News for Monday, March 22, 2010

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Lamar Reese Magnet School builds a pizza

The kindergarten PTO program prepares for their upcoming show, "A Barnyard Moosica."

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Lysacek hasn't slowed down since Vancouver

Winning the Olympic men's gold medal in figure skating isn't enough for Evan Lysacek, who will compete on "Dancing with the Stars."

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Quiet Miller sparking explosive Wildcats

Kentucky's Darius Miller has a reason to be all smiles in the NCAA men's tournament.

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Samhan dominates opponents, wins over fans

Saint Mary's Omar Samhan is a big reason his team has reached the NCAA Sweet 16.

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Lady Vols win easily

Tennessee easily disposes of Dayton in the second round of the NCAA women's tourney.

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Panthers set for free scrimmage

The Albany Panthers' intrasquad scrimmage Wednesday night at the Albany Civic Center is free to the public.

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How 'Sweet' it is

The Florida State women punched their first ticket to the NCAA women's Sweet 16 in three years with a 66-65 overtime win Monday night in Tallahassee.

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MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Southland avenges earlier loss against Sherwood

The Raiders jump out to an early lead and hold on for a 10-8 victory against Sherwood Christian.

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UGA women reach Sweet 16

Freshman Jasmine James scores 14 points in overtime to help give the Georgia women's basketball team a 74-71 overtime win against Oklahoma State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

One injured in weekend shooting

The victim suffered a gunshot to the shoulder, officials say.

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Chief assistant DA making move to private practice

Christopher Cohilas is to be named a senior associate at Watson Spence Law Firm in Albany.J.D. Sumner, government writer

This year, Early focuses on celebrating peanuts

The spotlight in Early County a year ago was on the Salmonella outbreak at a local peanut procesing plant; this year it's on celebrating the crop.

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First Albany Star finalists named

Two additional auditions are set for July and August, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Albany judge's ruling nullifies jury verdict

Dougherty's chief judge gives a directed verdict that supersedes a jury's conviction of a man four months ago on theft charges.J.D. Sumner, government writer

APD arrest another suspect in January hit-and-run

Police say Antwan Fields is charged with tampering with evidence and obstruction of an officer for trying to cover up a hit-and-run incident that fatally killed an elderly man in January.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Snickers marathon tops list of qualifiers

More that 1,500 runners participated in this year's Snicker's Marathon and half-marathon.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Albany police officer shoots, kills dog

After failing to calm an aggressive dog that was threatening an APD officer and a citizen, the officer fatally shoots the animal.

Police/Fire/EMS March 23, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS reports for March 23, 2010

Hispanics robbed at mobile home

Three victims were injured during an armed robbery when two gunmen struck them with their weapons.

Local officials react to new bill

The House voted 219-212 Sunday to approve the health care reform bill passed last year by the Senate.Jennifer Maddox Parks

Lomax, Wiles win region STAR Student, Teacher titles

Westover Compreshensive High senior Michael Lomax wins the Region 9 STAR Student award, along with his nominated teacher, Carole Wiles of Merry Acres Middle School.

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Chief ADA Cohilas leaving for private practice


Dougherty Chief Assistant District Attorney Christopher Cohilas announced this morning that he will be stepping down from his spot in the DA's office to head into private practice.

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