SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Rare loggerhead sea turtles have reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says more than 2,890 loggerhead sea turtle nests have been counted this summer on beaches along the state's 100-mile coast. That's not only a new record for Georgia; it surpasses the state's long-term goal of reaching 2,800 nests by the year 2028 — 50 years after the federal government listed the species as threatened...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago Police Department and fatal police shootings in the city (all times local):
An analysis of data from the agency that investigates Chicago police misconduct shows it rarely recommends punishment and that the Chicago Police Board often doesn't follow its recommendation to fire officers.
The Chicago Tribune's investigation (http://trib.in/29RfHGM ) of the Independent Police Review...
BARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A homeless teenager found sleeping in a tent outside a Georgia college after biking six hours to get there is receiving an outpouring of help and support from across the country.
Media outlets report police officers discovered 19-year-old Fred Barley on Gordon State College campus last weekend.
Barley told officers that he rode his little brother's bicycle more than 50 miles from Conyers to Barnesville to register for classes...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been evacuated after a murder suspect escaped from one of the courtrooms.
The Broward Sheriff's Office identified the suspect in a news release as 21-year-old Dayonte Resiles. Authorities say he bolted from a courtroom Friday before a hearing on whether the death penalty should be applied to his case. No injuries were reported.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland judge is refusing to throw out statements made to police by the mother of a 9-year-old boy fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake.
Washington County Circuit Judge Kenneth Long ruled Friday that Oriana Garcia voluntarily told police she had seen her boyfriend hit her son Jack, that she had allowed the boy to be handcuffed as punishment for stealing, and that she sent away an ambulance after Jack was fatally injured...
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a couple accused of riding naked on a stolen lawn mower in Missouri.
Jasper County sheriff's Det. Tim Williams said a 55-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman admitted that they rode the lawn mower home naked after their clothing was stolen while they skinny dipped in a creek northwest of Joplin.
The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/29N2kIe ) reports that authorities arrested the pair Tuesday morning on...
BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say much of the Northeast is experiencing drought conditions, with sections of New York and Massachusetts among the driest.
The U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday that western New York, the state's Finger Lakes region, as well as much of central and northeastern Massachusetts are experiencing severe drought conditions. The severe conditions extend into southern New Hampshire and southwestern Maine.