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Feds dedicate new law enforcement center

BRUNSWICK - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and other federal officials have dedicated a new building at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center designed to help agents learn how to deal with problems in mass transit settings.

August 25, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Midway business owner dies along I-95

Gary Tabb, 55, owner of The Pizza Peddler in Midway and two pawnshops, died Monday morning when he was hit on I-95 near Brunswick.

August 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Police learn to use words instead of force

A recent Crisis Intervention Team graduate went to work one day earlier this month, expecting just another day on the job, but the situation he faced could have ended in violence had he not been part of Georgia's CIT training program.

August 23, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Mailbox explosion likely an isolated event

What has been referred to as a homemade bomb caused a mailbox to explode in South Bryan County on Aug. 16.

August 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety


Forecast brings hurricane near coast

As Puerto Ricans clean up, weather forecasters are urging residents up and down the East Coast to keep an eye on Hurricane Irene.

August 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Burglary at Pembroke convenience store

Blotters from local law enforcement agencies included this report of an Aug. 15 burglary in Pembroke:

August 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ellabell woman dies in Effingham crash

An Ellabell woman died Monday in a car wreck on Hwy. 80 in Effingham County.

August 22, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Shots, chase, crash end siblings' run from law

PUEBLO, Colo. - An FBI manhunt for three heavily armed siblings accused of shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a Georgia bank ended Wednesday with a police chase in Colorado, where shots were fired at officers before the suspects' car rolled and crashed into a guard rail.

August 11, 2011 | By Ivan Moreno Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Woman charged for child's heat death

WARNER ROBINS - A Warner Robins woman has been charged with murder in the heat-related death of a 3-year-old left inside a car.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Fugitive siblings caught in Colorado

DENVER - The FBI is confirming that two men and a woman wanted for crimes in Florida and Georgia have been captured.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Crime reports for Aug. 10

Blotters published in the Aug. 10 Bryan County News included this theft by taking report from the Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

August 10, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Cops release video of chase shootout

ATLANTA (AP) - The three siblings accused of opening fire at a Florida officer and then robbing a bank in Georgia escaped police pursuit after shooting out the officer's tire at a convenience store parking lot, according to dash-cam video released Monday by Florida authorities.

August 09, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Sheriff: Sibling fugitives extremely dangerous

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says he hopes three fugitive siblings will make a mistake as they continue to elude authorities after allegedly shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a bank in Georgia.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Community comes together for National Night Out

Tuesday marked the National Night Out celebration for both North and South Bryan residents, giving community members and local law enforcement officials the chance to mingle.

August 08, 2011 | Crissie Elrick and Katie McGurl Bryan County News | Public Safety


FBI manhunt for alleged bank robbers

ATLANTA - A shootout with a police officer in Florida and bank robbery in Valdosta on Tuesday has sparked a manhunt across our region.

August 05, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Yorkie attack draws complaints

Dec. 9: A Bryan County Sheriff's Office deputy was sent to a Sanctuary Drive address in response to "an animal complaint."

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Shots in neighborhood draw complaints, advice

Dec. 6: A deputy was dispatched to a Homestead Drive address in Ellabell regarding "a neighbor shooting." The complainant said his neighbor had been shooting a shotgun and was disturbing others. The deputy spoke to the man doing the shooting. He said he shot his 9MM handgun four times at a fox that was killing his chickens, but he had missed.

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two flu-related deaths in area

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related deaths of two elderly women in the Coastal Health District – one from Chatham County and one from Effingham County.

December 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Getting the intoxicated off holiday roads

Nov. 26

December 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Drug suspect allegedly tried to run over Liberty detective

Three people were arrested last week on drug charges in Liberty County, and a narcotics detective narrowly escaped injuries when a suspect he was trying to apprehend drove straight toward him.

December 04, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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