News for Monday, July 2, 2012


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Police/Fire/EMS - July 3, 2012

APD responds to at least 80 incidents

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Swing and a miss

Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija baffles the Braves with a career-high 11 strikeouts, beating Tommy Hanson and handing the Braves their fourth loss in their past five games.

Ex-prison guard admits to mistreating inmates

Willie Reden of Albany says he and other Georgia correctional officers assaulted inmates as punishment in 2010.

Officer in crash has accident history

The Ford F-150 being driven by Dmitria Kennard, 22, overturned after being struck by an Albany Police Department vehicle on Saturday afternoon, reports show.

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School Board race highlights debate

Candidates for the Dougherty School Board draw many questions from the audience, but get few answers in before time runs out.

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Explore your truth in reaching full potential

What is it that you are really afraid of? Is it that you won’t be good enough or fast enough? Is it that you are limited in what you know or what you can do?

Keep it safe while celebrating Fourth

On Wednesday, Americans will celebrate the 236th birthday our nation.

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The next frontier for Tiger is winning majors

Tiger Woods’ victories this year at Bay Hill, Memorial and the AT&T National prove that he is getting back to his old self, but his next step on his journey back to the top is to win a major.

Leesburg's Powell receives GMA certificate

Leesburg City Councilwoman Judy Powell recently received a certificate of recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's 79th annual convention in Savannah.

APD issues lookout for missing person

The Albany Police Department needs the public's assistance with locating a missing man.

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Sharapova ousted at Wimbledon, loses No. 1 ranking

Playing in windy, rainy conditions, Maria Sharapova loses to Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round of Wimbledon — and loses her No. 1 world ranking in the process.

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OLYMPIC TRIALS: ‘Flying Squirrel’ headlines U.S. gymnastics team

Gabby Douglas, a 16-year-old gymnast nicknamed “Flying Squirrel,” dominated the U.S. Olympic trials over the weekend and captured America’s attention with her smile and personality. (ADDS: 100-meter runoff called off; Phelps drops out of 200 free)

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Georgia Go Hard basketball representing Southwest Georgia in national championships

Four teams made up of kids in first through seventh grade will play in the Youth Basketball of America National Championships this week.

Police respond to gun incidents

An Albany man is shot in the left arm during an aggravated assault early Monday morning, police reports show.

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Two suspects arrested for entering autos

Two 19-year-old men were arrested over the weekend in connection to several entering auto incidents in Lee County, sheriff's officials say.

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U.S. will be stronger, healthier because of ruling

With his surprising vote to uphold the core of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John Roberts may have salvaged the legitimacy of his court. A lopsided majority of Americans has come to see the court as just another partisan institution, according to a recent poll, and the chief justice probably doesn't want that as his legacy.

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Roberts' dodge at heart of decision

No one knew it at the time, but the key moment in the Supreme Court Obamacare case came on March 26, the first day of oral arguments, when few people were paying close attention.

Politicians beating sales tax drums

In a letter to the editor, Jim Horne of Albany says that politicians are beating sales tax drums.

T-SPLOST opponents mischaracterize tax

In a letter to the editor, Tracy Ferguson of Leesburg says that T-SPLOST opponents mischaracterize tax.

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Airbus to build first US assembly plant in Alabama

European aerospace giant Airbus will start building planes in Mobile, Ala., planting its first factory on U.S. soil and aiming to compete better against archrival Boeing.

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Woman with flesh-eating bug leaves hospital

Aimee Copeland had her makeup done, joked with her doctors and hugged her nurses before she left a Georgia hospital Monday, just two months after she was infected with a rare life-threatening, flesh-eating disease.

Squawk of the day - July 3, 2012

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David Brorsen

David Niels Brorsen, 72, of Putney, died Monday, July 2, 2012

Myong Holcomb

Myong Holcomb, 51, of Iron City, GA, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012

Brandy Soper

Brandy Michelle Ritter Soper, 29, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012

Yuba Nilsen

Mrs. Yuba Hubble Nilsen,78 passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 30, 2012

Lois Land

Mrs. Lois Itson Welch Land, 90 of Albany died Monday July 2, 2012

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Tribunal recommends Riggins' suspension

Gov. Nathan Deal will determine whether Dougherty School Board member Velvet Riggins will be removed from office pending her court case.

Ulysses Molden

Ulysses Molden of Edison died on July 1, 2012

Thelma Floyd

Thelma Lynn Floyd, 100, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bill Martin

Bill J. "Honey" Martin, 84, of Bronwood, GA, died July 2, 2012

Cora Thompson

Mrs. Cora Thompson, 99 of Albany died July 2, 2012

Leslie Laney

Leslie Laney, 47, died on June 29, 2012

Arlene Allen

Arlene Allen, 74, of Maryville, TN died June 30, 2012

Abigail Ellis

Abigail Kathleen Ellis, 17, of Fredericksburg, Virginia died Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Northwest Albany home damaged by lightning...again. (video added)

Lightning associated with a strong line of thunderstorms that swept through the area Sunday night is believed to have caused a fire that damaged a Northwest Albany home Sunday night.

Frances Taylor

Frances Wilson Taylor, 92 of Tallahassee FL, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012

Phyllis Doss

Phyllis Doss, 71, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012

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GOLF ROUNDUP: Woods wins PGA-leading 3rd tourney; Daley captures Senior Players Championship

Tiger Woods may not have won a major in a while, but he becomes the first PGA Tour player to win three tournaments this year after conquering AT&T National on Sunday.

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Nats close out Braves, take 4 1/2 -game lead in NL East

The Braves wilt in their own home heat Sunday, losing 8-4 to the Nationals to fall 4 1/2 games back in the NL East.

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MLB ALL-STAR TEAM: Braves’ Uggla wins starting job for All-Star game at 2B; Kimbrel named to NL team as reliever; Jones, Bourn still need nods in MLB’s ‘Final Vote’ to get in

Dan Uggla and Craig Kimbrel will be at the All-Star weekend in Kansas City, but Chipper Jones and Michael Bourn need help from Braves fans to earn one of the final five spots. (ADDS: Complete AL/NL All-Star teams; breakdown of each league, reaction to selections)