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Judge Weaver released on $10K bail

Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver posts $10,000 bail in connection with his arrest on a felony domestic assault charge.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 25, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

P&G removing Duracell batteries

Company continues trimming its product lineup

The Procter & Gamble Co., based in Cincinnati, said Friday it prefers a spinoff of Duracell, but that it’s considering a sale or other options for Duracell.

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MICHAEL GERSON: Still in denial about Ebola

OPINION: The Ebola virus has multiplied in a medium of denial

The White House believes it has a management and communications challenge. But the problem is far larger — the inability (so far) to get ahead of the crisis in West Africa with decisive action.

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STEVE & COKIE ROBERTS: Sometimes government is essential

OPINION: To some extent the Obama administration is suffering from self-inflicted wounds

The role of government has turned from an asset to a liability for President Obama. His favorable rating in the latest ABC/Washington Post poll has sunk to 40 percent, the lowest mark of his presidency.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Oct. 25, 2014

James Tyrone Parker is wanted for escape

James Tyrone Parker is wanted by Dougherty County authorities on an escape charge.

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Attorney General says accusations by opponent patently false

Challenger Greg Hecht says A.G. Sam Olens sought contribution from investigated state senator

State Attorney General Sam Olens is accused by his political opponent of putting pressure on state senator facing investigation.

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Albany Almanac - Oct. 25, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Easter Seals planning fundraiser

Event scheduled Nov. 8 at Veterans Park Amphitheater

The event features a gourmet picnic-style dinner catered by Leon Holloway of Americus, a full bar from 6-7:30 p.m., and live music on the riverbank by Yacht Rock Schooner Band and The Jodi Mann Band.

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Deerfield-Windsor School names new Health Center in honor of Graham Lowe

Lowe, who was the school’s first headmaster in 1966, was also DWS’s first football, boys and girls basketball and baseball coach

Deerfield-Windsor breaks ground on new Wellness Center which will honor long-time coach and first headmaster Graham Lowe

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Albany State University holds Homecoming Convocation and building dedication

The university officially renamed the ACAD Building in tribute to long-time former President Billy Black

Albany State conducts Homecoming Convocation, then renames ACAD Building in honor of late President Billy Black.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Oct. 25, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Oct. 25, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 24 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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BYRON YORK: The audacity of Greg Orman

OPINION: Republicans are suspicious that the Orman campaign is a ruse by Democrats

Calling Greg Orman a cipher suggests he has no positions, or nothing to say. But on some important topics, Orman outlined policies in more detail than incumbent U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, who he is challenging Nov. 4.. Some of Orman’s views, although certainly not all, would fit comfortably within the range of Republican orthodoxy.

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MICHAEL GERSON: For GOP, no victory lap

OPINION: Republicans controlling both houses of Congress has some downsides

The electoral map is favorable to GOP candidates, with battlegrounds located mainly in states Mitt Romney carried in 2012. Democrats can win only by running well ahead of President Obama’s approval ratings, which range from the 30s to mid-40s.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Carve out some time for reading

FAITH: Reading can strengthen your spiritual life

Finding time to read may involve watching less TV, texting less frequently or playing fewer computer games that occupy our time without providing even a crumb of inspiration or spiritual nutrition or development.