WASHINGTON - The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next year.
A Rockdale County sheriff's deputy Tim Kutsch is being hailed for his heroic actions.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois House has voted to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich), an unprecedented step in state history. The action sets the stage for a Senate trial on whether he should be thrown out of office for corruption and abuse of power.
WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in 16 years, as nervous employers slashed 524,000 jobs. The labor market is expected to remain weak as mass layoffs continue. The Labor Department's report, released Friday, underscored the terrible toll the deepening recession is having on workers and companies, and highlights the hard task President-elect Barack Obama faces in resuscitating the flat-lined economy.
Officers with the Covington Police Department and Porterdale Police Department arrested a Porterdale man after he plowed into two cars Sunday and kept driving.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful is inviting developers, home owners associations and residents interested in adding tree canopy to their neighborhoods to call their office.
With the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday fast approaching, several area groups are planning commemorative activities in honor of Dr. King's ideals.
After much debate, the Newton County Board of Commissioners finally approved an application for federal funds to redevelop foreclosed homes with a unanimous vote Tuesday night.
Power has been restored to the 1,000 Newton County residents and businesses that lost power Wednesday around noon.
Longtime Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig was reappointed to his position by a vote of 3-1-1 at the Board of Commissioner's first meeting of 2009 Tuesday evening.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Discount clothing chain Goody's Family Clothing will soon begin liquidating its stores, including seven across West Virginia. The Tennessee-based company, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection less than four months ago, will begin liquidation sales Friday. Goody's becomes one of the first retailers in 2009 to fall victim to the worsening economy.
Officers with the Covington Police Department arrested a nude man looking for a fight Sunday at the Wal-Mart on Industrial Boulevard.
The city of Covington has decided to partner with a North Carolina nonprofit to redevelop several foreclosed properties in historic neighborhoods as part of the federal government's Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama has approached CNN's chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, to be the country's next surgeon general, the cable news network said Tuesday. CNN said it has kept Gupta from reporting on health care policy and other matters involving the incoming Obama administration since learning he was under consideration for the post.
WASHINGTON - Roland Burris failed in his bid to take President-elect Barack Obama's Illinois Senate seat on Tuesday in a scripted piece of political theater staged just before the opening of the 111th Congress. "My credentials were not in order, I will not be accepted, I will not be seated," Burris, 71, told a mob of reporters who had followed him across the street for a news conference in a cold and steady rain outside the Capitol.
ATLANTA - Griffin B. Bell, the shrewd Southern lawyer who grew up with Jimmy Carter and became U.S. attorney general after Carter was elected president, died at an Atlanta hospital Monday. He was 90. Bell died at 9:40 a.m., said Les Zucke, a spokesman for Atlanta law firm King & Spalding where Bell worked as a senior counsel. Piedmont Hospital spokeswoman Diana Lewis said he died of kidney failure.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are investigating two burglaries on Myrtle Grove Lane in Covington. Burglars hit the homes in the same neighborhood Dec. 11 and Dec. 16, making off with more than $13,000 worth of property. According to the Dec. 11 incident report, burglars stole more than $4,500 worth of jewelry and office equipment. The victim reported missing 17 pieces of jewelry including several rings, necklaces and bracelets, and a fire proof safe.