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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 1 - 2, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Suspect arrested in Dawson mayor shooting

GBI investigation continued nearly two years

Nakia Jones, 31, is arrested and charged with aggravated assault in connection with the 2013 shooting of Christopher Wright.

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Two gunmen rob East Albany grocery store

The gunmen are fleeing on foot

An East Albany grocery store was held up by two gunmen dressed in black, who have fled from the store on foot, police say.

Vehicle accident near Albany Marine base injures three

Names and conditions of victims unavailable

A one-vehicle accident near MCLB-Albany has sent three people to the hospital.

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Woman arrested on Albany home invasion charge

Suspect surrenders to police after lookout posted

Alexia Douse, aka Alexandria Johnson, surrendered Tuesday to police and is charged with home invasion.

Gunmen fire shots in East Albany store

No one injured in Albany store attack

Albany police are seeking three or four black males in a silver Chrysler Pacifica

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 30 - July 1 - 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 16 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Doublegate resident finds burglar in garage

Suspect flees on foot when shots fired

A northwest Albany man finds an intruder in his car and fires shots to chase him off.

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Albany man held on child pornography charges

Suspect in jail on $35,000 bond

Matthew Woodard, 19, is charged with 14 counts of sexual exploitation of children.

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New fireworks law allows bigger bangs

July 1 law allows any legally made fireworks not banned by the federal government

Georgia HB 110, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, makes legal many types of commercial fireworks just in time for Independence Day festivities.

Albany restaurants receive bomb threat call

Caller said KKK would deliver the bombs

Two Albany restaurants received bomb threats on Monday.

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Four charged with drug sales in Smithville

Lee County sheriff says Smithville has become a hub for drug activity

Lee and Sumter County Sheriff’s Offices cooperate to make drug busts in Smithville.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 29 - 30, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 17 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Albany Rock House cottage renamed for celebrity chef Paula Deen | PHOTO GALLERY

The two-bedroom cottage has been customized by Albany native Paula Deen

Nationally known down-home chef and Albany native Paula Deen cuts the ribbon on her namesake cottage.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 26 - 27, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Dougherty County Police Department responded to at least 15 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Albany Marines present early Independence Day Celebration | PHOTO GALLERY

Event featured food, fireworks and entertainment

Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany welcomed visitors Friday to its annual Independence Day Celebration.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 25-26, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 13 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Lee County murder defendant found guilty, gets life sentence

Timothy French is sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole

Timothy Danue French, 50, was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder and robbery by a Lee County jury Thursday and sentenced to life in prison without parole, court officials said.

Copper theft in Albany leads to electrocution

Electrical workers discovered deceased man

When Water Gas & Light officials notified police, Ronny Griffith was discovered electrocuted in a power facility.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 24-25, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Burglaries on rise in East Albany

Police advise that residents be watchful

Wendy Luster with Albany Police Departments says burglaries in the East District are on the rise.

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Albany fire officials hunting dumper for illegal trailer burning

A trailer was dumped and burned June 12 at Pilot Travel Center

The Albany Fire Department is seeking a suspect in the dumping and burning of a pickup trailer.

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Early morning fire results in death of Albany woman

Victim identified as Connie Watts, 58, of Albany

An Albany woman dies from smoke inhalation in a fire on Autumn Avenue.

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ADDU Commander Berry calls it a career

Bill Berry gets a proper send-off from law enforcement personnel.

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Art Park facelift

A Jacksonville church group helps beautify Albany.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 24, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Dougherty County Police Department responded to at least 23 calls on Tuesday, available reports show.

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4th of July festivities return to downtown Albany

The city of Albany's Independence Day celebration will include musical entertainment and food vendors

Albany’s 4th of July celebration returns downtown.

Albany firefighters respond, find stolen copper wiring

Suspects in East Broad Avenue fire would be charged with arson

Firefighters respond to Flint River Marine in east Albany and find stolen copper wiring.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 22-23, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Albany Deputy Emergency Management Director to retire

Deputy director looks forward to time at home

Jim Vaught, retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, and for the past eight years, deputy director of the Albany-Dougherty Emergency Management Agency, is retiring from public life. Now he’s looking forward to his long list of “honey-dos” and his favorite action toys.

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Leesburg dice run honors Sutton, military fallen | PHOTO GALLERY

Bikers roll dice six times, including five separate stops

The “Big Steve” Memorial Dice Run in Leesburg honors Steve Sutton and other military fallen.

Albany - Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Dougherty County Police Department responded to at least 21 calls on Friday, available reports show.

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Albany police, volunteers recycle containers from illegal alcohol

Beer and whiskey seized at Cedar Avenue address

Albany police and Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful partnered to destroy illegal alcohol and recycle the containers.

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Property taken from man who accepted car ride

Accused thief in jail for sudden snatching

Lance Jones said a man pushed him in his back and snatched his possessions.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 11-12, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Two dead in Worth County highway accident

Accident with dump truck occurred at Georgia Highways 112 and 133

Two travelers are dead and another injured in a two-vehicle accident in Worth County.

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Moultrie police find marijuana after residential fire

Resident’s live-in boyfriend arrested in Colquitt County

Moultrie police investigators find marijuana in a home following a fire.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June, 10 - 11, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 18 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available sources say.

Darton State College continues Albany shoe robbery investigation

Darton suspects could face armed robbery charge

Darton State College police continue to investigate an on-campus armed robbery.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 9- 10, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 21 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available sources say.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 8 - 9, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 26 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available sources say.

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Albany nursing home residents evacuated after fire

Some residents transported to other nursing home facilities

Residents of the PruittHealth — Palmyra nursing home at 1904 Palymra Road were evacuated after a Tuesday morning fire. Two wings of the facility will be closed indefinitely because of smoke and water damage, EMS officials say.

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Albany swimmers, boaters urged to follow safety rules

Public safety officials hold water safety conference

Officials of the Albany Police Department, Albany Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources hold a media conference on water safety.

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Marine Corp Logistics Base-Albany hosts fishing tournament for children | PHOTO GALLERY

Kids vie for trophies were at MCLB-Albany fishing tournament

Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany hosted its 27th annual Buddy Fishing Tournament on Saturday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 5, 2015

Public safety report for Albany and Dougherty County

The Dougherty County Police Department responded to at least 26 calls on Friday, available reports show.

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Albany Area Arts Council exhibit and sales begins

Art show prizes awarded in three categories

The Albany Area Arts Council holds its opening reception for the Southwest Georgia Regional Fine Art Exhibit and Sale.

Five injured in Lee County accident

Names and condition of victims are so far unavailable

At least five people were injured Thursday when two cars collided on U.S. Highway 19 in Lee County.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 4 - 5, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Sylvester man charged with theft of power meters

Accused power meter thief sent to Worth County Jail

Melvin Leon Davis Jr. is arrested by Sylvester Police and charged with stealing electric power meters.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 3 - 4, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 16 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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