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Jim West

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Warren Lee Hill denied clemency

Convicted killer denined clemency by parole board

Warren Lee Hill is scheduled to be out to death by lethal injection at 7 p.m. today.

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Model railroad club holds Albany train show

The Flint River Model Railroad Club holds its annual train show at the Knights of Columbus hall in Albany.

Man sentenced in Albany for drug conspiracy

Drug cartel member sentenced in Albany

A convicted cocaine seller and distributor is sentenced in Albany federal court.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 21 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Dougherty police officer rescues family from fire

Dougherty officer saves a family of four

A Dougherty County cop rescues a family from a burning mobile home.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 21-22, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 34 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Former Sherwood Christian Academy coach accused of sexual relationship with student

Warrants charging sexual assault have been issued for the former Sherwood girls soccer coach

Jason Schultz, a former coach of girls soccer at Sherwood Christian Academy, is charged with sexual assault. Schultz, who lives in South Carolina, has until Jan. 30 to turn himself in to Dougherty County authorities.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 20-21, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 19 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Georgia Supreme Court won't stop Warren Lee Hill execution

Hopes to avoid execution dwindle for Warren Hill

Twice convicted killer Warren Hill fights to avoid January execution.

Baconton teen dies from shotgun injury

Shooting occurs following hunting trip

Jackson O’Quinn, 13, is killed when shotgun discharges in residence as he and another 13-year-old are putting guns away following a hunting trip.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 19-20, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Historic Frontier Festival successful at Albany Chehaw Park

The 23rd annual Frontier Festival at Albany’s Chehaw park drew a great weekend crowd.

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Albany neighborhood watch group gets drug education

Watch group learns about drugs from amphetamines to yaba

Members and representatives of an umbrella community watch group learn which drugs are popular and which ones may be more prevalent in the future.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 10, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 9, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 14 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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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.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 30 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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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New year's resolutions require firm planning

Folks in Albany make new year's resolutions

New year’s resolutions need care and planning to succeed.

Albany drive-by shooting suspect captured

Suspect in Albany shooting arrested

Alfarus Clay, 43, is arrested as a suspect in drive-by shooting.

Six indicted for Albany illegal poker games

Indictments given for Albany illegal gambling

Albany businessman Bob Brooks and five others are indicted for illegal gambling.

Sylvester man stabbed by girlfriend

Warrant issued for suspect

A Sylvester woman stabs her boyfriend when she mistakes his cousin romantic interest.

Albany - Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 3, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 26 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Albany police seek armed robbery suspects

Suspects charged with Albany armed robbery

Three black men are charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

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Police search for drive-by shooting suspect

Albany shooting suspect sought by police

The Dougherty Police Department is seeking a suspect in drive-by shooting.

Americus child dies of gunshot wound

Law enforcement investigates child’s death in Americus

A 4-year-old Americus girl dies of a gunshot wound.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 1, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 39 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Drivers injured in Worth County crash

One driver critically injured in Work County vehicle crash

Two drivers are injured, one critically, in a Worth County crash on Saturday.

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Arrest made in robbery of Lee County pharmacy

Lee County robbery suspect arrested and charged

Eric Kyle Newell is arrested Saturday in connection with the armed robbery of a Lee County pharmacy.

Christmas robbery at Albany hotel

Northwest Albany hotel site of armed robbery

Police officials say an armed robbery took place at the Country Hearth Inn in Albany.

Walmart shoplifters sought in Sylvester

Police investigating shoplifting at Sylvester Walmart

The Sylvester Police Department issue a lookout for three Walmart shoplifters.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 25, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Santa visits young patients at Albany Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

An Albany Cub Scout pack donates Christmas presents for ill children at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Agency offers holiday driving tips

Drivers urged to prepare for holiday driving

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety gives holiday driving tips.

Man. woman charged in family violence incident

Albany man and girlfriend accused of threatening his famiily

Albany man and woman who police say is his girlfriend are taken to jail Friday over a family violence incident.

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Shop With a Cop helps underprivileged kids in Albany

Shopping cops in Albany improve their image

The Fraternal Order of Police sponsor their annual Shop With a Cop program.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 20, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 26 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Former bank official Larry Malone sentenced in Albany federal court

Bank official gets 4 years in prison, told to repay $25 million

Former lending officer Larry Malone is sentenced to prison and ordered to repay more than $25 million to Southwest Georgia Farm Credit and its insurers.

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Families of Albany murder victims appeal for information

Family members ask for tips on Albany homicides.

families members representing Albany homicide victims appeal for anonymous information.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 19, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 30 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

Arlington pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

Rexall drugs in Arlington robbed by lone gunman

A Rexall drug store in Arlington is robbed on Thursday by a gunman with a mask.

Defendants plead guilty in Albany federal court

Guilty pleas entered for child pornography in Albany federal court

Three defendants enter guilty pleas in Albany federal court.

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Two bomb threats to Walmart stores reported in 24-hour period

Both area Walmart stores receive bomb threats

In just two days, both Albany and Lee County Walmart stores receive bomb threats.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec.18, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 26 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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