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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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
November 21, 2006
Albany -- The Monday AM bank robbery that still isn't solved unnerved some city commissioners. First thing Tuesday, they questioned police about the city's safety. But a top cop says in spite of higher crime and fewer officers on the streets, Albany is safe.
Aggravated assault, a carjacking, even a bank robbery. Crimes you may expect in a large city? But Albany, all within a week?
"We're a very safe city," said Albany Police Major Bobby Hooper. "Like I made reference to, you look at any of the newspapers in Georgia, and they have as much or more crime going on than what we do. Our city is very, very safe."
But very bad crimes have made city commissioners uneasy. Major Bobby Hooper tried to put those fears to rest. "Albany is very safe. We're getting our numbers back up on patrol so we do have more officers on the street."
More officers out, because more officers have been added on to the force. Twenty new recruits were just hired and will start the police academy in January, reducing the amount of vacancies from about 40 to only 15.
"Our numbers are up dramatically from what they were this time last year, so we're able to have more officers out there on the street." Good news, because they'll be needed. More criminals will be hitting the streets as well.
"Crime traditionally takes an upward spike at this time of year. Robberies, thefts, because of the holiday season." And remember, even with a full staff, APD can't place an officer on every corner, so they're asking for your help.
"Any situation, be it information about a bank robbery, or loud music, or no matter what the problem is, pick up the phone and call police," Hooper said. Because the more people there are fighting crime, the safer this city will be.
Major Hooper says neighborhood watch groups have also helped deter crime in Albany, and encourages areas without an established program to contact APD to find out how to start one.