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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


Emily's path still up in the air

The National Weather Service is still saying if Tropical Storm Emily behaves as predicted weather effects here should be minimum, but that could change.

August 04, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Richmond Hill couple dies in possible murder/suicide

A Richmond Hill couple is dead after what police are investigating as a murder/suicide.

August 02, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


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Former Liberty deputy injured on job at port

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy who now works security at the Georgia Ports Authority, was injured when he was struck by a tractor trailer there Monday, according to GSP Trooper Jamie Wilson.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Crash victim identified

The woman who died early Monday in a five-vehicle accident on I-95 has been identified as Vicki Persons, 62, of McIntosh County, according to GSP Trooper Quincy Melvin

March 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wake swamps fisherman's boat

A man endured several hours slogging through a marsh Friday after the boat he was in was swamped by the wake of a larger boat that was passing.

February 27, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Vehicles Damaging County Property

Incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

February 27, 2015 | | Public Safety


Missing woman, son may be in Bryan

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding an apparently suicidal woman and her 2-year-old son who live in the far southeastern part of that county.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police reports: Man calls cops on bar for cutting him off

From Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

February 24, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Public Safety


I-95 crash near Midway kills woman

A woman was killed in a wreck on I-95 Saturday afternoon.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged home-invasion shooter caught in Pembroke

Herbert Lewis, who allegedly shot a man during a home invasion in Walthourville last year, has been arrested and now faces three charges, including two aggravated assault.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Officer scolds parent for kids left in car

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

February 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RHPD searching for missing man

The Richmond Hill Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Timothy Jaskiewicz. He last was seen on Monday, Feb. 16, in the Richmond Hill area and may be driving a dark-red 2002 Toyota Tundra with the Florida tag BDZN21. Anyone who sees Jaskiewicz or knows of his whereabouts should call RHPD Det. Linton at 912-756-2863 or 756-5645.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Wind chill advisory issued for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area for early Thursday.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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