Crimes reported to the Hinesville Police Department recently included:
POOLER - Ten people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a bathroom and others struggling to breathe at a McDonald's restaurant, authorities said.
ATLANTA - A federal appeals court on Wednesday held that juveniles convicted of murder can be sentenced to life in prison without parole, seeking to settle a lingering debate over how the courts punish minors who commit serious offenses.
Aug. 31: Two residential burglaries were reported at neighboring houses on Mattie Street. The complainants, who are relatives, told police that two televisions and two window air-conditioning units were stolen. The items were valued at $1,250.
Since a powerful thunderstorm sent lightning bolts down to St. Catherines Island about two weeks ago, the island's fire department has battled 10 remote blazes.
Bond was set last week in a stabbing that involved two Fort Stewart soldiers last month in Long County. Pfc. Leonard Coleman had a bond of $28,500 cash or $57,000 for property set Aug. 22. He is charged with stabbing Spc. Charles Olmstead on Aug. 21.
The hunt for a man who reportedly was linked to several stolen cars in the area came to an end this week in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.
A Liberty County bailiff who reportedly was struggling with emotional issues attempted to drive his car into the Liberty County Justice Center around 10 a.m. Friday morning.
Twenty-two 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team soldiers and one Army civilian training on Fort Stewart's Donovan Field experienced a lightning strike at about 4:35 p.m. Sunday.
The Georgia Forestry Commission and Hinesville Fire Department firefighters continuously are working to contain the Terrell Mill Pond fire that reignited this weekend. The fire started from a lightning strike June 28. Most of the area was in the smoldering stage before recent winds and dead debris intensified the fire Aug. 27.
SAVANNAH - With communities from North Carolina to New England suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages from Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and other assistance.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - With thousands expected on Georgia reservoirs and rivers this holiday weekend, a new Department of Natural Resources video stresses water safety through the story of a south Georgia fishing trip that almost turned tragic.
Aug. 23: A convenience store on South Main Street reported a burglary in which $1,625 was stolen. Store personnel told police they suspected a former employee.
We didn't kill the fire. It was always burning since the world's been turning - or at least since June 28, when a lightning strike set much of the 900-acre peat lands ablaze, according to Liberty County and Midway Georgia Forestry Commission Chief Ranger David Duke.
A suspicious package left Sunday afternoon in Wendy's parking lot tied up police and traffic in Hinesville for a few hours.
The following incidents are taken from recent Hinesville Police Department reports:
A Hinesville family of five was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.
A Flemington man involved in an armed stand-off with police in October 2013 entered into a plea agreement in Liberty County Superior Court Monday.
A Hinesville family was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.
The driver charged in the hit-and-run death of Midway native Ethan Pringle has been granted bond in Jasper County, South Carolina, Superior Court.
Coastal Georgia could get as much as seven inches of rain by Friday from the quickly-risen Tropical Storm Julia.
The back tires of a school bus from Joseph Martin Elementary School, carrying students slid into a ditch Tuesday afternoon.
The man allegedly responsible for the hit-and-run death of Midway resident Ethan Pringle, 26, has been arrested, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl ...
From Hinesville Police Department reports:
A Midway man, Ethan Pringle, 26, was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern.
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