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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
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Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
November 22, 2004
Albany- Holiday shopping has already started, but a Monday night at the mall doesn't compare to what it will be like on Friday.
Most of the time you're safe when you're out shopping.
"But then you also have the criminal element looking for victims to commit crimes against," said Lt. Kenn Singleton with the Albany Police Department.
No one wants to be a victim, so there are things you can do to keep yourself from looking like an easy target. And that starts with trying not to shop till you drop.
"When you get tired, that's when you let your guard down. The criminal element is looking for that," Singleton said.
So don't carry too many packages, try to avoid shopping alone and put your packages in the trunk or out of sight. And guard your methods of payments. Crooks can use technology, like camera phones, to get your credit card and banking account numbers.
"A lot of times we get caught up in the holiday festivities and we have a tendency to let our guards down and that's what the criminal element is looking for. You want to make sure you're aware of what's going on around you at all times."