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Seattle celebrates first major title since 1979

...caused other damage to a historic pergola that will cost about $25,000 to repair, Joelle Hammerstad, a Parks Department spokeswoman, said Monday.People in some neighborhoods blocked traffic, and in downtown a line of cars stretched for blocks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-02-03/seattle-celebrates-first-majo
Commuters change routes to avoid Mike Padgett Highway construction

...of Transportation said."It may get congested since they are condensing it from four to two lanes," said department spokeswoman Cissy McNure. "Their commute time is going to take longer."A detour was not set up because the road will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-24/commuters-change-routes-avoid
Former NFL star Darren Sharper is arrested on suspicion of rape

...sexual assaults that occurred in October and earlier this month in the West Los Angeles area.New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman Remi Braden said Saturday in a statement that it is also investigating an allegation of sexual assault filed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-18/former-nfl-star-darren-sharpe
Nations scramble for position in the melting Arctic; US racing to catch up, but far from lead

...administration expects to release an implementation plan for our Arctic strategy in the coming months," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. "We recognize that preparing for increasing human activity in the Arctic will require investment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-01/nations-scramble-position-
Across the region

...childDULUTH, GA. - Gwinnett County police say a pregnant woman and her unborn baby have died in a car crash.Department spokeswoman Michele Pihera told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 19-year-old Katerin Metina was killed in a three-car...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-12-15/across-region
US marshal shot in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a U.S. marshal has been shot in the leg in southwest Atlanta. Department spokeswoman Kim Jones said Thursday morning that the marshal was shot on Diana Drive, about six miles south of downtown Atlanta. Jones says...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-11-21/us-marshal-shot-atlanta
Above-normal summer rains damaged fall crops, affected prices for some

...crop in November to talk prices, but the Georgia Department of Agri culture expects pecan prices to be up this year."The deals will not be quite as good as last year for pecans," said department spokeswoman Mary Kathryn Yearta.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-11/above-normal-summer-rains-dam
Texas tragedy stirs interest in chemical plant safety

...aren't being shortchanged."We actually do not regulate the actual facility," said Mary Kathryn Yerta, department spokeswoman.State Fire Marshal Dwayne Garriss doesn't either. He only has responsibility for buildings with more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-27/texas-tragedy-stirs-interest-
Congress approves funding to avoid SRS furloughs

...important step to ensuring the cleanup mission makes as much progress as possible with the available resources," department spokeswoman Lindsey Geisler said in an e-mail.Wilson credited a town-hall meeting in Aiken this month and teamwork...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-16/congress-approves-funding-avo
Benghazi talking points not shared with Clinton, Nuland says

...the State Department's former head of communications told lawmakers Thursday."At no point," said former department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, "did I talk about the talking points with Secretary Clinton."The assertion, made during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/twt/news/2013-07-12/benghazi-talking-points-not-sha