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  • Judge revokes Donelly's bond

    Judge revokes Donelly's bond

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:19:40 GMT
    Judge Willie Lockette has agreed to a D. A. request to revoke the bond of the man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Carmike Cinemas.   The order, signed by Judge Lockette this morning,More >>
    Judge Willie Lockette has agreed to a D. A. request to revoke the bond of the man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Carmike Cinemas.More >>
  • Water creeps up on Moultrie Road

    Water creeps up on Moultrie Road

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:34:37 GMT
    Dougherty County Public Works says they are seeing rainwater rising so much that it is threatening some spots along Moultrie Road. They are placing cones in these areas. They expect to pump away theMore >>
    Dougherty County Public Works says they are seeing rainwater rising so much that it is threatening some spots along Moultrie Road.More >>
  • 'Person of interest' released in stabbing investigation

    'Person of interest' released in stabbing investigation

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:17:47 GMT
    Fitzgerald Police say a person of interest has been released after questioning in the stabbing case of 30 year old Samantha Wheeles.More >>
    Fitzgerald Police say a person of interest has been released after questioning in the stabbing case of 30 year old Samantha Wheeles.More >>
  • Ledo Road wreck victim identified

    Ledo Road wreck victim identified

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:23:30 GMT
    A collision on Ledo Road, near hasMore >>
    A collision on Ledo Road has killed 69-year-old Pamela Johnson, near Chili's and Walmart. It happened around 1:00 Thursday afternoon. Officials said three vehicles were involved in the crash.More >>
  • Former Albany CNA gets federal prison for tax scheme

    Former Albany CNA gets federal prison for tax scheme

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:11:25 GMT
    Kimberly Banks, Donalene Mosley and Arneshia Austin were sentenced Thursday in Albany to serve 192 months, 37 months and 21 months in prison, respectively, for crimes relating to filing fraudulent incomeMore >>
    Kimberly Banks, Donalene Mosley and Arneshia Austin were sentenced Thursday in Albany to serve 192 months, 37 months and 21 months in prison, respectively, for crimes relating to filing fraudulent tax returns using names stolen from nursing homes.More >>
  • 'Person of interest' in custody after Fitzgerald stabbing

    'Person of interest' in custody after Fitzgerald stabbing

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:39:19 GMT
    The Fitzgerald Police Chief says no charges have been filed yet.More >>
    The Fitzgerald Police Chief says no charges have been filed yet.More >>
  • Grandchild in Clintons' future

    Grandchild in Clintons' future

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:39:06 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton announced today that she is expecting her first child later this year.More >>
    Chelsea Clinton announced today that she is expecting her first child later this year.More >>
  • Douglas bank robbery suspect identified

    Douglas PD arrests bank robber suspect

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:54:46 GMT
    Officials with the Douglas Police Department tell WALB that they have a suspect in custody in connection to an attempted bank robbery. Assistant Chief Brannen Pruette says that officer took someone intoMore >>
    Officials with the Douglas Police Department tell WALB that Nevada Powell is in custody at the Coffee Co. jail, in connection to a bank robbery. Assistant Chief Brannen Pruette says that officer took Powell into custody approximately 10:30AM, after a tire on his white SUV getaway vehicle blew out near the Flash Foods on North Gaskins.More >>
  • Threat leads Auburn to cancel classes

    Threat leads Auburn to cancel classes

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:45:25 GMT
    AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn University has canceled classes following what school officials are calling an unsubstantiated threat on campus. The university made the announcement Wednesday on its website. PoliceMore >>
    Auburn University has canceled classes following what school officials are calling an unsubstantiated threat on campus.More >>
  • Young child shot playing with pistol

    Young child shot

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:00:03 GMT
    An Albany child was shot  Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.More >>
    An Albany child was shot by a gun he found at the Dollar Inn Motel on North Slappey Blvd.   Seven year old Kourtney Hicks arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his left foot.More >>
  • Shooting suspect identified

    Shooting suspect identified

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:13:04 GMT
    The Tifton Police Department has obtained Aggravated Assault warrants on Demario R. Carridine, relating to a shooting incident on March 28, 2014 in the area of Elm Street and Bellview Avenue.  CarridineMore >>
    The Tifton Police Department has obtained Aggravated Assault warrants on Demario R. Carridine, relating to a shooting incident on March 28, 2014 in the area of Elm Street and Bellview Avenue.More >>
  • Police warn of increased entering autos incidents

