouts) from selling their cookies in a relatively important place (outside the home of the founder of their organization). That's exactly the PR...

10 Sexiest, Ugliest American Cities

Not surprisingly, you'll find pretty people in beachy cities

(Newser) - Travel + Leisure put together its annual America’s Favorite Cities survey, of which arguably the most interesting category is the American cities that boast the most attractive—and least attractive—residents. Click through the top five in each category in the gallery, or click here for more.

6 Missing After Refinery Blast
6 Missing After Refinery Blast

6 Missing After Refinery Blast

Explosion rocks sugar plant near Savannah, Ga.

(Newser) - Six people remained missing this morning after an enormous explosion at a sugar refinery near Savannah, Ga., last night, CNN reports. No fatalities have been reported, but the blast injured 42 people, some of them critically. The cause remained unclear, but fire officials said sugar dust might have ignited. ''All...

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