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Police seeking person of interest

Suspect not yet charged with crime

Michael Wallace, 24, is wanted for questioning in an investigation of sexual assault of a juvenile.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Aug. 6-7, 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.

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Sizzling Summer Art Show opens in Albany | PHOTOS

The show and sale featuring works by 17 artists continues through Aug. 28

Art show gallery

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Dougherty EMS director thrives on role of offering aid

EMS facilities funded by SPLOST

Greg Rowe, director of the Dougherty County EMS addressed the Albany Rotary Club on Thursday

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Kidnap suspect remains in Dougherty County jail

Mother charged in separate incident

Alfred Paul Hunter Jr. remains in jail on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and cruelty to children.

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National Night Out provides school supplies for Dougherty County kids | PHOTO GALLERY

Dougherty County law enforcement agencies participated

Albany’s 8th annual National Night Out helps kids start school with the supplies they need.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 32 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Albany robbery an inside job, investigators say

Three people charged in Dollar Tree case

Three suspects, including a cashier, are charged with robbery by force of Dollar Tree store.

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Man accused of abducting son had previous indictment

Suspect was out on bond at time of Monday’s abduction

Alfred Paul Hunter Jr. is accused of kidnapping, aggravated assault and cruelty to children in connection with the abduction of his son on Monday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - August 3-4, 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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Modern day trapper loves his work

Dawson trapper captures live coyotes

Mike Peachey of Dawson speaks to Rotary Club members of his life as wildlife trapper.

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Albany vendors see long lines for tax holiday | PHOTO GALLERY

Statewide tax exemption applies on school-related items

The Georgia sales tax holiday brought out bargain-conscious shoppers on Friday and Saturday.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Dougherty County Police Department responded to at least 19 calls on Friday and the early hours of Saturday, available reports show.

GBI to investigate Dawson infant's death

Investigation continues pending autopsy

The Georgia Bureaus of Investigation will assist in the investigation of a Dawson infant death.

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Suspects use foil to shoplift from Albany store, police contend

Three suspects charged with burglary

Earnest Smith, Karen Smith and Shelonda Wilson are charged with burglary and possession of tools in the commission of a crime.

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Suspects charged in Albany storage facility theft

Suspect sold contents using social media

Albany police investigators arrested three suspects on charges of burglary and receiving stolen property.

Juvenile charged with two Albany armed robberies

Juvenile is charged as adult and housed in Dougherty County jail

Michael Alexander, a minor, is charged in connection with the armed robbery of two Albany convenience stores.

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National Night Out returns to Albany

Participants receive free food and school supplies

The eight annual National Night Out is coming to Radium Middle School from 5 p.m. through 8 p.m. this Tuesday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 31-Aug. 1, 2015

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

Police seek Dollar General robber

Undisclosed amount of cash taken

A Dollar General store at 2017 N. Slappey Blvd. was robbed late Wednesday.

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Albany inmate William Bryan Owens charged in connection with jail damage

Owens was originally charged with armed robbery, hijacking and other related charges

William Bryan Owens, jailed originally on charges of armed robbery, hijacking and related offenses, is charged with 11 counts of interference with government property for damage to the Dougherty County jail. He was arrested in March for charges including armed robbery and hijacking a vehicle after police were led on a high-speed chase.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Albany Burn Fest offers multiple attractions

Burn Fest raises funds to help young burn victims

The first ever Burn Fest at Chehaw Park on Saturday will provide a motorcycle dice run, food, music and more.

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Albany police seek robbery suspect

Suspect accused of taking wallet by force

A police lookout has been issued for Vashaun Banks in connection with a May 25 robbery by force.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 28-29, 2015

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

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Jury finds suspect guilty in Newton murder case

No sentencing date set for Blackshear

Ulysses Blackshear, 46, was sentenced in Baker County Superior for the murder of William Land.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 27-28, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Albany City Manger speaks at town hall meeting

Manager optimistic on city’s future

City Manager Sharon Subadan was the guest at a town hall meeting Saturday.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Albany police arrest storage break-in suspects

Variety of merchandise taken from storage units

Police say several storage units in Dougherty and Lee Counties were broken into.

Albany police seek Dollar General robber

Albany bandit escaped with undisclosed amount of cash

An unidentified black male wearing a brown coat with writing on the back robbed the Dollar General store on Dawson Road on Thursday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 23-24, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 37 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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New city manager to meet the public

Sharon Subadan city manager since June

Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard said new City Manager Sharon Subadan will speak at a Town Hall Meeting Saturday.

Albany liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Robbers escape with cash from register

Albany police say two men dressed in black robbed Brothers Package Store on Newton Road on Wednesday.

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Albany police offer security plans for houses of worship

Security plans focus on safety of congregations in Albany

Corporal Brian Covington with the Albany Police Department says the new securities plans for houses of worship are meant to protect people.

Victims injured in two Albany shootings

Condition of Albany victims is unknown

Albany police responded to at least two shootings on Thursday.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Woman extricated from vehicle after crash

Accident victim charged with driving offenses

Witnesses say Shallena Scott, 35, ran over a cement fence and crashed into a tree on Gordon Avenue Wednesday.

Teen struck by gunfire in Albany

Police also investigate shooting on South Slappey Boulevard

Darryl Mingo, 16, was struck in the upper leg by gunfire Wednesday and was later released from the hospital.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 21 - 22, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Lee County man accused of killing wife has first court appearance

Murder case against Yathomas Riley is to be sent to Lee County Superior Court

Yathomas Riley, accused of murder in the shooting death of his wife, Dr. Lisa Riley, had his first day in court on Tuesday at a hearing before a Lee County Magistrate Court judge.

Albany - Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 20 - 21, 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 optometrist speaks of helping Haitian people

Optometrist moved his family to Haiti

Kerry Reeves, an Albany optometrist spoke to members of the Exchange Club of Albany Friday about his humanitarian service in Haiti.

Albany heat wave to last through Monday

Air conditioners and plenty of water recommended

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee warns to drink plenty of water during the summer heat wave. Heat indexes are expected to be in the 105-110 degree range through Monday.

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Sasser man killed, passenger injured in Palmyra Road wreck in Albany

Albany police identify the driver who died as Cecil Elliot of Sasser

A Ford F250 truck was traveling from Seventh avenue when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crossed Palmyra Road in the 1400 block, crashing into several trees and overturning.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 17 - 18, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Dougherty County Police Department responded to at least 25 calls on Friday and the early hours of Saturday, available reports show.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 16-17, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 22 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Leesburg 911 call from Riley's residence made available

Husband said he found wife shot to death

Yathomas Riley was charged with attempted murder in Miami in 2010.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 15 - 16, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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