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The Big 10 for the week of March 14 - 21, 2014

Here are the most-read stories of the week at www.albanyherald.com

Here are the most-read stories for the week of March 14 - 21 at www.albanyherald.com

1. Former Albany City Commissioner Christopher Pike arrested

ALBANY — Christopher Glenn Pike, a former Albany city commissioner, was arrested early Tuesday morning at a south Albany address and charged with criminal trespass, police officials say.

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2. Man threatening to jump from Oglethorpe Bridge talked down by negotiators (Video)

ALBANY — For the second time in less than six weeks, public safety officials talked down to safety an individual threatening to jump from the Flint River Bridge on Oglethorpe Boulevard.

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3. Three injured in Clark Avenue accident

ALBANY — At least three people were injured today in a two-car accident on Clark Avenue and Hill Road, police officials say. Capt. Tom Jackson with the Dougherty County Police Department said the accident took place around 11:30 a.m. when the driver of a Jeep Cherokee collided with a small Buick.

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4. School police officer fired after student’s arm broken

ALBANY — A police officer of the Dougherty County School System Police with an “exemplary” record has been fired following accusations of “roughing” up a student and breaking his arm, school officials say.

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5. Albany author autographs his book for President Obama

ALBANY — When E.G. Sherman Jr. came into the newspaper office recently to be interviewed, one of the first things he said was, “I’m still on cloud nine!” He then proceeded to tell about reading to a third grade class at Sherwood Acres earlier that same day and how he autographed a business card for every student after the students proclaimed “we’ve never touched a real author before.”

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6. Former Sylvester fire chief arrested on rape charges

SYLVESTER — Former Sylvester Fire Chief Jody Yarbrough has been arrested on rape-related charges, according to Ronnie Graddy, investigator with the Sylvester Police Department.

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7. Dougherty County Jail Report - March 17, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 6-12, 2014. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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8. Drivers injured in Albany traffic accident

ALBANY — Two Albany residents were hospitalized with minor injuries after a Tuesday morning traffic accident on North Westover Road, officials say.

of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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9. Albany postal employee sentenced for stealing checks

ALBANY — Nathaniel M. Johnson, 57, a former postal employee, has been sentenced to serve more than two years in prison for stealing treasury checks, court officials say.

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10. Compromise passed concerning Flint River

ATLANTA — Whiskey’s for drinking and water’s for fighting over, the old saying goes. It’s certainly true for Flint River water. Sides in the yearlong Flint River Drought Protection Act battle say it will continue, even after compromising on one item.

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