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Assisted suicide probe reaches into Georgia

ATLANTA - A wide-ranging investigation into an alleged suicide assistance ring led to charges against four people and raids in nine states as authorities looked into how many deaths might have been involved.

Four members of the Final Exit Network were charged Wednesday with helping a 58-year-old Georgia man end his life by inhaling helium. The group assigns those seeking to end their lives a guide who instructs them to purchase two new helium tanks and a hood, known as an "exit bag," the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

February 26, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Ludowici stores alleged to be selling to minors

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department charged four businesses with selling alcohol to minors during an undercover sting last week.

February 25, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


These fires set intentionally

Members of Fort Stewart's Forestry Division conducted controlled burns on more than 1,000 acres of land Friday during annual prescribed burns of the fort's ranges. Fire planner David Pope said the burnings are mandated and make it safer for soldiers to train.

February 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's office blotters

Jan. 26

• Making a false report/giving false information, Independence Place Drive

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


DHR warns seniors of 2 scams

ATLANTA - As the economy continues to decline and more people struggle financially, scams are on the rise again - including the resurfacing of the "Grandma Scam."

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Meth problem hasn't hit Liberty yet

For the first time ever, the state attorney general released a nationwide and statewide study on the economic costs of methamphetamine abuse, and justice system experts said the results were staggering.

February 16, 2009 | By Laren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE probe turns up drugs, guns

MACE agents conducted a four-month undercover investigation on a house on Dunlevie Road obtaining sufficient evidence to get a search warrant on Jan. 9 . As agents approached the house several people outside ran from the area, but a man taking a nap in his car parked behind the house was caught. The house belongs to Tom and James Blagmon who, according to MACE Commander Al Cato, are well known drug dealers in the area. They were not home when the warrant was served, but agents reportedly found tools of the crime, 30 grams of suspected marijuana, five grams of suspected ...

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Daytime burglaries on rose

Eleven days after being burglarized, Crystal Vasquez said every day she still notices more and more things that were taken from her home where she lives with her 4-year-old daughter.

February 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Long County massage clinic closed for alleged misconduct

LUDOWICI - The Bally Massage Clinic was shutdown Saturday by the Ludowici Police Department after one of its employees allegedly offered to perform sex acts for a fee.

February 11, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Sugar tragedy anniversary brings responders together

Tomorrow will mark the first anniversary of a sugar dust explosion that shook the hearts and minds of people across South Georgia.

February 06, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Three injured in early morning fire (updated)

LUDOWICI -- Three people were injured in a fire that likely was started by a space heater in a Long County home early Thursday morning.

February 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Assistant superintendent booked for DUI

Liberty County Board of Education Assistant Superintendent for administrative services Jason M. Rogers was arrested and booked for DUI and other charges on Jan. 23.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Long health care centers burglarized

LUDOWICI - Two healthcare businesses in Long County were broken into last weekend, and the Ludowici Police Department is asking for help in finding out who committed the crime.

February 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Alee Shriners promote burn prevention

SAVANNAH – Feb. 1-7 is Burn Awareness Week, and Shriners across North America are helping Shriner Hospitals for Children kick off of a yearlong campaign focused on preventing gasoline burn injuries. A special Web site has been developed for the campaign, WWW.burnawarenessweek.org.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Two homes searched for drugs

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations Chatham County Narcotics division executed search warrants earlier this week at two Liberty County homes.

February 02, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Ludowici thefts raise concerns, LPD gets new car

The Ludowici Police Department recently added another police car to its fleet.

September 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Drunk husband, wife argue over dinner

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office inlcude:

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Couple argues over unborn child; deputy called in

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

September 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long health board hears of virus that hits kids

The Long County Board of Health recently was told that people need to be aware of a respiratory virus that predominantly attacks children.

September 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Online relationship leads to alleged theft

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

September 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Pin reportedly found in bread at RH store

A straight pin reportedly was found in a loaf of bread bought last week at Kroger in Richmond Hill, according to a Richmond Hill Police Department report.

September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


ATV stolen from shop

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

September 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Area law-enforcement agencies make burglary bust

A Fort Stewart custodian faces charges of burglarizing numerous homes in Liberty and Long counties. The suspect, Khalil Abdullah, is at the Liberty County jail in Hinesville.

September 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Jury quickly reaches Boles guilty verdict

The jury didn't deliberate long in the state's case against Torres Boles. The six men and six woman took less than an hour Wednesday to find the Hinesville man guilty of felony murder, three charges of cruelty to children and one charge of deprivation of a child - his own daughter, Andraia Boles, who was 3 years old at the time of her death.

September 19, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fight may or may not have involved gun

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


'If you leave me, I'll total my car...'

Here are a couple reports filed recently with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Home invaders cut woman's face

Recent reports to the Hinesville Police Department include:

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Testimony underway

Six men and six women were chosen and the trial for alleged child murderer Torres Boles promptly started Monday afternoon at theLibertyCountyJusticeCenter.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Divorcing woman alleges child neglect

Here are some recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Arrest for suspected animal cruelty

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office included:

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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