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Harry Reid won't seek re-election

...Senate's top job - when November's elections swept the Republicans into control. He suffered a personal setback on New Year's Day, falling while exercising and suffering serious bruises and a lasting injury his right eye.In a statement, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-27/harry-reid-wont-seek-re-elec
Georgia police chief resigns after accidentally shooting ex-wife

...after drinking alcohol and taking sleep medication, officials said.Police Chief William McCollom called 911 early New Year's Day to report accidentally shooting his ex-wife, Margaret, as the couple slept in their bed. A prosecutor plans to seek...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-03-11/georgia-police-chief-resig
Prosecutor to seek misdemeanor charge, but no felony, against police chief who shot wife

...a grand jury will decide whether to charge the chief.Ballard said evidence supported McCollom's story that the New Year's Day shooting was an accident. But the prosecutor said it also could have been avoided. He said the chief told investigators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-05/prosecutor-seek-misdem
Hawks-Cavaliers matchup might serve a playoff barometer

...all year, the Cavaliers have made some major changes since the first three meetings between the teams, all before New Year's Day.Cleveland acquired J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the New York Knicks to provide additional scoring, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-03-05/hawks-cavaliers-matchup-might
Savannah's jailed ex-police chief to get six-figure pension

...carnival trailers used as a front for illegal gambling in Savannah during holidays such as St. Patrick's Day and New Year's Day. Lovett was accused of taking cash in exchange for letting the gambling trailers stay open for a decade. That included...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-19/savannahs-jailed-ex-po
No violent past for Ga. police chief who shot wife

...The man who dialed 911 to report accidentally shooting his wife as she slept in their suburban Atlanta home early New Year's Day waited nearly two minutes to mention where he worked. "You're the chief of police in Peachtree City?" the dispatcher...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-15/no-violent-past-ga-police-ch
SC rape suspect beaten

...criminal sexual conduct. Local media outlets report that a judge denied him bond Saturday. Mattson was arrested New Year's Day. Authorities say Mattson's nephew told them he came home and found his girlfriend and uncle in bed together. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-05/sc-rape-suspect-beaten
Black market, medical marijuana businesses challenge states' sales

...Licensed shops say taxes are so onerous that they can't compete.Colorado, which launched legal pot sales last New Year's Day, is facing a lawsuit from Nebraska and Oklahoma alleging that they're being overrun with pot from the state.And...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-04/medical-marijuana-challeng
Police chief told 911 he accidentally shot wife while moving gun in bed

...bed, according to a recording released Friday.Police Chief Wil liam McCollom called for help at 4:17 a.m. New Year's Day and reported accidentally shooting his 58-year-old wife, Margaret. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-02/police-chief-told-911-he-acci
Michigan State rallies to shock Baylor in Cotton Bowl

...their only losses this season were to playoff teams.Michigan State scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter on New Year's Day to beat playoff-snubbed and No. 4 Baylor 42-41 in the highest-scoring Cotton Bowl ever."For us to win in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-01-01/michigan-state-rallies-sh