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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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Laundry hangs between the homes of Kathryn and Raymond Miller and Nancy and Freeman Burkholder in BergholzBy Kim Palmer BERGHOLZ Ohio (Reuters) - Amish farmer Raymond Miller developed a taste for Mountain Dew soda, got his GED, and wonders if he should get a pool table after learning to play in prison. His wife, Kathryn, who had never ridden a public bus before boarding one last year to go to prison for forcibly cutting the hair of her relatives, was introduced to yoga and step classes while behind bars. The Amish shun modern technology and regard beards for adult men and uncut hair for married women as sacred. Unless, like Raymond Miller, 29, you are on probation and must make daily phone calls to a probation officer and wear an electronic ankle monitor while harvesting hay.


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A warning sign is seen on a walkway leading to abandoned Sheraton hotel in downtown Gary, IndianaBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The demolition of the tallest, ugliest building in Gary, Indiana - an abandoned 14-story hotel which has been a prominent symbol of decay in this troubled steel town - will begin on Saturday. The concrete structure right next to City Hall has been empty for two decades - so long that trees sprout from the roof. Demolition will start with the removal of a pedestrian bridge, city officials said. Opened in 1971 as a Holiday Inn, it closed a few years later.


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U.S. President Obama disembarks from Air Force One as he arrives at Los Angeles International AirportBy Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the U.S. border and warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay. In a White House meeting with the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, Obama had a tough-love message: his administration had compassion for the children, but not many would qualify for humanitarian relief or refugee status. The meeting came as Obama struggles to contain a border crisis triggered by the tens of thousands of children who have crossed the Texas border with Mexico in recent months.


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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz. The prolonged execution this week of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combination highlights the patchwork approach states have been forced to take with lethal injection drugs, with the types, combinations and dosages varying widely. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.


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