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Man gets 15-year sentence for burglaries, eluding police
A Jones County man who is credited with saving a female guard while he was incarcerated for other offenses was given a sentence of 15 years probation as part of plea negotiations with the state.
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Man calls police on brother; ends up under arrest, owing $10,000
A Jones County man who called law enforcement about a domestic dispute with his brother not only found himself under arrest but also owing an insurance company almost $10,000.
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DDA looks at other cities for design guidelines
Gray’s Downtown Development Authority discussed progress on the Gray Station Depot lease and design guidelines at last week’s meeting.
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Man pleads guilty to forgery
A Macon man received a sentence of five years probation last week for cashing a forged check at a local bank.
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Prosecutor moves to remove former ADAs from defending another client
It seemed like déjà vu in Jones County Superior Court last week as a team of former prosecutors were once again being challenged on their attempt to represent criminal defendants.
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U.S. President Obama disembarks from Air Force One as he arrives at Los Angeles International AirportBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top White House adviser said on Friday Republicans might try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy, as Obama prepared to talk about the U.S. border crisis with Central American presidents. Dan Pfeiffer, one of Obama's longest-serving advisers, told reporters that the executive actions Obama will approve at the end of the summer aimed at tackling illegal immigration will likely generate ire from Republicans who have blocked comprehensive immigration legislation.


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Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez attends hearing in Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, MassachusettsBy Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts judge refused to toss out murder and firearms charges against ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez in last summer's killing of a semi-professional soccer player. Bristol Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh in a ruling late Thursday rejected the defense's argument that prosecutors lack probable cause to charge Hernandez in the execution-style slaying of Odin Lloyd, 27, near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Boston. Hernandez, 24, has pleaded not guilty to all charges, including five counts related to illegal firearms possession. A tight end and one of the league's top franchises, Hernandez had been a rising NFL star before he lost his $41 million contract with the New England Patriots.


2014-07-25 12:56:04 -0400

International flags fly along side the U.S. flag in front of the Ford Motor Co. headquarters in DearbornA former Ford Motor Co engineer is being investigated by the FBI after listening devices were found in meeting rooms at company offices, the automaker said on Friday. "Ford initiated an investigation of a now former employee and requested the assistance of the FBI," said Susan Krusel, a Ford spokeswoman. The Detroit News reported that the FBI seized listening devices, computers and financial records in a July 11 search of company offices.


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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia board Friday suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where investigators found syringes were being reused. It was the second disciplinary action involving the doctor's license within a decade.
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