    Police warn of increased entering autos incidents

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:26:31 GMT
    More offenses of entering autos are happening in parts of Albany, according to a new report from Police.More >>
    More offenses of entering autos are happening in parts of Albany, according to a new report from APD.  They've developed a checklist to remind drivers to clear valuables out of their cars.More >>
  • Pastor charged with child molestation turns himself in

    Pastor charged with child molestation turns himself in

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:17:04 GMT
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced that Kevin Harrison, Jr., 34 of Hahira, GA and Pastor of Life, Power and Praise Church in Thomasville turned himself in Friday.More >>
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced that Kevin Harrison, Jr., 34 of Hahira, GA and Pastor of Life, Power and Praise Church in Thomasville turned himself in Friday.More >>
  • Strickland soon to lead EDC

    Strickland soon to lead EDC

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:33:08 GMT
    Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission interim president Justin Strickland will soon have the job full-time. Strickland has been the named the sole finalist for the president's job. He willMore >>
    Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission interim president Justin Strickland has been the named the sole finalist for the president's job.More >>
  • Former Hawks All-Star Lou Hudson dies at 69

    Former Hawks All-Star Lou Hudson dies at 69

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-11 16:35:13 GMT
    CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) - Six-time All-Star Lou Hudson has died at 69. The Atlanta Hawks say he died Friday in Atlanta. He was hospitalized and listed in grave condition last monthMore >>
    He was hospitalized and listed in grave condition last month after a stroke. Hudson starred for the franchise in St. Louis and Atlanta.
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  • Woman arrested with nearly 10 pounds of pot

    Woman arrested with nearly 10 pounds of pot

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:11:26 GMT
    A 21 year old woman from Marietta was arrested for transporting nearly 10 pounds of marijuana, after she was stopped for speeding Thursday just north of Cordele on I-75. The Crisp Co. Sheriff's OfficeMore >>
    A 21 year old woman from Marietta was arrested for transporting nearly 10 pounds of marijuana, after she was stopped for speeding Thursday just north of Cordele on I-75.More >>
  • Gov. Deal announces medical marijuana paths, foster care reform

    Gov. Deal announces medical marijuana paths, foster care reform

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:53:50 GMT
    Governor Nathan Deal is moving ahead in Georgia's conversation about paths for medical marijuana and foster care.
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    Governor Nathan Deal is moving ahead in Georgia's conversation about paths for medical marijuana and foster care.
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  • Teen arrested, charged in Pizza burglary

    Teen arrested, charged in Pizza burglary

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:35:09 GMT
    Sylvester Police Sgt. Kenneth Washington says a 14 year old juvenile has been charged with burglary after he was caught inside the Pizza Quick on East Franklin Street around midnight.More >>
    Sylvester Police Sgt. Kenneth Washington says a 14 year old juvenile has been charged with burglary after he was caught inside the Pizza Quick on East Franklin Street around midnight.More >>
  • NWS: Tornado touched down in Irwin Co.

    NWS: Tornado touched down in Irwin Co.

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:36:07 GMT
    The National Weather Service Damage Survey teams confirmed Tuesday that a tornado from Monday's thunderstorms did occur in Irwin County Monday. They said an EF-1 tornado touched down in Irwin County,More >>
    The National Weather Service Damage Survey teams confirmed Tuesday that a tornado from Monday's thunderstorms did occur in Irwin County Monday.More >>
  • Irwin Co. Asst. Superintendent: Leaders knew about confrontation Monday

    Former student with a gun arrested at Irwin Co. High

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:15:49 GMT
    The arrest comes after Irwin County Sheriff's officials addressed rumors surrounding the incident.
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    The arrest comes after Irwin County Sheriff's officials addressed rumors surrounding the incident.
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  • Health officials see increased whooping cough

    Health officials see increased whooping cough

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:36:07 GMT
    The  Southwest Health District says pertussis is being reported in Colquitt, Mitchell and Thomas counties. Babies who are not vaccinated against pertussis bacteria can develop complications which canMore >>
    Babies who are not vaccinated against pertussis bacteria can develop complications which can sometimes be fatal.More >>
  • Officials: 'Turn around, don't drown' on flooded streets

    Officials: 'Turn around, don't drown' on flooded streets

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:42:37 GMT
    One man had to walk through high water after his car couldn't make it through the water on South Davis Street in Albany.
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    One man had to walk through high water after his car couldn't make it through the water on South Davis Street in Albany.
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  • Breaking

