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PeoplesSouth Bank in Albany robbed

Albany police are searching for LaShawn Moore, 35, in connection with the robbery

An unidentified bandit robs PeoplesSouth Bank on Westover Boulevard.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 17, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 25 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -- Dec. 16, 2014

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

The Albany Police Department responded to at least eight incidents over the weekend and into Monday, available reports show.

Victim, 19, hospitalized after Sunday shooting

Three teens report shooting near convenience store early Sunday

Three individuals, ranging from ages 17-19, said they were leaving the K and S Food Store around 2 a.m. when a sedan rode slowly past them and someone in the car shot at them, Albany police officials said.

Americus man killed in stabbing

Arrest made in stabbing death of 23-year-old man

Joe L. Jones, 50, was arrested at the scene of a stabbing in which Jones allegedly attacked Dontrell M. White, 23, at 41 C Reddick Drive at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, cutting him on the neck, Americus police officials said.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 13, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 40 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Albany man wounded by gunfire

Albany late night walker shot in leg

Joshua Sayer, 26, was shot in the leg on Thursday evening as he walked on Van Deman Street

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Man sentenced in Albany for digging, selling arrowheads

Albany court sentences man for artifact sales

Eddie Lee Ballard is sentenced to three years in prison for digging and selling Native American artifacts.

Cocaine conspiracy suspects arrested in Tift County

GBI and other agencies make drug conspiracy bust

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies make a cocaine conspiracy bust in Tifton.

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Dougherty County Sheriff's Office warns of holiday season scams | VIDEO

Certain scams on the rise in Dougherty County

With nearly two dozen cases arising in the past week and a half the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be on the lookout for certain types of financial scams during the holiday and tax seasons.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 10, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Monday and early Tuesday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 29 incidents on Monday and early Tuesday, available reports show.

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Dougherty County Commission to consider SPLOST reallocations for jail

Jail officials say new locking system is priority project at facility

The Dougherty County Commission is asked to reallocate SPLOST funding for a priority project at the county’s jail.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports: Dec. 9, 2014

Albany-Dougherty public safety roundup for Saturday, Sunday and early Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 63 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

Arrest made in multi-vehicle crash on Nottingham Way

Albany man accused of drunk driving in Nov. 30 accident

Johnnie Hugh Miller Jr., 33, has been charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, hit and run, seven counts of failure of duty upon striking an unattended vehicle, seven counts of failure of duty to report an accident or property damage and driving under the influence of alcohol in connection to the accident.

Albany Police Department respond to two fatal shootings on Saturday

Murder count in Albany up to 10 for 2014

The first shooting was at 2135 W. Gordon Ave., Apt. 21, and the victim was identified as LaShon Johnson, 24. The second shooting was reported at 5:11 p.m. at 1202 S. Harding St., Apt. A., where 30-year-old Kentrell Knighton was killed, police officials say.

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