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Dougherty police officer rescues family from fire

Dougherty officer saves a family of four

A Dougherty County cop rescues a family from a burning mobile home.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 21-22, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 34 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Former Sherwood Christian Academy coach accused of sexual relationship with student

Warrants charging sexual assault have been issued for the former Sherwood girls soccer coach

Jason Schultz, a former coach of girls soccer at Sherwood Christian Academy, is charged with sexual assault. Schultz, who lives in South Carolina, has until Jan. 30 to turn himself in to Dougherty County authorities.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 20-21, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 19 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Georgia Supreme Court won't stop Warren Lee Hill execution

Hopes to avoid execution dwindle for Warren Hill

Twice convicted killer Warren Hill fights to avoid January execution.

Baconton teen dies from shotgun injury

Shooting occurs following hunting trip

Jackson O’Quinn, 13, is killed when shotgun discharges in residence as he and another 13-year-old are putting guns away following a hunting trip.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 19-20, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Albany city officials vote to take on costs of some traffic calming devices

Albany neighborhoods currently pay costs of speed humps used to slow traffic

Albany city officials will consider taking on the costs of traffic calming devices if they have citywide impact.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -Jan. 15-16, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Thursday and early Friday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 25 calls on Thursday and into early Friday, available reports show.

Store clerk robbed at gunpoint in East Albany

Armed robbery takes place outside Pitt Stop on Sylvester Road

Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick said the robbery took place at 10 p.m. just outside Pitt Stop at 3225 Sylvester Road when the store clerk was approached by two men as she was preparing to go home. The clerk said they wanted her to open the store. When she said she could not do that because the alarm had been set, they took her purse.

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Rosenberg Clothiers operating in Albany

Rosenberg Clothiers carries high end and custom dress clothes for men

Barry Taylor of Rosenberg’s says every customer is different.

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Cordele Commissioner Jamie Fernandez arrested on aggravated assault charge

Cordele commissioner arrested Thursday morning, wife expected to recover

Danny Jackson, special agent in charge at the GBI office in Americus, Thursday afternoon said a joint investigation by the GBI and the Cordele Police Department has resulted in the arrest of Jamie Fernandez after the Cordele Police Department received a call in reference to a domestic disturbance occurring at 2609 Old Hatley Road.

Albany cousins victimized in Wednesday morning robbery incident

Cash taken in possible armed robbery on West Highland Avenue

A police report narrative said the victims stated they were walking in the alley of the 300 block of West Highland Avenue at around 8 a.m. Wednesday when two men came up behind them demanding money. The two men each grabbed one victim and went through the male cousin’s pockets first, the report said.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Jan. 15, 2015

William Earl Taylor is wanted on an aggravated assault warrant

A warrant has been issued against William Earl “Billy” Taylor, 28, of Albany, charging him with aggravated assault.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 14-15, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Wednesday and early Thursday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 35 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.