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Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
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Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Three men with guns burst into a house on Meadow Drive near Turner Field Road.
A 12-year-old who was home from school on suspension told his mother the men wore masks and had shotguns. He described three black men, with thin builds, one wearing blue jean overalls.
He said they trashed the home, broke mirrors and laptops, but didn't take anything.
A window at the home was broken Monday. When the homeowner Mary Mathis arrived she was visible shaken. She stood on her front lawn with her face in her hands, visibly upset.
She didn't want to talk with us on camera.
Neighbors say they're worried their home will be next. "If they're doing this house, after a while they're going to start doing all of these houses," said Neighbor Eddie Walker.
"They came and shot in that house ladies house on night right there, the neighbor right there and it's been one thing after another out here," said Walker. "Kids, they're walking up and down the street all day long out and I don't know where their parents are..."
The little boy told police the suspects were driving a gray Oldsmobile Cutlass.
Albany Police say they have stepped up patrols in several neighborhoods where they've had home invasions and other violence.
Anyone with information is urged to call Albany Police or Crimestoppers at 229-436-TIPS.
So, what can you do to protect yourself from home invasion?
Home invasion is a growing crime in which criminals force their way into homes, while the residents are there, in order to commit other crimes, like burglary or rape.
Because the home is supposed to be a safe place for those who live there, home invasion is frightening and emotionally scarring. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can protect yourself from home invasion.
There are several home protection components available for purchases that are effective at protecting your home. For increased security, use a combination of Motion-sensitive outdoor lighting, Alarms, and Cameras.