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  • Suspect identified in fatal Decatur Co. shooting

    Suspect identified in fatal Decatur Co. shooting

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:12:49 GMT
    Sheriff Wiley GriffinSheriff Wiley Griffin
    Leroy Wimberly is facing murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon in commission of a crime and possession of weapon by a convicted felon, after a double shooting overnight that left one man dead and another injured.More >>
    Leroy Wimberly is facing murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon in commission of a crime and possession of weapon by a convicted felon, after a double shooting overnight that left one man dead and another injured.More >>
  • Southwest Georgia dam failures drill planned

    Southwest Georgia dam failures drill planned

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:11:14 GMT
    An emergency exercise simulating dam failures in Cordele and Albany will be conducted soon.Emergency management agencies and first responders from across Southwest Georgia will join Georgia Power and the Crisp County Power Commission for the emergency drill. More >>
    An emergency exercise simulating dam failures in Cordele and Albany will be conducted soon.Emergency management agencies and first responders from across Southwest Georgia will join Georgia Power and the Crisp County Power Commission for the emergency drill. More >>
  • APD wants armed robbery suspect

    APD wants armed robbery suspect

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:07:35 GMT
    The Albany Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau would like to solicit the public’s assistance with locating Gerard Catedrick Clark (AKA J Rock) for an armed robbery.More >>
    The Albany Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau would like to solicit the public’s assistance with locating Gerard Catedrick Clark (AKA J Rock) for an armed robbery.More >>

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Potential jurors in the salmonella trial in Albany have been told the case could take up at least two months. Asked if prolonged service would be a hardship, 20 people stood up. Three people are charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut plant five years ago.

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) - Federal investigators say a plane struck a utility pole in a crash that killed an Augusta-based vascular surgeon and four of his colleagues last year. The NTSB says Georgia Power built the pole in 1989 but didn't notify federal aviation officials. The obstruction wasn't listed on aeronautical charts.

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have chosen a group of developers that will build a multimillion dollar, mixed-use site near the team's new suburban ballpark. CEO Terry McGuirk says partnering with three Atlanta-based companies reflects the team's "local roots and global brand." The Braves are expecting to begin playing in the new stadium in 2017.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Questions at quarterback linger for Southeastern Conference teams going into preseason camps. At least five teams will have quarterback competition in camp, including Georgia. Coach Mark Richt is replacing Aaron Murray with fifth-year senior Hutson Mason.

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