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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Larry Bernard Simmons Jr.

Larry Bernard Simmons Jr. is wanted for battery and failing to register as a sex offender

Larry Bernard Simmons Jr., 34, of Albany, is wanted on three warrants — failure to register as a sex offender, abttery and probation violation.

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Albany Police vow safe Fourth of July experience downtown

Georgia State Patrol increasing manpower with eye on impaired driving

Georgia State Patrol and the Albany Police Department will ramp up their efforts during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. The GSP will be concentrating on impaired driving while the APD will focus on public safety downtown.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 1 - 2, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 18 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Suspect arrested in Dawson mayor shooting

GBI investigation continued nearly two years

Nakia Jones, 31, is arrested and charged with aggravated assault in connection with the 2013 shooting of Christopher Wright.

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Two gunmen rob East Albany grocery store

The gunmen are fleeing on foot

An East Albany grocery store was held up by two gunmen dressed in black, who have fled from the store on foot, police say.

Vehicle accident near Albany Marine base injures three

Names and conditions of victims unavailable

A one-vehicle accident near MCLB-Albany has sent three people to the hospital.

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Woman arrested on Albany home invasion charge

Suspect surrenders to police after lookout posted

Alexia Douse, aka Alexandria Johnson, surrendered Tuesday to police and is charged with home invasion.

Fourth of July travel expected to be heaviest in eight years

More than 1.17 million Georgians expected to travel over the long Independence Day weekend

With 41.5 million people expected to travel over the Fourth of July holiday period, about 85 percent will go by auto. Low gas prices, higher wages and a more optimistic view of the economy are seen as contributing factors for the increased travel, which will be watched closely by increased patrolling on the part of law enforcement.

Gunmen fire shots in East Albany store

No one injured in Albany store attack

Albany police are seeking three or four black males in a silver Chrysler Pacifica

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 30 - July 1 - 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 16 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Doublegate resident finds burglar in garage

Suspect flees on foot when shots fired

A northwest Albany man finds an intruder in his car and fires shots to chase him off.

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Albany man held on child pornography charges

Suspect in jail on $35,000 bond

Matthew Woodard, 19, is charged with 14 counts of sexual exploitation of children.

Albany restaurants receive bomb threat call

Caller said KKK would deliver the bombs

Two Albany restaurants received bomb threats on Monday.

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Four charged with drug sales in Smithville

Lee County sheriff says Smithville has become a hub for drug activity

Lee and Sumter County Sheriff’s Offices cooperate to make drug busts in Smithville.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 29 - 30, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 17 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.