Regional News: Lottery Winning Numbers; Red Snapper Season; Starving Fla Cows; Ga Vet Honored;; Cemetery found on Atlanta Golf Course

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River locks to aid in fish migration in Ala... Recreational red snapper season opens in FL waters... Fla offers safe boating tips for Memorial weekend... Dozens of emaciated cows recovering in SW Florida... Singer Connie Francis helps Miami

Red Snapper

MIGRATING FISH-RIVER LOCKS
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Fish are getting a hand with their spring migration on rivers in southwest Alabama.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will operate two Alabama River locks in the region at least four times a day to let spawning fish pass by.
The decision affects Millers Ferry Lock and Dam on the Alabama River in Wilcox County and Claiborne Lock and Dam near Monroeville.
Officials say opening the river gates will help species including paddlefish, blue suckers, Alabama shad, striped bass, blue catfish and mooneye.
The Corps of Engineers in Mobile says it has been working with The Nature Conservancy and state fishery officials to improve fish migration in the region. The groups are working to do the same in southeast Alabama in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin.

MIAMI (AP) -- The recreational red snapper season in state waters in the Gulf of Mexico has opened.
The season started Saturday and closes July 15. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says opening the season before Memorial Day will help attract more visitors and bring economic benefits to the state's coastal communities.
The federal season starts June 1 and closes June 10.
Florida state waters in the Gulf are extended up to 9 nautical miles from shore. Federal waters extend from that point out to about 200 nautical miles.
The daily bag limit for red snapper is two per person in state and federal waters. The minimum size limit is 16 inches total length.

MIAMI (AP) -- Florida wildlife officials are urging boaters to keep safe while out on the water this Memorial Day weekend.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says its officers have responded to 236 accidents so far this year, including 11 fatalities. Out of last year's 62 boating fatalities, 38 were due to drowning.
The commission offers these basic tips for boating safety: Plan ahead and pay attention. Boat operators need to keep an eye on their surroundings, including weather, waves, wildlife and objects like waterway markers, docks and other boats.
The FWC reports that boat operators failing to pay attention remains the leading cause for boating accidents. FWC officers patrol waterways to check that boaters have the appropriate gear and are operating safely.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Dozens of emaciated cows are recovering in southwest Florida after their owner was charged with animal cruelty.
Thirty of the 118 cows confiscated Thursday from Brian Scott Freeman's field are being cared for by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Crimes Unit. The rest of the cattle were taken to a property in Alva.
The News-Press reports that the cows at the sheriff's office may be sold at auction to cover their veterinary costs.
Authorities said they found one dead cow and the remains of six others on Freeman's property.
Freeman was released Friday on $5,500 bail.
Messages could not be left at telephone numbers listed for Freeman's home and law office in Fort Myers. He did not immediately respond Saturday to an email from The Associated Press.

MIAMI (AP) -- Singer Connie Francis will be in Miami this weekend in an effort to end homelessness among veterans.
Francis and Florida Veterans Foundation Inc. have organized a three-day "Stand Down" event for about 300 veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Participants will live in tents set up by local fire, police and active duty military volunteers. The veterans and their families will have access to medical care, housing assistance, counseling and employment and legal services. They also will get hot meals, showers, clean clothes and haircuts.
Francis will address the veterans Saturday night. She says she plans to work with Miami's mayor on efforts to help veterans.
Francis' signature song is "Where the Boys Are," the title track to the 1960 film filmed in Fort Lauderdale

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a massive fire at a chemical plant outside Atlanta that spewed black smoke and flames visible for miles has been extinguished.
Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin said in a statement that smoke from the fire that started about 8 p.m. Friday in a warehouse owned by AmRep was nontoxic and posed no threat to residential areas. The company website describes the warehouse about 20 miles northwest of Atlanta as a specialty chemical manufacturer and packager.
Baldwin says Marietta firefighters and three other departments extinguished the blaze around 4 a.m. No injuries were reported.
Baldwin says people were evacuated from nearby businesses and damage was reported to an adjacent business.
No cause has been determined. Baldwin told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the investigation isn't expected to be completed Saturday.

TALLAPOOSA, Ga. (AP) -- Family and friends surprised a 92-year-old World War II veteran from Georgia on Memorial Day by honoring him and presenting him with the World War II Victory Medal.
The U.S. Navy said Earl T. Cauthen was presented with medals for his service during a Memorial Day weekend celebration on Saturday at the West Georgia Museum in Tallapoosa.
Cauthen, a Tallapoosa native, served three years in the U.S. Navy as a radioman aboard the U.S.S. Hilary P. Jones during World War II. The vessel provided perimeter security for the U.S.S. Missouri during the signing of the Japanese surrender of WWII at Tokyo Bay.
The Cauthen family is donating his uniforms and medals to the West Georgia Museum.

