Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:02:02 GMT
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD is budgeted for 214 officers, and right now is about 20 officers short of that level, andMore >>
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD offers the training program for people who do not already have POST certification. Starting salary for a rookie officer is over $33,000 annually.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:55 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:55:33 GMT
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights. City attorney Nathan Davis announced that the city had accepted a deed and $110,000More >>
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:52:29 GMT
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits. He said that two people brokeMore >>
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:44:53 GMT
Animal shelters and organizations across Georgia are getting a boost from grants totaling $125,000. Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday.More >>
Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday that the Spay and Neuter grants will be split between 19 recipients as part of the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:35 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:35:43 GMT
Just before 1:30 Wednesday morning, Officers from the Valdosta Police Department responded to a noise complaint at the Grove Apartment Complex at 2201 Baytree Road. They heard gunshots, and found AricMore >>
Just before 1:30 Wednesday morning, Officers from the Valdosta Police Department responded to a noise complaint at the Grove Apartment Complex at 2201 Baytree Road.More >>
July 1, 2006
Albany - - The countdown to Indpendence Day has beguna nd many of you are taking to the road to enjoy the holiday. But are you taking the necessary safety precautions to avoid a tragedy?
Throughout the state, law enforcement expect their will be over 1,000 injuries and about 23 deaths. There were 24 traffic related deaths last year. Simply put, you just need to watch how you drive.
Joe and Debbie Blanton are like many couples this weekend. They're taking a little getaway.
"We're fixing to head out on our first vacation in 17 years by our self," says Joe Blanton.
Leaving for a few days this 4th of July weekend and they're driving a few hours to get there.
"The last time I was on the interestate there I had about 3 crazy people try to drive me off the road."
There may be a lot more quote "crazy people". Law enforcement predict over 2,000 people driving in Georgia will crash on the road and if you're thinking about speeding...think again.
"Slow down. 80 mph, 55 mph, you're not going to get that much faster, you're just going to get yourself hurt, somebody else hurt," says Scott McClure with Georgia State Patrol.
He says officers are out in force, if you haven't already noticed. One of the biggest things they're looking for...driving under the influence. McClure suggests finding a designated driver who can live up to the responsibility.
"Make sure while you're out that they are not drinking. We've had situations where supposedly theyre the designated driver and theyre the one we end up taking to jail."
The Blantons are taking all the right precautions. They're leaving a day earlier than they have to, in order to avoid what they call the "crazy people".
"This is our first vacation with just the two. We've always enjoye dour trips but this one is kind of special...looking forward to it," says Debbie Blanton.
Trooper McClure says no one in his agency is off of work this weekend. So with extra law enforcement out, it means you're more likely to be pulled over if you're caught doing something you shouldn't be.
If you're driving for the holiday, make sure you check your car fluids and tires because if you break down on the road, it may be harder to get help with so much traffic.