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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 27 - 28, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 26 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

Albany residents chased, threatened after car break-in

Incident occurred around 5 a.m. Tuesday on North Broadway Street

Justin Smith, 25, and Patrice Walden, 29, told officers of the Albany Police Department they were talking outside Walden’s residence on the 200 block of North Broadway Street around 5 a.m. when Smith discovered an unknown black male had made forced entry into his 2000 Toyota Camry.

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Dougherty County School System instructs Westover High to take Title I funds

Superintendent Butch Mosely says the district has the resources to help the flagging school

Westover instructed to take Title I funds for the first time in school history

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New Liberty Expressway on-ramp to open Feb. 3

Jefferson Street traffic to shift

Opening of the ramp means drivers won’t have to loop-the-loop to go west on state Route 3/Liberty Expressway. The old loop ramp will be removed once the new one is open. All traffic, from Jefferson Street or Philema Road, will use the new on-ramp.

Albany police respond to armed robberies

Cash, pistol taken in separate armed robbery incidents Sunday

The Albany Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that occurred Sunday afternoon, reports show.

Albany police respond to gunfire assault

Victim uninjured in gunfire assault on South Madison Street

An Albany motorist tells police that he did not recognize two men who shot at him as their vehicles passed each other on Madison Street.

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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital reviews medical staff applicants

A number of resignations and reappointments were listed on a recent credentialing report from Phoebe

The most recent credentialing report, approved by the Professional Affairs Committee on Monday, went before the Credentials and Bylaws Committee on Dec. 22 and the Medical Executive Committee on Jan. 6.

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Missing college student found

Albany State University student had last been seen by family members Dec. 28

Keddrick Clark was a student at Albany State University, but has not enrolled in classes this semester. Police officials said he might be operating a gray 2005 Honda Civic bearing Georgia tag number PKC7765.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -- Jan. 24-26, 2015

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

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 51 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Bus drivers, cafeteria workers may lose health insurance coverage

Disturbing news for group of school workers

The Department of Community Health’s $13 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 would eliminate health insurance coverage for 11,500 “non-certificated’’ school personnel, such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers.

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Night for Hope event scheduled Feb. 14 at Hilton Garden Inn

Annual cancer fundraising event to feature TV personality as honoree

Ruthrie Garner has taken the platform of encouraging people to pay attention to their bodies. She is expected to bring that message to supporters of the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia as the honoree of its signature fundraising event.

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Private day care emerging option for Alzheimer's patients

Private sector responding to lack of Alzheimer's options

In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided support for people with Alzheimer’s disease outside the health care system and without pay. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops the disease every 67 seconds, and this rate will double by 2050. The number of caregivers will have to increase at the same rate.

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Business Portfolio - Jan. 25, 2015

News about Albany area business leaders

Marc Skalla, president of SASCO Chemicals in Albany, has elected to the National Association of Manufacturers Executive Committee.

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High school senior trip led to a lifetime of diving

Steve Lunsford shares experiences with Kiwanis Club members

Becoming a scuba diver “is a process,” says Steve Lunsford. “There is a great deal that has to be done. You have to have a knowledge of physics and physiology. There are laws of nature that we can’t break.”

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APD Chief John Proctor: Department still playing catch-up

Albany's police chief says his department has accomplished much in his five years-plus here

Albany Police Department Chief John Proctor addresses concerns about local law enforcement.