    Tornado Warning extended for Ocilla

    Tornado Warning extended for Ocilla

    Monday, April 7 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-07 18:30:25 GMT
    A tornado warning has been issued for Ocilla until 2:30 p.m. Take shelter now.More >>
    A tornado warning has been issued for Ocilla until 2:30 p.m. Take shelter now.More >>
  • Breaking

    Tornado Warning issued for Coffee County

    Tornado Warning issued for Coffee County

    Monday, April 7 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-04-07 18:18:44 GMT
    A Tornado Warning has been issued for Coffee County until 3:00 p.m. Take shelter now. WALB is on the air until the warning passes. Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.More >>
    A Tornado Warning has been issued for Coffee County until 3:00 p.m. Take shelter now. WALB is on the air until the warning passes. Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.More >>
  • Eight people being treated for wreck injuries

    Eight people being treated for wreck injuries

    Saturday, April 5 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-04-05 21:32:02 GMT
    Eight people involved in a Berrien County wreck are being treated at a hospital for injuries.   The wreck happened at the intersection of Highway 168 and Highway 135 in Berrien County. Georgia State PatrolMore >>
    Eight people involved in a Berrien County wreck are being treated at a hospital for injuries.   The wreck happened at the intersection of Highway 168 and Highway 135 in Berrien County. Georgia State PatrolMore >>
  • Valdosta substitute teacher sentenced in robberies

    Valdosta substitute teacher sentenced in robberies

    Saturday, April 5 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-04-05 13:48:45 GMT
    A Valdosta substitute teacher will spend 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to a string of robberies.    Authorities say 26-year-old Eddie Battles pleaded guilty to 11 charges in a series of robberiesMore >>
    A Valdosta substitute teacher will spend 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to a string of robberies.    Authorities say 26-year-old Eddie Battles pleaded guilty to 11 charges in a series of robberiesMore >>
  • Wreck slows Bypass traffic

    Wreck slows Bypass traffic

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-04-04 15:11:05 GMT
    A two vehicle accident on the Bypass near the Jefferson exit has slowed traffic a bit.  Use an alternate route for the time being if you were planning to go through that vicinity. Copyright 2014 WALB.More >>
    A two vehicle accident on the Bypass near the Jefferson exit has slowed traffic a bit.More >>
  • Westtown Road to close partially for construction

    Westtown Road to close partially for construction

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-04-04 14:59:40 GMT
    Tuesday April 8 through Thursday April 10, and again on Monday April 14 thru Tuesday April 15,  from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Georgia Power Transmission Construction will be closing one lane in the 1800 BlockMore >>
    Tuesday April 8 through Thursday April 10, and again on Monday April 14 thru Tuesday April 15,  from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Georgia Power Transmission Construction will be closing one lane in the 1800 Block of Westtown Road near Industry Drive, to replace transmission power poles.More >>
  • Employers add 192K jobs; rate remains 6.7%

    Employers add 192K jobs; rate remains 6.7%

    Friday, April 4 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-04-04 13:04:55 GMT
    CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March in the latest sign that the economy is rebounding from a weak stretch brought on by a harshMore >>
    March's job gain nearly matches last year's average monthly total, suggesting that the job market has mostly recovered from the previous months' severe winter weather.More >>
  • One killed in Sumter Co. wreck

    One killed in Sumter Co. wreck

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:42:47 GMT
    The Georgia State Patrol says one person has died, and another person is injured in a one vehicle wreck. It happened on Georgia Highway 49 near Freeman Road around 12:19 pm today. There are no otherMore >>
    The Georgia State Patrol says one person has died, and another person is injured in a one vehicle wreck.More >>
  • Missing man returns home, found safe

    Missing man returns home, found safe

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-01 20:40:21 GMT
    Albany Police say a man reported missing Monday has returned and is safe. Officials said 72-year-old Bob Sheffield returned home Tuesday, after his family reported he was missing and has a heart condition. PoliceMore >>
    Albany Police say a man reported missing Monday has returned and is safe. Officials said 72-year-old Bob Sheffield returned home Tuesday, after his family reported he was missing and has a heart condition. PoliceMore >>
  • Dawson woman wins $10M prize

