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Eight shot, wounded in 4 hours in Macon

MACON - City leaders in Macon say they're trying to come up with a plan to stop a recent spree of gun and gang violence.

September 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Gas from soda fountain blamed for death

SAVANNAH - Carbon dioxide piped through gas lines to a soda fountain leaked in a McDonald's in Georgia and sickened 10 people, including a woman who later died after being found unconscious in a restroom, police said Wednesday.

September 15, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 1: A rental store employee reported finding suspicious documents on the hard drive of a laptop that was surrendered for nonpayment. The documents included blank Social Security forms and templates for a Florida driver's license.

September 15, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Local first responders honored at Long County 9/11 ceremony

Long County residents commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and honored local first responders Saturday at First Baptist Church of Ludowici. Associate Pastor Durwood Miller welcomed the crowd and talked to those in attendance about how Sept. 11, 2001, changed the United States. Pastor Eric Rentz also addressed the group.

September 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Justice center crash suspect hospitalized

A man charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor after he allegedly attempted to drive his car into the Liberty County Justice Center is being held in a nearby hospital and was denied bond, authorities said.

September 14, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Georgians can list medical conditions on licenses

ATLANTA - Motorists with medical conditions can now opt to list them on the back of their Georgia driver's license or state identification card.

September 13, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Target grant aides LCSO community programs

Target on Thursday awarded the Liberty County Sheriff's Office a $750 grant, which Sheriff Steve Sikes said will fund community projects like neighborhood watch and Project Lifesaver.

September 13, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Richmond Hill detective sifted through Sept. 11 rubble with canine companion

Just as the memory of President John F. Kennedy's assassination nearly 50 years ago forever is woven into the fabric of society, anyone old enough to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America likely can recall exactly where they were and what they were doing when word came that the Twin Towers in New York City had been hit by two commercial jets.

September 12, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Brett Drive homes burglarized

Crimes reported to the Hinesville Police Department recently included:

September 09, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pooler McDonald's evacuated

POOLER - Ten people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a bathroom and others struggling to breathe at a McDonald's restaurant, authorities said.

September 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Court allows life sentences for juveniles

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court on Wednesday held that juveniles convicted of murder can be sentenced to life in prison without parole, seeking to settle a lingering debate over how the courts punish minors who commit serious offenses.

September 08, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 31: Two residential burglaries were reported at neighboring houses on Mattie Street. The complainants, who are relatives, told police that two televisions and two window air-conditioning units were stolen. The items were valued at $1,250.

September 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


St. Catherines blazes not a threat

Since a powerful thunderstorm sent lightning bolts down to St. Catherines Island about two weeks ago, the island's fire department has battled 10 remote blazes.

September 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Bond set in soldier stabbing case

Bond was set last week in a stabbing that involved two Fort Stewart soldiers last month in Long County. Pfc. Leonard Coleman had a bond of $28,500 cash or $57,000 for property set Aug. 22. He is charged with stabbing Spc. Charles Olmstead on Aug. 21.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Alleged car thief captured in Florida

The hunt for a man who reportedly was linked to several stolen cars in the area came to an end this week in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Road closures will be lifted this weekend

ATLANTA - To ease Fourth of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures on interstate and major state ...

July 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


GSP urges safety during holiday travel

ATLANTA - The July Fourth holiday travel period will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and end at midnight Sunday.

July 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Single-vehicle accident sends driver to hospital

A Sunday accident on South Main Street at Eunice Road temporarily closed the street after a 2004 Lexus RX flipped over and ended up in ...

June 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Pizza Hut robbery suspect is denied bond

A 29-year-old Hinesville man was denied bond Monday in Magistrate Court in connection with the Saturday armed robbery of a local Pizza Hut.

June 28, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


5 arrested in Liberty County equipment theft ring

Five men were arrested Tuesday in connection with a Georgia Bureau Investigation probe into a possible equipment-theft ring, the GBI announced.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


UPDATE: Man dies, woman in critical condition after pickup flips in Gum Branch

A man died Monday, and his female passenger was in critical condition, after a single-vehicle accident in Gum Branch Saturday morning.

June 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Single-vehicle accident in Hinesville sends 1 to hospital

A Sunday morning accident on South Main Street at Eunice Road temporarily closed the street after a 2004 Lexus RX flipped over and ended up ...

June 26, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Robber apprehended after high speed chase

An alleged armed robber was apprehended after a high-speed chase wound through Hinesville Saturday just before noon.

June 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Waycross woman arrested after Amtrak train hits roadblock in Wayne County

An Amtrak train was damaged by what appeared to be an intentional roadblock on the tracks in Wayne County earlier this week, authorities said.

June 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County fire displaces man

A man was displaced after his home on the 200 block of Rye Patch Road in western Liberty County filled quickly with smoke Wednesday night.

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police: Driver avoids checkpoint, crashes into pole in Long County after high-speed chase

Troopers manning a checkpoint in Walthourville were led on a high-speed chase into Long County when the driver tried to avoid the stop, according to ...

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver hurt in Lake George wreck

A single-vehicle wreck left the driver injured and knocked out power in the Lake George area.

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Jacksonville man dies in I-95 wreck in Liberty County

A Jacksonville, Florida, man was killed when the pickup he was driving ran off Interstate 95 and rolled over.

June 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Arrest warrant issued in Liberty County theft investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued an arrest warrant in connection with an investigation into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring in Liberty County, and ...

June 20, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Attempt to fleece a scammer backfires

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

June 20, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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