Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
December 24, 2002
A tornado watcher spotted a twister in Northwest Albany at nine Christmas Eve morning. That's where most of the Dougherty County damage is.
Ten homes and an apartment complex were damaged, with one person suffering minor injuries. One homeowner we spoke to says the winds from the storm where some of the worst he has ever seen.
Down the street from WALB's Stuart Avenue studios, a tree was knocked down by the strong winds. Across Northwest Albany, other trees were downed from the storm.
"I heard a snap, could here the wind, it was already howling but got louder and the tree topped off and fell across the road and brushed my truck." In an alleyway near Russell Cates' home off Kennilworth Drive, tree limbs fell into power lines, cutting off electricity for surrounding homes.
A portion of the 2000 block of Robinhood Road flooded. A block down, a tree went through the roof of a home, next door a large tree splintered into bits. On Chapman Drive, just off Westgate, a pine tree in the back yard fell onto the roof of another home.
Farther up Westgate, off Westwood Drive, a trampoline was carried by the winds and flipped over, and tree limbs were down all along the street.
On Byron Plantation Road, strong winds tore down this tree, hitting power lines and falling onto the roof of this home. "I looked out the window and saw a bunch of sparks thought lightening striking, a tree hit the lines sparking up."
There are power outages in most of Northwest Albany and in scattered areas across the city. Water Gas and Light has been working since early this morning restoring power.