- Waller deemed competent to stand trial (1/11/17)5
- Young Elvis impersonator from Bernie performs on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' (1/12/17)
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)7
- 113 drug tests at Jackson High net one instance of illicit usage (1/11/17)15
- Two men shot after argument; houses also struck by bullets (1/12/17)21
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Two Cape men recovering after shooting (1/13/17)
- Imo's Pizza will be added to Rhodes 101 convenience store in Jackson (1/10/17)16
- Wallingford proposes bill to collect sales taxes on online purchases (1/11/17)30
Nation briefs 5/19/04
Rocket launcher found near Atlanta train station
ATLANTA -- A military rocket launcher was found Tuesday near a suburban commuter train station, authorities said. The 3-foot shoulder-held launcher was not loaded, authorities said. The FBI and police searched the area. Transit employees discovered the weapon near a station just outside Atlanta, on an embankment next to the tracks, said Gene Wilson, MARTA police chief.
Justice: 17,000 human trafficking victims in U.S.
WASHINGTON -- As many as 17,000 people each year are brought to the United States by human traffickers who trap them in slavery-like conditions for forced sex, sweatshop labor and domestic servitude, the Justice Department reported Tuesday. A Homeland Security Department official estimated that human smuggling and trafficking generate $9.5 billion each year.
Soldier who fled 'oil-driven' war faces court-martial
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A U.S. soldier who left his unit in Iraq rather than fight for what he called an "oil-driven war" faces a court-martial today on a desertion charge. Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia, 28, of Miami Beach, Fla., could go to prison for a year and receive a bad conduct discharge if convicted.
Bill requiring hospitals to ask residency rejected
WASHINGTON -- The House rejected legislation that could have led to hospital emergency rooms denying some services to illegal aliens while helping to get them kicked out of the country. Hispanic legislators led opposition to the bill, joining medical groups in contending that it would prevent illegal residents from seeking life-saving medical treatment.
-- From wire reports