    Dawson woman wins $10M prize

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-01 18:42:44 GMT
    A Terrell County woman is celebrating a win from the Georgia Lottery. Angela Walden of Dawson won a $10 million top prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular. According to lottery officials, sheMore >>
    A Terrell County woman is celebrating a win from the Georgia Lottery. Angela Walden of Dawson won a $10 million top prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.More >>
  • Man with health issues is missing

    Man with health issues is missing

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-04-01 14:56:46 GMT
    Albany Police are asking for the public's assistance locating 72-year-old Bob Sheffield.   Family reported Sheffield missing, after he did not return to his Rude Street home Monday.  Sheffield is 5'8,More >>
    Albany Police are asking for the public's assistance locating 72-year-old Bob Sheffield. His family says he has a heart condition, and is possibly in the early stages of dementia.More >>
  • Wreck blocks US 19 south near Nelms Road

    Wreck blocks US 19 south

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-04-01 13:29:19 GMT
    A wreck has blocked the US 19 South near the Flash Foods & Nelms Dr. area We have a reporter on scene. We will continue to update you when more information becomes available  Copyright 2014 WALB.  AllMore >>
    Authorities on the scene say it appears that a pickup truck was headed south when a car pulled out in front of him, and the truck hit car in the rear.
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  • Car crashes through downtown building

    Car crashes through downtown building

    Monday, March 31 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-01 00:57:59 GMT
    A car has crashed into a building in downtown Albany.  Authorities say the vehicle struck the Anchor Finance Company on South Jackson Street. We are investigating and will have more information soon.     CopyrightMore >>
    Authorities say the vehicle struck the Anchor Finance Company on South Jackson Street.More >>
  • Power outages remain as wind, rain blows through Southwest Georgia

    Power outages remain as wind, rain blows through Southwest Georgia

    Saturday, March 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-03-29 13:56:01 GMT
    Crews across Southwest Georgia continued to pick up the pieces Saturday morning after high winds knocked out power to more than 1,000 customers Friday night. A report from Georgia Power showed peak outagesMore >>
    Crews across Southwest Georgia continued to pick up the pieces Saturday morning after high winds knocked out power to more than 1,000 customers Friday night.More >>
  • Sheriff announces ID theft probe

    Sheriff announces ID theft probe

    Friday, March 28 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-03-28 22:15:52 GMT
    The Dougherty Co. Sheriff's Office announced an on going investigation of a wide-ranging ID theft scheme happening in and around Albany, with one arrest so far. Captain Craig Dodd told reporters thatMore >>
    The Dougherty Co. Sheriff's Office announced an on going investigation of a wide-ranging ID theft scheme happening in and around Albany, with one arrest so far.More >>
  • Ashburn woman's jury hangs a second time

    Ashburn woman's jury hangs a second time

    Friday, March 28 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:40:25 GMT
    Paul Bowden with D. A.'s office confirmed that there was another hung jury in the case of Debra Pilkinton.   The vote was 11-1 to acquit Pilkinton in case of her husband's death.   He says a decisionMore >>
    There was another hung jury in the case of Debra Pilkinton.  The vote was 11-1 to acquit Pilkinton in case of her husband's death.More >>
  • Man dies at ethanol plant

    Man dies at ethanol plant

    Thursday, March 27 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-03-27 23:07:10 GMT
    Mitchell County Sheriff's investigators were called to the Southwest Georgia Ethanol Plant on Lewis B. Collins Road.
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    Mitchell County Sheriff's investigators were called to the Southwest Georgia Ethanol Plant on Lewis B. Collins Road.
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  • Five men indicted in Spurlock murder

    Five men indicted in Spurlock murder

    Thursday, March 27 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-03-27 20:55:15 GMT
    Demonta Price, his two brothers, and Anthony Jackson and Fredrico Kennedy have all been inducted in Albany for the December murder of James Spurlock. Demonta Price has been brought back to Albany fromMore >>
    Demonta Price, his two brothers, and Anthony Jackson and Fredrico Kennedy have all been indicted in Albany for the December murder of James Spurlock.More >>
  • Work will slow Bypass traffic

    Work will slow Bypass traffic

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-03-27 15:15:42 GMT
    East and westbound traffic will be hampered significantly this weekend so utility companies can remove overhead lines and install new ones. Traffic will be controlled by a pilot car and flaggers. MotoristsMore >>
    They will do the work from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday on the Liberty Expressway, east and west from Clark Avenue to Nottingham Way.More >>
  • Governor announces over 200 jobs in Bainbridge

