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Bogus exercise equipment seized

SAVANNAH - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they intercepted and seized 1,783 pieces of counterfeit exercise equipment imported from China at the port of Savannah.

January 04, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Officials step up DUI patrols

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office's warning is clear: Absolutely do not drink and drive this weekend.

December 31, 2010 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Apparent kidnapping ends in Liberty

A woman was forced into the trunk of her car Wednesday night in Richmond Hill and driven to Liberty County, according to police.

December 31, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici PD has first female investigator

Many years ago, Long County law enforcement entities primarily were known for speed traps. They've come a long way, though. Today, both the Long County Sheriff's Office and the Ludowici Police Department have shed that image and have established themselves as professional departments respected in the surrounding area and in the state.

December 30, 2010 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman reportedly abducted in Richmond Hill

A woman was reportedly forced into the trunk of her car Wednesday night in Richmond Hill and driven to Liberty County, according to police.

December 30, 2010 | Hallie D. Martin hmartin@bryancountynews.net | Public Safety


Fleming, Riceboro post offices robbed

Two post offices - one in Riceboro, one in Fleming - were both robbed and vandalized between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

December 29, 2010 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Russian roulette ends in tragedy

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating a game of Russian roulette that reportedly turned deadly early Friday morning.

December 29, 2010 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Teenager wounded by gunfire

An altercation over a girl may have led to the shooting of a teenager Tuesday night in Hinesville.

December 24, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Dec. 24

Dec. 15: • Cruelty to an animal, Timber Ridge Trail

December 24, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officials stress fire safety

Between rising utility costs and shrinking incomes, more people are exploring alternate means of heating their homes. However, when folks misuse electric appliances or are careless around open flames they risk starting fires. Local fire investigators offered these tips for keeping safe this Christmas and all winter long.

December 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff Writer | Public Safety


Fire claims Long family's home, gilfts

A vacationing Long County man lost his home and his family's Christmas presents when his residence on the 200 block of Archer Road, just off Elam Road, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.

December 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici officer cleared in shooting

A Ludowici police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing regarding his actions in the recent apprehension and nonfatal shooting of a burglary suspect.

December 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver arrested for fatal wreck

The driver involved in a fatal accident on Oct. 19 has been arrested without incident and charged with first degree vehicular homicide.

December 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two more arrests for Long burglaries

Two men were arrested this week for an Oct. 30 home invasion and armed robbery in Ludowici; one of them also is a suspect in a Dec. 7 break-in. Two other suspects in the Oct. 30 incident are still on the loose and one is considered armed and dangerous.

December 17, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Stabbing victim identified

Fort Stewart authorities released the name of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was stabbed to death Dec. 8.

December 17, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


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'We were very lucky'

Personnel at Fort Stewart are carrying on with nearly normal activities as the installation continues to clean up and recover from Wednesday's EF-1 tornado.

February 06, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Long County woman arrested in shooting death of her husband

A woman is being held without bond after being arrested in the June shooting death of her husband, the Long County Sheriff's Office announced ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Prison re-entry program hopes to have office open within 40 days

The volunteers, law officers, supervision authorities and steering committee for the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition say the program to reintegrate inmates leaving jail into the ...

February 05, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Super Bowl fans don't let others drive home drunk

ATLANTA - The Super Bowl is America's most watched sporting event and on Sunday, drunk drivers will be the most watched motorists by Georgia law ...

February 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Driver, 14, seriously injured after high-speed chase in Liberty County

A 14-year-old driver was seriously injured following a high-speed chase in eastern Liberty County early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

February 03, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Emergency planners set statewide tornado drill set for Wednesday morning

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal, in collaboration with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and the National Weather Service, looks to remind Georgians about the ...

February 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect denied bond

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville was denied bond during his first court appearance Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Angela Rogers.

February 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect in custody

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville is in custody, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 01, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged porno video used as blackmail goad

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 01, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life plus 40 in Hinesville burglary, murder

The defendant in a burglary that resulted in the murder of a soldier has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life with parole plus 40 ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


4 vehicles collide in Ludowici; 2 taken to hospital

A four-vehicle wreck in Ludowici resulted in two being taken to the hospital Friday afternoon.

January 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Car strikes pedestrian on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville

A Hinesville man was struck by a vehicle and injured Friday night on West Oglethorpe Highway, police said.

January 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


City gets help with emergency equipment

Hinesville participates in the Georgia Municipal Association's workers compensation and Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency property and liability programs, which recently reimburse city departments ...

January 28, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Man dies after being shot at his Walthourville home

When an argument on the front steps of a mobile home turned into a fatal shooting Monday morning, it marked the first homicide in Walthourville ...

January 26, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Semi runs off road, catches fire; driver dies

Authorities are on hand of a fatal accident in Wayne County involving a tractor trailer.

January 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


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