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Fire guts Fleming house

A home in the 700 block of Leroy Coffer Highway in the Fleming community was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon.

October 11, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Officers diffuse potentially deadly standoff

What originally was a report of a suicide attempt Saturday turned into a potentially deadly standoff that endangered dozens of area officers and residents of a normally quiet neighborhood.

October 09, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Volley of shots end two-hour standoff

A standoff between police and an armed man in Flemington ended Saturday evening with the suspect shot and wounded.

October 07, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Hinesville PD blotter for Oct. 7

Sept. 10: Burglary-forced entry, residence - A Sequoia Lane man said he left for work at 8:30 a.m. and came home at 8:26 p.m. and noticed his side door was open.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety

Karen may wet area

It appears Tropical Storm Karen will have little effect on Liberty and Long counties.

October 05, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety

Armed robber hits sandwich shop

Police are searching for a man, who robbed a sandwich shop at gunpoint Friday night.

October 05, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Dirt bike crash kills soldier

A Fort Stewart soldier who died Saturday while riding his dirt bike has been identified. Spc. Michael Lee Myers, 33, of Greenville, Tenn., served as a wheeled-vehicle mechanic with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.

October 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Three burglary suspets caught

Three Long County men were arrested earlier this week for their alleged involvement in multiple recent burglaries.

October 04, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Officers take domestic-violence training

Law-enforcement personnel from Long and Liberty counties recently attended the annual Cops and Coffee on Fort Stewart.

October 03, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Oct. 2

Sept. 18: Identity theft fraud - A Hinesville woman contacted deputies and said she'd received a call from Target regarding the credit card she'd recently applied for in Pennsylvania. The woman said she'd never applied for a credit card at Target. The Target representative reportedly told the woman that the person who applied for the card had all of her personal information. The woman said she contacted the Federal Trade Commission and was told to file a report with local authorities. The complainant was given a case number.

October 02, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety

Target grant funds Project Lifesaver

Representatives from the Target Distribution Center in Midway were in Hinesville on Friday afternoon to present the Liberty County Sheriff's Office a $1,000 check to help fund Project Lifesaver.

October 01, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety

Hinesville PD blotter for Sept. 30

Sept. 9: Simple battery - An officer went to a Franklin Street home in reference to an anonymous domestic dispute complaint. A male resident said he and his wife had been arguing about their pending divorce and his departure for Iowa, when his wife slapped him in the face. The man said he did not hit is wife, and it was not the first time she had hit him. The wife confirmed her husband's description of the incident and said she's upset about her family being split up. Due to the minor nature of the incident and lack of ...

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety

Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 27

Sept. 16: Driving while license suspended, third offense, no insurance - A deputy on patrol ran the plates on a Hyundai he was traveling behind and found the vehicle's registration was suspended and the driver had no valid insurance. The deputy stopped the vehicle and asked the driver for his license, but the driver told him it was suspended. He also said he'd canceled his insurance. The driver was arrested, taken to jail and given citations and a court date. The Hyundai was towed.

September 27, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety

Former Pembroke priest found guilty on child sex charges

A Catholic priest, who once worked in Pembroke, was found guilty last week of criminal child sex abuse in U.S. Federal Court in Cincinnati, Ohio.

September 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Hinesville PD blotters for Sept. 25

Sept. 6: Theft by taking - An officer was called to a West Oglethorpe Highway restaurant, where a waitress claimed some customers left without paying their full bill. Another employee at the restaurant said she was familiar with the suspects who were involved in the incident. She said the suspects work at a local gentleman's club, but she did not know their names. The waitress was able to provide a license-plate number to the officer. The vehicle was registered to a man in Manchester, Ga. The officer said he would attempt to make contact with one of the suspects.

September 25, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety

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Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Prom Promise warns students of risks

Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.

April 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety

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