Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
June 1, 2005
Valdosta - Lt. Keith Anderson processes most all crime scene evidence at the Valdosta Police Department. "I do fingerprinting, video tape enhancement, ballistics, drug analysis," said Anderson.
And he does in all inside a small, cramped room. "We're very crowded, we share this room with property evidence and the lab all together in one room," said Anderson.
But not for long. The V.P.D. is joining forces with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office to form a new, high-tech crime lab of their own. "We'll be sharing some of the county's equipment that we don't have and vice versa, so working together, we'll be able to solve a lot more crimes," said Anderson.
The new crime lab will be located at the old McCranie building on Ashley Street. It's the same size as the entire police department, but all of this space will be used strictly for crime investigation. "Our goal is to eventually do everything but DNA at our crime lab here," said Anderson.
Now both agencies rely on G.B.I. crime labs for the bulk of their crime scene analysis, but because of state budget cuts and the backlog of cases, it can take a long time to process all the evidence. "Its not unheard of to wait three to six months, maybe even longer for some evidence processing," said Captain Brian Childress.
Investigators eventually want to open up the crime lab to help other law enforcement agencies around South Georgia and North Florida. "We're also looking at the possibility of having an area inside the crime lab where we can bring in deceased bodies which is a little different than what we're doing now," said Childress.
So they can solve crimes faster, and put criminals where they belong.
Investigators hope to start working out of the new crime lab by the fall of 2006.