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Execution sparks eyewitness debate

SAVANNAH - Before he was executed in Georgia last week, Troy Davis brought worldwide attention to his case by challenging the trustworthiness of bystanders who said they saw him shoot a police officer. Davis lost the battle to spare his life, but experts say his case adds fuel to an already-simmering debate over how much weight courts should give to eyewitness testimony.

September 27, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 15: A resident of Taylor Road reported his military gear missing after he and his sister moved out of their former residence. The man told police he wasn't sure if the gear, worth $1,600, was moved by his sister, who now lives in Florida in an unknown location.

September 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Campaign to find missing children

The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run's Race to Recover America's Missing Children will visit Coastal Chevrolet in Savannah from noon-2:30 p.m. Monday.

September 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Sheriff’s office launches new website

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes launched the department's new website Monday, saying it was time to catch up on current technology and offer a more user-friendly reference for folks in the community. The department contracted with a website designer, and LCSO Chief Deputy Keith Moran used his technology skills to develop the site's content.

September 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 14: Hinesville K-9 officers assisted Fort Stewart officers in a search of barracks and an adjacent parking lot. Criminal investigators apprehended one individual after four alerts were made on the parking lot and five alerts were made in the barracks complex.

September 24, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pembroke man killed in Long Co. wreck

A Pembroke man died Thursday from injuries he sustained Tuesday in a wreck in Long County.

September 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Fish kills prompts $1M agreement

ATLANTA - A textile firm must spend $1 million on improvement projects in the Ogeechee River watershed to settle pollution violations that were discovered as officials investigated the sudden deaths of nearly 39,000 fish.

September 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Sept. 7: A sports bar on E.G. Miles Parkway received a counterfeit $50 bill from a customer. Police responding to the report spoke to the customer, who told officers he was unaware the bill was counterfeit.

September 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Four hurt in wreck on Elim Church Road

Four women were injured in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Elim Church and Lee Place roads Saturday night, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Shane Middleton. All four victims were transported to local hospitals.

September 22, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Counterfeit bills spotted in Hinesville

Shoppers and cashiers, check your currency.

September 21, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Midway Motel damaged by blaze

A well-known Midway business was damaged early Tuesday morning. The Midway Motel, which has been in operation for more than 30 years in the 200 block of North Coastal Highway, was damaged by a fire that gutted the living and operating section of the motel, Midway Fire and Rescue Chief Terrell Chipp said. No one was hurt.

September 21, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Kittens shot with BB gun

A Fort Stewart soldier has been charged with shooting a neighbor's cats in Hinesville on Friday. He was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

September 19, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Motorcycle driver airlifted after crash

A soldier was airlifted to Savannah after she was struck by a vehicle and thrown off her motorcycle Tuesday afternoon.

September 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 5: A grocery store on E.G. Miles Parkway reported receiving a counterfeit $10 bill from a customer. Police confiscated the bill.

September 17, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Two found dead in Savannah this morning

SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham police say they found two men dead within three blocks of each other in west Savannah.

September 16, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


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Woman hides shoplifted items in two purses and large trash can

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May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Victim ID’d

The soldier killed in a motorcycle crash on Gen. Screven Way has been identified as Pierre Ross, 25, according to Liberty County Coroner Reggie Pierce ...

May 24, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Tornado Watch for Liberty County effective until 11 p.m.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of northern Florida, southeastern Georgia, central and southern South Carolina coastal waters.

May 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Isle of Wight assault prompts man hunt

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Midway man in connection with an aggravated assault last week.

May 23, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Meth ring convictions send 13 to federal prison

Thirteen Southeast Georgia residents, including one from Fleming, were sentenced to federal prison last week in U.S. District Court for their roles in a ...

May 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fires take homes, pets

A Hinesville home was destroyed Sunday afternoon when flames raged through the structure.

May 17, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Alleged teen's sexting leads to extortion attempt

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 15, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire destroys mobile home, kills pet

A fire which destroyed a Gum Branch mobile home Saturday has displaced three people and killed a pet dog.

May 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Six crashes lead to two deaths in April

State troopers from the Rincon Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated six traffic crashes during the month of April in Bryan County.

May 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Murder suspect denied bond for second drug bust

A man charged in a January 2016 murder was denied bond Monday after his second drug arrest in six months.

May 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man steals extension cords, leaves bag of starch

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County man sentenced to 5 years prison

A Long County man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for starting a fire last summer that destroyed a historic shopping center in ...

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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