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Pete Skiba

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Outlook 2013: Police officials use more technology in fight against crime

Various law enforcement agencies promise to protect and serve the community in 2013.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 17, 2013

Dougherty County police respond to at least 31 incidents.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for February 16, 2013

APD responds to at least 44 incidents.

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Fire hits house second time in a day

A tricky fire smolders and restarts in a home located on Honeysuckle Drive.

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One suspect is arrested in hotel television theft case

Albany police arrest a suspect after he advertises stolen TVs on his cell phone.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for February 15, 2013

APD responds to at least 39 incidents.

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UPDATE with identity. No evidence of foul play in East Albany death

A man finds his friend dead in an abandoned auto repair shop before 4:20 p.m. Thursday.

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Veteran walking to Atlanta travels through Dougherty

A Marine Corps veteran plans to walk to every state capitol in the country to aid wounded veterans and raise awareness of their needs.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 14, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 40 incidents.

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Man pleads guilty in $1M bribery case

The Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany retired employee faces a maximum sentence of 15 years.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 13, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 21 incidents.

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DCPD: Habitual shoplifter wanted in Feb. 5 theft

Wearing pantyhose during a theft, a habitual shoplifter could come under felony status if he continues, authorities say.

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Anatomy of convenience store burglary (With Video)

Dougherty County Police Department investigators search for two smash-and-grab convenience store burglars.

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Police/Fire/EMS reportss for February 11, 2013

Dougherty County police respond to at least 18 incidents.

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Men don red high heels for Lily Pad

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” raises about $20,000 — and probably some blisters — as men put on high-heel shoes for a fundraiser.

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Albany women arrested in Florida shoplifting ring

Five Albany women face grand theft charges in Panama City Beach, Fla.

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Exchange Club honors law enforcement

Six law enforcement officials accept tokens of honor as officers of the year from an Albany civic club.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for February 9, 2013

APD responds to 40 incidents.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for February 8, 2013

APD responds to at least 41 incidents.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 7, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 39 incidents.

Sylvester Police drug unit makes arrests

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Man explains fatal shooting of pit bull

In a battle between two pit bulls, an Albany man chooses to halt a possible attack on a neighbor with a fatal gunshot.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 6, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 21 incidents.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 2, 2013

A man fatally shoots one dog in pit bull fight on 11th Avenue.

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Lookout groundhogs, Chehaw has Asante

Video Added

Asante the Chehaw meercat predicts an early spring.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for February 2, 2013

APD responds to at least 25 incidents.

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Defendant takes plea in murder case

One of eight men accused in the February 2010 murder of LaShelton Kernard Stanford pleads to aggravated assault Friday.

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Raid nets three guns $9,000 and marijuana

A Friday afternoon drug raid results in one man in jail and recovered guns, cash and marijuana.

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APD: Entering auto thefts show need for precautions

The Albany Police Department cautions residents to lock car doors to help prevent entering auto crimes.

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Burglar wanted for break-in at Mrs. Bea's

Video cameras catch images of a burglar in Mrs. Bea’s Restaurant on Jan. 18.

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Farm broker gets sentenced to prison

A Dougherty County man faces 15 months in prison for bribery and kickback crimes.

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Police/Fire/EMS Report - Feb. 1, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 42 incidents Wednesday and early Thursday.

Burglar wanted for break-in at Mrs. Bea's

Video cameras catch images of a burglar in Mrs. Bea's Restaurant on Jan. 18.

APD: Entering auto thefts show need for precautions

The Albany Police Department cautions residents to lock car doors to help prevent entering auto crimes.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 31, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 27 incidents.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 30, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 37 incidents.

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Eight defendants face trial

The defendants face a gang-related malice murder case, according to indictments.

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One arrest connected to Sunday knife assault

According to Albany police, a woman hinders an investigation while her son is wanted to answer questions.

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Name of deceased driver in Saturday crash released

A 59-year-old woman died and three occupants of an ambulance were injured in the wreck.

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'Choo-choos' still chugging along in the 21st century

People have cell phones and more electronic games and gadgets than ever, but the model railroading hobby continues to flourish.

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Liberty Expressway site of fatal car crash

The driver is killed when a car smashes into a guard rail on the southbound side of Liberty Expressway on Saturday.

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Man shot in back at residence in Dobbs Avenue trailer park

An Albany is shot at his residence.

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Three arrested near Westover High

A fight near Westover High School leads to arrests on drug and gun charges.

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Animal Control responds to cruelty calls

Albany officials receive a number of complaints pertaining to the inhumane treatment of animals.

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Custodian arrested for enticing 14-year-old

The Department of Juvenile Justice announces that one of its Albany custodians is arrested for attempted sexual contact.

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High school athlete charged in rape case

A Westover High School student is under investigation for allegedly raping another student Jan. 7.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 18, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 45 incidents.

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APD: Information needed to locate three wanted men

Albany Police Department officials would like the community's help in locating three wanted men.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 17, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 44 incidents.

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Phillip Phillips makes a good-will stop at benefit

Phillip Phillips winner of the 11th American Idol series stops off to support “Bleep Cancer! A Benefit for Jessica Wilson” Sat.

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