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Neighborhood watch group to hold Albany quarterly meeting

Albany watch group to host drug talk

Maj. Bill Berry with the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit will speak at a neighborhood watch meeting.

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Albany sees three fires on Thursday

Albany fires caused by vagrants, food on stove

Albany firefighters battle at least three unrelated blazes on Thursday.

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Landmark business near Sylvester burns

Familiar Sylvester truck body building facility burns

Fire strikes Park-Built Body Company, founded in 1938.

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Albany police seek help identifying suspect

Police try to identify Albany card fraud suspect

The Albany Police Department issues surveillance images to identify fraud suspect.

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Accused Albany killer held without bond

Accused killer of diabled man jailed in Albany

Ashley Lacole Stroble is accused of killing Navy veteran Jimmie Fennell.

One dead, another wounded in Moultrie shooting

Moultrie police and GBI join to investigate shooting

A Moultrie man is dead and a woman wounded by gunfire Tuesday.

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Henry Mathis says he is 'looking into' possible Albany mayoral run

Former Albany City Commissioner says he's 'paid debt' of conviction

Former Albany City Commissioner Henry Mathis tells current commissioners they should use MEAG money to help ratepayers.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Reviewing 2014 with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: About 8,000 criminal warrants and 21,000 civil papers were served by deputies in 2014

The year was a busy one for the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office, ranging from initiatives that included national television exposure to day-to-day work serving warrants and papers and overseeing the courthouse and jail.

Two men sentenced in Walter Phelps murder case

Others tied to Walter Phelps murder sentenced

Two others tied to the 2010 shooting death of an Albany business owner during an armed robbery received sentencing Monday at the Dougherty County Jail.

Albany & Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -- Jan. 7, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 18 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Albany police issue lookout for wanted individuals

Two men wanted in unrelated burglaries

Anyone with information on Rasheen Price or William Owens is aksed to contact the Albany Police Department at (229) 431 2142.

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Settlement reached in Albany 2009 false arrest case

Parties reach settlement Monday in connection to arrest of Albany teen

James Finkelstein, attorney for Richard Hayes, confirmed to The Albany Herald that a settlement has been reached in the case involving the arrest of Hayes on Oct. 22, 2009, when he was 17, in connection to a shooting assault the previous month he reportedly had no involvement in.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -- Jan. 6, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and early 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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Pedestrian deaths on the rise in Georgia

Officials look at what can be done

Last year, more Georgia pedestrians (182) died in accidents with cars than in any year since 1997.

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Albany businesses show support for local law enforcement

Business owners are hoping to message of thanks and support for law enforcement will spread

As tensions rise around the country between law enforcement and the citizens they are sworn to protect, a few Albany area business owners are hoping to send message of support to local officers and deputies going into the new year.