October 25, 2006
Albany - An Albany Police officer is charged with child molestation.
The seven year veteran was indicted Wednesday morning and is now suspended without pay.
Forty-three year old Benny Tatum is also charged with sexual battery and violating his oath of office.
Tatum was scheduled to work tonight, but will now have to report to jail.
A jury convicted a Crisp County man on two counts of child molestation Friday. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for Hermenegildo Virgil Friday.
The holiday season has arrived and Dougherty County leaders want people to be more safe than ever.
Saturday morning, a few extra paws joined runners at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. Racers and supporters alike showed their passion for supporting veterans this morning.
Troopers with the Georgia state patrol responded to a fatal crash in Coffee County around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Three people are behind bars in the Dougherty County Jail for their part in a shooting at Albany State University.