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Voice Today brings child abuse prevention message to Albany

Angela Williams, founder of Voice Today, visiting various Rotary clubs

In order to better empower victims, Voice Today has educational programs in place to help victims of child sexual abuse not only gain a voice, but to more effectively set personal boundaries.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Larry Bernard Simmons Jr.

Larry Bernard Simmons Jr. is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender

Warrants against Larry Bernard Simmons Jr., 34, of Albany, charge him with failure to register as a sex offender, battery and probation violation.

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Lee manhunt ends with arrest in Montezuma

Suspect stole cruiser in his escape from Lee County police.

After a three-day manhunt, Timothy Syntrell Rowland is apprehended in Montezuma.

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Never forget 9/11 | PHOTOS

American Legion Post 30 hosts 9/11 commemoration

Although it happened nearly 14 years ago, Albany’s American Legion Post 30 is dedicated to preserving the memory of those who gave their lives during the worst-ever attack on the mainland United States, and ensuring that those in Southwest Georgia never forget 9/11.

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Suspect makes telephone threat to Lee County bank

Would-be robber claimed to see through bank's security video

Lee County deputies responded to a bomb threat at Sun Trust Bank on U.S. Highway 19 on Wednesday.

Sunday shooting reported on Swift Street

Multiple shots reported fired at apartment complex

A report on the incident shows that officers responded at around 1:40 a.m. to 507 Swift St. in regards to shots being fired and a damaged door. Contact was made with a woman at the scene who said she was asleep in her apartment when gunfire broke at 1:30 a.m.

Sunday Albany robberies under investigation

Catering service, Hasan Temple victims of Sunday break-ins

Officers responded to 1009 Moultrie Road, Whites Catering Service and Restaurant Equipment, in regards to a robbery at around 4:30 p.m. after a woman came in asking for money.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Sept. 5-8, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Labor Day weekend

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 85 calls on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, available reports show

Leesburg manhunt now in second day

Leesburg police still hunting for Sunday night escapee

For the second day in a row Leesburg police are continuing the search for a man who escaped police custody Sunday night after being arrested for driving on a suspecnded license.

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Suspect arrested for 2014 burglary cases

Donmetreal Walker arrested Monday in connection to burglaries from August 2014

Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said detectives with the APD Criminal Investigation Bureau got a tip on Monday that Donmetreal Walker was on the 1600 block of Whiting Drive. He was taken into custody without incident.

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New Dougherty court addresses child support non-payment

Court plan offers alternative to incarceration

The Dougherty Problem Solving Court offers a program where offending non-custodian parents may avoid jail for chronic non-payment of child support.

Albany man killed in Panama City

Panama City shooting results in death of Albany man

Two men are in the Bay County Jail today after a drug deal gone wrong led to the shooting death of a 21-year-old Albany man.

Jail Report - Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2015

These are Dougherty County Jail bookings for the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

Eight members of Albany-connected firm indicted on Medicaid fraud charges

Defendants accused of falsifying billings

An investigation leads to the indictment of eight people.

Albany police return stolen pawn shop items

Items stolen in Lee County, sold in Albany

Albany police have charged three people with theft by deception in connection with selling stolen items to pawn shops.