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Jim West

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Sylvester drug agents make marijuana bust

Sylvester resident arrested for pot possession

Police in Worth County arrest a resident for marijuana possession.

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Albany High School shooting victim identified

Albany High shooting suspect still at large

The student who was shot at Albany High School Friday is identified.

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Student shot near Albany High School

16-year-old male had 'wandered off campus'

Student shot near Albany High School

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Suspect sought for Albany hit and run assault

Driver injures two people outside bar

A patron of an Albany bar injures two people while driving away.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 17, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Albany civil rights icon speaks at King Day convocation

Albany pastor delivers keynote address

The pastor of famed civil rights church delivers the King Day convocation at Albany State University.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 16, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 43 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Albany dumping violator dislikes media attention

Court-ordered cleanup man out runs media

An Albany man convicted of unlawful dumping uncomfortable with media

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Wild deer surprises diners at Albany restaurant

A confused doe is fatally injured when it breaks through the window of a Pizza Hut

DNR officials will check the adult whitetail doe for any signs of Chronic Wasting Disease, an illness that so far has not been found in Georgia.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 15, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 22 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

Albany child struck by vehicle

Child injured running into road

An Albany child is struck by a vehicle when he runs into the road.

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Former military technicians sentenced

Former sailors given time in prison

Pharmacy technicians will spend time in federal prison.

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Albany City Commission to consider pit bull legislation

An ordinance based on the Georgia definition of a pit bull has been proposed in Albany

The Albany City Commission is expected to discuss the proposed pit bull restrictions at its first meeting of the year on Monday.

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Albany Frontier Festival diminished, not defeated

Chehaw festival challenged by cold and rain

Hurt by rain and a previous cold snap, the Chehaw Frontier Festival carries on.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 11, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Arrest made in Smithville cold-case murder

New evidence leads to arrest in 6-year-old homicide case

Charges are pending against a suspect in the Jan. 15, 2008 slaying of A.J. Mosely, 82, of Smithville.

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Propane leak fixed at Albany plant

No evacuation needed at Albany food plant

A propane leak at M&M Mars is quickly handed by plant officials.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 10, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 46 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Fire damages south Albany home

Resident escapes fire unharmed

A south Albany resident escapes an early morning fire.

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Frontier Festival coming to Chehaw Park in Albany

Chehaw visitors to experience life in early America

Chehaw Park in Albany will demonstrate life in frontier America.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 9, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 8, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 15 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Chehaw zoo animals ready for the big freeze

Chehaw animals adapt well to cold temperatures

Chehaw is ready for temperatures that are expected to dip in to the mid-teens early Tuesday morning.

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Sleeping man arrested for drugs in Albany

Albany man arrested after sleeping through traffic signal changes

Albany police arrest a man for crack cocaine when he sleeps through traffic signal changes.

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Suspects arrested in Spurlock murder case

Callers could earn reward for information on Albany murder

Investigators and the parents of the murder victim asked for help in solving the case.

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Terrell County NAACP celebrates Emancipation Proclamation

Members come together to honor freedom document

Members of the Terrell County NAACP celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation on New Year’s Day.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 4, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Albany police respond to incidents on New Year's Day

A shooting at a residence and a fight mark first day of 2014 in Albany

ALBANY — An early Wednesday morning report by residents brought a visit by the Albany Police Department to investigate a bullet fired throught their apartment door, officials say.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 3, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty county

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

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Health and fitness dominate resolutions in Albany

Personal improvements on minds of Southwest Georgians as 2014 begins

Losing weight, eating better, exercising and Bible study are top choices for improving lives for those surveyed.

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Albany auto dealership makes big move

Prince Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC completes its move to Lee County

A Tifton-based auto sales company moves its Albany operation to Lee County.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 28, 2013

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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Albany police offer holiday driving tips

Pay attention and keep your patience, say Albany police

Albany traffic police advise motorists to stay cool and pay attention.

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Albany police offer safety suggestions

Albany offer ways to help stay safe

The Albany Police Department offers safety tips for businesses and individuals.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 26, 2013

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS Reports - Dec. 25, 2013

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany police Department responded to at least 31 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports, show.

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Albany drivers to expect zero tolerance for drunk driving

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety issues a holiday warning to drivers.

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Shop with a Cop helps Albany kids for Christmas

Albany cops take youngsters on a shopping trip

The Albany Fraternal Order of Police holds Shop with a Cop for 2013 to help kids have a better Christmas.

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Stolen guns, other items recovered in Albany

Police recover 24 guns in burglary case

The gang unit of the Albany Police Department makes its largest gun recovery.

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'Shop With a Sheriff' helps underprivileged Albany kids

Sheriff's officers shop with needy kids in Albany

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office takes 22 kids on a Christmas shopping trip.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 21, 2013

Public Safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County.

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

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Sylvester man faces marijuana charges

Sylvester police say they found four marijuana plants in a residence

Sylvester police officers arrest Corey Martise Greene of Sylvester on drug charges including manufacturing marijuana.

Dougherty grand jury returns criminal indictments

Indictments issued by grand jury

The Dougherty County grand jury issues criminal indictments.

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Albany drug agents shut down east side 'shot house'

Albany woman charged with selling alcohol without a license

An Albany woman is charged after authorities say she was running an unlicensed bar from her home.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 20, 2013

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 19, 2013

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Albany NAACP makes Christmas merrier for less fortunate students

Lamar Reese Magnet School partners with Albany NAACP

The Albany-Dougherty County NAACP provides 50 students with useful but enjoyable Christmas gifts.

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Pre-trial hearings held on Albany death penalty case

Dontavious Thomas faces a murder charge in the death of police Lt. Cliff Rouse

The murder trial in which the death penalty is being sought likely will take start in late 2014 or early 2015, prosecutor says. Lt. Cliff Rouse was fatally shot in December 2010.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 18, 2013

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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