    Governor announces over 200 jobs in Bainbridge

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-03-26 23:29:25 GMT
    Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Bainbridge Manufacturing LLC, a privately held automotive manufacturer, will invest $10 million into a new headquarters in Decatur County. The project will createMore >>
    Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Bainbridge Manufacturing LLC will invest $10 million as it relocates to a new headquarters in Decatur County.
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  • More than 100 officers sweep county in Operation FACT

    More than 100 officers sweep county in Operation FACT

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-03-26 23:28:59 GMT
    As many as 100 law enforcement officers from numerous agencies are spreading out across Dougherty County on a mission to serve hundreds of outstanding warrants on people in the area.  We expect more informationMore >>
    Over 100 law enforcement officers from numerous agencies are spreading out across Dougherty County this morning.More >>
  • Ambulance hits gas line in Albany

    Ambulance hits gas line in Albany

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-03-26 21:51:41 GMT
    Officials say a gas line has been shut off after an ambulance has hit it in Albany on a neighborhood road.
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    Officials say a gas line has been shut off after an ambulance has hit it in Albany on a neighborhood road.
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  • Grandmother hits $255K jackpot in Albany

    Grandmother hits $255K jackpot in Albany

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-03-25 18:57:18 GMT
    A recently retired grandmother has grabbed a Georgia Lottery jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5, Sunday. Margaret Rayburn of Albany was one of two winners to match all five numbers from the March 23 FantasyMore >>
    Margaret Rayburn of Albany was one of two winners to match all five numbers from the March 23 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning a $255,187 jackpot prize.More >>
  • Fitzgerald man wins $400K

    Fitzgerald man wins $400K

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-03-25 18:27:38 GMT
    A winning Georgia Lottery instant ticket worth $400,000 was sold in Fitzgerald last week. Foster's Fast Stop, located at 181 Dewey McGlamry Road, sold the instant ticket Cash Clover with a $400,000 topMore >>
    Foster's Fast Stop, located at 181 Dewey McGlamry Road, sold the instant ticket Cash Clover with a $400,000 top prize.More >>
  • Vehicle hits power pole

    Vehicle hits power pole

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-03-25 18:10:52 GMT
    A vehicle has struck a power pole on Old Leesburg Road, near Lovers Lane Road. We aren't sure about injuries yet, but are investigating. Avoid this area for the time being if you are driving. CopyrightMore >>
    A vehicle has struck a power pole on Old Leesburg Road, near Lovers Lane Road.More >>
  • Tifton man shot dead Sunday night

    Tifton man shot dead Sunday night

    Monday, March 24 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-03-24 20:32:56 GMT
    Tifton police detectives are trying to fin d out who killed  Sylvester Downs, 62, and why.  Downs was shot and killed Sunday night about 8:45 in an armed robbery. Officers responded to a shots fired callMore >>
    Tifton police detectives are trying to fin d out who killed  Sylvester Downs, 62, and why.  Downs was shot and killed Sunday night about 8:45 in an armed robbery.More >>
  • Airline says missing plane crashed

    Airline says missing plane crashed

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-03-24 14:25:27 GMT
    Malaysian Airlines says that Flight MH370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean. The airline told family members of passengers to assume that "none on board survived." Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rightsMore >>
    The A. P. reports that Chinese and Australian planes have spotted several objects in an area of the southern Indian Ocean identified by multiple satellite images as containing possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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  • Valdosta business man arrested for fraud

    Valdosta business man arrested for fraud

    Monday, March 24 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-03-24 13:17:37 GMT
    William Roy Garrett faces five felony counts of insurance fraud, after being arrested Thursday. The state estimates that Garrett defrauded the general contractor's insurance company out of $60,000 inMore >>
    William Roy Garrett faces five felony counts of insurance fraud, after being arrested Thursday. The state estimates that Garrett defrauded the general contractor's insurance company out of $60,000 in workers' compensation premiums.More >>
  • Police release names of married couple who died in Dougherty Co. crash

    Police release names of married couple who died in Dougherty Co. crash

    Friday, March 21 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-03-21 19:31:10 GMT
    Dougherty County Police have released the names of the couple who died in a crash Thursday morning.More >>
    Dougherty County Police have released the names of the couple who died in a crash Thursday morning.More >>
  • Brackets destroyed! Mercer dumps Duke

