News for Friday, April 19, 2013

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Not a good night

With ace Tim Hudson on the mound, the Braves suffer their worst loss of the season at the hands of the Pirates, who rocked Hudson en route to a 6-0 victory.

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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Freeman due back in lineup vs. Rockies

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman could be back from the 15-day disabled list as early as Monday when Atlanta plays the red-hot Rockies.

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GSW enters PBC softball tourney after best season in NCAA-era

The No. 8 Lady Hurricanes will play No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic to open the PBC softball tournament today.

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ALBANY SPORTS HALL OF FAME --- JOHNNY SEABROOKS: DOCO Director of Athletics lands in Hall of Fame

Johnny Seabrooks, who has given his life to the youth of Dougherty County, is elected to the Albany Hall of Fame.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Rams stay alive in conference tourney

One day after losing its conference tournament opener to Fort Valley State for the second consecutive year, the Albany State softball team keeps its season alive with an 11-0 victory against Benedict. (ADDS: GSW golf, DWS-Sherwood soccer, Westover soccer)

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Gun bill defeat a win for big business

Letter to the editor

In a letter to the editor, Tony Wright of Albany says that a gun bill defeat a win for big business.

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Sherwood defender Allen signs soccer scholarship

Sherwood Christian's Destiny Allen signs a letter-of-intent to accept a soccer scholarship from Truett-McConnell College, becoming the first girls soccer player from SCA to sign with a school in more than five years.

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Failed gun law would have been ineffective

Letter to the editor

In a letter to the editor, James W. King of Albany says that a failed gun law would have been ineffective.

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Westover star runner Taylor inks with Academy of Art

Ericka Taylor, who is the greatest girls distance runner in Westover history, signs a letter-of-intent to accept a scholarship to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

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A haircut’s no time for entertainment

Letter to the editor

In a letter to the editor, Warren Grant of Albany says that a haircut’s no time for entertainment.

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Bombers’ legacy one of shame

Editorial

As authorities searched for a 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, the scene in Boston was one that came across as surreal.

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Gun lobby’s fanaticism prevails over common sense

Opinion Column

You might have thought that the mangled bodies of 20 dead children would have been enough to overcome the crazed obsessions of the gun lobby.

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911 dispatchers get recognition

“Unsung” emergency defenders are honored with National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

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Fire Department trains with new platform truck

Priced at just under $1 million, the AFD’s new aerial platform truck helps save lives and keep fire insurance rates low.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for April 20, 2013

APD responds to at least 14 incidents.

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Squawk of the day - April 20, 2013

Pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald to read more Squawks.

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Bright of the day - April 20, 2013

Pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald to read more Bright Side comments.

Louise Grant

Louise Grant, 82, of Sylvester died Friday April 19, 2013.

Richard L. Wright

Richard L. Wright, 80, of 2821 Astoria Dr. died April 18, 2013.

Frank Thurmond

Frank Thurmond, SR., 75 of Sasser, GA died Thursday April 18, 2013.

George McCain

George McCain, 620 16th Avenue, Albany, Georgia died, Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Charles Ray Cleveland

Charles Ray Cleveland, 59, of Warwick, GA, died Thursday, April 18, 2013,

Edmond Stephens

Edmond Stephens, 82, of Albany died Friday, April 19, 2013.

Dina Williams

Dina Williams, 52, died April 15, 2013.

Joseph Lee Slaughter

Joseph Lee Slaughter, 52 of Albany, GA died on Sunday, April 07, 2013.

Evelyn Benyard Costen

Evelyn Benyard Costen, 1315 East Clark Avenue, Albany, Georgia died, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Walter Elbert Ellis

Walter Elbert Ellis, 91, 476 Arch Helms Road, Americus, Georgia died, Thursday, April 18, 2013

James Fort Hines

James Fort, age 77, of Deatsville, AL died Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

Leon Pace

Leon Pace of Americus GA, died, April 17, 2013.

Edith Louise Grant

Edith Louise Grant, 82, of Sylvester died, Friday April 19, 2013.

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A.J.'s Seafood owner, staff arrested at restaurant

Alvin Adams, owner of A.J.'s Seafood and Oyster Bar, 2406 North Slappey Boulevard, was arrested last night at his restaurant, along with the manager and a waitress, police officials say.

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VIDEO: Firefighters burn two dilapidated homes for training

Learning how fires burn differently in homes that have proper windows and doors compared to homes without is important for firefighters, Albany Fire Department Arson Investigator Sam Harris says.

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School police say O'Neal 'slipped through the cracks'

School volunteer charged with child molestation has criminal history including a statutory rape conviction.

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Bombing suspect posted calls for Chechen independence on social network site

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev posted links to Islamic websites and others calling for Chechen independence on what appears to be his page on a Russian language social networking site.

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Bombing suspect apprehended

In unprecedented events, an entire city goes on lockdown as authorities search for a suspect in Boston’s bombings.