News for Monday, June 11, 2012


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Great to be Kings: L.A. wins first Stanley Cup

The Los Angeles Kings jump out to a commanding 4-0 lead in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday and never look back en route to the franchise’s first title.

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Late Monday, police send SWAT team into home believed to contain suspected Auburn shooter

Late Monday night, Alabama police — acting on a tip — surround a home where suspected Auburn shooter Desmonte Leonard was believed to be.

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Yankees win Game 1 of interleague series vs. Braves, return to first place in AL East

Yankees starter Ivan Nova lifts N.Y. back to first in the AL East standings after blanking the Braves on Monday in the interleague series opener.

Weekend juvenile brawl broken up

Police officers used a Taser and pepper spray on two teens while breaking up a fights Saturday night, APD says.

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Darton hires new wrestling coach

After the sudden departure of Darton wrestling coach Chris Fleeger after one season, the Cavs announce the hiring of Purdue assistant Thomas Erikson on Monday.

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Victim No. 4 gives graphic testimony as Sandusky trial opens Monday

Jerry Sandusky sits motionless in the court room all day as graphic testimony is given by one of his alleged victims in the former Penn State coach's sexual abuse trial.

Insurers jockey on health care issues

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to release its decision sometime this month on the constitutionality of some or all of the Obama administration's health care reform plan that was rushed through Congress in late 2010.

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Chehaw competing for favorite U.S. park

According to a recent study by the National Parks Service, there is growing awareness that parks "provide an array of social benefits in addition to recreation, inspiration and research."

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School Board gives budget tentative OK

Three new elementary school principals are hired Monday by the Dougherty County School Board.

Morning crash kills driver

A passenger is seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck, Dougherty County Police Department officials say.

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As good as it gets

The matchup many wanted and hoped for at the start of the NBA season is here as Miami meets OKC in the finals in Game 1 tonight.

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FRENCH OPEN: Nadal tops Djokovic in rain-delayed final, makes tennis history with 7th title

Spain’s Rafael Nadal becomes the first men’s tennis player in history Monday to win seven French Open titles after beating Novak Djokovic.

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Bishop campaigns at Kiwanis Club

Three Republicans are running for a chance to face the U.S. representative in November.

Police respond to break-in

Merchandise is taken Monday from Little Whiskey River on Sylvester Road, APD reports show.

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Chehaw’s owl dies

“Hootie,” Chehaw’s popular barred owl, entertained and educated thousands over the state of Georgia.

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Man arrested in theft case

Artis Thomas had been wanted in connection to a theft that occurred last month, officials say.

Police/Fire/EMS for June 12, 2012

APD responds to at least 65 incidents

Squawk of the Day - June 12, 2012

Squawk of the Day - June 12, 2012

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Riverquarium, ACRI funding debated

Commissioners vote down a measure to cut a proposed tax increase by two-thirds.

Albany city commissioners vote down a measure to cut a proposed tax increase by two-thirds.

Martha Ree Campbell McCray

Martha Ree Campbell McCray, 54, Dawson, died June 08, 2012

Alberta Maria Hooks

Alberta Maria Hooks, 50, Albany, died June 10, 2012

James Carl Stewart, Sr.

James Carl Stewart, Sr., 90, Camilla, died June 11, 2012

Charles R. Hill

Charles R. Hill, 80, Tifton, died June 10, 2012

James Mills Dent

James Mills Dent, 78, Albany, died June 9, 2012

Issac Andrew Davidson

Issac Andrew Davidson, 67, Vienna, died June 11, 2012

Billie Faye Ferguson Yancey

Billie Faye Ferguson Yancey, Georgetown, died June 10, 2012

Raymond Paul O'Connor, Jr.

Raymond Paul O'Connor, Jr., 78, Albany, died June 11, 2012

Walter Guy Spann

Walter Guy Spann, 87, Plains, died June 9, 2012

Sylvester Goins

Sylvester Goins, Pineview, died June 10, 2012

Aralee Dennard Jones

Aralee Dennard Jones, 70, Dawson, died June 10, 2012

Teresa R. Wright

Teresa Renee Wright, 32, Albany, died June 8, 2012

Lewellyn Dawson Shiver

Lewellyn Dawson Shiver, 83, Camilla, died June 10, 2012

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Commissioner suggests merging DCPD, DCSO

County employees won't have to deal with unpaid holidays this year, officials say.

Dougherty County commissioners may spare county employees from unpaid holidays in FY 2013.

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Supreme Court turns down new Guantanamo appeals

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take a new look at the rights of prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay.

Commerce Sec. Bryson cited for felony hit-and-run (updated 10 a.m.)

U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson was cited for felony hit-and-run following two crashes.

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Next stop: Omaha

Florida State routs Stanford for the second game in a row to sweep the super regional series and advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.