News for Friday, January 20, 2012


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Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted

All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous. Crime Stoppers has four fugitives on its Most Wanted list this week.

Homeless man found asleep in car charged

A homeless man tried to leave the 1996 Honda Accord he slept in, only to have the car’s owner, Thomas McCray, 55, slam the door on him at 4:50 a.m. Friday, keeping him in custody for Albany Police Department officers on the 400 block of West Whitney Avenue.

Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 21, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 30 incidents.

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Tight ends take center stage in AFC, NFC title games

New England’s Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, along with San Francisco’s Vernon Davis and others around the league, have completely changed the definition of the NFL tight end this season as the position evolves from being merely a blocker and limited weapon to a full-blown offensive force heading into Sunday’s AFC and NFC title games.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Ex-UGA star Isner's loss leaves zero American men left in draw

For the first time in nearly 40 years, there isn't a single U.S. men's player in the fourth round of a tennis major, leaving some to wonder if this is the beginning of the end of American men's tennis.

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Braves GM Wren addresses team's quiet offseason

For all the Braves fans who wanted a big offseason blockbuster trade or signing by Atlanta, but have yet to see one with spring training just a few weeks ago, GM Frank Wren says don’t worry — it’s all part of his master plan.

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Tech's Johnson speaks to media for first time since Sun Bowl loss

Paul Johnson hasn’t spoken to the media in almost a month since Georgia Tech’s crushing Sun Bowl loss to Utah in overtime, but Friday he talked about the season that was and what the future holds for the Yellow Jackets.

KADB sets annual volunteer luncheon

KADB sets its annual volunteer luncheon.

Dougherty police officers get awards

Dougherty police officers get awards.

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Albany Tech graduates 580

At least two graduates a little older than the rest of the class stand out at the Albany Technical College graduation Friday.

Audit raises concerns over Darton's handling of sensitive documents

Darton College officials say that corrective action has been taken following an audit from the Board of Regents.

Boy Scout director resigns

Ray Allen says his final day with the Chehaw Council was Jan. 13.

Squawk of the Day - Jan. 23, 2012

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 22, 2012

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Exchange Club of Albany hears from Dougherty D.A.

Dougherty Judicial Circuit District Attorney Greg Edwards enumerates crime in Albany and Dougherty County at the Exchange Club lunch on Friday.

Squawk of the Day - Jan. 21, 2012

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The GOP suicide march continues

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Pearlie Longstreet

Mrs. Pearlie Mae Longstreet of Americus died on January 20, 2012

J.T. Fluellen

Mr. J. T. (Ralph) Fluellen, 67, of Titusville, Florida formally of Albany died Friday, January 20, 2012

Willie Moore

Mr. Willie Lee Moore,67, of Pelham, Ga passed on January 20, 2012

Rosa Barnes

Mrs. Rosa M. Barnes, 77, of Albany died on January 19, 2012

Atlanta School System must repay federal dollars won by cheating

The Atlanta School System has agreed to repay $363,000 in federal money won by cheating on the CRCT.

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Freeman: University largely exonerated in Board of Regents review

The University was found to have allowed students to enroll who hadn't met University entry requirements.

Albany State University is found to have allowed students to enroll who didn’t meet university entry requirements.

Six Marines dead in Afghanistan

A helicopter crash leaves six Marines dead.

Jury scheduled to return in war crime trial

Court proceedings are scheduled to reconvene at Camp Pendelton today in the trial of a major Iraq war crimes case.

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: ASU men cap long road trip with win against Kentucky State; Lady Rams lose by 20

The Albany State men's and women's basketball teams have different results Thursday night during the final leg of their road trip at Kentucky State as the men roll, while the women fall.