ATLANTA (AP) -- Orange flags have been placed on a golf course in Atlanta's Chastain Park to mark the sites of dozens of possible unmarked graves.
Chastain Park Conservancy Operations Director Ray Mock said he always suspected there were graves somewhere in the park, and then he discovered an old map showing a cemetery.
Mock tells WSB-TV that hired Len Strozier of Omega Mapping Services to try and find the graves. The Atlanta station reports that up to 84 possible grave sites were identified just feet from the fifth green at the course in the city's Buckhead area.
Strozier said he used ground-mapping sonar to locate them and marked each one with a small orange flag.
WSB reports that the Chastain Park Conservancy plans to leave the sites undisturbed and may plant wildflowers on them.

CARLTON, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say they're investigating the death of a 15-year-old teenager killed when a gun discharged during a father-son outing along the Broad River in northeast Georgia.
Madison County sheriff's Capt. Jimmy Patton said the investigation is ongoing, but that all indications are that the shooting was an accident. Patton said the father is extremely distraught over the death of his son, Briar Newsome of Carlton.
Patton tells The Athens Banner-Herald (http://bit.ly/1t64aSM) that the gun discharged around 5:30 p.m. Thursday as the father and son were putting a boat into the river near the Elbert County line.
Patton said they had taken the rifle with them in case they saw a wild hog. He said the father was carrying the rifle and it discharged while they were trying to load the boat.

SAVANNAH-BLIGHT FIGHT
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Savannah officials are asking residents to help compile a listing of the city's "100 Worst Properties" for public display online.
The anti-blight campaign announced Friday urges citizens to send addresses, descriptions and even photos of derelict buildings, overgrown lots and other eyesores to City Hall. City property inspectors will visit the nominated sites and decide if they make the list -- and if any enforcement actions are necessary.
Savannah officials say they plan to post the final list on the city's website.
According to city officials, Savannah's property maintenance department handled 13,466 cases involving blight and code violations related to property upkeep last year.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- These Florida lotteries were drawn Saturday:

Cash 3 Evening
4-1-6
(four, one, six)

Cash 3 Midday
3-9-9
(three, nine, nine)

Fantasy 5
07-19-29-30-34
(seven, nineteen, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-four)

Lotto
03-06-17-19-45-48
(three, six, seventeen, nineteen, forty-five, forty-eight)

Lotto XTRA
02
(two)

Mega Millions
Estimated jackpot: $20 million

Play 4 Evening
8-3-3-3
(eight, three, three, three)

Play 4 Midday
8-1-3-6
(eight, one, three, six)

Powerball
15-16-28-49-55, Powerball: 18, Power Play: 2
(fifteen, sixteen, twenty-eight, forty-nine, fifty-five; Powerball: eighteen; Power Play: two)

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ATLANTA (AP) -- These Georgia lotteries were drawn Saturday:

All or Nothing Day
02-03-04-07-08-10-11-15-16-18-23-24
(two, three, four, seven, eight, ten, eleven, fifteen, sixteen, eighteen, twenty-three, twenty-four)

All or Nothing Evening
01-02-03-05-09-10-12-13-16-17-23-24
(one, two, three, five, nine, ten, twelve, thirteen, sixteen, seventeen, twenty-three, twenty-four)

All or Nothing Morning
03-05-07-08-13-14-15-17-18-20-23-24
(three, five, seven, eight, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, seventeen, eighteen, twenty, twenty-three, twenty-four)

All or Nothing Night
02-03-04-06-08-10-11-14-17-20-22-23
(two, three, four, six, eight, ten, eleven, fourteen, seventeen, twenty, twenty-two, twenty-three)

Cash 3 Evening
3-7-0
(three, seven, zero)

Cash 3 Midday
5-5-8
(five, five, eight)

Cash 4 Evening
4-1-3-6
(four, one, three, six)

Cash 4 Midday
6-0-6-0
(six, zero, six, zero)

Fantasy 5
05-07-10-19-33
(five, seven, ten, nineteen, thirty-three)

Georgia FIVE Evening
5-9-1-7-0
(five, nine, one, seven, zero)

Georgia FIVE Midday
1-7-3-9-9
(one, seven, three, nine, nine)

Mega Millions
Estimated jackpot: $20 million

Powerball
15-16-28-49-55, Powerball: 18, Power Play: 2
(fifteen, sixteen, twenty-eight, forty-nine, fifty-five; Powerball: eighteen; Power Play: two)

Win For Life
01-09-28-30-36-41, Free Ball: 18
(one, nine, twenty-eight, thirty, thirty-six, forty-one; Free Ball: eighteen)


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