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5 things to know for Friday, August 11

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Good morning. Here are five things you need to know to start your day.

1. ARREST MADE IN MURDER OF JUSTIN KING
Albany police have arrested a man believed to be connected to the murder of Justin King, 24. Police said Jamale Devon Moore, 25, was extradited from Texas and taken to the Dougherty County Jail on August 8. He is now charged with murder. King was found gunned down near an east Albany railroad track on December 11, 2016.

2. WAFFLE HOUSE OFFERS REWARD
Waffle House is offering a $5,000 reward to the person who has information that will lead to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the person or people responsible for the death of Jesse Hall. Hall was at work at the Waffle House in Tifton when he was killed Saturday during what police believe was an attempted armed robbery. This reward money is in addition to the $1,000 the City of Tifton is offering.

3. DCP INVESTIGATES FATAL WRECK
Dougherty County Police are awaiting toxicology and autopsy results to learn more about what exactly killed a woman on Moultrie Road last week. DCP is continuing to investigate after Alexis Whitted, 22, was killed on the 1300 block of Moultrie Road. Police said around 4:30 Friday morning, Whitted went off the road and crashed into a culvert. Police said she was able to get out of her car. Investigators are still trying to figure out whether she died from injuries sustained in the accident, or if she died from being hit by a passing car.

4. SHOPLIFTER STUFFS LIQUOR DOWN SHORTS
Albany police are asking for your help identifying a suspected shoplifter. Surveillance video from Albany Package on August 3, shows a man stealing bottles of liquor and hiding them in his shorts.  He took two bottles of Hennessy cognac, worth $70. Police said the suspect returned to the store the next day and concealed three bottles of liquor, including a $100 bottle of cognac. This time store managers chased the suspect to his vehicle, and one of the managers was knocked down when hit by the car as the suspect was pulling away. 

5. COMMISSIONS COMMENT ON LEE CO. HOSPITAL
One Dougherty County leader said they believe a proposed hospital in Lee County could lead to increased taxes in Dougherty County. Lee County Commissioner Rick Muggridge said he believes Dougherty County has the right to ask all the questions it wants about the proposed 60-bed medical center. Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas said his initial information shows the medical center would have a negative financial impact on Dougherty County. According to Cohilas, that includes a possible property tax increase. Muggridge said the Lee County Commission has considered the impact on surrounding counties.

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