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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
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Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Thieves are stealing them from mailboxes in Albany and Dougherty County, washing them, and cashing them for thousands of dollars
Thieves changed a check written for $103 to a $9,243 check and then cashed it at a liquor store. Dougherty County Police say the master mind behind the ring is 37-year-old Willie Bob Stevens.
They issued two warrants for his arrest and want your help to find him. They also want people who receive government checks to secure their mailboxes.
"We want to advise them to get a direct deposit if they can," said Dougherty County Police Capt. James Sexton. "I know a lot of folks, lower income folks don't have checking accounts, or bank accounts but to get a locking mailbox or a PO Box."
Albany Police also issued warrants for Stevens cousin 38-year-old Alfreda Shelton. They say she helped Stevens secure people to cash the forged checks.
So far, police have found seven victims. They think there are more. If you expected a government check and didn't receive it, you should call the post office or police to report it missing.
The Dougherty County Sheriff's office has arrested one person for cashing a forged check for $900 but refuses to release the suspect's name, even though that is public information.