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Alyson Shields

Alyson Shields





Recent Articles by Alyson Shields

  • Gainesville apt. fire blamed on candle
    Gainesville firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at the Atlanta Street apartments in the noon hour Tuesday.
  • Stocks mixed ahead of Fed; small companies slump
    Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped.
  • Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq
    The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."
  • Ebola patient in Omaha continues improving
    Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say he continued to improve over the weekend, but he is getting bored in his isolation room.
  • Rice cooker prompts airport terminal closure
    Atlanta police say a disassembled rice cooker prompted a partial terminal closure and investigation at the world's busiest airport.
  • Deal, Carter duel over education at Atlanta forum
    Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and his Democratic challenger Jason Carter are attacking each other's public education record and questioning their opponent's plan to improve it.
  • Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor
    Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War.
  • Law enforcement to heavily patrol I-85 through Thursday
    Starting Tuesday, law enforcement on Interstate 85 in both Georgia and South Carolina will begin a campaign that targets unsafe driving behaviors among commercial vehicles.
  • Buford couple indicted on child cruelty charges
    A Buford couple accused of confining their oldest son in a small room for almost two years has been indicted on child cruelty charges.
  • Vogel rides through Hall County
    Democrat David Vogel is bicycling through the 9th district for the past few days, and today, he pedaled through Gainesville.
  • Hall officials break ground for Cherokee Bluffs Park
    Hall County officials turned over soil in a ground breaking ceremony this morning at Cherokee Bluffs Park in the south end of the county.
  • 4th American with Ebola to be flown to Atlanta for care
    A fourth American who contracted Ebola in West Africa was expected to arrive in the U.S. for care Tuesday and will be treated at an Atlanta hospital where two other aid workers successfully recovered from the disease, the hospital said Monday.
  • Ukraine's leader rallies for unity in key city
    Seeking to rally national unity, President Petro Poroshenko visited a southeastern port Monday that has been assaulted for days by Russian-backed separatists and declared the city would remain a part of Ukraine.
  • EU formally adopts new sanctions against Russia
    The European Council on Monday formally adopted a package of further sanctions against Russia over its actions in eastern Ukraine, but is delaying the enforcement to assess the implementation of the cease-fire agreement first.
  • Slump in energy stocks pulls US indexes lower
    A slump in energy companies is pulling the U.S. stock market slightly lower.
  • Civil rights leaders to meet with Hawks officials
    Hawks officials agreed Monday to meet with civil rights leaders after a team owner disclosed that he wrote a racially charged email theorizing that black fans kept white fans away.
  • Makers of Army helicopter sued in fatal Ga. crash
    A lawsuit says a tiny missing part caused an Army helicopter to spin out of control and crash during a training flight in Georgia eight months ago, killing the co-pilot and seriously injuring two crew members.
  • Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids
    Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.
  • Ravens cut RB Ray Rice after release of video
    Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released that appears to show the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.
  • Arrests made during Atlanta fast food wage protest
    Atlanta police say a group of demonstrators pushing for higher wages for fast food workers have been arrested and are being held in the city jail.
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