Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
May 1, 2003
Dougherty County-- The widow of an Albany man shot and killed by police says her husband only called 911 to get help. “The law had no reason to come here. He was reaching out for help." But police did show up and B. C. Takach was shot in his own kitchen.
As his family gathers around his bullet-riddled kitchen, they are still trying to figure out how this kind, gentle man ended up dead on the floor.
A 37-second phone call that changed Cindy Takash's life. "He had called 911 for help," says Cindy Takach.
Monday night, her husband, B.C. Takash, had an alcoholic relapse. He told his wife he needed help and planned to get it. So he called 911. When the call ended, B.C. Takach returned to the bedroom and laid down with his wife.
A little while later, there was a knock on the door. "When I opened the door, three officers were standing there. I said, "What are you doing here?'" said Cindy Takach.
"Then, I told them to wait right there." But the officers followed her inside. Hearing voices in his home, B. C. Takach picked up his small pistol and then came face to face with the officers.
Seconds later, two of the three officers opened fire. Six bullets from two nine millimeter pistols flew through the kitchen. One of them hit B.C. Takach in the chest. "When I walked out, he was lying in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor," said Takach.
The question that haunts Cindy Takach. Why did the officers go inside her home? "They burst in and shot him. They fired six shots in my house. No law had been called. You heard the tape. He called the Betty Ford Center," she said.
And the 911 tape raises the question why did the police go to the house to begin with? That's because the 911 operator you heard on the tape called Dougherty County Police and said an intoxicated man had called 911 and they should check on him.
Who could predict the officers she sent to make sure he was okay would end up killing him?
The police defend their actions, saying Takach pointed the gun at them. His widow says he wouldn't have fired. "My husband never harmed anybody." Cindy Takach says her husband loved computers and playing the guitar.
The retired Sears salesman will be laid to rest tomorrow.