Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
August 17, 2006
Albany -- All this crime in Albany is translating into dollars for security companies. With burglaries up 50 percent in Northwest Albany alone, the demand for burglar alarms is skyrocketing.
Installers for Central Monitoring put a new security alarm system in Katz Beauty Salon on Haley Street. Kathleen Holloman said "I had a break in once, and rocks thrown into three windows recently."
Holloman says break-ins and burglaries have her nervous, so she thought an alarm system was a good idea.
Nearby building owner Dan Dickson is again boarding up a vacant house on Pine Avenue that has been vandalized, but this time he is also having an alarm system installed. Building owner Dan Dickson said "A lot of homeless keep breaking in, and this area has a lot of problems with gangs going in."
Central Monitoring says their installation of alarm systems is up 80 percent over their average. Sales manager Kevin Hogencamp said "Crime is the on the increases in Albany, and it's a concern. Businesses and individuals are finding security systems to be a relatively inexpensive way of protecting their families and their homes."
Hogencamp said many of their customers have seen crime reported right down the street, and are looking for peace of mind. Crime experts say that most crooks will pass by a house with an alarm sign. Hogencamp said "All of our customers are asking for signs. They want it in the front of the home and the back of the home."
Crime is up, especially in Northwest Albany, and Hogencamp says they have so many new customers Central Monitoring is having to hire more people. Hogencamp said "we are in the market for extra technicians right now."
Security alarm companies growing along with Albany crime numbers. Hogencamp said many of their new customers say they are concerned by the increase in Albany crime.