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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.

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Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS — Jan. 14, 2014

Public safety roundup for Saturday, Sunday and early Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 57 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Georgia Bureau of Investigation looking into fatal shooting in Moultrie

Man found dead following Friday shooting in Moultrie

Leads are coming in on the case involving the murder of a 23-year-old in Moultrie on Friday evening, officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say.

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Man pleas guilty in Dougherty Superior Court to theft, aggravated assault on peace officer charges

Suspect enters plea in connection to theft and eventual high-speed chase in Albany

After being on the road for a few months, Bobby Calvin Coe led Dougherty County Police Department officers on a high-speed chase in which gunshots were fired in February 2005, officials say.

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Albany Police Department holds Citizens Academy for public

Citizens Academy educates Albany public on police activities

The Albany Police Department invites the public to take part in its Citizens Police Academy.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Jan. 11, 2014

Michael Van Cutts is wanted on burglary and theft warrants

Albany and Dougherty County authorities are searching for Michael Van Cutts, who is wanted on a 2nd degree burglary charge and two theft charges, one a felony.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 10, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 46 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Propane leak fixed at Albany plant

No evacuation needed at Albany food plant

A propane leak at M&M Mars is quickly handed by plant officials.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 9, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Fire damages south Albany home

Resident escapes fire unharmed

A south Albany resident escapes an early morning fire.

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Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 7, 2014

Public safety roundup for Saturday, Sunday and early Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 60 incidents Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday.

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Man injuried in south Albany shooting on Sunday

Shooting victim in fair condition Monday following weekend aggravated assault

A call in reference to a fight in progress resulted in the discovery of a shooting victim on the ground nearby, Albany police officials say.

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Sylvester police officer in good condition following wreck

Officer recovering from collison with truck Saturday

Chandler Giddes, 21, was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after a wreck Saturday morning, reports from the Georgia State Patrol say.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Jan. 6, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014.

Pay for Georgia’s prison guards helps fuel high turnover

Pay, long shifts and dangerous conditions all contribute to the high correctional officer changeover at Georgia's adult and juvenile justice systems.