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The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
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How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongingsMore >>
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongings and pets that were lost during the storm More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Following Saturday night's deadly hit and run on West Olgethorpe Boulevard, WALB investigated the issue. It's an area known for accidents. In fact since May of last year, three people have been struck by cars. Two of them, including Saturday's victim died.
Less than six months after a car hit two pedestrians at 400 West Olgethorpe, two cars hit and killed another man on the same block Saturday.
Chantel Williams, Manager at Church's Chicken, has frequently seen wrecks near the intersection of West Olgethorpe Boulevard and Jefferson Street. She says people also disregard the crosswalks.
"Mostly they cross in the middle of the road and not the crosswalk," Williams said. "Cars are driving so fast too."
Albany Police say fatalities stem from people who cross the road where they want instead of where they should- that's the marked lines. Albany's Traffic Division urges people to stop
Officers say if people pay close attention to the crosswalk and drivers exercise caution, many more lives will be spared from here on out.
QunDez Carter was riding his bike across the street where Roosevelt Coley was hit Saturday night. I asked him why it's important to use the crosswalk.
"So I don't get hit by a car," Carter said. " Incase a drunk driver runs the light and causes confusion I don't want to get hit by a car."
Last May another Albany man was hit and killed riding his bike just two blocks down on the 200 block of West Olgethorpe.
That's where Duane Cartwright says he tries to use the crosswalk but doesn't like waiting for the light.
" I try there first and if I get a red light I'll cross here," Cartwright said. "I know it's dangerous but I don't want to wait."
Police say patience and obeying the warning signs of danger is the smartest move anyone can make.
Georgia state law says people who don't use crosswalks when available can face misdemeanor charges depending on what the judge decides