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Jim West

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One of two Albany drug suspects bonds out of jail

Albany drug suspect charged in variety of violations

Gerald Kimsey Jr. is released from jail on $9,000 bond, while fellow suspect Earl Eugene Bridges remains.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 5 -6, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 25 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Albany Day of Hope addresses child abuse

Albany ministers and citizens gather in prayer

Open Arms presents Day of Hope at Hines Memorial Church to address child abuse.

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NewTownMacon CEO says residences key to downtown revitalization

Speaking at Albany Rotary Club, NewTownMacon CEO describes successful downtown formula

As Albany stuggles with revitalizing its downtown, the CEO of NewTownMacon says his non-profit’s work with Bibb County government and private businesses has been a winning formula for Macon.

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Albany police gang unit captain says underlying reasons for joining gangs must be dealt with

Arresting and locking up gang members has not been effective in keeping them down, Capt. Michael Persely says

Capt. Michael Persely with the Albany Police Department Gang Unit says the underlying motivations for joining illegal gangs must be addressed to successfully combat them.

Man shot in back in south Albany

Albany motorist drives injured man to hospital

Albany police say Jeremy Singleton, 19, was shot in the back on Saturday.

Suspects charged in Albany break-ins

Suspect accused of taking cigarettes and jewelry

Juveniles accused of burglary in west Albany.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 2-3, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Albany teen shot and killed while riding bicycle

A teenager died after being shot about 2 a.m. Friday

Prentice Davis Jr., 19, was shot and killed on Friday while riding his bicycle in an Albany neighborhood.

Lee County sheriff, three deputies face civil suits

Lee County suits claim racial profiling in traffic stop

Two South Georgia residents file civil rights suits for more than $12 million.

Sylvester police seek suspect in early-morning shooting

Sylvester gunshot victim escapes to nightclub for safety

Alvin Jackson is shot in Sylvester and runs to a nearby nightclub for safety.

Lee County man killed in motor scooter accident

Elderly Lee County man dies in accident on Chokee Road

James Edwin Moody, 76, is killed on Wednesday when the motor scooter he was driving collided with a pickup truck, officers say.

Albany five-car expressway accident injures nine

Albany accident caused chain reaction, blocked traffic over one hour

A five-car accident on Liberty Expressway Wednesday sent nine people to the hospital and blocked traffic for more than an hour.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 33 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Five injured in Albany access ramp accident

An Albany man loses consciousness while driving, police say

Edgar Hernandez is cited in connection with an accident on Tuesday which injured five people.

Albany neighborhood watch organization offers gang information

Albany gang presentation to help keep neighborhoods safe

The Council of Community Watches and Associations will host an educational program on area gangs.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 31 - April 1, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 41 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Albany residents attacked on Tuesday

Two Albany assault investigations are ongoing

Albany police responded to at least three assault incidents on Tuesday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 30 - 31, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 41 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Distractions for teen drivers worse than previously thought

Albany traffic officers say teen drivers too distracted

A study by AAA and the University of Iowa finds teen driver distractions to be four times worse than earlier believed.

Albany armed robbery suspects arrested

Suspects accused of pointing handgun at customer and clerks

Albany police arrest two juveniles in connection with the armed robbery of a Woodall’s gas and grocery.

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Dougherty County sheriff's investigator warns of common scams

Some Albany scams originate with Russian mafia, investiagtor says

Capt. Craig Dodd speaks to Exchange Club members about common scams on senior citizens.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 20 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Albany town hall meeting on community services

Array of speakers at Albany town hall meeting

Jon Howard’s town hall meeting will present programs for low to moderate income residents.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 35 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Albany high-speed fugitive denied bond | VIDEO

albany suspect faces multiple charges in robbery, chase

William Bryan Owens was denied bond at his first court appearance on Wednesday.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 31 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Officials investigate East Albany arson

A flammable liquid was used to start the fire at the Cone Street home

The resident of the home tells authorities he does not know of anyone with a motive to start the blaze.

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Albany man arrested on kidnapping, sexual battery charges

Two Albany juveniles are returned safely home

Horrell While is accused of kidnapping two boys on the 200 block of Telfair Avenue.

North Albany gas and grocery store robbed by gunmen

Three armed bandits hit Albany store

Woodall’s gas and grocery store at 1500 N. Slappey Blvd. was robbed by gun-wielding bandits early Wednesday.

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Georgia Wing Fest returns to Albany

Part of Wing Fest proceeds benefits Cancer Coalition in Albany

The Georgia Wing Fest returns to Albany on a beautiful spring Saturday.

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Ruben Studdard headlines Albany Boys and Girls Club fundraiser

Former NFL star Phillip Daniels speaks at the Albany event

The Boys and Girls Club of Albany hosted its 28th annual steak and burger dinner at the Darton State College arena Thurday.

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Albany club hosts weekend coin show

Free identification and appraisals offered at the show

The Southwest Georgia Coin Club of Albany hosts its 8th annual coin show at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Moultrie teen charged in girlfriend's ATV death

Court order is required to obtain blood alcohol results

Gatlynn Michael Peacock is charged in connection with an all-terrain vehicle death.

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Dougherty County police officer charged with making terroristic threats to ex-girlfriend

DCPD officer Jercory McCray has been suspended without pay

Jecorvy McCray is accused of making terroristic threats and has been suspended without pay pending an investigation.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 18-19, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 40 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Two defendants in Albany motel stabbing death found guilty of murder

Judge allows convicted murderer to remain on bond pending sentencing

Louis Floyd Jr. and co-defendant Tara Lee Herrell are found guilty of the stabbing murder of William Jackson in August 2013 at the Dollar Inn motel in Albany. Both now face life-in-prison sentences, with Herrell in custody but Floyd allowed to remain free on bond pending sentencing.

Elderly driver killed in Albany two-car accident

Albany attorney Chevene King Jr. injured

Cecil Norman, 86, was killed in the two-car accident on Wednesday.

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Veterans demonstrate for better health care in Albany

Demonstrators say money is primary concern of VA officials

A small contingent of U.S. military veterans demonstrated Wdnesday for better VA health care services.

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Memorial motorcycle ride set Saturday in Albany

Dice ride honors fallen Dougherty law enforcement officer

Proceeds of the 5th annual Lt. Cliff Rouse Dice Ride on Saturday will benefit Concern of Police Survivors.

Five injured in Albany two-vehicle accident

Driver charged with failure to yield at stop sign

Five people were injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash in south Albany.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 10 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Albany citizen police courses return

Albany police will have courses police work and basic firearms

Courses for Albany residents include the Citizens Police Academy acquainting them with how the Albany Police Department operates and a basic firearms class.

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Two face meth charges in Worth County

GBI destroys inactive Poulan meth lab

Worth County deputies and Poulan police arrest two in a methamphetamine case.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 36 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Kruzin for Kids makes Albany pit stop | PHOTO GALLERY | VIDEO

Classic car enthusiasts cruise to help Georgia sheriffs youth homes

Classic vehicle groups from all across the state roll to Hahira Saturday in a fundraising tour to benefit the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes.

Albany man gets 60 years in elderly abuse case

Man posed as FBI agent in Albany case

Emmitt Austin is convicted on four counts of financial exploitation of the elderly and sentenced to 60 years.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 12-13, 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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Car buffs rally to help Sheriffs' youth homes

Classic vehicle convoy to converge in Hahira

Vehicle buffs from all over Georgia will head down to the Georgia Sheriff’s Boys Ranch in Hahira