News for Friday, April 20, 2012


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Pump prices not as pumped up?

Maybe we dodged that long-rumored $5 per gallon gas.

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Shuttle Discovery retirement saddens all

As the space shuttle Discovery flew three times around Washington, a final salute before landing at Dulles airport for retirement in a museum, thousands on the ground gazed upward with marvel and pride. Yet what they were witnessing, for all its elegance, was a funeral march.

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Deputy Dawg golf tournament helps fight against abuse

Golf and a good cause bring more than 100 golfers to compete for prizes and a possible $10,000 for a 50-foot put Friday.

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Police need help identifying two men

A victim reported someone went into her vehicle on the 3500 block of Wicklow Road and stole her purse, its contents and a camcorder on April 12.

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Woman wanted for information on necklace

Albany Police Department officers are interested in speaking to the woman with the shopping bag on her arm in the surveillance picture taken at Chick-Fil-A at about 7:55 p.m. April 19.

Police/Fire/EMS report for April 21, 2012

APD responds to at least 52 incidents.

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Tampa company likely to demo Broad Avenue bridge

PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. of Tampa, is the apparent low bidder for the demolition and construction of the Broad Avenue Bridge

A Tampa-based civil construction company is the apparent low-bidder for the Broad Avenue Bridge project, Georgia Department of Transportation officials said Friday.

Squawk of the Day - April 21, 2012

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Sinyard, Dukes clash in meeting

Voters will decide July 31 whether to fund a one-percent sales tax for regional transportation projects over the next 10 years.

Statistics from the Georgia Department of Transportation refute a claim by State Rep. Winfred Dukes.

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Edwards ready to turn over some CRCT case files to the DCSS

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said Friday afternoon that his is office is ready to transfer some individual CRCT cheating case files to Dougherty County School System attorney Tommy Coleman.

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THURSDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Albany High girls track wins 1-AA title, boys take second; Lee County baseball loses wild one vs. Lowndes

The Albany High girls reign supreme over Region 1-AA on Thursday after capturing the girls track & field title, while the Indians finish second to Fitzgerald. (ADDS: roundup items on Miller County, Baconton, Lee County, Westwood, SGA baseball; DWS, Sherwood soccer)

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Arrest made in Westbrook slaying

The Albany Police Department announces a woman’s arrest connected to the homicide of Anthony Westbrook.

Pakistani passenger jet with 127 on board crashes

A Pakistani passenger jet with 127 people on board crashed Friday as it was landing in bad weather.

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George Zimmerman's bail set at $150K

A judge says George Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail.

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Deal signs pro-business, pro-family tax reform plan

On Thursday, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Plan.

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Braves beat up on D'Backs late Thursday during first game of long road trip

Mike Minor pitches outstanding Thursday night during a 10-2 Braves win as Atlanta's bats heat up in the first inning and never cool off for their eighth win in nine games thanks to two homers from Freddie Freeman.

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Albany High cancels rest of baseball season

Injuries and low participation has forced the Indians to forfeit the rest of their baseball games in 2012. (EDITS: fixes timeline)

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Arkansas A.D. releases details about Petrino affair

Arkansas athletic Jeff Long took extensive notes when Bobby Petrino recanted the details of his extramarital affair with a staffer, and Thursday Long released the details, including how the relationship — which led to Petrino’s firing — began.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Coca-Cola and Trippi

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith looks back on the life and career of UGA great Charley Trippi, who was honored last week.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ASU softball stunned in conference tourney opener, earns all-conference awards; Darton softball splits; DC winter sports programs earns national honors

ASU can't recover from giving up five runs in the first inning during its conference opener Thursday against Fort Valley -- a team the Lady Rams swept in the regular season -- as Albany State now heads to the losers' bracket.

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ASU men’s hoops set for historic signing class

Five former stars — Jerome Hamilton, Brandon Johnson, Shaquille Harris and Reggie Brown and Trey Gosier — make up the largest all-local class ASU has ever signed.

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Monroe hoops’ big man Gilbert heads to D-I Appalachian State; former Terrell County star Brown signs with Columbus State

Rantavious Gilbert goes from Monroe to Appalachian State on Thursday, signing his national letter-of-intent at the school. (ADDS: breakout with details of former Terrell County Alre'k Brown's signing)

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Champs again!

The Monroe girls and the Westover boys repeat as Region 1-AAA champions, while the Bainbridge boys fail to win their 13th region title in a row. (ADDS: video of the meet)

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Well, now ... that’s unusual: Stonebridge golfers sink 3 hole-in-ones in same day

One after another, the aces started rolling in last Saturday at Stonebridge Golf & Country Club, leaving head pro Rob Allen in awe after saying — in 15 years at the club — he can’t even remember two in one day, much less three.

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26TH ANNUAL ALBANY SPORTS HALL OF FAME --- KEVIN SAMUEL: Albany HOF didn’t wait long to enshrine ex-Monroe star Samuel

At 33, former Monroe basketball star Kevin Samuel will enter the Albany Hall of Fame as one of its youngest members when he’s inducted Monday.