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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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More than 200 marijuana plants seized from Lake George home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office on Monday seized a large amount of homegrown marijuana near Midway.

July 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Georgia Power warns off Pokémon Go players

ATLANTA - As thousands of Georgians seek to #CatchEmAll while playing the mobile Pokémon Go game, Georgia Power reminds players to keep safety in mind ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman allegedly cashed check after depositing it

Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tank work to drop water pressure in western Liberty County

Correction: During the July 21 city council meeting, updated information was provided that the work was going to be delayed for several months. The Coastal ...

July 23, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police give advice on how to respond during traffic stop

With the backdrop of several high-profile fatal shootings by - and of - police officers across the nation in recent weeks, the Hinesville Police Department hosted a ...

July 23, 2016 | By Lewis Levine and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Mosquito control contractors need state license

Enjoy the outdoors this summer and help stop the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses by following these tips from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Commissioner ...

July 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


1.6 million gallons of wastewater spills into Taylors Creek

An electrical failure at the city of Hinesville's wastewater treatment plant led to more than a million gallons of partially treated wastewater to spill ...

July 22, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Hinesville murder suspect arrested in Camden County

The man who was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Fort Stewart soldier's spouse in Hinesville has been arrested, police said.

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


Georgia Power offers tips to stay safe during summer storms

ATLANTA - As summer storms routinely bring heavy rains and high winds to Georgia, Georgia Power monitors the changing weather around the clock and says it ...

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Grand Jury Indictments July 13-16

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck backs up traffic on Hwy. 84

An accident with injuries is backing up traffic near Liberty County High School.

July 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


June courts-martial: Four Fort Stewart soldiers convicted of sexual abuse of children

The following is a list of June courts-martial from the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Fort Stewart. Information was obtained from the U.S. Army ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


FEMA updates mobile app as hurricane season heats up

ATLANTA - With FEMA's updated free app, you can get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation.

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Social media posts get scrutiny

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 19, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici Police Department blotters

Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department June 29 through July 7 include:

July 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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