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Woman dies in Albany apartment complex shooting

Shakelia P. Williams, 31, was found Thursday with a gunshot wound at Westwind Apartments

The Albany Police Department was called to the scene of a shooting to find a woman, about 30 years of age, dead from a gunshot wound.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Feb. 23, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Feb. 6-19, 2014.

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Dougherty County Sheriff's Office warns businesses about telephone scams

An Alabama prison inmate has been charged in an elaborate business scam

At least two Albany businesses have been called by scam artists placing bogus orders.

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KEVIN SPROUL: A Review of 2013

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: The Dougherty County Sheriff Office has been busy on a number of fronts

2013 was a great year for the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office.

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Would-be jumper shuts down part of Oglethorpe Boulevard bridge Wednesday morning

Police are able to convince the youth not to jump

Eastbound traffic is diverted from Oglethorpe bridge this morning while Albany police convince a youth not to jump from it.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 22, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Rev. Martin Luther Jr. King honored in Albany (VIDEOS/PHOTO GALLERY)

King Day Celebration draws crowds to honor Dr. King

Albany citizens celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday sharing remembrances from one of King’s close friends Xernona Clayton at this year’s King Day Celebration.

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Sylvester food store robbed at gunpoint

Food store robbers work as team

A Sylvester food store is robbed by masked gunmen.

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Moultrie murder suspect surrenders to authorities

Moultrie fugitive gives up to police

A Moultrie murder suspect turns himself in.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 21, 2014

Public safety roundup for Saturday, Sunday and into Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 14 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Two men die from Worth County crash

Failure to yield results in collision with tractor trailer

An 81-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, the latter of whom was celebrating a birthday, died following a crash in Poulan.

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Albany police respond to Sunday aggravated assaults

Two incidents involving gunfire result in no injuries

An orange bicycle was stolen during one of the aggravated assaults the Albany Police Department responded to over the weekend, reports show.

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Suspects wanted in Albany Dollar General burglary

Detectives need assistance in investigating south Albany business burglary

Two individuals are believed to have taken several items from a Dollar General on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the early morning hours of Jan. 11, reports show.

Arrest warrant issued in Moultrie murder case

Suspect being sought in Danny Hill homicide

Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have confirmed that an arrest warrant has been issued in the case of a fatal shooting in Moultrie on Jan. 10.

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Georgia State Patrol urges area funding for Camilla-based Life Flight operation

Proposed station would give Southwest Georgia trauma care coverage

Department of Public Safety officials say the state is willing to put up more than $12 million to bring a Life Flight operation to Southwest Georgia.