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Jury selection begins in Albany violent crime trials

Suspects in murder, aggravated assault on police officer incidents among those on trial

The trial of Calvin Brooks, among those arrested in connection to the death of Jerome Walden in 2011, is starting with jury selection this week. Walden was beaten so severely on June 24, 2011, law enforcement officials said, that he went into a coma and never regained consciousness before his death a month later.

Wanted man dies in Sylvester of suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound

Jose Manuel Huerta, 26, found with gunshot wound to head during traffic stop

A news release issued by Kim Baker, special agent in charge at the Sylvester GBI office, said the agency was requested by the Sylvester Police Department to conduct a shooting investigation.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Oct. 23-Nov. 5.

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Dougherty County escapee recaptured

Bonds totalling $12,000 are set on four charges against James Tyrone Parker

James Tyrone Parker faces three drug charges, including two felonies, along with an escape charge.

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Rowe recaps activities of Dougherty EMS

Director has served 33 years with the agency

When Greg Rowe joined Dougherty EMS 1981, there were three stations and three “trucks” (ambulances). Today there are five stations strategically located in the county and seven trucks. They could easily run 12 trucks, he said, given the number of calls they receive.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 8, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 24 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Albany woman killed in three-vehicle wreck

Staff member of Lily Pad in Albany killed in traffic accident

A program manager for CASA in Albany is killed Thursday in a three-vehicle accident.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 29 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

Albany driver hospitalized after striking tree

The driver of Nissan Versa in injured after crashing into a tree.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Nov. 6, 2014

Waylon Charles Jackson is wanted on domestic violence charges

Waylon Charles Jackson, 43, of Albany, is wanted on two aggravated assault charges involving domestic violence and on a charge of violating his probation.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 6, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 20 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Autopsy results in on Albany fire victim

GBI crime lab says Albany victim died of smoke inhalation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation rules last weeks death by fire as a homicide.

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Police seek Albany arson suspect

Police and fire officials investigate twin east side fires

Police are seeking Samuel James Bryant as a suspect in a fatal east side apartment fire.

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City of Albany settles suit for 2012 wreck involving police

Officer Gary Price involved in 11 accidents before being terminated by city

The city of Albany will pay more than $400,000 to settle a lawsuit that resulted from a former police officer’s crash.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -- Nov. 4, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 54 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.