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Alyson Shields

Alyson Shields





Recent Articles by Alyson Shields

  • Change smoke alarm batteries while "falling back" clocks
    Daylights Savings Time not only means to change your clocks - this time, we "Fall Back" an hour - but also to check your smoke detectors.
  • Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death
    A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.
  • Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo
    It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.
  • Gainesville Trick or Treat on the Square celebrates last hurrah
    The annual Trick or Treat on the Square went out with a bang this afternoon.
  • Barrow Co. wreck kills one, injures two others
    A Barrow County woman was killed and two others were injured in a fatal accident on Patrick Mill Road at Tom Miller Road.
  • Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?
    The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely.
  • Allman dropped from Georgia lawsuit in train crash
    Gregg Allman has been dropped from a lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed by a train during shooting of a biographical movie about the Allman Brothers Band singer, attorneys said Thursday.
  • Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise
    That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.
  • Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 4 dead
    A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing at least four people, injuring at least five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around Wichita, officials and witnesses said.
  • Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops
    Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines - longer than required for many civilian health care workers.
  • Romney backs up Perdue on jobs in Ga. Senate race
    Republican David Perdue has spent the better part of a month defending his business record in Georgia's tight U.S. Senate race, as Democrat Michelle Nunn blasts him as an out-of-touch businessman who shipped jobs overseas.
  • Metro Atlanta police officer slashed with knife
    Roswell police are searching for two men accused of assaulting an officer and slashing him with a knife.
  • Gainesville schools delay Wed. student dismissal
    Afternoon bus dismissal for all Gainesville City Schools is delayed this afternoon.
  • Lawrenceville woman purchases winning lottery ticket in Gainesville
    A Lawrenceville woman won $250,000 playing All or Nothing from the Georgia Lottery.
  • Nurse who had Ebola released from hospital
    A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.
  • Gov. Deal announces tougher Ebola screening process for Georgia
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says travelers who arrive in Atlanta from a country affected by Ebola who show no symptoms will be screened and dealt with in one of three ways.
  • US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines
    Despite President Barack Obama's appointment of an "Ebola czar" to oversee and coordinate the U.S. response to the deadly virus, some politicians and even an Army general were going against White House guidance on Monday, planning the kinds of quarantines that scientists say only make containing the outbreak more difficult.
  • NSA surveillance limits: The focus turns to courts
    While Congress mulls how to curtail the NSA's collection of Americans' telephone records, impatient civil liberties groups are looking to legal challenges already underway in the courts to limit government surveillance powers.
  • Ex-NBA star sentenced in fatal Ga. crash
    Former NBA player Daron "Mookie" Blaylock is sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty in a fatal crash.
  • Deal, Carter rally base as potential runoff looms
    With a runoff increasingly likely in Georgia's tight gubernatorial race, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is rallying his conservative base in north Georgia while Democrat Jason Carter is getting a boost from his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, who's appealing to black voters in some of the state's largest metro areas.
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