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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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Longtime cancer center medical director, Dr. Phillip Roberts, retires from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

Cancer center director retiring Dec. 31 after 24 years at Phoebe

In 1990, Roberts left his private practice in Albany and joined the Phoebe Cancer Center as medical director, a position he has since maintained.

Albany Police Department nabs burglary suspect

Wayne McDowell Jr. charged with three counts of burglary in apartment break-ins

Albany Police capture burglary suspect after a brief chase; round up of police, EMS and fire department reports.

Fitzgerald woman wins $50,000 in lottery

Jumbo Bucks Classic ticket was winner

Rhonda MacDonald of Fitzgerald claimed her prize Dec. 16 at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Tifton.

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Squawk of the Day - Dec. 23, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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Convict in 1964 civil rights deaths won't confess

Lawyer says Killen's role as organizer made him guilty

Testimony read in court showed Killen ordered fellow Klansmen to attack Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman and then went to a funeral home to create an alibi for himself.

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TOM PURCELL: Praying for a white Christmas

OPINION: The merriment of Christmas was missing, then the snow began to fall

The snow gave us humility. Once humbled, the confinement that had agitated us on the drive to my aunt’s house had allowed a serenity we forgot was possible.

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STEVE & COKIE ROBERTS: Jeb Bush and Hillarey Clinton need each other in 2016

OPINION: If Bush and Clinton run, they cancel out their weaknesses

Both have similar flaws and are vulnerable to the same charges: that they are too old (Jeb would be 63 on election day 2016; Hillary, 69), too out of practice (Jeb was last elected governor of Florida in 2002; Hillary was last elected senator from New York in 2006), too tied to previous presidents (their close relatives have won five of the last seven presidential elections).

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Dougherty County sheriff's deputies spread holiday cheer

'Shop with the Sheriff' provides a Merry Christmas for area youth

In what has become an annual tradition Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped spread some important Christmas cheer Monday when they took area youth out “Shopping with the Sheriff.”

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Albany Almanac - Dec. 23, 2014

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

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

Saturday armed robbery reported in East Albany

Man reportedly robbed at gunpoint at Pilot station

A 46-year-old man flagged down an officer on the 200 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard and reported that he was approached by three men and robbed at gunpoint while at the automated teller machine at the Pilot located at 310 Cordele Road.

Shootings reported in Albany over the weekend

Saturday and Sunday shootings result in one hospitalization

A home invasion and aggravated assault was reported at 605 N. Washington St. at 10:52 p.m. on Sunday. Officers responded to the address in reference to a shooting, and upon arrival, the officers made contact with James Jones, 49. He had a gunshot wound, police officials said.

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Bank robbery, shooting suspect turns himself in to Albany Police Department

Lashawn Moore, 35, turns himself in without incident

PeoplesSouth Bank at 701 N. Westover Blvd. was robbed shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday by a man who demanded money from a teller. Around the same time of the robbery, officers were dispatched to 409 Bennington Lane on reports of a probable gunshot victim and found a woman with at least two wounds.

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After two decades in Washington, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss bids D.C. adieu

Saxby Chambliss plans to practice law in metro Atlanta

Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, will be relocating from Moultrie to Atlanta where he will joining an as yet to be named law firm

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Albany Police Department still searching for wanted individuals

APD Gang Unit issues lookout for wanted men

The public is being asked to help law enforcement officials track down two wanted individuals who have remained at large.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 23, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 48 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.