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Pete Skiba

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Gunrunners gun show packs in enthusiasts

A gunshow and sale held by Gunrunner Shows of Hephzibah in Albany drew a steady crowd of enthusiasts.

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Physician urges early detection

A Phoebe Cancer Center doctor spoke to the Exchange Club of Albany about breast cancer at a lunch meeting Friday.

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Gang Unit issues wanted bulletin for two

The Albany Police Department Gang Unit is looking for Alexander "Bear" Laster and Justin Scott.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for January 12, 2013

APD responds to at least 61 incidents.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for January 11, 2013

APD responds to at least 50 incidents.

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APD to 'scramble' radio transmissions

With Albany City Commission approval, the Albany Police Department plans to encrypt its radio transmissions.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 10, 2013

A woman escapes injury after walking out in front of a bus.

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Lookout notice remains for Sheneque N. Hicks

Albany Police Department issues a revised lookout alert.

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APD: Second arrest in Sleep Inn armed robbery

The second suspect in a Saturday armed robbery is in Dougherty County Jail.

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APD presents Citizen Police Academy graduates

The 27th session graduates of the Albany Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy graduates.

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UPDATED: Three wanted individuals arrested by Albany Police

Albany Police Department officers arrest three from their wanted list.

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Alleged sexual assault reported

A 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance, according to Dougherty County Police.

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Man sentenced to 18 years in state prison

A man pleads guilty to beating and robbing a convenience store clerk and a judge sentences him to prison for 18 years.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for January 5, 2013

APD responds to at least 45 incidents.

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Police arrest counter-jumping thief in minutes

A man jumps the counter at a hot dog stand popular with law enforcement officials and is caught in minutes.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for January 4, 2013

APD responds to at least 43 incidents.

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Gun, marijuana stashed in postal box

A postal carrier discovers a handgun, drugs and a scale while delivering mail along the 1300 block of S. McKinley Street.

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Cocaine bust interests DEA agents

An Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit bust of a man with about a kilogram of cocaine interests federal authorities.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 2, 2013

A gunman robbed two men in a Woodall’s parking lot at about 9:18 p.m. Monday on North Slappey Boulevard, according to an Albany Police Department report.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 30, 2012

Dougherty County police respond to at least 19 incidents.

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Police, fire and EMS reports for Dec. 26, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 23 incidents Tuesday and into the early hours of Wednesday.

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Wife's name disclosed in Worth County slaying

Jannie Mae Tweedy, of Sylvester, has been arrested after her husband, Carl, was found fatally shot Monday night.

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Couple spreads joy back home

A couple with a Douglasville business spreads a little joy back in the Albany area for Christmas.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 26, 2012

APD responds to at least 24 incidents

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UPDATE Worth man fatally shot; wife in jail; picture

Carl Tweedy, 57, of 962 Pearson Road in Worth County, died from a gunshot after 11:30 p.m. Monday at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Worth County Coroner Johnny Johnson said.

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Wood-scrap lean-to home at Christmas

An Albany man happily smiles, waves and proclaims “merry Christmas” to all who pass his makeshift home on Byron Road.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 23, 2012

Dougherty County police respond to at least 10 incidents.

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Annual APD Christmas luncheon honors staff

Albany police pay respects to the innocents in Newtown, Conn., and honor their own.

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Daughter stabs father in back

A 16-year-old Dougherty County girl stabs her father in the back to protect her mother during a domestic dispute.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for December 22, 2012

APD responds tp at least 30 incidents.

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Gun, 100 rounds in rotary magazine seized

Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit agents seize cocaine and a gun with a massive bullet supply.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for December 21,2012

APD responds to at least 46 incidents.

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Shots fired at two men Thursday

Shots fired inside a residence at 727 Andover Lane about 2:20 p.m. Thursday brought Albany Police Department officers to the street and surrounding area.

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Charges dropped in Merry Acres shooting

Albany Police Department officials drop charges against two men arrested in a Thanksgiving weekend shooting at Merry Acres.

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DCPD files child porn charges

A Lily Pond Road resident is in jail charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of a child, states a DCPD report.

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DCPD: Plan to cash bogus checks fails; three jailed

Dougherty County Police Department officers arrest three and search for another in a scheme to cash fake checks.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 19, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 43 incidents.

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Marines distribute Toys for Tots

Marines help give children a Merry Christmas.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for December 15, 2012

APD responds to at least 46 incidents.

GSP: Officers not at fault in fatal 2011 APD crash

The State Patrol Special Collision Reconstruction Team issues a report Friday on the October 2011 crash in which an Albany officer died.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for December 14, 2012

APD responds to at least 45 incidents,

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Merck donates funding for new fire department facility

Plans for an Albany Fire Department maintenance-supply building is boosted by a $100,000 donation from Merck.

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Man jailed in child porn case

An Albany man is jailed Thursday on a child pornography charge, Dougherty County Sheriff's Office officials say.

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UPDATE with video: Wanted man in custody charged with shooting

Albany police are searching for a gunman in an East Albany shooting this morning.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 12, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 57 incidents.

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Driver turns self in after crash

Justin Korona, 23, was cited by a Georgia State Patrol trooper Tuesday after he rolled a 2003 Toyota Tacoma on Whispering Pines Road at 8:30 p.m. Monday. Korona ran from the crash and turned himself in Tuesday morning, a trooper said.

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Chehaw brings nature to kids

A nature camp for children with special needs at Chehaw makes for a fun Saturday.

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Detour planned for Broad Avenue at Front Street

Roadwork starting Wednesday near the river will cause some downtown Albany traffic to detour, officials say.

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I.D. theft discussed at town hall meeting

Albany City Commissioner Ivey Hines' public meeting covers ways to watch out for identity theft and other financial crimes.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for December 9, 2012

Armed bandits hit The Winery Friday.