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Woman injured in scooter crash identified

The woman who was seriously injured when her scooter and a car collided near Walthourville Thursday evening has been identified.

February 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 7

Jan. 14: Burglary, forced entry - Three people house-sitting a Pointe South Drive residence called police and reported a break-in. A carport window and a living-room window had been broken, and an officer noticed a gloved handprint on the window. A television, Nintendo Wii and two laptop computers were missing. The complainants could not provide any serial numbers or more detailed descriptions of the missing items. A detective was notified, and the complainants were given victims' rights information and instructions for obtaining a copy of the report.

February 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hit and run victim still in hospital

Reginald Hubbert came home to Riceboro during his Christmas break from art school in San Francisco. Around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Hubbert was walking on the shoulder of Briar Bay Road when he was struck from behind by a Toyota Camry, allegedly driven by Henry James, also of Riceboro. More than three weeks later, Hubbert still is not out of the woods.

February 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


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


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Area's storm watch lifted

The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warch for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.

February 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tag-reader credited with more arrests

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has one patrol vehicle equipped with a new device that is paying off. The Tag Reader System was key in a drug bust earlier this week on I-95.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


One killed, seven injured by train in Jesup

One member of a Savannah-based Meddin Studios film crew shooting the Greg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider," was killed in a train accident around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Jesup, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office Investigator Joe Gardner. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. Seven others were injured, one of whom was taken by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where her condition is unknown.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH ranked among safest Georgia cities

Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.

February 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart will be burning nearly 1,200 acres of underbrush in forests on the post today, according to a release from its public affairs office.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Escaped inmate caught in Texas

A former Fort Stewart soldier who escaped with a second inmate from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 17 was arrested Saturday in Texas.

February 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Ex-priest gets 7 years for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

February 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

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February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Missing Midway teen found safe

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's missing 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Maureen Morningstar, was found safe Friday morning in a Jacksonville department store and has been returned to her mother.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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