The Liberty and Long county sheriffs departments, working in conjunction with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, wrapped up a two-month, statewide investigation that led to the arrest of more than 20 people, including Long County and Allenhurst residents, for allegedly possessing child pornography this week.
LUDOWICI - An Ellabell man, wanted on incest charges in Bryan County, was picked up by the Ludowici Police Department last Friday night.
• Accidental shooting/injury
SAVANNAH - As it prepares to select a second class of cadets, the Peace Officer Academy at Savannah Technical College will have information sessions at 12:30 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Thursday. Both sessions will be in the academy area in Goodman Hall on the college's White Bluff campus. Information sessions are free and open to the public.
ATLANTA - Deceptive solicitations for extended vehicle warranties are rampant. They may take the form of telemarketing calls or postcards that appear to come from the vehicle manufacturer warning a consumer of a warranty on the verge of expiration. In many cases, these solicitations are not from the manufacturer, nor are they actually offers to extend a consumer's existing warranty. Rather, they are solicitations for vehicle service contracts from warranty companies or their marketing partners. Many of these companies use high-pressure tactics to convince consumers to buy an overpriced warranty.
March is Severe Storm and Tornado Preparedness Month, and in an effort to keep Liberty County residents safe from the natural disaster known for high winds and heavy rains, the Emergency Management Agency will launch a city-wide tornado drill tomorrow.
LUDOWICI - The Georgia Senate last week passed a resolution honor Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles for his service to the state.
LUDOWICI - A Walthourville man was charged with four counts of child endangerment this past week, when he was arrested for possession of cocaine at a motel here.
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.
LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department charged four businesses with selling alcohol to minors during an undercover sting last week.
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.
• Making a false report/giving false information, Independence Place Drive
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."
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.
Feb. 3: Burglary - A Fleming man told deputies that when he left his Sand Dollar Drive home at 4 p.m. one day, and returned at
Feb. 1: Obstruction/public drunk - A Fort Stewart man told police he lost his driver's license at a local sports bar/pool hall and could not get onto Fort Stewart without it. He complained that a sheriff's deputy who was working security would not help him find his license.
CHATHAM COUNTY – The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.
The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warch for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.
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.
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.
Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.
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.
A former Fort Stewart soldier who escaped with a second inmate from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 17 was arrested Saturday in Texas.
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.
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.