    Brackets destroyed! Mercer dumps Duke

    Friday, March 21 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-03-21 18:33:43 GMT
    The Mercer Bears from Macon, Georgia have staged one of  the biggest sports upset since Appalachian State beat Michigan in Ann Arbor in football. The Bears beat Duke  to  . Duke's mighty Blue DevilsMore >>
    The Mercer Bears from Macon, Georgia have staged one of  the biggest sports upset since Appalachian State beat Michigan in Ann Arbor in football. The Bears beat Duke 78  to 71.More >>
  • Man gets 10 months for hazardous chemicals

    Man gets 10 months for hazardous chemicals

    Thursday, March 20 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-03-20 20:34:50 GMT
    Robert Lewis, 42, of Atlanta, was sentenced in Macon Federal Court on Thursday,  to serve 10 months in federal prison for unlawful storage of hazardous waste.   Lewis entered a guilty plea to the chargesMore >>
    Robert Lewis was sentenced in Macon Federal Court on Thursday. Lewis had improperly stored hazardous waste, including highly flammable solvents and highly toxic cyanide wastes, in Rex, and at his home in Albany.More >>
  • Camilla man gets 27 years for drugs

    Camilla man gets 27 years for drugs

    Thursday, March 20 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-03-20 20:10:52 GMT
    Curtis Bernard Donaldson, 33, was sentenced to serve 27 years in prison for marijuana and cocaine distribution. He pled guilty last year, and was sentenced by Judge Sands in Albany yesterday.More >>
    Curtis Bernard Donaldson, 33, was sentenced to serve 27 years in prison for marijuana and cocaine distribution. He pled guilty last year, and was sentenced by Judge Sands in Albany yesterday.More >>
  • Former city commissioner arrested

    Former city commissioner arrested

    Thursday, March 20 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-03-20 18:47:50 GMT
    Former Ward 3 Albany  City Commissioner Christopher Glen Pike was arrested on a criminal trespass charge Tuesday, and booked into the Dougherty County jail.  He posted a $1,000 bond and was released theMore >>
    Former Ward 3 Albany City Commissioner Christopher Glen Pike was arrested on a criminal trespass charge Tuesday. He posted a $1,000 bond and was released the same day.More >>
  • Two charged in connection with shooting at Chehaw

    Two charged in connection with shooting at Chehaw

    Thursday, March 20 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-03-20 17:19:55 GMT
    Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting at Chehaw over the weekend.More >>
    Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting at Chehaw over the weekend.More >>
  • APD: Suspects identified from surveillance, charges not filed

    APD: Suspects identified from surveillance, charges not filed

    Thursday, March 20 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-03-20 17:08:47 GMT
    The Albany Police Department says it now knows the names of the three women they asked the public to help identify yesterday.More >>
    The Albany Police Department says it now knows the names of the three women they asked the public to help identify yesterday.More >>
  • Army general fined, reprimanded in sex case

    Army general fined, reprimanded in sex case

    Thursday, March 20 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-03-20 14:35:04 GMT
    MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - An army general avoided jail time and was reprimanded and fined a total of $20,000 for inappropriate relationships with three subordinatesMore >>
    Jeffrey Sinclair avoided jail time and was reprimanded and fined a total of $20,000 for inappropriate relationships with three subordinates in a closely watched court case. He smiled and hugged his two lawyers after the sentencing.More >>
  • Albany Police searching for shoplifting suspects caught on camera

    Albany Police search for shoplifting suspects caught on camera

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-03-20 02:37:09 GMT
    Albany Police want to identify the suspects seen in surveillance video that they say are connected to two shoplifting cases.More >>
    Albany Police want to identify the suspects seen in surveillance video that they say are connected to two shoplifting cases.More >>
  • Death of doctor's ex-wife ruled a homicide

    Death of doctor's ex-wife ruled a homicide

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-03-20 02:36:00 GMT
    The Medical Examiner of Leon County, FL has ruled the death of a Tallahassee woman as a homicide after reviewing autopsy results.More >>
    The Medical Examiner of Leon County, FL has ruled the death of a Tallahassee woman as a homicide after reviewing autopsy results.More >>
  • 'Big Fifty' sentenced to 30 years in cocaine distribution case

    'Big Fifty' sentenced to 30 years in cocaine distribution case

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-03-20 02:34:49 GMT
    Bobby Charles Taylor, aka "Big Fifty" of Leary, GA was sentenced Wednesday to serve 30 years imprisonment.More >>
    Bobby Charles Taylor, aka "Big Fifty" of Leary, GA was sentenced Wednesday to serve 30 years imprisonment.More >>
  • Sylvester PD warns of check scam

