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Albany citizen police courses return

Albany police will have courses police work and basic firearms

Courses for Albany residents include the Citizens Police Academy acquainting them with how the Albany Police Department operates and a basic firearms class.

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Two face meth charges in Worth County

GBI destroys inactive Poulan meth lab

Worth County deputies and Poulan police arrest two in a methamphetamine case.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 16-17, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 36 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Attrition continues to plague Dougherty Sheriff's Office

Dougherty Sheriff's Department lost 50 employees in 2014, most because of low pay

Sheriff Kevin Sproul tells the Dougherty County Commission attrition continues to hurt his department.

Albany woman injured in domestic dispute

Husband charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to children in domestic incident

The woman, who was in a wheelchair, told police she was knocked to the floor after her husband, identified in the police report as Terrance Phillips, attacked her with a table leg. She sustained a laceration to her right hand after being cut by her husband with scissors or a fork, both of which the husband was armed with when police arrived, APD officials said.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports: March 14-16, 2015

Public safety reports from Saturday, Sunday and early Monday in Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 67 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Conviction from 2005 Dougherty County murder upheld by Georgia Supreme Court

Reginald Cooper murder conviction upheld by high court Monday

Reginald Cooper was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a knife during the commission of a crime in connection with the death of Kelvin Lindsey on the 1300 block of South McKinley Street in 2005. He appealed his convictions and the trial court’s denial of his motion for new trial to the state high court.

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Car buffs rally to help Sheriffs' youth homes

Classic vehicle convoy to converge in Hahira

Vehicle buffs from all over Georgia will head down to the Georgia Sheriff’s Boys Ranch in Hahira

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - March 13, 2015

Willie James Mathis wanted for burglary

Mathis also sought for probation violation

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Suspected Albany drug dealer arrested

Albany suspect discovered in routine contact

Russell Haynes is arrested in Albany Thursday on multiple drug charges.

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Stay away from scammers, officers warn

Some Albany scams originate in other countries

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office warns citizens to beware of scams

Albany man attacked on Cedar Avenue early Saturday

Albany man taken to emergency room after sustaining laceration in aggravated assault

Officers responded to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital at around 3:20 a.m. Saturday and made contact with Thomas Dixon, 47. Dixon told police he was walking down Cedar Avenue and asked a unknown man for a cigarette when that man hit Dixon with a beer bottle, resulting in a one-inch deep cut above his left eye, the report said.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports: March 7-9, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 56 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Fatal shooting on Wingate Avenue accounts for second weekend homicide in Albany

Albany Police make arrests in Wingate Avenue, Baker Avenue homicides

The shootings of two men on Saturday and Sunday account for the third and fourth homicides, respectively, so far in Albany this year.

Man gunned down at Albany residence

Albany Police Department reports black male shot at Albany residence

A 31-year-old black male was fatally shot early Saturday morning at a residence in central Albany, according to an Albany Police Deparment report.