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Woman charged for child's heat death

WARNER ROBINS - A Warner Robins woman has been charged with murder in the heat-related death of a 3-year-old left inside a car.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Fugitive siblings caught in Colorado

DENVER - The FBI is confirming that two men and a woman wanted for crimes in Florida and Georgia have been captured.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Cops release video of chase shootout

ATLANTA (AP) - The three siblings accused of opening fire at a Florida officer and then robbing a bank in Georgia escaped police pursuit after shooting out the officer's tire at a convenience store parking lot, according to dash-cam video released Monday by Florida authorities.

August 09, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Sheriff: Sibling fugitives extremely dangerous

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says he hopes three fugitive siblings will make a mistake as they continue to elude authorities after allegedly shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a bank in Georgia.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Aug. 7

Aug. 2: Police arrested a man with a history of violent offenses after he was accused of kidnapping a child he claimed was his daughter. Responding officers found the man on Deer Wood Drive holding the child after he took her from a residence on Glenn Bryant Road. The suspect told police he believed the child was being abused by her caretakers. Police did not observe physical signs of harm on the child. The child's grandmother, who claimed guardianship, was at the scene. Officers were able to take the child away from the suspect and held her until the ...

August 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter

July 30: Police arrested a driver wanted for a probation violation and also charged him with an open container violation after stopping him on West Oglethorpe Highway for a seat-belt violation. An open can of beer was observed on the floor between the driver's feet.

August 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. woman thanks fire dept. with fundraiser

Brush fires that broke out in May and June near Simmons Crossing and on Fraser Harris Road, respectively, took a toll on Long County resident Jessica Simmons, who owns Horse Creek Riding Stables.

August 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


County OKs building west-end fire station

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 during Tuesday's meeting to accept a $782,000 contractor bid for the west-end fire station.

August 06, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


FBI hunting for alleged bank robbers

ATLANTA - A shootout with a police officer in Florida and bank robbery in Valdosta on Tuesday has sparked a manhunt across our region.

August 05, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Residents enjoy a night out

Law enforcement, firefighters, 911 center staffers and social-service organizations disguised a serious message of safety in family friendly activities during Tuesday's National Night Out in Hinesville's Bradwell Park.

August 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Emily's path still up in the air

The National Weather Service is still saying if Tropical Storm Emily behaves as predicted weather effects here should be minimum, but that could change.

August 04, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officials investigate fires in Hinesville

Hinesville Fire Department officials are investigating several area fires that broke out in the past few days. The fires were in the vicinity of the Terrell Mill Pond fire but were not a result of that fire.

August 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD looks to go high-tech with wearable cameras

The Hinesville Police Department hopes to get some high-tech tools to fight crime. The city applied last month to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for a $20,536 grant to buy five digital video mirrors and 13 wearable video cameras.

August 04, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


HPD blotter

July 26: A man was cited for possession of a Schedule II narcotic after he and others were stopped for questioning in connection with a burglary report. The man agreed to a search of his belongings, and officers found generic medication used to treat attention deficit disorder. The medication was not in a prescription bottle.

August 04, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Search on for suicidal soldier

Law officers and soldiers are searching in Hinesville for a 20-year-old soldier who is believed to be a danger to himself.

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Waycross woman arrested after Amtrak train hits roadblock in Wayne County

An Amtrak train was damaged in 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


Fire destroys Hinesville produce store

R&J Produce market in Hinesville was destroyed by a fire early Monday.

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


GBI: Appling County sheriff shoots motorist in Wayne County

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday by the Appling County sheriff just over the line in Wayne County, according to ...

June 18, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Ludowici Police blotters

Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department the week of May 26 through June 2 included:

June 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Authorities ask for help finding bank robber

The Jesup Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed the ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police: Hinesville hit-and-run leads to high-speed chase across Liberty County

A hit-and-run Tuesday night in Hinesville led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended near Holmestown Road when the suspect crashed, police said.

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


UPDATE: Vehicle recovered from Altamaha River; Jesup man still missing

A vehicle recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Altamaha River was a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in 2005, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles ...

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI investigates theft of construction equipment in Liberty County

A large amount of stolen equipment has been recovered in Liberty County after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring.

June 13, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged with murder in Walthourville shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Walthourville was charged with felony murder Friday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

June 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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