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Man dies playing Russian roulette

A Pembroke man died this morning after allegedly playing Russian roulette Wednesday afternoon.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


GSP, LCSO stop high-speed chase

A high-speed chase Monday morning through Liberty County landed an alleged Florida car thief in jail.

February 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 3

Jan. 13: Theft by taking - A Veterans Parkway man told police he and his wife were involved in a dispute, during which she began to slap and punch his face and took his phone. He said he didn't fight back but tried to restrain her. Later, the man said he came into contact with his wife at their lawyer's office. She reportedly took the keys out of the ignition of his car and threatened to throw them in a well. The responding officer noticed slight swelling and a scar on the complainant's lip. The complainant was given ...

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 3

Dec. 27: Matter of record - A Hinesville woman walked into the sheriff's office and told deputies her ex-husband had called from California about six years ago and had then threatened to bury her. The woman said she has had no contact with him since, but was told he was moving to the area. She requested a report because she fears for her safety.

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Blaze damages Long County home

A Woodlawn Drive home in Long County was damaged early Wednesday morning by a fire that began downstairs and traveled into the attic.

January 31, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Armed, dangerous suspect sought out of Pembroke

Pembroke Police are asking for help finding a 26-year-old man, who they consider armed and dangerous, in connection with a stabbing during an argument over a basketball game.

January 30, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Few problems from storm so far, ice still possible

Few problems were reported overnight in Liberty County, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges, but the storm is not over.

January 29, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storm warnings moved up

The National Weather Service moved up the start of its ice storm warning for our area over night. It is now to start at noon and run through 5 p.m. Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storm watch changed to ice storm warning

An ice storm warning has been issued for 5 p.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday by the National Weather Service.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Snow, ice predicted for area

Cold air pushing down from the north and moist air coming up from the Gulf could make for some pretty crappy weather in our area over the next few days.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


R.H. bank president one of seven to plead

SAVANNAH - Seven former officers of First National Bank recently pled guilty for their roles in a massive loan-fraud scheme against the institution and other federally insured banks.

January 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Arrest made in dog abuse case

A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty in connection with an abandoned, starving dog found locked in a Hinesville home Wednesday.

January 27, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One arrested, one injured following shooting

A Guyton man was shot and wounded Friday night in Midway.

January 25, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Midway man suffers burns

A Midway man was severely burned Saturday afternoon while burning trash.

January 25, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Area county-jail escapees still at large

Two Tattnall County Jail inmates remained at large Saturday after escaping from the jail Friday morning.

January 25, 2014 | By Dan Scott Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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Truck driver charged after wreck

Michael Bullard, the Blackshear truck driver involved in a vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital last week, has been arrested and charged with four traffic violations.

April 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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


Alleged Sand Hill thief found in Florida

Susan M. Lash, 31, was arrested March 21 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


FEAR militia suspects due in court Thusrday

Murder suspects Anthony Peden and Christopher Salmon will be in court Thursday in Long County. The two are scheduled to go before Judge Robert Russell III at 9 a.m. regarding their involvement in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 31

March 4: Criminal trespass - Someone used a brick to break open the back window of an office at the historic Dorchester Academy in Midway. The museum director said nothing appeared to be missing except for her office calculator, which was found outside the window.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Middle school student reports being followed

A Snelson-Golden Middle School student told authorities on Monday that she was followed by man driving a white van.

March 28, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police: Toddler got loaded gun off nightstand

A Hinesville woman was shot and wounded by her 2-year-old son early Wednesday morning. According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Scott Mercer, he and several officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting in the 100 block of Deann Drive.

March 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Area man charged with child molestation

DARIEN - A band instructor and youth minister is facing child-molestation charges in Glynn County.

March 28, 2014 | By Don Logana WTOC news | Public Safety


Bomb hoax spurs eatery evacuation

McDonald's on E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville was evacuated early Thursday afternoon when several restaurant patrons spotted a suspicious device in the restroom and reported it to the manager.

March 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville woman shot by 2-year-old

A Hinesville woman was shot and wounded by her 2-year-old son early Wednesday morning. According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Scott Mercer, he and several officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting in the 100 block of Deann Drive. When Mercer arrived, he found the woman sitting in the front doorway, crying for help. Once the residence was cleared, Mercer administered first aid to the woman until emergency medical personnel arrived. Meanwhile, HPD Officer Ivan Saez found the woman's daughter and son inside the home.

March 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Mail, phone scams plague area

The Long County Sheriff's Office wants to get the word out that job seekers who are looking to work from home are falling prey to an ongoing mail-fraud scam.

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


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 26

March 1: Child molestation - A Flemington woman filed a complaint with the Liberty County Sherriff's Office that her ex-husband had molested their 8-year-old son. The 50-year-old Richmond Hill man reportedly picked up their son Feb. 28 to take him to the Jacksonville Zoo. The boy told his mother his dad stopped first to get a bottle of vodka. Before going to the zoo on Saturday, they stayed at a motel in Jacksonville that only had one bed. He said his father was drinking that night and that he touched him under his clothes in the front and back of ...

March 26, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Truck wreck results in beer spill

Two tractor-trailers collided about 7 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 95, near mile marker 47, in McIntosh County, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Lyle Thurmond.

March 25, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Court-martial update: Witnesses start

The court martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui began today at Fort Stewart with Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass presiding.

March 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


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