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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
December 3, 2004
Albany -A video from a Lee County Sheriff's car last night shows them involved in a high speed chase. The men being chased were Maceo Hayes and Ronnie James, both suspected of dealing Crack Cocaine. Chief Dennis Parker with the Lee Couty Sheriff's department explains"They were pursued into Albany," where the Albany Police department would not assist in the chase.
"It did not meet our criteria for being involved in a pursuit," said Albany Police Department Lt. Tracey Barnes, but as the criminals got farther into the city of Albany without the help of the police department, Lee County Sheriffs deputies pulled up to the area of 7th and Jefferson street to find the suspects abanonded their car, and fled on foot. Parker says "Our policy is that we would assist them in a pursuit if they came into our county."
Albany police are reluctant to say when they will or won't get into high speed pursuits not wanting to give that information to would be criminals who decide to flee. What they do say is in certain more serious crimes, they will pursue fleeing suspects. Although their policies are different, both agree "The big picture is to protect the citizens," said Parker.
Their policies are designed to protect citizens, but possibly create a loop hole for criminals.
A-P-D says their chase policy stems from a desire to avoid injuries to pedestrians and other drivers.