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MCLB-Albany, FEMA prepare for Tropical Storm Erika

Officials pre-stage about 75 trailers at base in preparation for Erika, which is forecast to hit Florida on Monday

The FEMA trailers contain emergency supplies – primarily food, water and power generation equipment — that may be needed in the event the storm makes landfall early next week and impacts Georgia, or any of its neighboring states.

Albany defendant found not guilty of murder

Defendant guilty of possession of firearm by convicted felon

Dorion Tyree Revills was found not guilty of felony murder on Friday.

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Albany Marine colonel faces new child porn charges

Suspect accused of distributing images

Marine colonel Kyle Nickel faces two new child pornography charges.

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Albany city manager announces employee raises at summit

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard introduces new Albany leaders at economic development gathering

Albany’s new city manager, police chief and fire chief address the public at an economic development summit.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Alonzo Rashad Faison

Alonzo Rashad Faison is wanted on entering auto warrants

Alonzo Rasha’d Faison, 18, of Albany, has three active felony warrants for entering an auto.

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Cousin arrested in Newton Road shooting

Suspect charged with assault and evidence tampering

Richard M. Butler is arrested and charged with aggravated assault and tampering with evidence in connection with shooting his cousin in south Albany on Wednesday.

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Mother, stepfather charged in Worth County child death

Raelynn Huff, 2, died Aug. 17

Jamie and Lonnie Jacobs have each been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to children in the death of 2-year-old daughter Raelynn Huff.

Autopsy results eliminates murder charge in Lee fight case

Victim died of unrelated causes

An autopsy reveals that Kent Adam died of causes unrelated to injuries in Lee fight.

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Former boxer indicted by Lee grand jury

Yathomas Riley indicted in death of his wife

Yathomas Riley, a former pro boxer, is indicted on murder charges by a Lee County grand jury Wednesday.

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Mayor introducing new leaders

Subadan, Persley and Rowe to be featured at forum

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard is hosting a forum to let Albany residents learn more about City Manager Sharon Subadan, Police Chief Michael Persley and Albany Fire Chief Ron Rowe.

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One killed, one injured in south Albany shooting Wednesday

Identity of victims not released

Two people were shot in the parking lot of Brothers Corner convenience store early Wednesday morning.

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Judge Willie Lockette sets bond at $50,000 for Col. Kyle Nickel in child porn case

Nickel also ordered to not leave the state and not possess a computer or cell phone

Dougherty Superior Court Judge Willie Lockette on Monday set bond for Marine Col. Kyle Nickel at $50,000. Nickel, who is charged with 25 counts of possession of explicit child pornography, has been in the Dougherty County Jail since he was arrested on Aug. 14.

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Albany police need help solving shoplifting case

Power drills stolen from Home Depot on Aug. 9

Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said two individuals left the store in a Chevrolet Suburban with white writing on the rear glass that was displaying a Georgia tag with the number ARW 0169.

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Albany police officers achieve higher ranks

Eight promoted to sergeant, four promoted to lieutenant

Eight corporals — George Barber, Jean Casseus, Prurince Dice, Schemika Foster, Tyrone Griffin, Tywon Heath, Tangela Henry and McKinley Windom — were promoted to sergeant. Four sergeants — O.C. Conley, Konetta Tyler, Duane Higginbotham and Terrance Whitlock — were promoted to lieutenant.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Aug. 24-25, 2015

Public safety roundup for Monday and early Tuesday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 22 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.