    Sylvester PD warns of check scam

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-03-19 20:45:30 GMT
    The Sylvester Police Department wants to warn citizens of a scam they have seen circulating in the area. Detectives say the crooks are trying to make people think they have a check waiting from WoodforestMore >>
    Detectives say the crooks are trying to make people think they have a check waiting from Woodforest National Bank.More >>
  • Grady School Bd. Chair resigns

    Grady School Bd. Chair resigns

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-03-19 19:54:43 GMT
    The Cairo Messenger reports that the head of the School Board in Cairo is leaving his spot immediately.No reason was given.Allen Jenkins' term expires at the end of the year.More >>
    The Cairo Messenger reports that the head of the School Board in Cairo is leaving his spot immediately.No reason was given.Allen Jenkins' term expires at the end of the year.More >>
  • Tobacco banned on public GA colleges

    Tobacco banned on public GA colleges

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-03-19 16:44:28 GMT
    The Georgia Board of Regents voted Wednesday to create a policy that will prohibit the use of all forms of tobacco products on property owned, leased, rented or in the possession of the University SystemMore >>
    The Georgia Board of Regents voted Wednesday to create a policy that will prohibit the use of all forms of tobacco products on property owned, leased, rented or in the possession of the University System of Georgia.More >>
  • Cairo man gets 80 years for sex crimes against children

    Cairo man gets 80 years for sex crimes against children

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-03-19 14:20:14 GMT
    Information from the South GA District D.A.'s Office-What started as a case investigated by the Department of Homeland Security ended in what is effectively a life sentence for sexual exploitation andMore >>
    What started as a case investigated by the Department of Homeland Security ended in what is effectively a life sentence for sexual exploitation and sexual assault for a repeat sexual predator in Grady County.More >>
  • Emergency road closure in Lowndes Co., drivers urged to use caution

    Emergency road closure in Lowndes Co., drivers urged to use caution

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:20:45 GMT
    Officials in Lowndes County announced an emergency closure of Old Lake Park Road, CR 1 from the intersection of Johnston Road to Zipperer Road due to water over the road.More >>
    Officials in Lowndes County announced an emergency closure of Old Lake Park Road, CR 1 from the intersection of Johnston Road to Zipperer Road due to water over the road.More >>
  • Tift Co.'s Grimes is Farmer of the Year

    Tift Co.'s Grimes is Farmer of the Year

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:02:09 GMT
    Philip Grimes of Tift County has been named Georgia's Farmer of the Year, in recognition of his innovative approach to maximizing production on his farm while prioritizing land conservation and farm legacy.More >>
    Philip Grimes of Tift County has been named Georgia's Farmer of the Year, in recognition of his innovative approach to maximizing production on his farm while prioritizing land conservation and farm legacy.More >>
  • Record settlement in South Georgia Tech fountain death

    Record settlement in South Georgia Tech fountain death

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-03-18 20:17:22 GMT
    A record lawsuit settlement in the death of a South Georgia Tech student, electrocuted in 2012 in the South Georgia Technical College fountain. The state of Georgia will pay $1.4-million to settle theMore >>
    The state of Georgia will pay $1.4 million dollars for the electrocution of 18 year Adriana Rhine in the South Georgia Tech fountain.More >>
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  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>
  • Manhole overflowing at Lenox Dr. and W. Oglethrope

    Manhole overflowing at Lenox Dr. and W. Oglethrope

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:24:01 GMT
    Be careful if your traveling near the intersection of Lennox Drive and West Oglethrope Ave. A manhole is overflowing releasing nearly 25 gallons of water a minute. City officials says the undergroundMore >>
    Be careful if your traveling near the intersection of Lennox Drive and West Oglethrope Ave. A manhole is overflowing releasing nearly 25 gallons of water a minute. More >>
  • NAACP holds rib dinner

    NAACP holds rib dinner

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:30:16 GMT
    The Albany-Dougherty County NAACP is giving back to the community through food.   They sold $6 rib plates to the public at their headquarters on North Magnolia Street. The NAACP's Vice President and DoughertyMore >>
    The Albany-Dougherty County NAACP is giving back to the community through food.   They sold $6 rib plates to the public at their headquarters on North Magnolia Street. The NAACP's Vice President and DoughertyMore >>
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