Thursday, May 23 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:54:34 GMT
A Dougherty County rape crisis center hopes to raise $15,000 at a tasty event Thursday night at the Merry Acres Event Center. The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victimsMore >>
The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victims and roughly 150 adults every year. About two hundred people are expected to show up for the fourth annual 'Farm to Fork' Fundraiser.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany Police are looking for five men who ambushed and robbed a group of Hispanics at an east Albany mobile home park.
It's the latest in a string of crime against Hispanics. Albany Police believe Hispanics are often targeted. Since late October there have been at least a dozen targeted crimes against Hispanics. And the spike in crime includes everything from aggravated assaults, to robberies by snatching, to armed robbery like the one that took place Saturday night.
Police say five men dressed in black clothing approached six Hispanic men at lot 27 in the Dunes Mobile Home Park on Dunes Avenue Saturday night. At least two of the robbers had handguns and they demanded money from the six men.
No one was shot but we're told three of the victims were injured during the robbery and treated by emergency responders. Back in December a Hispanic teenager was shot in the stomach during an attempted robbery at the same mobile home park.
Also in December two Hispanic men were beaten and robbed in the 700 block of Moultrie Road. And on Adams Street a man was beaten and robbed as he and his family put up Christmas lights. Then later his house was shot up as retaliation.
And in February, two men were robbed as they were doing work on a car on Mobile Avenue. Surveillance video of the suspected robbers at the ANS store down the street shows them making a purchase just minutes before the robbery. Police are still looking for them.
In January APD held a town hall meeting to discuss the increase in Hispanic targeted crime. During that meeting they talked about how rapidly the Hispanic community is growing in Albany and how language barriers are a big issue. They want to build partnerships with community organizers and develop Spanish classes for law enforcers and emergency workers so Hispanics feel safer and more comfortable reporting crime.
Call Albany Crime stoppers at 436-TIPS with information on any of the recent crime.