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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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national news

A job seeker meets with a prospective employer at a career fair in New York CityBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a continuing strengthening of labor market conditions. Other data on Thursday suggested a long-awaited acceleration in wage growth was imminent, with labor costs recording their largest increase in more than 5-1/2 years in the second quarter. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000 for the week ended July 26, the Labor Department said. "Unemployment claims have come down a lot as of late and suggest that labor market conditions continue to improve," said Yelena Shulyatyeva, an economist at BNP Paribas in New York.

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Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - The businessman who federal prosecutors contend gave gifts and loans to former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife is due to return to the witness stand on Thursday at the couple's corruption trial. The businessman, Jonnie Williams, on Wednesday told a jury in U.S. District Court in Richmond that he had given the couple $165,000 in gifts and loans to benefit the nutritional supplements company he ran at the time, Star Scientific Inc, which has since changed its name to Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals. Defense attorneys had portrayed the relationship between Williams and Maureen McDonnell as more than mercenary, contending in opening statements that the governor's wife had developed a "crush" on Williams at a time when her marriage was falling apart.

2014-07-31 09:15:16 -0400

People stand in line to vote during the U.S. presidential election in Janesville(Reuters) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a state law on Thursday requiring voters to have identification to cast a ballot, according to court documents. However, the 2012 law is not in effect as a federal judge ruled the measure unconstitutional in April. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is appealing that ruling. Wisconsin is one of several states that have been forced to defend changes to voting protocol. Judges in recent months have overturned photo identification laws in Pennsylvania and Arkansas. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by Jonathan Allen)

2014-07-31 08:56:20 -0400

Funeral held for victim in Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital shootingThe Delaware County community came out Wednesday to mourn Theresa Hunt, the victim killed in the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital shooting last week.

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